November 29, 2010

Snowshoe Announces Dec. 10th as Opening Day

Snowshoe, WV - After a rollercoaster fall, Snowshoe Mountain Resort will open ski operations for the 2010.2011 season on Friday, December 10th at 9am. The Pocahontas County resort saw early snowflakes fall on October 5th, but has seen less than an inch of total snowfall since that time. A mild November forced the resort to delay its planned Opening Day on November 24th. With some good snowmaking weather following the Thanksgiving Holiday, and long-term forecasts calling for a cold start to the month of December, Snowshoe has targeted the 10th for Opening Day. With several chances for periods of prolonged snowmaking, the resort will open with great snow coverage from top to bottom and a variety of available terrain.

While skiers and riders have anxiously waited for winter weather to arrive, they have been reminded that the 2009.2010 season saw a similar delayed start at many of the region’s resorts, but finished with 200+ inches of natural snowfall at Snowshoe and one of the best seasons in recent memory. This year’s mild start to the season was not unexpected, as it’s a La Nina weather year. That typically means a mild fall for the southeast, followed by a cold, snowy December and a slightly mild January. That outlook bodes well for the season to come at Snowshoe. The Holiday period, always the busiest at the resort, should provide great conditions with the possibility of some great natural snow. And with January historically being the resort’s coldest month, a slight warm-up should only mean more comfortable conditions for the resort’s guests, without impairing snowmaking operations.

Snowshoe will continue to be aggressive with snowmaking operations over the next two weeks. The resort hopes to open significant terrain on December 10th. The resort will also open with a variety of available amenities, including restaurants, shops, The Big Top Entertainment Center, Split Rock Pools and more.

Operational Status (weather permitting)

Brighton, UT - Crest, Majestic & Explorer chairlifts will operate today. Operations are weather and condition dependent & subject to change without notice.

Comments: This snow at Brighton Ski Resort is windblown, making for some very, very deep pockets. Practice deep snow safety- ski and ride with a partner!!

SKI FOR $20 Quad Wednesdays start this week... Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys For Tots and receive a $20 lift ticket on the day of the drive.

November 22, 2010

Mt. Hood Meadows Receives Up To a Foot of Light Powder – A Thanksgiving Week Blessing!

Mt. Hood, OR - An early-season storm has dropped 8 – 12 inches of snow overnight at Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, with more in the forecast today and tonight. The resort opened Saturday and this storm is a holiday week blessing for which skiers, snowboarders and resort operators are thankful.

The storm is a primo powder maker – thanks to the arctic blast of cold frigid air, which creates fine, light powder. Eight inches has fallen at the base area with a foot or more higher on the mountain. A 40” base is reported in the base area, and even with the new powder early season conditions exist so skiers and snowboarders should expect unmarked obstacles and as always ski and ride with care.

The resort added Vista Express to the other five lifts it opened over the weekend, however high winds could affect lift operations today. Scheduled to operate are the Mt. Hood Express, Shooting Star Express and Vista Express high speed quads, along with the Daisy, Easy Rider and Buttercup lifts. The “Fun Zone” and the Ballroom Carpet beginner area are open.

2010-11 Ski and Ride Season at Whiteface Begins On Friday - Tour the Mountain’s Snowmaking

Wilmington, NY - Snowmaking has started at Whiteface, in Wilmington, N.Y., for the 2010-11 season. Guns and hoses are creating the white gold and snowmaking continues around-the-clock as temperatures permit. The early snowmaking, which began Thursday, Nov. 18, is taking place on Excelsior, Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox. ORDA invites media to get an up-close look, Wednesday, Nov. 24; at 9 a.m. Weather permitting, skiing and riding will begin on Friday, Nov. 26.

Cool Since 1966

Stony Mountain, MB - Stony Mountain Ski Area is looking at opening for ski season next weekend, thanks to recent cold weather and the recent snowfalls.

