The sport where you strap two boards to your feet and point them down the mountain. Turning optional!
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I’ve always wanted to be a ski bum for at least one season and this year I’m finally able to do it. I’ve got a few options but I wanted to hear others thoughts first and which you guys would choose.
SLC Utah: I’d be able to ski the most working as a night shift server somewhere, it has cheaper housing than other ski towns but not as cheap as employee housing, I’d be able to ski in Utah which I’ve heard is better than Colorado, but I would have to choose and buy a season pass somewhere.
Summit County Colorado: The job I’ve been offered would require me to work in the day/afternoon so I wouldn’t be able to ski as often as I could somewhere else. But it has single room employee housing, somewhat shitty job reviews, an okay pay, and unfortunately drug tests.
A basin: I’d be a liftie, employee housing would be college dorms 2.0, but I would get to ski anywhere in Colorado for free, only 2 days off a week.
Here is the text from their Instagram post:
"Although we have been working nonstop—and will continue to—on plans to reopen the resort, we want to let you know that we are still uncertain as to how much terrain we will be able to open this year. The safety of our employees and guests continues to be our number one priority, and despite making progress every day and working together with our partners at the United States Forest Service, and with arborists, engineers and inspectors, we have big challenges ahead.
Detailed inspections of the entire resort have revealed that we will not be able to offer you the same ski experience you have come to expect from Sierra. The work ahead of us includes evaluating the damage to trees throughout the resort property, particularly those along ski trails and lift lines, and continuing to repair chairlifts that were impacted while simultaneously navigating global supply chain and shipping challenges that are slowing that progress.
We’re not giving up, nor are we backing down from the challenge. We want you to know what we know - our intention is to keep moving forward, and to open what we can, when we can to welcome you back to Sierra this season.
To our loyal Sierra-at-Tahoe Season Passholders: please check your email for options related to your 2021/22 season pass.
We realize that it’s incredibly frustrating not to have all the answers, or to have a clearer picture of what the season may look like. Like you, we wish we did. On behalf of our entire team, we appreciate your patience, support and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation.
And here is the text from their email to pass holders:
" Sierra passholders and friends,
Although we have been working nonstop on plans to reopen Sierra, damage caused by the fire will prevent us from being able to offer you the same ski experience you have come to expect from us. Despite making progress every day and working together with our partners at the United States Forest Service and navigating global supply chain issues, we have big challenges ahead. Out of respect for you and your loyalty to Sierra, we want to keep you informed so that you can make decisions based on what’s right for you. Our intention is to keep moving forward and to open what we can when we can. As a loyal season passholder, you have options: Season Pass Recess program or refund. With the new Season Pass Recess program, passes are protected and valid from first chair until closing day this season and will also automatically be valid for the 2022/23 winter season. In addition, passholders choosing this option will receive either a $50 rebate on their 2021/22 Season Pass or can donate the $50 to assisting employees affected by the fire, which will be matched by Sierra’s ownership. Many of you have asked what you can do to help. Continuing to be a season passholder through 2022/23 would be the most helpful way to show your support. Alternatively, you may also opt to have your season pass refunded. We will be sending out detailed instructions on how to execute either option in the next week. We’re not giving up or backing down from the challenge. We realize that it’s incredibly frustrating not to have all the answers. On behalf of our entire team, we appreciate your loyalty, patience, and support as we work through this unprecedented situation. -- Your friends at Sierra-at-Tahoe"
My wife and some friends are planning a trip and are waffling between an Epic or Ikon mountain (for a variety of non-skiing related reasons).
Just want to confirm that Epic price goes up at 12am MST (in like... 3.5 hours), rather than at the end of the day on the 24th.
I recall in past years there’s a certain New England mountain that they always track snow on the summit and it’s used as a good base line for how the snow has been that year for New England.
I kind of assumed it was Mt Washington but googling has not yielded any advice so I’m turning here. Does anyone know what New England mountain consistently tracks snow fall year over year and has an easy to view chart online to compare years / snowfall?
I live in Colorado and am blessed with some fantastic skiing. I am aware of the impact that climate change is having on our world and it got me wondering if there are resorts or locations around the world that might see increased snowfall due to climate change/global warming? I’m no meteorologist, but I know warmer oceans lead to more precipitation…etc
I'm entertaining the idea of going to Tignes/Val d'Isère the second week of December (5-12 or thereabouts). Is the skiing any good there so early in the season? I'm still pretty new to skiing, so I like my slopes nicely groomed but I can handle the odd slush pool or ice patch. Thanks!
Hi y’all! — I am in desperate need for a new ski jacket and I am really tired of jackets that bunch due to my short arms. Does anyone have any recs for brands that sell women’s petite sizing? I know Obermeyer does but it’s limited in its styles/features. Thank you!!