The weather map displays more action up north this week, after a period where most of the action has been at the southern edge of ski country in the West.
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational World Cup Giant Slalom Saturday won by Austrian Eva-Maria Brem. Sunday saw the American champion winning the first run. But she over-skied the second run and dropped to fifth.
The International Ski Federation Aspen has awarded the 2017 Alpine World Cup Finals. This marks the first time the event has been held in the U.S. in 20 years. Aspen was selected over Lenzerheide, Switzerland and the mountain nation of Andorra.
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.
New snow in the West is keeping the season alive and well every day at several resorts in California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. Several other ski areas are playing the “re-open” card on weekends.
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.
Skiers and riders are enjoying some of the best conditions of the season this week as warm daily temperatures are tempered by clouds that keep the snowpack from dwindling away too quickly, according to the AspenBusinessJournal.com
Just what makes a classic ski town? National Geographic has chosen what it considers the 25 best in the world. Agree? Disagree? We at SnoCountry.com did a little bit of both. Here’s the NatGeo list in no particular order.
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.
The Winter X Games return to Aspen’s Buttermilk Mountain Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 24-27 with plenty of TV saturation on ESPN, WatchESPN, ESPN 3D and ABC.
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.
A massive winter storm that blew through the Northwest dropped a historic amount of snow on Stevens Pass, Wa. – 39 inches in 12 hours.
American star Lindsey Vonn collapsed in exhaustion at Aspen’s finish line last week in her recovery attempt from intestinal illness. A week later, Friday (Nov. 30) she wins the World Cup downhill on a foggy day at Lake Louise, Canada.
Makaela Shiffrin, the U.S. Ski Team’s 17-year-old rising star, once again picked up a Top 10 finish, this time in the Nature Valley Winternationals World Cup slalom at Aspen, finishing seventh.