Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy USA Thanksgiving! 

Durango Mountain Resort

A great weekend for skiers in the US with so many resorts either open or opening especially for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Here's a list of the latest resorts all over North America with upcoming openings:

Beaver Creek, CO – Nov 27
Crested Butte, CO – Nov 27
Steamboat, CO – Nov 27
Powder Mountain, UT – Nov 27
Snowbasin, UT – Nov 28
Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Nov 28
Telluride, CO – Nov 28
Canyons Resort, UT – Nov 29
Purgatory, CO – Nov 29
Howelsen Hill, CO – Nov 30

And in Canada:
Blackcomb opening day by Logan Swayze
Blackcomb, Canada - Nov 28
Silver Star, Canada – Nov 28
Big White, Canada – Nov 28
Revelstoke, Canada - Nov. 30
Fernie, Canada – Nov 30

Fernie by Mark Eleven Photography

Check out my articles on all these Canadian resorts at:

Other Ski News:

Sneak-a-Peak - With great snow falling in Canada, Kicking Horse is planning a surprise preview weekend Dec 7/8. Full opening is scheduled for Dec 13. See my article on The Horse in Canada section.   

Thanks to Aspen!
Free skiing, free accommodation, free rentals and free food from Dec 20-25 - sounds like a challenge for Santa. But it will be a reality this year for kids whose parents book Aspen/Snowmass during the Black Friday through Cyber Monday deal over Thanksgiving weekend. Kids ski, stay, rent and eat for free with a paying adult who books the package before midnight Dec 2:

Vail Challenge - 

A ski pass for all the Vail Resorts for the rest of your life would be a dream come true for every Colorado wintersports fan. And, for ten tenacious skiers and snowboarders this could be a reality. 

The first ten contestants in the Epic Ski Race to notch up all 26 ski resorts under the Vail Resorts banner will win lifetime passes. Not an easy feat as the ski hills span four countries and two continents: Colorado, Utah, Lake Tahoe, Minnesota and Michigan in the USA and resorts in Switzerland, France and Austria.

Among the 300 contestants vying for Vail victory is Sean Regan, originally from Boston, who is doing the race both to win the pass and also to raise money for a scholarship fund for a single parent family. Other contenders include father and 

son teams from Park City, UT and Louisville, CO, who want to spend serious bonding time over their shared passion. There's also a Guiness record holder who has run for US President; a family who love skiing so much they used Vail for their daughter’s middle name; an airline pilot from Atlanta, GA who, at 47, is out to prove that older guys have still got it by doing a board slide in the terrain park of every mountain; a couple from Lake Tahoe who got engaged at Heavenly and will use the race as the honeymoon they never took; and a plucky woman from New Jersey who is using the Epic Race to get to know a potential "Mr. Right".

You can follow the progress of #EpicRace on Twitter, FacebookYouTube and at

TO DO LIST: Buy Ski Canada Magazine on newstands from Monday December 2 to read my debut article in there!!

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