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New Gondola to Link Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley

Two of the top ski areas in California, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe have confirmed plans to link the two ski resorts into a world class sized region.

The plan involves a base-to-base gondola connection between the two mountains, passing over the KT-22 peak.

 

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Events in Whistler, Vail and Aspen in March & April 2015

 

We’re half way through the ski season now, and thoughts are already turning towards some of the great events coming up in Whistler, Vail and Aspen in March and April 2015.


Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival – April 10-19

Park City and The Canyons merge to create largest ski resort in the US

 

Vail Resorts – owners of both Park City and the Canyons in Utah – have announced details of their plans to connect the two resorts, and so form the largest single ski area in the United States.

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The largest ski area in the United States

Telluride - Raw Mountain Meets Sophisticated Resort

Telluride - Raw Mountain Meets Sophisticated Resort

Telluride is a renovated mining town situated in a picturesque valley in the southeastern corner of Colorado. Originally colonised by bohemians in the 1960s, Telluride developed as a ski area in the 1970s which has resulted in a high end winter playground with one of the most challenging mountains in the whole of North America. The resort has incredible views of the San Juan Mountains in all directions which gives it an expansive feel however it is fairly compact to get around.

Vail’s Back Bowls Open in Time for Thanksgiving Day

 

The opening of Vail’s legendary Back Bowls means that ski season is officially in full swing.  

Vail Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in the world with more than 5200 acres of skiable terrain, seven legendary Back Bowls spanning seven miles, and the most groomed terrain on the planet.

Five Great Ski Deals for Aspen this Winter

 

With four mountains – Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass and Buttermilk – included on the same lift ticket, Aspen genuinely has something for everyone.

Something for everyone

Five thousand acres of terrain includes wide cruising pistes, challenging steeps, freestyle parks and the longest lift-served vertical drop in the States.

Park City joins the Epic Pass Line Up

Following on from Vail Resorts recent purchase of Park City Mountain in Utah, the Epic Pass from Vail Resorts now includes Park City as well.

That makes 22 different resorts covered by the pass now, giving access to some of the best skiing and riding in the world. 

The Best Revelstoke Lodging and Cat Skiing

According to the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard, Revelstoke is on track to be one of the top ten ski resorts in the world – on a calibre with St Anton, Zermatt, Chamonix, Whistler, Aspen and other great resorts.

We have a different opinion – we already think it is up there with the best!

Colorado Ski Safari - 7 Ski Resorts in 7 Days

Colorado Ski Safari - 7 Ski Resorts in 7 Days

 

Ski resorts in Colorado are pretty tightly nit together meaning it’s totally possible to comfortably do several in a week’s holiday. However, never one to shy away from challenges, we believe it’s actually possible to visit and stay at 7 out of the 11 Colorado resorts we feature in one week’s vacation. With a day’s travel either end to and from Denver airport that leaves 5 ski days to do damage with. So here goes!

Why Go Skiing in Mammoth Mountain – a ‘mammoth’ ski resort!

Why Go Skiing in Mammoth Mountain – a ‘mammoth’ ski resort!

There’s plenty of reasons to head to Mammoth Mountain for a holiday, not least the average of 400 inches of snowfall each winter – yes, that’s over 10 metres of snow every winter!

Mammoth Mountain is the highest resort in California – having been formed by volcanic eruptions around 50000 years ago - with a highest point of over 11,000ft (~3300m) and a vertical drop of 3100ft (944m).  On top of that it offers 300 days of sunshine ever year.

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