Yesterday I was at Vail and it was surprisingly crowded (for a Tuesday). Lots of fresh snow everywhere and perfect blue skies all day. New snow has started falling today (Wednesday) and the mountains are under a winter storm warning. Again, travel is not easy so be prepared and take caution.
From the Associated Press: “A ninth person died Monday after a bus carrying skiers home from a Colorado resort plunged off a damp, twisting highway in southeastern Utah and landed 41 feet below with its tires ripped away and the roof destroyed … Arrow Stage refused to identify the organizers who leased the bus for […]
Thanks to I-70 closing on Sunday and Monday “Loveland Ski Area, a favorite of Front Range skiers, shuttered all of its slopes for the first time in four years, while other resorts struggled with accommodating stranded tourists.” Read more at the Rocky Mountain News.
Whiteout conditions stranded over 2,000 people in Silverthorne as officials closed I-70 from Vail to Georgetown (eastbound) on Sunday night. Hotels were full, restaurants were packed and many people never made it home. Shelters were set up on Sunday and Steamboat Springs reported over 17 inches. Visit CBS4Denver.com for more.
I just finished up watching my first documentary in high definition: Heli-skiing: living the dream. Produced by Discovery HD Theater this was an awe-inspiring look at Mike Wiegele’s “Wiegele World” in BC, Canada. An expensive trip that is worth every penny as Wiegele has cited numerous clients walking away telling him it was “best day […]
This season Alpinist Magazine is hosting a film festival in Wyoming (which is a short-enough drive from Colorado, right?): The 2008 Alpinist Film Festival will take place January 17-20, 2008, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In addition to the Snow, Surf and Stone nights, which showcase, respectively, the world’s best skiing, surfing and climbing films, a […]
This year the Colorado Ski Train will open December 27th and run every weekend through March. Tickets are already sold out near the end of the season. Ski Train Details Dates: Day trips will be available Saturdays and Sundays from January 5 through March 30, 2008, Fridays beginning February 1, 2008 and Thursdays beginning March […]
Five of Colorado’s ski and snowboarding resorts were listed as the top destinations according to Orbitz during the ski seasons: Lake Tahoe, Calif., is the No. 1 destination among travelers booking hotel and vacation packages at Orbitz.com for travel between Nov. 20 and May 1. Mammoth Lakes, Calif., was second, followed by Park City, Utah; […]