Buy Next Year's Peak Pass or Peak Pass Plus during the Spring Sale Lock in the best price now through April 3, 2016 MT.

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. - March 1 - Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) launches a spring sale on season pass products for the 2016-2017 winter season; holding this year's prices for next year. Buy next year's Peak Pass or Peak Pass Plus between March 2 and April 3, 2016 to get the best prices for next year, after which the pass prices will go up. The Adult Peak Pass starts at $629 and Peak Pass Plus is $839, with many additional benefits for pass holders with the upgraded pass option. 2016-2017 season passes will be valid November 24, 2016 - April 9, 2017.

"We wanted to be able to offer our guests the 2015 rate on passes to encourage renewal and early commitment, but knew that with rising costs to operate the ski area each year it can be difficult to do," explains Scott Clarkson, vice president of marketing and sales for CBMR. "Offering a Spring Sale allows us to hold the price for a limited time period for our most loyal pass holders who would like to renew or purchase early to realize the most savings. We are looking at some exciting new reciprocity relationships with other resorts that will increase the value of some of our pass products accordingly."

In addition, the CBMR offers a Pass Protection Program where pass holders can purchase coverage on their pass investment, in case of unforeseen accidents or life changes. The resort encourages this with every pass purchase, especially if you purchase now for next season.

Pass sales will remain at this rate until closing day of the 2015-2016 winter season, April 3, 2016. After this date, prices will increase to a pre-season rate and then an in-season rate. A price breakdown is as follows for the Peak Pass and Peak Pass Plus:

Peak Pass Pricing:*

Adults                             $629

70+                                 $419

Young Adult (13-17)        $315

Child (7-12)                    $209

6 & Under                       FREE

College                           $519

 Peak Pass Plus Pricing:*

Adults                             $839

70+                                 $629

Young Adult (13-17)        $525

Child (7-12)                    $419

6 & Under                       $105

College                           $725

 * Rates do not include the 4% Mt. Crested Butte Admissions tax or 6% Pass Protection option. Listed prices valid until April 3, 2016.

 Pass Protection Program

The Crested Butte Pass Protection Program is designed to reimburse pass holders, if they are faced with an unforeseen circumstance at any point during the season. Reimbursements will be requested through the Pass Protection office and will only be accepted with proper documentation. Pass Protection can be purchased at the time of pass purchase and up to 30 days after the initial purchase or before the first day of the season, whichever comes first. The cost is 6% of the purchase price, including tax.

More information on all Crested Butte Mountain Resort passes and associated pass benefits can be found or by calling the Pass Office at 970-349-2211.

Coronet Peak/The Remarkables, New Zealand Join The Mountain Collective for the 2016-2017 Season

 Purchase This Spring for Lowest Guaranteed Price of $379 USD,

Bonus Day at Destination of Choice and Kids' Pass for Just $1

  QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - March 1, 2016 - Coronet Peak/The Remarkables, New Zealand has joined The Mountain Collective™ as a full partner for the 2016-2017 season. This addition expands the breadth of the Collective with full partner destinations in four countries, and affiliates in three more.

 Coronet Peak/The Remarkables joins Thredbo, Stowe, Taos, Sun Valley, AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and Whistler Blackcomb in this alliance of 12 iconic destinations.

 Starting today, a limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for only $379 USD. The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the 12 partner destinations, plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. For a limited time, pricing for the kids pass (ages 12 and under) is just $1 for the 2016-2017 season when purchased this spring with an Adult Pass, offering an incredible deal for families.

 In addition, spring pass purchasers receive one bonus day at the destination of their choice and two additional days at Global Affiliate Resorts* - Valle Nevado, Chile, Hakuba Valley, Japan and Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.

 Queenstown, New Zealand, the adventure capital of the world, is home to two of New Zealand's best ski areas Coronet Peak & The RemarkablesVoted the South Pacific's Number One Destination by TripAdvisor, this stunning resort town packs a huge punch and is hot on the travel bucket list.

Coronet Peak, New Zealand's premier ski area is a 20 minute drive from the heart of Queenstown offering skiers spectacular views, awesome terrain and incredible back bowls to challenge the most discerning skiers and riders. With modern lifts, restaurants, world-class grooming and extensive snowmaking it's no wonder why some of the best ski racers in the world use Coronet Peak on their international training circuit. Across the valley, The Remarkables, located in the heart of Queenstown's iconic Remarkables mountain range, is renowned for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere and is loved by families, freestylers, extreme skiers and boarders alike.

 "We're delighted to join this international network which further reinforces Queenstown's reputation as a world-class destination with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables as the key winter attractions" says NZSki CEO, Paul Anderson.  "We're committed to delivering the best possible experience for our guests and this puts us in the company of the most respected winter destinations on the planet."

"Mountain Collective pass holders will feel right at home in Queenstown, New Zealand. The scenery is simply breathtaking and the destination offers multiple mountains in close proximity, a thriving town with incredible dining and nightlife, and more adrenaline adventures than anywhere on the planet. The endless winter has never been more accessible and we're pleased to be aligned with the finest resort operator in New Zealand," remarked Christian Knapp, VP Marketing, Aspen Skiing Company.

In addition to being able to ski or ride at twelve leading destinations, extra benefits available to Mountain Collective pass holders include exclusive lodging deals and a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters ( membership. The Mountain Collective is committed to being in business forever and proudly partners with Protect Our Winters with the mission of uniting the winter sports community on the important issue of climate change. The partnership also offers a 50 percent discount on lift tickets to premier season pass holders at the participating resorts throughout the season.

The Mountain Collective™ Pass grants access to worldwide destinations with more than 51,000 acres of terrain and over 450 lifts and an unmatched reputation for snow quality, quantity and steeps. Passes are available online or call (800) 705-6286 in North American or +61 2 6459 4151 in Australia or New Zealand for more information.  . A limited quantity of passes are now available at this lowest guaranteed price.

