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  1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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. […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations

    Wildfire threatens Breckenridge, forces evacuations July 07, 2017 By Robert Pursell This story first appeared in POWDER. Words by Jack Foersterling. After a small fire outside Breckenridge erupted into an inferno Wednesday afternoon, the popular ski town in Summit County, Colorado, is still under pre-evacuation notice. Located about four miles north of Breckenridge, the fire was reported at 11 a.m. […]

  20. K2, Volkl, Line Secure A New Path Forward

    K2, Volkl, Line Secure A New Path Forward Months of uncertainty end as storied brands get sold to private equity firm June 07, 2017 By Matt Hansen When news surfaced recently that K2 and several of skiing’s most popular brands would be sold from a publicly traded corporation to a private equity firm this month, […]

  21. Mammoth Lakes Recreation Welcomes New Executive Director

    Mammoth Lakes Recreation Welcomes New Executive Director on JUNE 29, 2017 After an exhaustive national search and interview process yielding a narrow field of outstanding candidates, Mammoth Lakes Recreation is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director: Matt McClain, former Director of Marketing and Communications for the Catalina Island Conservancy. Given the range […]

  22. JASON LEVINTHAL JUST ACQUIRED 4FRNT SKIS

    JASON LEVINTHAL JUST ACQUIRED 4FRNT SKIS Jun 27, 2017   By: Leslie Hittmeier   Jason Levinthal, based in Burlington, Vermont has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 4FRNT, a designer and manufacturer of alpine skis, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The transaction is expected to close in early July. Levinthal’s acquisition of 4FRNT is an […]

  23. After 28 Years of Snowboarding, Camp of Champions Has Closed

    After 28 Years of Snowboarding, Camp of Champions Has Closed By Jens Heig | 06.08.17   After 28 years, Camp of Champions will declare bankruptcy and return payment to campers who have already booked their week for summer 2017 due to insufficient snow levels and a rapid decline of the Horstman Glacier. According to Ken, […]

  24. You Can Ski at This California Resort Until August

    You Can Ski at California’s Mammoth Mountain Resort Until August  by Lale Arikoglu June 1, 2017 Why not celebrate summer on the slopes? You might want to hold off on packing away your ski gear, as Mammoth Mountain, California has announced plans to remain open all the way through August. The popular ski resort has […]

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