If you ask me, ‘Winter 2014/15’ in Utah’s Wasatch neck of the woods is a wash and we ought to all just say “move on.” In case you didn’t get the memo, Utah is expecting a record high this weekend.
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.
I’ve just returned from a five-day re-baptism in the gravity streams that cascade from the crown of Hidden Peak at Snowbird, Utah. It's an annual pilgrimage that re-stokes my passion, reaffirms my place in the world and reminds me of every reason why I ski.
Pacific storm systems appear to be fighting through a persistent high-pressure ridge in the Northwest and lining up for a productive latter part of February, especially for the southern Rockies.
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.
Unanticipated delays in lodge, lift and snowmaking projects have put the opening of Cherry Peak, the newest resort in Utah, on hold until next season.
Deer Valley Resort has promoted Stacey Taylor Director of Human Resources. Taylor brings extensive knowledge of human resources and the resort to the position.
Conversations have begun in earnest to figure out how to more efficiently connect Salt Lake City with seven of Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts -- and reduce environmental impact at the same time.
The West will continue a season-long a pattern of localized storms that have yet to significantly inundate any particular region, even as the Northeast gets knee-high powder.
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.
More than a few people likely called in sick with the powder flu in and around Salt Lake City this week as a couple of feet of powder fell on the Wasatch – and quickly.
It would be a challenge to guess which event made Deer Valley guests cheer louder; the dual moguls in the Visa Freestyle International World Cup or the big fat, fantastic flakes falling all around.
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.
It’s January and while there’s a pause in big powder dumps across the West, it’s a good time to take stock of what skiers and snowboarders have after the holidays.
Let's start at the top. The biggest news story of 2014 rolled out of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. No other news story across the nation matched it for continuing drama. It began rumbling in the spring, resonated in the courts all summer, and didn't culminate until shortly before the snow flew. Here's how SnoCountry.com's West Editor Andy Dennison describes it:
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.
Just when we thought things would finally quiet down in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley reasserts its plan to run a gondola right into town. Never a dull moment.