*Price and availability of bonus day subject to change while supplies last.  Mountain Collective global affiliate benefits are valid only at then current Mountain Collective Global Affiliates.   Global Affiliates are subject to change each ski season. 

March 12 & 13, 2016
Guests and Employees celebrate Hawaiian Weekend
by dressing in their best Hawaiian Outfit!

 Henniker, NH, March 1, 2016 - Pats Peak, New Hampshire's premier snowsports destination, announces its 25th Annual Hawaiian Weekend Celebration, March 12 and 13, 2016. Hawaiian Weekend is two days of fun for the whole family to celebrate spring skiing/riding. It's a Hawaiian celebration complete with tropical decorations, NASTAR races, Hawaiian Themed Lunch Specials, Hot Tubs and a Rail Jam.

 Throughout the weekend skiers/riders enjoy the sounds of Jah Spirit Reggae Band in the Sled Pub both Saturday and Sunday. Magic Hat Beer is the sponsor of the Après-Ski Party in the Sled Pub both days, which includes fun raffle prizes. The NASTAR Race course on the Downdraft trail is open to the public from 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 On Sunday, there is a Man of Steel Rail Jam in Turbulence Terrain Park at 1pm. Registration for the Rail Jam is from 10:30am to 12pm in the Valley Lodge on Sunday morning. There is no cost to enter the contest but entrants must have at least a Valley Area Lift Ticket or Pats Peak Season Pass; release forms must be signed and ages 17 and under need a parent/guardian signature.

 To add excitement to the weekend there is an intense spirit of competition between Pats Peak departments to "out-tropic" each other. Every year, each department is responsible for decorating its facilities in outrageous tropical decorations. This year's theme is "25 Years On The Beach". At the end of the day on Sunday, departments square off in an employee snow volleyball tournament.

 "It's a great time to enjoy spring skiing and riding in shorts and flowered shirts. The ticket windows give out leis to everyone to welcome them to Hawaiian Weekend. The lodge and slopes are decorated with palm trees and tropical decorations. Our guests feel like they have landed on a tropical island," says Jim Wall, Director of Services.

 25th Annual Hawaiian Weekend -- Saturday & Sunday, March 12th & 13th



All Day: Most Spirited Department & Employee Contest

10am-8pm: Hot Tubs on the Deck (weather permitting)

11am to 3pm: NASTAR Race on Downdraft

Lunch: Hawaiian Themed Lunch Specials

3pm to 7pm: Magic Hat Beer Promo in Sled Pub in Sled Pub

3:30pm to 8pm: Live Band -- Jah Spirit Reggae Band in Sled Pub


All Day: Most Spirited Department & Employee Contest

10am-3pm: Hot Tubs on the Deck (weather permitting)

11am to 3pm: NASTAR Race on Downdraft

Lunch: Hawaiian Themed Lunch Specials

12pm to 4pm: Live Band -- Jah Spirit Reggae Band in Sled Pub

1pm to 4pm: Magic Hat Beer Promo in Sled Pub

1pm: Man of Steel Rail Jam in Turbulence Park, sponsored by S&W Sports. Snowboarders come prove yourself and show us why you should become the man/woman of steel! Registration: 10:30am - 12pm in the Valley Lodge. Jam Session Style Format in Turbulence Park! MEN: Snowboard; MEN: Skier; WOMEN: Snowboard/Skier; GROM: 9 & Under Snowboard/Skier. There is no cost to enter the contest but entrants must have at least a Valley Area Lift Ticket or Pats Peak Season Pass; release forms must be signed and ages 17 and under need a parent/guardian signature.

4:30pm:  Inter-Department Volleyball Tournament

Body of Sugar Bowl Resort Ski Instructor Recovered by Searchers 

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. (Feb. 29, 2016) -- The body of Sugar Bowl ski instructor Carson May who has been missing since Jan. 14 was found today on Monday, Feb. 29 at approximately 11 a.m. The discovery was made by Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue and El Dorado County Search and Rescue with the assistance of their rescue dog teams and Sugar Bowl Ski Patrol. The recovery was made roughly a quarter mile out of bounds in an avalanche-prone area near the original search site.
This recovery brings closure to his family and Sugar Bowl Resort. Carson was an esteemed member of the Sugar Bowl team and a friend to many at the resort. The community's effort to find Carson has been overwhelming. Our thoughts and prayers are with the May family.


WINTER PARK, Colo. (February 28, 2016) - The 41st rendition of the Wells Fargo Ski Cup benefiting the National Sports Center for the Disabled may go down as the best ever, as two days of frenetic racing were capped off by the World Disabled Invitational and the always exciting mascot race, both of which were star-studded affairs.  The World Disabled Invitational featured Alana Nichols, who has won gold in both the summer and winter Paralympics, while Miles and Rocky joined Winter Park Willie in the race for mascot supremacy.       

Results: Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race

John Gaston and Max Taam Win for the Fourth Year With a Course Record

Lindsay Plant and Stevie Kremer Win Women's Sport for the Second Year

 ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.--Feb. 27, 2016--The Audi Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race began this morning at 6:15 a.m. in Snowmass Base Village with local and international ski mountaineering athletes racing across 24 miles of terrain and more than 10,000 vertical feet of climb, including Aspen Highlands Bowl. The demanding event attracted endurance athletes from all over the world as they raced in teams of two up and down all four area mountains, Snowmass, Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands and Aspen Mountain, to be the first to cross the finish line. For the fourth year, local ski mountaineering champions John Gaston and Max Taam took home first place in a course record time of four hours forty minutes and eighteen seconds while Lindsay Plant and Stevie Kremer captured the win for the second year in a row in the Women's Sport Division with a time of five hours forty five minutes and nine seconds.    

 Racer categories were broken into Sport Division (men, women, coed and vets) which consisted of teams of two skinning, hiking and skiing across all four mountains as well as a two-mountain category called the Recreational Division that spanned across Aspen Highlands, including a boot pack up Highland Bowl, and Aspen Mountain.

 Winners in both the male and female Sport Division categories walked away with $1,500 in cash prizing, with second place awarded $700 and third place $300.

