Visitors and locals to inland Pacific Northwest resorts will find improvements – big, small and in between -- when they buckle up for the new season.
That special time of year – fall – is beginning to pop its annual display of colors and a getaway to many of New England’s ski resorts will make family memories “picture perfect.”
The first feature-length snowboard movie – titled “Los Angeles” – to be produced by Mountain High Resort in Southern California will be shown Sept. 18 at the Downtown Independent Theater. Each moviegoer will receive a free Mountain High lift ticket.
It wasn’t a pretty picture in Nashville, Tenn. at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when police were called to the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, 26, was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication.
Three Heartland ski areas are hosting early October open houses, festivals, rail jams and a chance to preview new gear for the coming season.
Dedication of the Mad River Glen Historic District will be the highlight of the Cooperative’s annual informational meeting Oct. 6 at the Basebox Lodge. A plaque placing the classic Vermont ski area on the National Register of Historic Places will be unveiled.
Thanksgiving and the new ski and ride season is just a matter of weeks away. Sugar Mountain, N.C. is offering a “Thanksgiving Turkey Treat” of skiing at riding for less than $24 per day. But, you’ll need to act by Oct. 17 to get it.
A report just released by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) details more progress on implementing the principles of its Environmental Charter during the 2011-12 season.
Many ski swaps across the nation begin in September and peak in November. Ski swaps can offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories.
One of the best reasons to visit Shanty Creek Resort this time of year is the spectacular fall color. Known for its variety of winter slopes, the resort’s 4,500 wooded acres turn brilliant shades of red, gold and yellow.
UPDATE: 9/16: The Horsethief Canyon Fire by Snow King and the town of Jackson, Wyo. is still being fought while fuel conditions are extremely dry, but it is reported to be 42 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Total burned acreage is now at 3,353, a slight jump over the weekend.
Vermonters who are immediate family members of deployed or about to be deployed overseas military will once again be able to receive free season passes at Jay Peak. The northern Vermont resort has been continually offering the program in 2007.
A top international snowboarding and freeskiing field is set to compete this winter during the 17th season of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The dual FIS World Cup status events include halfpipe snowboarding, slopestyle skiing and snowboarding, and halfpipe skiing.
A joint effort “to promote a cooperative business model” has been announced by Mt. Abram, near Bethel, Maine, and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA). Goal for the model project is to boost regional visitation and increase sustainability awareness.
They say, “Free is good.” Maybe that’s why the new offer Southern California’s Mountain High is making on its Freedom Pass is eye-catching: Free skiing at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Stevens Pass plus all of Mountain High.
The Little Bear Fire surrounding Ruidoso, N.M., took out nearly 250 homes and structures in June. But, it certainly scared, if largely spared, Ski Apache . The ski area, extremely popular in the West Texas market, still plans its regular Thanksgiving opening and will debut three new lifts and $15 million in improvements.