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Archive for the ‘Snowbird’ Category

Top 10 Ski Resorts According To Forbes – #2, Snowbird

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Editor’s Note – these are not LMSG’s rankings. As a matter of fact we wholeheartedly disagree with the good people at Forbes but everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if they are wrong! Let us know what you think and we’ll add the best comments.

Snowbird has all of the natural advantages that you would want if building a ski resort from scratch. It has long sustained steep fall lines, a fast tram that goes from the bottom of the resort to the top, a high percentage of north-facing terrain which keeps snow chalky and cold, and, of course, more high quality snow than any other ski resort other than Alta, which resides next door to the east.

Skiing the mountain top to bottom, in big laps, makes for one of the preeminent pleasures in the ski world. Skiers are able to link steep fall line to steep fall line from the summit to the base. Snowbird is big enough, however, to shelter all kinds of stashes, glades and chutes that only locals and the highly enterprising can find. It’s hard to wear this place out.

For sun lovers, Snowbird added the Mineral Basin terrain almost 20 years ago. These runs on the backside of the mountain give skiers exposures that don’t exist on the north facing slopes of the mountain. Snow here can get baked, but it’s also a great respite for intermediates who prefer lots of light and wide-open groomers. There exists plenty of tight terrain on this side of the mountain, too, that’s best skied after a big snowfall, or in the warmth of the spring or a midwinter thaw.

Ski Alta & Snowbird, Utah

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After traversing the ridgeline alongside Snowbird’s iconic red tram, Dave dropped into the middle of the Cirque, followed by Brian. Three turns later they both totally disappeared into contrails of white, fluffy snow. I pushed off and stacked my tracks just to the right of theirs, immediately being consumed by several feet of fresh powder.

That day at Snowbird is still one of the best powder days of my life.

The Wasatch Mountains are in perfect position to catch the moisture of storms barreling across the barren stretches of The Great Basin to the west. The combination of location, topography, and elevation of Little Cottonwood Canyon produces the greatest snowfall totals in the range. Snowbird averages over 500 inches and its neighbor up the canyon, Alta, averages 551 inches every year.

When that snow falls, the Cirque offers up some fresh turns, but you can also bypass the buzz at Snowbird and opt for the smaller crowds at Alta on storm days. You can head straight for the Wildcat lift. The trees of Westward Ho offer better visibility than elsewhere on the mountain when it is dumping and the little pockets within refill all day long, creating an anomaly where the last run is the best and deepest of the day.

When the visibility is a little better, often the next day, if you stick with Alta, head out the High Traverse off the Collins chair and take your pick of what to drop into. You can’t go wrong. High Rustler is one of the most classic inbound runs in North America and it’s an absolute must at some point in your trip.

Alta and Snowbird are only separated by a ridge line and if you buy a combination ticket you can easily swap between the two via Mineral Basin, the Baldy Shoulder, or the quality powder stashes of Keyhole.

Over at the Bird, take a ride up the tram. If there’s no line, lap the 2,900 feet of vertical starting with Silver Fox at the top of the mountain, right underneath the tram. It’s just as fun on a powder day as when there is nothing to be found but hard pack. The northeast-facing slope stays cold, chalky, and more carve-able than other spots. If the tram line is busy, fear not, shred some hot laps on the Little Cloud chair or go explore the Gad Valley side of the mountain.

Whenever you quit for the day—last chair or not, it’s time for some après. At the Bird, there’s no question: head to the Tram Club. At Alta, thaw out next to the fire and start things off with a beer and some pizza upstairs at the Goldminer’s Daughter. For round two or rounds two through six, hit the Peruvian Lodge across the parking lot.

When it comes to lodging, ski-in ski-out is the name of the game in LCC. Down at Snowbird, the Cliff Lodge offers a luxurious experience without breaking the bank, and the rooftop pool is pretty sweet come springtime. Up in Alta, there are a number of lodges to choose from, each with a rustic, uniquely Alta vibe, and they all offer a variety of room sizes and prices—including dorm-style rooms for those on a budget. Just know that if you choose to stay at the Rustler Lodge, the chef is guaranteed to beat you to Collins for first chair in the morning.

The lodges also play host to their own respective restaurants that serve up great food. If you’re looking to switch it up though, try the Shallow Shaft in Alta for a delicious, well-prepared plate of salmon and a nice glass of Pinot Noir.

No matter where you stay, eat, and drink, when you wake up it’s time to ski again. Chances are good that you will have the chance to shred light, dry Utah powder during your stay, and when those days happen at Alta and Snowbird, skiing the greatest runs of your life is a real possibility.