 Athletes persisted along the grueling route under favorable conditions and sunny skies. Top results for each division are as follows.


 Men's Sport Division
1st--John Gaston and Max Taam--4:40:18
2nd--Paul Hamilton and Scott Simmons--4:54:13
3rd--Mike Foote and Rob Krar--5:02:40

 Women's Sport Division
1st--Lindsay Plant and Stevie            Kremer--5:45:09
2nd--Sarah Kadlec and Lyndsay Meyer--6:11:16
3rd--Joy Olson and Elsa Lapeze--7:21:16

 Coed Sport Division
1st--Kristi Knecht and Brian Tinder--5:51:01
2nd--Jaime Brede and Joe Howdyshell--6:32:12
3rd--Timothy Zander and Kate Zander--6:55:26

 Vet Sport Division (ages add to 100+)

1st--Pete Fox and Martin Le Roux--8:49:49

 Men's Recreation Division
1st--John-Mark Piampiano and Britt Ruegger--4:34:56
2nd-- Nick Hobson and Garrett Fitzgerald--7:43:21

Women's Recreation Division
1st--Emily Selonick and Michelle Fitzgerald--5:38:51

2nd--Colby Ricci and Sunny Corrigan--5:52:07

3rd--Kaitlyn Foster and Vida Dillard--6:47:47

 Coed Recreation Division
1st--John Hughes and Jess Portness--4:56:08
2nd--James Logan and Mary Logan--7:02:01
3rd--Stefanie Kamm and Kyle Wilcox--7:23:04

 Vet Recreation Division (ages add to 100+)

1st--Rodger Gurrentz and Doug Rovira--8:34:18

Month-long music celebration bookended by Minus Zero Festival and FREE American Authors / G. Love & Special Sauce show 

WINTER PARK, Colo. -   The hills of Winter Park Resort will be alive with the sound of music throughout the entire month of April, with two major concert events highlighting the resort's annual Springtopia celebration.  The fun starts with the Minus Zero Music Festival and culminates with a free concert featuring headliners American Authors and support from G. Love & Special Sauce with plenty of music in between.

One of the most anticipated events Winter Park holds all year, this year's free Springtopia concerts will take place on Saturday, April 23 with Denver institution The Rick Lewis Project taking the stage at 12:30 p.m. before giving way to G. Love & Special Sauce, a Colorado favorite for decades, at 2 p.m.  Headliners American Authors will then cap the jam-packed afternoon of music at 4 p.m.  The next day, Winter Park Resort's 2015-16 season comes to a close with the often imitated, but never duplicated Spring Splash pond skim on Sunday, April 24 from 12-3 p.m.        

 While Springtopia finishes incredibly strong, the month kicks off with the Minus Zero Music Festival on April 2-3, featuring 15 DJs throughout two days, headlined by Diplo, fresh off two Grammy Awards for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronic Album, as well as Kaskade.  After one of the biggest EDM festivals in the state, Winter Park keeps the momentum going with the Coors Light Base Bash featuring Andy Straus on April 9 and the New Belgium Music Series with Kenny Lee Young on April 16.  

Lodging specials are currently available for the entire month with 25% off stays of three night or more. 


Purchase in March for the 2016/2017 Season and Save!

 Henniker, NH, February 23, 2016 -- Pats Peak, New Hampshire's premier snowsports destination, announces that its 2016/2017 Pats Peak Season Passes are on sale starting on March 1, 2016. Purchase between March 1 and April 1, 2016 for the 2016/2017 season at these great rates!

 Thanks to the efforts of the Pats Peak Snowmaking Team skiers and riders have been skiing/riding on all 100% of their slopes and trails including three terrain parks.

 As an added bonus for new Season Pass Holders, they can purchase their 2016/2017 pass now and ski/ride through the Month of March 2016 FREE plus ALL of the 2016/2017 season! Pats Peak Season Pass rates remain affordable in order to allow individuals and families to spend more time on the slopes without financial burdens. The average adult who purchases a weekend lift ticket seven times, would be paying an equivalent amount to a season pass.

 Pats Peak Season Pass options:

Powder Pass Club Members enjoy unlimited skiing, snowboarding, and tubing (Tubing AM sessions only); 20% off cafeteria food and purchases in the Retail Shop, 20% off season locker rental, Powder Pass hat and 10-50% discounts at southern New Hampshire establishments are just a few of the benefits.

Purchase on or before: April 1, 2016
Adult (18-64): $489
Junior (6-17): $399
Senior (65+): $399

Go from parking lot to lift! Come ski or snowboard as much as you want, when you want, day or night!

Purchase on or before: April 1, 2016
Adult (30-64): $439
20Something (18-29): $222.22
Junior (6-17): $359
Senior (65+): $359
Military*: $359
Child (5 & under): $25 processing fee

*Military Unlimited Season Pass rate is valid for Active Duty and Reservists

that are actively drilling in a unit and their spouse of all branches with a valid

US Military ID or proof. Some restrictions may apply.

Ski or Snowboard Monday thru Friday. Does not include holiday periods: Christmas Holiday Period, Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Period and President's Week Holiday Period. 

Purchase on or before: April 1, 2016
Ages 6+: $259

Unlimited season pass that can be used by more than one person. Great for companies and families alike. One pass usage per day. Pass must be presented at ticket window.

Purchase on or before: April 1, 2016
All Ages: $599    

All passes, with the exception of Midweek Season Passes, are valid for Saturday Night POP (rental equipment not included). Prices are determined by the passholder's age on the date purchased. Rental equipment is not included in season pass prices.

Upgrading Season Passes requires a $10 administration fee per pass plus price difference. All passes, with the exception of Midweek Season Passes, are valid for Saturday Night POP (rental equipment not included). Prices are determined by the passholder's age on the date purchased. Rental equipment is not included in season pass prices.

