Models have come in stronger with the Sierra storm this weekend and early next week with 3-5 feet likely for mid elevations by Monday. 5-7 feet may fall at the summits! It’s a warm storm initially for California that turns to high-quality late Saturday-Tuesday. The North Cascades and BC score a foot or more Friday/Saturday. The Rockies look good Sunday-Tuesday with the highest amounts in the south-central mountains of Colorado, Wasatch of Utah, Tetons, and Sawtooths of Idaho.
With January labeled Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, some first-timers will be taking advantage of various introductory programs. For the most part, skiers and boarders are a welcoming bunch, but rookies may feel a little intimidated by both the slopes and the culture. Always remember, every skier and boarder was a beginner at one time, so there really isn’t a dumb question. Nevertheless, here are some questions beginners might have, but are afraid to ask.
When it comes to skiing, safety and good manners go together like skis and bindings. You can’t really have one, without the other. But here’s the catch. Good manners and on-mountain safety often don’t come intuitively to anyone.Especially with children (of all ages), safety needs to be taught.
Loon Mountain — with convenient location (only 2.5 hours from Boston) and proximity to quintessential New England towns has long been a favorite of many skiers and riders. Offering activities as varied as the terrain, there is something for everyone in all four seasons. We recently caught up with Kevin Bell, VP Marketing at Loon, to find out what’s new and exciting about this New Hampshire destination and here are some highlights that we wanted to share with you!