Top Stories

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

Combine Ski Trip With Romance At Midwest Resort

Lutsen-Mountains-a-day-on-the-slopes-with-your-sweetheart.-Facebook-Lutsen-Mountains

With Valentine’s Day and President's Day weekend falling at the same time it may be a busy time on Heartland slopes. Many resorts may be sold out. Consider the whole month of February for a romantic getaway with some slope time.

Continue reading
  49 Hits

Holidays Busy At Midwest Ski Areas Expect More Filled Slopes

Terry-Peak-view-from-top-of-mountain

The holidays were busy at ski areas across the Midwest from the Black Hills to the Great Lakes with many hitting capacities. Most expect the same experience to occur over the upcoming Martin Luther King (MLK) weekend this month and with a combination of Valentine's and President's Day weekend next month. Plan ahead for lift tickets.

Continue reading
  368 Hits

The Secret Culture of Ski-Jumping in the Midwest

Screen-Shot-2020-12-31-at-8.30.58-AM

As his dreams of going pro faded, photographer Cooper Dodds fell back in love with ski jumping in an unexpected place. His new photo book, 'Jumper: Flying in the Heartland,' documents the Midwest's surprisingly popular, no-frills tournament circuit.

Continue reading
  236 Hits

Five Of The Top Family Ski Resorts In Midwest

Chestnut-Mountain-big-air-in-Farside-Terrain-Park

Family-friendly terrain, ski and snowboard teaching programs, and a good variety of advanced and expert terrain. Here are five top ski resorts in the Midwest that can keep families of differing abilities happy.

Continue reading
  672 Hits

Holiday Celebrations Low Key At Midwest Ski Resorts

Crystal-Mountain-Santa

Holiday celebrations will be much different this winter at ski resorts across the upper tier of the Midwest, and some may not have anything at all. The one constant is that if you have a room or condo at the resort you will be able to ski and celebrate with the household unit you arrive with.

Continue reading
  318 Hits

Michigan Ski Areas Offer Affordable Beginner Lessons

BOYNE_0_1382_1527x2100_300_RGB

Indications around Midwest ski areas are that it's going to be a busy winter on the slopes. Both the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) White Gold Card and the Skiing Wisconsin coupon book that provided a discount coupon for lift tickets to the majority of the ski areas within the states have already sold out in record time. As previously reported lift ticket reservations are already filling up for holiday weekends.

Continue reading
  480 Hits

Require Reservations For Vail Resort's Midwest Ski Areas

Mt.-Brighton-facebook-picture

Most Heartland ski areas and resorts are not planning on requiring reservations for daily access to the slopes, but are saying if you wait you may run into sold-out periods. Season pass holders will have priority access through reservations.

Continue reading
  500 Hits

Searchmont Resort Not Making Snow This Season

Searchmont-Resort-Facebook

Ontario's Searchmont Resort announced on its website that they “have made the decision not to begin regular snowmaking this season due to significant cost and variable surrounding the Coronavirus.” They have also delayed season pass sales as well, also attributed to the Coronavirus.

Continue reading
  488 Hits

More Time To Get Next Season's Best Annual Pass Price

boyne_mountain_hitting_the_moguls_at_top_of_aaurora_boyne

The abrupt end to the ski season, amid all the confusion, has prompted some Midwestern ski areas and resorts to push back the deadline for securing next season's annual pass at the best price point. Some have pushed the deadline to the end of this month, and others have pushed it back even further.

Continue reading
  1129 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
  1344 Hits

Three Midwest Ski Areas Celebrating Milestones

Indianhead-Mountain-looking-across-valley-at-Blackjack-web-page_900x600

One of the Heartland's oldest ski areas, Wisconsin's Wilmot Mountain, is celebrating its 82nd year in business in 2020. Indianhead, part of the UP's Big Snow Resort, is celebrating 60 this spring and Mt. Bohemia, also located in Michigan's UP is turning 20.

Continue reading
  1701 Hits

Several Heartland Female Ski Clinics Through February

Mt.-Brighton-WomensSkiAcademy-website-image

Over the next few weeks six Midwest ski areas are hosting women’s ski and snowboard clinics. It's a great chance to brush up before heading west on your spring trip.

Continue reading
  1335 Hits

Some Of The Midwest Best For Spring Break Family Getaways

Lutsen-Mountains-snow-base-is-at-150-of-normal.-Lutsen-Mountains

Family-friendly terrain, teaching programs, and a good variety of advanced and expert terrain. Here's a half-dozen of the top family resorts in the Heartland that will keep a family of differing abilities happy for a spring break getaway.

 

Continue reading
  1877 Hits

A Couple of Midwest Ski Associations Offer Savings On Lift Tickets

Devils-Head-Resort-DH-picture

What skier or snowboarder isn't looking for a way to save a buck or two on a daily lift ticket?

Continue reading
  1540 Hits

Wisconsin's Tyrol Basin Is Expanding

Tyrol-Basin-Facebook-picture-2

Tyrol Basin, located in the Wisconsin hill country southwest of the State Capital, went through an ownership change last season when new owner Nathan McGee bought the ski area in 2018. One of the older ski areas in the Badger State it first opened in 1958. Tyrol was also one of the first ski areas in the state to enthusiastically welcome snowboarders and is still considered one of the top places to ride.

Continue reading
  1671 Hits

More Midwest Ski Areas Opening Over Next Couple Of Weeks

Lutsen-Mountains-skis-well-into-April.-sometimes-May-Facebook-Lutsen-Mountains

With the winter-like cold air that's settled in over the Great Lakes, three more Midwest ski areas plan to open later this week with a couple more scheduled to open the following weekend.

Continue reading
  1873 Hits

Insider’s Guide: Whitecap Mountain Resort

Whitecap-Mountains-Facebook

Whitecap Mountains is tucked next to Weber Lake in northern Wisconsin’s rugged Ponokee Mountain range. The resort’s day lodge with the clock tower and Swiss motif went up in flames last January, but they were able to stay open.  

Continue reading
  1785 Hits

New Season Pass Options For Heartlanders

Boyne-Mountain-first-chair-up-Nov.-16-2018-Facebook

For Midwestern skiers that like to get in a lot of slope time around the country outside the Heartland, a few new options are available for this season.

Continue reading
  1827 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
  1596 Hits

Midwest Passes That Offer Multiple Ski Areas

Mad-River-Mountain-Facebook-image-2

It’s the time of year when many consider ski pass purchases for next season. If you are happy skiing your favorite area only and not interested in passes offering multiple options, read no further. There are a few a few options for Heartland skiers that like to ski many areas over the winter, and three of the alternatives offer options for those that like to take a winter trip or three to the mountains.

Continue reading
  2924 Hits