It may be the official first day of Spring, but Heavenly Ski Resort is still reveling in the nearly 5 feet of
snow that has fallen in the last week!
There are powder stashes all
over the mountain so get up there early to carve into them!
They were running 24 lifts today that reach more than 90 trails.
Mammoth Mountain files this report about the weekend snow.
WOOOHOOOOO! The Top is now open and IT IS KILLER!!! This was the perfect storm! It started wet and ended cold. All of the rocks are covered and the upper layer is dry and fluffy!
Mother Nature proved her power this weekend and today she rests for us to enjoy her bounty. Mammoth
Mountain received a total of 2 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours,
17 inches in the past 48 and 47 inches in the past 5 days!
The storm days were epic and now the skies have cleared to give us our first view of the Top. The current temperature at Main Lodge is 10 degrees with calm winds
from the west and the Top Station is currently experiencing southwest
winds around 20 mph, with a temperature of 5 degrees.
The skies are expected to be partly sunny today, with a high near 22 degrees with northwest winds around 10 mph.
Eat your wheaties today, because it’s game time!
Mountain High says this: ATTENTION POWDER PEOPLE: We’ve got snow & tons of it! 18-22
inches of amazing white powder fell at Mountain High this weekend and
today both the East and West Resorts are open with terrific conditions.
Make this a Monday to remember with some fresh snow at Mountain High.
Operating hours are 9am to 4pm today at both the East and West
Resorts. Night skiing will return this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Finally, Bear Mountain and Snow Summit had this to report:
Last weekend’s storm was quite the March Miracle. We received 28-32″ of
powder. The sun will be shining the rest of the week and we are looking
at a high of 35 degrees today.
The cool temps are a plus because they
will keep the new snow in its powdery state, so get out here and enjoy
the good stuff! Don’t let the sun fool you though, it’s going to be
chilly so bundle up!
snorkel train is on it’s way at Mammoth Mountain! Forecasts call for a possible 12 to 18 inches of snow
accumulation by Saturday morning, an additional 13 to 19 inches throughout
the day and another 3 to 7 inches on Saturday Night!
On Friday, the resort reported the temperature at Main Lodge was 30 degrees with strong winds from the southwest, under heavy snowfall.
Due to high winds, chairs 12, 13, 14, 23, Face Lift, High Five, Cloud
Nine Express and the Upper Panorama Gondola were closed for the
remainder of the day.
The storm is expected to end cold, with a high of 10 degrees on Sunday with unsettled weather through Monday.
So, don’t put those powder boards away yet, it’s still winter on Mammoth Mountain!
Breaks Lodge & Spa and The Grand Lodge at Brian Head are offering great spring break lodging and lift ticket packages in Brian Head, Utah.
Because of heavy accumulation of snow from February storms, Brian Head just extended its season to April 15. Brian Head in Southern Utah and is 100 percent open.
It has enjoyed a great snow year in what’s been a weak snow-year
nationally. Year-to-date Brian Head has over fourteen feet of snow, and
March snow fall averages 57.8 inches and April 45.5 (Western Regional
Climate Center http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?ut0900). Brian Head’s base elevation is 9,600 feet, Utah’s highest. So the snow lasts late into the season.
through April 14, Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa is offering 25% off
winter room rates and discounted lift tickets. The discounted room rate
is $80 weekdays and $93 Friday and Saturday, including tax, for a
newly-renovated Junior Villa, which has two queen beds, a kitchenette
with under-counter refrigerator, sink, microwave and a coffee maker.
its guests, the lodge has full day all-age lift tickets for $25
Monday-Friday and $39 Saturday & Sunday. Regular lift ticket prices
are $49/adults and $35/12 and-under and seniors 65 and over.
runs a free shuttle to the adjacent Brian Head Resort ski area. Guests must
book directly with lodge at 435-677-3000 and mention “SPRING BREAK” to
receive these prices. Room and lift tickets must be booked at least 72
hours prior to arrival.
All rooms have a gas fireplace, a
full bath with jetted tub, cable television and telephones with data
port. All units are non-smoking. Pets are not allowed. Guests can enjoy
an indoor pool and hot tubs, a fitness center and spa. Some
complimentary covered parking is available (www.cedarbreakslodge.com).
through April 14, the pet-friendly Grand Lodge at Brian Head has a
lodging and lift ticket package, the “Aprs Ski Package, for $199 plus tax per night Sunday thru Thursday and $219 plus tax per night
Friday and Saturday.
The package includes accommodations for two in a
Resort Queen or a Resort King room, two Brian Head Resort adult lift
tickets per night stayed and two appetizers per day at The Lift Lounge
For these and many other events and packages, visit www.grandlodgebrianhead.com
or call 435-677-9000. Rates are subject to availability, and the
standard Pet Fee is USD $25 per night.
Enhanced with the most modern of amenities, the
100-room Grand Lodge at Brian Head pays homage to the majestic beauty of
the southern Utah landscape with stone, timber and log walls,
rough-hewn wood, wood beam ceilings, stone fireplaces and bronze metal
and granite accented furnishings.
Guests can enjoy an indoor pool with
cascading waterfall, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, a fitness center and
the Red Leaf Spa. Complimentary parking is available and all rooms are
Head Resort is among the best values in North American snow sports,
with a $49 adult all-day lift ticket, compared to $96 at Deer Valley (www.deervalley.com/activities_skiing/skiing/lift_tickets.html), $89 at Mammoth (www.mammothmountain.com/VacationPlanning/TripPlanner/Tickets/) and $85 at Heavenly (www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/lift-tickets/lift-tickets-explorer.aspx).
