Aspen Mountain to Open with Skiing and Riding Memorial Day Weekend

Aspen

Aspen Mountain will open for summer operations Memorial Day Weekend May 25-27 with skiing and riding. In addition to opening 130 acres of skiable terrain, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of Aspen Mountain’s summer operations with access to sightseeing and food/beverage options at the Sundeck restaurant. There will be a live DJ outside on the deck Saturday and Sunday.

Continue reading
Tags:
  4270 Hits

Snow in Australia as 2019 Season Nears Down Under

Hotham-8-May-960x500

It is snowing in Australia a month ahead of the start of the Australian ski season.

Most of the country’s leading ski areas have been reporting snowfalls which are expected to intensify over the next 48-72 hours with the heaviest snow for most coming on Thursday-Friday.

Continue reading
  1551 Hits

Bucket List Summer Events In The Mountains

Crested-Butte-Bike-Week-Facebook

Luckily for mountain town lovers, activities and events aren’t just for the winter. Whether you’re looking to go full-in on biking, music, beer or food (or perhaps them all), mountain resorts across the country are your destination for summer fun. Keep that adventure bucket full with this list from SnoCountry on not-to-miss summer events.

Continue reading
  1735 Hits

SnoCountry SnoShots: Ending The East Season

Sugarloaf-pond-skim-Facebook

East coast skiers and riders find gratitude with every day on the slopes, even if the sunny ones have been fewer than we may like this spring. 

Continue reading
  1192 Hits

Ski Eight Countries, More Than 100 European Resorts With Snowpass Card

Snowpass-woman-Facebook

Move over, Ikon and Epic. The first European season ski pass, the Snowpass Card, will bring together more than 100 ski resorts from eight European countries (including Austria, Italy, France and Switzerland) giving the Snowpass Card access to the biggest group of ski resorts in the world.

Continue reading
  1513 Hits

SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Celebrates End Of Season

SnoShots-Snowbird

Pond skimming. Easter egg hunts. Crazy costume contests. Bands, BBQ and beer. And layers of sunscreen and lip balm.

Continue reading
  1207 Hits

Adaptive Ski Athlete Trevor Kennison

Screen-Shot-2019-04-28-at-6.34.31-PM

Trevor Kennison doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.”

“It’s like this is what you have and you’ve got to deal with it, the cards you’ve (been) dealt,” Kennison told SnoCountry.com.

Continue reading
  1190 Hits

Town Ski Area Series: Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Town-Ski-Area-Series_revised-1

For our fourth installment of the Town Ski Area Series we’ll explore a ski area that could serve as the poster child to small, community ski areas nationwide because of its success as a 501(c)(4).

Continue reading
  696 Hits

Mad River Glen Skis Longest Season In 70-Year History

MRG-single-chair-Facebook

Vermont’s die-hard skiers-only mountain, Mad River Glen, celebrated the last day of a record-breaking season April 20, 2019. The day marked operating day number 136, the new record for the longest season in their 70-year history. 

Continue reading
  1173 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: An Incredible 2018-2019 Season

US-Season-Snow

No matter if you got out five times, 50 times, or so many times you can’t even count, this season was one to remember. A solid winter for much of North America, with some impressive seasonal snow tallies. Here’s what caught our attention in the final SnoCast of 2018-2019.

Continue reading
  6033 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
  1491 Hits

Midwest Ski Country’s National Parks

Apostle-Islands-Travel-Wisconsin-image

The mountains and high alpine lakes of the west, and New England’s rolling mountains lush with green forests create some of the nation’s more memorable national parks. But don’t overlook the Heartland’s beautiful lakeshores, prairies, rivers and thick forests of the upper Midwest.

Continue reading
  4861 Hits

Amtrak Winter Park Express Sets Records in 2019 Season

WPExpress

The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains set records for the service, including the most riders ever, in the 2019 season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort leaders thank guests for choosing Amtrak to avoid traffic and to enjoy new features both aboard the train and at the resort named last year “Best in North America".

Continue reading
  6014 Hits

Deep Into The Spring: Still Skiing And Riding To Be Had

Killington-Close

The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season isn't going out quietly, as healthy snowfall through April has prompted resorts across the SnoCountry map to extend operations into May – or beyond.

Continue reading
  995 Hits

Mt. Abram Ski Resort Plans to Build Maine’s Largest Mountain Bike Park

MtAbram

Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.

Continue reading
  1286 Hits

World’s New Longest Indoor Ski Run On Course For 2020 Opening

Meydan_Masterplan_Photo_-_AETOSWire-1440x500

The massive Meydan One mega mall complex in Dubai, which is due to include the longest indoor ski run yet, is reported to still be on track for its originally announced 2020 opening date.

Continue reading
  755 Hits

Alaska's Hatcher Pass Could See Snowcat, Heliskiing Next Winter

Hatcher

A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from some outdoor enthusiasts worried about increased avalanche danger, pollution and noise.

Continue reading
  1005 Hits

Huge Ski Area Near Whistler Targeting 2025 Opening

Screen-Shot-2019-04-22-at-8.42.32-AM

A giant $3.5-billion ski resort project on the West Coast of Canada hopes to be open from 2025, its developers have said.

Continue reading
  1082 Hits

What Vail Resorts Will Be Up To This Summer

VR-Stevens-Pass

The largest ski and snowboard resort owner in the world enters its second decade of its expansion with a modest slate of on-mountain upgrades and a couple of portfolio-wide improvements.

Continue reading
  897 Hits

April Snows Cap Snow Season; Rafting, Hiking, Wildflowers Await

Rafting-Truckee

For most Western resorts, the season is over, but lots of snow in the mountains -- even late into April -- means plenty of water in the rivers for rafting and blankets of colorful wild flowers covering the high alpine meadow for hikers and bikers.

Continue reading
  945 Hits