Back in Colorado, Snowmass is adding 230 new acres of terrain on Burnt Mountain, bringing its total skiable acreage to 3,362 acres, second only to Vail in Colorado. Snowmass also just opened Elk Camp, a major new mid-mountain restaurant and events center. The restaurant in the $13-million center can seat up to 300 guests.
Winter Park will open a new Tube Park this month with four lanes, conveyor lift access and warming structure. Another new terrain park, this one for beginners, has been added by Arapahoe Basin, along with a new conveyor lift. Also family friendly is Copper Mountain’s newest attraction, an Alpine Rush Zip Line. Opened this past summer, it allows two guests to fly side by side above Copper’s West Lake ice skating rink.
Families take note: Keystone has new deal for you: Kids 12 and under ski/snowboard free every day, all season long, with no blackout dates. To qualify, kids must stay two or more nights in one of Keystone’s lodgings.
In Park City, Utah, Deer Valley has installed a new high-speed detachable quad lift called Mountaineer Express. Park City Mountain Resort is partnering with Neff Headgear to debut a new terrain park called Neff Land that has a candy theme, and Canyons Resort is offering the Ultimate Mountain Experience fantasy camp, in which skiers learn with celebrity instructors. Elsewhere in Utah, Sundance will open a new lift accessible from its upper parking lot and Snowbasin is expanding its terrain park.
Jackson Hole in Wyoming has installed a new high-speed detachable chair at mid-mountain, expanded its intermediate Casper trail network, and gained new nonstop air service from several cities. It also is one of four major Western resorts offering a new pass for avid skiers. Called the Mountain Collective, the pass permits two free days at each of the resorts for $349 plus other perks. The resorts are Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Jackson Hole.