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SKIER NEWS - Winter Photos from the 2019-20 Early Ending Ski Season

Consider a ski town visit for summer 2020, most certainly for winter 2020-21. Have faith that things will get better, beginning this day,

The 2019-20 winter season will be known as the "Covid-19 Snowball Effect" winter as the situation grew rapidly and quickly ended our ski season.
Conditions were consistently "iffy" in the East, while great in the West on most days, although warm in Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes.
The East and Northeast began with cold temps and snowfall, and then a warm trend continued, ughhh!!!
The Rocky Mountain West had a great start and it just kept snowing all winter long in Alta, Jackson Hole and Colorado.
California and Tahoe resorts had warm conditions from late Feb to closing in mid March during a two-foot snow storm.

The Pacific Northwest started slower than past years but late December snowfall was great and it continued all season.
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Mt Bachelor-Healy Mt Bachelor to Sunrise Mt Bachelor-Cloudchaser Mt Bachelor
MT BACHELOR, BEND, OR (03-14-20) -
A statue of the founder,visionary and first president of Mt. Bachelor, Frank Healy, is located at the front door of the mid-mountain Pine Marten Lodge. He points to the top of the Mt. Bachelor volcano where skiers can ski around the mountain.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
MT BACHELOR, BEND, OR (03-14-20) -
The Cloudchaser area opened in 2016 with the resort's 8th high-speed quad. It is home to several great blue cruisers and black diamond trails. Accessed from the Sunrise area and with trails through beautiful evergreens, it is perfect for families.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

MT BACHELOR, BEND, OR (03-14-20) -
The Sunrise high-speed quad provides access from the Sunrise base and beginner area to long, wide and friendly trails. It also leads to the Summit quad, top shown at upper right, for total mountain access of all upper and lower trails.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

MT BACHELOR, BEND, OR (03-14-20) -
The view from the connecting trail at the top of the Cloudchaser Quad provides views from the top of the Sunrise Quad on left. Also visible is the loading area of the Summit quad and the trails back to the Village and Skyliner Quad.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)


Alpine's New Lift Top of Alpine Squaw Lake View Gold Coast View
ALPINE MEADOWS, CA (03-10-20) -
The newest of Alpine Meadow's lift is the Treeline Cirque high speed quad. This new lift begins at the base and ends atop the Sherwood area, providing easy access to the long, wide-open trails. It also has a mid-station for front side access.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
ALPINE MEADOWS, CA (03-10-20) -
The view of Lake Tahoe from the top of Alpine Bowl provides a panorama of the lake and distant snow-capped peaks. Also seen are trails below Alpine's Lakeview Chair (left) and Black Diamond area (white and wide open).
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (03-11-20) -
The view of Lake Tahoe from the Big Blue Express quad area is just north of the Alpine Bowl picture on the left. The lake is approximately 72 miles around and provides a dramatic, scenic view from wherever you see it.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (03-11-20) -
Squaw's Funitel ends at the Gold Coast building, which also houses a mid-mountain restaurant, ski-up Starbucks and other services. It is a meeting place to relax and enjoy the views of the awesome terrain that Squaw has to offer.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

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Northtar East Ridge Northstar Tost Lake View one Lake View Two
NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA, CA (03-09-20) -
At Northstar California the view of the Northern end of Lake Tahoe is easily one of the most photographed scenes at the resort and is found off the Comstock Express quad along the East Ridge trail.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA, CA (03-09-20) -
The party is on the mountain when "Tost" is open, and guests can celebrate with a glass of bubbly at 2pm daily, weather permitting. You can also find Tost along the popular East Ridge trail which provides access to all trail types..
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

HEAVENLY LAKE TAHOE, CA/NV (03-04-20) -
Blue sky, blue lake and snow-capped peaks, part of the great views found almost anywhere on the Californis side of Heavenly Lake Tahoe. Heavenly spans two states, the lake view California side and desert like Nevada side..
(Photo credit - Bernie Weichsel)

HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN, CA/NV (03-04-20) -
Skiers slide down another of the many scenic lake view trails that are easily found on the California side. Other awe inspiring views are on the Nevada side which contrast the lake views with a desert landscape and irrigated farmland.
(Photo credit - Bernie Weichsel)


Sierra Base Grandview Quad Sierra Scenic View Preacher Pickers Band
SIERRA-at-TAHOE, CA (03-06-20) -
The base at Sierra-at-Tahoe is bustling with a large base lodge, which includes a great pub and restaurant, rental area and large plaza that also includes a Yurt. Nearby you will find a beginners high-speed quad, the Easy Rider Express .
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
SIERRA-at-TAHOE, CA (03-06-20) -
The Grandview Express quad, the main base area lift, rises 1,580 as it travels over the Lower Dynomite, black diamond trail. The lift provides many green and blue choices as well as views of the lake from atop the Smokehouse BBQ.
(SKIER NEWS photo -Lorie Leonardi)

SIERRA-at-TAHOE, CA (03-06-20) - -
An observatory view from the top of Siarra's Smokehouse BBQ has driectional signs explaining the views and local history. Huckleberry Canyon is below and the mountain in the middle of the photo is Mt. Tallec
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

SIERRA-at-TAHOE, CA (03-06-20) - -
Music is provided on many afternoons in the pub at the main base lodge. Here the popular local group "Preacher Pickers" entertain the crowd after a day on the mountain. It is led by the resort's G.M. John Rice, on guitar on the left.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

