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Northern U.S., Canada In For More Snow This Week

7-day snow outlook
I know it sounds like a broken record, but once again the best snow will fall in the northern parts of the U.S. and in Canada this week.

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Maryland’s Wisp: Covered In Snow, Pre-Holiday Deals

Wisp Resort

The coldest November in more than 30 years has given the entire east coast a running start into the new ski and ride season. Wisp Resort officials were ecstatic about it.  

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Midwest Resorts Ready To Celebrate Holidays

Skiing Santa (Shanty Creek)

The long range forecast looks good for a snowy holiday across the Heartland, and the good news for skiers and snowboarders is some destination ski resorts are offering lift and lodging deals through the holidays. 

 

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N.Y.’s Bristol Mountain Celebrates 50 Years This Winter

Tele-skier on Lower Rocket (Bristol Mountain)

A number of eastern ski resorts will celebrate 50 years of lifts cranking, snow guns blowing, turns carving and chili serving during the 2013-2014 winter season. 

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Ski At Boyne Mountain, Highlands For Less Than $10 Dec. 13; More Deals

Holiday at Boyne Highlands

How would you like to ski or ride Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands all day for less than $10? Do the math and you can.

 

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Popular So-Gnar Snowboard Camps Hit Midwest For Holidays

Mad River Mountain snowboard camp

Midwest snowboarders, get your shred on. The eighth annual So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour is hitting seven Heartland ski areas over the next few weeks. Five of the stops are scheduled over the holidays. The popular camps frequently fill up, don’t delay signing up.    

 

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Michigan’s Mt. Bohemia Offers Heartland Powder; One Day Pass Sale Saturday For $99

Bohemia powder

If you like backcountry, ungroomed slopes and tons of natural snow, choices are very limited around the Heartland. Mt. Bohemia has been dubbed the Great Lakes version of Jackson Hole.

 

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Western N.Y. Ski Areas Pile Up Snow Totals

Holiday Valley, N.Y. (Holiday Valley)

While the rest of the country hit the shops on Black Friday, in western New York, it was definitely white.

 

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Powdr Enterprises Acquires ‘World Of Adventure’ Sports Series

World Of Adventure Sports TVThe Emmy Award-winning television series “World of Adventure Sports” has been acquired by Powdr Enterprises, a division of Powdr Corp. Plans are to transform the NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) series into a year-round multi-platform offering to launch in 2014.

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Early Season Deals, Winter Weather Hit Northern Minnesota

Giants Ridge

Early season snow and cold and enticing lift and lodging packages are a few of the things Minnesota skiers and snowboarders might be thankful for this early season. Looking for a weekend getaway? Look no further than the Gopher State’s Iron Range and Arrowhead.   

 

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Cold Weather, Storm System Brings In More East Coast Openings

Hidden Valley Resort (Facebook)

A blast of Arctic air, followed by a system moving up the East Coast, has created the perfect storm for resort areas such as Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Nashoba Valley, who are anxiously eyeing the start of the season this weekend.

 

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Goggle Gap Project Introduced By SIA

Google Gap logoA collaboration among manufacturers and associations has initiated a new program called “The Goggle Gap Project” that has now been adopted by Snowsports Industries of America (SIA).

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Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana Ski Areas Make Improvements; Emphasis On Tubing

Sunburst Progressive Tubing Park

Ski areas across Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana have been busy making improvements for the new season, which is off to fast start with the current cold snap settling across the Heartland.

 

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SnowSquawk: Still Kind Of Warm, Moist And Sweaty

Troy HawksAt a ripe 40-something years old, I shouldn’t be this excited. I just got new ski boots, and when they arrived it took me all of one minute to rip them out of the box, and wrangle them onto my feet. New boots still light my fire.

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Storms In Northwest Mountains Mean Skiing, Riding This Weekend

Lookout PassSnow is beginning to pile up in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. That means skiing and riding this weekend (Nov. 23-24) at several areas.

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Many Midwest Destinations To Be Open Thanksgiving; Deals, Events

Boyne Mountain

Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season, and a number of destination resorts are right on schedule. If you’re ready to kick-start the season with a ski trip, check them out. Most are offering early season discounted lift tickets and lodging rates, plus turkey dinners.

 

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A New York State Of Mind: Cold Snap Lets Gore, Whiteface, Maple Ski Ridge Open

Titus Mountain

A recent spate of cold weather has enabled Whiteface MountainGore Mountain, and Maple Ski Ridge to become the first New York areas to open for the new season. More are on the way to an opening day.

 

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BC’s Whistler Mountain To Open Early: Nov. 16

Whistler Blackcomb (Mitch Winton, photocoast.com)

Whistler Mountain will open Sat., Nov. 16, 13 days ahead of their scheduled opening. 

 

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South Ready To Rise Again: Sugar Open, Snowshoe Soon

Sugar Mountain Resort (Sugar Mt.)

The South is ready to rise and start the season. Sugar Mountain, N.C. opened Wed., Nov. 13 with a 6-24 inch base on manmade packed powder. 

 

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Southwest Kicks Open Season: New Mexico’s Sipapu To Open Saturday

SipapuSipapu Resort in Vadito New Mexico will open Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the small northern ski area’s earliest opening in the resort’s more than 60-year history.

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