With all of the hubbub surrounding the Ikon Pass and Epic Pass, it's easy to forget that there are, in fact, mountains that are on neither the Epic Pass nor Ikon Pass. "But wait," the people ask, "Isn't it illegal to go skiing without an Ikon or Epic Pass?" In many places, yes. But there are a few places, like Mission Ridge, WA, Little Switzerland, WI, and Bolton Valley, VT, where small, independently-owned ski areas persist.
In a slightly ironic turn of events, 44 of these independent resorts have banded together under their own pass: The Indy Pass. Offering 88 days of skiing at 44 resorts across North America, the Indy Pass is a steal at a mere $199. For a full list of participating resorts, see the Indy Pass website here.
NOAA shows big colorful blobs over the northwestern corner of the country - that means SNOW. NOAA graphic. A storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest and Montana could leave up to 4 feet of snow in the Cascades by the middle of this week. This means the second round of heavy snowfall this season for mountains like Crystal, Stevens Pass, and Mt. Baker. A few weeks ago, the Cascades received historic amounts of early season snow. This time, NOAA again forecasts high
A massive low-pressure system is moving southeast, heading straight for the Pacific Northwest. earth.nullschool.net graphic. Good news for our friends in the Pacific Northwest: Snow is coming. A low-pressure system is moving off the North Pacific and is on a direct collision course with the Cascade Mountains. Most of the region is due for over four inches of rain, but higher elevations will see that precipitation fall as snow. According to NOAA, one inch of rain is equivalent to 13 inches of
Fat Bear Week's back, alright! Excitement is in the air; not only has snow started to fall, but we can now behold the gloriousness that is fat bears. Every year, Katmai National Park puts on a tournament-style competition on their Facebook page to celebrate the success and resilience of brown bears. The best part? It's up to us, the public, to decide who rules the Brooks River. It's almost #FatBearWeek but all we really care about is #fatbearbutts pic.twitter.com/Tsvr0SLYao—