February 26, 2010

Mt. Rose Spring Passes On Sale Now!

Reno, NV - Buy your 2010-11 season pass now and ski the rest of this season for FREE! Mt. Rose Spring Passes are valid March 1st through the rest of this season as well as all of next year. The unrestricted Spring Pass has absolutely no void dates or blackout periods, so you can ski or snowboard whenever you want and comes fully loaded with passholder perks redeemable both on and off the mountain!
Mt. Rose Info

The 3rd Annual Spring Grüv takes over The Canyons Resort Celebrate. Compete. Watch. Ski. Ride. Grüv.

Park City, UT - For ten days, March 26th – April 4th, The Canyons will be the center of activity in Park City, Utah. This is the 3rd annual Spring Grüv, a festival of music, entertainment and on-mountain events.

The festivities kick off on Saturday, March 27th with the annual and ever hilarious Pond Skimming Contest and a live concert by Big Head Todd & The Monsters. On Sunday, March 28th, the Canis Lupus Challenge will take place, followed by ska and rock favorites, Fishbone.

Spring Grüv continues the next weekend on Saturday, April 3rd with the Red Bull 1976 Games, followed by a free concert by Robert Randolph & The Family Band in the Resort Village. Sunday, April 4th The Canyons will host the final Miller Lite Downhill Dish Series and a concert by The Soulistics. And, in The Canyons’ music tradition, all concerts will be free and open to the public.
The Canyons Info

February 24, 2010

Telluride Continues to Increase Incredible Inbounds Terrain Access

Stairs and Bridge Airlifted Via Helicopter This Morning
Telluride, CO - Reflecting a European skiing experience found in Chamonix, France, the Telluride Ski Resort airlifted a new bridge and staircase to the left shoulder of Palmyra Peak this morning at approximately 8 am. Heliqwest, a helicopter company based out of Canada, airlifted two steel staircases and bridge over the ski resort to its final resting place – the span between Gold Hill Chutes 8 and 9.
“This addition is a continuation of our efforts to provide ski experience which is ‘Unmatched in North America,’” said Dave Riley, CEO of the resort. “This project was extremely technical, and our in house staff has done a phenomenal job in both planning and execution. The Telluride Ski Resort is thrilled to once again expand easy access into epic inbounds terrain.”

The stairs and bridge were designed and fabricated by 12 year veteran and Lift Master Mechanic, Mark Boss. With the company since 1997, Boss custom created, constructed and brought the project to fruition over the several months.

The two sets of stairs measure 48 and 54 feet, and weigh 3304 and 3324 pounds, respectively. The bridge measures 24 feet in length and weighs 2750 pounds. All three components measure 30 inches wide, feature hand railings on both sides and serrated grated steel walking surface. Together, the stairway and bridge combine make up 126 linear feet ascending Gold Hill. While the new addition will be under construction to solidify access for a couple of days, the new stairs and bridge will be available for use by Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, weather permitting.
Telluride Info

Fighting Cancer On The Slopes

Cortland, NY - Scott Glasemann knows that health can sometimes be a slippery slope. As a cancer survivor, he’s using his experience to raise money on a different slope - the ski slope. On March 6, 2010, Scott will participate in the American Cancer Society’s 5th Annual Hope on the Slopes event hosted at Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY.

Scott, a scientist from Caton, NY, knows all too well the devastating effects of cancer. His mother died from lung cancer at the young age of 58. In the years following his mom’s death, his grandfather died from prostate cancer, and his father-in-law, stepfather, and uncle were all diagnosed with prostate cancer. Then in 2008, Scott heard the same words himself. It was his wedding anniversary and Scott was in the car when he got the call to come into his urologist’s office. From that moment on his life changed forever. “I remember thinking then, as I hung up the phone, that I’ll never forget that drive,” he said.

Scott says that even though so many family members had cancer, he never did anything to raise money or help the American Cancer Society until he was diagnosed. “As a scientist, something in me is stirring to help raise money for more prostate cancer research and awareness,” he said. Last year Scott heard about Hope On The Slopes and realized it was the perfect way to combine his love for skiing and his passion for raising money for cancer research.

At Hope On The Slopes skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes, raising money for the American Cancer Society by participating in this winter Relay For Life. Participants in a summer Relay For Life event walk a track for 24-hours, celebrating life and honoring loved ones lost to cancer. Hope on the Slope is a unique event that will combine sports enthusiasts’ love of snow with their desire to make a difference in the fight against cancer.
Greek Peak Info

Better Late Than Never, So They Say

Windham, NY - It may be late February, but Mother Nature is all about Winter. A series of weather systems are going to bless Windham Mountain with snow every day this week, and may dump THREE FEET of white powder by Saturday - this could be our biggest single storm snowfall since 2007! We've already gotten 5"-6" and it just keeps coming! If you love fresh snow like we do, plan a trip to Windham Mountain and the Catskills for super midwinter conditions. We'll update you later this week on conditions for the weekend, but right now all we see is SNOW in the forecast.
Windham Mountain Info

March Madness Rates At Sugar Mountain Resort

Banner Elk, NC - Take advantage of March Madness Rates discounts beginning Monday, March 8th and running through the end of the season at Sugar Mountain Resort. March Madness rates offer savings up to 25% off lift ticket, rental equipment and lesson prices and 40% savings on Winter Value Packages. Don't miss out on this season's spectacular late winter season conditions; spring-like weather, sparsely populated slopes, and personal service; all at reduced rates.
Sugar Mountain Info

February 23, 2010

Winter Testimony All in Photos!

