The arrival of Easter typically signals the departure of the ski and snowboard season, but this season's bonanza of snowfall has kept many resorts open over the April 21 Easter weekend.
Although winter is holding strong across the country, there are still plenty of days to follow the sun and enjoy all the snow that has fallen in the last few months. SnoCountry gathered some advice from the experts on how to make the most of these fun spring days.
East and West have reaped abundant snowfall so this spring is a great time to enjoy the best of snow and ski culture.
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.
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.
While you may not want to commit to the full ski bum lifestyle, plan your course schedule correctly and the student life can still accommodate plenty of slope time, especially if there’s a mountain resort nearby. While some just want to head to the mountains for spring break, living within easy reach of a resort means you can take full advantage of the many college-age season passes out there.
New this season, Sugarbush passholders will receive a limited number of “Ski with Me Tickets” allowing their friends and family to receive a 25 percent discount on window rate tickets. The lowest rates are available through May 8.
Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, this week’s SnoCountry-Pepsi Resort of the Week, splashes into the spring skiing and riding season with outstanding conditions and a number of exciting events.
A reimagined K-1 base lodge with an expanded footprint is in store for skiers and riders at Vermont’s Killington Resort for the 2020-21 season. The Beast of the East also has plans in the works for a new four-person, fixed grip chairlift for the 2019-20 season to replace the existing North Ridge Triple. And once again, Killington is pumping more resources into their snowmaking systems. All upgrades are pending permit approval.
Although the Beast of the East is known for its snowmaking muscle, the little sister of legendary Killington Resort, Vermont’s Pico Mountain, will see major upgrades to its snowmaking system next season.
Winter weather has no sign of letting up across the Western U.S. and Canada, neither for the Great Lakes region!
The days are getting longer, it's daylight savings time and the snow is softening: Spring is on the way, and that means it's festival time at ski resorts all across SnoCountry.
Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.
The first week of March will feel more like *January* for many! With the colder air, could we see better snow chances? Scroll down for the details!
Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero ideas how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside.
Tired of riding the lift? Then find the longest way down the mountain and treat yourself to a break from the bumps and trees and deep pow'. Mostly green, sometimes blue, these runs cool out the day – and they provide some of the best scenic views of the mountain.
Take a look at what SnoCountry found:
When it comes to action sports, images in magazines, narratives being told and events being shown have largely focused on male competitors. Stratton Mountain was one of the first in the country to offer a female-focused approach to skiing and riding. Now, women like Stratton’s Jessie Diggins and Lindsey Jacobellis are beginning to change the narrative on female participation on an international level.