Come Hither: Alta, Aspen, Jackson and Squaw/Alpine team up.
The new motto for resorts this season just might be All for One, One for All, as four of the biggest names in the sport have banded together to offer a unique, unified ski pass. The new Mountain Collective pass, working with Liftopia, offers eight days of skiing at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for $349.
The small ski area gives Vail more access to skiers and riders in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.
Vail Resorts announced that it swallowed up another Midwestern ski area, acquiring Wilmot Mountain, 65 miles north of Chicago.
”We plan to offer our Chicago and Milwaukee guests new season pass offerings that will provide the chance to experience the best skiing and snowboarding locally and in the West and will use our best-in-class technology to create more sophisticated channels of communication with everyone who skis at Wilmot,” Rob Katz, Vail Resorts’ chairman, says in a statement.
As skiers wait for snow, Legislature tackles burning issue.
The après beer is so much a part of skiing. But which resort will be the first to feature a slopeside marijuana lounge?
That might still be hard to imagine, but another ski state, Vermont, may soon join Colorado and Washington in making the sale of pot legal.
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced his qualified support for legalization in his State of the State address last week. And the state’s Legislature will take up the issue as it embarks on a new session.
Vermont's pre-eminent weather guy expects cold temperatures and above-average snowfall from here on out. Get ready to ski.
Just as denial, anger, bargaining, and depression are giving way to acceptance among Eastern skiers that this season is going to be hugest stinker ever, there’s reason for hope, possibly even joy, in the weather forecast.
“I would be optimistic heading into the end of this month and early February and March,” says Mark Breen, the senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
That’s right, Eastern skiers: Step away from the ledge.