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Women’s Ski Week at Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO – A week dedicated to women and snow sports returns to Breck for the Colorado ski area’s second annual Women’s Ski Week, Feb. 13-21.  Women’s Ski Week at Breckenridge will highlight the resort’s offerings for women of all ages in a welcoming, supportive and fun place to improve skiing or snowboarding skills. The classes … Continue reading Women’s Ski Week at Breckenridge

Okemo Opens East Coast’s First Superpipe

Ludlow, VT – It takes an awful lot of snow to build those towering walls of a superpipe, and it’s no secret that snow has been a scarce commodity for much of the East Coast ski season this winter. A stretch of cold nighttime temperatures paired with the unwavering dedication of Okemo Mountain Resort’s experienced snowmaking team, however, has … Continue reading Okemo Opens East Coast’s First Superpipe

Colorado Ski Area Owner Files Bankruptcy

Idaho Springs, CO – The owner of Echo Mountain, the closest ski area to the Denver metro area, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the Denver Post is reporting. Unable to repay debts totaling approximately $1.5 million, including the one who financed the purchase of Echo Mountain in 2012, Echo Mountain owner Nora Pykkonen is looking … Continue reading Colorado Ski Area Owner Files Bankruptcy

Fat Bike Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows This Friday

Mt. Hood, OR – Fat bikes are all the rage these days. These modified mountain bikes sport tires that are twice as wide to provide traction on otherwise unrideable surfaces – like snow. They also make beach riding not only possible, but even fun. Many serious bike enthusiasts are looking at adding a fat bike to their arsenal, but … Continue reading Fat Bike Festival at Mt. Hood Meadows This Friday

Alta Experiments with Preferred Parking for Carpoolers

Alta, UT – It’s no secret that traffic in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon can be frustrating on busy ski days, and a quick observation verifies that many of the cars climbing the canyon carry only a driver. On many weekends this season, parking lots have filled at both Alta and Snowbird, the two ski resorts in Little Cottonwood … Continue reading Alta Experiments with Preferred Parking for Carpoolers

Ski Region Tops Sweden for STDs

Jämtland County, Sweden – Drinking and sex have long been synonymous with après-ski, so it should come as no surprise that one of Sweden’s top ski regions is also tops in transmission of chlamydia, a sexually transmitted disease. In 2015, Sweden recorded its highest number of cases of chlamydia in seven years. In Stockholm, there were 461 diagnosed … Continue reading Ski Region Tops Sweden for STDs

Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend to Cancer Families

Henniker, NH – New Hampshire’s Pats Peak ski area is hosting its 16th Annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline fundraiser weekend on February 20 and 21.This is a great opportunity to enjoy skiing and riding while supporting local families who have a child with cancer. Skiers and snowboarders will be able to make a donation to the cause while they … Continue reading Pats Peak Dedicates Weekend to Cancer Families