All Over The Northwest, The Lights Go On For Night Skiing And Riding

Mt-Spokane-Cover

For Pacific Northwest skiers and riding seeking a different look, feel, and sound -- and fewer crowds -- to their experience, check out night skiing.

Continue reading
  1864 Hits

2021’s Most Affordable Ski Destinations

Titus

With ski season in full swing, vacation rental search engine HomeToGo compiled a list that revealed some of the most affordable ski resorts in the country.

Continue reading
  1360 Hits

Hidden Gems for Nordic Skiers

Methow-Trails-in-winter

With a torrent of people hitting the trails and the outdoors across the country, XCSkiResorts.com wanted to give a shout out to hidden gem destinations for cross country (XC) skiing this winter. There may very well be an overflow of skiers at the most popular XC ski trails, so this guide will share some of the lesser-known but excellent destinations.

Continue reading
  2475 Hits

SnoCast: Parade of Storms Will Kick Off 2021

SummitAtSnoqualmie_SummitSnow411_TW_123020

 

2021 already looks good with storm after storm lining up in the West, and a turn to a more active pattern for the East. Here’s where to find great ski conditions through the first week of January.

Continue reading
  3868 Hits

U.S. Ski Resorts Look To La Niña For Plentiful Snow This Ski Season

Forbes

When the coronavirus spread across the U.S. in March, spring ski vacations were cut short as resorts quickly shuttered their operations in response to the pandemic. As this year's ski season fast approaches, resorts are working hard to ensure that guests can stay safe, while closely watching forecasts to see how much snow the winter will bring.

Continue reading
  2141 Hits

Washington's Crystal Mountain is Reopening

Screen-Shot-2020-05-31-at-7.50.57-AM

Good news for all t-shirt ski bums as Crystal Mountain announced this week it will reopen to skiers and riders.

Continue reading
  2115 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: March Ends With Spring Snow

Fayston-Vermont-Cover

Ski areas may be closed in these historic times, but the weather doesn’t stop! Here’s a look at the national snow conditions through April 1.

Continue reading
  2810 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Strong Storm For Groundhog Day

Mission-Ridge-Cover-Picture

Regardless of the Groundhog Day winter prediction, we have a big weekend storm to discuss, plus a lot of the season still left!

Continue reading
  3748 Hits

Overcrowding At Washington's Crystal Mountain Prompts Limited Ticket Sales

Crystal-Parking-Lot

Turning skiers and riders away from a resort on a powder day is not what resorts want to do but, in the case of Crystal Mountain, there was not a choice.

Continue reading
  3236 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
  4031 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: A New Year Begins With New Powder

BIg-White-Ski-BC

Happy New Year! You’ll have plenty to celebrate in certain parts of the U.S. and Canada regarding this week’s weather forecast.

Continue reading
  3125 Hits

Powder Stashes Abound In Northwest, But Heavier Than Most

White-Pass-Cliff-cover

In most seasons, the Pacific Northwest can claim the most snow in the country -- and the heaviest powder. So, skiers and riders who head up to the Cascades know they have to work a bit harder to carve up the freshies.

Continue reading
  2682 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Recent Pattern Sets Up Nice December

Jay-Peak_Cover

Thanks to a stormy and snowy Thanksgiving week, we are in prime position for a great start to December!

Continue reading
  3962 Hits

Pacific Northwest Resorts Bring Upgrades To New Season

Mt.-Bachelor-Scenic

Pacific storms have begun to swing northward on the West Coast, prompting ski and snowboard resorts in the Northwest to spring life for the season.

Continue reading
  2441 Hits

Early Snow Storms Blanket Slopes in Colorado, Montana, Idaho

First-Snow-Mt-Hood

Mother Nature has begun to smile upon on the West, particularly the northern and central Rockies where significant amounts fell on resorts from Alberta to southern Colorado.

Continue reading
  2945 Hits

Soakin' In The Mountains: Hot Springs Across The West

Hot-Springs-Terwilliger

After hiking in the mountains, the chance to soak sore muscles in a warm or hot springs pool beckons us all -- especially as the weather cools.

Continue reading
  4294 Hits

New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

indy_pass_logo

With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

Continue reading
  2500 Hits

Silver Mountain, 49 Degrees North Join Forces In Inland Northwest

Silver-Boarder

Skiers and snowboarders in the Spokane area and North Idaho will be able to double up on season passes as an affiliate of Silver Mountain is buying 49 Degrees North.

Continue reading
  4424 Hits

Pacific Storms On A Tear; Be Careful What You Ask For

Crystal-Jump-Dan-Bott

The latest round of storms off the Pacific Ocean have rivaled any in recent years, so much so that a number of resorts closed temporarily and others had to cut back on skiable terrain.

Continue reading
  3087 Hits

Doubles Anyone? Romantic Double Chair Lifts

Lookout-Pass-Chair-2

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and luckily for us skiers and riders, it’s a holiday you can spend on the slopes. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your favorite person than a traditional double chair, the original love seat built for two. It’s probably too cold to keep your phone out, so enjoy some conversation, sitting close and dreaming of all the runs you’ll take together.

Continue reading
  5023 Hits