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The partnership that owns Purgatory and Arizona Snowbowl has extended its reach into Utah with the purchase of Nordic Valley in the northern Wasatch Mountains. In a recent announcement, Durango businessman James Coleman and Mountain Capital Partne ...

A late-night fire at the Warm Springs Day Lodge at Sun Valley has caused heavy damage to the 25-year-old base lodge, but no one was inside at the time of the blaze as the resort closed four days prior. Firefighters from surrounding communities rus ...

Catchin' the corn is springtime ritual. (Squaw Valley/Facebook) Like many regions in the West, skiers and riders had to wait until March before all the trails and slopes were open. In California, a trio of resorts hope they can make it last as long ...

More tree skiing if plan gets approved. (Aspen-Snowmass/Facebook) No mountain in the West is known its steeps more than Aspen Mountain. Now, the resort wants to add more precipitous terrain off its summit. Plans are in to the U.S. Forest Service ...

On-mountain eating welcomes Taco Beast mobile taco truck. (Steamboat/Facebook) Ever got a sudden hunger pang while skiing or riding, but the snow was too good to waste time in the cafeteria line? Or you are far from the nearest on-mountain eatery? ...

High Meadow teaching area to get new lift. (Park City Mountain/Facebook) At Park City Mountain, the ropes will go up shortly and the lifts will fall silent. But the summer promises to be bustling as Vail Resorts commits to major upgrades at the mass ...

Andy Dennison updated blog post Insider's Guide To Winter Park in News 4 weeks ago

Bowls galore for cornice jumping. (Winter Park/Facebook) Winter Park typically stays open longer than all but two Colorado resorts. This season, closing is set for April 22, rivaled only by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland. Opened in 1939 with two rop ...

Cinco de Mayo atop Snowbird. (Snowbird/Facebook) This time of year, the snow is melting and bare ground begins to show. But the spring ritual of skiing and riding under a warm sun and on moist, soft snow is a fitting close to any ski and snowboardin ...

Single chair alive and well at Mad River. (Mad River Glen/Facebook) Since the beginning, ski area operators have experimented with how to best get people up a hill. That innovative spirit lives on, as new types of lifts go up, but the old way is sti ...

Andy Dennison updated blog post Insider’s Guide To Kirkwood in News 1 month ago

Above compact base area, mountain spreads out. (Kirkwood/Facebook) Though less than an hour from the glitz and glamor of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort couldn’t be a more unlikely neighbor. Stuffed up at the head of a box canyon, the mou ...

Epic Pass expands your horizons. (Epic Pass/Facebook) The initial price of $899 is the same, but there’s plenty to choose from as the major multi-resort players put their best face forward in the season pass wars. The new Ikon Pass from Alterra ...

More carving at Winter Park with new gondola. (Winter Park/Facebook) Winter Park Resort has announced that it will replace the mountain’s workhorse Zephyr Express chairlift with a gondola – a move aimed to upgrade the mountain’s infrastructure and t ...

Power Pass begins at Purgatory. (Purgatory/Facebook) Multi-resort season passes mostly cross state lines, even national borders. So the southern-tier Power Pass that just went on sale for next season stands out because of its distinct regional ...

Gathering for final run down High Rustler. (Alta/Facebook) The coming of spring is a bittersweet time for skiers and riders. But it’s also time to party hearty at a plethora of spring festivals and fun dots the calendar during the final weeks of the ...

Copper to cut season pass price for next season. (Copper Mountain/Facebook) The season pass battles are officially on for 2018-2019, and Copper Mountain has fired its salvo with an early-season pass priced about 25 percent lower than this season's t ...

 
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