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Celebrating Independent Ski Resorts in the USA

Teton Gravity Research Releases ‘In Pursuit of Soul’ featuring Indy Resorts. PlanetSKI has visited a few of them.

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Twelve Indy resorts are featured in the short film documentary now available to view for free on TGR TV.

In Pursuit of Soul explores the fiercely authentic culture alive in independent resort towns across the country, and in the people that call those mountains home – the true heart and soul of skiing and snowboarding.

‘Big corporate ski resorts are pricing out large portions of skiers and snowboarders, making these more affordable mountains even more vital,” said Doug Fish, Indy Pass founder.

“However, with the global pandemic, skyrocketing real estate prices, and worker shortages, life as an independent operator becomes a lot more difficult.

“These smaller resorts must remain diligent and scrappy.

“At Indy Pass, our mission is two-fold. To give skiers and riders an affordable option to expensive day tickets and to raise the awareness for the amazing experience people get at a small-to-midsize independent mountain.”

One of the resorts features in the film is Brundage Mountain in Idaho.

PlanetSKI passed through the resort in 2018 on one of our legendary North American road trips.

We were hitting the little-known ski resorts in Idaho – Bogus Basin, Tamarack, Schweitzer Mountain and others.

Brundage Mountain is an absolute treasure:

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

Brundage Mountain, Idaho. Image © PlanetSKI

And while we’re  looking at the USA we are pleased to report a huge October snowstorm in California:

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