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Snow Report – Feb. 28, 2016

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

It’s snowing in most parts of Vermont and more is in the forecast so it might be time to take advantage of improving conditions. Although most resorts in the West haven’t received much snow in the past week, they are still doing well with tons of snow and great bases.

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 100/141
– # of lifts open – 18/22
– Acres of skiing – 484
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, past week – 8″
– Season total to date – 55″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 24″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed / packed powder
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 47/85
– # of lifts open – 19/20
– Acres of skiing – 3445
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 5″, 7 days –  6″
– Season total to date – 50″
– Average base depths – 18″ – 24″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/loose granular
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 85/121
– # of lifts open – 19/20
– Acres of skiing – 515
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 7 days –  0″
– Average base depths – 16″ – 34″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/variable

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 64/84
– # of lifts open – 8/8
– New snow : 6″
– Season total to date – 114″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 40″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/variable
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 96/116
– # of lifts open – 11/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″-3″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 3″-7″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 5″-10″
– Season total to date – 111″
– Average base depths – 8″-40″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 111/111
– # of lifts open – 14/16
– Acres of skiing – 484
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 2″-9″
– Season total to date – 117″
– Average base depths – 14″ – 36″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Colorado

Aspen Mountain
– # of trails open – 76/76
– # of lifts open – 6/8
– Open acres – 675/675
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days – 3″
– Average base depths – 48″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 91/91
– # of lifts open – 19/20
– Open acres – 3,342/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days – 4″
– Average base depths – 60″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder
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Steamboat

– # of trails open – 162/166
– # of lifts open – 16/18
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 0″, 48 hours: 0″, 7 days: 2.5″
– Season total to date – 274″
– Average base depths – 58″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Vail
– # of trails open – 194/195
– # of lifts open – 31/31
– Open acres – 5,289/5,289
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 0″, 48 hours: 0″, 7 days: 1″
– Season total to date – 242″
– Average base depths – 54″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Utah

Park City
– # of trails open – 325/336
– # of lifts open – 41/41
– Open acres – 6,778/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 0″, 7 days – 4″
– Base – 49″
– Season total to date – 232″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 162/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Average base depths – 86″
– Season total to date – 328″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 92/96
– # of lifts open:  14/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 3″, 48 hrs: 3″, 7 days: 12″
– Season total: 146″
– Average base depths – 40″
– Surfaces – Hard Pack
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British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb
– # of trails open: 200/200
– # of lifts open:  37/37
– Open acres 8,171/8,171
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 0″, 48 hrs: 4″, 7 days: 2″
– Base: 97″
– Season total: 33″
– Surfaces –  Packed powder

Alititude & Skiing the Rockies, Part II

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

How to avoid / minimize altitude sickness

Al·ti·tude sick·ness – noun
Illness caused by ascent to a high altitude and the resulting shortage of oxygen, characterized chiefly by hyperventilation, nausea, exhaustion, and cerebral edema.

As we discussed in Part 1, altitude sickness is an issue that can easily ruin your ski-trip-of-a-lifetime or even your ski-trip-of-this-week.  Most of the resorts in the East don’t cause an issue although some may still experience some symptoms.  The top of Bear Mountain at Killington is over 4,200′ above sea level while Sugarbush’s Mt. Ellen Peak is just under 4,100′.  However it is still more likely to happen in the West as you can easily get over 10,000′ or higher up at most of the ski resorts in the Rockies.

If you didn’t heed our advice in Part 1 or if you just want to know “what if” as in “what if I overdo it”, here’s what you can expect and how to try to deal with the effects.

As it says in the definition above, you can and can experience a shortness of breath, nausea, headaches and exhaustion.  Any one of them can cause serious issues when on the mountain or even after you’re done.