Save money for you, family, friends and organizations of all sizes. Organize a minimum of ten (10) family members, friends, or co-workers together to purchase the Pats Peak "PEAK" Reward Unlimited Season Passes and everyone gets a discount, plus the Leader receives rewards!< o:p>

Go from parking lot to lift! Come ski or snowboard as much as you want, when you want, day or night!

Purchase on or before: April 1, 2016
Adult (18-64): $409
Junior (6-17): $329
Senior (65+): $329

Season Pass rates will increase after April 1, 2016! Starting on March 1st, 2016/2017 Season Passes can be purchased at Pats Peak Guest Services or online



31st Annual Kare Andersen Telemark Festival Held Last Weekend

 PERU, VT (Feb. 22, 2016) - The classic skiing technique called Telemark, which combine elements of both alpine and Nordic skiing, is alive and well in the U.S. if the results of the Telemark Festival at Bromley Mountain last weekend are any indication.

Over 50 competitors turned out in 30 degrees F. temperatures under mostly cloudy skies to race in the 31st annual Kare Andersen Telemark Festival, held Feb. 20-21, 2016. The festival honors the late Norwegian Kare Andersen, an early proponent of Telemark skiing and a certified PSIA Telemark instructor at Bromley Mountain until his mid 90's. It is one of the oldest continuously running Telemark races in the U.S.

Over 80 people in both clinics and races participated in the two-day event, assisted by 30 volunteers including clinic instructors, gate keepers, registration staff, vendors and sponsors.

Youngest competitor was Gabriel Moynihan, Keene, NH, age 9. Oldest competitors were Karen Dalury, Killington, VT, age 60, and John Tidd, Bridgewater Corners, VT, age 68.

Races were held on the Upper East Meadow trail.

Sixteen Members of U.S. Telemark Ski Teams attended, including Garrett Long, Rowayton, CT, first place finisher in the men's elite category; and Melinda Long, Rowayton, CT, 3rd place, women's elite. 

Garrett Long, president of the U.S. Telemark Ski Association, said, "Kare's race is THE big race on the East Coast. USTSA hopes to grow the national schedule, with the goal of creating greater awareness of Telemark, increasing participants in the races, as well as grow viewership and general appreciation for the sport. Our ultimate goal is for Telemark racing to be an Olympic Sport."

Top Results of the 2016 Kare Andersen Telemark Festival:

                 Men's Elite

            1.       Garrett Long, 25, Rowayton, CT, time 1:37.88

            2.       Norman Miller, 47, Rochester, NY, time 1:43.69

            3.       Dylan Weglarz, 18, Campton, NH, time 1:45.96

            Women's Elite

            1.       Sarah Carley, 19, Brentwood, NH, time 1:51.97

            2.       Karen Dalury, 60, Killington, VT, time 2:04.13

            3.       Melinda Long, 27, Rowayton, CT, time 2:14.83

This was the last East Coast race before the Karbon National Championships on March 4-6 in Crotched Mountain, NH. Adding to the festivities were members of the Swedish singing group Nordic Harmoni (of which Kare was a member) who sang traditional toasts during the après ski party.  < o:p>


Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA -  With a mountain of snow, a current snow base of 36" to 48" and 100% of its terrain open, Shawnee Mountain plans to operate daily this spring through Easter weekend - March 27th and possibly longer pending skier demand and weather conditions.

Back by popular demand, Shawnee is offering its heavily discounted March Miser 3 Packs online this spring. The March Miser 3 Pack of lift tickets is just $109 (a 40% savings) add 3 ski or snowboard rentals for a total of $166 (a 50% savings). March Misers are valid any day this March 2016, including weekends (no blackout dates) and are transferable among family members. Not sure you will use all three this spring? Your March Misers are also valid next December, daily through December 24, 2016.

Available online only, March Miser 3 Packs are just a click
For general information, call 570-421-7231. For lodging information, call 800-438-6493 (townhomes and villas), 800-SHAWNEE (Shawnee Inn), or 800-POCONOS (visitor's bureau).

Aspen Snowmass FREESKIING Open Results - men's and women's slopestyle finals

  ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.--Feb. 19, 2016-- The Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open presented by Perky Jerky taking place at Buttermilk is considered one of the last stepping stones for athletes on their way to competing on the elite level. The conditions were optimal today with blue skies and pleasurable temperatures as both the men and women took to the slopestyle course for finals. Local Coloradoan hailing from Breckenridge, Ethan Swadburg took first place. Swadburg has competed in the event the past four years and this time he is going home with the gold. On the women's side, Nadia Gonzales of Keystone, Colo. sealed the first place finish. 

 "It was a great day out there with some of the best conditions we have had at this comp in years. Everyone was feeling stoked," noted first place finisher, Swadburg.

 The podium winners and their prize money are listed below: 

Men's Ski slopestyle Final Results

1st - Ethan Swadburg, 19, Breckenridge, Colo. - $5,000

Winning run: left 250 to switch, switch right 270 to 270 out, left blind 270 to right 540 tail grab, switch left double 1080 safety off first jump, switch right double flat 900 safety off second, left double 1080 mute grab

 2nd - Alex Hackel, 19, Boston, MA - $2,500

Run: switch right 270 to pretzel 270, switch left 270 continuing 270 out, right front 270 to switch left 540 japan grab, left double 900 safety off first jump, switch right double 1080 off second, switch left double 1080 safety off

 3rd -Ryley Lucas 20, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - $1,500

Run: switch right 270 to switch,  left 270 continuing 270 out safety grab, switch left 540 handplant on the joystick, switch left misty 900 mute off first jump, right double 1080 off second, left double 1080 mute

Women's Ski SLOPESTYLE Final Results

1st - Nadia Gonzales, 26, Keystone, Colo. - $2,500

Winning run: slid the urban rail, left blind 270 off the trap, left 360, right side 540 safety off first jump, switch left 540 tail grab on second, left 720 safety

 2nd - Taylor Lundquist, 22, Park City, UT - $1,500

Run: slid the urban rail, slid the waterfall, left 180 to switch right 180 off the butterpad, flat 360 japan grab on first jump, left 360 on second, left 540

 3rd - Adie Lawrence, 21, Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND - $750

Run: grab gap down to the down rail, left blind 270 off the trap, shifty off the butterpad, right side 540 on first jump, switch left 180 tail grab on second, left 360 tail grab

Blue Mountain Resort Still Making Snow and is Fully Open! Why Travel to Ski When You Can Get Better Conditions Right in Your Backyard? 

