Top Stories

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

Utah Resorts Gear Up For Summer Season With New Rules To Deal With COVID-19

Screen-Shot-2020-06-23-at-1.57.29-PM

For 40 years, Stephen and Gayle Halversen of Paragoonah have spent a week with their kids, and later their grandchildren, at their timeshare in Snowbird’s Iron Blosam Lodge. This year, they expected to have to scuttle their plans after receiving a letter telling them the coronavirus would keep the resort closed for the foreseeable future.

Continue reading
Tags:
  659 Hits

Summer At West Ski Resorts With Covid-19 In Mind

Purg-Summer

Many of the usual summer activities -- mountain biking, ziplines, hiking, scenic lift rides -- will be in place in the West during the warm months. But the Covid-19 pandemic has forced resorts to tone down or fully eliminate offerings for the time being.

Continue reading
  574 Hits

Utah Resorts Emphasizing Insurance In 2020-21 Season Pass Plans

Utah

Snowbird and Snowbasin Resort on Wednesday unveiled their compensation plans for season passholders whose spring skiing and snowboarding was cut short by COVID-19.

Continue reading
  627 Hits

Mountain Collective Remains Option In Multi-Resort Pass Arena

Collective-Cover

Amidst the hoopla of Epic and Ikon pass marketing battles, the Mountain Collective -- the original multi-resort pass -- is still alive and thriving for skiers and snowboarders who can be on the move.

Continue reading
  970 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Best Snowstorm In A While For Many

Snowbird

Following milder weather that has brought mixed precipitation storms, a solid snow is on the way for many. This is the best-looking system in a little while!

Continue reading
  2684 Hits

Heli-Skiing In U.S.: Heading Deep Into Pow' Territory

Heli-Utah-Landin_20200112-003159_1

Taking a helicopter to find untouched powder isn't only for skiers and riders in Alaska or Canada: Plenty of runs can be had in the Lower 48, too.

Continue reading
  1861 Hits

To get to Alta and Snowbird, Utah transport officials take a look at aerial transit

WNNEROSZHBHZDA5QJU6M5DIVZI

Back in 1965, when Snowbird was still a dream coming together in Ted Johnson’s mind, an architect — designing the ski resort secretly taking shape in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains — pondered how to get thousands of skiers up Little Cottonwood Canyon, whose steep and narrow walls were lined with avalanche paths.

Continue reading
  1171 Hits

SnoCast: Waves of Snow Through Mid-December

Whiteface

An active weather pattern will have several fast-moving storms move through both the East and the West. Timing is everything to catch the best conditions through this weekend.

Continue reading
  2376 Hits

Public-Private Land Swaps Taken Off Utah Rec Legislation

Utah-Bus

A property exchange concept that would've added much-desired commercial space around the base of four Utah resorts didn't hold up under the appraisers' eyes and, thus, has been scrapped.

Continue reading
  1339 Hits

Holiday Weekend Storms Deliver Huge Snow

SquawValleyAlpineMeadows_credit-Ben-Arnst_tw

A powerful winter storm hit the western U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday, delivering huge snow totals from California to the northeast. While the storm caused trouble during the busy holiday travel days, the snow made skiers and riders very thankful.

Continue reading
  1516 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Active Forecast from Coast to Coast

Eldora

Several large storms will develop across the country in this week’s SnoCast. Great news as the ski season ramps up following the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are the latest details.

Continue reading
  1342 Hits

From Snowbasin to Park City: Utah Resorts Head Into New Season

Snowbird-Wide-Angel

New and renovated restaurants, more snowmaking, and parking, and remodeled base areas top the list of work done over the summer at Utah resorts, as early-season snow means opening as expected for Utahans and visitors.

Continue reading
  1886 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Tricks and Treats in the Forecast

Eldora-Ski_FB

We're saying goodbye to October’s tricks, and flipping the calendar to treats in November. The east will get a cool down, while the west benefits from an early start to the season.

Continue reading
  2474 Hits

First Snow Storm Produces Several Feet In Northern Rockies

Whitewater-Snow

Here we go! The first major storm of the season in the West has dropped more than two feet on the Northern Rockies – with more expected on the way.

Continue reading
  1910 Hits

Wheelin' The Wasatch: Mountain Biking In Utah

Summer-Brian-Head-Biking-SKiUTah

As fall approaches, ski and snowboard resorts begin to close down summertime activities in order to get ready for winter. However, the mountain biking season just goes on and on, especially in Utah.

Continue reading
  1422 Hits

Snowbird Opened For Skiing On The Fourth of July For Only The Fifth Time In 48 Years

Screen-Shot-2019-07-05-at-7.52.18-AM

For Paul Fejte, getting to ski on Independence Day captures the holiday’s meaning: a celebration of freedom.

Continue reading
  1360 Hits

Find Fun, Pleasure In The Utah Mountains This Summer

Park-City-Summer-Hike

Making plans for a trip to Utah this summer? Be sure to set aside time to check out all the warm-weather offerings from the state's ski and snowboard resorts.

Continue reading
  1986 Hits

Where To Ski or Snowboard in June 2019

Arapahoe-Basin-20-May

For those who, like us, love their snowsports year round, the good news is that spring 2019 has ended snowy in the northern hemisphere, and autumn 2019 has ended snowy in the southern hemisphere.

Continue reading
  1693 Hits

Winter Rolls On As Memorial Day Weekend Approaches

Breckenridge

Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer, but don't tell that to Mother Nature!

Continue reading
  9615 Hits

SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Celebrates End Of Season

SnoShots-Snowbird

Pond skimming. Easter egg hunts. Crazy costume contests. Bands, BBQ and beer. And layers of sunscreen and lip balm.

Continue reading
  3234 Hits