Category Archives: Features

Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Telluride: Be Rich, or Just Act Like It at Southwestern Colorado’s Mountain Playground

Telluride, CO – To a first-time visitor, Telluride brings to mind many things, including remoteness, steepness …and wealth. It’s the playground of the rich, the new Aspen. Daryl Hannah owns a house here. The singer Jewel was recently interviewed by a local magazine about living here. According to locals, Oprah Winfrey just bought a $17 million house here that … Continue reading Telluride: Be Rich, or Just Act Like It at Southwestern Colorado’s Mountain Playground

NOAA Issues Winter Weather Outlook

Washington, DC – Climate forecasters with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are officially back on board with La Niña. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued their U.S. Winter Outlook on Thursday, saying that La Niña is expected to influence winter conditions this year. After dismissing the idea of a La Niña pattern … Continue reading NOAA Issues Winter Weather Outlook

How to Plan a Cat Skiing Trip

Salt Lake City, UT – If you want to ski untracked powder without any competition, and without shelling out for a helicopter or sweating on touring skis, cat skiing could be just what you’re looking for! This guide will walk you through everything you should consider when planning your trip. Snowcat skiing might seem an odd … Continue reading How to Plan a Cat Skiing Trip

Sunlight Launches Winter Stoke Film Fest

Glenwood Springs, CO – Colorado’s Sunlight Mountain Resort is reaching out to local filmmakers to submit their best edits to be featured as part of its first annual Winter Stoke Film Fest. Produced in conjunction with the True Media Foundation of Carbondale, the film festival will be held Dec. 1 at the Vaudeville Theatre in Glenwood … Continue reading Sunlight Launches Winter Stoke Film Fest

Colorado Gets Ready for Winter with Ski and Snowboard Expo

Denver, CO – It’s practically a rite of passage. The siren’s song of deals on outdoor winter equipment, clothing, and accessories lures avid skiers and snowboarders annually to the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year from November 4-6 in Hall B of the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver, shoppers will find discounts … Continue reading Colorado Gets Ready for Winter with Ski and Snowboard Expo

So, When’s It Going to Snow?

Washington, DC – Leaves are changing, and temperatures are dropping…but when’s it going to snow? Snowfall has already graced some higher elevations in the western U.S. this year, but we know that you’re anxiously awaiting the first flakes in your own neck of the woods. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released an … Continue reading So, When’s It Going to Snow?