"The recent snowfall and the cold weather allowed us to start up snowmaking operations last Thursday and we have been going 24/7 since then," said Heather Dewar, co-owner. "The recent snow of 15 - 20 cm has been a welcome assist from Mother Nature this year."

Last year local ski areas opened 2 - 3 week s later due to unseasonably warm fall and the early spring further reduced the length of the season. Ski areas are hoping for a much better season this year.

“Last year we opened December 12 so we were 3 weeks behind,” explained Dewar. The recent snowfall has sparked interest in snow enthusiasts with the phones and internet super busy. "We are getting numerous inquiries from people interested in learning how to ski or snowboard this year," said Dewar.

Stony Mountain Ski Area anticipates opening next Saturday.

November 18, 2010

Greetings from Wild Mountain!

Taylors Falls, MN - This past couple of days have been better for snowmaking. It is fun to watch our wide strip of snow get even wider each day. Although, with the 8” of natural snow we received last weekend it almost looks like we could be 100% open. If the forecast holds true we anticipate having a minimum of 5 runs, 2 ropes, 1 conveyor and 2 chairs open by Saturday.

Wild Mountain has an exciting weekend planned for all of you snow lovers. This weekend we are happy to team up with the world’s best ski and snowboard manufacturers to present our 34th Annual Demo Days. Now you have the opportunity to “test drive” the products that you have seen reviews about in the national publications. Try from a wide variety of brands and models you will be sure to find the gear that fits your needs and style. Make a list of your top choices, then head to your favorite local shop and make your buy! Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear from the world’s best ski and snowboard manufacturers.

Winter Park Opens with a Powder Day!

Winter Park, CO -
  • 71st Season begins with unbelievable early season conditions
  • Top-to-Bottom terrain on Winter Park Mountain, with Mary Jane expected to open with limited terrain on Saturday
  • 71 Hour Lodging Sale of 71% OFF to Celebrate 71st Season
  • Snowfall totals include 13” - 72 hours, 10” - 48 hours, 6.5” - 24 hours

  • November 17, 2010

    Freestyle Takes Stoneham Mountain Resort to the Next Level

    Stoneham, PQ - In March 2010, Stoneham Mountain Resort officially became a National Training Center for both locals and worldwide athletes. On top of what, the resort is proud to keep evolving with new infrastructures and services. No wonder why the next step for the station this season was to proudly welcome Nicolas Bonne in its team, a pro athlete for whom knowledge doesn’t come without a touch of style and enthusiasm.

    An experienced man to complete the team
    Originally from France, Nicolas has not only been part of the half-pipe build for Tignes Europe Winter X-Games, but also worked for 3 years as part of HO5 Freestyle Park Development Company, well-known for its work in France. This season, Stoneham will be profiting from his European expertise as he will take part of the actual projects at the mountain. Bonne is very excited to take on the challenge: “I see Stoneham’s Snow Park as a big playground where I’m more than happy to spend the season”.

    A Great Celebration at Mont SUTTON : 50 Candles, 50 Years of Passion and Trois Accords!

    Sutton, PQ - Mont SUTTON will celebrate its 50th anniversary on December 17th and the festivities will continue all weekend long, on December 18th and 19th. This great 50-candle celebration of Mont SUTTON will conclude all in beauty this 50th season that just passed, in addition to celebrate passion of skiing since 1960.

    In this special occasion, the music band Les Trois Accords will offer a free outdoor show on Saturday evening, followed by fireworks. Mont SUTTON invites all winter sports passionate to take part to the party during this unique weekend!

    Telluride Ski Resort Master Development Plan Outreach Continues

    Vision 2025 Survey Results Posted On-line

    Telluride, CO - Telluride Ski Resort has launched a new website,, in order to engage and inform the public about their process of creating a new Master Development Plan (MDP) for the popular ski area in southwest Colorado.

    Five public meetings have been held, where hundreds of people attended and filled out questionnaires after hearing a presentation about expansion ideas from the ski resort CEO, Dave Riley. Two meetings were also held with the Telluride middle school and high school students to get their feedback about the resort's future.