Palmerton, Pennsylvania (19 February 2016) - It's no secret that this winter season has been anything but cooperative for ski resorts on the East Coast. The fluctuation in temperatures and lack of natural snow have hindered perfect and ideal conditions. But these factors have not stopped Blue Mountain Resort from making the most out of the situation! The Resort is taking advantage of every snowmaking opportunity and has every trail, terrain park, and tubing lane open and ready for people to get outside, be adventurous, and have some fun! 

According to, many destination resorts on the East Coast are reporting only having between 25%-30% of their trails open while snow bases are averaging around one foot. Many families rely on these resorts for winter trips and getaways but have had to adjust their plans and save money. Blue Mountain Resort is welcoming all snow sport lovers to come visit the mountain, take advantage of their supreme conditions, and get in as many runs before spring arrives! With 39 trails, 6 terrain parks and 30 tubing lanes available, visitors are sure to get their fix right in their backyard. Don't know how to ski or ride, there's still time to learn! There are a variety of lesson packages available and can be found at 

Along with being fully open, there are several specials and events coming up at Blue Mountain Resort for all ages to enjoy. On Monday, February 29th, celebrate Leap Day on the slopes with $29 6-hour lift tickets. On Thursday, March 17th, celebrate St. Patty's Day with $17 4-hour lift tickets along with drink and food specials at every bar across the mountain. There will also be giveaways at Last Run Lounge and Slopeside Pub and Grill, which will also feature a special menu! Guests can learn more about the upcoming holiday specials and purchase discounted holiday tickets.

In addition to the holiday ticket specials, Blue Mountain Resort kicked off their Season Pass Rollback event on Wednesday, February 17th. The Resort is traveling back to 2011 and offering the best prices for 2016-2017 season passes. Any season pass purchased at these rates will also be valid for the remainder of the 2015-2016 season. Passes start at $259 and include a variety of benefits such as VIP line access at the lifts, food discounts, retail discounts, and additional lift ticket and rental discounts. Season pass holders also receive 1 free Buddy Day Pass, a free snowtubing pass, and exclusive invitations to parties and discounts at Blue Mountain Resort events.

Spring Events at Diamond Peak Ski Resort: March 2016Demos, Races, Music and More!

Incline Village, NV (Feb. 19, 2016) - The spring calendar at Diamond Peak is filled with fun events for all ages, skiers and non-skiers alike. Mark your calendars now to save the date for these upcoming events: 

February 26 & March 25: Face/Off Friday Rail Jam Series - Kick off the weekend with Face/Off Friday rail jams on Friday afternoons. Throw down your best tricks or just join in on the fun at Face/Off Fridays with giveaways, drink specials, and more. $10 entry fee for competitors; pre-register on
March 4: Community Snowshoe Hikes - Join us for an evening Community Snowshoe Hike to Diamond Peak's Snowflake Lodge. The 1.5 mile hike includes guides, exclusive after-hour access to Diamond Peak and Snowflake Lodge, s'mores and hot cocoa. Food and beverages are available for purchase at Snowflake Lodge. Register at the Incline Village Recreation Center or call (775) 832-1310.

March 5: Diamond Peak Uphill/Downhill Dash - Earn your turns at the Diamond Peak Uphill/Downhill Dash sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Sports. Race to the top of the mountain using whatever human powered method you prefer. Skin, snowshoe or run to the top; ski, snowboard or snowshoe down; then head back up to the mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge for the finish and awards. For those less competitive, a recreational course will be available from the base area up to Snowflake Lodge. Prizes will be awarded for both categories.
March 6: Village Ski Loft Spring Demo Day - Try out the latest and greatest 2016-17 model skis for free! Village Ski Loft is hosting their annual Spring Demo Day at Diamond Peak on Sunday, March 6 from 9am-3pm. It is free to demo equipment but you must have a valid Diamond Peak season pass or lift ticket, a photo ID, and credit card to leave as a deposit. 

March 6: Diamond Peak Ski Team Diamond Cup Challenge - The 14th Annual Diamond Cup Challenge is a family-friendly community fun race that benefits the Diamond Peak Ski Team. Join in on the fun on March 6 and compete against your child, spouse, coworkers, best friend, etc. on Show-Off. Race or cheer on your friends while listening to live music by Paul David & the Drivers 1-4pm. Visit for details and registration

March 19: Retro Ski Day & Season Passholder Party - Break out your retro gear, neon, and skinny skis for Retro Ski Day at Diamond Peak. There will be a BBQ and special events for season passholders plus live music by Wedding Crashers from 12-3pm.

March 27: Easter Egg Hunt - The big egg hunt starts right when the lifts open at 9am! Eggs are hidden all over the mountain, including golden eggs with special prizes in them. Participants must have a valid lift ticket for the day of event or a season pass. At 2pm there will be Easter service at the top of Lakeview Chair led by Tahoe Resort Ministries.

April 2: 16th Annual Dummy Downhill -Join us for the 16th Annual Dummy Downhill where participants build a dummy on skis or snowboards that get launched off of a big jump. Watch as unique characters fly down the hill or crash hard. Prizes and certificates will be awarded for creativity, best crash, furthest distance, and more.


To get these discounts guests must purchase their lift ticket online. Ski/Ride Monday through Thursday in March and Save!

Henniker, NH, February 19, 2016 -- Pats Peak, New Hampshire's premier snowsports destination, announces great deals for skiing/riding Monday through Thursday in March. To get these discounts guests must purchase their lift ticket online.

Thanks to the hard work of the Pats Peak snowmaking and grooming teams all 28 trails including three terrain parks are open for skiing and riding.