We can suggest a few things to help you avoid altitude sickness:
1) Drive or fly in the night before. If you drive into your destination, you give your body at least a few hours to used to the thinner air.  A good night sleep gives you even more time and allows you to start “with a full tank”.
2) Stay low. Keep to the bottom of the mountain for the first day or two.  You’ll be dealing with 8,000′ – 9,000′ instead of 11,000′ or more.
3) Don’t push it! If you start to feel the effects, stop and “live to fight another day”. Most resorts have great alternatives like local entertainment, spas, exploring the town, maybe take a trip to the Oxygen Bar!
4) Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! That will help reduce any headaches, aide in your recovery and keep your skin silky smooth (fighting against the dry air, of course).
5) Avoid alcohol. Yes, I recommended that you hydrate but that means water! High altitudes, thin blood and booze do not make for a good mix, unless you want to be the one who passes out on the bar after two beers. Try and explain that to the gang back home! Alcohol and coffee dehydrate and that’s the wrong way to go.
6) Feed the beast! Replenish your system with the nutrients that your body needs. Complex carbs, fruits and veggies will help you recover a lot more than that burger. Try and keep the salt intake down too.
7) Stay out of the sun. This isn’t totally about altitude sickness but, at elevation, the sun can be as much as 25% stronger than back home so be careful. You don’t need to weaken your body even more.  Use sunscreen and abide by rule #4!
8) Do what the doctor ordered. Your doctor know best and knows you best. They can advise you on prescription and over-the-counter antidotes and preventative measures.
9) Ask for help. If you’ve failed to heed our or anyone else’s warnings and you can’t shake the effects of altitude sickness, seek help. Altitude sickness is very common at the resorts and most locals will be able to point you to the medical clinic.  Don’t take any chances!

Don’t let elevation ruin your ski getaway. Skiing the big mountains can be an experience of a lifetime. As long as you respect the conditions on and off the slopes, the memories will all be good ones.

Altitude & Skiing the Rockies – Part 1

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Al·ti·tude sick·ness – noun
Illness caused by ascent to a high altitude and the resulting shortage of oxygen, characterized chiefly by hyperventilation, nausea, exhaustion, and cerebral edema.

Skiing out West offers a tremendous choice of incredible resorts, tons of light, fluffy snow and thousands of long trails that make your vacation one of the best experiences you could ever ask for. However, in planning a trip to the Rockies (or Alps or any other ski resort at elevation), you have to consider the fact that your body is in for a bit of a shock!

Quite simply, your body takes time to acclimatize to elevation and, when you push yours, bad things can happen.

I remember my first trip to Colorado. I’d heard about the elevation issues and I promised myself that I would be smart. Well, in retrospect, it may not have been the most intelligent thing to do to get off the flight and head right to Arapahoe Basin with its summit elevation of 13,050′, the highest in the State!

I vowed to take it easy until I figured out how bad or good things would be. I am a pretty good skier but still took a nice easy cruiser to start off. No problem! I was excited and hopeful that the stories were overblown.

So the next run, I upgraded to an intermediate run. Off to a good start, I saw a nice, tight mogul patch and headed off for a little fun!

One turn, a second, a third and then….it was time for a nap!

It was like all of the energy in my body just ran out of me at once. I sat there and realized what Superman must have felt like after a bout with Kryptonite (not that I am comparing myself to Superman!). I thought that I was in shape but my legs were toast after three turns!

After a short rest and now sufficiently humbled by Mother Nature, I took it easy for the balance of the day and vowed to take things a little more gradually.

About a week later, I found myself in what is now my favorite ski resort, Aspen. I had acclimatized now (or so I thought) and was ready to take on the Big Mountain!

I enjoyed all that Aspen Mountain had to offer that day, taking on its challenges and living to tell the tale. I was going to head out into the famous Aspen night and share my stories of conquest with other worthy souls who had also mastered the mountain. But first, I figured to lie down in my hotel room and catch up with some SportsCenter.

The next thing that I remember, it was 8:00 a.m. the next day! I had slept 15 hours straight. So much for being acclimatized, so much for being the master of the mountain!

It can take up to  two – three weeks for your body to adjust to the types of elevations found at most of the ski resorts in the Rockies. Aspen Mountain (Ajax) has a summit elevation of over 11,000′, Snowmass is over 12,500′, Vail is 11,570′, Steamboat is over 10,500, Snowbird is over 11,000’….well you get the idea.

