mom and pop ski areas

  1. Dave Petersen

    Who needs a mountain anyway? Ski stars with humble beginnings...

    I was fortunate enough to meet Billy Kidd a couple weeks ago at the Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail. We were discussing who needs a mountain to start a ski career? Apparently not these athletes (although by Midwest standards Lutsen is a mountain!). Who am I overlooking??? I'm sure there are...
  2. Analisa

    Best dirtbag ski areas

    Seeking a few recommendations to add to my travel list. Appreciates: laid-back, low-key spots. RV lots. Anything remotely similar to Baker or Whitewater. Beer served by the pitcher. Uncertainty whether the resort owns grooming equipment. A noticeable absence of GoPros on blue runs. Touchy cell...
  3. Dwight

    Glen Plake Brings Back the Down Home Tour

    YESSSSSSSSSSS! https://www.snewsnet.com/press-release/glen-plake-brings-back-the-down-home-tour-to-small-ski-areas-in-the-us Begunje, Slovenia (Nov. 13, 2018) – Elan Skis, handcrafted skis 100% made in the Alps for over 70 years, is thrilled to announce that long time Elan athlete and ski...
  4. Jim Kenney

    Indie Resorts: Who’s Left? (Part 2, East)

    In Part 1 of this series, my friend David Chaus took a stab at identifying and characterizing many of the most prominent independent ski areas in Western North America. I am going to try to do the same for Eastern North America, where there is traditionally a higher density of small...
  5. Bad Bob

    Northern Rockies/Alberta Southern Idaho Help please

    Looking very much like I am off to a work project in Twin Falls, Idaho for the coming winter. Never skied down that way other than Sun Valley and that won't be a regular diet. A quick Google search shows that Magic Mountain and Pomerelle Mountain. Does anybody out there have any experience with...
  6. tromano

    Unofficial Guide Beaver Mt. Utah

    Beaver Mt. is a mom and pop ski area located near Logan, UT in Utah's Bear River Mountains. Beaver gets plenty of fresh snow 400"+ on average and has a respectable vertical drop ~1600'. Sheltered between two parallel ridges the Beaver Mt. Often has pristine snow conditions that keep well after a...
  7. Bill Talbot

    Lost Ski Areas

    Having grown up skiing in New England, surrounded by may local and state wide smaller hills seemingly tucked onto every hill of some note, it has now mostly gone away. The town I grew up in had a municipal two rope tow hill, Mount Nebo, were you could go ski in the evenings after school. When...
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