PC SkiGal: Park City’s Sundance Transformation

PC SkiGal: Park City’s Sundance Transformation

Virtual Reality is fast-becoming an important player in the world of creative filmmaking. (Sundance Film Festival/Facebook)

It’s begun. The Sundance storm nearly rivals the actual Snowmaggedon that this ski hamlet has felt for the past month and continues to experience. Park City is bracing themselves- $100 parking lots and all- for the flood of People in Black. We are a mere day away from the extravagant parties and film premieres, the branding and “activations”.

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New Transportation Options Get You To Wachusett, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

New Transportation Options Get You To Wachusett, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

Bay Area-based company Chariot will provide free transit services within Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows neighborhoods

Getting to the slopes in Massachusetts and California this season just got easier with new programs at Wachusett and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows that utilize ride-hailing apps to get you to the snow without having to drive your car.

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It’s All About The Kids At These U.S. Resorts

It’s All About The Kids At These U.S. Resorts

California kids enjoy programs just for them at Snow Summit and Bear Mountain. (Snow Summit/Facebook)

Parents always want to find a safe, entertaining activity for their children before they head off to find the powder or hit the bumps.

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PCSkiGal: How To Sundance

PCSkiGal: How To Sundance

Egyptian Theatre Marquee. (Sundance Institute/Jill Oreschel)

My parents called tonight. They're coming to Sundance. I choked a bit. I've lived in Park City since 1990 and this is a first. "Are you sure?" I queried. "Sundance is a zoo. There's no parking, all of the restaurants are booked, it's even more expensive around here than normal, the tickets are probably sold out…" Was there a Beginners Guide To Sundance out there anywhere?

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Resort GMs Across U.S. Name Favorite Trail

Resort GMs Across U.S. Name Favorite Trail

Ropes are dropping on trails from California to Maine as snowstorms and snowmaking weather offer up one of the best starts to a winter in recent memory. As your options open up, mountain general managers from across the country shared with SnoCountry.com their not-to-miss routes for fun on the hill.

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Resolve To Ring In The New Year At A Mountain Resort

Resolve To Ring In The New Year At A Mountain Resort

It's party time on the shores of Lake Tahoe at Heavenly Valley on New Year's Eve. (TahoeSouth/Facebook)

The annual celebration of the new year at a ski and snowboard resort signals that the season is in full swing – and looking forward to tons of snow in the coming months.

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Flagstaff To Albuquerque: Explore A Trio Of I-40 Resorts

Flagstaff To Albuquerque: Explore A Trio Of I-40 Resorts

The Sandia Tramway offers a different way to get to the skiing and riding. (Sandia Tramway/Facebook)

Interstate 40 is the main thoroughfare between Flagstaff and Albuquerque – and its also the route to a trio of lesser-known skiing and riding resorts along the southernmost tier of the Rocky Mountains.

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Find terrain for everyone in the family at Jackson Hole. (JHMR)

With winter about to start in earnest, now is the time to check the SnoCountry snow reports and book a mountain retreat. With so many great options out there, here’s a few of SnoCountry.com’s favorite holiday getaways:

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Insider's Guide To Okemo Mountain Resort

Insider's Guide To Okemo Mountain Resort

Okemo's Sunburst Six makes riding the lift a pleasure. (Okemo)

Vermont's Okemo is all about making it easy and comfortable to be out having fun in the snow. The Sunburst Six and Quantum Four signature-orange bubble lifts make getting to the top of the mountain a pleasure. And to load the lift, glide through special gates equipped with RFID readers that can be stowed safely inside jackets or pants pockets.

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Insider’s Guide: Copper Mountain Resort

Insider’s Guide: Copper Mountain Resort

All three base areas at Copper are never far from the lifts (Copper/Facebook)

If there ever was a mountain created for downhill skiing and riding, it’s Copper Mountain. Nestled among 13,000-plus foot peaks just off the Continental Divide, Copper sits in a snow alley right along I-70 about 1-1/2 hour drive from Denver.

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Ski Vacation Travel Checklist

Ski Vacation Travel Checklist

There is no additional charge for ski and snowboard equipment on JetBlue. (JetBlue photo)

When planning for your skiing vacation you want it to go as smoothly as your runs down the slopes. Make sure your gear is transported in one piece and have a blast exploring the slopes by following this pre-trip guide:

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New York's Premier Family Ski Spot is Closer Than You Think

New York's Premier Family Ski Spot is Closer Than You Think

New York's Hunter Mountain is just two hours away from the Big Apple (Hunter Mountain photo)

Join the generations of poets, writers and painters that have been inspired by the beauty of the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. In the rolling mountains where Rip Van Winkle slept, you’ll find some of New York’s best winter experiences conveniently located just two hours north of New York City and thirty minutes south of Albany. Whether you want to challenge yourself on the slopes, teach your kids the basics, or settle down in a country inn, here’s how to experience winter in the Great Northern Catskills at its finest…

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10 Ways To Make Your First Ski Trip Easier

10 Ways To Make Your First Ski Trip Easier

So you’ve vowed that this year you will finally drag yourself or your kids out on skis for the first time. Skiing can be a lot of fun and is good exercise even as you are first starting out. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed as the day approaches, here’s how to make your first time on skis fun, low-stress and safe: 

 

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How To Ski Or Snowboard Without Ruining Everyone Else's Day

How To Ski Or Snowboard Without Ruining Everyone Else's Day

You’re smoking on the chairlift, dropping F-bombs and poking people with your gear. It’s time to get it under control before your ticket is revoked or other skiers take matters into their own hands. It turns out there are a lot of common-sense ways to stay safe and keep the slopes comfortable for skiers of all abilities. Here’s the behavior you should probably skip:

 

 

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East Coast Skiing: Six States, Six Great Places To Hit The Slopes

East Coast Skiing: Six States, Six Great Places To Hit The Slopes

Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort is one of the premier ski destinations in the region. (Stowe Photo)

 

From coast to coast, skiers have access to almost unlimited options throughout the United States for indulging their snowy ambitions. While the states of the mountainous West often grab the winter tourism headlines, the East Coast offers a unique skiing experience of its own.

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