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Alaska Airlines’ Tips On How To Plan & What To Pack For A Ski Trip

Alaska Airlines’ Tips On How To Plan & What To Pack For A Ski Trip

by Alaska Airlines

Skis? Check. Boots? Check. Pants, jacket, goggles, and gloves? Check. Skiers and snowboarder alike know that trips to the mountain require packing large equipment, bulky clothing, and a ton of accessories. Consequently, not planning correctly can mean more unexpected baggage… Read More →

Living Like a Local with the Mountain Collective Pass, Part 2

by Katie Coakley

You didn’t really think we’d leave you hanging like that, did you? Of course not! To recap, check out the first half of this guide, which features Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows.  This means There are still three resorts to cover, ensuring that… Read More →

The Adventure Taken: Looking Back on the Mountain Collective Chronicles

by Michael Ames

Air travel is disorienting. This is why, given the chance like the one that the Mountain Collective pass offers, I’ll drive anywhere. After our last day at Alta, Sesko dropped me off at SLC International Airport, and as he drove… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 10: The Squaw Experience

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 10: The Squaw Experience

by Mike Sesko

Leaving Alta was an emotional experience. Descending out of Little Cottonwood is always a tough move (especially after a storm), but this time was different and more complex. After ten days on the road, we had finally hit a groove:… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Just Got Bigger and Badder for 2013-2014

The Mountain Collective Just Got Bigger and Badder for 2013-2014

by Katie Kearsey

This past Winter, many of you lived out your dreams of skiing and riding at four legendary resorts on one badass pass with The Mountain Collective: Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows.  You might’ve skied the Baldy Chutes… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 9: The Cold and the Light of Alta

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 9: The Cold and the Light of Alta

by Michael Ames

For two days at Alta, there was a rainbow around the sun. It’s called a sun dog, or a parhelion for weather nerds. Sun dogs are especially common in cold weather and at high altitude, and at Alta, the wind… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 8: Alta in Photos

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 8: Alta in Photos

by Michael Ames

If you live in a cold and damp city, it may feel like winter will never end. Storm after storm blows through and leaves you with nothing but icy sidewalks and a treacherous commute to work or school. But as… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 7: The Road to Zion

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 7: The Road to Zion

by Michael Ames

If you ski and hike all day in subzero temperatures and skin-shattering winds, and if you manage to make it back to a warm lodge and a cold beer, it’s hard to feel anything but delusional joy. This alchemy of… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 6: Pushing the Boundaries at Jackson

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 6: Pushing the Boundaries at Jackson

by Michael Ames

Jackson Hole humbles you. Before you even get on the snow, before you reach the top of Rendezvous Peak and are carried out of the tram by a surging mob of helmeted speed freaks, you realize that this mountain is… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 5: Storm Threats and Powder Straps

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 5: Storm Threats and Powder Straps

by Michael Ames

It was dark and late and a glass of whiskey was waiting for us somewhere in Jackson, Wyoming. There was no moonlight, and as we drove the side-streets on the south side of town, I could barely make out the… Read More →