Category Archives: Features

Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville

Waterville Valley, NH – It was a great week for U.S. Snowboarding at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour, with Kyle Mack (Bloomfield, Mich.) taking a win and Lyon Farrell (Haiku, Hawaii) taking second for the men and Nora Healey (Plymouth, N.H.) earning a win for the women. The Waterville Valley stop of the Rev Tour featured … Continue reading Mack And Healey Top Podium At Waterville

Spruce Development Puts Stowe in World Class Category

Stowe, VT – Stowe Mountain Resort’s stellar reputation as a skier’s mountain was built in part upon the steep pitch of its renowned Front Four trails.  A decade-long frenzy of construction at its tamer Spruce Peak base area has put the northern Vermont resort on the map as a world-class, all-season vacation destination. True confession: I … Continue reading Spruce Development Puts Stowe in World Class Category

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