Climate change – and its threat to snow-dependent ski and snowboard resorts -- has become a priority for many resort owners, and a large number in the West are taking steps to reduce emissions and energy use.
All eyes are on the skies – and all hands are on the snow guns – as Northern California ski and snowboard resorts begin to turn on the lifts for the season, thanks to regular snow storms that started cycling through the region since Thanksgiving.
Ski Dazzle Los Angeles is gearing up for its 51st annual expo Dec. 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Show producers say it is North America’s Largest Consumer Ski & Snowboard Show and Sale.
Looking to share a passion for the mountains with your kids? The country’s next generation of rippers can probably be found in one of many season-long kids’ programs. Whether they’ve got Olympic dreams or just want to become a confident all-mountain skier, these programs provide a solid base for wherever the mountains take them.
Ski show enthusiasts have their choice of two SnowJam ski shows this November: San Diego, Nov. 14-16, or Las Vegas, Nov. 29-30. Contests, prizes, and vacation giveaways will be happening throughout the weekend.
After several seasons of below-average snow, preseason storms have heartened Californian skiers and snowboarders and prompted resorts in the Golden Bear State to set opening dates.
San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento are the sites for the 2014 SnowBomb Ski & Board Festivals. More than 25 resorts and representatives from skiing and boarding manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions.
To be one of the best mountain shops, it helps to be ensconced near the base of one of the best mountains, as that’s what ensures a veteran staff that lives, eats and breathes the sport. Little wonder, then, that our short-list of the crème de la crème are proximate to the best skiing in their respective regions.