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The Show Must Go On; #SIA2015 Starts NOW

The Show Must Go On; #SIA2015 Starts NOW

The world weather is doing flipflops and snowsports consumers don’t know what to predict for the future. Continue reading

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Trip Report: June Mountain

Photos by Ryan Freitas Skiing June Mountain is bittersweet today. While I’d normally relish having a mountain all to myself, it’s kind of sad here now. The ghosttown feel is heavy. Although there are still a handful of homeowners and businesses in the June Lake area still trying to muscle through, it’s evident that last … Continue reading

Snow Sightings

Utah’s winter has finally kicked in. Perhaps last season’s weaksauce snow turnout was Mother Nature’s way of putting us in our place. One can only hope that with this past week of storms, we’re back to “normal”. At least it sounds that way on Facebook. FB is to the ski industry what the movies were … Continue reading

CALIFORNIANS SKI FREE AT EAGLE POINT

CALIFORNIANS SKI FREE AT EAGLE POINT

Story By Jill Adler Photos by Ryan Freitas Next time you plan a ski roadtrip from Cali to Salt Lake, factor in a day at Eagle Point. The Southern Utah ski resort 3.5 hours from SLC is offering free skiing and boarding to any California resident for the entire 2012/2013 season. In addition, any guest … Continue reading

Snowbird Gets a Lift ..Or Two

Snowbird Gets a Lift ..Or Two

Little Cloud Bowl Photo courtesy Mark Kowalski. World-Renowned Snowbird Resort in Utah is getting in the game. Starting this summer, The Bird will yank out the Little Cloud chair and replace it with a high-speed quad. The Gad 2 lift will suffer the same fate in 2013. The public has spoken and resort ops finally … Continue reading

Backcountry Magazine Gear Test 2013

Backcountry Magazine Gear Test 2013

The word’s been out for years. There’s no better place to host a ski test than Utah when you want assurances that you’ll have decent snow, reasonably priced amenities and easy access for your team. All of the big boys have shown up this month- SKI, Skiing and Powder just finished demoing the sticks for … Continue reading

Home on the Three Forks Ranch Range

Home on the Three Forks Ranch Range

Two hundred thousand acres. A working cattle ranch near the border of Wyoming and Colorado, owned by St. Louis Cardinals co-owner David Pratt. The Three Forks Ranch puts the ‘X’ in extreme luxury. The drive from Steamboat/Hayden airport to Three Forks Ranch took 75 minutes and by the time we hit the curvy, windy single … Continue reading

RIP Freeskiing’s Jamie Pierre

Facebook and Twitter are lit up tonight. News of Jamie Pierre’s death today at Snowbird Resort spread hard and fast. Even his Wikipedia page has been updated with his demise. Condolences went out to his wife, two kids and the rest of his family. Utah ski locals are still in shock. The specifics are here … Continue reading