Train for remote conditions with Telluride Ski Resorts three-day Heli-Ski Camp that combines two days at the resort with an instructor and the final day heli-skiing in more remote slopes and bowls in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. Resorts are newly embracing uphilling. Also known as skinning or ski touring, the activity involves marching up ski hills in your skis with special bindings that free your heels then skiing back down for a no-pain-no-gain round trip. Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont will open its new Adventure Center this season.
- In ski country, lifts will go farther and faster this year, even as more enthusiasts choose to trek uphill under their own power to ski back down. New lodging options range from rustic micro-homes to a five-bedroom staffed alternative.
- Traveling in and out of snow country requires a certain amount of delay risk on powder days. The new Winter Park Express train from Denver’s Union Station to Winter Park Resort cuts out the mountain drive.
- Black Ops will also open a new remote base camp in the mountains outside of Valdez with three heated tents for seven-night trips .
“New lodging options range from rustic micro-homes to a five-bedroom staffed alternative. And winter fans will find new ways to race to the runs on the ground and in the air.”