Head Skis to sponsor Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

The Head Ski Company has signed on as a major partner in support of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month (LSSM), initiative organizers announced today. As part of its commitment, HEAD will sponsor Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month posters that will be distributed to resorts throughout the U.S. in early December by the National …

Shaun White kicks off winter with autograph session at L.A. Burton Snowboards store

To celebrate the return of winter, Olympic champ Shaun White has teamed up with Burton Snowboards’ flagship store in Los Angeles to hold an autograph session on Thursday, Nov. 4. The event will open at 6 p.m. with a one hour window for hungry autograph-seekers, and will also feature a Red Bull DJ and free …

New ski movie releases just added to iTunes catalog

In another event that is sure to have people thinking “thank god for technology,” the latest crop of ski movie releases are starting to make their way onto iTunes. While being able to download these flicks would be a welcomed amongst the ski community even if they were sold at the same price as their …

Park City Mountain Resort’s second annual ‘Thriller Snow Dance’ celebrates 21 inches of new snow

Over 100 people, including zombies and multiple Michael Jackson look-alikes, convened Friday, Oct. 29 at Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) to participate in the second annual “Thriller Snow Dance.” The snow dance was designed to welcome winter temperatures, celebrate early-bird season pass prices and jumpstart the 2010-2011 winter season set to get underway Nov. 20 …

Killington announces opening day for ski season

Killington Resort in Vermont announced Monday that its 2010-11 ski season  would start Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. The skiing will be on the upper mountain in the North Ridge area. Open terrain will include intermediate and advanced runs only. The K-1 Gondola will provide upload and download service. Access back to the top …

New York Ski and Snowboard Ball returns Nov. 4 with Olympians in tow

The athletes of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding have 21 reasons (medals), to celebrate the success of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. On Thursday, Nov. 4, 16 of those reasons will be on the red carpet with medals in town for the 43rd Annual New York Ski and Snowboard Ball and …

West coast skiers and boarders rejoice: Boreal opens, all passes welcome this weekend

The upgrades to the snowmaking system have paid off. Even with less than ideal snowmaking conditions, Boreal is ready to get the West Coast’s first skiers and riders on-snow. In addition to the Nugget chair which will be running 9am Friday, Castle Peak Quad will be opening Friday afternoon at 4pm and run until 8pm …

Halloween treat: Early snowfall allows Wolf Creek Ski Area to open Oct. 30

Trick or treat? This one sounds purely like a Halloween treat ski and snowboard lovers can only dream about. Wolf Creek Ski Area, located in Southwestern Colorado, will open the mountain for the 2010 – 2011 winter season starting this Saturday, October 30th. Treasure, Bonanza and Nova lifts will be operating daily from 9:00 AM …

Minnesota ski resort Wild Mountain opens for skiing and snowboarding

Ensuring the fine folks of the Midwest are able to earn some turns this weekend, Wild Mountain, located in Taylor Falls, MN is now open for skiing and snowboarding. Today, October 29th Wild Mountain will drop the rope on the 2010-11 ski season at noon with one run: Expressway, an intermediate run and one chair …

Mountain roller coaster coming to Okemo gets a name

As construction continues on Okemo Mountain Resort’s new mountain coaster attraction, the question of what to name it posed a conundrum. Okemo turned to its 9,000 Facebook followers for suggestions. A contest to name the mountain coaster garnered hundreds of responses and 25 finalists earned complimentary lift tickets to Okemo this winter. The winning name …

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