While we were enjoying those warm summer days, those wonderful folks who bring us a winter of skiing and snowboarding were busy with upgrades. They’ve added new lifts, carved out plenty of additional terrain for all ability levels, added on to their rooming fleets, opened new restaurants, increased snowmaking firepower, and brought on new lodges
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), an organization whose members include most major ski resorts across the country, keeps tabs on an astonishing amount of information. One nugget is the number of ski areas per state. According to the latest data available, NSAA reports that 470 ski areas were in operation during the 2019 –
Weather forecasters often talk about the computer models they use to help predict the weather. But what are these models? How do they work? What are their weaknesses? Since weather forecasting is central to finding great snow conditions, let’s learn more about these mysterious models. What Are Weather Models? The term “weather model” is not
There’s an old adage that says snowboarding is hard to learn, but easy to master. Whether you’re learning to ride or becoming a master, it’s important to find the right tool for the job. It’s not as easy as just picking out a board that looks like the right size. There’s more nuances in choosing
Forty years ago there was only one way to be measured for skis: have them raise their arm over their head and if they could cup the tip of the ski with the palm of their hand, it was a perfect fit. Of course, it also meant that they wouldn’t be able to turn or
The biggest player in Far West skiing is California where resorts, like others across the country, have invested heavily in infrastructure, improvement of facilities and technology that will enhance contactless lift access, reservations and payments and add to the quality of a day on the slopes. “Ski California resorts (there are 33 members including some
A ski resort with terrain for all levels and closeby lodging, lots of apres ski activities and a good ski school make for great vacations on snow.