Every year, the amount of people deciding to explore past the boundaries of ski resorts continues to rise. We understand folks are trying to satisfy their thirst for powder but are they prepared when something goes wrong or to make the best decisions they can about conditions?
With a couple of ski and snowboard resorts already open for the 2019-2020 season, organizers of the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo have moved the event up on the calendar.
From a stroll in a haunted forest to great pumpkin races, and a zipline of terror a trio of Heartland ski resorts have some haunting good fun planned leading up to this Halloween. It’s also prime fall color for chairlift rides to the top of the ski hills for some brilliant vistas.
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.
In Colorado, snowfall typically comes first to the highest slopes, prompting a congenial yet competitive contest among ski and snowboard resorts in the #racetoopen for a new season before all the rest.
More doctors may be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed Federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic. I met Veterans Ray Gilmore and David Binford recently at a ski industry meeting and they were engaging anyone who would talk with them about the Azimuth Check Foundation, which provides injured veterans and first responders challenging year-round athletic activities to create wellness in an atmosphere of camaraderie.
Here we go again! The second strong, early-winter storm has moved across the Rocky Mountain range in the western United States and Canada.
Another season of SnoCast is back right here on SnoCountry.com. We’re glad to bring you a powder-tastic year of forecasts so you can find the best skiing and riding this 2019-2020 winter season.
Here we go! The first major storm of the season in the West has dropped more than two feet on the Northern Rockies – with more expected on the way.
Depending on the weather, the first eight-person gondola in New Hampshire could begin operating within a month at the Bretton Woods Ski Area.
For the most part, “it’s all glass,” longtime Director of Ski Operations Chris Ellms said of the gondola being built by the Austrian-Swiss Doppelmayr Garaventa Group.
The traffic jams to and from Wasatch Front ski and snowboard resorts are legendary – and getting worse -- so much so that one resort is taking the leap to charge for day parking during the winter months.
Any winter drive on I-70 between Denver past Vail can be challenging, especially because of all the hills, so the state highway department continues to find ways to make the trip easier.
Beartooth Basin is far from your average ski area in many ways. Located about 23 miles up the Beartooth Highway from Red Lodge, it is one of the few ski areas in North America open during the summer months and the only operating only summers. When most people are starting to dust off their bikes and dip into the water, the basin is just starting to turn its surface lifts.