Slush Parties and Easter celebrations are in full swing as we close out this season. A late season storm in the east coast helped extend the season a week or so. Sugarbush Resort got hit with 17 inches of snow, Okemo got 12+ inches, and Killington also got another 12 inches as well. So, it’s time to enjoy some spring skiing and riding. Check out our listing of closing dates for many resorts across the U.S.
Lots Going on at Whitefish Mountain Resort
Whitefish Mountain Resort made a couple of major announcements recently. First, the company announced that it has reached a long-term management agreement with Bierstube business owner, Scott McIntosh. With this long term agreement, they will be making major investments in the mountain. Whitefish Mountain Resort is planning to invest $2.6 Million in Upgrades for the 2017/18 Winter Season which will be the resorts 70th anniversary. These upgrades are intended to enhance the guest experience. Included are plans to relocate Chair 5 from Ptarmigan Bowl to the East Rim to improve skier access to intermediate and advanced terrain and skier flow around the mountain. Also, planned are renovations to Ed & Mully’s building and the Bierstube building, added a new lift-accessed bike trail to the Bike Park’s Bad Rock Zone, and a new “Strider Park” for kids age 2-6 in the Base Area.
Taos Becomes First Ski Resort to be a Certified B Corporation
David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley, recently announced that it is the first ski resort in the world to become a Certified B Corporation®, or B Corp. What is a B Corporation? B Corp certification is comparable to being a Fair Trade coffee company or a certified organic company. In the ski industry, it means that they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Other well-known Certified B Corps include Patagonia and Ben & Jerry’s. Taos has been committed to maintaining the natural environment since its beginning.
Winter in Telluride
Telluride has had an amazing winter with 264 inches to date this season making it one of their snowiest seasons in the past 5 years. In celebration of this season, they’ve put together a great video that captures Telluride’s amazing views. If you haven’t made it to Telluride, watch the video and you’ll want to add it to the bucket list. “Discover Winter in Telluride” is produced by Brett Schreckengost Productions.
Grand Targhee Summer Music Festival
With skiing/riding season coming to an end at many mountain resorts, it’s time to start looking at some of the different events planned for the summer. One of the best is the Grand Targhee Summer Music Festival. This annual festival is on its 13th year and features three days of Americana, roots, and rock music. This years’ festival will feature Michael Franti and Spearhead, North Mississippi Allstars & Anders Osborn Present: N.M.O., Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Galactic, Leftover Salmon, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, The Motet, Booker T's Stax Soul Revue, Donna The Buffalo, The Record Company, The New Mastersounds, The Marcus King Band, Suzanne Vega, and more! The event takes place July 14 – 16. The early bird price on three day tickets won't last long; tickets go on sale March 24, 2017.
Past Resort Reviews
- Mar 30, 2017 (Whistler, Mount Snow, Waterville Valley, Ski Cooper, Sugarbush, Buttermilk)
- Mar 23, 2017 (Mt Bachelor, Killington, Waterville Valley, Cannon Mountain)
- Mar 16, 2017 (Max Pass, Squaw Valley, Aspen, Cranmore, Whiteface, Stowe)
- Mar 9, 2017 (Vail Resorts, Mountain Collective, Squaw Valley, Aspen)
- Mar 2, 2017 (Squaw Valley, Whiteface, Sugarloaf, Jackson Hole, Sugarbush)