    Two on-line surveys were conducted this year, one which listed dozens of potential future projects at the ski resort, and one which focused solely on the potential Delta Bowl Lift and terrain expansion. The new website illustrates the results of those surveys.

    "We're very pleased with the amount of participation in the Vision2025 planning process," said Riley. "People from all around the country and the world, as well as a large number of locals, have filled out the surveys and attended the meetings."

    The Delta Bowl Lift survey results indicate a strong majority of people that want to see the ski company include the project in the final MDP. Eighty-four percent of the people who filled out the Delta Bowl Lift survey said they support the lift and associated terrain expansion, 10 percent said they did not support the project, and five percent were neutral. "I'm a little surprised that the results were so heavily weighted in favor of the Delta Bowl Lift and terrain expansion. I know that lots of people are in favor of the project, but never guessed that it was so overwhelmingly supported. It's now clear to us that the project is important and has strong support from the public," said Riley.

    Survey results show that several other projects are important, such as additional gladed and developed ski runs, more small restaurants, zip lines, and summer trails.

    November 16, 2010

    Bode Miller to Serve as Ambassador for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

    Lakewood, CO - Olympic Gold Medal winner Bode Miller will serve as an Ambassador for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) organizers announced today. Miller is sponsored by HEAD Ski Company, also a sponsor for LSSM. He joins famous extreme skier, Glen Plake as an Ambassador for LSSM.

    Miller is the most decorated U.S. Skier of all time. He is a five-time Olympic medalist: Gold (Combined), Silver (SuperG), and Bronze (Downhill) in Vancouver 2010; Silver (Combined) and Silver (Giant Slalom) in Salt Lake City 2002. Bode has two overall World Cup Titles (2004-05 & 2007-08); four Discipline Titles: Giant Slalom in 2003-04, SuperG in 2004-05, SuperG in 2006-07; and Super Combined in 2007-08.

    Overall, Bode has 32 career World Cup wins and ranks seventh with most wins in Alpine Skiing history among males. He has the most World Cup wins in the history of American alpine ski racing - with four World Championship Gold Medals in Downhill, Super G, Combined, and Giant Slalom. He is one of only two men to win a World Cup race in all four disciplines in a single season (Downhill, Super G, Slalom, and Giant Slalom). Bode holds the record for most consecutive races skied – 136 (March 2002 – Jan. 2006).

    Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM) is a national initiative in the U.S. to encourage children and adults to get out on the snow during January and take lessons from a professional instructor. More than 300 resorts throughout the U.S. are offering free or affordable programs directed to beginners and those with some experience.

    November 11, 2010

    Saddleback Maine Offers Maine State Employees $29 Lift Tickets on Furlough Days

    Rangeley, ME - Saddleback Maine is offering State Worker's Appreciation Days on three furlough days for Maine state employees for the 2010-2011 ski season. On Dec. 23, Jan. 14 and March 18, Maine state employees can purchase $29 lift tickets by showing their state worker ID.

    "We hope this allows our state workers to enjoy their furlough days and take advantage of Maine's winter fun," said Chris Farmer, general manager of Saddleback.

    State workers can also take advantage of a discounted Saddleback Learn to Ski or Ride package for only $49. The package includes a 2-hour lesson, full-day rental package of ski or snowboard equipment, and a South Branch Lift Ticket which includes almost four miles of the best beginner terrain on the East Coast. Reservations are required to insure instructor availability. State employees can buy a two day Learn to Ski package for $118 and get a third day free. State employees can choose which days to come this season as long as the first day is a furlough day. Second and third days include an adult group lesson, all day rental and upgradable South Branch lift ticket.

