Are We There Yet?If you're planning a family ski vacation this year, you can share your itinerary with others doing the same in Trip Plans for 2010. You'll also want to check out How to Plan a Family Ski Vacation by DC's favorite blogger jamesj, who advises, "Large crowds, either on the highway or on the slopes, are the number one downer for family ski trips. Most kids under the age of ten won’t be requiring crazy nightlife, nor will they care if the vertical drop of an area is 500 or 2,500 feet. In fact, they’re far more likely to enjoy an empty 500 foot hill than a mad scene at a bigger mountain."
Who's Got the Goods?NYSkier55 wants to know Who's Getting Out: "Ok here is your chance to torture those of us who are stuck behind desks and even more so those of us who are not fortunate enough to live in Colorado, Utah or Wyoming." Roadrash tells us it's Nukin' at Monarch, and stevesmith7 shares this photo from Monument, CO:
mudfoot tells us, "Wolf Creek opens with 50% of their terrain on Halloween. Their base is all natural snow with 20" on top and 18" midway. More is expected today and tonight. A few folks have been backcountry skiing above Silverton, but it is rather sketchy and confined to very small areas." Some of the ski areas that opened on or before Halloween include Arapahoe Basin, Loveland, and Wolf Creek in Colorado, Mammoth in California, and Sunday River in Maine.