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Loon Mountain Snowmaking To Pump Up By 40 Percent

Loon Mt.

A total of $1.3 million will go a long way at New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain between now and the start of the 2013-2014 season. Loon management will infuse the cash into the existing snowmaking system that will jack up the capacity by 40 percent.

 

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Michigan Fly Fishing Festival Coming To Boyne Mountain July 20-21

Boyne Mt. flyfishing

Michigan has been named the “No. 1 State for Fly Fishing in the United States” by Field & Stream magazine. Boyne Mountain is honoring that tradition by hosting the first annual Michigan Fly Fishing Festival July 20-21.

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New Peak 6 Terrain Project Underway in Breckenridge

Peak 6

Vail Resorts, Inc. has started construction of 543 acres of new terrain in the Peak 6 area of Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Peak 6 project will include 400 acres of lift-served terrain and 143 acres of hike-to terrain. 

 

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Summer Fun At Southern Ski Areas Means BBQ, Bikes, Brews, Chili

Sugar Mt. summer events

Barbecue in the south is serious business and an inherent part of its culture. Sugar Mountain in North Carolina has bought into that concept and will offer its first barbecue boot camp, courtesy of the North Carolina BBQ Society, July 19-20.

 

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Add Homestead Resort, Sleeping Bear Dunes To Your Bucket List

Manitou Passage Golf Club

A visit to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore should be high on your Heartland “bucket list.”

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Trip Report: Chestnut, Galena Make A Scenic Summer Combo

Chestnut Mountain Sunset Grill

Just having returned from my first summer visit to the Galena, Illinois, area and Chestnut Mountain I was blown away by the scenic beauty of the region and all it has to offer visitors.

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West Mountain On Life Support; No Pulse At Whaleback, NH

West Mt. nite skiing

UPDATE 7/5/13: Whaleback Mountain’s future will remain unsettled for at least another month, reports the Valley News, after Randolph National Bank postponed the auction of the ski area until Aug. 1. The sale was previously scheduled for July 11.

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$5.7 Million In Sunday River Upgrades Underway; Snowmaking, Hotel, More

Sunday River

As Sunday River Resort closed the books on a banner season, the Newry, Maine ski area has embarked on $5.7 million in upgrades prior to the 2013-2014 winter.

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Montana Ski Resorts Offer Gateways To Yellowstone, Glacier Parks

Yellowstone ParkSummer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a couple of trendy Montana resorts. West Yellowstone National Park is less than an hour from Big Sky Resort in southern Montana, and so is Glacier National Park from Whitefish Mountain Resort in the northern part of the Treasure State. 
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Michigan Gold Card On Sale July 1; Good Deal For Wisconsin, Indiana Skiers, Too

Shanty Creek

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $600? Not just one area, but 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State and including Minnesota’s Wild Mountain

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Colorado Slopes See 3.8 Percent Increase In Visits For 12-13 Season

CSCUSA Map

More than 6.4 million skiers and snowboarders flocked to the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts for the 2012-13 season. 

 

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School’s Out On East Coast; Let Mountain Summer Begin

Windham Mt. Street Race

It’s time to talk about summer fun now that high school graduations are behind us in the east. There’s no shortage of it in the mountains no matter where you are located, and with ample rain the past few weeks, the landscape is verdant everywhere you look.

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Belleayre Mountain Expansion Draws Plenty Of Mixed Opinions

Belleayre (NYSkiBlog.com)Lines are already being drawn in New York's Catskill Mountains on a proposed five-year, $74 million expansion of Belleayre Mountain, and another on its adjoining property
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Traverse City’s Cherry Festival Rated Tops In Heartland

 

Traverse City, Mich.

Known for its downhill and cross country skiing and snowmobiling during winter, Traverse City is also a top summer destination. National Geographic lists it as one of the Top 10 Summer Trips, and Family Fun says it’s one of “America’s top 10 tourist towns.”

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Trip Report: Northern Michigan Golf Among Best In The Nation

Forest Dunes

Golfers are a lot like skiers. Skiers are in search of that secret stash of fresh powder, that perfect run, and golfers are looking for that unique, out-of-the-way course that has captured the attention of the golf writers across the nation.

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New Hampshire Summer Awaits Visitors From Metro Areas

Bretton Woods

New Hampshire has always been a popular place for city-dwellers to beat the summer heat, and the Granite State is ready to welcome travelers from the Boston and New York City areas, as well as metro regions farther south. 

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Blues, Brews And BBQ Festival Returns To Beaver Creek Memorial Day Weekend

Beaver Creek

Music, barbecue and beer will be bountiful at Beaver Creek over Memorial Day weekend with the 10th annual Blues, Brew and BBQ Festival.

 

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Boyne Mountain’s Extra Long Season To Continue April 27-28

Boyne Mt. 4/21/13

The endless season at Boyne Mountain, Mich. continues this weekend as resort officials have decided to keep its lifts running to take advantage of the still solid snow conditions. 

 

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Northern Michigan Golf Season Heats Up With Early Season Specials

Treetops Golf

The golf season in northern Michigan is here. Long known as "America’s Summer Golf Capital," several of the region's resorts rank among the top 100 golf resorts in the country. All offer early season golf packages.

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Five Die In Colorado Avalanche On Loveland Pass; Vermont Ski Personality Included

Avalanche Area, Loveland Pass

A deadly avalanche near Loveland Pass in Colorado claimed the lives of one skier and four snowboarders Saturday (April 20). It was the deadliest such event since 1950, the year documentation of avalanches began.

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