Why I Chose the IKON Pass Over the Epic Pass This Season

OK – I did it.  I bought the IKON ski pass – and I’m super excited about it!

The other day I wrote a post about trying to decide whether to buy the EPIC Pass or the IKON Pass, and I decided to go with the IKON Pass.  

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Skiers and Boarders Searching for POWDER? Check Out Big Sky Resort

It looks like it may turn out to be another excellent season for skiing and boarding and all snowsports.  If your favorite resort doesn’t yet have the optimal conditions you are looking for, you might want to check out Big Sky Resort in Montana, home of the Biggest Skiing in America, where the POW has been totally EPIC.

 

Tahoe Donner’s Lodge Restaurant & Pub Earns OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award

Tahoe Donner LodgeTahoe Donner is pleased to announce The Lodge Restaurant & Pub was recognized by OpenTable, an online restaurant review and reservation site, as a 2017 Diners’ Choice winner for the fourth consecutive year. The Lodge was voted amongst the highest restaurants in North Lake Tahoe in the following categories: Best Service, Best Food, Best Value, Most Booked, Best Ambiance and Best Overall.
The Diners’ Choice winners are determined by feedback from diners who booked their reservation through opentable.com. Only diners with a seated reservation can submit feedback.   Continue reading “Tahoe Donner’s Lodge Restaurant & Pub Earns OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award”

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Opens for the Winter Season

Tahoe Donner Cross CountryWith new snow, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area opened for the winter season this past Saturday, Nov. 26. Coincidentally, the resort opened last year for the season on Nov. 26, 2015 as well, which happened to be Thanksgiving Day.

“We are excited to be open in November again this year on Thanksgiving weekend,” said Sally Jones, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area manager. “Folks can get in early morning skiing starting at 8:30 a.m. on freshly groomed trails every day and with limited crowds, this is the best time to come.”

Jones noted Dec. 3–16 is an especially good time for newcomers to join a passholder on the trails as the resort is celebrating, “Bring a Friend Days,” which allows season passholders to bring as many friends as they like and they’ll receive discounted trail passes and rentals.  Passholder must be present in order for friend skiers to receive discounts. Continue reading “Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area Opens for the Winter Season”

Never Ever Days Return to Whistler Blackcomb December 10 & 11


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450 Adults New To Skiing/Snowboarding Will Receive a Lesson, Lift Ticket, Rental Gear & Après For Only $25

Fresh on the heels of a massive expansion and upgrade to the learning area on Whistler Mountain, Never Ever Days are back at Whistler Blackcomb. On December 10 and 11, 450 (225 on each day) beginner adult skiers and riders (ages 19 and up), will receive a one day Max4 lesson, lift ticket, ski or board rental, and après at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) for only $25. Participants in Never Ever Days will be taught at the newly improved learning area at Olympic Station, where they will have access to freshly graded terrain and two new covered carpet lifts. Registration opens on December 5 and it sells out very quickly every year. Continue reading “Never Ever Days Return to Whistler Blackcomb December 10 & 11”

Whistler Blackcomb to Host Never Ever Days for New Skiers April 9 & 10

Whistler Blackcomb logo300 Adults New To Skiing/Snowboarding Can Purchase a Lesson, Lift Ticket, Rental Gear & Après For Only $25
The extremely popular Never Ever Days program is back at Whistler Blackcomb for its springtime debut. Never Ever Days give adults who want to learn to ski or snowboard the opportunity to give it a try. For only $25 participants receive rentals, a lift ticket, a lesson, and the all-important après. The program runs on April 9 and 10, coinciding with the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF), and is open to all British Columbia and Washington State residents ages 19+. There are 150 packages available for each day and it does sell out quickly. Continue reading “Whistler Blackcomb to Host Never Ever Days for New Skiers April 9 & 10”

Whistler Blackcomb Extends Season Due to Above Average Snowfall

Whistler Blackcomb Mitch Winton - Coast Mountain Photography - March 18Skiing and Snowboarding Will Continue on Blackcomb Mountain Through to May 30

WHISTLER, BC March 21, 2016 – After officially surpassing its average annual snowfall of 1,163cm (458in), Whistler Blackcomb has decided to extend its ski season by an additional week, pushing the closing date of Blackcomb Mountain to May 30, 2016. Whistler Blackcomb has received 1,177cm (463in) of snow so far this winter, and with a current snow base of 339cm (133in), Whistler Blackcomb is primed to deliver excellent conditions for skiing and riding through the spring. Whistler Mountain’s last day of winter operations will remain April 17Continue reading “Whistler Blackcomb Extends Season Due to Above Average Snowfall”