    November 10, 2010

    Winter Park Resort to Open New Private Lesson Center

    Winter Park, CO - Winter Park Resort’s Ski + Ride School are improving a 63 year tradition of exceptional instruction with the opening of the new Private Lesson Center on December 11, 2010. As the longest continually operating professional ski school in Colorado, generations of guests have learned to ski and snowboard or advance their skills with the guidance of Winter Park’s highly trained coaches. The new Private Lesson Center is an innovative concept that combines Winter Park’s proven teaching techniques with the VIP level of customer service. This unique space features amenities to enhance the guests’ overall experience while being value priced, remaining true to Winter Park’s dedication to affordability.

    The Private Lesson Center is designed to improve the complete resort experience for private lesson participants and includes exclusive lift line access to all lifts, concierge service, VIP rental delivery, boot dryers, performance lab featuring custom alignment services and free Wi-Fi access. This stand-alone building is centrally located within The Village at Winter Park and steps from the Zephyr Mountain Lodge and Zephyr Express Chairlift. As guests step into the Private Lesson Center, they will find plush leather couches, HD flat screen televisions, refurbished barn wood accents, customized lockers and a calming color palate accented with warm wooden cabinetry. The Private Lesson Center will provide a space for true Rocky Mountain hospitality for private lesson guests and their friends and family.

    Brighton Resort to Open Early Thursday Nov 11, 2010

    Brighton, UT - Brighton Resort is excited to announce an early opening for the 2010/2011 winter season. Brighton Resorts’ opening date is Thursday November 11, 2010. Brighton will open Majestic and Snake Creek Express chair lifts with limited trail access.

    To honor our Veterans on Veterans Day Brighton is offering any vet or active military free skiing on opening day.

    November 8, 2010

    Whats that I hear?...The Calling of the Flakes? Angel Fire, NM Invites You to the 5th Annual Snowcalling Event

    Angel Fire, NM - Angel Fire Resort invites you to attend a unique community wide event, Calling All Flakes. November 13, 6pm-10pm, Angel Fire Resort joins forces with the Angel Fire Association of Property Owners (AAFPO), the Village of Angel Fire and the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce to bring you an annual celebration that rocks the ski Village as we call in the snow for a great winter season. Festivities center around an enormous bonfire and the burning of the Snowzobra made by local artist, Brice Adams. The much anticipated performance by Native American, Will High Eagle Sandoval, will provide the more spiritual tones for the evening as he delivers a traditional smudging ceremony followed by a dance of the gatherers and crescendoing into the traditional circling of the fire.

    There is no cover charge for the event but we ask that attendees to bring a canned food item for donation to the local ALMS program. The ALMS organization provides food and support to needy families within the Moreno Valley.

    Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be served free of charge. Local non-profit groups will be on site selling hamburgers, soups, s’more kits, hot chocolate, apple cider and a cash bar.

    November 5, 2010

    Banff-Lake Louise First to Open in Canada!

    Lake Louise, AB - Banff-Lake Louise is officially open for the season!
    Skiers and snowboarders got first tracks today at The Lake Louise Ski Area. The Glacier Express Chair opened at 9am offering access to Wiwaxy, Bald Eagle and Easy Street.

    Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay will both be opening soon, adding to the great terrain available in Canada’s Protected Playground, Banff National Park.
    The La Nina weather system is forecast to bring higher than average snowfall to Banff-Lake Louise throughout this winter. Epic conditions, plus 8,000 acres of terrain in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, means this is sure to be an amazing season.

    Angel Fire Resort To Offer Unique Ski Mountain-top Land Packages with Platinum Membership Privileges

    Angel Fire, NM - Angel Fire Resort today announced the creation of an unprecedented land sales incentive which would make available 100 mountain-top lots, lot sizes ranging from three-quarter to one acre, on the Angel Fire Resort ski mountain. The cost of these lots, many just steps away from the top of the Chile Express chairlift (elevation 10,600’), is just $999 plus an Angel Fire Resort Platinum Membership.

