2012 IN THE FAR WEST

Mammoth Mountain

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.

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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. 

Kirkwood

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.

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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

Sun Valley Powdertrees

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.

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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

 

 

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