Sutton, PQ - We are enjoying a beautiful Winter with lots of snow at Mont SUTTON! This ski station located in the heart of the Eastern Townships, about 1 hour 15 minutes from Montreal, has received new centimetres of snow every week since the beginning of the season. The result? The conditions are exceptional, and this is because of the microclimate that is found in this area and gives to Mont SUTTON such generous snow fall.
Mont Sutton Info

The Battle Begins at Sun Peaks

Sign up today for the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle!
Sun Peaks, BC - Teams of two will once again battle it out on the slopes of Sun Peaks as the Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle returns to the BC Interior resort on Saturday, February 27.
Each team of two (skiers, snowboarders or mixed) will be racing around Sun Peaks on a course designed by well known big mountain skier, Chris Davenport. While being tracked by FLAIK GPS devises, teams must cover all of the designated GPS checkpoints, including an inbounds hike! FLAIK GPS provides real time data on each team as they race. Not only monitoring the time and speed of each person, the devise also ensures teammates stay within 200 feet of each other.
Two local Sun Peaks ski instructors dominated the field in 2009, with a time of 2:30:57, and won an all-expense paid trip to Aspen/Snowmass to square off in the final Battle in the Bowls. The 2010 Battle in the Bowls takes place Sunday, March 28.
Sun Peaks Info
Sun Peaks YouTube Video

Big Powder at Taos!

Epic Conditions at Crested Butte

Crested Butte, CO - A huge storm moved into the West Elks over the weekend dropping 28” of new snow on Crested Butte. Combined with today’s bluebird skies, the latest snowfall made for epic conditions and huge grins around the resort. It's been an incredible week, with 10 inches falling in the last 48 hours and 28 inches falling in the last seven days.

Aside from pleasing locals and guests, the conditions were timed exquisitely for competitors in The 30th Annual Prater Cup and the 19th Annual Subaru Extreme Freeskiing Championships. The Subaru Freeskiing Extremes lived up to the hype again this year with the mounting snowfall pushing the event into day 4 while Crested Butte Ski Patrol worked to provide safe conditions. Local superstar Caleb Mullen nabbed a third place finish in the men’s category, just behind top finishers Griffin Post and Cliff Bennett. Vail local Claudia Bouvier stomped her way down a beautiful pillow line, known as Hand Rail, for a first place finish among the women.

The two hundred 11 and 12 year old speed racers in The Prater Cup rose to the challenge of the heavy snow as they mixed up their home teams and regrouped based on performance level. The kids learn to cheer on their new teammates for the weekend in the Super G, Slalom and GS while vying for a chance to qualify for the J4 Rocky Mountain Championships.
Crested Butte Info

Whitefish Mountain Resort and US Forest Service Agree on Winter Uphill Traffic Policy

Whitefish, MT - Whitefish Mountain Resort and the US Forest Service announced a new policy pertaining to uphill traffic at the Montana ski resort today, in an attempt to decrease unsafe behavior associated with the increasingly popular activity.
"I'm not a fan of restrictions under most circumstances, but in this case I think it is necessary," said Becky Smith-Powell, a Snow Ranger with the US Forest Service's Tally Lake Ranger District.

The policy developed by resort management and the US Forest Service will restrict uphill traffic within the resort's Special Use Permit boundary to a single route on the mountain, as well as limiting the hours when the activity is allowed. The route follows the run called Toni Matt, hugging the uphill-left edge of the trail, and will be clearly marked. Uphill traffic will be allowed on the route during ski season from 6:30 a.m. until the resort closes for the day and Ski Patrol conducts their sweep of the mountain. The same route will be used between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for the first 14 days after ski season ends, with no active restrictions outside those hours and dates. Uphill traffic will not be allowed pre-season, when the resort is likely to be conducting extensive slope maintenance and snowmaking operations.
Whitefish Info

February 22, 2010

Montezuma Bowl Opens for its Third Season

Arapahoe Basin, CO - Arapahoe Basin’s Montezuma Bowl will open to the public at 9:00am, Wednesday, February 24. Snow accumulation from the recent storms has enabled the crew at A-Basin to open the back bowl. The Zuma chair lift will give skiers and riders access to 17 intermediate, advanced and expert runs. Approximately 200 acres of groomed, chutes, trees and wide open bowl terrain will be made available.
Montezuma Bowl opened for its inaugural season in January of 2008. The expansion increased the ski area’s terrain by 80 percent. The 400-acre Montezuma Bowl, located on the backside of Arapahoe Basin, was the nation’s largest terrain expansion for the 2007-2008 ski season.
Arapahoe Basin continues to grow and this summer A-Basin will begin construction on a new detachable quad chairlift – Black Mountain Express. The new lift will replace the Exhibition fixed grip triple chair located in the base area. Construction is scheduled for mid-June and will not impact the current season’s closing date (tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2010).
Arapahoe Basin Info

Ski/Snowboard To Benefit The American Cancer Society At Sugar Mountain Resort

Banner Elk, NC - Since 1987 the Sugar Cup Competition has been a fundraising event to celebrate the lives of special people whose contributions have made a lasting impression at Sugar Mountain Resort.

