17
Thu, Jan

SnoNews

The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Cranmore Offers Free “Snow Strudel” With Every Six-Inch Snowfall

Free-Snow-Strudel-With-Every-Six-Inch-Snowfall--1440x500

New Hampshire’s Cranmore is celebrating the snowy start to winter by offering skiers and boarders what it calls “Snow Strudels” – homemade baked Austrian pastry dusted in powdered sugar and wrapped around bits of apple – if it snows six inches or more during the previous 24 hours.

 continue reading

  349 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Powder In New Areas Kicks Off 2019

Ski-Santa-Fe

Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast. 

Continue reading
  1703 Hits

Winter Park Ski Train Expands Schedule, Adds Lounge Car

Ski-Train-Scenci

The Denver-to-Winter Park ski train has become more than just a nod to the past: It's now a viable transportation option for Denverites headed to the hills.

Continue reading
  531 Hits

College Weeks Highlight Jack Frost/Big Boulder SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week

Screen-Shot-2019-01-02-at-10.49.14-AM

Pensylvania's Jack Frost/Big Boulder takes center stage this week at the first SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week. Founded in 1942 with the building of the Split Rock Club on the shores of Lake Harmony, Big Boulder was the first commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania.

Continue reading
  266 Hits

Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2018

Crested-Butte-Facebook

As we bid a fond farewell to 2018, the editors at SnoCountry take a look at the news that shaped skiing and riding at mountain resorts across North America over the year.

Continue reading
  145 Hits

Windham’s Westside Six Officially Open

Smiling-faces-unloading-Westside-Six-Facebook

Westside Six, the brand new, high speed, detachable six passenger chairlift at Windham Mountain Resort is now open. The resort celebrated a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 29.

Continue reading
  296 Hits

Colorado, Desperate For Snow, Explores New Takes On The Old Idea Of Cloud Seeding

Cloud-seeding machines strategically positioned in Colorado’s high country have been aimed at the sky for four decades, spewing a compound called silver iodide into the clouds to try to make it snow.

Skeptics have been plenty and definitive research was elusive — it’s hard to prove exactly how much more snow falls after clouds are seeded when no one can say for sure what Mother Nature had planned on her own.
 

 continue reading

  456 Hits

Wyoming Local's Favorite Antelope Butte Reopening

Antelopebutte1

With the growth of skiing into the 20th century, small ski hills used to dot the land, providing great accessibility and affordability for beginners looking to access downhill winter sports. Today, these “town” ski areas are a rarity with only a smattering left nationwide.

Continue reading
  484 Hits

Female Ski Clinics Taking Place Across Heartland

Mt.-Brighton-WomensSkiAcademy-website-image

Several ski areas located near Midwest major cities are hosting female ski clinics over the next month. Enjoy that slope time even more with improved form and confidence.

Continue reading
  280 Hits

Northeast Ski Hotels Your Family Will Love

Jay-Peak-Pump-House

A family trip to the mountains is an investment in time together, where many of us treasure memories of racing each other down the hill, hot chocolate breaks, and taking a dip in the pool at the end off the day. SnoCountry found some of the best destinations for the whole gang to rest their heads after a fun day on the slopes. 

Continue reading
  496 Hits

Ridin' The High Roads: Best Mountain Passes To Drive

Pass-Lookout

All across the West you can find year-round paved roads that cross major mountain divides and offer some of the best mountain views in the nation. Plus, many are home to ski and snowboard resorts.

Continue reading
  231 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Where Snow And Cold Will Finish 2018

StevensPass_Sized

With 2018 quickly coming to a close, several areas across the U.S. and Canada will get final bursts of snow and cold for the year. Here’s the breakdown…

Continue reading
  1505 Hits

SnoCountry SnoShots: Pacific Northwest Getting The Goods

SnoShots-Mt-Hood-Meadows

Early on, above-freezing temps kept snowfall down in the Pacific Northwest. But lately, the temps have dropped and the depths have risen. Pacific storms have stayed north, pummeling the Cascades and intermountain region with snowfall measured in feet.

Continue reading
  380 Hits

Another Victory And A Huge Milestone For Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin World Cup Win No. 50

Skiing her best is the most important thing to Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colo.), but numbers, not so much. Saturday’s slalom victory may not have been her best skiing, but it resulted in a huge win - FIS Ski World Cup victory number 50 in Courchevel, France.

 continue reading

  164 Hits

How to navigate I-70 traffic during ski season without losing your mind

There are no silver bullets. No car-sized teleporters, either — at least not yet. Sometimes, Interstate 70 through the Colorado mountains in the winter is just a painful, unending, unavoidable slog. But several tricks can minimize the pain.

 continue reading

  1133 Hits

A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

They tried to kick blocks of snow from the cornice, hoping a tumbling chunk might trigger an avalanche. “All we were getting were crumbles. We just couldn’t get a big enough block to go,” said Bryan Wickenhauser, a champion ski mountaineering racer from Gunnison. “So yeah, there was some hesitancy. But we were all committed. No one was going the other way.”

 continue reading

  182 Hits

New book to feature Colorado artist’s 200 hand-painted ski resort maps

James Niehues knows North America’s ski resorts better than most people – not because he’s skied them all, but because he’s painted many of them.

 continue reading

  564 Hits

More Freshies! Powder Mountain Partners With Backcountry Giant

Whisper-Ridge-Heli

At Powder Mountain, the options for putting your tracks on unfettered powder snow just got larger – some 70,000 acres larger.

Continue reading
  350 Hits

Snowshoeing With The Kids

Smuggssnowshoefamily

Wondering how to make a snowshoeing outing with the kids fun for everyone? Here's a primer on going snowshoeing with the kids.

Continue reading
  212 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
  186 Hits
 
lssm promoBAF Promo
Passport to Ride