Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

Getting Your Gear Ready for the Off-Season

We’ve all heard the reports: Squaw and Mammoth have announced they’ll be open through Independence Day, Breckenridge through Memorial Day. With the record snowfalls in the west, it wouldn’t be surprising if more were to follow suit. Buy Lift Tickets… Read More →

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

Top 5 Tips for Spring/Summer Skiing

More ski areas are open in North America this spring and summer after some huge winter snowfalls left deep bases which in some cases may well still be there when next winter rolls around. Among the resorts staying open at… Read More →

Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

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Recapping the Family Ski Season, Setting Goals for Next Winter and Building Special Memories

We often joke that when we’re not skiing, our family is talking about skiing. We suspect we’re not the only ones. With the end of the North American ski season upon us, here are some ideas to keep your family… Read More →

Where To Ski During Spring 2019

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Where To Ski During Spring 2019

For many, the start of spring brings to mind thoughts of great mornings on the slopes enjoying the spring corn snow, then long, lazy afternoons enjoying the sunshine with a cool beverage. But for others it also means that annual… Read More →

Off-season ‘To-do List’ Keeps Ski Resort Mountain Ops Crews Busy

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Off-season ‘To-do List’ Keeps Ski Resort Mountain Ops Crews Busy

By April, most ski resorts close up shop to the skiing public for the off-season. However, many of the staffers who keep the lifts spinning during the winter don’t just head off for a six-month vacation. In order to keep… Read More →

What Does Ski Patrol Do at the End of the Season?

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What Does Ski Patrol Do at the End of the Season?

After a long winter and snow sliding season, there’s a tendency to just drop everything after that last day and last run. The season is over (unfortunately). As a ski patroller, the end of season means I have double duty… Read More →

Tips and Gear for the Perfect Apres-Ski Tailgate

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Tips and Gear for the Perfect Apres-Ski Tailgate

Tailgating has become as much of an American pastime as the football games it is known to accompany. In fact, it is even rooted in something more deeply American than that. Did you know that the first tailgate party actually… Read More →

North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Offer Unique Character

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North Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Offer Unique Character

The Lake Tahoe region features 15 downhill ski areas including ten quite sizable resorts of more than 650 acres. A destination visitor obviously can’t explore all those locales in one trip, so some focus is required. The lake’s northwest corner… Read More →

5 Reasons to Call Schweitzer Mountain the ‘Goldilocks’ of Ski Resorts

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5 Reasons to Call Schweitzer Mountain the ‘Goldilocks’ of Ski Resorts

When Goldilocks stumbled across the home of the Three Bears, she found a bowl of porridge and then a bed that were “just right” for her taste. Skiers and boarders who discover Schweitzer Mountain Resort in the panhandle of Idaho… Read More →

Snow All Week in the West, Deepest in California

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Snow All Week in the West, Deepest in California

This article originally appeared on opensnow.com by Joel Gratz Summary Multiple storms will hit the west coast this week. Between 1-3 FEET of snow should fall in California, with 6-12 inches for other western areas. Winter won’t quit:-) Short Term… Read More →