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.
Passholders rewarded with dibs on first day; public rolls in on Wednesday.
Killington’s claim on first-to-open status in the East appears to be safe for another year. Its lifts, which operated through Memorial Day last spring despite what is now widely considered the worst winter ever in New England, will begin spinning again on Tuesday, the resort announced late Monday night following a five-inch snowfall over the weekend.
The first day of operation will be reserved for passholders—a special treat for the most loyal customers. Starting Wednesday, the general public is welcome.
Sick Day: Head to Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin On Friday
All right folks: Dig out your skis, dust off your boots, and if you live in Colorado, tell your boss that Friday is going to be a mandatory powder day. (Or at least a mandatory mental-health day.) Yes, you read that correctly—ski season is upon us.