Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC announced it has reached an agreement with the owner of private land located between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a base-to-base gondola connection between the two mountains.
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce/CVB/Resort Association recently awarded Tahoe Donner Association as the 2014 Best Place to Work, an honor presented at the Annual Community Awards dinner in March. The community awards are an opportunity to showcase businesses, volunteers and employees who went above and beyond in 2014.
My jaw dropped as I eavesdropped on a table of ski instructors last week. They were on a break and sharing a cartoon video poking fun at what it considered to be a disparity between what resorts charge for lessons and what ski instructors are paid for giving them.
Rob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,
Bits and pieces of winter will sprinkle across the country for the next week, with Front Range Colorado getting the bulk of new stuff while New England’s winter weather gods just don’t seem to want to let go.
Mountain folk know how to party, and if there’s a time when things go truly uncorked, it’s the spring. Who’s not ready to shake their rumpus under in the sun after a long winter stretch of short days, cold nights, and heavy snow. There’s a lot of music set to go off in the mountains this spring, here’s five of our favorite springtime ski area concerts where you’re sure to see some freak flags flying.
A couple of weeks of serious storms brought 100 inches to Wolf Creek and a welcome three feet to the Tahoe area. But they are done with, and it appears that spring skiing will be the order of the day for the near future.
The last of a quartet of storms will roll across – and out of -- the West this week, bringing in warmer and sunnier weather for the first weekend of the spring break season.
Looking for some spring fun on the slopes? Spring brings out “the silly season,” and for good reason according to Crystal Mountain’s Brian Lawson.
The southern Rockies got the bulk of this latest snow blast, and snow is expected to continue – in varying degrees of intensity – into next week in Colorado and Utah. Skiers and snowboarders at other areas of the West are still looking longingly to the skies.
You’ve got a whole summer of warm weather around the corner, but just a precious few weeks left of winter skiing and riding, so why not head for the hills this college spring break and work on that goggle tan? SnoCountry.com has gathered up the country’s best spring break destinations for you and your buds, where there’s no danger of getting sand in your margarita.
Returning from military service with a disability is too frequent an occurrence in the United States these days, and the healing process can be daunting. But the sport of skiing has proven to give a strong boost for so-called “wounded warriors” who work to assimilate back to civilian life with wounds, injuries or illnesses suffered during their time of service.
Four feet at Mt. Rose, two feet at Squaw Valley, 19 inches at Northstar – winter returned to the Tahoe area with a vengeance this past week. But, California and across the West will see things quieting down and warming up for much of Presidents' Week.
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.
Locally sourced ingredients and stunning views make for some of SnoCountry.com’s best mountain top dining destinations. Many offer unique modes of transportation to the restaurant, including sleigh or snowcat rides, making getting there part of the experience, and intimate gatherings that create the opportunity for guests to mingle with other diners and compare notes after a day on the slopes.
The urge to go beyond the ropes and track up virgin powder often plagues the skier or snowboarder. So one of the best ways to satisfy an off-piste jones is snowcat powder skiing.
This 2014-2015 winter has yet to be kind to Southern California mountains, so that means resorts are getting kinder and kinder to skiers and snowboarders.
Northstar California Resort announced the appointment of Glenn Cademartori as marketing director. Cademartori will oversee all aspects of marketing for Northstar – including strategic planning and resort branding, development and management of e-commerce, advertising, events marketing, strategic partnerships, and act as a key liaison between Northstar and its community stakeholders.
Resorts in the West believe skiers and snowboarders should be able to enjoy the inherent excitement, exhilaration and thrills on the slopes – and feel safe while doing them.For nearly two decades, the National Ski Areas Association has designated January as the time to focus on how to activity on the slopes and trails safer for everyone. And, in the past several seasons, the issue has been in the spotlight with high-profile accidents and lawsuits.
After all the hoopla around Christmas and New Year’s, it’s time to get down to the business of learning how to ski or snowboard.