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  1. New resort management company, Alterra Mountain Co., set to rival Vail Resorts

    New resort management company, Alterra Mountain Co., set to rival Vail Resorts  January 11, 2018 by Donny O’Neill KSL Capital Partners along with Henry Crown and Company—the joint venture that has been busy curating ski destinations across North America under its umbrella since last summer—has announced its name: Alterra Mountain Company. Alterra stems from the fusion of the […]

  2. Hitting the Slopes With the Wearable Ski Coach

    Carv first look: Hitting the slopes with the wearable ski coach January 1, 2018 By Lee Bell  We go skiing with the instructor that lives inside your ski boots ‘Tis the season to get your ski boots on, and if you’re on the lookout for a wearable that tracks your performance while out on the slopes, […]

  3. Committed to Big Air(Bags)

    Published on December 20, 2017 by Henrik Lampert  // PHOTOS • PETER MORNING In the spring of 2017, Dover, Vermont native Devin Logan, 24, was skiing down the in-run of a jump at Mammoth Mountain’s Unbound Terrain Park, in California. Logan— the 2014 Olympic silver medalist in slopestyle, five-time Association of Freeskiing Professionals World Champion, three-time X Games medalist and […]

  4. VÖLKL IS THE ESSENCE OF BAVARIAN CRAFTMANSHIP

    VÖLKL IS THE ESSENCE OF BAVARIAN CRAFTMANSHIP WORDS: DONNY O’NEILL // PHOTOS: FLORIAN BREITENBERGER Fertile, precisely cut and maintained farmland wraps around the bustling town while the gentle mountains of the Bavarian Forest arch along the northeastern horizon. The tranquil waters of the Danube flow peacefully through the urban district on their journey southeast to the Black Sea. Beautifully […]

  5. In the Face of Climate Change, Park City Has Become a Leader

    In the Face of Climate Change, Park City Has Become a Leader. Is it Enough? Park City, Utah, has pledged to reduce their carbon footprint to zero by 2032, but how much can they really do? December 21, 2017 By Julie Brown     PHOTOS: Erik Seo Overnight, it snowed a foot. After weeks of warming, the storm was […]

  6. Growing Nordic Through Local Partnerships

    Nordic Retailers Build Loyalty with High School Ski Teams December 19, 2017 / Lou Dzierzak To grow the sport of nordic skiing and helping build their businesses, many retailers are looking towards local partnerships. The Benefits of Teamwork in Specialty Retail Depending on Mother Nature to deliver weather conditions that spur cross-country ski sales can be a […]

  7. Burton Announces Industry-Leading 2020 Sustainability Goals

    Burton Announces Industry-Leading 2020 Sustainability Goals December 15, 2017 / SIA  Burton announced new industry-leading goals focused on sustainability that the company is committed to achieving by the end of year 2020. The new goals build on Burton’s already comprehensive sustainability efforts and focus on three major categories – product, people and playground. “As snowboarders and people […]

  8. Colorado ski area could offer $1 lift tickets all winter

    Colorado ski area could offer $1 lift tickets all winter October 12, 2017 By Kade Krichko For those skiers and snowboarders that have used the, “Skiing is too expensive” excuse to stay away from the slopes, one Colorado ski hill is calling your bluff. Last week, Steamboat Springs city officials announced that they are “strongly considering” offering $1 lift […]

  9. Skier Fell 20-Feet Off Chairlift at Arapahoe Basin, CO on Opening Day

    Skier Fell 20-Feet Off Chairlift at Arapahoe Basin, CO on Opening Day Yesterday SnowBrains | October 14, 2017 | Arapahoe Basin, CO today at 10am. image: a bay webcam North America experienced its first chairlift fall of the season on the very first day of the season yesterday.  A very Friday the 13th moment… According to Arapahoe […]

  10. As baby boomers leave ski slopes, millennials fail to fill gap

    As baby boomers leave ski slopes, millennials fail to fill gap Low ski visits from young adults force resorts to change outreach methods Carolyn Webber / Park Record / October 10, 2017    Skiers riding the Payday lift at Park City Mountain Resort on opening day last ski season. As demographics change in the ski […]

  11. Arapahoe Basin First To Open In Rockies

    Arapahoe Basin First To Open In Rockies Wednesday, 11 October 2017 Andy Dennison The annual friendly competition to see which Colorado mountain starts up first is over for 2017-2018. Arapahoe Basin expects to open Friday (Oct. 13) to officially ring in the new ski and snowboard season in the Rocky Mountains. The mountain that sits astride […]

