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Ski And Ride Across The Heartland Easter Weekend

 

Giants RidgeWhat a difference a year makes. Last season, most Heartland ski resorts were closed before the end of March. This year, several will be open Easter Weekend, and a few plan to remain open into April.

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Eldora Added To Vail Resorts' Epic Pass For 2013-14 Season

Eldora

Vail Resorts has announced that Eldora Mountain Resort west of Boulder will be added to the ski company’s Epic Pass unrestricted season ski pass next ski season.

 

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Vail Changes Gate-Closure Protocol After Deadly Slide

Vail

In the wake of an avalanche that killed a teenager last winter, Vail Resorts has changed its gate-closure protocol to better protect skiers.

 

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Paralympic Hopefuls Work Toward Sochi At Windham Mountain

Blind skier and guide

There they were at Windham Mountain Resort, in New York's Catskills, signing autographs on helmets, T-shirts, posters, bumper stickers, almost anything that would bare a scrawl – Bode, Phil, Tommy, Diann, Staci and Caitlin.

 

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South To Northeast Resorts Over The Moon With Saturn Storm

Snowshoe Resort

Eastern Seaboard resorts, particularly in the south, are over the moon thanks to Saturn. The late-season storm of that name will extend the season for facilities that typically make closing day decisions this time of year.

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Vail Resorts To Pump Up To $140 Million Into 8 Resorts

Red Tail Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts’ officials have announced the company is pumping a record $130 million to $140 million in capital improvements into eight of its nine ski resorts in four states. 

 

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Afton Alps, Mount Brighton To See $20 Million In Improvements By New Owners

Mt. Brighton

Vail Resorts has announced they will spend around $20 million this summer improving the two Midwest ski areas they bought in December, Afton Alps near the Twin Cities and Mount Brighton in the Detroit suburbs.

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Spring Break Means Fun For College Students Across Country; Beer, Too

Boyne Highlands Resort Brew-Ski

College students' spring breaks come at varied times this month and produce varied results – dragging bags of dirty laundry home to mom, enjoying home-cooked meals, sleeping in your own bed, heading to the beach, to the best of all: adventures on spring snow.

 

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Spring Deals Run Alongside Maple Sugar At Okemo; Yukon Kornelius At FestEVOL

Okemo

Count on two things running freely in Northern New England in the spring: sap for the sugar makers who tap into making ample amounts of maple syrup, and skiers/ riders sprinting to the lifts to take advantage of deep snow, high sun and value pricing.

 

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Indianhead And March Go Together Like Skiing And Music

 

Indianhead Princess

March is often one of the best months to head to the western end of Michigan’s UP, which so far has received over 14 feet of snow this season. Indianhead Mountain, the big chief of UP ski resorts, has some fun events scheduled later this month.  

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Pennsylvania's Sno Mountain Sold At Auction; Next Steps Unknown

Sno Mountain

The ski and ride season in Northeastern Pennsylvania will conclude later this month, but the future of Sno Mountain, less than 10 miles south of Scranton, may still be on a slippery slope after its sale at auction Thursday. 

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March Gets A Little Krazy In Boyne Country

Krazy Days at Boyne

March’s longer, warmer days bring out some fun events at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. It gets a little “krazy” this time of year.

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Trip Report: Jackson Hole For The Kids - 'No Brainer'

Jackson Hole Kids

When Jill Adler (PCSkiGal) called and said she was heading to Jackson Hole for a steeps camp and extended an invite, I knew I had to figure this one out.

 

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Operation Cascade Basin Will Drive Pats Peak Expansion

Backdraft 2 Trail Pat's Peak

Pats Peak Ski Area officials have announced “Operation Cascade Basin.” The planned expansion over the next three years will see the addition of a new triple chair and up to six trails and glades.

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Indy Colorado Ski Maker Goes Skinny

Icelantic

A Denver ski maker known for its fat skis and stunning graphics will put its skis on a diet next season, dropping widths on its popular line down to 75mm underfoot. 

 

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New Joint Pass Covers Four Buckeye Ski Areas

Mad River Mountain

It’s a new concept for lower Midwest ski areas, which has been used by ski areas farther north in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. It’s a boon for Buckeye skiers and riders.

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Southern Skiers Get Solid Conditions, New Discounts

Sugar Mt.

It’s not exactly the same March Madness found each spring on Tobacco Road. But some North Carolina ski and ride resorts on the other side of the state aren’t playing any games with the discounts offered in March.

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Blizzard Of Events Lined Up At Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mt. St. Patrick's Day

One of the top family resorts in the Heartland, Crystal Mountain, has a great lineup of events scheduled throughout the month of March. There’s something for everybody to enjoy, especially families.

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New Owners Mean New Era At New York’s Titus Mountain

Titus Mountain

The next great winter-summer destination in the Northeast may have escaped the attention of most consumers and tourism officials along New York’s Canadian border, but when the Monette family of Malone purchased the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center, all the assets seemed to be locked in place.

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Wisconsin Ski Areas Offer Midweek Incentives; Excellent Conditions

Sunburst Park

Wisconsin ski areas are offering midweek incentives to entice Badger State skiers and riders to the slopes and conditions couldn’t be better.

 

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