    “This is a unique and limited opportunity for people to enjoy the many membership benefits of a Platinum member and also own land in Angel Fire,” said Gary Krueger, associate broker for Angel Fire Resort Real Estate. “You would be hard pressed to find any place else in the Rocky Mountains, or for that matter in the United States, where you can own a piece of land in a ski and golf resort, with unlimited access to amenities, for a comparable price. These lots represent a bragging rights commitment to outdoor fun and recreation for the entire family.”

    Platinum Membership is an exclusive membership offering unlimited skiing and golf, fitness center and swimming pool access at the new Angel Fire Golf & Country Club, 14 day advance tee-times, free RV Park usage, stable access, preferred ski and country club parking, locker storage, fishing at Monte Verde Lake and 20% off all resort food and beverage and retail purchases. The Platinum Membership applies to all immediate family members under the age of 23. The annual Platinum Membership dues per family are currently $2,350.

    Snow Days at Copper Have Begun

    Copper Mtn, CO - It’s a new year with new snowflakes making their way onto Copper Mountain’s sexy slopes, but one thing remains the same; everyone deserves a Snow Day, where you get that feeling of waking up and hearing on the radio that school was canceled, or watching on the morning news that you get a day to do whatever it is you love.

    Last year, Copper offered up different ways for the nation to deserve theirs. Whether it was getting a day away from the boss or getting a free day on the slopes for being affected by the downturn, the people got their Snow Day. Since nothing has really changed except our level of awesome, this year we’re inviting the nation to come up and experience the Snow Day partytastic at Copper.

    Copper is continuing the Everyone Deserves a Snow Day movement this season, and is considered the home of bringing insane amounts of joy to a large amount of people all at one single time. If you think about it, a Snow Day sounds a lot like a fiesta. Or maybe a soirée. Either way, everyone’s invited. We’re talking you, your buddies, the world.

    November 4, 2010

    Playgrounds Beyond Boundaries

    Rossland, BC - There are playgrounds with boundaries and playgrounds that go beyond boundaries. RED Mountain has long been celebrated as the latter. Recognizing how important off-piste skiing and snowboarding is to our guests, this winter RED is opening over 300 acres of new off-piste terrain on Grey Mountain. In addition, RED is offering day and over-night guided backcountry tours to a newly erected yurt on Kirkup Mountain called the Alpine Glory Hut.

    Grey and Kirkup are two of five peaks within RED Mountain Resort’s 4,200 acre controlled recreational ski area and land use tenure.

    Grey’s easy approach starts through an access gate on lift-serviced Granite Mountain. With a 20 minute skin or snowshoe on the up-track, Grey’s beautiful south facing slopes offer over 2,200 feet of consistent vertical drop ideal for advanced intermediate and expert powder skiers and riders. Two new runs have been cut providing a convenient ski-out directly back to Granite’s lift-assisted terrain.

    “Grey has always been one of the resort’s favourite places to access our backcountry and ski fresh powder with a relatively easy and short hike. The glading and tree thinning recently completed on Grey now creates more lines for our customers to ski and enjoy,” proclaims RED’s President and CEO Howard Katkov. “Consistent with our intention to continue to open up additional terrain, Grey now features over 300 new acres pursuant to our Master Plan.”

    All skiers and riders accessing Grey and surrounding peaks are required to be equipped for backcountry touring with avalanche transceivers, probes and shovels. Knowledge of backcountry conditions, snowpack and avalanche terrain is also a must.

    Arapahoe Basin’s Norway Lift Will Open This Friday, November 5 at 9AM

    Arapahoe Basin, CO - The Norway chairlift, running from mid-mountain to the summit, will serve two upper mountain intermediate runs – Dercum's Gulch and Lenawee Face.

    A-Basin’s Terrain Summary as of this Friday –
    Two chairlifts (Black Mountain Express/Norway) serving seven trails including four features in the High Divide Terrain Park.

