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THE SIRI OF THE SLOPES

Emma, The Epic Mountain Assistant is basically the Siri of the slopes. Emma offers guests an unprecedented breadth of information tailored to each resort. Emma’s got you covered on topics such as snow conditions and lift line wait times, parking and in-resort wayfinding, ski school, lift tickets and equipment rental options, on- and off-mountain dining and activities recommendations and more. Using artificial intelligence and natural language processing, Emma has the ability to answer a wide range of questions in real time through text messages.

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EPIC PASS 2018/2019 | 65 Resorts. One Pass.

Vail Resorts

Vail Resorts

I feel like every year I write a post encouraging people to lock in the best price for next seasons EPIC PASS and every year I find myself blown away with the new resorts added to the "Family." As much as people can complain about Vail Resorts quest for total domination, as a pass holder and someone who loves to explore other destinations, I fully encourage it. 

For a limited time you can still purchase an EPIC PASS for the 2018/2019 season for $899 and you then get access to 65 Resorts across the world. CLICK HERE to lock it down. 


NEW THIS YEAR

UNITED STATES

COLORADO: Telluride & Crested Butte *two of my favorite ski towns EVER.

NORTHEAST: Okemo & Mount Sunapee *Old stomping grounds back in VT & NH

WASHINGTON: Stevens Pass 


CANADA, Eh?

Fernie Alpine Resort, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Nakiska Ski Area, Stoneham, Mont-Sainte Anne, and Kimberley Alpine Resort


JAPOWW (Japan)

Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort, Habuka Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort, Jiigtake Snow Resort, Kashimayari Ski Resort, Tsugaike Kogen Snow resort. 


EUROPE

You also have access to 30 European Resorts across France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria including Tinges-Val D'Isere, Skirama Dolomiti, Paradiski, Les 3 Vallees, Arlberg, Adamelle Brenta, 4 Vallees


Like I said, pretty EPIC and totally worth $899! I hate to admit it, but writing this post got me excited to SKI!!!! CLICK HERE to join the fun. 

-Carling

 

 

 

Forecast is looking promising...

OPENSNOW: Two storms will bring powder to the west.

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It feels good to wake up to some promising news in the snow forecast. Our friend Joel Gratz is calling for two strong storms this week and states, "The western US is back aboard the storm train!" This weekend both Vail and Beaver Creek enjoyed "free refills" with over a foot of fresh champagne powder falling for most of Saturday. If you weren't able to get out there this past weekend (like me), don't worry, because we will see another storm in the Rockies later this week. 

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Joel predicts the second storm will move from the Pacific Northwest, down the spine of the Rockies and through Colorado and New Mexico. No need to get your Valentine flowers this year, fresh powder is on its way! 

Turkey with a side of POWDER

If I had to dream up the perfect weather scenario in Vail, Colorado I would have 75 degree blue bird sunny days from May 1st – October 31st and then winter would roll in with force and dump light, fluffy, champagne powder over our beautiful valley. We might be a few weeks late on my dream but our good friend Ullr is finally making his appearance just in time for the season opener!

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According to our pal Joel Gatz from opensnow.com, snow will begin falling on Thanksgiving night and will continue to pick up over the next 48 hours. It sounds like the most intense segment of the storm will be on Friday between 1PM and 8PM with snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour! Joel is predicting we will wake up to 6-12 inches of powder on Saturday morning. Just remember, it is still VERY early in the season so don’t roam too far to find those powder stashes, it is going to be boney out there.

For the most accurate and up-to-date mountain forecast and powder finder visit opensnow.com