The bottom line is that your body simply doesn’t get enough oxygen. Over time, and this is an oversimplification, your body will produce more red blood cells and this will help you deal with the change. However, in most cases, this won’t happen in time to help you during your ski getaway so simply listen to your body, take it easy and respect your body. If it tells you to take a rest, do it!

More about what to do if and when you feel the effects of altitude in Part II.

Allen S. – staff writer at LMSG

Snow Report – Jan. 18, 2016

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Powder for everyone!
No major storms in the East but snow’s been falling almost everyday and things are stating to pile up so conditions continue to improve everywhere.
In the West, up to 30″ on new snow fell in the last week so conditions are close to perfect.

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 79/141
– # of lifts open – 16/22
– Acres of skiing – 343
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 5″, 48 hours – 7″, past week – 13″
– Season total to date – 27″
– Average base depths – 4″ – 18″
– Surfaces – Powder / Machine groomed
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 40/85
– # of lifts open – 18/20
– Acres of skiing – 310
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 2″, 48 hours – 9″, 7 days –  21″
– Season total to date – 21″
– Average base depths – 16″ – 22″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 83/121
– # of lifts open – 19/20
– Acres of skiing – 457
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 4-6″, 7 days –  15″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 30″
– Surfaces – powder/packed powder

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 32/84
– # of lifts open – 5/8
– New snow : 2″
– Season total to date – 51″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 28″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/packed powder
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 92/116
– # of lifts open – 12/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 2-4″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 4-7″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 11-19″
– Season total to date – 56″
– Average base depths – 10″-30″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 92/111
– # of lifts open – 10/16
– Acres of skiing – 397
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 3-5″, 48 hours – 6-8″, 72 hours – 6″-9″
– Season total to date – 66″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 28″
– Surfaces – Powder / Packed Powder
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Colorado

Aspen Mountain
– # of trails open – 76/76
– # of lifts open – 6/8
– Open acres – 675/675
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 2″, 48 hours – 6″, 7 days – 10″
– Average base depths – 36″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 90/91
– # of lifts open – 17/17
– Open acres – 3,319/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 48 hours – 5″, 7 days – 13″
– Average base depths – 49″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder
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Steamboat

– # of trails open – 162/166
– # of lifts open – 16/18
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 14″, 48 hours: 17″, 7 days: 23″
– Season total to date – 199″
– Average base depths – 59″
– Surfaces – Powder / Packed powder
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Vail
– # of trails open – 191/195
– # of lifts open – 31/31
– Open acres – 5,168/5,289
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 4″, 48 hours: 19″, 7 days: 30″
– Season total to date – 173″
– Average base depths – 56″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Utah

Park City
– # of trails open – 302/314
– # of lifts open – 39/40
– Open acres – 6,409/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 8″, 7 days – 18″
– Base – 41″
– Season total to date – 158″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 123/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 9″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 17″
– Average base depths – 69″
– Season total to date – 221″
– Surfaces – Powder / Packed powder

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 74/96
– # of lifts open:  11/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 1″, 48 hrs: 3″, 7 days: 15″
– Season total: 65″
– Average base depths – 24″
– Surfaces – Powder / Packed powder
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British Columbia, Canada

Whistler Blackcomb
– # of trails open: 200/200
– # of lifts open:  37/37
– Open acres 8,171/8,171
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 6″, 48 hrs: 10″, 7 days: 20″
– Base: 77″
– Season total: 223″
– Surfaces –  Powder / packed powder

Snow Report – Jan.5, 2015

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Between 24 hour snowmaking and some help from Mother Nature, snow conditions have improved dramatically over the past week.  More trails are opening everyday in the East with the West almost at full capacity.

