|Park City Mountain Resort, Utah|
|Deep Winter at Lake Louise after record-breaking 1/2 metre of snow this week - Photo by Chris Moseley|
Thanks to all the recent snow in the west, many ski resorts are scheduled to open in time for American Thanksgiving next week, including Telluride - still haven't skied there but absolutely must next season!
What better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday than skiing! Breckenridge takes the tedium out of turkey by offering condo delivery service. A posh option is the gourmet Thanksgiving feast in the Living Room at One Ski Hill Place.
|Spur at Teton Mountain Lodge, Jackson Hole|
For no-fuss fun, friends and football, Spur at Teton Mountain Lodge, Jackson Hole has a more casual Thanksgiving party planned. For those who haven't skied Jackson yet, put it on the bucket list for radical runs, ritzy restaurants, sensational scenery and a great community of committed skiers and riders with a passion for outdoor living.
|Thanksgiving Santa at Copper Mountain|
Aspen Mountain and Snowmass are launching daily operations from Nov 21 after a special preview last weekend. After Thanksgiving's fun, festivities and fireworks, it's the annual Thanksjibbing event, Fri Nov 27, the first crazy competition of the season. Like an American Verbier, Aspen Snowmass is a posh playground with a vast variety of worldclass skiing attracting an eclectic community of lifestyle migrants as well as international ski tourists. With four mountains and two towns, it takes at least a couple of weeks there to appreciate the whole experience.
|Snowmass Thanksgiving Fireworks - photo by Jeremy Swanson|
|Marmot Basin - Bob Covey Photo|
Lots of early openings in Canada, too - where I'm headed in just three weeks time. My son, Fergus Hudson, who lives in Calgary, reports heavy snow at Lake Louise and Banff area! Marmot Basin opened early after several significant snowfalls.
Whistler Mountain opens a week ahead of schedule Nov 19 with Blackcomb following suit Nov 26.
In case you missed my newspaper article links, here's an update of stories I've had published so far this season:
Sept 15 Silver Travel Advisor – Winter Sport Tourism http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/blog/ski/winter-sports-tourism
Sept 28 Houston Chronicle – Ski Pass Article
Also MuckRack: http://www.chron.com/life/travel/destinations/article/What-winter-ski-pass-is-right-for-you-6535659.php
Oct 1 Andermatt Swiss Alps Blog – Global Ski Industry Trends
Oct 28 Houston Chronicle – Ski Gear Article
Nov 7 Boston Globe – Fat Biking
Nov 7 Boston Globe – Downhill Dealing
Nov 7 Boston Globe – Ski/Ride Swingers
Nov 14 The Dallas Morning News – Fat Biking