Killington’s Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge and Sugarloaf’s Reggae Fest dominate the East Coast slopeside party scene.
One of these days, this cold is going to break…that much we know. Also this: When it does, the 2015 spring skiing season promises to be one of the best ever.
From the Berkshires to Tuckerman Ravine, the Eastern snowpack remains in full lockdown mode…hardly a flake of snow has been lost since about Christmas, thanks to a freakishly stubborn weather pattern that keeps pumping arctic air and steady snowfall into the region while Western resorts suffer warm days and persistent drought.
Mike Solimano, the Beast's second-year CEO, talks spring skiing, the revival of the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, and why his customers were so mad.
In an open letter to passholders at the beginning of last season, newly appointed Killington president Mike Solimano said, “We need to regain that swagger that allowed us to have bragging rights in almost every measurable category of operation. Look for us to return to the roots and essence of whom and what we are.”
For the 200 amateur mogul and freestyle skiers who think they have mastered the bumps, the 24th Annual Budweiser Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on April 3-4, 2004, sets the stage where you go big-or go home.