Snowboarding Towns

Hotel Terra

In celebration of 50 years of great skiing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Hotel Terra has partnered with Wagner Skis to offer custom skis that will match each athlete’s weight and strength. The package includes three nights in a one-bedroom suite, a pair of skis upon arrival (must be ordered four weeks prior to check-in) and complimentary shipping to get the skis back home. Starting at $1,136 per night.

Hood River

For those looking for a great value, Meadows at Oregon’s Mount Hood is offering three-out-of-five-day lift passes for $99, a single-day pass for $49 and a junior single-day for $30. Oregonians voted the mountain as having the best cruising intermediate terrain in the state, and it offers more than 87 runs and 2,150 acres of terrain. Guests staying at Hood River and Gorge-area lodges can also take advantage of the deal.

Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley has partnered with Burton Snowboards to host “Burton Relax & Ride” for women snowboarders of all abilities. The program is designed for groups of two to six guests and includes the Burton beginner rental setup, a two-hour lesson and an afternoon mini-spa treatment. The program is $249 with lift ticket or $189 for season pass holders and is available every day of the season with the exception of peak dates.


Mimi Towle

Mimi Towle has been the editor of Marin Magazine for over a decade. She lived with her family in Sycamore Park and Strawberry and thoroughly enjoyed raising two daughters in the mayhem of Marin’s youth sports; soccer, swim, volleyball, ballet, hip hop, gymnastics and many many hours spent at Miwok Stables. Her community involvements include volunteering at her daughter’s schools, coaching soccer and volleyball (glorified snack mom), being on the board of both Richardson Bay Audubon Center. Currently residing on a floating home in Sausalito, she enjoys all water activity, including learning how to steer a 6-person canoe for the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club. Born and raised in Hawaii, her fondness for the islands has on occasion made its way into the pages of the magazine.