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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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. […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. Coming to a Mountain Resort Near You: Chairlifts with Digital Screens

    Coming to a Mountain Resort Near You: Chairlifts with Digital Screens July 21, 2017 By Ryan Brower This winter you very well could be staring at a screen while on a chairlift — and no, not the screen of your phone. A Denver-based company has raised $150,000 and has agreements with two resorts in the United States to install […]

  19. Aspen Heads $1.5 Billion Venture and Combines Squaw Valley Holdings, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts

    Aspen Heads $1.5 Billion Venture and Combines Squaw Valley Holdings, Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts Steven Agar | August 1, 2017 | The new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company, the Crown family own Aspen Skiing CO. (SkiCo), announced yesterday that the $1.5bn purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings and of Mammoth Resorts is now […]

  20. Sale of Steamboat Ski Area Final

    Sale of Steamboat Ski Area Final New Owners Will Launch New Brand, Name for 12-Resort Company A new joint venture of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company announced Monday that the purchase of Intrawest Resort Holdings, the parent company of the Steamboat Ski Area, and of Mammoth Resorts is complete. The sale combines Squaw […]

  21. Large Snowstorm Deposits 26-Foot-Deep Snowdrifts in New Zealand Over Weekend

    Large Snowstorm Deposits 26-Foot-Deep Snowdrifts in New Zealand Over Weekend SnowBrains | July 24, 2017 |   New Zealand ski resorts just got huge amounts of snow including snowdrifts up to 26-Feet-Deep. This storm was brutal with huge amounts of snow and wind.  All these ski resorts are calling this new snow “wind affected snow.” Another big dump […]

  22. Vail Announces Plan for ‘Zero Net Footprint’ by 2030

    Vail Announces Plan for ‘Zero Net Footprint’ by 2030 A massive sustainability project has been put into motion across all of Vail Resorts July 26, 2017 By Jack Foersterling Vail Resorts announced July 25 they will “aggressively pursue” a company-wide sustainability commitment to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net […]

  23. The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat

    The World’s Highest Elevation Ski Resort Chacaltaya, Boliva @ 17,785-Feet Closed Due to “Unprecedented” Glacial Retreat SnowBrains | July 17, 2017 | When we think about where the highest ski resort on Earth lies, visions of Switzerland, Austria, France, & Colorado fill our minds.  Reality is strikingly different. The highest ski resort on Earth lives at only 16° south […]

  24. Marshall Mountain Ski Area in Missoula, MT Up For Sale for Only $2,950,000!

    Marshall Mountain Ski Area in Missoula, MT Up For Sale for Only $2,950,000! SnowBrains | July 12, 2017 |   “With a down payment of $590,000, a credit score of more than 740 and a 30-year fixed mortgage, a buyer could own the property for a monthly payment of $12,668.99, according to Windermere Real Estate’s online listing […]

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