There’s an apparent increase in certified ski and snowboard instructors getting paid for lessons outside of normal working hours, a trend that has prompted resorts to take action.
North Carolina Ski Areas Association’s 2012-13 Gold Card is worth its weight in gold for skiers and riders.
So, you want to free ski with members of the U.S. Ski Team at Copper Mountain prior to opening? Copper Mountain season pass holders can enter a contest on Facebook to do just that.
Several British Columbia ski resorts – Big White, Silver Star, Whistler Blackcomb, Fernie, Mount Washington, Panorama – have been busy with new offerings for skiers and boarders this season. Here are some of those offerings.
As the crow flies, not much separates major initiatives in the upper reaches of Vermont and New York. Although similar in nature, a massive project in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is already off the ground, while a comparable development in New York’s Adirondack Mountains is being slowed by an environmental lawsuit. (See related story).
Northwestern Lower Michigan around the Lake Michigan villages of Petoskey and Harbor Springs is known to snowsport’s enthusiasts as Boyne Country, home to Boyne Mountain and Highlands and Nubs Nob. There have been plenty of improvements.
Sugar Bowl Resort on storied Donner Pass in the California High Sierra signed an agreement Oct. 1 to lease and operate neighboring and expansive Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area, which is being purchased by the Tahoe Donner Land Trust.
All funds raised at an Oct. 14 Century Ride bike race at Cochran’s, the nonprofit ski area in Richmond, Vt., will go toward providing affordable skiing and riding for local kids.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort is offering a “Snow Guarantee” this season. They are guaranteeing delivery of the most open terrain in the Southeast Region – which includes 15 ski areas in W.Va., Va., Md., and N.C. – or your next day of skiing is free.
Southern Colorado’s Monarch Mountain continues to embrace resort partners, not only in the United States, but all over the world. In addition, the owners of the resort outside Salida, Colo., have ponied up $2.3 million to expand and renovate the base lodge.
Volunteers who re-opened Big Tupper Ski Area in the New York Adirondack Mountains in 2009 threw in the proverbial towel this week. The ski area will not open this winter.
The next day we rose slightly later, whew, leisurely conferenced over coffee and bagels from Einstein's and carpooled back to the 5-mile pullout. Today, we delved into macro photography.
UPDATE 9/25: A press conference was held in Chamonix, France with officials explaining the search for survivors has ended. Among the missing are Rémy Lecluse and Greg Costa, Glen Plake’s teammates. Plake survived the avalanche.
“The rescue teams feel they did all they could to find further victims, but they have now given up all hope of finding any more survivors. The search has been called off for good,” they said.
Five top Montana ski areas have season pass price increases coming over the next few weeks. Now is the time to act if you’re thinking of purchasing a season pass before prices increases start taking place.
Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, discover improvements ski areas have made over the off-season, get deals on swapped or new equipment, talk with manufacturers reps, and live entertainment.
Some say those early snowfalls are meaningless. Ha! They have a distinct purpose. They fire up our inner juices and begin to get us psyched for the new season.