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 39/141
– # of lifts open – 8/22
– Acres of skiing – 153
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 1″, past week – 4″
– Season total to date – 14″
– Average base depths – 4″ – 18″
– Surfaces – Early season
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 17/85
– # of lifts open – 9/20
– Acres of skiing – 177
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 7 days –  8″
– Season total to date – 11″
– Average base depths – 10″ – 18″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/variab;e
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 43/122
– # of lifts open – 9/21
– Acres of skiing – 252
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 7 days –  4″
– Season total to date – 14″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 14″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 24/84
– # of lifts open – 4/8
– New snow : 6-8″
– Season total to date – 40″
– Average base depths – 6″ – 26″
– Surfaces – packed powder/powder
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 49/116
– # of lifts open – 9/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 7-12″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 10-17″
– Season total to date – 44″
– Average base depths – 8″-24″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 67/111
– # of lifts open – 7/16
– Acres of skiing – 308
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 3′-6″, 72 hours – 3′-8″
– Season total to date – 42″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 28″
– Surfaces – Packed Powder/machine groomed
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Colorado

Aspen Mountain
– # of trails open – 76/76
– # of lifts open – 6/8
– Open acres – 675/675
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 1″
– Average base depths – 30′
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 88/93
– # of lifts open – 17/17
– Open acres – 3,172/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days – 2″
– Average base depths – 40″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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Park City
– # of trails open – 304/314
– # of lifts open – 40/40
– Open acres – 6,528/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 0″, 7 days – 5″
– Season total to date – 129″
– Base – 58″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 135/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 1″
– Season total to date – 171″
– Average base depths – 51″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Steamboat

– # of trails open – 162/166
– # of lifts open – 16/18
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 0″, 48 hours: 0″, 7 days: 4″
– Season total to date – 165″
– Average base depths – 44″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Vail
– # of trails open – 191/195
– # of lifts open – 31/31
– Open acres – 5,168/5,289
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 0″, 48 hours: 0″, 7 days: 5″
– Season total to date – 133″
– Average base depths – 37″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Quebec

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 51/96
– # of lifts open:  9/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 0″, 48 hrs: 3″, 7 days: 29″
– Season total: 48″
– Average base depths – 24″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb
– # of trails open: 200/200
– # of lifts open:  36/37
– Open acres 8,171/8,171
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 4″, 48 hrs: 0″, 7 days: 0″
– Base: 65″
– Season total: 198″
– Surfaces –  Machine groomed

SKI REPORT – Nov. 24/15

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Even though Mother Nature has been stingy so far, the 2015/16 ski season is now underway !  Here are the conditions so far.  Please check back regularly for updated conditions and please visit our resort pages for the best deals on ski getaway packages!

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 9/141
– # of lifts open – 2/22
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the past week – 0″
– Season total to date – 3″
– Average base depths – 0″ – 12″
– Surfaces – Early season
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Mount Snow – opening on Nov. 26th!
– # of trails open – 0/85
– # of lifts open – 0/20
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days –  0″
– Season total to date – 3″
– Average base depths – 0″ – 3″
– Surfaces – Early season
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 50/122
– # of lifts open – 3/21
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days –  0″
– Season total to date – 3″
– Average base depths – 18″ – 20″”
– Surfaces – variable/loose granular

Smugglers’ Notch – opening Nov. 27th
– # of trails open – 0/84
– # of lifts open – 0/8
– New snow : 0″
– Season total to date – 3″
– Average base depths – 0″ – 0″
– Surfaces – early season
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Stowe – Opening Nov. 27th
– # of trails open – 0/116
– # of lifts open – 0/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 0″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 0″
– Season total to date – 6″
– Average base depths – 0″-0″
– Surfaces – Early season
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Sugarbush – Opening Nov. 26th
– # of trails open – 0/111
– # of lifts open – 0/16
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 11″
– Average base depths – 0″ – 0″
– Surfaces – Early season
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Colorado

Aspen Mountain
– # of trails open – 31/76
– # of lifts open – 3/8
– Open acres – 290/675
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 1″
– Average base depths – N/A
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 13/88
– # of lifts open – 7/17
– Open acres – 353/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 1″
– Season total to date – 21″
– Average base depths – N/A”
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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Park City
– # of trails open – 4/314
– # of lifts open – 3/40
– Open acres – 152/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 6″
– Season total to date – 35″
– Base – 18″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 8/169
– # of lifts open – 2/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 45″
– Average base depths – 22″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Steamboat

