Mountain resorts and newcomers to skiing and snowboarding made history as they came together to celebrate the 11th annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month this year. Over one million skiers and riders have taken lessons through the program since its inception, and resort partners provided more than 150,000 beginner lessons during January 2019.
There's nothing quite like a tailgate party in the mountains. Sunburned faces, thin-clad celebrants and endless supplies of grilled meats and beer set the scene for the closing weeks of the ski and snowboard season.
A 440-acre ski resort in the Black Hills of South Dakota is again up for sale two years after it was shut down amid bankruptcy proceedings. The owners of the former Mystic Miner Ski Resort at Deer Mountain say they’ve cleaned up the property, made repairs and upgraded a water system serving residences near the resort, according to a story in the Rapid City Journal.
With a boffo snow year all across the nation, the multi-resort season passes earned their keep in 2018-2019 as skiers and riders hop-scotched around. Now, those same passes are up for sale for next season.
A reimagined K-1 base lodge with an expanded footprint is in store for skiers and riders at Vermont’s Killington Resort for the 2020-21 season. The Beast of the East also has plans in the works for a new four-person, fixed grip chairlift for the 2019-20 season to replace the existing North Ridge Triple. And once again, Killington is pumping more resources into their snowmaking systems. All upgrades are pending permit approval.
With 220 inches of snow in just in February alone, California’s Bear Valley Resort - nestled between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite - is primed for the spring skiing and riding season.
Waterville Valley will host their first elite level race since the 1991 World Cup, bringing the nation’s top ski racers to New Hampshire with the U.S. Alpine National Championships March 23-26. Directly following, the U.S. Junior National Championships happen March 27-29.
The ski season is winding down across Montana, but the major ski areas are staying open into April. There’s plenty of time for Heartlanders to plan one more western trip to close out the season.
A Boston investment firm has made an offer to buy Saddleback Mountain, pledging to invest $25 million to $30 million after the sale to help restart the Rangeley ski resort, which has been closed for four years.
Northeast skiers and riders don't have to hop a plane to reach some of the best terrain in the country, and they don't have to limit themselves to just one mountain. Multi-Mountain 2019-20 season passes are now on sale, and early birds get the best prices.
Looking for some opportunities to ski over spring break? You don’t have to head out of the Heartland to find plenty of opportunity across the upper Midwest. Save on travel time, expense and enjoy some prime late season slope conditions.
Spring skiing: when we wear fewer layers, swap goggles for sunglasses and don’t put on enough sunscreen. Strong storms in February and early March this year buried central and southern Colorado in many feet of snow, leading some resorts to extend their seasons and setting spring up for epic conditions.
First it was Tahoe, where a record-breaking February prompted most resorts to extend their seasons deeper into the spring. Now it's March, and it's Colorado's turn.
Colorado’s Telluride Ski Resort has been blessed with massive amounts of snow this season, and the spring skiing and riding season is setting up to be the best in recent memory. Over the past week alone Telluride has received more than five feet of snow and boasts a base depth of more than nine feet!
Beautiful weather is in store for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend as a huge area of high pressure keeps much of the nation dry.
If you're looking for the best deal on New Hampshire season passes, now is the time to buy. Many ski areas are offering additional incentives when you purchase before this season ends.