California's Boreal fired up its snowmaking system Thursday night as additional snow fell throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain regions in the west. In Colorado, Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin started snowmaking operations on Friday evening.
Loveland began making snow for the 2013-14 season just after 6 p.m. Friday.
The race is on! A-Basinn began making snow on Friday too!
California's Boreal fired up the snowguns just after midnight Thursday, Sept. 26.
Snow covers the top of the tram at Snowbird.
Fresh snow at Crested Butte!
Looks like mid-winter at Jackson Hole.
First snowfall of the season at China Peak.
First snowfall of the season at Deer Valley.
Sun Valley also picked up a few inches.
Loveland Ski Area high atop the Continental Divide along Interstate 70 could crank up its snowmaking system later this week after a substantial coating of new snow fell on its slopes on Sunday.
Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.
Many season passes add extra value through discounted rentals, food, ski shop apparel, and other perks, but several Heartland season passes also include alliances with western and eastern ski resorts. Check them out. There are some good benefits if you’re planning a ski vacation outside the Midwest this winter.
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.
Pack up your mountain bikes, road bikes, hiking boots, skis and snowboards if your heading to Aspen this weekend, because when the Silver Queen Gondola spins, skiing and snowboarding will be yet another spring outdoor recreational option.
Aspen Mountain will re-open for Memorial Day Weekend skiing with 16 trails and nearly 90 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.
The latest spring snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches in the Rocky Mountains, delivering outstanding (mid-winter) spring conditions for the remainder of the season for resorts in Utah and Colorado.
Late-season storms have buoyed conditions at many Western resorts, but this recent largesse doesn’t appear to be enough to keep slopes open beyond announced closing dates.
The Colorado ski and ride season lasts well into spring with ample events and activities. This spring is no exception as resorts are offering a jam-packed lineup of celebrations, concerts, and contests with various types of on-snow and slope-side activities.
Even though the lifts are still running for the 2012-13 season, some early-bird deals on season passes for next season can be had.
Following a slow, dry start to the season, the Pacific moisture express has arrived in Colorado, dropping fresh inches of fluffy powder at locations across the state.
Skiers and snowboarders in California, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana are rejoicing as an early-season winter storm has dropped more a foot of snow in some areas.
After a couple quick tastes of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest and Northeast, the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season finally kicked off for good in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday at Arapahoe Basin.
Most Colorado resorts had to scale back off-season upgrades in the face of an 11 percent drop in skier-days in 2011-2012, but regulars at a number of mountains will notice some welcome enhancements.