On the online forum Newschoolers.com—the most popular chat and trash-talk site for tall-T’d park rats—here’s what one user had to say about Breckenridge’s park: “Breckenridge will blow your mind away. Think of an orgasm. Multiply it by another orgasm to the fourth power, and then you might be close to knowing how good it is.” It wasn’t just the puberty talking. The four parks and two pipes spread out over 25 acres pretty much make it the Megan Fox of manufactured terrain.
Sun Valley helps teens T.A.P. into their inner pros
School's back in session, so the last thing your teen wants is to feel like he's in class while he's on the slopes, right? Sun Valley's new Teen Adventure Program (T.A.P. for short) is a great way to help him improve his ski skills without landing you in detention. Teens choose from a variety of sessions, such as perfecting turns, off-piste skiing, terrain park tricks, moguls, racing and more. The half day (2.5 hour) group sessions are more like training with a coach than conventional lessons.
New owners with a passion for snowmaking put this resort on springtime’s map.
Along Vermont’s scenic Route 100, a local in a red flannel shirt and grease-stained jeans starts his day by kicking the last of his driveway snowbank to pieces, hoping it will melt in the bright sun. It’s only early spring, but some people are just over winter. I am not one of them.
Especially since learning that Mount Snow has invested more than $8.5 million in state-of-the-art snowmaking equipment over the past two years. It’s time to check back in: It’s been three decades since I last visited the mountain so popular with metro New Yorkers.
Woodward at Copper announces summer camp dates and prices
Copper Mountain, CO…Woodward at Copper announces session dates and prices for week-long Summer Camps. Woodward at Copper is the first skiing and snowboarding training facility dedicated to Terrain Park and Pipe progression. The 20,000 square foot Woodward at Copper Barn gives campers access to Snowflex® ramps, foam pits, spring floors, trampolines and indoor skateboard features.
Copper Mountain, CO…January 14, 2009… Copper is proud to recognize and support the National Ski Area Association’s Safety Awareness Week with Copper’s Safety Fest, featuring three days of education, demonstrations, giveaways and safe skiing and riding from Saturday - Monday, Jan. 17 - 19.
One Call-One Click Reservations, New Kid’s Park and 69 Ski Free
Monarch, CO. Monarch Mountain has been making improvements this summer that all skiers and riders will enjoy this winter. A new reservations system has been installed to make it easier for guests to purchase everything they need. Lift tickets, rental equipment, ski lessons, children’s programs and even Snowcat trips can all be reserved with one call to 888.996.7669.
Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in the East, will invest $8.4 million into on-mountain improvements to kick off its 50th birthday season and improve the overall on-mountain experience for the 2008/09 ski and snowboard season.
Skye Peak Express: The New Skye Peak Express replaces the Skye Peak Quad and reduces the ride time from 14 minutes to just less than five minutes, allowing guests improved access to Bear Mountain and Killington's long intermediate cruising trails such as Skyeburst, Cruise Control and Needle's Eye.