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

Snow Report – Feb 18, 2016

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 68/141
– # of lifts open – 17/22
– Acres of skiing – 381
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, past week – 0″
– Season total to date – 33″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 20″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed / packed powder
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 38/85
– # of lifts open – 18/20
– Acres of skiing – 308
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days –  6″
– Season total to date – 41″
– Average base depths – 18″ – 21″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granular
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 86/121
– # of lifts open – 18/20
– Acres of skiing – 521
– 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 – 34/84
– # of lifts open – 8/8
– New snow : 1″
– Season total to date – 94″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 40″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/variable
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 73/116
– # of lifts open – 10/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″-1″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 2″-5″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 4″-9″
– Season total to date – 93″
– Average base depths – 12″-40″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/loose frozen granular
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 67/111
– # of lifts open – 12/16
– Acres of skiing – 334
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 2″-3″
– Season total to date – 105″
– Average base depths – 14″ – 36″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granular
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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 – 16″
– Average base depths – 54″
– 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 – 13″
– Average base depths – 63″
– 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: 24″
– Season total to date – 274″
– Average base depths – 72″
– 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: 5″
– Season total to date – 226″
– Average base depths – ”
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Utah

Park City
– # of trails open – 330/336
– # of lifts open – 41/41
– Open acres – 7,197/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 0″, 7 days – 10″
– Base – 49″
– Season total to date – 216″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 168/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Average base depths – 88″
– Season total to date – 308″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 92/96
– # of lifts open:  11/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 1″, 48 hrs: 1″, 7 days: 8″
– Season total: 88″
– Average base depths – 24″
– 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: 29″
– Base: 81″
– Season total: 294″
– 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 – Feb 9, 2016

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Heading towards the holiday / Valentines Day weekend, it will be cold in the East with some snow on the way (and more snowmaking) and just more snow in the West!

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 68/141
– # of lifts open – 15/22
– Acres of skiing – 394
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, past week – 0″
– Season total to date – 33″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 20″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed / packed powder
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 42/85
– # of lifts open – 11/20
– Acres of skiing – 317
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days –  2.5″
– Season total to date – 25″
– Average base depths – 14″ – 22″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 83/121
– # of lifts open – 12/20
– Acres of skiing – 509
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 7 days –  0″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 30″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/variable

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 34/84
– # of lifts open – 6/8
– New snow : 1″
– Season total to date – 75″
– Average base depths – 18″ – 36″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/variable
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 73/116
– # of lifts open – 10/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″-4″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 1″-4″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 1″-5″
– Season total to date – 80″
– Average base depths – 12″-36″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 67/111
– # of lifts open – 12/16
– Acres of skiing – 334
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″-3″, 48 hours – 1″-3″, 72 hours – 1″-3″
– Season total to date – 82″
– Average base depths – 10″ – 32″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granular
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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 – 16″
– Average base depths – 54″
– 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 – 13″
– Average base depths – 63″
– 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: 24″
– Season total to date – 274″
– Average base depths – 72″
– 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: 5″
– Season total to date – 226″
– Average base depths – ”
– Surfaces – Packed powder
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Utah

Park City
– # of trails open – 330/336
– # of lifts open – 41/41
– Open acres – 7,197/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 0″, 7 days – 10″
– Base – 49″
– Season total to date – 216″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 168/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 0″
– Average base depths – 88″
– Season total to date – 308″
– Surfaces – Packed powder

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 92/96
– # of lifts open:  11/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 1″, 48 hrs: 1″, 7 days: 8″
– Season total: 88″
– Average base depths – 24″
– 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: 29″
– Base: 81″
– Season total: 294″
– Surfaces –  Packed powder

Snow Report, Feb. 5, 2016

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Here is the latest!

