California Epic Pass Resorts Poised To Open

Kirkwood-Gully

A trio of Lake Tahoe-area resorts on the Epic Pass system have done all they can to get ready for the 2021-2022 season, and now it's up to Mother Nature.

Continue reading
  81 Hits

SnoCast: Tricks and Treats in the Forecast

steamboat

It was an active week with an atmospheric river event in the West and a fall nor'easter in the East. Flipping the calendar from October to November, find out who will get forecast tricks or treats.

Continue reading
  957 Hits

What's New at California Resorts This Season

mammoth

As temperatures begin to shift, Ski California resorts are gearing up for the 2021-22 winter season with investments in infrastructure, facilities improvements, and technology that will continue to allow for fast, contactless lift access, reservations and payment, and high-quality experiences.

Continue reading
  592 Hits

Music Resounds Around Lake Tahoe This Summer

TRuckee-Cover

In the West, one of the most active summertime areas can be found around Lake Tahoe, where a dozen ski and snowboard resorts host warm-weather concerts and festivals for city-dwellers looking for a way to chill out.

Continue reading
  553 Hits

Powder Days All Around! Massive Storms Roll Across The West

Alta-Coer

In the waning days of January, Mother Nature got to work -- dropping her glorious bounty upon the mountains of the West, and finally giving skiers and snowboarders the deep powder they've been waiting for.

Continue reading
  937 Hits

Tahoe Resorts Ready To Open with Ticketing Restrictions

Sugar-Bowl-Covid

The baker's dozen of ski and snowboard resorts in the Lake Tahoe region will start opening for the season in late November, and all will have policies in place to combat the spread of Covid-19.

Continue reading
  870 Hits

SnoCast: Big Snow, Cold Incoming for the West

LovelandSkiArea_via-Dustin-Schaefer_TW_110320

This week’s weather will feature very different weather across the country. While the east deals with much above-average temperatures, a winter-like chill and snow take over the west.

Continue reading
  2449 Hits

Tahoe Resorts Let Skiers And Riders What To Expect This Season

Homewood-Covi_20201025-214522_1

Like all U.S. resorts, the list of COVID-related changes at Tahoe-area mountains reads familiar: Cashless transactions, masking up, self-grouping for lifts, state regulating size of gatherings, more weekday season pass options, rental shop spacing, group lesson capping,  gearing up in the parking lot, and grab 'n' go food.

Continue reading
  868 Hits

California Resorts Gearing Up For Visitors With Slope Reservations, Touchless Massages

Squaw

The winter 2020-21 snow season is quickly approaching. Although skiing and snowboarding are naturally socially distant activities, the social experiences that come with the snow community — such as striking up a conversation while congregating in line to wait for a lift, or grabbing a well-earned apres-ski drink after a long day on the mountain — are shaping up to look different this year. 

Continue reading
  796 Hits

A-Basin Makes Plans to Reopen, Breckenridge Will Remain Closed for the Season

Arapahoe-Basin

Vail Resorts has announced Breckenridge Ski Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen for spring skiing. 

Continue reading
  1220 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Final Days Of Winter? Not Done Yet!

Jackson-Hole-Cover-Picture

In these final days of winter (Spring Equinox is March 19) we wish you the luck of the Irish to receive the new snowfall coming.

Continue reading
  2683 Hits

Game On: Epic Pass Jumps Into Pre-Season Pass Race

Epic-Cover

The doors have been flung wide open in the quest for 2020-2021 multi-resort passes as Vail Resorts unveiled its pricing and benefits for the Epic Pass and its ancillaries.

Continue reading
  1611 Hits

Parking At The Mountain Getting More Expensive In West

Mammoth-Parking

This season, Solitude Mountain decided that all who drive up to the Utah resort will pay for parking -- prompting an industry-wide look at overcrowded lots, traffic jams and public transport options on the way to the hill.

Continue reading
  2060 Hits

SnoCast: Waves of Snow Through Mid-December

Whiteface

An active weather pattern will have several fast-moving storms move through both the East and the West. Timing is everything to catch the best conditions through this weekend.

Continue reading
  3100 Hits

Fun In The Sun: Tahoe Resorts In Summer Mode

Summer-Northstar

Once summer settles in, the winter resorts around Lake Tahoe become magnets for city-dwellers aiming to beat the heat – and to have a bunch of fun doing it.

Continue reading
  2615 Hits

Spring Brings Ski Culture’s Happy Times

pondskim_Mammoth-Karen-story

East and West have reaped abundant snowfall so this spring is a great time to enjoy the best of snow and ski culture.

Continue reading
  2971 Hits

Mountain Life Lessons: Ski Resorts For College Spring Break

Sun-Valley-college

Whether you’re in it for first chair or last call, the best way to spend college spring break is on the sunny slopes of your favorite resort. SnoCountry took a look at some of our favorite college spring break destinations. 

Continue reading
  2413 Hits

Pacific Storms Continue to Pile Snow Onto Sierra Nevada Snowpack

la-1550441479-mokc5cefjd-snap-image

The snow piling onto the Sierra Nevada could be considered more of a snow pile-on at this point.

Continue reading
  2335 Hits

Finding Off-Beat Ways To Celebrate Holidays In The Hills

Santa-Rappel-JH

Christmas in the mountains runs deep with traditions. But a number of resorts try to work outside the box and be creative with their celebrations.

Continue reading
  2203 Hits

Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

Jackson-Mangy-Moose-Music

Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.

Continue reading
  2499 Hits