Snowbound: Winter Resort Directory

Snowbound: Winter Resort Directory

Winter is here and it is time to hit the slopes Photo courtesy Diamond Peak Ski Resort With many winter resorts already open, and others not far behind, the stoke is high for some downhill delight. ASJ is here to help you keep track of the best spots in California/Nevada to get your turns in. Enjoy! BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT Big Bear Lake Avg Snowfall 100″ Skiable Acres 198 Lifts 12 Trails 28 Terrain Parks 2 Scheduled Opening Day Nov 24 Passes $59 – $99 day Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles) Los Angeles 100 What’s New? Renovated F&B locations, new in-resort signage Learn more at bigbearmountainresort.com BEAR VALLEY SKI RESORT Bear Valley Avg Snowfall 224″ Skiable Acres 1680 Lifts 10 Trails 77 Terrain Parks 3 Scheduled Opening Day Nov 26 Passes $33 – $79 day Driving Distance to Major Cities (miles) Sacramento 123, San Francisco 178, San Jose...
Best of Tahoe Season Pass Deadline November 20

Best of Tahoe Season Pass Deadline November 20

Early storms and sophisticated snowmaking systems promise great winter fun at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Press Release // North and South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV • November 16, 2016 – With the recent arrival of fresh snow, skiers and snowboarders are getting excited for the ski season, which begins with opening day scheduled for Wednesday, November 23,2016 at Heavenly and Northstar. Sunday, November 20, 2016 is the deadline for skiers and snowboarders to get their season passes for the Best of Tahoe resorts – Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain. With the recent addition of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, all 2016-2017 Epic Pass holders will receive five free days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb. Tahoe Local Pass holders will receive five free days in Colorado and Utah this winter season with holiday restrictions. The Best of Tahoe resorts bring the spirit of Lake Tahoe’s...
Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: “Here, There & Everywhere”

Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: “Here, There & Everywhere”

Warren Miller Film Tour 2016: Here, There & Everywhere Photo: Hank de Vre This fall, Warren Miller releases its 67th film, Here, There & Everywhere. The 67th installment brings the thrill of action snowsports to enthusiasts everywhere, as the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders scour the globe for untracked powder and the pursuit of adventure. Narration by Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, and on-screen interviews with the legendary Warren Miller deliver the nostalgia of skiing’s roots and a zeal for discovering new terrain. Venture with world-renowned athletes JT Holmes, Jeremy Jones, Seth Wescott, Jess McMillan, Ingrid Backstrom, Marcus Caston, Wendy Fisher, Tyler Ceccanti, Kaylin Richardson and others as they push the boundaries of their talent on snowcapped peaks, vast glaciers and towering, big-air jumps. Globe-trotting from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies to sparsely populated lands like Greenland and the Swiss Alps, these skiers and snowboarders prove that the...
SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival 2016

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival 2016

SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival October 29-30, San Jose • November 5-6, San Francisco • November 12-13, Sacramento In celebration of its 11-year anniversary, SnowBomb Ski and Snowboard Festival will offer free general admission to the public for their 2016 festivals. SnowBomb founder Jim McAlpine explains, “After numerous years of poor conditions in Northern California, we want to reinvigorate the skiers and snowboarders in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Our festivals are lifestyle events and we encourage anyone who enjoys actions sports to enjoy our festivals. By eliminating the entry fee we are opening the doors to all who have ever been curious about the event and to amp up the public for this year’s ski season.” An additional upgrade to a “Powder Pass” can be purchased at the door for $25 and includes three lift tickets to local resorts Sierra-at-Tahoe, Bear Valley, and China Peak for the 2015/16...
Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Ear to the Ground April / May 2016

Outdoor News and Notes for the California Region Wildflower Voted Top 10 Destination Race Photo: Kaori Photo. Tri-California Events has earned yet another title for their iconic Wildflower Triathlons. Complete Tri, a leading triathlon apparel website, recently listed Wildflower as one of the top 10 destination races in the United States. Complete Tri awarded the ranking to triathlons that offer a variety of racing distances, have also stood the test of time, and offer a special venue. This year’s Wildflower Triathlons, held throughout the weekend of April 30-May 1 offer all of this and much more. “Wildflower’s setting in the active Central Coast of California is one of many reasons athletes travel to this special race,” says Colleen Bousman, President of Tri-California. “Athletes and spectators attending the festival will never be at a loss for things to do. The outdoor venue includes live bands, as well as Yoga in the...
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