Don't throw the boards into storage just yet. March, April, and even May (if you ski at Mt. Bachelor) are the best months to get great deals on lodging, lift tickets, and equipment, all while curating a gnarly goggle tan. Sun, brews, music, and costumes are what make spring skiing the next best alternative to an epic powder day. Here's where to close out yet another great season of shredding.
Today was prelim day at the Nike 6.0 Open stop of the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado. Kevin Rolland is first going into tomorrow's superpipe, and Russ Henshaw is leading in the slopestyle department. Check back tomorrow for shots from the finals.
Greetings from Breckenridge, Colorado, where the second-annual Winter Dew Tour—a slopestyle and superpipe competition for skiers and snowboarders—is currently in mid-swing. We were there today to check out the preliminaries for ski superpipe, Colby West’s mustache, and the lack of women skiers.
Who can afford to ski the real Haute Route during a recession? What we need is a domestic version, a tour connecting, say, nine ski areas in Colorado. It’s out there for any mountain yokel willing to hoist a heavy pack, bribe snowmobilers, and break trail where trails aren’t meant to be broken. It starts in luxury and ends with nearly rotten mayonnaise—conditions permitting.
Thursday, November 12, three chairs, four runs, and three jumps open at Breckenridge Resort in Colorado. Complimentary pancakes, free parking, and prizes commence the resort’s opening.