Powder Alliance unites pass holders across the west

July 22nd, 2013 by

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(Press Release)

Wrightwood, CA – July 18, 2013: Winter explorers unite! The greatest powder stashes in the West have joined forces to create the Powder AllianceTM, twelve signature resorts who offer FREE SKIING benefits to anytime pass holders from other participating Powder Alliance areas. These twelve mountains include Crested Butte, Snowbasin Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Stevens Pass, Timberline, Schweitzer, China Peak, Mountain High, Arizona Snowbowl, Mt Hood Skibowl, Angel Fire Resort, and Bridger Bowl.

For the price of your local season pass, Powder Alliance resort members of any age receive three (3) FREE days at all other participating areas plus special offers on lodging, rentals, buddy tickets, and more. This offer applies to top-tier, anytime passes only and not midweek, spring, or other restricted options. Tickets are valid Sunday – Friday, non-holiday, and must be used during the 2013/14 season only. Guests are encouraged to visit www.powderalliance.com or their official resort’s website for a complete list of holiday dates and resort benefits.

33 FREE days at some of the best resorts in the West makes the Powder Alliance an incredible value when compared to the Mountain Collective and other expensive group passes. Plus it makes for a great winter road trip. As a Powder Alliance member, you are free to ski about the Western United States and find the best snow conditions & limitless vertical feet at resorts throughout California, Colorado, Utah, Washington and more. Best of all…Powder Alliance benefits are FREE! There are no membership fees, no collective pass prices, no additional charges of any kind. Guests simply show an anytime 2013/14 season pass from any participating Powder Alliance area and receive free skiing benefits up and down the West coast. So, go explore 3,000 acres at Snowbasin Resort, UT, dive deep into 480 inches of fresh snow annually at Stevens Pass, or ski into May at Timberline in Oregon. These benefits are FREE to full, anytime season pass holders at participating Powder Alliance resorts.

Says Scott Clarkson , VP of Sales & Marketing for Crested Butte, “The Powder Alliance magnifies the value of participating areas and gives winter enthusiasts the variety, flexibility, and affordability to chase magnificent powder at some of the most well-known mountains in the country. The Powder Alliance is the best value of any group pass product.”

To begin planning your winter road trip, visit www.powderalliance.com for details on participating resorts, special offers, and answers to frequently asked questions. Guests can also see who has the snow by following the Powder Alliance at https://www.facebook.com/powderalliance and https://twitter.com/powderalliance

This is your season to explore. Get out there with help from the Powder Alliance. For questions or information please contact John McColly, CMO Mountain High & Stevens Pass, at 760-316-7803 or john@mthigh.com.

Angel Fire Resort, NM
Angel Fire Resort is located in New Mexico at the southern end of the Rockies amidst the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains. With 76 trails and 3 terrain parks, there is something for everyone; from long and gentle groomers to steep and challenging hike-only runs. A top-notch Ski School, night-skiing, a tubing area, a nearby Nordic Center, and convenient slopeside lodging make Angel Fire Resort one of the country’s most family-friendly winter destinations. www.angelfireresort.com

Arizona Snowbowl, AZ
Located on the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Arizona Snowbowl is just 7 miles outside of Flagstaff, Arizona, 2 hours from Phoenix, and 1 hour from the Grand Canyon. Originally founded in 1938, it is one of the oldest continually operated ski areas in the country. Arizona Snowbowl features 40 trails, 6 lifts, a terrain park, snowmaking on over 60% of its trails, on-mountain dining options and Ski Lift Lodge and Cabins. With a peak elevation of 11,500 feet, vertical drop of 2,300 feet, and average 260 inches of snowfall, Arizona Snowbowl is a true gem in the Southwest ski scene.

