The Powder Alliance ( is proud to announce the 2014/15 Wild West Powder Quest, a visit-based sweepstakes designed to get skiers and snowboarders exploring their world and discovering the best powder stashes on the West Coast.  Any participant who visits a Powder Alliance resort prior to April 30th, 2015, and tracks it with their Ski Nation app will receive an entry into the Wild West Powder Quest Sweepstakes.  Thirteen lucky winners will receive a 2 day, 2 night lift & lodging package for two (2) to the Powder Alliance resort of their choice valid during 2015/16 winter season, non-holiday.  The more resorts a participant visits, the better their chances of winning.     


1)      Register at

2)      Download the Ski Nation app for iPhone or Android create a profile matching their Wild West Powder Quest registration.  IE Same name, email, etc.

3)      Visit as many Powder Alliance Resorts as possible during the 2014/15 season.  These include Angel Fire, NM, Arizona Snowbowl, AZ, Bridger Bowl, MT, China Peak, CA, Crested Butte, CO, Mountain High, CA, Mt Hood Ski Bowl, OR, Schweitzer, ID, Sierra At Tahoe, CA, Silver Star, BC Canada, Snowbasin, UT, Stevens Pass, WA, and Timberline, OR.

For every resort visited, the Ski Nation App will award a digital badge.  Each badge counts as an entry into the 14/15 Wild West Powder Quest Sweepstakes.  The more Powder Alliance resorts the skier visits, the better their odds of winning.  Limit 13 entries per person. 

The Wild West Powder Quest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, ages 18 and over, and Canada, ages 19 and over.  Click here for official rules and regulations.  

Thirteen (13) prize winners will be chosen in all.  Winners receive a 2 day, 2 night Lift & Lodging package to the Powder Alliance resort of their choice valid during the 2015/16 winter season, non-holiday.  One Lift & Lodging Package is available from each resort.  First come, first served.  Limit one prize per participant.  Winners will be chosen by random drawing and announced on May 15th, 2015.     

Says John McColly, CMO of Mountain High & Stevens Pass, “The Wild West Powder Quest is the perfect way to explore all 13 Powder Alliance resorts and share your journey with family and friends.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll be the winner of one of 13 FREE lift and lodging packages next season.”

Explore 3,000 acres at Snowbasin Resort in Utah.  Dive deep into 400 inches of fresh snow annually at Stevens Pass, WA, or enjoy ski in ski out accommodations at our newest member, Silver Star, Canada.  Thirteen premier North American resorts make it easy to create your own Powder Quest with memories that will last a lifetime.  So grab your gear and start hitting the slopes.  How fast can you visit all 13 Powder Alliance areas in the Wild West Powder Quest?  Don’t forget to tag your journey with #powderquest15.

To learn more about the Powder Alliance and the Wild West Powder Quest visit or contact John McColly at 760-316-7803 or


Angel Fire Resort, NM // Krysty Ronchetti, Public Relations, 505-821-9279,
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.

Arizona Snowbowl, AZ // Ryan Hartl, Resort Services Manager, 928-214-4027,
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 // Doug Wales, Director of Marketing and Sales, 406-556-5675,
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 a new upper mountain chalet, named "Alpine Cabin".  This warming and food service cabin will provide facility support to our 2 new triple chair lifts installed last season.  Bridger Bowl now offers expansive blue runs in addition to our well-known expert terrain.  Skiers and riders will find a 2,600' vertical playground covering 2,000 acres of diverse terrain.  Daytime skier services provided with 4 day lodges, and in the university town of Bozeman, MT, you'll find a wide assortment of lodging, dining and exciting nightlife options.  Find the best value ALL SEASON lift and lodging packages in North America at

China Peak, CA // Michelle Vikupitz,  Marketing Director, 559-233-2500,
China Peak is located 65 miles east of Fresno, at Huntington Lake. The resort is an excellent midsize mountain offering 1,700 vertical and 1,400 acres of terrain with a variety to suit all levels.  Average snowfall is 325 inches and the longest run is 2.5 miles.  Lodging is just steps away at the Cozy Inn @ China Peak.

Crested Butte, CO // Scott Clarkson, VP Sales & Marketing, 970-349-2342,
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 // John McColly, CMO, 760-316-7803,
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 17 years and traditionally operates from mid-November to mid-April. Get more at

Mt Hood Skibowl, OR // Karen Norton, Marketing/Corporate Sales,503-658-4385,
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 // Sean Mirus, Marketing Director, 208-263-9555 x2821,
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

Silver Star, Canada // Anne Haight, Director of Sales & Marketing, 250-558-6098,
Silver Star Mountain Resort is nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region, less than a one-hour drive from Kelowna International Airport (YLW). A year round mountain destination, the resort offers 3,269 acres of varied skiable terrain, with an annual snowfall of more than 700 cm of dry B.C. interior powder. Award-winning Silver Star is recognized as being one of Canada’s best family resorts. An intimate, colorful, mid-mountain village provides true slope side lodging. In summer, the Silver Star Bike Park is widely regarded as one of the premier downhill mountain bike facilities in North America. Get more at

Snowbasin, UT // Jason Dyer, Marketing & PR Manager, 801-620-1013,
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?

Stevens Pass, WA // Chris Danforth, VP Marketing & Sales, 206-812-7855,
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

Sierra-at-Tahoe, CA // Mindi Befu, Director Of Marketing, 530-659-7453,
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

Timberline, OR // Brian Reed, Marketing Director, 503-272-3345,
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

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