Friday, February 12, 2016

TOP 5 USA Skiing Resorts

The wambrella team is an increasingly popular service whose goal is to provide adequate comfort level reports for resort owners, tourists and event organizers. Now the service has entered the USA territory and is gradually embracing the extensive US network of ski resorts and other tourist destinations.

Vail Ski Resort

Located in one of Colorado’s most picturesque terrains, a two-and-a-half-hour ride from Denver International Airport and about forty minutes from Eagle airport, Vail Ski Resort, with its famous seven back bowls, is an attraction for both novice and expert skiers/snowboarders. 

Particularly this year, as long as we expect buddy El Niño to dump a load of snow onto it comparable to what it witnessed back in winter 1997-1998. Vail Ski Resort offers venues for skiers/snowboarders of all levels, since it is divided into three areas, and there are schools that offer decent training for the resort’s residents. El Niño is there to provide enough snow for that!

Telluride Ski Resort

This is an internationally recognized premier ski/snowboard resort with a terrific landscape and about 2,000 acres of ski/snowboard runs. It is equally attractive for beginner, intermediate and expert skiers/snowboarders, and it offers boundless opportunities for skill improvement regardless of your level. 

According to our wambrella observations, residents enjoy 300 days of sunlight and about 300 inches of snow each year. Over the past years, Telluride Ski Resort has benefited from a couple of El Niño winters, which have obliterated southwest Colorado and endowed it with higher than average snow, much to the satisfaction of numerous skiers and snowboarders.

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole is one of the Rockies’ most brilliant resort areas, which can well be termed a Mecca for free-riding snowboarders and skiers. Although it is notoriously attractive for expert riders, it has gained a bit of infrastructure for beginners as well.  About 50% of its terrain is graded as expert, 40% - intermediate, and 10% - beginner, and it is considered to be the most challenging one in North America. 

Wambrella has included Jackson Hole in its weather comfort prediction program, so everyone who would like to test his/her strength on its steep and bumpy runs and take a breathtaking ride on the aerial tram can use the service and estimate comfort level. The resort include avalanche-prone zone, so it is absolutely imperative that you take snowfall warnings very seriously!

Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resor is one of the many USA ski resorts that have fallen into wambrella’s orbit. Located in one of the most picturesque corners of Alaska, in a valley, it boasts a varied terrain, 37% of which is best suited for expert skiers/snowboarders, 52% - for intermediaries and 11% - for beginners. The town does not boast big infrastructure, and all you can find there are but a few restaurants. Accommodation is represented by the one and the only Hotel Alyeska. 

The resort boasts the driest and most abundant snow I the country, as it gets 650 inches of snow at its most elevated point. Wambrella keeps track of snowfall warnings all the time, so it is advisable for potential visitors to refer to our comfort level reports before going there.

Mount Bohemia

Located in the northernmost part of the Keeweenaw Paeninsula, Michigan, Mount Bohemia resort is great for extreme skiing/snowboarding. Mount Bohemia offers one of the steepest and highest runs in the US, and it is overgrown with trees; 98% of the terrain is for experts, 2% - for intermediary, and there is no room for beginners at all. 
The resort does not use any snow-generating equipment, as it gets an average of more than 270 inches of snow each year. The lake effect snow is never groomed, because there is no need to thanks to regular snowfalls. Since recently, wambrella collects weather data provided by meteorology services and, based on it, drafts weather comfort level accounts for skiers and snowboarders.

If you are about to visit one of the United States’ popular resorts and would like to know what to expect in terms of comfort level, you are welcome to refer to the information, which we provide non-stop. Our goal is to integrate into the ever-evolving world’s tourist industry and provide reliable service for people in the USA and elsewhere!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TOP 5 Canadian Skiing Resorts

In keeping with its little world-take-over strategy aimed at assimilating resorts into its information realm, our wambrella team has crossed the Canadian border. So, if you are tired of dally-dallying over the choice of where to spend your winter holiday and have a rigorous skiing or snowboarding experience, we are here to help you! 