Bridger Bowl, MT
Ski the Cold Smoke at Bridger Bowl! Located only 20 minutes north of the great ski town of Bozeman, Montana, this northern Rockies gem announces the addition of 2 new triple chair lifts for the 2013-14 season! Skiers and riders will find a 2,600′ vertical playground covering 2,000 acres of incredible terrain. Daytime skier services provided with 3 large day lodges, and in the town of Bozeman, you’ll find a wide assortment of lodging, dining and exciting nightlife options. www.bridgerbowl.com

China Peak, CA
China Peak is located 65 miles east of Fresno, at Huntington Lake. The resort is an excellent mid size mountain, offering 1,700 vertical and 1,400 acres of terrain with a variety to suit all levels, with the longest run 2.5 miles. Average snowfall 325 inches, cozy Inn @ China Peak steps away from lifts. Website: skichinapeak.com

Crested Butte, CO
An historic coal mining turned ski town; Crested Butte is a place that lives and breathes outdoor adventure where the only limits are your own. An authentic destination, where crowds don’t exist, zany, festive community events are a priority, and genuine family adventures await. With wide open beginner and intermediate runs, great terrain parks and some of Colorado’s best in-bounds extreme terrain, the mountain has something for everyone. Be sure to check out the town of Crested Butte: Colorado’s Last Great Ski Town, it’ll leave you wondering why you don’t call this place home.

Mountain High, CA
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort located just an hour and a half from Los Angeles and Orange County. The area consists of three separate mountains (Mountain High East, West, and North), and offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding Winter Sports School, and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing & snowboarding is available 7 nights-a-week peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High has been the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 16 years and traditionally operates from mid November to mid April. Get more at www.mthigh.com

Mt Hood Skibowl, OR
Mt. Hood Skibowl offers “the most night skiing terrain in North America” according to Ski Magazine, with 65 day runs and 34 night. Less than an hour from Portland, Skibowl is known for some of the best terrain on Mt. Hood with a 4 minute ride to pure vertical and expertly groomed runs. Intermediate and expert skiers are drawn to Skibowl’s night-lit black diamond runs and fresh snow in the 300 acre Outback. Families and non-skiers can also enjoy winter fun at the Skibowl Snow Tube and Adventure Park featuring a conveyor lift to groomed tube hills, Frosty’s Playland, mini z snowmobiles, and more.

Schweitzer, ID
Schweitzer Mountain Resort is quickly rising in the ranks of the nation’s top destination resorts with 2900 acres of amazing terrain and renowned tree skiing. Located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of the northern Idaho panhandle and the northwest Rocky Mountains, Schweitzer overlooks the town of Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille. Schweitzer is well known for its two massive bowls, uncrowded slopes, breathtaking views and amazing gladed terrain. For more information on Schweitzer Mountain Resort visit www.schweitzer.com

Snowbasin, UT
Snowbasin Resort is located less than 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. With nearly 3,000 skiable acres, 3,000 vertical feet and 11 lifts you are bound to find something for you and your entire family to enjoy. Our diverse terrain accommodates all levels from first time beginners to off piste experts. If you get tired of skiing or snowboarding around our 104 trails and four terrain parks, take a break in one of our luxurious lodges and grab a bite to eat, then you can switch to a new activity on our mountain like cross-country skiing on our 26 kilometers of Nordic trails or cruising down our tubing hill. Isn’t it time you discovered Snowbasin Resort? www.snowbasin.com

Stevens Pass, WA
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort is located just 78 miles east of Seattle on the crest of the Cascade Mountain Range. Stevens averages 450 inches of snow annually, covering 1,125 acres of skiable terrain – including 37 major runs and numerous bowls, glades and faces. The ski resort has a variety of terrain for every age and skill level. Normal winter operations run from early December to mid-April. Get more at www.stevenspass.com

Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA
Sierra-at-Tahoe is located just 10 miles West of South Lake Tahoe and boasts 480 inches of annual snowfall, 2,000 skiable acres including 320 acres of heart-pounding backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates. With a continued commitment to terrain parks, it is easy to see why TransWorld Snowboarding readers continue to name Sierra Top 10 Parks in the nation. More info at www.SierraAtTahoe.com.

Timberline, OR
Timberline Lodge is located just 60 miles east of Portland, Oregon. Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands on the south slope of Mt. Hood at an elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level. This beautiful 55,000 square-foot National Historic Landmark is still being used for its original intent – a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy. Timberline boasts the Northwest’s largest vertical terrain with 3,690 vertical feet (from the top of Palmer to the bottom of Still Creek Basin). The ski area has a variety of terrain for every age and skill level. Normal winter operations run from November to the end of May. Get more at www.timberlinelodge.com

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