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Sierra Base McCoy Station Wooly Mammoth Which Way to Dave's Run
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (03-04-20) -
The base of Mammoth Mountain's Canyons Lodge has a modern firepit wuth a replica gondola. This full service base area is popular and is easily accesed from the Village Gondola.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (03-04-20) -
McCoy Station is the midway point for the Mammoth main base area gondola. It provides a cafetieria and easy access to the great groomed trails, or load here for the upper mountain steeps.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (03-04-20) -
The Wooly Mammoth, the area's mascot, is pictured here wandering the snowy mountainside. If you are lucky, you can find this life-size replica inside McCoy Station and do some wine tastings as well!
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN, CA (03-04-20) -
The new trail direction pole, now 20 feet tall, much of it buried in snow, stands just off the top of the gondola at the peak of Mammoth Mountain. Non-skiers/riders can take the gondola and enjoy food, views and interesting displays.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)


McConkeys MIners Camp Powder Monkey Yurt on Home Run
PARK CITY, UT (02-29-20) -
At the top of Park City Mountain, choices are the famed McConkeys Bowl, a powder haven or the long, groomed cruiser Georgianna, which leads to more blue or black diamond trails.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)
PARK CITY, UT (02-29-20) -
Miners Camp on-mountan restaurant stands adjacent to the Quicksilver Gondola which takes guests to The Canyons side of this massive resort. Also nearby is the Silverlode Express, 6-pack lift, for Park CIty side trails.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

PARK CITY, UT (02-29-20) -
The Powder Monkey mascotstands tall with skis and poles to greet skiers and riders at the beginning of the Powder Monkey blue intermediate gladed trail. It is found off the Georgianna trail from the McConkey 6-pack Express.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

PARK CITY, UT (02-29-20) -
Home Run, the groomed green trail that leads back to the Park City base area provides a break for skiers with the Viking Yurt. Here you can warm up and enjoy food or a beverage before returning at the end of the day.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

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Alta Directions Alta Snowbird Alta Extrovert Supreme View
ALTA, UT (02-27-20) -
Alta's skiers can access Snowbird and this sign at the top of the Sugarloaf Express points the way. Staying in Alta, you have several choices to blue and black trails and a large trail map to help your choices.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
ALTA, UT (02-27-20) -
From the top of the Sugarloaf Express, the road leads to to the Snowbird gates to the Mineral Basin area or more of Alta's steep or perfectly groomed trails.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

ALTA, UT (02-27-20) -
Skiers leave behind wisps of powder on Alta's wide black diamond Extrovert trail. For most of the season, since the first snow fell, Alta has been the leader in total snowfall and deep base depths.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

ALTA, UT (02-27-20) -
The top of Alta's Supreme Express quad provides access to great black diamond terrain off of the Supreme Bowl as well as several blue groomers for an easier return to the lift or Alf's on-mountain resutaurant.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)


Red Gondola Blue Trails and Wareen Ruthie's & International
ASPEN, CO (02-25-20) -
The summit of Aspen Mountain provides access to black diamond trails and more quads for laps on great blue groomers. The gondola is a 15-minute ride from Aspen's base, and riders can overlook the many trail choices they have along the way.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)
ASPEN, CO (02-25-20) -
Groomed blue trail choices Dipsy Doodle and Silver Bell plus a salute to Warren Miller's "Anyone for Skiing" are posted as the trails begin just below the gondola summit or off the Ajax express quad.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
ASPEN, CO (02-25-20) -
World Cup Race famous Ruthie's Run and International trails are shown with this directional sign with terrain status and trail map. Ruthie's is a long, blue trail, with an easy return via Ruthie's 3-pack Express lift.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

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New Eagle Base El Diablo Village Express San Juans

SNOWMASS, CO (02-24-20) -
The expansive Big Burn area of Snowmass resort is accessed by two high-speed quads, Sheer Bliss and the Big Burn lifts. The many blue cruising trails are attractive to all skiers and riders who enjoy wide runs and great views.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

SNOWMASS, CO (02-24-20) -
The Elk Camp Gondola provides a dual purpose to the left side of Snowmass resort. The mid-station serves a great beginner area with gentle trails. The upper terminal has access to the Elk camp high-speed quad and modern restaurant.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

PURGATORY RESORT, CO (02-21-20)
Wide cruising trails are abundant at Purgatory Resort. These are found under Lift One, the Village Express six pack. Look for the Paradise Trail or Exodus for great cruising and many more across the resort.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)
PURGATORY RESORT, CO (02-21-20) -
Crusing Purgatory's El Diablo Trail leads you to Lift 2 - The Engineer Lift - and a groomed path to the base. It also provides scenic views of the San Juan Mountains. Spud Mountain is seen on the left.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)


Peak 9 & blue skies Peak 7 Pioneer Highest Lift Beaver Run SuperChair
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (02-18-20) -
Breckenridge spans five peaks; Peaks 6-7-8-9 &10. Peak 9 boasts wide trails and the Beaver Run high-speed quad. On this sunny day the snow-filed peaks of the Ten Mile Range are in the distance.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)
BRECKENRIDGE, CO (02-18-20) -
Breck's Peak 8 on-mountain, full-service "Vista Haus" restaurant has spectucalar views and every seat is basically a window seat to enjoy the views of the town and the Rocky Mountains.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Lorie Leonardi)

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (02-19-20) -
Peak 8's Colorado SuperChair rises above the Vista Haus and provides access to great Peak 8 trails as well as a path to the lift to Horseshoe Bowl, partially seen in the background above.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

BRECKENRIDGE, CO (02-19-20) -
If you like steep, deep and nasty fun runs, Breck's Peak 9 shoulder trails are the place to be. With scary names like Inferno, Devil's Crotch and Mine Shaft, laps on the E Chair are the place to be.
(SKIER NEWS photo - Dave Leonardi)

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