The tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (elevation 10,449’) at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort made its last run of the winter on Sunday, April 3. The closing of the Village at this time marks the beginning of the end of ski season for many in Jackson. Lift access is over; the snow line in the Tetons starts to rise. Skis get waxed; pants are finally washed and packed away. Skiing is still possible but left mostly to a few adventurers who battle dirt trails and long approaches. That is, until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. On this day in late May the tram opens up for summer and for a brief moment ski season is back. And if you plan your day right, you can enjoy a rare day that includes a ski session in the morning and your favorite summer activity in the afternoon - all within 20 minutes of each other.
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California's feast-or-famine season continues this week: Two storm systems are predicted to dump as 100" of fresh snow on the state by Saturday. RELATED: Californians have officially lost their shit over the recent storms Per , updated projections from the National Weather Service show select high altitude locations like Carson Pass just outside of the Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Tahoe area catching more than 8 feet of the fresh stuff by week's end. Just take a look at this map: The
The consolidation of ski resorts continues to be the new trending norm, with Boyne Resorts recent acquisition of six resorts: Brighton, Loon Mountain, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Cypress Mountain in Canada, and Gatlinburg Sky Lift in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. According to the deal transitions the Michigan-based ski operator from landlord to full owner of the six properties it has been operating under long-term leases. Through outright ownership, the development hopes
In the 1980s, Whistler and Blackcomb were competitors in the midst of a marketing war. The separately owned ski resorts were constantly trying to one-up each other and opening new chairlifts that pushed higher into the alpine was key for bragging rights and attracting loyal customers. Whistler Mountain held summer race camps starting in the 1960s, but when Blackcomb opened the Horstman T-Bar in 1987, access to the Horstman and Blackcomb Glaciers became much easier, shifting the summer skiing