Salt Lake City, UT – The calendar page has flipped to November, and most of us remembered to move our clocks back an hour overnight. That must mean that winter is right around the corner!
The 2014-15 U.S. ski and snowboard season is already underway in parts of the West, Midwest and Southeast, and snow guns are blazing across the country. In our 20 years of publishing First Tracks!! Online we’ve never taken a hiatus, and after a relaxing summer we’re now ready to bring the latest ski and snowboard news your way once again on a daily basis. We’re glad that you’ve missed us!
Skiers are on the slopes in the Southeast already, after Sugar Mountain, NC opened on Saturday for its second earliest opening day ever. (photo: Sugar Mountain)
Squaw Valley, Calif. on Saturday (photo: Matt Palmer)
New snow dusts the Sierras at Heavenly Resort in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday (photo: Heavenly Resort)
Killington’s snowmakers got into the act overnight at the resort in central Vermont (photo: Killington Resort)
Loveland Ski Area opened for the season on Saturday, joining its Colorado neighbor Arapahoe Basin which first opened for the season last month (photo: Loveland Ski Area)
New snowfall at Northstar California on Saturday (photo: Northstar California Resort)
Snowmakers at Okemo Mountain in Vermont began their work this morning (photo: Okemo Mountain Resort)
Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA reported six inches of new snowfall on Saturday. (photo: Sierra-at-Tahoe)
Wild Mountain, in Taylors Falls, MN, was once again the first ski area in the Midwest to open for the season when it did so on Saturday. (photo: Wild Mountain)