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 66/141
– # of lifts open – 18/22
– Acres of skiing – 378
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, past week – 1″
– Season total to date – 33″
– Average base depths – 8″ – 20″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed / packed powder
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 42/85
– # of lifts open – 13/20
– Acres of skiing – 329
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days –  0″
– Season total to date – 22″
– Average base depths – 14″ – 22″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/loose granular
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 83/121
– # of lifts open – 14/20
– Acres of skiing – 503
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 7 days –  0″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 30″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/variable

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 31/84
– # of lifts open – 7/8
– New snow : 0″
– Season total to date – 74″
– Average base depths – 18″ – 36″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/variable
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 72/116
– # of lifts open – 10/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 0″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 1″-3″
– Season total to date – 76″
– Average base depths – 12″-36″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/Loose and frozen granular
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Sugarbush
– # of trails open – 66/111
– # of lifts open – 13/16
– Acres of skiing – 328
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 72 hours – 0″
– Season total to date – 79″
– Average base depths – 10″ – 32″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/frozen granula
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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 – 1″, 48 hours – 1″, 7 days – 39″
– Average base depths – 59″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 90/91
– # of lifts open – 19/20
– Open acres – 3,342/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 48 hours – 1″, 7 days – 36″
– Average base depths – 68″
– 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: 4″, 48 hours: 5″, 7 days: 37″
– Season total to date – 269″
– Average base depths – 72″
– Surfaces – 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: 2″, 48 hours: 3″, 7 days: 34″
– Season total to date – 226″
– Average base depths – 62″
– Surfaces – Powder/Packed powder
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Utah

Park City
– # of trails open – 330/336
– # of lifts open – 41/41
– Open acres – 7,197/7,300
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 2″, 72 hours – 2″, 7 days – 30″
– Base – 54″
– Season total to date – 216″
– Surfaces – Powder / packed powder

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 149/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 13″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 14″
– Average base depths – 98″
– Season total to date – 308″
– Surfaces – Powder / Packed powder

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 64/96
– # of lifts open:  12/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 0″, 48 hrs: 0″, 7 days: 5″
– Season total: 88″
– Average base depths – 24″
– Surfaces – Hard Pack
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British Columbia, Canada

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: 0″, 48 hrs: 4″, 7 days: 17″
– Base: 81″
– Season total: 269″
– Surfaces –  Powder / packed powder

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. 14, 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Cooler temps in the East will help the snowmaking add to the new snow (up to 14″) falling this week. Even more trails will be opened by the weekend.
In the West, it continues to snow with a possible double digits of new powder coming to some resorts. Most are in full operation with great bases.

Vermont

Killington
– # of trails open – 51/141
– # of lifts open – 10/22
– Acres of skiing – 250
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 48 hours – 5″, past week – 5″
– Season total to date – 19″
– Average base depths – 4″ – 18″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/variable
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Mount Snow
– # of trails open – 26/85
– # of lifts open – 9/20
– Acres of skiing – 250
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 7 days –  4″
– Season total to date – 15″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 20″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder
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Okemo
– # of trails open – 66/121
– # of lifts open – 1920/20
– Acres of skiing – 377
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 1″, 48 hours – 3-5″, 7 days –  3-5″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 30″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed/packed powder

Smugglers’ Notch
– # of trails open – 26/84
– # of lifts open – 5/8
– New snow : 6″
– Season total to date – 48″
– Average base depths – 12″ – 26″
– Surfaces – machine groomed/packed powder
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Stowe
– # of trails open – 78/116
– # of lifts open – 11/12
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″
– New snow in the last 72 hours- 5″-8″
– New snow in the past 7 days – 5″-8″
– Season total to date – 49″
– Average base depths – 8″-24″
– Surfaces – Powder/frozen granular
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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 – 0″, 48 hours – 3″-9″, 72 hours – 6″-14″
– Season total to date – 56″
– 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 – 5″
– Average base depths – 31″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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Aspen – Snowmass Mountain
– # of trails open – 90/91
– # of lifts open – 16/17
– Open acres – 3,319/3,366
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 0″, 48 hours – 0″, 7 days – 7″
– Average base depths – 41″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed
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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: 17″
– Season total to date – 182″
– Average base depths – 46″
– 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: 10″
– Season total to date – 143″
– Average base depths – 40″
– 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 – 1″, 72 hours – 1″, 7 days – 7″
– Season total to date – 141″
– Base – 34″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Snowbird
– # of trails open – 154/169
– # of lifts open – 11/11
– New snow in the last 24 hours – 3″
– New snow in the last 48 hours – 3″
– Season total to date – 187″
– Average base depths – 55″
– Surfaces – Machine groomed

Quebec, Canada

Mont Tremblant
– # of trails open: 65/96
– # of lifts open:  10/13
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 3″, 48 hrs: 9″, 7 days: 12″
– Season total: 60″
– 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:  36/37
– Open acres 8,171/8,171
– New snow in the last 24 hrs: 0″, 48 hrs: 7″, 7 days: 11″
– Base: 71″
– Season total: 213″
– Surfaces –  Machine groomed