Stickney Secret Stash

Bretton Woods Stickney Cabin

I'm writing this post a bit reluctantly because like a fisherman with a secret fishing hole, I feel like I have a secret skiing stash.  Only it's clearly marked on the trail map.

 

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South To Northeast Resorts Over The Moon With Saturn Storm

Snowshoe Resort

Eastern Seaboard resorts, particularly in the south, are over the moon thanks to Saturn. The late-season storm of that name will extend the season for facilities that typically make closing day decisions this time of year.

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Vail Resorts To Pump Up To $140 Million Into 8 Resorts

Red Tail Beaver Creek

Vail Resorts’ officials have announced the company is pumping a record $130 million to $140 million in capital improvements into eight of its nine ski resorts in four states. 

 

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Afton Alps, Mount Brighton To See $20 Million In Improvements By New Owners

Mt. Brighton

Vail Resorts has announced they will spend around $20 million this summer improving the two Midwest ski areas they bought in December, Afton Alps near the Twin Cities and Mount Brighton in the Detroit suburbs.

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Ligety Locks Up GS Title; Shiffrin Hangs In With Slalom Podium

Ligety locks WC GS Title

The World Cup finals lurk around the corner this week in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, but America’s Ted Ligety has no worries. He locked up the giant slalom title early in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia Saturday. Teen Michaela Shiffrin needs another win.

 

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March Is Music Month At Sun Peaks

Michael Wood Band

The third annual March Music Madness at Sun Peaks features over 40 regional music groups/individuals performing at a variety of venues throughout the resort.

 

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Environment Policy Survey Lists ‘Best,’ ‘Worst’ In Resort Sustainability

Park City Mountain Resort snow guns

The 11th annual Ski Area Citizens Coalition survey on environmental practices is out, and the results have produced a range of reactions. Park City Mountain Resort in Utah leads the ratings.

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Spring Break Means Fun For College Students Across Country; Beer, Too

Boyne Highlands Resort Brew-Ski

College students' spring breaks come at varied times this month and produce varied results – dragging bags of dirty laundry home to mom, enjoying home-cooked meals, sleeping in your own bed, heading to the beach, to the best of all: adventures on spring snow.

 

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Rockin' It On The Rock Wall at Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods Rock Climb

After two years of walking past the Bretton Woods Slopeside Climbing Wall on the third floor of the base lodge, my five-year-old daughter was finally big enough to try on a harness and rock shoes and give the climb a try. 

 

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Spring Deals Run Alongside Maple Sugar At Okemo; Yukon Kornelius At FestEVOL

Okemo

Count on two things running freely in Northern New England in the spring: sap for the sugar makers who tap into making ample amounts of maple syrup, and skiers/ riders sprinting to the lifts to take advantage of deep snow, high sun and value pricing.

 

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Indianhead And March Go Together Like Skiing And Music

 

Indianhead Princess

March is often one of the best months to head to the western end of Michigan’s UP, which so far has received over 14 feet of snow this season. Indianhead Mountain, the big chief of UP ski resorts, has some fun events scheduled later this month.  

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SkiLink: Friend or Foe? Lots Of Noise At Utah Forum

Traffic to Utah canyons

There are more than a few entities who would like to put the kibosh on SkiLink. The unorthodox idea is to transport Utah skiers from Canyons Resort in Park City to Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon via a gondola.


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Pennsylvania's Sno Mountain Sold At Auction; Next Steps Unknown

Sno Mountain

The ski and ride season in Northeastern Pennsylvania will conclude later this month, but the future of Sno Mountain, less than 10 miles south of Scranton, may still be on a slippery slope after its sale at auction Thursday. 

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Clark, White Win US Open Halfpipe; Mancuso Challenges For Alpine Super-G Title

Arielle Gold at US Open

Kelly Clark and Shaun White took halfpipe titles at the Burton US Open Saturday at the event’s new home in Vail, Colo. Meanwhile, alpine skier Julia Mancuso moved into position to challenge for super-G title with one race remaining.

 

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Historic Timberline Lodge Enters Pantheon Of Historic Hotels

Timberline Lodge

The venerable Timberline Lodge received a late but great 75th birthday present with designation as one of America’s legendary hotels.

 

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March Gets A Little Krazy In Boyne Country

Krazy Days at Boyne

March’s longer, warmer days bring out some fun events at Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. It gets a little “krazy” this time of year.

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Open Invitation: Jake Burton Brings Big-Time Snowboarding Back To Vail

Jake Burton

Burton Snowboards founder and CEO Jake Burton says that once a decision was made last year to move the US Open Snowboarding Championships after 30 years at Stratton, Vt., the new venue was really a no-brainer.

 

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Trip Report: Jackson Hole For The Kids - 'No Brainer'

Jackson Hole Kids

When Jill Adler (PCSkiGal) called and said she was heading to Jackson Hole for a steeps camp and extended an invite, I knew I had to figure this one out.

 

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Operation Cascade Basin Will Drive Pats Peak Expansion

Backdraft 2 Trail Pat's Peak

Pats Peak Ski Area officials have announced “Operation Cascade Basin.” The planned expansion over the next three years will see the addition of a new triple chair and up to six trails and glades.

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Trip Report: Jackson Hole Love Letter From PCSkiGal

Jackson Hole gondola

Two days of tearing up Jackson and I'm wasted. Today was epic. Not because there was waist-deep untracked, walk-on trams or everyone was friendly, but because it’s Jackson Hole, Wyo. 

 

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