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Looking For Great Lakes Zipline Tours? Head To Boyne Country

Boyne hipline

Zipline tours are popular pursuits at ski resorts along the east coast and in the western mountains, but around the Great Lakes not so much.  You need to head to Michigan’s Boyne Country to find the Heartland’s only multiple zipline tours.  

 

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Powder Alliance Pass Program Crosses Border; BC's Silver Star Added

Silver Star

One of the widest reaching of the relatively new multi-resort passes — the Powder Alliance — has jumped the border into Canada, adding British Columbia's Silver Star to its list of western U.S. participants.

 

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Colorado's A-Basin Wraps Up 2013-14 Season Sunday

A-Basin

Eight months after kicking off Colorado’s record-breaking 2013-14 ski and ride season, Arapahoe Basin will operate for one final weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 20-22) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

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Montana’s Whitefish, Big Sky Resorts Offer Easy Access To National Parks

Yellowstone geysers

Summer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a pair of trendy Montana resorts.

 

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Colorado Sets Record; 12.5 Million Hit The Slopes

Aspen

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, the best season on record in the state. Colorado was up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. This report is courtesy of our partners, Mountain i Journals and was written by Allen Harvey.

 

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New Outdoor Adventures At Crystal Mountain, Mich. This Summer; Ropes, Zip, More

Ropes course at Crystal Mt.

Considered one of the Heartland’s top family resorts, Michigan’s Crystal Mountain is adding several new outdoor adventures this summer that will appeal to all family members.

 

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Vermont Ski Areas Celebrate ‘Steller Season’ — 4.5 Million Visits

Jay Peak powder day

Vermont’s resorts celebrated a stellar season at the Vermont Ski Areas Association annual meeting at Killington Resort. There were 4,503,269 skier and rider visits, nearly identical to last year’s near-record numbers.

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Shanty Creek, Hidden Valley, Mt. Holiday Summer Projects Underway

Hidden Valley MO adds new chair

Summer has barely started in the Heartland, but a trio of ski resorts already has projects underway to enhance skiing and riding conditions next winter. There are also some new summer offerings. 

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A-Basin Extends To ‘Summer Season’ -- 3 Weekends In June

A Basin

Not ready to pack it in yet? No need. Arapahoe Basin, Colo. will once again extend skiing and riding – this time for three weekends in June – into the “summer season.’

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Okemo To Host Vermont Symphony Orchestra June 27

VSO at Okemo

The baton drops on the Vermont Symphony Orchestra 2014 Summer Festival Tour at the Jackson Gore Inn at Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, Friday, June 27. This will be the orchestra’s fourth appearance at Okemo.

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Major Overhaul Set For Wildcat Snowmaking; Miles Of New Pipe, Guns

Wildcat snowmaking expansionMajor improvements to the snowmaking plant at New Hampshire's Wildcat Mountain are expected to “dramatically improve the snowmaking efficiency and output of New England’s only ski area entirely situated within National Forest Service land.”
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Aspen Mountain Re-Opens For Spring Skiing Memorial Day Weekend

Aspen Spring Skiing

Thanks to a number of spring storms and a deep snow pack on Ajax Mountain, Aspen is spinning the lifts for skiing and snowboarding Memorial Day Weekend. 

 

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Pats Peak To Host Mountain Bike Festival June 14-15

2013 Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival (patspeak.com)

Pats Peak Ski Area in Henniker, N.H., is the site of the 13th annual Mountain Bike Festival June 14-15, 2014. Riders from all over New England will be participating.

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Adventure Park, Skyride, Events Highlight Mt. Sunapee Summer/Fall Season

Mt. Sunapee Adventure Park

New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Resort is set for a full summer and fall activity and event schedule. 

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Spring Skiing From Coast To Coast This Weekend

Mammoth Mountain

The spring skiing and riding season rolls on with eight areas turning lifts this weekend.

 

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Loon Mt. Summer Season Opens Memorial Day Weekend; Family Activities

Loon Mt. spring on the Pemi

Summer begins for Loon Mt. in Lincoln, N.H. Memorial Day Weekend, and continues weekends through June 15 when daily operations begin.

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Arapahoe Basin Extending Ski And Ride Season Through June 8

A Basin Extends Season

After receiving two feet of snow out of the latest spring storm to hit the Rockies, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will extend Colorado’s 2013-14 ski and ride season through at least the first week of June. 

 

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Young Bear Can’t Get Enough Of Heavenly’s Good Life

Heavenly the Bear

News reports out of Lake Tahoe, Calif. tell of a year-old black bear who can’t seem to keep himself away from life at Heavenly Ski Resort. Now he’s headed to an animal sanctuary or zoo.

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Utah Symphony Returns To Deer Valley; Texas Tenors, Kenny Rogers, More

Deer Valley Summer Concerts

2014 marks the 11th year the Utah Symphony has made Deer Valley Resort their summer home at the Deer Valley Music Festival. Concerts begin July 4 featuring the Texas Tenors and end Aug. 9 with the Ben Folds Orchestral Experience. 

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Terrain To Increase At Camden, Maine; Events Set In Mid Atlantic

Shawnee Celtic Festival

Landon Fake, general manager of the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine, told SnoCountry.com that skier terrain will increase from 45 to 60 acres, and a new triple chair will increase uphill capacity 20 percent. 

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