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SnoCountry SnoCast: Continued Snow for the Northwest

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White Pass Ski Area in Washington primed for much more snow. (White Pass Ski Area/Facebook)

The Northwest U.S. and Western Canada will continue to gather the most snowfall, while the East gets a light wintry mix with up-and-down temperatures.

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Three Thousand Buy A Piece Of Red Mountain Resort

Three Thousand Buy A Piece Of Red Mountain Resort

First chair at Red Mountain. (Red Mountain/Facebook)

British Columbia’s Red Mountain has always gone its own way – and soon it will have $10 million to upgrade facilities while maintaining its iconoclastic, anti-corporate spirit.


The Rossland, B.C., resort recently offered public shares in the mountain – through a “crowdfunding” method – and reached its goal of $10 million in February.

Next step is a legal equity offering, expected this fall, according to resort ownership.

Here’s CEO Howard Katkov’s pitch: “Why not join us on this big mountain, big community, love-driven adventure. We’ll keep investing in this community and these fantastic people with or without your help, but dropping in on this could change your life -- just like it changed mine.”

Some 3,000 people took up Red Mountain’s offer, reserving shares ranging from $1,000 minimum to $25,000. The higher the commitment, the more perks, like free season passes and equipment.

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If all $10 million reservations come through and the legal offering succeeds, Red Mountain will use the money for Paradise Lodge renovation, expanded snowcat terrain on Mount Kirkup, summer trail-building, and construction of new restaurant, private clubhouse and cabins atop Grey Mountain, according to resort management.

The mountain has more than 2,800 skiable acres served by seven lifts, plus another 1,200 acres that require either a hike or a snowcat ride. With nearly 3,000 vertical feet, Red Mountain tops out at 6,800 feet above sea level.

The resort has always gone counter to the flow, promoting itself as an alternative to “corporate resorts” that it contends have priced many families out of the sport.

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Lot’s New At Canada’s Western Resorts: Heliskiing, Equipment, Lifts, Terrain, Tubing

Red Mountain BC

Ski resorts in Western Canada have been busy getting ready for the coming ski/snowboard season with a wide range of new benefits for skiers and snowboarders. Here’s a sampling:

 

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New Lift Connects BC’s Red, Grey Mountains

RED Mt. expansion plan

British Columbia’s RED Mountain Resort has announced plans to install a new fixed grip Poma quad chair to connect with contiguous Grey Mountain. The lift will be ready for this coming season. 

 

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Labor Day Weekend Sales Mean Big Savings

Wachusett Mountain Labor Day Sale

Labor Day 2012 weekend (Sept. 1-3) means one very important thing to skiers and riders: sales 

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