Whistler Mountain Resort

Whistler Mountain Resort is a sheer paradise for skiers and snowboarders, as well as for other guys seeking a peaceful time off. Located in the Coast Mountains, in the province of British Columbia, Canada, and right at the bottom of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, it reveals countless venues for all sorts of winter activities. 
Skiers and snowboarders – both beginners and experienced ones – can attend Whistler Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard School, enjoy a lesson from the industry’s top instructors. 

We keep the finger on the pulse as to possible weather anomalies, just like the Jan 11/2013 snowfall, so you won’t get into an avalanche while burning up Blackcomb’s beautiful slopes!

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is one of Canada’s (and North America’s) top mountain resorts for skiers, particularly cat-skiers and heli-skiers. The terms refer to ‘cats’ – motorized steep groomers with cabins, and helicopters, which take skiers back uphill to the starting points, because runs are very long. For this reason, Revelstoke Mountain Resort is good for intermediate and advanced skiers rather than beginners. However, there is a lift-serviced terrain, which is divided into several zones, one intended for beginner skiers and snowboarders. Although winters in British Columbia are wet, it is cooler high up in the mountains, and there is always plenty of dry and powdery snow. 

Wambrella will warn you about any possibility of thaw by way of comfort level references.

Whitewater Mountain Resort

Located in Southern British Columbia, Canada, Whitewater Ski Resort has a reputation of one of the most laid-back and old-style ski resorts in North America. It is situated in a high alpine bowl near Ymir Mountain of the Selkrik Mountains, and it boasts a beautiful and convenient terrain. The abundance of dry snow guarantees satisfaction for skiers and snowboarders. Until recently, it was more beginner-oriented, and now it is an attraction for professionals as well. 

According our weather comfort level observations, winter in the upland is moderately cool with an average of 15 days of temperature below -10°C. Although White Water Ski Resort does not compete (yet!) with larger resorts in terms of infrastructure, it has won several awards for snow quality and the terrain.

Fernie Alpine Resort

Located in the southeast of British Columbia, Canada, Fernie Alpine resort attracts ski- and snowboard fans from around the continent and overseas. Beautiful sceneries, well-developed infrastructure (10 lifts and 142 runs) and more-than-average annual snowfall create a skiing/snowboarding wonderland. Thanks to its varied terrain, Fernie Alpine Resort is a Mecca for both beginner and expert skiers/snowboarders. The resort hires a team of experienced instructors. 
It was above zero throughout the first half of December in the area, and there were no snowfalls. It snowed for the first time at the beginning of Jan, and it snowed heavily on Jan 16. Also, it was quite frosty ( approx. -15°C) from mid-Dec until mid-Jan.

Sunshine Village Ski Resort

Sunshine Village Ski Resort sits in the middle of Banff National Park, high along the Continental Divide, near the town of Banff. 
The skiable area expands over 3,300 acres and includes dozens of runs, steeps, chutes and bowls, where skiers and snowboarders of all levels, also relying on our comfort level analysis, can test, verify and improve their skills. 

More precisely, about 55% of its slopes are great for intermediate skiers/snowboarders, and the remaining part is shared by beginners and experts. 

The resort boasts the longest skiing season in Canada, stretching from November until May. Throughout the first ten days of December the temperature was above zero, and it dropped drastically before the last third and remained low (-12… -20°C) until the end of the month. 
Around Jan 10, there was a 3-day period of fluctuations with temperature soaring from -20°C to -2°C and back down to -9°C. It rose above zero on Jan 26, and it remains warm so far.     

Now that you have all this information at hand, come and check comfort level for your favorite activities with our wambrella service!

What is wambrella?

We are pleased to introduce a completely new service, which allows you to track different outdoor activities comfort level basing on numerous weather conditions... In one simple digit!

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Wambrella is weather experience management platform, which defines personal comfort level for outdoor activities, basing on weather conditions. Completely free, by the way!

Just select you favorite activity, country or specific resort and track activitie's comfort level as easy as possible

Submit your skipass or wambrella cover ID to your private cabinet and everything will be setteled. Even bad weather

We also have a really powerfull backend system for a full user statistics, automatic gift generation  (in case of low comfort) and resort processing smooth integration