Is it really mid July? It seems like winter has just ended and Spring should be arriving, but that really didn’t happen here in California. The Sierra’s have been cool, which has beenÂ helping to preserveÂ the snowpack. The mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe are usually all green by now, except for some portions. Not so this year, as there is plenty of snow on the ground still. This was evidenced byÂ Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood and Sugar Bowl all open over the July 4th weekend.
So for those whose of you who’sÂ winter came to an end at a normal time and are looking for a temporary escape, we continue on bringing you some other noteworthy blogs to check out.
New England Ski Museum – Not so much online content is offered, but heaps of info and literature abound within the New England Ski Museum itself. If you are driving past Franconia, NH then stop on in. If you have two groups hiking at Cannon for the day, then the Ski Museum is the perfect meeting spot to re-connect. Kay and Linda are there to enlighten you on skiing’s past.
Outdoor Women’s Alliance (Ski, Bike, Climb, Paddle & Repeat) is based out of Salt Lake City and has a pretty wide open view on their primary goal. Get women outdoors!
BigLines – You can definitely get lost (in a good way) on this site for awhile. Based out of Canada and has a lot content on the snow scene in Canada. Its is a complete portal with blogs, forums and classifieds.
Off Piste MagazineÂ – Looking to spend more time on the hill but off the lift serviced portions? Off Piste Mag is there to help you find your way, educate youÂ and stimulate the adventure portion of your soul.
Ski Blog – Ski Blog -Â Need for some tips on how to ski powder, essentials for avalanche safety or just good ‘ole ski instruction, then head on over to Dave’sÂ award winning blog.
Just think, there is only about two months to go before the crazy Kiwi’s land in Denver and head up to Loveland Ski Area to begin the annual battle with Arapahoe Basin to see who can be the first Colorado Ski Resort to open.
What are the odds of two fantastic ski seasons happening back-to-back? If last season was considered epic, whoa baby, just think if North America gets hammered again. Therefore, in some upcoming posts, we are going to be spotlighting for you some much needed info on the latest and greatest that the Handmade & Independent ski companies have to offer for the upcoming season.