Richard Trundy was Sugar Mountain Resort's Director of Operations from 1987 until 2000. He passed away in February 2002 from cancer. Since his death, 100% of the entry fees from the Sugar Cup Competition have been and will continue to be donated to the American Cancer Society in Dick's memory.

The Richard Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Giant Slalom Competition is open to skiers and snowboarders and will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010. Registration is from 7:30 am until 8:30 am. Competition begins at 9:00 am on the Big Red Slope. Entry fee is $15.00 and participant lift tickets are $25.00. Prizes are awarded to the top three ski and snowboard finishers in 13 categories from four and under to 60 and over.
Sugar Mountain Info

Camelback Mountain Resort Employees Wear Pink to Promote Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Tannersville, PA - Martin Hardy, a devoted snowboard instructor at Camelback Mountain Resort has pledged to refrain from the usual après ski activity of grabbing a beer after a long day on the mountain for the entire ski season in order to raise awareness for early detection of breast cancer. Hardy is doing this in support of a close friend that is continuing her valiant fight with breast cancer. He is not only raising money, but hoping to inspire others.
“This all started as a simple bet between Hardy and some friends and co-workers,” said Tony Keller, Director of Snow Sports School at Camelback Mountain Resort. He continued, “Now, he is raising money and awareness for this great cause. We are truly proud to wear the pink hats in support of his effort and breast cancer awareness.”

On Saturday, February 20th, Hardy hits his 50th “dry” day and has asked his fellow instructors and about 100 employees from the front desk to guest services at Camelback to show their support by wearing pink hats. He is raising money for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) and the local charity, Green Hope Charities.
Camelback Info

February 19, 2010

Slide Back Retro Ski Party on Saturday!

Pink Slip Pass Holder Guests Only $20!

Reno, NV - It's now time to pull out your spandex and neon for the Slide Back Retro Ski Party this Saturday, Feb. 20th and passholders may bring up a friend. Pink Slip Season Pass holders may bring one guest for $20 by presenting their season pass at any ticket window on Saturday (one guest per pass thanks.) Mt. Rose invites skiers and boarders to leave the new millennium behind and travel back in time to the decade that gave us everything from Pac Man to Prozac. Breaking all of the ski fashion laws may even earn skiers and boarders new gear in the "Most Fashionable" contest at the Winters Creek Lodge. All of the action takes place at high noon on Saturday, Feb. 20th.

The Stoneham’s METAL Wednesdays are Back; Pure Freestyle of All Types!

Stoneham, PQ - Renowned for its freestyle installations and the good vibe present in its snow parks, Stoneham Mountain Resort is back with its nocturnal METAL Wednesdays! The first 3 Wednesdays of March (3, 10 and 17) are undeniably 3 not-to-be-missed events for all freestyle adepts, whatever their type of riding and interest; nothing less than rails, half-pipe and slopestyle are on the menu!

Nearly $1000 to win
The concept is pretty simple: 3 Wednesdays in a row, at night, every one with a distinct freestyle theme!

March 3rd : single rail contest in the XL Snow Park ;
March 10th : the half-pipe fanatics will be stoked with this contest entirely dedicated to the Olympic infrastructure ;
March 17th : slopestyle rails contest - the participants get their points on a sequence of several features ;
$300 in money prizes and several others prizes will be given out EVERY METAL Wednesday for the best tricks of the nights!
These contests are open to skiers and riders for $5. This rate does not include the lift ticket and the snow park access card, which are mandatory.

METAL Wednesday’s detailed schedule
5:30 pm – Sign up mandatory at the Main Chalet ;
7:30 pm – Contest start!
9:30 pm – Official prizegiving at the Main Chalet; not-to-be-missed!

Snowshoe Mountain's Snowfall Surpasses Season Average

Snowshoe Mountain is experiencing a historic season, with 192 inches of snowfall total, surpassing the annual average of 180”!
Snowshoe, WV - Snowshoe Mountain Resort announced today that it’s snowfall total for the 2009/2010 season has surpassed it’s annual average of 180” with 192” since mid-October. In February alone, Snowshoe has see 80”, almost 45% of the resort’s seasonal average, with much of that coming in the last 11 days.
It has now been two good snow years in a row for the Pocahontas County ski resort, with over 200” of snow falling in the 2008/2009 season. But this year’s snow has come at more opportune times, with plenty of snow falling just prior to the Christmas holiday, as well as last week’s snowstorm, which dropped almost 30” of snow just before the Presidents’ Weekend Holiday, one of the biggest ski weekends of the year. And it looks like the snow isn’t stopping anytime soon, as the 15 day forecast for the resort is calling for more snow as we head into the month of March. Snowshoe averages 30” of snowfall in March.

