Lifts turning this Memorial Day at Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain snagged Chris Benchetler, who grew up in the Eastern Sierra and calls Mammoth Mountain home, for a quick video about Mammoth’s world famous spring conditions and some of his favorite off-hill activities come spring time. You can find it here.
As usual Mammoth is the last resort open in California and the lifts will be turning this Memorial Day weekend. More information, including an events schedule and up-to-date deals on lodging and lift tickets is available on the Mammoth website here.

Last chance to buy Park City Mountain passes at best price

Park City Mountain Resort’s spring sale for 2014–15 season passes is in its final hours, which means this is your last chance to lock in your pass at the best price of the year.

This season, we’re including lift privileges at 5 of our sister resorts with all passes; and expanding discounted Young Adult pricing to include all pass holders 18–29 years old.

Build your pass with the features you want at the price that’s right for you: choose from Underground Parking (available on a limited basis); Fast Tracks express lane access; and night skiing & snowboarding privileges. And, of course, our passes come with NO BLACKOUT DATES for PCMR access.

Last call for best pass prices — rates go up after May 15!

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Bass and Cumming families to run Snowbird ski resort in Utah

The Bass and Cumming Families announced today that they have entered into a partnership for the future operation and development of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.  The partnership will provide continuing direction and funding for major capital improvement projects, including a new restaurant and skier services building atop the Aerial Tram, a Four Diamond remodel initiative for the Cliff Lodge, and the future renovation of the Snowbird Center.

“This partnership will enable Snowbird to achieve more rapid growth and even greater benefits for our guests in keeping with our founding perspective and philosophy of providing a year-round destination mountain resort for the enhancement of body, mind, and spirit, with our ever present emphasis on environmental protection and sensitivity,” said Richard D. Bass.

In addition, Bass feels extremely fortunate to have the Cumming Family join in Snowbird’s future, owing to his inability to live and work at Snowbird’s altitude because of his advancing age.

“I look forward to working with the Bass Family and the team at Snowbird in providing world-class experiences on and off the mountain,” said Ian M. Cumming, an original investor in the Inn at Snowbird.  Cumming owns a home at Snowbird and his family has a long history of skiing at Snowbird.  “We are very happy to be involved at a place that has so many fond memories for our family,” said Cumming.

“Partnering with the Cumming Family ensures a bright future for Snowbird,” said Snowbird CEO and President Bob Bonar, one of the first employees when Snowbird opened in 1971.  “Snowbird’s commitment to providing exceptional skiing and year-round hospitality, entertainment, and guest service will only greatly increase as we go forward.”

Snowbird’s current management team, led by Bob Bonar, Tom Jones and Jerry Giles, will remain in place. The partnership is between the Bass and Cumming Families and does not involve Powdr Corp.  Mr. Cumming will own a majority share of Snowbird.  Dick Bass will remain as Chairman of the Board.

Learn new tricks with Monster Energy Air Bag at Mammoth Mountain

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Measuring at 50 feet wide by 50 feet long, the Monster Energy Air Bag covers the entire surface area of a jump allowing users to attempt new tricks, with an airbag landing, before taking it on a snow landing.

Single Jump / Unlimited Day Pass

The Monster Energy Air Bag is open to adult and youth skiers and snowboarders of intermediate-advanced ability. A lift ticket is required to participate.

  • Dates:  May 3, 4, 10 and 11
  • Times:  10am to 2pm
  • Prices:  $10 for a single jump or $30 for unlimited day use; unlimited day use ticket includes a FREE Monster Energy drink; tickets available at the base of the jump

Camp Sessions

Coaches with Mammoth’s Snowboard and Freeride Teams will be offering traning camps to help hone in on your jumping.  Camp Sessions are open to the public.  Enrollment includes one hour private jump session, individualized instruction, daily video review and unlimited use of the Monster Energy Air Bag.

  • Dates:  May 10-11
  • Camp Schedule:  9am to 10am private air bag session; 10am to 3pm on-snow traning and air bag session; 3pm to 4pm video review session
  • Prices:  $200 per person; call 800.MAMMOTH to book today!

 

Team Training is also available.  For more information on the please contact Ben Wisner at bwisner@mammoth-mtn.com or 760.934.2571 ext. 3144.

*Lift ticket and helmet required. Weather and conditions permitting.

Still snowing in Mammoth, still time to ride

It’s a rite of spring in Mammoth. Every year, while other resorts in California, Colorado and Utah are closing their slopes, we keep skiing. And riding. And skiing. And riding! With 6-8″ of fresh snow (and more coming), great spring deals and top-to-bottom terrain open through Memorial Day, now is the time to hit the slopes.
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Mammoth Mountain ready for another foot of snow this weekend

One last big April snow storm is expected to hit the Eastern Sierra this weekend. And up to 1.5 feet of accumulation is forecast at Mammoth Mountain through Friday and Saturday, thanks to its uniquely high elevation.
Spring skiing/riding will be going off at Mammoth through Memorial Day weekend, but for the powder purists, this is likely one of the last chances to enjoy some fluffy white. To help make make the most of it, Mammoth is offering a 3-Day lift ticket for $180 ($60/ day, for you english majors).
And there’ll be plenty going on at the resort this weekend, including the 10th annual Grenade Games and Syder, Where’s the party.

