In January of 1946, I was skiing at Badger Pass and staying at the Yosemite Lodge 12 miles away, down in the Valley. The accommodations were quite nice. They were 16- foot-wall tents with community showers down the way. It was there I got the motivation to travel the world with my skis and then later with skis and camera.
In what has become a happily familiar refrain, aggregated lodging occupancy and revenue figures for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season continue their upward trajectory at 19 mountain resorts in six western states.
The new Sunbowl Express High-Speed quad chair opens this weekend (Dec. 20-21) at Mount Sunapee Resort. This 4,224-foot lift, manufactured by Poma of America, replaces the Sunbowl fixed-grip quad chair. The lift has a vertical rise of over 1,000 feet and services 17 trails. Now, both lifts to Mount Sunapee’s 2,743 foot summit are Poma high-speed quads.