– # of trails open – 0/166
– # of lifts open – 0/18
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 2″
– Season total to date – 51″
– Average base depths – 22″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Vail
– # of trails open – 63/195
– # of lifts open – 11/31
– Open acres – 1,258/5,289
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 13″
– Season total to date – 60″
– Average base depths – 18″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Quebec

Mont Tremblant – Opening Nov. 27
– # of trails open: 0/96
– # of lifts open:  0/13
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 2″
– New snow in the last 7 days: 0″
– Season total: 6″
– Surfaces – Early season
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British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb
– # of trails open: 19/200
– # of lifts open:  5/37

– Open acres 1,000
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 4″
– New snow in the last 7 days: 6″
– Base: 33″
– Season total: 67″
– Surfaces –  Machine groomed

SKI REPORT – March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

 

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 138
– # of lifts open – 14/22
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 4″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 6″
– New snow in the past week – 8″
– Season total to date – 184″
– Average base depths – 30″ – 40″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granular
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 68/85
– # of lifts open – 8/20
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days –  1″
– Season total to date – 184″
– Average base depths – 23″ – 37″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granular
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 110/120
– # of lifts open – 12/19
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days –  0″
– Season total to date – 217″
– Average base depths – 36″ – 48″”
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/loose granular

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 78
– # of lifts open – 6
– New snow : 4″
– Season total to date – 239″
– Average base depths – 34″ – 65″
– Surfaces – Packed powder/machine groomed
Last Minute Deal – Mountainside Lift and Lodging packages from $96/ person / night!

Stowe
– # of trails open – 116/116
– # of lifts open – 11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 3″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 6″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 12″
– Season total to date – 257″
– Average base depths – 36-72″
– Surfaces – Packed powder/machine groomed
Last Minute Deal – Lift & Lodging packages from $63 /person /night

Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 111/111
– # of lifts open – 10/16
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 5″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 7″
– New snow in the last 72 hours – 8″
– Season total to date – 212″
– Average base depths – 16″ – 69″
– Surfaces – Packed powder/frozen Granular
Last Minute Deal – Ski on / Ski off Lift & Lodging package from $63 /person / night

Colorado

Aspen Mountain
– # of trails open – 76/76
– # of lifts open – 6
– Open acres – 675
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 0″
– Average base depths – 38″-43″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
Last Minute Deal – Lift and Lodging packages from $120/ person / night!

Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 95/97
– # of lifts open – 18/20
– Open acres – 3,337
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 1″
– Average base depths – 39″- 62″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
Last Minute Deal – Lift and Lodging packages from $120/ person / night!

Park City
– # of trails open – 72
– # of lifts open – 15
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 137″
– Base – 54″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 150/169
– # of lifts open – 10/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 249″
– Average base depths – 72″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Steamboat

– # of trails open – 164/166
– # of lifts open – 16/18
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 217″
– Average base depths – 49″
– Surfaces – Soft packed
Last Minute Deal – coming soon!

Vail
– # of trails open – 195/195
– # of lifts open – 31/31
– Open acres – 5,289/5,289
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days – 0″
– Season total to date – 250″
– Average base depths – 49″
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Quebec

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 96/96
– # of lifts open:  13/13
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 2.75″
– New snow in the last 7 days: 13″
– Season total: 136″
– Surfaces – Mix of powder and loose granular
Last Minute Deals – Slopeside lift & lodging packages from only $108 /person /night!

British Columbia

Whistler Blackcomb
– # of trails open: 200/200
– # of lifts open:  37/37
– New snow in the last 24 hours: 0″
– New snow in the last 7 days: 5″
– Base: 58″
– Season total: 193″
– Surfaces –  Hard packed

Copper Mountain Is The First To Make Snow This Season

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Copper Mountain has officially won the snowmaking race for Colorado resorts firing up equipment on Tuesday (Oct 2nd), exactly one month before its opening day, slated for Nov. 2nd.
The ski area began blowing snow from 28 snow guns to cover the Copperopolisrun.
Keystone has officially set the date for snowmaking as Oct. 10th but has aleady started testing their equipment.
Breckenridge expects to start their snowmaking on Oct 17th, weather permitting.