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Unofficial Guide to STOWE

    The Resort   Stowe Mountain Resort sits on two mountains. Mount Mansfield, which is Vermont’s highest peak, and Spruce Peak. The two mountains are split by Vermont Route 108, and they’re connected by a transfer gondola called the Over Easy. Each side of the resort offers a distinctly different experience. In general, the Mansfield side of the resort is significantly more challenging, while Spruce side is home to most of the beginner terrain and the more mellow terrain. When it comes to amenities, Spruce side boasts the far more luxurious and extensive off-snow... read more

Unofficial Guide to BRECKENRIDGE

This is a new project and ongoing “work in progress”.  Only Bowls & Chutes remain along with more photos. Please check back as I hope to have it gradually finished by the end of the season.  After that, the next step will be putting it into a “Pocket Guide” format to join my Telluride and Purgatory guides.  I’ll hopefully have that done prior to next season.   Always open to input, suggestions, and editing.  Its a BIG mountain, thanks for your patience!     BRECKENRIDGE   You have the resort and you have the town.  It’s the two together that make Breckenridge... read more

Stellar Heli Skiing

Stellar Heliskiing based out of Kaslo, BC sits on the picturesque Northeast shores of Kootenay Lake. Jason Remple-founder of Stellar grew up in this area and he knows every sweet spot in this zone. Stellar has access to over 80,000 untracked powder in the Selkirk and Purcell mountain ranges.       Even though we were there during a historic low snow year compiled with warm temps we still had a blast and as I said before Jason knows where to go! This is Jason's playground.     This zone gets nailed with over 54 feet of snow annually and with plenty of high... read more

Unofficial Guide to Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly is located in South Lake Tahoe, CA and claims 4,800 acres of terrain, making it the largest U.S. ski resort on the west coast. Heavenly is known for its tree skiing, which is hard to beat anywhere. It can be crowded and icy like all California resorts, but on a powder day it really can be “Heavenly”. View of Lake Tahoe from the top of Liz's   Overall In comparison to other Tahoe resorts, Heavenly gets less snow than most of them due to its location on the eastern side of the basin. When a storm comes in with a strong southern flow, it can actually get... read more

Unofficial Guide to Perfect North Slopes, Lawrenceburg, IN

Perfect North Slopes - Lawrenceburg, IN - Unofficial Guide Getting Here & Parking   How to Get Here Perfect North Slopes is located just 10 minutes off of I-275 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and is accessed via IN-1. The closest airport is Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport (CVG), which is roughly a 20 minute drive. See below for Lodging options.   Parking Lots Perfect North Slopes offers an extremely large, free parking lot outside the lodge. The lot is fully lined, well paved and accessed via a narrow, winding road upon entrance to the complex. Follow the... read more

Mammoth Mountain, Eastern Sierra, CA

  Welcome to the unofficial guide for Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of CA.  The resort has a great website at http://www.mammothmountain.com  Be sure and visit it for detailed information on conditions, to view the web cams and to plan your next vacation to Mammoth.   Getting to Mammoth is about a 15 minute ride from the local airport (MMH).  It is possible that during periods of heavy snow or winds, flights may be diverted elsewhere, so another airport to use is in Reno NV (RNO) .  The drive south on Highway 395 from Reno is 2.5 - 3 hours... read more

Steamboat Springs

  Steamboat Springs Colorado is located about 180 miles north west of Denver, just over Rabbit Ears pass  (Continental Divide).  Averaging 349" of our famous uber light and dry Champagne Powder, the mountain offers some of the best tree skiing anywhere. Steamboat is the perfect winter Family resort offering not only world-class skiing but a myriad of non-skiing sports activities and attractions. Steamboat is famous for their powder and excellent snow quality and has meadows, long bump runs, groomed cruisers of all levels, NASTAR and numerous terrain parks so skiers... read more

SUN PEAKS RESORT unofficial guide

Located in the North Thompson region of British Columbia’s South Central Interior, Sun Peaks is one of the more northerly of Western Canada’s major ski resorts. It is a 45 minute drive from Kamloops, B.C.  Sun Peaks sits on the Western edge of the Shuswap Plateau and is about 20 miles east of the North Thompson River. It is not really in a mountain range and is the only alpine peak in the region so from the top of the mountain, on a clear day, you can see literally for hundreds of miles. The Monashee Mountains, some of the Purcell Mountains and the Coast Mountains, Dunn... read more

Unofficial Guide to Castle Mountain Resort

Overview   Castle is located in the very southwest corner of Alberta barely on the east side of the North American Continental Divide. It has a top elevation of 7462 feet, vertical of 2833 feet and covers 3592 acres. For comparison, well known Fernie Resort is 1000 feet lower and a 1000 acres smaller. So Castle is large but largely unknown. It receives the most snow and has the only cat ski operation in Alberta. Unusually it is community owned rather than part of a huge corporation and this is reflected both in the amenities (or lack of) and on hill ‘vibe’. In the... read more

Unofficial Guide to Liberty Ski Area, PA

Liberty, a Small Hill with Big Variety Liberty is one of three Mid-Atlantic ski areas owned by Snow Time, and it just edges out its sister resort, Whitetail, as the closest ski area to DC. While Whitetail boasts more vertical than Liberty and seems to get more attention from the Mid-Atlantic ski crowd, I personally find Liberty a more interesting place to ski. Liberty does a great job of packing a variety of ski runs on a small hill, with runs for almost every type of skier. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier with a love for bumps, there is a... read more

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