The PowderCam Weekly Resort Review is your quick guide to some of the events, news, promotions, and anything else we find interesting about some of our favorite mountains.
Squaw Valley Sets Opening Day of November 11
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadow has already gotten their first snow flakes of the season and that’s got them ready to crank up the snow guns. They are looking at a November 11 opening date and they're running this promotional video to get you fired up.
Multi-Mountain Passes Continue to Grow
We’ve written about Multi-Mountain passes before and we believe it not only offers excellent value, but also lets you see many other great mountains. This year, some of the following passes have added some new mountains:
- Mountain Collective pass has added two of the best mountains in North America: Telluride (Colorado) and Revelstoke (British Columbia).
- Loveland Season Passes has added Powder Mountain (Utah). Powder Mountain is one of the biggest mountains in the U.S. with 7,200 acres of terrain and an average of over 500 inches of annual snowfall. The pass already features Monarch, Crested Butte, Purgatory, and Powderhorn. One thing that’s great about Loveland is that they love to compete and be the first mountain to open. So, they’ll be firing up the snow guns any day now for the annual Race to Open. They have been the first ski area in the nation to open for the season in eight of the past thirteen seasons. Love it!
Jackson Hole is offering $300 in airfare credits from ANY AIRPORT IN NORTH AMERICA
For many skiers, Jackson Hole is on their bucket list. With their infamouns Corbet’s Couloir and the amazing views of the Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is one of the premiere mountains in the world. With their current promotion, this can be any mountain crossed off that bucket list.
Mt Bachelor Makes Large Investment into Mountain
For the 2016-17 season, Mt Bachelor is in the process of making a number of large investments into the mountain. They are currently adding a new East-side lift, Cloudchaser, which will open up 635 acres of new terrain. The lift is on schedule for a mid-December opening. As well, they are shortening the Rainbow lift. This will bring it down below the tree line and make it more weather-proof and accessible to a wider range of skier types. Other upgrades include improving their deck layout and surface, a new state-of-the-art radio system, and a new ticketing and point of sale system across the resort. It's sure to make Mt Bachelor even more enjoyable.
First Snow at Snowbird September 14
Yes, some people do get really excited at the first sighting of snow in the year. Snowbird got their first snow on September 14 and were so excited, they posted a video. They are planning their opening date for November 19. Chance of up to a foot of snow this weekend!
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