Skiing is the quintessential winter sport. Skiing provides individuals a thrill like no other. It allows skiers to enjoy the feeling of the cold wind on their skin while taking them to places they have never been before. There are two popular techniques when on the ski slopes – skiing and snowboarding. Skiing is the traditional way of enjoying the sport while snowboarding has been adopted by the younger generation. The upcoming ski season will lend itself to many people enjoying both techniques. The upcoming ski means that all of the ski resorts all over the country will be open for enjoyment and lift passes will be available to all. Depending on the weather conditions, the ski season will be open from mid-winter, when it is at its coldest and mid spring, when the snow is just starting to melt.
There are three stages of the upcoming ski season. The first stage is the off-peak time. Off-peak usually occurs during the very beginning and the very end of ski season when the open lifts are limited. At the very beginning of ski season, people are just starting to venture to ski resorts. At the end of ski season, many of the ski resorts would be closed or have limited operating hours. The second stage of ski season is the shoulder. The shoulder signifies when the mountains are snow-covered but the lift sales are not as high. When there are no lucrative lift sales, most ski resorts do not have a justification for opening up all lifts. The last stage of ski season is peak. Peak is when the ski resorts are at its highest capacity and the lift sales are very significant. Peak is usually during holidays and times when schools and public companies and spaces are closed.
There are many ski resorts that will be open this year for ski season. Two in particular are Squaw Valley Ski Resort and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Andy Wirth is the chief executive officer of both Squaw Valley Ski Resort and Alpine Meadows. Andy Wirth has a long history within the mountain resort industry. Wirth, born in Nuebrucke, Germany has 25 years of experience managing and leading many mountain resorts and hotels. Andy Wirth has won countless awards due to his experience in the industry.