Since the emergence of the Ikon Pass into the territory of worldwide ski passes, all eyes have been on Vail in anticipation of their rebuttal.
Vail finally quelled speculating rumors: On Monday, Vail Resorts announced the addition of six Canadian ski resorts to their infamous Epic Pass. Bumping their resort count to 61, the new pass now adds Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Kimberley Alpine Resort in British Columbia, Nakiska in Alberta, and Mont Sainte Anne and Stoneham in Quebec to their 2018-2019 pass.
The recent move not only positions Vail to rival Ikon’s acquisition of Revelstoke and SkiBig3, but expand their reach into the ski resorts of Quebec.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies on the Epic Pass for the 2018-19 winter season, offering skiers and snowboarders world-class mountain resorts in eight countries," Kirsten Lynch, chief marketing officer of Vail Resorts, said in a press release. “The family of ski resorts that make up RCR are some of the most sought after winter playgrounds for skiers and snowboarders around the world.”
Misfortune befell Coloradan John Brandenburg, when the unthinkable transpired: His beloved "General Lee" Sno-Cat was hijacked in the wee hours of the night Sunday. Just to emphasize the gravity of the situation—this isn’t some run of the mill cat—but a beautiful 1982 machine painted just like “General Lee” from the Dukes of Hazard. The cat was acquired through eBay by Brandenburg and his crew—AKA the “Duke Boys”—to ramp up their backcountry riding in Minturn Colorado, per . “We had no
Tragedy has struck the mountaineering world: According to reports by the and , world-class alpinists Marc-Andre Leclerc and George "Ryan" Johnson are presumed to have died earlier this week after completing what appears to be a never-before-climbed route up the north face of the Mendenhall Towers, located just north of Juneau, Alaska. According to the , on Monday, March 5, the 34-year-old Johnson, and 25-year-old Leclerc reached the top of their route. Leclerc shared an Instagram photo
This past weekend, you might have tuned your television to the NCAA Basketball Tournament to enjoy any of the numerous Cinderella stories that were unfolding. However, if you were really looking for March Madness, you eyes shouldn't have been turned to television screens but rather to the Sierra Nevada, where California resorts were recording ungodly snow totals. Squaw Valley and many areas of the Tahoe Basin have now scored the third snowiest March in 46 years, and there are still 10 days