Fact: The air at 13,000’ (the top of Arapahoe Basin) has the same percentage of oxygen as the air in Manhattan. However, as you go up in elevation, atmospheric pressure decreases, delivering less oxygen per breath to our red blood cells. It’s the increase in our red blood cells over time that helps us adjust… Read the rest of the post!
I’ve been watching ski resorts opening around the world every Winter, professionally, for the past 30 years. For the past decade I’ve been lucky enough to hold various jobs where I’ve actually been called upon to report each week (and now each day) on where the snow is falling – year round. In the old… Read the rest of the post!
You didn’t really think we’d leave you hanging like that, did you? Of course not! To recap, check out the first half of this guide, which features Alta, Snowbird, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. This means There are still three resorts to cover, ensuring that you have all of the insider information in one place, making the most of your… Read the rest of the post!
In the words of Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” In our case, however, winter means ski season. Instead of polishing swords, we’ll be waxing boards. But, the choices to be made are just as serious: where to partake of some powdery pleasure? If you choose to align with the Mountain Collective Pass, you’ll get two… Read the rest of the post!
This Winter, New England and Eastern Canada have witnessed several major ski resort updates worth talking about. Here’s the scoop. With an additional $43 million of improvements for the 2013/2014 ski season, Jay Peak once again leads the pack in New England. Over the past three years, the northern Vermont ski resort has spent more… Read the rest of the post!
What does a great view mean to you? Earlier this month, we asked our followers on social media to help us make a list of the ten Best Gondola views in North America. The response was immediate, enthusiastic and diverse, with 35 resorts mentioned. Most respondents nominated a specific lift, but some took a more… Read the rest of the post!
Stoke is high in Utah. Snow is on the mountains and locals are already skiing and riding preseason powder. We are ready to get the official season underway. If you’ve visited Utah ski resorts before, this season is even more exciting because several have made improvements over summer. Snowbird replaced their Gad 2 ski lift,… Read the rest of the post!
The week after Columbus Day is usually peak season for viewing the fall colors in New England. Seeing the leaves on maples turn crimson, gold, orange, and pink is a joyous celebration of the season in these parts. But there’s a problem with the usual driving tour–one of you has to take the wheel while… Read the rest of the post!
For nearly 80 years, snow enthusiasts have flocked to Showdown Mountain for an authentic skiing excursion. That’s right, this mountain is Montana’s oldest ski area and has been providing season after season of wintery fun since 1936. With a base area elevation is 6,800 feet, Showdown is higher than many other ski area summits throughout… Read the rest of the post!
Steamboat Springs, Colorado is well-known for being a laid back ski and snowboard location due to not being as ritzy or huge as nearby Vail and Keystone, while still providing great snow and a fun downtown area. The prime skiing and snowboarding causes visitors to the city to sometimes forget the second half of its… Read the rest of the post!