First To Open? Wolf Creek In An Upset

Wolfie-Open

The race to be the first to drop the ropes on the 2021-22 season has a new winner this season, as the "friendly" cloak-and-dagger competition reached new heights.

Continue reading
  1989 Hits

Taos Ski Valley Lays Out Ambitious Upgrade Plan

TSV-Cover

Since hedge-fund manager Louis Bacon bought Taos Ski Valley in 2013, skiers and riders who favor the New Mexico resort have seen something new each season: infrastructure, chairlifts, overnight accommodations, even paved parking lots, and all-mountain cell service.

Continue reading
  1081 Hits

SnoCast: First Big Snow Blankets the Rockies

BeaverCreek_tw_101321

This past week featured the first significant snow of the season. Many ski areas across the Rockies received 4”-10”, with locally near a foot and a half, of fresh snow.

Continue reading
  767 Hits

Sunday River Installing Fastest Eight-Person Chairlift In North America

SundayRiver

As the next major step in the Sunday River 2030 plan for enhancing the guest experience, Sunday River is scheduled to install the fastest 8-person chair in North America for the 2022-23 winter season. The Jordan 8, a new Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift that is among the most advanced in the world, features weather-blocking bubble covers and will access terrain on Jordan Bowl and beyond.

Continue reading
  1229 Hits

Several Buyers Interested In Jay Peak, Burke Mountain

JayPeak

After attempts to sell the Jay Peak ski area were halted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, sale discussions have been taking place with several interested parties this year, according to an update from the receiver appointed after the former owner was accused of fraud in 2016.

Continue reading
  916 Hits

Colorado's First-To-Open Trio Ready To Show Off What's New

ABasin-Il-Refugion

The annual race to be the first U.S. ski and snowboard resort to turn on its lifts is on, as the three usual competitors Arapahoe Basin, Loveland and Keystone utilize their highest-in-the-nation elevations for both the natural and man-made snow cover necessary to win.

Continue reading
  700 Hits

SnoCast: First Winter Storm of the Season Ahead

SundayRiver_fb_100321

Another ski season is nearly here, which means another season of SnoCast is back! This week, we're tracking the first potential big snow of the season. 

Continue reading
  898 Hits

Scenic Fall Chairlift Views Abound In Midwest

Crystal-Mountain-Facebook

One of the best ways to enjoy breathtaking fall views that abound across the upper Midwest is a slow chairlift ride to the top of the ski hill. Here are some of the best around the upper Midwest.

Continue reading
  608 Hits

Three Colorado Front Range Ski Areas Poised To Begin Snowmaking

arapahoe-basin

The arrival of October signals one thing for Colorado’s most passionate skiers and snowboarders: Three Front Range ski areas that vie annually for the distinction of being first to open for the season could begin snowmaking operations very soon.

Continue reading
  564 Hits

Vail's Eastern Resorts To See New Lifts Next Season

Jack-Frost-New-Lift

Vail Resorts' portfolio includes five New England and Middle Atlantic resorts that will see new lifts going up in the next summer's construction season.

Continue reading
  767 Hits

Vail-Owned Resorts In West To Get Major Lift Upgrades

Breck-New-Lift-Cover

Having paused lift construction in the 2020-2021 season, Vail Resorts unleashed its financial wherewithal to make it easier to move around a half-dozen of the 19 of its ski and snowboard mountains in the Rockies and the Sierra.

Continue reading
  869 Hits

Seven Best Colorado Ski Towns

Steamboat

It takes more than good terrain to be a truly great ski town. When you're walking in ski boots and lugging your equipment around, a town that sits at the base of the ski area or has a great bus system will make all the difference.

Continue reading
  726 Hits

Snow On Thanksgiving? New Technology Makes It Possible At California's China Peak

ChinaPeak

Even with the annual uncertainty around Sierra snowfall, this upcoming ski season will be the first that China Peak’s operators can fully deploy a new capital investment.

Continue reading
  677 Hits

Vermont Ski Areas Loaded With Fall Events, Activities

Mount-Snow

Autumn in Vermont is hard to beat. Fall foliage, brewfests and flannels make for the quintessential New England experience. Many of Vermont's ski areas will be hosting brewfests and Octoberfests as well as providing scenic chairlift rides for leaf peeping. 

Continue reading
  705 Hits

Utah's Snowbasin Resort Announces Major Upgrades

Snowbasin

Utah's Snowbasin Resort has announced significant enhancements and upgrades to the resort and quest experience, some of which will be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.

Continue reading
  812 Hits

Preseason Ski Shows Reappear To Rekindle The Stoke

Show-SkiDazzle

The tradition of sprawling preseason ski shows took a hiatus last season, but many have returned this autumn to get skiers and riders hyped up for the upcoming winter.

Continue reading
  828 Hits

Winter Park Resort To Host Upslope Brewing’s Signature Backcountry Tap Room This Fall

Upslope

Winter Park Resort is sending off summer with one last hurrah high up on the mountain. On Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, Winter Park Resort, along with Upslope Brewing Company, will host a signature Backcountry Tap Room event – fresh mountain air, views for miles and refreshing craft beer all included.

Continue reading
  730 Hits

World’s Best Skiing: Your Perfect Ultimate Ski Trip For This Winter

val-gardena

The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit.

Continue reading
  748 Hits

In A New Twist On An Old Tactic, Ski Resorts Are Making Snow To Fight Fires

snowguns

As summer turns to fall, California ski areas have begun using their snowmaking machines as supersized sprinklers to help fight forest fires. Their theory is that if the ski areas can keep key infrastructure wet, the resorts can survive the worst of the fires.

Continue reading
  719 Hits

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows Renamed Palisades Tahoe

Palasades-Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe, formally, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows introduced its new name and logo that honor the resort’s history as a land of legends—home to freeskiing pioneers, Winter Olympians and cultural icons across more than seven decades of ski history.

Continue reading
  923 Hits

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to https://www.snocountry.com/