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Tuesday Powday Report

A look at the Weekend Winners & Next Week’s Place to Be

 

I can say for a fact that this weekend in New England, we had quite the weather event.

It was as if the weather was a 50 year old woman going through menopause…It was cold, it was warm, it was snow, it was sleet, and it was the “r” word.  


Today, however,  winter has decided to grace us with snow and cold temperatures all day.  


“Great!” you say, but who had the most snow this weekend???


Alta Resort in Utah did, along with Powder Mountain (of course Powder Mountain would get all the powder..eye roll, LOL).


This resort also received A LOT of snow…But since it’s another small, unknown (to me) resort, I thought, “Lets check this out.”

 



Here we are again with a little known resort whose name has a wine connection.  


Those who love a good red wine, especially a Pinot Noir, will recognize the name as Willamette Valley produces a number of exceptional wines.


How does 93” in the last 7 days sound to you?


Established back in 1941, the mountain has 555 acres of skiable terrain, five lifts, and 29 trails.


They are located only an hour from beautiful Eugene, Oregon.


Just like Pomerelle Mountain in Idaho, this mountain has very affordable lift ticket prices.  The highest ticket price I see for the rest of this season is $55!  


As many ski areas of its size, the resort does not have lodging available.


If you do not want to travel an hour from Eugene, Odell lake and Crescent Lake Junction have lodging options, and both are only 5-10 minutes away from the ski area.

 

Next Week’s Powder


Hey ColoRADo!  How you doin’?


Next week the power house names like Vail, Steamboat, and Aspen, will all be seeing powder time.  When it is good here in the Rocky Mountains, it is SO GOOD.  


Better get those boards and skis ready because it should be a great time to get out the slopes in this rad state.


Please have fun but, be safe.


As you may have heard, a tragic avalanche occurred in Palisades, Tahoe.


When we begin to experience the ebbs and flows of snow accumulation of the season, avalanches become more of a risk.  


Do not expect that you are safe only because you are in bounds at a ski resort.  


The safety and patrol at these mountains do their best to mitigate the danger, but they can not eliminate the danger.


It’s worth repeating my last week’s thoughts:


There are a ton of resources to help you stay up to date and refreshed in avalanche safety. Check your local shop to find courses and programs near you. My favorite, is the “Know Before You Go” program by the Nickolay Dodov Foundation.  

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