March Online Only Specials

Monday-Thursday: February 29 - March 3
Childhood Cancer Lifeline Weekdays - $35 Lift Ticket
Purchase a Full-Day, 8:30am-4pm, Lift Ticket online at for only $35! A portion of your $35 lift ticket will go toward a donation to the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of NH.

Monday-Thursday: March 7-10
PATS PEAK Becomes PETS PEAK - $30 Lift Ticket
Purchase a Full-Day, 8:30am-4pm, Lift Ticket online at for only $30! In addition, you may bring at least 3 pet items with you to the ticket window and get a $10 PATS PEAK Cafe Card (one per person). A portion of your $30 lift ticket will go toward a donation to the Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord Merrimack County.

Monday-Thursday: March 14-17 and March 21-24
SPF Days Go Sun Smart - $25 Lift Ticket
Purchase a Full-Day, 8:30am-4pm, Lift Ticket online at for only $25! A portion of your $25 lift ticket will go toward "Peter's Fund Racer" to support melanoma research. You will receive a sample of lip balm to protect your lips from the sun's rays (while supplies last).

These offers cannot be applied to any other discount, coupon or offer. Other restrictions may apply. They must be purchased online.


Kris Blomback, General Manager of Pats Peak said, "Midweek in March is a great time to get in some time on the slopes and also get a great deal. We are happy to help make a difference by providing a portion of our ticket sales to these worthy causes."

Aspen Snowmass FREESKIING Open PRESENTED BY PERKY JERKY Results - men's slopestyle qualifying

 ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.--Feb. 18, 2016-- Men's ski slopestyle qualifiers kicked off the Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open today. There were 100 athletes competing in the field today and 30 will advance to the semi-finals tomorrow.< o:p>

 Top Male qualifiers included:

1st - Mitchel Wilson, Whistler, BC, CANADA

2nd - Alex Hackel, Boston, MA, USA

3rd - Max Moffat, Calgary, AB, CANADA

 Schedule of events:

Friday, February 19

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                  Men's and Women's Slopestyle Practice

9: 30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.               Men's Slopestyle Semis

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.                           Superpipe Practice

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.            Women's Slopestyle Finals

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.             Men's Slopestyle Finals                      

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.                        Bud Light Street Rail Fridays in Snowmass

                                                           Saturday, February 20

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.                      Big Air Practice

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 am               Big Air

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.               Men's and Women's Superpipe Practice

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.        Women's Superpipe Finals

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                       Men's Superpipe Qualifying

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.                          Men's Superpipe Finals

                                                          Tomorrow's events:

Don't miss men's and women's slopestyle finals tomorrow for the Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open. And make sure to stop by Bud Light Street Rail Fridays on Upper Fanny hill in Snowmass at 3 p.m.


Aspen Snowmass would like to thank the Aspen Snowmass Freeskiing Open sponsors: Helly Hansen, Audi, Coke, Smith Optics, Clif Bar, HEAD and Perky Jerky.


Powdery conditions Thursday will set the resort up for a great final weekend of Ski/Skate Week

Incline Village, NV (Feb 18, 2016) - The El Niño effect has returned to the Lake Tahoe region, with Diamond Peak Ski Resort above Incline Village picking up 12-16 inches of fresh snow overnight with another 2-4 inches this morning. Conditions at Diamond Peak are perfect for those families enjoying the Ski/Skate holiday week and anyone who could take a mid-week day off.

Due to the powder day, Diamond Peak opened the Lakeview Quad early today at 8:30 a.m., allowing die-hard powderhounds early access to the fresh snow.

Diamond Peak is open top to bottom, with all lifts on the schedule through Sunday, Feb. 21. Lift Operations crews are currently working to clear the Red Fox and Ridge chairlifts; however, Crystal Express, Lakeview, Lodgepole, School House and the Child Ski Center magic carpet are all currently running.

The new snow and forecast of clearing skies for the weekend means that conditions will be as good as they have been all season for the final weekend of Ski/Skate Week.

Upcoming Events at Diamond Peak

February 18-21: Child Ski Center Theme Days - The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center is getting silly with themed days for the holiday week. Themes include Star Wars, Hawaiian, pirates and more.
February 26 & March 25: Face/Off Friday Rail Jam Series - Kick off the weekend with Face/Off Friday rail jams on Friday afternoons. Throw down your best tricks or just join in on the fun at Face/Off Fridays with giveaways, drink specials, and more. $10 entry fee for competitors; pre-register on Spectators can watch the competition from the Loft Bar deck lounge.

February 27: Go Green Ski Day & Environmental Expo - Waste Not and other local sustainability clubs will be joining forces and putting on Green Ski Day on Saturday February 27, 2016. Join us for games, educational activities, art displays and more. Pick up a Go Green punch card at the ticket windows or at the Green Expo on the Base Lodge deck to participate, earn prizes, and be entered into the raffle drawing. Remember to wear green for sustainability and bring your refillable water bottles. Stick around for live music after the event. Local band, Jacked Up, is playing on the Loft Bar deck 2-5pm. 

Wednesdays Through March 30: 55+ Ski Clinics - Diamond Peak is offering a special ski clinic series for Adults 55+ as part of the Incline Village Recreation Center Senior Programs. Diamond Peak's PSIA Certified Instructors provide beginner, intermediate, and advanced level instruction in these weekly ski clinics for ages 55+. Instruction is designed to help skiers return to the sport, improve, adjust, or modify techniques and encourage lifelong skiing. Learn how to use new equipment and meet other skiers. Clinics are offered Wednesdays January 6 through March 30, except February 17. View details and pricing online.

Tahoe's Ski Music Pioneer Releases New Single, "I Love KT"

 Tahoe-based snow reporter, entrepreneur, and musician, Eric T. has announced the release of a new 'Ski Music' single, "I Love KT", an ode to the 'mothership', Squaw Valley's world-renowned KT-22.