    Lake Louise Will Open This Friday Nov. 5th

    Lake Louise, AB - The Lake Louise Ski Area is pleased to announce that it will be opening for daily operation beginning Friday, Nov. 5th, 2010.
    Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the mountain operation’s snowmaking team, skiers and boarders will be able to score their first turns of the season beginning at 9 am Friday morning.
    The Glacier Express Quad Chair will be in operation and the Wiwaxy run will provide 1,450 feet of vertical terrain. The Lodge of Ten Peaks, along with the ski school, rental, repair, and retail shop will all be open, as will the Season Pass and Louise Plus Card processing centres.
    “This marks the 13 straight year that we’ve been able to open up for the season on, or before, Remembrance Day,” beams marketing director John Ross. “We have one of the best snowmaking systems in the world and that is why we will be the first ski area in Canada to open this winter. Nighttime temperatures in the mountain parks have been sufficiently cold enough to allow us to stockpile snow in the shady areas of the mountain and we look forward to pushing this snow down to the base area in the next few days.”
    “We invite our customers to check out our progress in the next few days by monitoring our base area webcam ( Due to the warmer day-time temperatures, we didn’t want to spread this snow out too early, but you will certainly see huge changes in our base area snow coverage in the next day or two.”
    With just one long run open for skiing and riding, the management of the Lake Louise Ski Area would like to remind our first customers of the season to “slow it down” and use common courtesy while skiing and riding.

    November 3, 2010

    Windspires Bring Green Energy to Mt. Rose for 2010-11

    Windspires Are Being Installed at Mt. Rose Nov. 3rd at 12PM

    Reno, NV - A significant improvement to Mt. Rose for the coming season will be the addition of renewable energy sources to the Winters Creek Lodge. Three "extreme weather energy windspires" will be installed on the north side of the facility between the parking lot and the walkway to the lodge. The intent is to use the wind's power to provide electricity to off-set some of the electrical costs of the new lodge. For example, these three windspires should cover the lighting costs of the Winters Creek Lodge for the upcoming season. Installation is planned for November 3rd at 12 noon.

    The average wind speed at the Slide Bowl of Mt. Rose is 14 mph, but these "extreme" windspires are designed to handle winds up to 160 mph. Extensions on these spires will make them 30' tall to take snowpack into account.

    Name the New Bowl!

    Name the New 400, Win a Season Pass

    Bear Valley, CA - Bear Valley Mountain, the Northern Sierras’ premier family skiing and snowboarding resort, announced that it is opening the 2010-2011 season with 400 acres of new terrain! Bear Valley Mountain knows that the many families that frequent its slopes all feel a personal connection with the mountain, so the resort has decided to let its loyal guests choose the name for the new acreage through an online contest. Deadline is December 18, 2010!

    Whitewater Ski Resort’s Old School Goes New School

    Via Switzerland, Australia and Colorado’s ‘Harvard of Ski Schools’, Whitewater’s new Snow School Director sets resort’s ski and snowboard program in class of its own

    Nelson, BC - Whitewater Ski Resort’s highly anticipated Glory Triple Chair isn’t the mountain’s only new development heading into the 2010/2011 season.

    The resort is going new school, as the kids say, quite literally.

    With ski instructing experience gleaned from some of the world’s greatest slopes, in Switzerland, Colorado and all over beautiful B.C., Brent Malysh

    has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School Director. And the 28-year-old, CSIA Level 3, Level 4 Candidate has big plans for those aiming to be more pro in the snow — from first timers to fledgling freeriders, tiny tots to senior hot shots.

    “As Whitewater grows now, there’s a clear need for our Snow School to grow along with it,” says Malysh. “We’re no longer just a small locals-only focused ski and snowboard program.”

    Malysh has completely revamped Whitewater’s children’s ski and snowboard instruction programs, made a more enjoyable and easier-to-understand curriculum for kids, private one-on-one and group lessons, added value to locals’ season-long programs like the Powder Room and the Board Room, as well as launched — and we do mean launched! — a great new Freeride Program including two well-known local yokels famous for their big mountain prowess.