All of this snow has created some of the best conditions in Snowshoe’s 36 year history. Across the resort’s 244 acres of skiable terrain, a 4 ft snow base is providing Western-like conditions to visitors of the West Virginia slopes. And colder and drier conditions this season have allow lighter, fluffier snow to fall much of the time at the resort, creating powder days Eastern skiers usually have to jump on a plane to experience. And Snowshoe announced earlier this week that the resort planes to remain open through April 5th, giving skiers and riders 6 more weeks to take advantage of the amazing conditions.
Snowshoe Info

February 18, 2010

Saddleback Maine to Host Ski Mountaineering Race

Rangeley, ME - On Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 Saddleback Maine will host the second annual Saddleback Mountain Challenge. This is a seven mile, 1800' vertical Randonee/Ski Mountaineering Race with men's and women's divisions. First place winners receive a 2010-2011 Season Pass to Saddleback.
"Last year's inaugural race was a great event and we're excited to do it again," said Warren Cook, CEO and general manager of Saddleback. "This is a monster of a race that will challenge experienced randonee or telemark skiers."

Competitors will navigate a route that gains approximately 1800 vertical feet, includes green, blue, black, and double black terrain and encompasses the entire skiing boundary of Saddleback Mountain.
There will also be silver and bronze prizes. For all participants there is a commemorative t-shirt, Ski Patrol Spaghetti Dinner and celebration in the fireplace room in Saddleback's beautiful post and beam base lodge, followed by fireworks at 7:30 pm.
Saddleback Info

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort Raises $21500 fort Mercy Corps Haitian Relief Efforts

Mt. Hood, OR - Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort raised more than $21,500 for Mercy Corps during Monday evening’s Haitian Relief night. The resort announced the fundraiser less than two weeks ago, offering to extend operational hours on the President’s Monday holiday and challenging skiers and snowboarders to purchase their $10 night ticket online, pledging all $10 of the online purchase would be donated to the Mercy Corps Haitian Relief efforts.
More than $8,000 was raised through the generosity of advance purchasing guests, some of whom didn’t even use the lift ticket. Meadows officials are donating an additional $12,700 from the evening’s proceeds to up that total to $20,760. Meadows guests also dug deep into their pockets offering spare change and bills (some with big numbers on them) to Mercy Corps volunteers attending the event. In total the evening generated $21,533 for Haiti.
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Mt. Hood Meadows Info

February 17, 2010

Activities at Mont SUTTON Every Day During the School Break

Sutton, PQ - School break will soon be with us and there is no better place to spend it this year than at Mont SUTTON. Lots of special activities, lots of snow and lots of great deals is a mix which will please everyone. A wonderful opportunity to combine fresh air, relaxation and entertaining après-ski!
There has been fresh snow every single week of the season at Mont SUTTON and there is plenty more to come making Mont SUTTON a skiers’ and boarders’ paradise with trails and glades for all levels. There are four warm and welcoming chalets (including 3 with a fireplace and 2 up on the mountain), the Bar Le Tucker and its Carlsberg Lounge for après-ski fun, the “Ski Week” camp at the SUTTON Snow School plus amazing value “Ski-Sleep-Ski” weekday packages starting at just $75 per person. All this along with a charming village and many other winter activities in the area.
Mont Sutton Info

Sleeping Giant Sponsors First Annual Video Contest and Festival

Cody, WY - Sleeping Giant Ski Area is sponsoring a first annual video contest and festival. All aspiring video makers are encouraged to enter their snow sports video that will be judged and shown this spring. There is $1000 in cash prizes and winners get their videos played on various websites including the Powell Tribune, TCT and Sleeping Giant. The winning videos will also be played during the awards ceremony at the Big Horn Cinemas on Friday, April 30. This video contest and festival would not be possible without the support of the sponsors including TCT, Northwest College, Powell Tribune ,Open Range Images and Big Horn Cinemas.

There will be seven different categories and you can enter up to 4. The entry fee is $5 per category. The different categories include Best Overall Feature, Best Cinematography, Best Trick, Best Video Promoting Ski Area, Best Skier in a Video, Best Snowboarder in Video and Best Use of Mountain.