 Tahoe City, CA. (February 14th, 2016) - Over thirty years after modern ski music was born with the release of his 1985 vinyl EP, titled "Ski Patrol", local Tahoe-based snow reporter, entrepreneur and musician Eric T. Brandt, aka: "Eric T." has released a new single, "I Love KT".

 The high-energy, hard-rock track was produced as an anthem for the worldwide ski and snowboard community that cherishes and worships the slopes of Squaw Valley's renowned peak, KT-22.  "I wanted to give Squaw Valley and KT-22 their own tune reflecting the incredible and ever-growing tribe of skiers and snowboarders that refer to KT-22 as "the mothership".  

 'Every mornin', it's always the same. The mothership is callin' my name', go the opening lyrics. The song also references the ongoing changes at the resort with lines like 'as everything changes, it stays the same' referring to the idea that while there will always be changes, "the mountain itself, which is the core attraction, remains intact."

 A long time Squaw Valley skier, Brandt, former Director of Marketing at the resort, and a local entrepreneur, (he opened the Squaw Valley bungee tower in 1992 and now runs the Squaw Valley Visitor Channel), shares a strong, personal love for the mountain. "It's really a centerpiece in my life; the people, the mountain, the whole scene is one of a kind," says Brandt. "I've spent the majority of my life here and really do love it!"


Brandt's development of ski music began in the early 1980s while working in Malibu, CA. with Surf Punks' producer Dennis Dragon. "Having roots in Tahoe, I loved skiing, and felt that as surfing has surf music, skiing culture deserved its own genre."  His release of the EP "Ski Patrol" in 1985, and the 2005 reissue CD "Ski Patrol Revisited" featured novelty songs "about the 'fun, good people, and good times that draw us to the snow."  His efforts led to work with Warren Miller, where he produced the title songs for three of Miller's classic 1980 films including "Steep & Deep", as well as a long tenure with guitarist Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles.

Don't miss your chance to get a Season Pass to ride the best snow in years!

El Niño has given us an outstanding snow year with over 20' so far this season. Get a Spring Plus pass and enjoy the remainder of this season and all of the 2016/2017 season!

Spring Plus Premier Pass
Valid 7 Days / Week - No Blackout days
     ADULT (24-99+) ...............$777      
            YOUNG ADULT (16-23)... $577            
CHILD (6-15).................... $477

Spring Plus Midweek Pass
Valid Monday - Friday (excluding Dec 26-30, 2016)

      ANY AGE....................... $677

Spring Beginner Pass
Valid for the remainder of 2015/2016 season.

Restricted LIFT ACCESS: Flying Jenny, Wizard & Galena lifts only
Unlimited daily use of Rental Equipment
Unlimited Beginner Group Lessons
Bonus, $100 credit toward the purchase of a 2016/2017 Season Pass

                        AGE: 11+..................... $199                   


Pay off your Pass in 3 EASY Payments!

A Payment Plan is available for SPRING PLUS PASS purchases
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to your credit card on the 1st day of the months following.

Kids are King at Boyne Mountain's Kids' Festival Weekend

BOYNE FALLS, Mich. (Feb. 16, 2016) - Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls is rolling out the red carpet for kids with an action-packed weekend full of entertainment, activities, games, and fun!  Kids' Festival Weekend is March 11-13, 2016.

The weekend begins with a kick-off party on Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa featuring face painting, juggling, a magician, snacks and drinks.  The evening also includes a Spaghetti Dinner with Fritz, the resort's mascot, in Stein Eriksen's, and a host of complimentary activities including horse-drawn wagon rides, board games, story time, a family movie, and a bonfire and s'mores.

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, youngsters can bounce, jump and climb to the heart's content in the inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, extreme dual air jumpers, and rock climbing wall located in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa courtyard.  Families and friends can gather in the Village for a cookout, snow bar with kiddie cocktails, face painting, and live entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. or partake in the Splatmaster paintball event open to ages four and up with 12 target practice shots for $5.  Kids can also participate in a Cookies & Canvas painting event from noon to 2 p.m., cooking class from 3 to 4 p.m., après ski dance party from 4 to 6 p.m., and a tubing party with music and a bonfire from 5 to 7 p.m.

On Sunday, head to the hills to compete in a variety of fun races. Ages 4-20 can race in the Silly Slalom, Seal Slide, Ski Race, and Egg Race. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Skier Services building, and awards take place following the events at 3 p.m.  Also on Sunday, there's cupcake decorating from 10 to 11 a.m., and kid-friendly mini spa services from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Spa at Boyne Mountain's Pearls and Petals event.   

Boyne Mountain is also home to Michigan's largest indoor waterpark, Avalanche Bay, recently named among the '10 Most Fun Indoor Waterparks in the U.S' published by  Festival goers can visit the park 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. 

Lodge at Boyne Mountain on a Ski & Stay Package and kids ages 8 and under sleep, ski and eat breakfast for free, and juniors ages 9-15 receive reduced rates.  Adult package rates start at $157 per person and include overnight hotel accommodations, lift ticket, and breakfast buffet.  For reservations, call 866.759.1472.


North Lake Tahoe resort takes top spot among 20 ski areas nominated in North America
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] February 12, 2016 - Out of the 20 resorts nominated by a panel of pro skiers and snowboarders, USA Today and 10Best announced today that their readers have selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the winner of the 2016 Readers' Choice Poll for 'Best Ski Resort'.

"Our team is thrilled to be recognized as the USA Today and 10Best Readers' Choice winner for 'Best Ski Resort' and we are overjoyed to share this award with the entire Reno-Tahoe community, which works together to provide an award-worthy experience for our guests," said Andy Wirth, president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. "Truly, this designation belongs to the community:  the people in the businesses of Truckee, Tahoe city, all of North Lake Tahoe and the entire region. We send sincere thanks to our loyal guests for their proud support. With more than 24 feet of snow so far this season and more to come, we've been able to offer outstanding mountain conditions across the resort's terrain, plus a variety of activities, special events, and an unparalleled village vibe that combine to offer the best winter resort experience in North America."

