Monthly Archives: July 2013

Notice – Powder Alliance Pass

Twelve ski resorts throughout the West – many with prodigious pow stashes – have united to offer skiers and riders the opportunity to broaden their powdery horizons with a brand new “Powder Alliance” pass.

There just announced deal gives local season passholders three free days of skiing or riding at Crested Butte, Colo.; Sierra-at-Tahoe, China Peak, and Mountain High, Calif.; Arizona Snowbowl, Ariz. ; Mt. Hood Skibowl and Timberline, Ore.; Schweitzer, Idaho; Stevens Pass, Wash.; Angel Fire, N.M.; Bridger Bowl, Mont.; and Snowbasin, Utah. That’s a total of 36 free days.

“It really means great added value for skiers and riders and gives them the incentive to explore the West,” Schweitzer Mountain Resort’s Sean Briggs told “It helps people get out of their comfort zone and visit resorts they might not otherwise consider.”

Briggs said a real advantage to Schweitzer, located in Idaho ’s Selkirk Mountains , is the pass plan could help increase its growing visitor base from the California Bay Area.

If you’re counting, here are the stats: 12 resorts; 123 lifts; 26,782 vertical; 17,804 skiable acres; 3,919 inches average annual snowfall.

Use of the pass is limited to persons holding full, anytime season passes at the participating resorts. It entitles them to three free days at all of the other resorts, plus special offers on lodging, rentals, buddy tickets, and more.

Free tickets are valid Sundays through Fridays (not Saturdays or during holidays) during the 2013-14 season. Each resort’s deals, blackout dates, and special offers are listed on the individual resort websites. There are no membership fees, collective pass prices, or any other additional fees. All you need to do is show your valid season pass from a participating resort at the ticket window.

“The Powder Alliance magnifies the value of participating areas and gives winter enthusiasts the variety, flexibility, and affordability to chase magnificent powder and some of the best-known mountains in the country,” said Crested Butte’s Scott Clarkson in the program’s formal announcement. “The Powder Alliance is the best value of any group pass product.”

The Powder Alliance pass offers a new coalition added to previously-developed passes from Vail Resorts ( Epic Pass ) and The Mountain Collective. Briggs credited John McColly of Mountain High and Stevens Pass with spearheading the project. More resorts may be added.

What It Means: The Powder Alliance is a welcome addition to these relatively new collections of resorts offering pass deals. Encouraging skiers and riders to try new resorts and experiences most certainly builds enthusiasm for exploration of new horizons, while growing the base for the participating resorts. As the announcement of the Powder Alliance says: “It makes a great winter road trip.”

August General Meeting – FRIDAY August 2 at the Santa Paula Auto Show

August General Meeting – FRIDAY August 2 at the Santa Paula Auto Show. The show starts about about 530 pm, at Ebell Park, corner of Main and 7th, Santa Paula. We will be doing our monthly BBQ of burgers and chicken and also walking through the Car Show. Bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share, and also BYOB. And if you have a classic car, bring in too!

Free Concert In The Park – July 27th

Fellow LPSCer’s – Let’s make the 3rd time the charm by actually showing up for a “Free concert in the Park event” ( the last 2 showings were rather poorly attended). We’ll meet with a picnic dinner/libations in hand at 6-6:30pm at Camarillo’s Constitution Park (Carmen drive and Paseo Camarillo) on Saturday night July 27th. The concert starts at 7:30pm. The band will include former members of Journey, Boston,Santana, Steppenwolf, and Lynard Skynard. I will stake out a place somewhere on the Park grounds with our LPSC banner. Bring your beach chairs, a light blanket and sweater (as it does cool off after the sun goes down), and picnic dinner, and a smile on your face and get ready to have an old time Rockin and Rollin Good Ole Good Time. This one should really be fun!! See ya there!