Each video must be 3 minutes in length and no more than 15 minutes. 100% of the video must be shot on any of the 1200 permitted acres of Sleeping Giant. This may also include the lodge, river area and parking lot. You must submit your video by Monday, April 12 at 5PM to Sleeping Giant’s office at 1501 Stampede Ave Suite 3293, Cody or by mail to P.O. Box 400, Cody Wyoming 82414.
Sleeping Giant Info

February 16, 2010

Saddleback Maine Visitors Enjoy Dog Sled Rides and Miles of XC Skiing and Snowshoeing

Rangeley, ME - Visitors to Saddleback Maine can benefit from the close-proximity of the ski resort to the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center (RLTC) that offers both dog sled rides and 65 kilometers of groomed trails for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing.
"Having the RLTC so close to Saddleback's Base Lodge provides families and groups a wonderful variety of winter activities beyond downhill skiing and snowboarding," says Conrad Klefos, director of marketing at Saddleback. "Our guests appreciate experiencing Rangeley's woods and mountains in many ways, and dog sled rides and Nordic skiing are fantastic options to compliment Saddleback's on-mountain activities."

The RLTC has 65 km of groomed trails through woods and over frozen lakes. They offer ski and snowshoe rentals, wax, waxing benches, and clothing items in their lodge, as well as hot chocolate, coffee, soda, bagels, cookies, or other delicacies. Weekend passes range from $7-$17 and seniors and children under 7 are free. There are also discounted mid-week rates.
Saddleback Info

Belleayre has the Cure for the Winter Blues and Cabin Fever

Highmount, NY - The Belleayre Ski Center has the cure for the winter blues and cabin fever. Don't think of snow as your enemy. Think of it as your friend. Instead of shoveling the stuff, why not get out on the slopes and play in it? And Belleayre has the perfect fit for your winter sports needs at prices that are easy on your wallet.
On Wednesdays, Belleayre offers $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals every Wednesday for the rest of the season. And on Fridays, Belleayre will offer customer appreciation days every Friday with $25 lift tickets. Also, this Sunday is another Potter Brothers' Flex Day with lift tickets for only $23.95 available from any Potter Brothers location.
Follow the progress of our athletes as they go for the gold in Vancouver by entering the daily contests and promotions we have on the mountain during the games. We will offer Two-For-Tuesdays with two lift tickets for the price of one and $15 group lessons on Thursday. Guess the number of medals our athletes will win and be able to identify the winners of previous days' competitions to win prizes.

This weekend, Belleayre will host the Denis Germain Race. This memorial race in memory of a fallen FDNY member, is a fundraiser for the Denis Germain Foundation, giving scholarships to young, deserving ski racers. For just $25, receive a lift ticket for the day, race entry fee and event t-shirt. Day-of entries will pay $15 for the race entry fee and t-shirt (lift ticket is not included). T-shirts alone will be $10. Registration is from 8 - 10 a.m. in the Garden Room of the Overlook Lodge. All registration will be done day of the event.
Belleayre Info

Learn to Ski & Burton Learn to Ride Week March 8-12th

Incline Village, NV - After watching the Winter Olympics are you ready to learn a new snow sport? How about skiing or snowboarding? Diamond Peak is offering an amazing deal March 8-12th. Learn to ski and ride for only $29! We have dedicated an entire week to teach you a new sport or improve your skiing and riding skills. First timers and novices get a beginner lift ticket, a lesson and rentals for only $29.

Diamond Peak is a great place to learn with wide, easy to navigate slopes and professionally trained ski and snowboard instructors. Diamond Peak ‘s lack of crowds, non-intimidating environment and super friendly staff will make your first experience unforgettable and a solid foundation for your new sport addiction. The beautiful lake views from almost every run will invigorate you. Diamond Peak is the perfect mountain for families and beginners with a variety of ski and snowboard packages for all ages and abilities.
The first-time beginner package costs $69 for a 1 hr 45 min lesson, rental equipment and a lift ticket, but during March 8-12th you get all of this for only $29, a $40 savings!
There’s plenty of room for everyone. This special is available for ages 7 and up; lessons start at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. We suggest arriving at Diamond Peak one hour before lesson time. Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride Week offer is not transferable to any other dates.
Diamond Peak Info

Ski Roundtop Half Pipe Competition February 20, 2010

Lewisberry, PA - At Ski Roundtop we love snow!! However, natural snow makes it difficult to get air in a half pipe so we postponed our Half Pipe event until February 20th. The Half Pipe Competition is sponsored by Rockstar Energy drink with DJ Bo Nicki emceeing the event. Participants will get three runs and be judged on amplitude, style and difficulty of their chosen trick. Later in the afternoon, from 1-4 on February 20th, Hemlock Hollow will provide live outdoor Americana/Bluegrass/FolkRock music. On February 21, Autumn Brew has the courtyard for classic rock.

In response to requests, this season Ski Roundtop began an effort to create a festive winter wonderland. With liquor and food sales available outdoors in the main lodge courtyard and live music on the weekends, guests enjoying relaxing and swapping stories between runs. More information about Ski Roundtop can be found by becoming a fan on Facebook or on our website at SkiRoundtop.com
Roundtop Info

Snowshoe Mountain is Extending the Season

With Epic Snow Conditions, the Region’s #1 Resort Plans to Remain Open Through April 5th with Great Spring Savings
Snowshoe, WV - Snowshoe Mountain Resort announced today that it plans to remain open through April 5th to take advantage of the best snow conditions in the resort’s 36-year history. This will give skiers and riders an extra week to enjoy the region’s #1 resort. Snowshoe also announced that the extended season will include big savings for skiers and riders getting in those last turns of what have been a truly incredible season.
Snowshoe has seen more than 158” of natural snowfall this season, leading to some of the best conditions in the resort’s history. Much of that snowfall has come in the last two months—including more than 39” in the last week—and the resort is currently boasting base depths of more than 4 feet across the region’s most expansive terrain. The mid-Atlantic and Southeast have seen record snowfalls, and regional skiers and snowboards have flocked to Snowshoe to take advantage of western resort skiing close to home.

