18
Sun, Aug

Top Stories

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

Southern Rockies Set For More Weekend Snow; Sierra And Cascades Wait

Wolf Creek powderThe 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.

Continue reading
  5232 Hits

PCSkiGal: Kids And Dogs In The Outdoors (Even The Indoors)

Outdoor Retailer ShowSage was an 0utdoor Retailer baby. Born August 2006; smack in the middle of the summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Continue reading
  2965 Hits

Fresh Tracks And Face Shots: SnoCountry's Best Powdercat Operations

Park City PowdercatsThe 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.

Continue reading
  7550 Hits

Three-Inch Per Hour Snowfall Hits Utah On Way To Southern Rockies; PNW Set For Storms

Boarder at SolitudeMore 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. 

 

Continue reading
  8004 Hits

PCSkiGal: Snowflakes And Freestyle Stars At Deer Valley

Deer Valley Freestyle world CupIt 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.

Continue reading
  2563 Hits

January Is Month For Raising Awareness Of Slope Safety In West

Tahoe rescue dogResorts 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. 

Continue reading
  6444 Hits

Dry And Warm Across West; Storms Loom Late Next Week

Sunny at Bear Mt.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.

 

Continue reading
  7586 Hits

Deer Valley To Host FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10

Deer Valley freestyleDeer Valley, Utah will host the FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10, 2015 under the lights kicking off with men’s and women’s aerials on White Owl run Thursday.

 

Continue reading
  3456 Hits

SnoCountry's Picks For Biggest News Stories Of 2014

Park City powderLet'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:

Continue reading
  9153 Hits

Western Resorts Reach Out To Newbies For January Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

Learning at Brian HeadAfter 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.

Continue reading
  10925 Hits

Deer Valley-Town Gondola Concept Moves Into Final Planning Stages

Deer Valley gondolaJust 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.

Continue reading
  12867 Hits

PCSkiGal: Ladies Get After It At International Women's Ski Day At Solitude

Ski instructors at SolitudeI'm going to be bold and call it a powder day at Solitude Saturday. It wasn’t epic in the way Utah prides itself but we take what we can get right now. 

Continue reading
  7973 Hits

PCSkiGal: Alta Delivers Early Season Sweet Spots

Alta early seasonI heard they were opening the backside. We’re talking Alta Ski Area — steeps, lots of rocks, known for serious powder. 

Continue reading
  4323 Hits

Largest Owner of U.S. Ski Areas Assesses Ownership Options; Resorts' Long-Term Leases Not Affected

Bretton WoodsCNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., owner of the largest number of ski resorts in the country, is currently assessing how best to liquefy its assets as the end of the real estate investment trust (REIT) term draws near. CNL is a non-traded REIT that invests in a diverse collection of lifestyle and other income‐producing assets, including ski and mountain lifestyle properties, attractions, senior housing and marinas.

Continue reading
  20495 Hits

Vail Resorts Unveils $50 Million Plan To Link Canyons, Park City Mountain Terrain Next Summer

Link of PCMR and Canyons

An eight-passenger gondola will be the centerpiece of Vail Resorts’ strategy for connecting Canyons Resort with Park City Mountain ResortThe Colorado-based resort group revealed its plans for bringing the two neighboring mountains together – and solidifies Vail’s intention to create the largest ski and snowboarding area in the United States since acquiring Park City Mountain this offseason.

Continue reading
  10566 Hits

PCSkiGal: Deer Valley Opens With Annual Celebrity Fest

Deer Valley food at Celeb Ski festI did ski today. Day three. I got out at the crack of noon for Deer Valley's opening day. It was an honest mistake. Because it hadn't snowed in more than a week, and we’ve had record highs for this time of year, I didn't see the point in getting there for opening bell. 

Continue reading
  4590 Hits

Western Resorts Getting Aggressive To Combat Climate Change

Alta snowcat using biodieselClimate change – and its threat to snow-dependent ski and snowboard resorts -- has become a priority for many resort owners, and a large number in the West are taking steps to reduce emissions and energy use.

Continue reading
  6919 Hits

PCSkiGal: Brews On The Mountain

Snow King Brews on mountainNot a lot can top a cold brew after a killer day on the hill. Last year, we celebrated Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary with a Golden Ale and Alta’s 75th with the Anniversary American Amber. 

Continue reading
  4118 Hits

Utah's Deer Valley Wins 'Best In U.S.' From World Travel Awards

Deer ValleyDeer Valley Resort, for the second consecutive year, has been awarded United States' Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards. Following a year-long voting process from leading ski tourism professionals worldwide, as well hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from 127 countries. Deer Valley Resort won the distinction among a short list of USA finalists during the 2014 World Ski Awards the weekend of Nov. 21-23, 2014, in Kitzbühel, Austria.

Continue reading
  2910 Hits

SnoCountry's Best Season-Long Kids' Programs

Mad River Glen kids programLooking to share a passion for the mountains with your kids? The country’s next generation of rippers can probably be found in one of many season-long kids’ programs. Whether they’ve got Olympic dreams or just want to become a confident all-mountain skier, these programs provide a solid base for wherever the mountains take them.

Continue reading
  8110 Hits
 
lssm promoBAF Promo