Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows received seven inches of new snow earlier this week; more is forecast. The resort plans to open early between November 11 and 18, weather and conditions permitting.

Bear Valley Resort and Backcountry Pictures presents “A Walk in the Park with David Vassar” featuring the Academy Award®-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning writer, director, producer, and documentarian, David Vassar on Friday, November 25, 2016.


Arapahoe Basin‘s 70th season gift to skiers is its Elevation 4-Pass, good for any four days. Cost: $169 for adults.

Colorado Cross Country Ski Association Nordic Skiing Punch Pass is available for $99. The transferable pass includes 12 trail access passes at six Colorado resorts. Holders also enjoy discounts on rentals, tours and lodging. Visit http://www.coloradocrosscountry.com/Punch-Pass.

Onus iV Hydration in Denver is offering intravenous vitamin boosts to help visitors acclimate to altitude. According to the company, the 45-minute treatments provide maximum hydration. They have a mobile van that will deliver treatment at resorts across the Front Range. Costs from $65 to $145. Click here for more.


Mont-Tremblant has fired up its snow guns. The resort can bury the equivalent of 76 football fields under one foot of snow in 24 hours.


Montana Office of Tourism has issue a brief video titled Alpen Glow. It’s based on skier/painter Rachel Pohl as she skis gorgeous scenery, records it in her sketchbook, and returns to her studio to preserve it on canvas. Less than 5 minutes and well worth watching: Click here.


Alta Lodge, Alta Peruvian, Goldminer’s Daughter, Rustler, and Snowpine Lodge are each offering a variety of early season specials. Alta’s positioning and elevation attract early season snow. There are years when Thanksgiving has delivered 3′ of fresh, and by early December the mountain is well covered.

Powder Mountain Resort announced that for 2016-17, two new lifts will access 1,000+ acres of new terrain. Additionally, the resort will limit tickets to 2000 per day, giving it the lowest skier density of any major area on the continent. Powder Mountain now has 8464 skiable acres. For skiers in the know, it is a required destination when visiting Utah!!!!


Whistler Blackcomb’s official opening day is set for November 24, 2016 but with favorable early season conditions, the resort can always be counted on to open early. Check out opening day events here.


GetSkiTickets.com, the online ticket-seller, is offering $10 discount on gift certificates purchased through the site. A great stocking stuffer!! Visit GetSkiTickets, choose certificates, enter “ilovemountains” when checking out. Offer ends November 15.

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