And those snow lovers will be treated to big savings during Snowshoe’s extended season, as the resort is offering free lift tickets with a two or more night stay between March 28th and April 5th. Skiers and riders will also benefit from $15 rental equipment, and anyone showing a season pass from any other ski resort will be treated to a $20 lift ticket. Similarly, Snowshoe is confident that anyone visiting the resort will fall in love, so they’re offering to put the price of a one-day, discounted extended season lift ticket towards the purchase of a 2010-2011 winter season pass.
Snowshoe Mountain Info

February 12, 2010

For a Successful Spring Break

Sutton, PQ - Spring break is approaching fast and what rhymes with “break” rhymes with “vacation and fun with family in the Winter”. The best way to insure a successful family Spring break is probably to learn about the destination chosen before going there. In this sense of ideas, Mont SUTTON presents on its website a list of tips to help visitors discover the facilities and services even before having set foot.

The Ambassador Guides Service
This free service allows all skiers and snowboarders who want to learn about the numerous downhill possibilities at Mont SUTTON. Ideal to find your bearings at the mountain, to explore the trails and glades and enjoy the diversity offered by Mont SUTTON.

The Snow School Programs
For those who want to be introduced to a winter sport during the Spring break may opt for a SUTTON Snow School’s initiation program : Iniski, Inisurf and Initelemark. These advantageous programs include the lesson, the equipment and the lift ticket for the day.
Mont Sutton Info

February 9, 2010

Kimberley Alpine Resort Gets Ready to Celebrate All Things Family

Kimberley, BC - The 2nd Annual Family Festival is set to run at Kimberley Alpine Resort and will be celebrating all things family throughout the week starting this Friday February 12. A full schedule of activities is planned from February 12-20 including: movie nights, scavenger hunts, night skiing, skating, live music, face painting, and so much more! In addition, a special Olympic celebration is planned with a Paint the Town Red themed day on Saturday February 13.
Kimberley Info

Shawnee Mountain Raises $2672 for Local Charities

Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA - Shawnee Mountain is pleased to announce its donation of all the proceeds from the Pennsylvania Learn to Ski Day held January 8 on the Ski Area’s Learning Center. A total of $997 was donated to the Bushkill Outreach. The Bushkill Outreach is a local food bank affiliated with the Reformed Church of Bushkill and St. John’s Catholic Church of Bushkill, PA.
Also on Sunday, Feb 8, Shawnee Mountain held its Annual Ski Race Against Cancer on the Upper Tomahawk NASTAR Race Trail. Race fee proceeds, along with individual donations raised $1675, all of which has been sent to Monroe County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Shawnee Info

February 8, 2010

Spend Your Presidents' Day Holiday at Belleayre

Highmount, NY - With 48 trails open and a 28-48 inch base, the Belleayre Ski Center is ready for the skiers and riders this coming Presidents' Day Weekend. With snow in the forecast for mid-week, conditions on the mountain will be excellent. And there are plenty of activities slated this coming week including discounted lift tickets Wednesday and Friday along with contests celebrating our American athletes' quest for gold medals.
This and every Wednesday, Belleayre offers skiers and riders $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals. And this Friday is another of Belleayre's Skier Appreciation Days with $25 lift tickets all day.
Show your support for the U.S.A. with Belleayre and follow the US Ski and Snowboard Teams as they Go for Gold in British Columbia. Belleayre is planning over two weeks of daily special promotions to celebrate our country's snowsports successes from February 12-28. Starting Friday, Belleayre will be celebrating the American athletes' medal quest in British Columbia. Show your team spirit by wearing your best Red, White and Blue attire and get a chance to win free lift tickets. On Saturday, enter the Medal Count Contest by guessing the number of gold medals the American athletes will win and get entered to receive a Four-Pack of Belleayre lift tickets.
Helping Hands of New York, a local food pantry, will be on the mountain offering delicious treats and raising money this Saturday February, 13 so come out and treat yourself while supporting this worthy cause.
Belleayre Info

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Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe Offers Advanced Life Support Services

Reno, NV - Mt. Rose – Ski Tahoe provides a service for its guests that is truly unique in the Lake Tahoe region…through a cooperative agreement between Mt. Rose, the Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA) and North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, the Mt. Rose Ski Patrol is now able to provide paramedic level Advanced Life Support for sick and injured guests. Advanced Life Support (ALS) allows paramedics who work as ski patrollers to perform advanced skills and procedures on patients that normally could only have been done by paramedics on an ambulance or medical helicopter. ALS involves the use of invasive and non-invasive procedures such as cardiac monitoring, pacing and defibrillation, pain management, advanced airway management for respiratory emergencies, intravenous access and the ability to administer numerous emergency medications prior to the arrival of ground or air medical transport.

