Huntsville, UT – Looming over the east side of Ogden, Utah, the city’s namesake peak rises roughly 4,000 feet above the bustling streets and avenues. On the far east side of Mt. Ogden, though, lies Snowbasin, Utah’s "newest" ski resort. n Snowbasin. (photo: David Quinney) Mt. Ogden looms above Snowbasin’s slopes. (photo: Marc Guido) How … Continue reading Snowbasin: Utah’s “Newest” Ski Resort
and Eric Krupka (November 2001) – The strange dichotomy that is Powder Mountain was perhaps best illustrated the day following our departure from this huge and relatively unknown resort. Hanging around The Red Pine Lodge at The Canyons, we spoke glowingly of “Pow Mow’s” merits to a cute yuppie couple sipping on lattés beside the … Continue reading Powder Mountain: How Now, Pow Mow?
Sandpoint, ID – Let’s face it, Sssswhitezerrrr doesn’t exactly roll off the end of your tongue. Kind of reminds you of that feeling you got when you agreed to a blind date in high school with Agnes Snodgrass. You know, that feeling sort of like, “Wow, sounds pretty hideous, but you never know. Anyway, my … Continue reading Schweitzer: Funny Name, Serious Fun
Missoula, MT – Spokane International Airport seemed a long time ago. Located very nearly on the border between the Mountain and Pacific zones, it was a whole time zone away. Grinding up the long, switchbacking gravel access road to the resort in the gathering darkness in our trusty rental Subie Outback, I thought back a … Continue reading Montana Snowbowl: Hardcore Hospitality
by Leigh Daboll Whitefish, MT – Let’s face it – there’s a bold statement contained in the above long-winded title. Nevertheless, after 30-odd years of skiing and visits to several score of North American ski resorts, I can at least feel somewhat qualified in making it. And, quite frankly, I can’t think of a more … Continue reading “The Best Danged All ‘Round Ski Resort in America”?
Tahoe City, CA – First light, and the chirping alarm did little more than elicit an anguished groan from my daughter Jacquelin, age 14. It was 6:00 AM and less than nine hours since we had last been on the snow, tubing our hearts out at Squaw Valley. Frankly, the attitudes of son Jonathon, 10, … Continue reading Alpine Meadows: So Laid Back
South Lake Tahoe, CA – Okay, I’ll admit it. Heavenly wasn’t exactly at the top of my list of gnarly places to rip the slopes prior to our family’s recent tour of the Lake Tahoe area. I’d heard the hotshots at our local mountain sneering all the way back to my hometown near Niagara Falls. … Continue reading Just Heavenly