The call of the wild ski trails

North­ern re­sorts have been busy up­grad­ing fa­cil­i­ties to lure Aus­tralian tourists, writes An­gela Sau­rine

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Escape - - SNOW NORTH AMERICA -

AS THE weather cools down in the north­ern hemi­sphere, the com­pe­ti­tion be­tween ski re­sorts is heat­ing up.

We look at the best en­hance­ments and ad­di­tions at the re­sorts most pop­u­lar with Aus­tralian trav­ellers. snow­mak­ing and up­grade 6ha of ex­ist­ing snow­mak­ing.

Vail Re­sorts’ pop­u­lar Epic Pass, which pro­vides un­lim­ited ski­ing at all Vail re­sorts for $US699 ($A670) now also in­cludes three days’ ski­ing or rid­ing at Ver­bier in Switzer­land.

See and a new name. The Lit­tle Nell also plans to bring back its pop­u­lar pop-up cham­pagne bar, The Oa­sis, from late Fe­bru­ary through to April. The se­cret lo­ca­tion of this mov­able bar can be found by fol­low­ing The Lit­tle Nell on Twit­ter or Face­book.

Fam­ily-friendly Snow­mass has added 93ha of ter­rain on Burnt Moun­tain, for a to­tal ski­able area of 1360ha, the sec­ond-largest ski area in Colorado.

See as­pen­snow­ re­mod­elled and a heated out­door pa­tio added at Em­pire Canyon Lodge.

See deer­val­ prop­er­ties and three all-new ter­rain parks. See parkc­i­ty­moun­ or canyon­sre­

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