Spring Fever Festival and great skiing at Breckenridge

With over a foot of new snow falling in Breckenridge since Sunday - and more in the forecast – spring skiing is at its best as Breck’s Spring Fever Festival enters a fourth week of events, offering more of the Bud Light Concert Series and plenty of Easter festivities!

The Bud Light Concert Series continues on Friday and Saturday with two festival powerhouses: Colorado’s Yonder Mountain String Band on April 18 and Blues Traveler on April 19 to close out the concert series for the season. Both shows are free to the public and the entertainment is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on a specially-constructed stage facing One Ski Hill Place, a RockResort, at the base of Peak 8.

Sunday will be a family-filled day of Easter events, starting with a sunrise service on Peak 9, then an on-mountain Easter egg hunt on Peaks 8 and 9.  This year, Breck is using compostable Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt and a new prize redemption process will help reduce waste by making sure fewer eggshells and candy wrappers are left on the mountain.

Vail Mountain plans sunrise service on Easter Sunday

Vail Mountain will host its annual interdenominational sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 6 a.m. inside at Eagle’s Nest. The Eagle Bahn Gondola will open to the public at 5:30 a.m. to transport guests from Lionshead.

Free baked goods and beverages will be provided. In addition, there will be two afternoon Easter services outside at Eagle’s Nest: one scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Simonton Deck also known as the Holy Cross observation deck, and one at 2:30 p.m. on the Marketplace deck.

For those planning to attend the Easter sunrise service, the Town of Vail is offering free parking for vehicles that enter the Lionshead parking structure after 5 a.m. and depart prior to 10 a.m. Upon departure, attendees should inform the booth attendants they were at the service.

For the sunrise service, the gondola ride is complimentary and guests are not permitted to bring skis or snowboards. Following the service, guests will be asked to download the gondola. Guests will need a lift ticket or scenic ride ticket for the 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. service.

For more information about Vail Mountain, call the Mountain Information Center at (970) SKI-VAIL (754-8245) or visit www.vail.com.

Easter deals and activities at Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay and Sunshine Village in Canada

Easter is coming up. Enjoy spring skiing with the Easter Bunny all weekend long at the Lake Louise Ski Resort, take part an Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast Buffet at Mt. Norquay as they wrap up the season, or show up for Easter Skiers Church on the slopes of Sunshine Village followed by an Easter Egg Hunt.

Last Minute Easter Weekend Deals

Enjoy fantastic spring skiing conditions this Easter weekend with these blackout free, ski and stay deals.

MOUNTAINEER LODGE FROM $109 PER PERSON

Enjoy Easter or the extended ski season at the Lake Louise Mountaineer Lodge: 3 nights and 2 days skiing from $109, per person, per night.

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TWO DEALS FROM FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS

The Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel has two deals for the Easter holidays:

Fairmont Banff Springs• Spa Deal: Enjoy 3 nights, 3 days skiing, plus complimentary spa access to the award winning Willow Stream spa (one pass per adult) starting at $160 per person, per day.

30% OFF: take your time with 3 nights and 2 days skiing from $134 per person, per night Resort Closing Dates: (subject to change)

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Season End Dates

All dates are subject to change.

  • Mt. Norquay: April 21 (sorry, we accidentally put April 24 last week)
  • Lake Louise Ski Resort: May 11
  • Sunshine Village: May 19

Extended Hours for Spring Skiing: 

  • Sunshine Village has extended hours on many lifts to 4:30pm and Jack Rabbit for ski out until 5:00pm
  • Lake Louise has extended the front-side lifts to 4:30pm on Saturdays. Enjoy the extra skiing!

Still time to buy the Mammoth value pass before prices go up

Other resorts have closed for the season, but they’re still skiing and riding at Mammoth Mountain and that’s no surprise to us with seasons that typically go from November – May. If you think it’s too early to purchase a Mammoth Value Pass for next year, consider this: if you buy before April 15th, you will get the lowest price of the season, and you can use your pass today! That’s a season and a half of pure fun.
Buy your Mammoth Value Pass and enjoy exclusive perks like:

* Unlimited shredding at Mammoth and June all season long (No black-out dates)
* Five Early Ups – Those mornings where we open the mountain up early for exclusively for MVPs
* Low price lift tickets for your friends
* Add money to your pass so you don’t have to carry cash on the slopes. Plus, you get a 20% bonus for every dollar you purchase over $100 byApril 15
* Discounts on Mammoth’s premiere slopeside lodging, retail, equipment rental and lessons
* Tons of additional summer and winter perks

Adult (19+) $689
Child (7-12) $199
Youth (13-18) $519
Senior (65-79) $369
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The MVP pass pays dividends year after year because it gives you access to the most dynamic, wide-open terrain in California. Just imagine how many more Mammoth Stories you’ll have to share when you buy your pass.