    In fact, this winter in addition to Whitewater’s Racing team, there’ll be a new Whitewater Freeride Team, co-coached by veteran local shredders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater, Big Mountain competitors, judges and ski athletes who’ve ripped it up at all over the world.

    Also new this year, Whitewater Ski Resort is introducing new Powderhound Experience and Discover Cat and Heli programs.

    Bud Light November Chill 2010; Stoneham’s Biggest Pre-Season Party!

    Stoneham, PQ - It’s on Friday November 19 that Stoneham Mountain Resort will be sending off its winter season with its legendary pre-opening party, the Bud Light November Chill! This 4th edition is quite ‘THE’ happening you don’t want to miss, with already over a 1000 attendees confirmed on the Facebook event page. Come celebrate and be merry! On the program: Freestyle Rail Jam with up to 1500$ to be awarded, industry reps with their 2011 winter collections, ski & snowboard movies, DJs, and loads of fun.

    All you need to know about the party

  • The Quatre-Foyers Bar will be combined to the Main Lodge this year, to optimize the capacity and welcome up to 1200 people. Ticket pre-sale is currently at $10+taxes at D-Structure & Empire shops in Québec City. Hurry-up, there is only a limited quantity available and tickets at door for $20 are not guaranteed!
  • Right at 6 o’clock, boys and girls are invited to participate in a Rail Jam for their chance to win up to 1500$ total. Helmet & Park Pass are mandatory. You will also need to sign up for a small $10 + taxes fee and you’re good-to-go! If you’re on site at that time, come cheer friends and other participants!
  • From 8PM to 10PM, it’s all eyes on screen for all new 2011 footage with Stadaconé, ESK Media’s skiing movie chef-d’oeuvre and Next Level, Brothers Factory’s epic snowboard movie. Then, the heat will go up with DJ`Maude and DJ`Psychology explosive mixes from 10PM to 3AM.
  • November 2, 2010

    Ken Gaitor Joins Snowshoe Mountain Staff

    The industry vet will oversee operations at both the Snowshoe and Silver Creek areas, maintaining the region’s largest snowmaking operation
    Snowshoe, WV - Snowshoe Mountain is pleased to announce Ken Gaitor as the resort’s new snowmaking and grooming manager. Ken joins the Snowshoe team after many years at Mount Snow, VT, including overseeing the Carinthia parks project.

    Ken, a native of Summer County, WV, began snowboarding while attending college in New York State, translating his love for skateboarding onto the slopes of Southern Vermont. After a move to Salt Lake City, UT in 1996, Ken began his career as a Terrain Park Manager and grooming operator. During the next six seasons, Ken became a respected industry veteran in Utah, while spending summers on the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. After a year off in 2003 following the birth of his daughter, Ken accepted his position as Freestyle Terrain Manager at Mount Snow. After four years of winters in Vermont and summers in West Virginia, Ken transitioned into a year-round position with Mt. Snow as work began on the Carinthia project. For the past two years, Ken has headed up the project, which created the East Coast’s most highly regarded terrain park with 100 acres, 125 features and two pipes.

    Ken is excited to join the Snowshoe Mountain team, returning to his home state and continuing to pursue his life’s passions; “Put me in a snow cat, on my boards or in my boat and I am a happy man”.

    Tap Into Winter November 13th at Belleayre Mountain

    Highmount, NY - We have already had the first snow of the season at Belleayre and we are getting ready to Tap Into Winter for the 2010-2011 Ski Season on November 13, our anticipated opening date. Belleayre will again be offering our traditional opening day rate of $25 tickets and we will be having our annual Tap Into Winter Party if we are skiing and riding or not. Hopefully if Mother Nature cooperates, we will even have a couple of rails to jib on. Come on out and celebrate our favorite season with like-minded people who love snow. The Tap Into Winter Party happens whether we have snow or not, so come on up to the mountain for lounge specials, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment with Bob Grimm from the Four Seasons of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and to catch up with all of the Belleayre family members you haven't seen since spring. See you on the slopes.