Palisades Tahoe, CA, Report: Cruisy Corn and Hot Pow at the Spring Skiing Capital
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by John Cunningham
5d ago
The Lake Tahoe Spring Skiing Capital! | Image: Author Report from May 10, 2024 Every spring in Tahoe, when most resorts start winding down operations and bidding farewell to a great season, one mountain stays open and attracts ski enthusiasts from all over. Related: Palisades Tahoe, CA, Operations Update, May 9 | End of May Expectations We arrived at the Spring Skiing Capital, Palisades Tahoe, California, just before 9 a.m. The hot spring sun already piercing down through the bright blue sky. After contemplating what to wear to stay cool and protected from the sun, we put on our boots, went ..read more
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Top 9 Snowiest Resorts in North America in 2023/24 Season
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by SnowBrains
5d ago
Snowbird, UT, on December 2, 2023 | Credit: Snowbird As the 2023-2024 ski season wraps up, it’s time to unveil the ski resorts with the highest snowfall totals. Related: These Are the 14 North American Resorts Still Open for Skiing This Week Barring any last-minute dumps (we can hope so, right?!), these were the snowiest ski resorts of winter 23/24: #9 Grand Targhee, WY – 482″ A slash to a mighty healthy winter at Targhee. Photo: Powder Day Photography#8 Sugar Bowl, CA – 485″ Endless powder, image: Sugar Bowl Resort Facebook#7 Mount Baker, WA – 508″ Deep at Mt. Baker! Credit: Mt. Baker/Faceb ..read more
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Jackson Hole, WY, Featured on Next Monopoly Game Edition Available Winter 2024
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by Brent Thomas
6d ago
Jackson Hole will be the next theme of the classic Monopoly game. Credit: thetrekplanner.com Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a vibrant western playground with much to offer. Ski resorts, national parks, historic landmarks, and endless recreational opportunities are scattered throughout the valley. The area has gotten so popular that the average single-family home now costs a record $7 million. It seems only fitting that the classic board game, Monopoly, would choose Jackson Hole to be the highlight of its next edition of the game where you can buy, sell, dream, and scheme your way to riches. There w ..read more
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Ketchum, ID, Property Owner is Suing Sun Valley Resort, ID, Over New Base Terminal
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by Luke Guilford
6d ago
Sun Valley installed two new lifts in 2023. Photo Credit: Sun Valley. Lift drama is unfolding at Sun Valley Resort in Idaho. The owner of a property adjacent to the new Flying Squirrel base terminal is asking Sun Valley Resort to remove and rebuild the new base terminal further away from her lodge. Marda Phelps’ property is located at 121 Picabo Street in Ketchum, Idaho, and offers a premier ski-in/ski-out experience. Along with relocating the lift terminal, Phelps is also seeking $25,000 in compensation, which includes $15,000 for attorney’s fees and $10,000 for lost earnings. Related ..read more
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The Key to Unlocking Growth in the Ski Participation Rate: Keep Moms Happy
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by Julia Schneemann
6d ago
  How to have fun skiing with kids. | Image: Kindred Courage Just in time for Mother’s Day, Momtrends Media is announced the results of the inaugural Ski Moms’ Happiness Survey. This first of its kind survey reveals an enormous opportunity for ski areas to increase participation through improved access for families. The comprehensive survey, conducted in the 2023-2024 ski season, included responses from over 1,000 ski-loving moms across the United States. The findings highlight the gaps in service for families and provide a clear pathway for growth in a key demographic for the ski industr ..read more
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From North Korea to Venezuela, This is “Skiing Around The World” with Jimmy Petterson
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by Martin Kuprianowicz
6d ago
Jimmy Petterson skiing in Hawaii. | Photo by Erik Petterson Sjöqvist. 74-year-old Jimmy Petterson might be a traditional skier, but he does not ski in traditional places. In 2010, he went on an expedition to Venezuela to ski 16,207-foot Pico Humboldt in the Venezuelan Andes. It was late October when he arrived in the university city of Merida of about 310,000 people, although it did seem much smaller. Narrow cobblestone streets wound their way through the easy-to-get-around historic center where colorful colonial-era buildings still stood, their weathered facades bearing witness to a long-endu ..read more
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Woman Skis 9 Million Vertical Feet at Snowbird, UT, This Season
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by Brent Thomas
6d ago
Some phenomenal totals were seen this year at Snowbird. Credit: SnowBrains In the last few seasons, individuals have been pushing the limits on how much skiing they can do. There have been 100,000+ vertical foot days, multiple millions of vertical feet skied in a season, and SnowBrains CEO Miles Clark logged over 300 ski days within a year. Until now, the most impressive feat was Tom Hart, aka “Racer Tom,” who set a Guinness World Record at Snowbasin, Utah, when he tracked over seven million vertical feet this season. Related: 63-Year-Old Utah Man Sets World Record with Over 7 Million Vertica ..read more
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Trip Report: 13,996′ Mt. Humphreys “East Couloirs” | Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA
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by Miles Clark
6d ago
Report from May 11, 2024 Yesterday we went for a classic. 13,996′ Mt. Humphreys in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. This one of 4 mountains on my wedding ring and I’d never skied it… 13,996′ Mt. Humphreys “East Couliors” Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA Summit (actually a ridgeline):  13,400 feet Car:  8,900 feet Vertical From Car:  5,000 feet  Vertical skied:  1,000′ in the East Couloir, 1,500′ of glorious corn down to Longely Lake, 900′ more down to the snow line (3,400 total) Max Pitch:  43+º in East Couloir Average Pitch:  ??º Aspect ..read more
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Kami Rita Sherpa Climbs Mount Everest, Nepal, for Record 29th Time
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by Julia Schneemann
6d ago
Kami Rita Sherpa has climbed Mt Everest a total of 29 times. | Picture: 14 Peaks Expedition Kami Rita Sherpa from Nepal climbed Mount Everest for the 29th time on Sunday, May 12, 2024, beating the record for the most times for an individual to have climbed Everest set by himself in May last year. The 54-year-old Nepal-native conquered the highest mountain above sea level twice last May, once on May 17 and then again less than a week later on May 23. Kami Rita is a Senior Guide with 14 Peaks Expeditions and Seven Summit Treks. Related: Nepali Sherpa Breaks Record for Most Mt Everest, Nepal, Cl ..read more
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Washington State Historic Snowfall Comparison: Mount Rainier vs Mount Baker
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by Matthew Oliphant
6d ago
Freshly coated Tahoma against that PNW blue sky. | Picture: Matt Oliphant Photography When you think of legendary snowfall in the Pacific Northwest, I suspect a few spots that come to mind within the Evergreen State. That said, I want to jump right in and give you context on the precise coordinates of these two locations and their proximity to the Pacific Ocean. I begin with Mount Baker, or Koma Kulshan as it is known by the Lummi Nation, which sits at 10,781 feet. This perfect-forming edifice is characterized as a stratovolcano that is effectively built upon layers and layers of ash, lava flo ..read more
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