These skills and procedures can prove to be the difference in the survival of critically injured or sick guests and many can be done while the skier is still on the slopes. There is no charge for this additional service. This program allows paramedics from REMSA or North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District who also are Mt. Rose Ski Patrollers to use their ALS skills, training and experience in contrast to EMT basic skills that are performed by most other patrols in the nation.
Mt. Rose Info

Camelback Mountain Resorts Hosts Brood from TLC'S TABLE FOR 12

Tannersville, PA - The Hayes Family from the popular TLC show TABLE FOR 12 visited Camelback for a day of skiing and tubing at the end of January. They enjoyed a great day as they learned to ski from the Camelback Snow Sports instructors and experienced some great runs down the tubing chutes!
Nine of the children, along with their father Eric, rented equipment and learned the ins and outs of skiing. After a successful day on the slopes, the entire family headed to the CBK Tubing Park. The family had a great time slipping and sliding down the 18 chutes at the park. They also warmed up by the outdoor CBK tubing firepit. It was a great day had by all!
"The Hayes family had a great time at our mountain learning to ski," said Jerry Lawlor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Camelback Mountain Resort. "The entire family really enjoyed the CBK tubing park as well. They used some of the double tubes and chained them together so they could ride down as a group," continued Lawlor.

Next Saturday, February 13th you can ski/ride for free for the day if you are dressed like Captain Morgan. You must be dressed in hat, beard, pants and sword to qualify. Come to Guest Services when you arrive for your lift ticket.
Camelback Info

February 2, 2010

The 1st ZIPFLBOB World Masters 2010 Competition Comes to USA

Sunburst Snowtubing and Recreation Park has been selected to host the race on February 12, 13 and 14, 2010
Kewaskum, WI - Ride hard but safe, the International Zipflbob Federation is bringing the "Zipflbob World Series" to the USA.
This will be the first official IZF Zipflbob races on US soil.

The races will be organized as ZIPFLBOB CROSS races: 4 - 6 ZIPFLBOBBERS compete in one heat against each other. The two best racers qualify for the next heat. The ZIPFLBOB Cross races guarantees a maximum fun for all competitors. The tracks are easy to ride and save. So kids, moms and dads are all invited to compete.
The races are part of the ZIPFLBOB WORLD SERIES 2010, the worldwide IZF ZIPFLBOB Race Series organized under the maxim "ZIPFLFUN4EVERYONE“.

Everybody who wants to compete is invited to try his luck!

San Francisco Independant Film Festival Returns to Sugar Bowl Resort

Norden, CA - The San Francisco Independent Film Festival returns to Sugar Bowl Resort Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th, screening four critically acclaimed films and one award winning locally-produced documentary at the Judah Lodge. Films will be screened at 7:00pm and 9:00pm both nights, with the local documentary Open Space screened between the two feature-length films on Saturday night. Two films, My Movie Girl and Open Space, will include special introductions plus question and answer sessions with directors and cast. All movies are free to the public, and all attendees will receive a free 2009/10 Daily CORE Pass to Sugar Bowl, a $19 value.
The four independent films to be screened at Sugar Bowl were selected from over 25 titles by event producers from the SF Indie Film Fest, held February 4-18 in San Francisco.
Sugar Bowl Info

February 1, 2010

Perfect Conditions Greet Skiers and Riders at Belleayre

Highmount, NY - The conditions at Belleayre can't be beat. There is plenty of snow, groomed to perfection and we're making fresh snow around the clock as weather permits. And Belleayre has some special offers to make your visit to the mountain more affordable.
On Wednesdays, we are offering $20 lift tickets and $10 rentals, every Wednesday for the rest of the season. Every Friday is Customer Appreciation Day with $25 lift tickets until the end of the season. And this Sunday is another Potter Brothers Flex Day with $23.95 lift tickets available at any Potter Brothers location. Take advantage of these recession-busting prices.
This Saturday, Belleayre is celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Scouting with the Rip Van Winkle Council Charity Race, a slalom event with competition for age groups from six to 60 and beyond. Check out our website at www.Belleayre.com for details and registration. Deadline for on-line registration is Feb. 4. Saturday is also Scout Day with $34 lift tickets and $25 rentals to scouts and members of their immediate families which includes a free group lesson.
Watch for our Olympic specials starting Feb. 12 where we will celebrate the winter games with deals and give-aways during the games.
So come visit the Belleayre Ski Center, New York's Winter Snow Park. It's the perfect cure for cabin fever and the winter blues.
Belleayre Info

Camelback Mountain Resort Hosts Stars of Tomorrow Adaptive Ski Camp for Kids with Physical Disabilities