  12. SILVERTON CLAIMS FIRST LIFT-SERVED TURNS OF WINTER 17/18

    SILVERTON CLAIMS FIRST LIFT-SERVED TURNS OF WINTER 17/18 Sep 26, 2017  By: Sam Morse   SILVERTON, Colo. — Rocky Mountain first-chair bragging rights were claimed Sunday when the folks at Silverton Mountain fired up the old double seater to allow their team of pow-hungry patrollers a shot at the upper mountain’s freshly accumulated snow. In a press release […]

  13. Aspen Snowmass to celebrate 50th birthday with $6.50 single-day lift ticket

    Aspen Snowmass to celebrate 50th birthday with $6.50 single-day lift ticket September 21, 2017 By Ryan Brower Aspen Snowmass is set to celebrate their 50th birthday on Dec. 15. Part of that celebration includes offering a single-day lift ticket for that day at the price they were way back on opening day in 1967: $6.50! The best part is […]

  14. Park City-based National Ability Center Expansion

    Park City-based National Ability Center plans to expand facilities, starting with its Mountain Center, in 2018 Process brought on by growing clientele The planned expansions around the NACís Quinnís Junction basecamp, including a new recreation center and, eventually, a new lodge that will provide more long-term living quarters, an expanded archery range, campground, equestrian expansion […]

  15. Sunday River plans $4.7M upgrade, including new chairlift

    Sunday River plans $4.7M upgrade, including new chairlift   Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry is planning to spend $4.7 million on improvements at the eight-peak 135-trail ski resort this season. The resort’s spending includes a new chairlift and trail, snowmaking equipment upgrades and a 29-unit condominium complex that will be completed by the end […]

  16. East Coast Cat-Skiing Is Now A Reality At Sugarloaf In Maine!

    East Coast Cat-Skiing Is Now A Reality At Sugarloaf In Maine! Matt Brennan | September 14, 2017 While the East Coast may be known for many things…accessing untouched terrain on a snowcat is not one of them…until now! Sugarloaf has just announced that they will be operating Maine’s first and only cat-skiing operation on neighboring Burnt […]

  17. Park City, UT Cuts Entire National Ski Patrol Program

    Park City, UT Cuts Entire National Ski Patrol Program LadyBrains | August 30, 2017 | Park City Mountain Resort, UT has released their decision to no longer continue their program with the volunteer based National Ski Patrol (NSP). They sent an email explaining their decision to volunteers and paid patrollers this last week.  “As our resort has grown […]

  18. 13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season

    13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season By Eric Wagnon / @SkiingExaminer / July 24, 2017 New lifts and terrain are eagerly anticipated each season by skiers and snowboarders. However, instead of a bevy of new lifts serving new terrain, the theme for the upcoming 2017-18 season seems to be replacing antiquated lifts, often increasing capacity in […]

  19. Own Part Of One of The Best Mountains In B.C.

    Own Part Of One of The Best Mountains In B.C. Red Mountain enters phase two of its crowdfunding ownership campaign August 15, 2017 By Jack Foersterling Last August, in the midst of some of the ski industry’s largest mergers and acquisitions, British Columbia’s Red Mountain Resort launched an industry-first crowdfunding campaign titled, “Fight The Man. Own The […]

  20. North Americas Newest Ski Resort Will Offer Year Round Skiing and Largest Vertical by 2019

    North Americas Newest Ski Resort Will Offer Year Round Skiing and Largest Vertical by 2019 Steven Agar | August 13, 2017 | Having already approved the project in August 2016, the future of North Americas first year round resort took a step closer to reality when British Columbia government signed a master development agreement with the developers of […]

  21. Passing Through: Schweitzer

    Passing Through: Schweitzer Named after a cat-eating Swiss hermit, Schweitzer is the place to find snow ghosts in the trees October 08, 2015 By Mychaela Nickoloff Long ago, high in the mountains in Idaho’s panhandle, where the Cabinet Mountains meet the Selkirks, a Swiss hermit built a small cabin in a basin with a massive, glistening lake. […]

  22. Deer Valley Resort to be Acquired by Newly Formed Resort Company and Joined with Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings

    Deer Valley Resort to be Acquired by Newly Formed Resort Company and Joined with Intrawest, Mammoth Resorts, and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings By Deer Valley               Aug. 21st, 2017   New Company’s portfolio increases from 12 four-season mountain resorts to 13 with the addition of iconic Utah resort The newly formed entity […]

  23. Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

    Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change By Rose Marie Cleese / August 1, 2017 Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. Thus, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the turn of this century. Before that, ski areas relied on rudimentary […]

  24. United Airlines unveils Winter Flight Schedule to Colorado Ski Resorts

    United Airlines unveils Winter Flight Schedule to Colorado Ski Resorts; adds new Vail route Mark Harden News DirectorDenver Business Journal Aug 8, 2017, 1:50pm MDT   United Airlines today announced its winter flight schedule to five Colorado ski destinations from Denver and seven other airports nationwide, and said it will add nonstop service between San Francisco and […]

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