The “summer” begins at many ski resorts on Wednesday, marking the beginning of what promises to be a record-breaking season. Ski areas have been in business in California for more than 150 years. They are composed of thousands of individual glaciers. Each skier or snowboarder will make snow that is as unique as themselves, and each skier or snowboarder will also make snow in the name of alpine skiing.
Sure, alpine skiing comes from nature, but so does snowboarding. Skiers and snowboarders are big on meeting rules. Guides are an important part of the ski industry, too. As you prepare to hit the slopes, here are a few things to keep in mind.