Grand Targhee is first in US with 100% open Terrain
Grand Targhee Resort is officially the first mountain this season to have 100% of its terrain open. With recent storms of over 30 inches of snow in the last 6 days, Grand Targhee is up to a 65 inch base and a total of 143 inches of snow so far this year.
Sunday River celebrates their 8th Annual Winterfest Weekend
Sunday River knows how to celebrate a birthday. First of all, make it a 3 day celebration. Then throw in some inexpensive lift tickets, live music, fireworks, and plenty of food and drink. They are currently running a special on lodging starting at $99 per night for the celebration. On Saturday night, you can ski from 4pm to 8pm for just $5. After skiing, head over to the Barker Bar for the celebration. There will be a bonfire, live music, a torchlight parade, games, and fireworks. Season pass holders can bring a friend for $49 and 3-day lift tickets are only $109. Sounds like a great time.
Killington hosts Rails to Riches
There always seems to be something going on at Killington and this weekend is no different. On Saturday, December 17, 2016, Killington will be hosting Rails to Riches proclaimed to be the East Coasts premier rail jam. This competition has gotten so popular that it is now by invite only. Competitors will attempt to win part of the $25,000 purse by taking in runs through an exclusive, custom built rail venue. Even if you didn’t get the invite, you can take in some runs at Killington and catch so of the moves by some of the top boarders.
Jackson Hole celebrates International Women's Ski Day
On Saturday, December 17, Jackson Hole will be having their annual International Women's Ski Day. You can join the Jackson Hole Babe Force and Jackson's lady skiers and snowboarders to celebrate a day of camaraderie, encouragement and fun on the mountain. The goal of the event is for women to meet other women who enjoy being outside on the slopes. They’ll also be celebrating their new JHMR lift with live music and giveaways. There is an Après-Ski party at the end of the day.
Want to create something that is remembered forever?
Waterville Valley is holding a contest to help them name some of the new trails on their new peak. That’s right, your trail name can be mentioned by skiers and riders all day long and your trail name will be on every trail map given out. The contest has already started and will end on February 25, 2017. Simply send an Email containing your name, trail ideas and the stories behind them along with the trail number being named. Check out the website for more information.
Need Christmas gifts for a Skier or Snowboarder?
If you are looking for something a little smaller than a share of a ski mountain, check out our Christmas gift recommendations for skiers and snowboarders. We’ve compiled a list of various items that we think any rider or skier would love to unwrap on Christmas day.
If you are looking for a new boot bag for yourself or as a gift, check our review of best boot bags.
Past Resort Reviews
- Dec 9, 2016 (Arapahoe Basin, Killington, Bromley, Whitefish, Jackson Hole)
- Dec 2, 2016 (Snowbird, Whiteface, Mad River Glen, Solitude, Powder Mountain)
- Nov 25, 2016 (Stratton, Squaw Valley, Whiteface, Jackson Hole, Killington)
- Nov 18, 2016 (Stowe, Loon Mountain, Telluride, Snowbird, Grand Targhee)
- Nov 11, 2016 (Sunday River, Mammoth, Bromley, Mount Snow, Okemo)