Winter Resorts in the News (Nov. 25, 2016)

What a Week can do for a Snow Resort


It’s amazing what a good snow storm can do. Last week, numerous mountains across the country were forced to delay openings for a week or even indefinitely. This week massive storms dumped heavy amounts of snow throughout the country. In the East Coast, Stratton (Vermont) got about 9 inches of fresh snow and had their 300+ snow guns roaring around the clock to get them opening on Friday, November 25. Whiteface received 14 inches of new powder. In the West Coast, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows received 15 inches of new snow to get them to a scheduled November 23 opening date. Check out our updated list of opening dates.

FIS World Cup Coming to Squaw Valley in March

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Speaking of Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, they will be hosting an FIS World Cup Event March 9 – 12, 2017. Regardless if you are a beginner, an expert, or anything in between, seeing the world’s best is always a special event. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. The event will consist of the Women's Giant Slalom and Women's Slalom. Olympic champions Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will be competing for their home mountain. Make it if you can.

Looking for something new? How about Luge?


If you love winter sports and are looking for something different to see or do, try the Viessmann World Cup Luge Competition in Whiteface/Lake Placid December 1-3. This event is one of ten World Cups scheduled in the world and will attract people from all over the world. The luge competition consists of four events: men's singles, women's singles, doubles, and the team relay event. You can even cheer on Team USA including Olympians Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer. Check their website for more information.

Imaging having Jackson Hole and Corbet’s Couloir as Your Backyard


PowderCam was started with the idea that it would be nice to see more videos related to all the places we want to go to. For many avid skiers, Jackson Hole’s Corbet’s Couloir is on their bucket list of runs to do. Jackson Hole always comes up with some fantastic videos and their latest is on Forrest Jillson, the son of a ski patroller who had Jackson Hole as his playground and got to go on avalanche reduction routes and skiing Corbet’s was a normal day. Check out their video about Forrest and his incredible journey from being told he would never ski the same again to his amazing comeback.

You can buy a Piece of Killington History


Ever want to own a chair lift? Killington has replaced numerous chairs this past summer and has its chairs for sale now at $300 each. These chairs are from the 60’s era and they have about 150 double chairs available.

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