2012 IN THE FAR WEST
THE GOOD LIFE: SO LITTLE TIME, SUCH A MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN
Earlier this year, OnTheSnow headed to Mammoth Mountain in California and packed everything you could possibly do into three days. SEE THE FULL RECAP HERE.
BIG WEEKEND SNOW TOTALS ACROSS THE WEST
2012 was a less than ideal snow season for most of the country including the Far West. As the season progressed the conditions got a little better and a huge storm dropped 90 inches in 72 hours in Lake Tahoe in mid-March. SEE THE ARTICLE AND PHOTOS HERE.
VAIL RESORTS PURCHASES KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN; SQUAW VALLEY BUYS ALPINE MEADOWS
Earlier this year Vail Resorts purchased Kirkwood Mountain in the Lake Tahoe region of California, upping their mountain total to seven. This meant that the Epic Pass was now valid for use at Kirkwood Mountain. OnTheSnow sat down with Vail Co-President Blaise Carrig to discuss the acquisition. CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE. In a related story, Squaw Valley purchased neighboring resort Alpine Meadows, making it possible for Squaw passholders to ski Alpine on the same pass. SEE THE DETAILS HERE.
2012 VISITORS' CHOICE AWARDS: FAR WEST REGION
BEST TERRAIN: SQUAW VALLEY
BEST FAMILY RESORT: MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN
BEST NIGHTLIFE: HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN
BEST PARK & PIPE: NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA
2012 IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
WEEKEND STORM GALLERY FROM SUN VALLEY, ID
Unlike the rest of the country, the Pacific Northwest did not experience a down snow year in 2011/2012. Most resorts had well over 500" of snowfall and this season has started out in similar fashion, with huge early season storms bringing tons of snow, like this one from Sun Valley. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY.
2012 VISITORS' CHOICE AWARDS: PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
BEST TERRAIN: WHISTLER BLACKCOMB
BEST FAMILY RESORT: WHITE PASS
BEST NIGHTLIFE: SUN VALLEY
BEST PARK & PIPE: BIG WHITE SKI RESORT
THE GOOD LIFE TRAVEL SERIES: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
The snow got off to a slow start in most areas of the United States in late 2012, so OnTheSnow headed up to the Pacific Northwest to film the next installment of our The Good Life Series where the snow was plentiful.
THE GOOD LIFE: MT. HOOD MEADOWS
THE GOOD LIFE: CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
THE GOOD LIFE: STEVENS PASS
THE GOOD LIFE: MT. BAKER SKI AREA