Recognized around the world as the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, USA Today noted in their description of the resort that it "has only gotten better since then." In fact, skiers and riders visiting Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows today have access to more than 6,000 skiable acres, 42 lifts and 270 trails that feature over 65 percent of beginner and intermediate terrain, steeps that attract extreme skiers and riders, and 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones - all on one lift ticket.

Aspen Snowmass Announces Free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Line-Up

 ASPEN SNOWMASS, Colo.--Feb. 5, 2016--Aspen Snowmass announces the remaining concert line-up for the free Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series scheduled throughout the rest of the 2015/16 ski and ride season. This is the 13th consecutive season Aspen Snowmass has presented a season-long series of free concerts in partnership with Bud Light. The 2015/16 season kicked-off in November with a performance by Jamestown Revival. Each show features a Bud Light beer garden plus sponsor giveaways and the concerts that take place Mar. 19 and Mar. 26 in Snowmass will feature a special fireworks display after each show. 

 Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series Schedule

 Ra Ra Riot

Feb. 13, 2016

Gondola Plaza, Aspen Mountain

Taking place Presidents Day Weekend, Ra Ra Riot will go live at 6 p.m. in Gondola Plaza. Ra Ra Riot was born out of the house party scene at Syracuse University. The band has been around for a decade and still brings the same energy they brought when they formed. With a laundry list of career festival appearances including, Coachella, Lollapalooza, Iceland Airwaves, and an arsenal of studio albums already behind them, RaRa Riot is looking forward to adding the Bud Light Hi-Fi series to that ever expanding list. Come out and listen to as they prepare for the release of their new album Need Your Light.

 Nahko and Medicine for the People

Mar. 19, 2016


Kicking off the 16th annual Bud Light Spring Jam, Nahko and Medicine for the People will hit the stage in Snowmass Base Village at 4 p.m. Nahko, an Oregon--native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self-discovery. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual and social healing, and, thus, Medicine for the People was born. Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip--hop and folk rock with a world message. Satsang, a unique blend of reggae, folk and hip hop, will open the show with a set at 3 p.m. The evening will finish with a special fireworks show at 8 p.m.

 Big Gigantic

Mar. 25, 2016

Downtown Aspen

Colorado's own Big Gigantic will be the featured performer at this year's Core Party, the most anticipated outdoor concert of the season and the pinnacle of the Bud Light Spring Jam. The Core Party is situated in the heart of downtown Aspen, on the corner of Cooper St. and Galena St. where DJ Naka G will warm-up the crowd with a set starting at 8 p.m. The main act, Big Gigantic, will hit the stage at 9 p.m. The Core Party will feature a beer garden with proceeds benefitting the Aspen Environment Foundation and event sponsor prize giveaways prior to the show.

 Big Gigantic is an instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz musical group based out of Boulder, Color. that combines electronic beats with live saxophone and drums. They have played at a multitude of the larger music festivals, headlined an annual party at Red Rocks and played to sold-out crowds around the world. Big Gigantic will also play at Belly Up Aspen Mar. 26.

 Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

Mar. 26, 2016


Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers will be the headlining performance at the final installment of this season's Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series at 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 26. Nicki is often recognized from her cameo performances with bands like Galactic, The Avett Brothers, Bob Weir, Karl Denson and Grace Potter. Over the past three years, the group has evolved into a bona-fide band and a notable force to be reckoned with in the rock, soul and folk genre. Up and coming local duo Hurricane Carter will open the show at 3 p.m. The evening will wrap-up with a special fireworks display at 8 p.m.


The Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series is sponsored by Bud Light, Snowmass Tourism, Audi, Helly Hansen, GoPro, Coca-Cola, Frias, Belly Up Aspen, Lavazza and Perky Jerky.

Blue Mountain Resort Unveils Luxury Condominium Hotel Ownership Ski-in/Ski-out Ownership Opportunities Are Coming Soon to the Top of Blue Mountain Resort 

Palmerton, Pennsylvania (2 February2016) - Anyone visiting Blue Mountain Resort in recent years have enjoyed an extensive list of resort improvements and additional multi-season activities. New lodges, restaurant & food service venues, new summer attractions, state-of-the-art snow making and next on the list, a new 4-star condominium resort hotel. 

These major capital improvements over the last eight years have been an ongoing effort by the Tuthill and Ebert families, who see the future of Blue Mountain Resort as more than just a ski mountain but as a four-season destination resort. 

The recent announcement of Blue Mountain Resort's newest development plans, the Vista Lodge Residence Club, bolsters the long term strategy set by Barbara Green, President and her team to continue positioning Blue Mountain Resort as a major recreational destination for family vacations, weddings and business conferences. 

The Vista Lodge Residence Club development will provide high end ski in/ski out real estate at Blue Mountain Resort for the first time. The development plan will include a luxurious 4-star condominium resort hotel connected to the Summit Lodge at the peak of the mountain with incredible panoramic views of the valley below. 

Studio, one, two and three bedroom condominiums will be available for purchase later this year with an anticipated construction start in 2017. All condominiums will come fully-furnished and will have full kitchens. A long list of hotel amenities and services including: a member's club room, fitness center, heated pool, hot tubs, spa services, valet service, bell service, concierge services, daily housekeeping and complete year-round property management will be available for owners. 

An owner will have the option to use their condominium for personal enjoyment or to rent unused time through Vista Lodge's in-house rental management company operated by Blue Mountain Resort. "Lodging within a 30-minute drive of our resort is limited and we are extremely confident that rental demand for The Vista Lodge will be incredible.  Last year alone, we hosted over 100 weddings and our future bookings are excellent," said Ms. Green.  

Blue Mountain Resort has partnered with Terry Elsemore, a New England based resort developer who has created 18 other condominium resort projects in his 28-year career, predominately 4-star slope-side resort hotels at major ski resorts throughout the Northeast. 

"The excitement to own a second home at Blue Mountain Resort has exceeded our most optimistic expectations with over 800 families signing up to learn more in the first two weeks," said Terry Elsemore, President of Fractional Strategies Inc.