Terrain Tickets

Forest Service considers allowing ski mountains to charge for uphill access

From Scott Condon at The Aspen Times: The U.S. Forest Service is working on new rules that clarify that ski areas that lease public lands for their operations can charge people for uphill travel. The directive could affect fitness fanatics that use skis with climbing skins, snowshoes and stabilizers. My favorite part of this article […]

Arapahoe Basin Terrain

Forest Service and Arapahoe Basin formally begin Beavers expansion review process

From Bob Berwyn at the Summit County Citizens Voice: Arapahoe Basin and the U.S. Forest Service are moving ahead with the first formal step in the review process for a significant expansion at Summit County‚Äôs oldest ski area. The proposal includes the following expansions and improvements: Adding a lift to the Beavers area which is […]

Breckenridge Snow

The science of snow forecasting and reporting at Breck

I spent some time looking into the art (and science) of predicting snow fall including how meteorologists read forecasts and determine what is headed our way. I also took a look at how to measure snowfall and the specific procedures that Breckenridge takes to report it’s daily snow amounts. Read about the science of snow […]

Copper Mountain Technology

Copper Mountain’s Sherpa app now available in iTunes app store

This morning the Sherpa app from Copper Mountain went live on the iTunes app store. If you plan to visit Copper this season be sure to load this app as it’ll provide you audio updates in the background based on your position on the mountain. Learn more about Sherpa at

Arapahoe Basin Snow

Arapahoe Basin to open 2013 season on Sunday, October 13

From Al’s Blog: It is official. Opening Day will be Sunday, October 13, 2013. All the new snow and great snowmaking conditions will make for some very fun skiing and riding. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Breckenridge Events Food & Drink

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival: Still on the Hill 2013

I won’t be able to attend the Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival myself but would recommend it to anyone and everyone interested some fun fall activities celebrating craft spirits. Visit my post at to learn all about the festivities.

Breckenridge Terrain

Breckenridge opens Peak 6 Trail Naming Contest

Breckenridge is looking for some good suggestions for trail names. If you enter and your trail name is picked you’ll win two tickets and an actual trail sign (with your trail’s name on it)! Enter now to help name trails on Peak 6. Contest ends September 13, 2013.

Aspen/Snowmass Events

The Meeting 9 details announced

Our pals over at Freeskier have the scoop on this season’s “The Meeting” (#9) in Aspen: In addition to being the premier snow film festival with the latest ski and snowboard releases, The Meeting serves as the foundation for a weekend of panels, speakers, networking, music, art, and fashion. In its ninth year, The Meeting […]