THE OUTLOOK for the 2014-2015 ski season appears to be strong, with record setting snow-fall in parts of the U.S. last winter priming our travelers to hit the slopes this winter.
The country had a strong winter, but the drought in the West really hurt some of the western resorts. The Southeast, Rocky Mountains and Midwest had the highest visit gains for 2013-2014 according to The National Ski Areas Association.
Looking Ahead: Last Season’s weather patterns could have a big impact this season by driving our clients expectations. Last year, while some parts of the U.S were receiving great snow fall, some areas were having cold and heavy snowy winters, prompting those to stay inside, rather than head out of the snow to go to another snow area for skiing. What fun is the snow if you can’t play in it? But because this past winter was unusually harsh, the usual desire for snow may have been delayed until this season.
Where will the snow fall most this season? Forecasters are predicting an El Nino year. Some predictions come in advance, but right now it’s too variable to tell. Ski.com has been able to round up a list of four states that have seen good snow in past El Nino years. California: Mammoth, Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw Valley and Kirkwood. New Mexico: Taos. Colorado: Winter Park, Keystone, Durango, Telluride, Crested Butte, Powder Horn, Aspen and Snowmass. Utah: Brighton, Solitude, Alta and Snowbird.
Emerging Ski Destinations: ” Powder Highway” in British Columbia. Travelers to the area this season will be able to take advantage of the new amenities while enjoying terrain that is relatively uncrowded.The “Powder Highway” has 7 ski areas.
Red Mountain was named the #8 Best Place in the World to visit by The New York Times in 2013. In December 2013, Red Mountain added the new Grey Mountain chairlift,which added 22 new runs and 1,000 acres of skiable terrain.
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