Head full-day lift, weekday tickets are half-price with a coupon
available in southern Nevada at Terrible Herbst convenience stores and
lube & car wash locations, including along the drive from Las Vegas
to Brian Head in Las Vegas and Mesquite. (see http://www.terribleherbst.com/promos.php)
About Brian Head Resort (866-930-1010/www.BrianHead.com): Located
in the Rocky Mountains of Southern Utah, 3 hours northeast of Las
Vegas. Brian Head’s incredible snow accumulation is in
great part explained by it base elevation, 9,600 ft., the highest in
Red Bull’s Hot Dawgz & Hand Rails Qualifier will be held on Saturday, March 17 at Bear Mountain Ski Resort.
- Registration 1pm -2pm in the Board Room
- Entry fee is free
- Must have a ticket or season pass
- Open to male and female snowboarders 17 years and older.
- Start time 3:30 in the Scene all riders
- Field will be cut down to the top 10 riders – they will then move to the night event in the Red Bull Plaza
- Night Event start time in the Red Bull Plaza 6pm
Just in time for spring break, a new flight has been introduced for
skiers and snowboarders in Southern California. Access is now
easier than ever to southern Utah’s legendary dry, powder snow.
United Express flight operated by SkyWest Airlines offers nonstop
service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the new St.
George Municipal Airport (SGU), in Southern Utah, just 90 minutes from
Brian Head Resort in the Rocky Mountains.
The best fares can always be found at
www.united.com. Customers may also purchase tickets by calling United
reservations at 800.864.8331.
The flight operates six times a week
onboard the EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft. Sunday through Friday. The 90-minute flight leaves LAX each afternoon, as does the
return flight from SGU.
Year-round car rentals are available at the St.
George Municipal Airport from several national chains, and several
shuttle services are available. See http://www.flysgu.com for details.
Head is very excited by the new flight’s potential and is supporting
SkyWest efforts to see that the flight becomes popular,” according to
Brian Head Resort Sales, Marketing and PR Manager, Jon Christoffersen. “For
the many Southern Californian skiers and snowboarders that just don’t
have the time to drive, this flight makes Southern Utah a spring time
At 9,600-11,307 feet above sea level, Brian Head it is the highest ski resort base
elevation in Utah. It averages nearly 400 inches yearly of “The
Greatest Snow on Earth,” has three terrain parks, eight lifts, 65 ski
trails and 650 acres of ski terrain for downhill skiing, snow tubing and
snowboarding from mid-November through mid-April.
There are also
assorted options for aprs ski dining and drinking, entertainment and
ecotourism, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and much more.
Brian Head’s very family-friendly atmosphere includes an uncrowded
setting with no lift-lines, an award-winning, all-inclusive children’s
program for ages 3-12 at Navajo Lodge Learning Center, an entire
mountain and facility dedicated to kids and newcomers to winter sports.
There is also a state licensed day care facility.
Brian Head’s location
is perfect for combining a skiing or snowboarding trip with a visit to
Las Vegas. Likewise, Brian Head is likely closer to more national parks
than any other ski resort town in North
America; Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, The Grand Canyon, and Great Basin
are all within easy reach. Cedar Breaks National Monument is two miles
from Brian Head.
In recognition of switching to daylight savings time this weekend, Snow Summit will be springing forward with new lift operating hours beginning Saturday, March 10th.
Friday 9th: Day Session 8:30am-4:00pm; No night session
Saturday 10th: Day Session 8:30am-6pm, Night session 3:00pm-9:30pm (this is the last night session this season)
Sunday 11th: Day Session 8:30am-5pm
Monday thru Friday beginning March 12th: 9:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays and Sundays beginning March 17th: 8:30am-4:30pm
Ticket windows open 30-minutes before the chair lifts.
and snowboarders can get an adult Anytime Season Pass good for the
remainder of this season and all of next for just $349 at Mountain High. That’s a
savings of 50% over a traditional single-year pass.
In addition, anyone
who has held a season pass within the last three years saves an extra
$50, bringing the price down to an amazing $299. This $299 offer
is also available to 2011/2012 season pass holders from ANY other
California Winter Resort.
Current season pass must be shown when
purchasing. Says John McColly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
“This is an incredible deal! What’s more, we’ll throw in a free buddy
ticket, good that day, to anyone who purchases by March 11th. You can’t beat that.”
High’s Anytime Season Pass is good any day or night the resort is open
with no restrictions. Benefits include FREE skiing at Stevens Pass, WA,
http://www.stevenspass.com/ , FREE tubing at the North Pole Tubing Park http://www.mthigh.com/mountain/north-pole-tubing-park , $20 Off Midweek Zipline Tours at the Wrightwood NAVITAT Center http://www.navitat.com/wrightwood/,
$10 Off Adult Ski/Snowboard Lessons, 10% Off non-sale retail apparel,
and the ability to TRACK your days ridden, runs per day, and vertical
feet on Mountain High’s new App for iPhone and Android.
Passes for ages 7 to 12 are available as well for just $129 with the
purchase of an adult season pass and $179 without. (Regularly $229)
Children six and under ski FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.
snow years tend to follow light ones, so if recent reports hold true,
Mountain High is in for a whopper next winter. Click here to learn
Mountain High’s Spring Season Pass offer is available March 1st to April 15th,
2012. At $349 or less it is the best deal of any major resort in
Southern California. Shop around and compare for yourself. Guests are
encouraged to purchase their passes online at mthigh.com; however,
passes can also be purchased at the resort and by phone at 888 754
7878. Please note there is a $10 processing for all new passes
purchased. For more information or to schedule an interview, please
contact John McColly at 760 316 7803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.