Top Stories

The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Storms Finally Target The East

Sunday-River-Cover-Picture

Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.

Continue reading
  260 Hits

Colorado's Early Openers Debut Eateries, Terrain

ABasin-Il-Rifugio

A pair of Colorado mountains are open for the season – and another two will likely open by the end of the month – as the 2019-2020 ski and snowboard season begins in earnest.

Continue reading
  751 Hits

The #RaceToOpen In Colorado; A-Basin One-Ups Keystone

ABasin-Open

In Colorado, snowfall typically comes first to the highest slopes, prompting a congenial yet competitive contest among ski and snowboard resorts in the #racetoopen for a new season before all the rest.

Continue reading
  1190 Hits

Snowmaking Underway, Snow Heading Toward Colorado

A-Basin-Snow

The #racetoopen is officially underway between Colorado's Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. Meanwhile, Vermont's Killington Resort has also thrown a hat into the ring as well.

Continue reading
  820 Hits

Summer Fun On The Mountains Of Colorado

Breck-Epic-Bridge

Though the weather has been slow to cooperate, summer is indeed coming to the Colorado Rockies – and with it, tons of recreational diversions for all to enjoy.

Continue reading
  848 Hits

U.S. Hosting Seven World Cup Events For 2019-20 Season

US-hero2

Following the conclusion of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council Meetings, the 2019-20 competition calendar for all ski and snowboard sports that fall under the jurisdiction of FIS has been announced. For U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in America, this means that the following event dates are now confirmed:

 

Continue reading
  851 Hits

April Mountain Resort Ski And Snowboard Events 

Sunday-River-Snowshoe-Wife-Carry

April has arrived at that means it is time to break out the sunscreen and coolers for fun days in the sun at your favorite mountain resort. SnoCountry took at look at some of the happenin’ events around the country this April.

Continue reading
  814 Hits

Get The Day Going: Tasty Bakeries Near Ski Resorts

Bakery-Killington

Few things fire up a day of skiing and riding more than fresh-baked goods and a hot cup of joe – and the high country full of spots to pick up a doughnut, croissant, scone or more.

Continue reading
  1255 Hits

Seven Mountains That Are Great for Spring Skiing In And Near Colorado

copper

Spring skiing: when we wear fewer layers, swap goggles for sunglasses and don’t put on enough sunscreen. Strong storms in February and early March this year buried central and southern Colorado in many feet of snow, leading some resorts to extend their seasons and setting spring up for epic conditions.

Continue reading
  918 Hits

Making Unforgettable Mountain Memories

Killington-ski-bike-Martha-Howe

As the years pass by, mountain visits can blur or even fade from memory. To make a trip stand out, try one of these memorable activities for après time, a day off, or a unique experience.

Continue reading
  795 Hits

Exclusive Quaffin': Personal Mugs, Limited Membership, Cheaper Brews At Resort Mug Clubs

Sierra-Tahoe-Brews

A cold beer after a day on the slopes has been a tradition for a long, long time at ski and snowboard resorts. Now, with brewers brewing near most resorts, the connection has strengthened and produced a plethora of personalized “mug clubs” at resort bars.

Continue reading
  2964 Hits

U.S. Olympic Medalists Ready to Compete at Copper Mountain

GP3

The time has come, the superpipe is taking shape, and Copper Mountain is welcoming freeski and snowboard halfpipe superstars from across the globe to compete at the 2018 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. This year the event holds special significance as it marks over a decade of partnership between Copper Mountain and U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Not to mention, early Colorado snow will make for excellent training and competition conditions.

Continue reading
  798 Hits

Centrally Located: Mountain Towns That Anchor Several Resorts

Frisco-Downtown

Many ski and snowboard resorts in the West rely upon a nearby town that is base for food, lodging and off-slope fun, so SnoCountry took a look at three well-known towns that act as hubs for the mountains that surround them.

Continue reading
  1428 Hits

Early Openings, Fresh Powder In Colorado

keystonelead

The 2018/19 ski and snowboard season has officially arrived in Colorado with a number of ski resorts opening, taking advantage of the recent storms which dumped snow by the feet, not inches, on their slopes.

Continue reading
  1240 Hits

All Over Colorado: New Chairlifts, Better Early-Season Snow, On-Mountain Comfort

Winter-Park-Snowmaking

Upgrades abound for a quartet of Colorado ski and snowboard resorts that swing open their doors in mid-November, as the new season gets into full-bore boogie mode for the 2018-2019 season.

Continue reading
  1232 Hits

Snow, Snowmaking In Colorado

Copper-Snowmaking-2018

Copper Mountain Resort officially kicked off the 2018-19 snowmaking season early Sunday morning near the top of the Excelerator lift on Andy’s Encore trail. Meanwhile, Loveland Ski Area received three inches of new snow, and just over the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin also reported a fresh coat of snow.

Continue reading
  1517 Hits

Mountain Coasters Twist And Turn Through The Rockies

Snow-King-Coaster-Ride

A staple on the activity slate at many ski and snowboard resorts in the Rocky Mountains is the fast-chargin’, whip-turnin’ mountain coaster.

Continue reading
  1537 Hits

Kids Getting Active At Summer Mountains

The-tree-house-trail-is-a-fun-challenge-for-youngsters-at-Berkshire-East

Willy Booker, head of Burke Mountain Academy which hones some of America’s finest ski racers, bemoans that kids are less active and athletic today and don’t get outdoors enough. 

One way to remedy that is to have fun at a mountain resort this summer.

Continue reading
  4302 Hits

Copper Cuts Season Pass Cost, Plans Chairlift-Gondola Combo

Copper-Snowy-Scenic

Copper to cut season pass price for next season. (Copper Mountain/Facebook)

The season pass battles are officially on for 2018-2019, and Copper Mountain has fired its salvo with an early-season pass priced about 25 percent lower than this season's top price.

Continue reading
  3236 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: February Begins Snowier, Colder in the East

Cataloochee-Ski-Area-NC

North Carolina's Cataloochee gears up for a favorable start to February. (Cataloochee/Facebook)

The weather pattern turns much more favorable for winter conditions across the East, while a steady stream of moisture moves into the Rocky Mountains.

Continue reading
  5010 Hits