Diana Golden Race to Follow
Tannersville, PA - Camelback Mountain Resort is hosting the 16th Annual Adaptive Camp for 5-18 year olds with physical disabilities February 2nd to 5th. This is a fun sports camp for children who want to learn how to ski or who want to improve their skills. The camp includes five days of ski lessons with passionate, fun-loving ski instructors, as well as a chance to bond with other kids that share their passion for skiing.
"We are proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports because it helps making snowsports possible for everyone," said Charles Blier, General Manager/Executive Vice President at Camelback Mountain Resort. "This gives kids with disabilities a great opportunity to improve their skills as well as meet new friends." continued Blier.
At the conclusion of camp, all skiers will be prepared to race in the Diana Golden Race Series held on Sunday, February 6th on Raceway. This gives each child the opportunity to challenge him/herself while having fun!
The Diana Golden Series is an introductory alpine ski racing series for children and adults of all ages with physical disabilities. The races are two run GS courses on a NASTAR style course. These races are the first step towards making the Paralympics.
Camelback Info

Timberline Resort Presents Winter Country Music Legends Tribute Weekend

Davis, WV - The regularly scheduled themed musical weekends at Timberline Four Seasons Resort ski area this weekend will feature tributes to major country artists. The performances will be by artists who have contributed significantly to this style of music in West Virginia. The tribute weekend will be hosted by the resort in recognition of the contributions of West Virginia to country music heritage.
The performances will take place at the ski lodge from 6 pm until 10 pm on Friday, February 5th and Saturday, February 6th. Skiers and the public are invited free of charge.
Roy Scott, legendary star of the state's world famous WWVA Jamboree, together with Jan and Lori of Harmony Scott, will be featured at the performances. Mr. Scott, an MGM recording artist, was a headliner at the Wheeling based jamboree for decades. He was part of the dedicated pioneering group of entertainers appearing every Saturday night. The WWVA was one of the longest standing continuous live radio broadcasts in the nation. Mr. Scott's best known classic country recordings include, "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down" and "I couldn't Believe It was True." More recently, Mr. Scott has become well known for his tributes to the compositions and careers of country music icon, Willie Nelson.
Harmony Scott is a contemporary country western band consisting of the talented Scott sisters. They have been featured on a Nashville Network production of "You Can Be a Star" and they have performed with national acts such as Brad Paisley, Mel Tillis, Roy Clark, Tanya Tucker, Janie Fricke and Marie Osmond.

Also featured during this weekend will be late night Karaoke 10 pm-2 am on Friday and late night appearance of Outlaw Country Band on Saturday 9 pm until 1 am.
Upcoming entertainment at Timberline in February includes appearances by Ted Garber, February 12th and 13th, and Karaoke by Gino Austin, February 14th and 19th.
Timberline Info

Sign Up Now for 3rd Annual Courage Cup Benefit Ski Race

Dresser, WI - The Courage Center’s Ski and Snowboard Program (CCSS) is seeking participants for their third annual Courage Cup on Saturday, Feb.13, 2010. All proceeds support skiers with disabilities through training instructors and providing specialized equipment.
The event, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis., includes a ski race, raffle and silent auction to benefit CCSS. For $75, teams of three participants are matched with a Courage Center adaptive skier for the race. Skiers of all abilities are encouraged to sign up. Register online at Register Online Here!

Moonlight Madness Ski Event at Trollhaugen Ski Area Benefits Courage Center

Dresser, WI - Courage Center’s first-ever Moonlight Madness event on Friday, Feb. 19, brings together more than 1,000 participants, volunteers and spectators for an all-night party to raise money to support Courage Center's Alpine Ski & Snow Board program. The event begins at 7 p.m. and continues until 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Trollhaugen in Dresser, Wis.
Participants can ski, snowboard, soak in a hot tub, listen to live music, enjoy a great Summit brew, and play at 10 foot tall Wii stations. All to raise money to support a great local nonprofit – Courage Center’s Alpine Ski and Snowboard program.

The $25 registration fee covers everything except the beer and equipment rental. (That’s right; it includes your lift ticket for the night)! You can participate as an individual or a team, or raise pledges for Courage Center.
Trollhaugen Info
Moonlight Madness Info

Jonathan Edwards Playing in Concert at Saddleback Maine

Rangeley, ME - Jonathan Edwards will be playing at Saddleback Maine on Saturday, February 13. Edwards, a folk singer, is best known for his crossover folk singles "Sunshine" and "Shanty."

Tickets are $30.00 and the show begins at 8:00 PM in the beautiful post-and-beam Base Lodge. Concert tickets are sold online at www.SaddlebackMaine.com, at the Base Lodge or by calling 866-918-2225.

"I think our venue is one of the best in the state," said Conrad Klefos, director of marketing at Saddleback. "There is room to dance, plenty of tables and a bar so you can have a drink during the performance. Plus, you can meet and greet the talent after the performance."

Mason Strunk, the grandson of Maine singer-songwriter Jud Strunk, will be opening for Edwards.
Saddleback Info