Winter Resorts in the News (Jan. 5, 2017)

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Happy New Year to All!

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All of us at PowderCam wish all of our readers the best for 2017 with plenty of snow. Most of the U.S got off to a great start with 2 feet of snow at Sunday River, 22 inches of snow at Snowbird, and Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows got over 4.5 feet of fresh powder. The Sierra is expected to get another 10 to 15 FEET of snow in the next 10 days. Brighton Resort received 31 inches of snow over a 2 day period.

Overall, it has been a great start to the season. Crested Butte has received 6 feet of snow in December and Jackson Hole is over 21 FEET! Check out Jackson Hole’s latest video to give you a glimpse on what you’re missing.


Waterville Valley Resort hosts the Toyota Revolution Tour

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Starting on Sunday January 8 and running through Friday January 13, Waterville Valley will be hosting the U.S. Revolution Tour where young athletes from the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Great Britain will compete. They will be displaying their talents in halfpipe, slopestyle, skicross and big air. This is a grassroots competition that highlights the next generation of Olympic freeskiers and snowboarders. Top winners may earn an invite to be part of the U.S. Grand Prix, Junior Worlds, USASA Nationals, and participate in Project Gold camps.


Whitefish Mountain Resort has received most snowfall in 18 years

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Whitefish Mountain has been off to a great start. So far, they have received more than 12 feet of snow. Several storms brought more than five feet of snow in just 14 days putting smiles and many skiers and riders. This has given them a base depth more than six feet at the summit allowing them to announce the best conditions in 18 years. Along with the snow, came the skiers. The incredible snow conditions helped Whitefish set a new record for skier visits in a single day with 8,601 on December 30, 2016.


Backcountry 101 at Brighton Resort

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Are you an adventurer looking to take your skiing to the limit? Brighton Resort is offering a unique course to help you to ride safely in avalanche terrain. You’ll learn about companion rescue, weather, route finding, gear considerations, and other topics. This course is designed specifically for recreational Skiers and Snowboarders with upper intermediate to advanced/expert riding skills. This is an excellent course that is the longest running course of its kind in the United States. The course runs from January 12 – 14.

To register, or if you have questions, contact keith.kink@gmail.com


January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

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Most of us who love to ski or snowboard know people that have never tried our beloved sport. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across the country and there is no better time to get those friends and family members on the slopes. Resorts everywhere are holding special discounts and/or events to promote the sport. Check our article for more information.


After a $13 million investment, Wilmot Mountain reopens

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On Saturday, January 7, Wilmot Mountain will be holding an official celebration of their re-Opening. The celebration is for the completion of a $13 million renovation done by Vail Resorts who purchased the resort about a year ago for an estimated $20 million. The celebration is open to the public and will feature various family-friendly events. Guests will also be able to see and experience the numerous improvements made including new lifts, dramatically improved snowmaking, fully renovated base lodge, new kids ski and snowboard school facility, and upgraded terrain park.


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