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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. 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 […]

  3. $6.50 Lift Tickets At Aspen Snowmass

    $6.50 Lift Tickets At Aspen Snowmass 50th Anniversary Celebration Chris Wallner | September 13, 2017 | To celebrate Snowmass’ 50th anniversary, Aspen is offering $6.50 lift tickets on Friday, December 15th. The tickets are only good for Snowmass Mountain, not Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, or Buttermilk Mountains. On opening day in 1967, lift tickets were only $6.50, which […]

  4. The time to buy your Colorado ski pass is now.

    The time to buy your Colorado ski pass is now. Here are the best options for 5 types of skiers. By Jason Blevins September 11, 2017 The first flakes are coming to the mountains in Colorado, so it’s time to get serious about that ski pass. The early spring pass prices — some of which included free kids’ […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. How To Tell The Difference Between An East Coast Skier and A West Coast Skier

    How To Tell The Difference Between An East Coast Skier and A West Coast Skier Lindsay Hayden | August 8, 2017 | A good day at The Beast of the East. Photo courtesy of Killington Resort. Ever since I was pizza-ing and french fry-ing, I’ve been skiing on the Ice Coast. Blaring snow guns, granular ice, and bracing […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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. […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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 […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. HITTING THE SKIDS

    HITTING THE SKIDS A few of the stories we’re willing to tell… By Warren Miller Entertainment | June 21, 2017 From Snoworld 1997 Text by Laurie Hendrie, Illustrations by Michael Witte In the summer of ’68, Warren Miller’s film crew waited in silence atop the Tasmin Glacier in New Zealand. They had finished a fine […]

  20. 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. […]

  21. Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2

    Mountaineer will attempt to become the first person to ski K2 By Iain Burns For Mailonline PUBLISHED: 12:02 EDT, 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 EDT, 12 July 2017 In the coming days, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel will attempt something never before accomplished in mountaineering history: The 29-year-old will not only try to summit K2, the world’s second-largest mountain, […]

  22. You Are 66.6. You Skied 25.4 Days. You Buy Lunch At The Lodge

     by Jon Weisberg — May 25, 2017 And, You Like SeniorsSkiing.com. The most recent SeniorsSkiing.com reader spring survey explored how readers spend a typical ski day and how much they spend in the process. As with earlier reader surveys, this one had a 27% response, unusually high in the world of print and digital magazines. […]

  23. National Ski Club Newsletter Editor Retiring By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    After 29 years of publishing The National Ski Club Newsletter, I’ve had a lot of fun meeting, partying, and skiing with many club and council officers in club and council meetings, trade shows, and on the world’s ski slopes but, due to continuing health issues, I am retiring as editor of The National Ski Club […]

  24. Skiing Generated 4.8 Billion Dollars For Colorado’s Growing Economy

    National Ski Council Federation

    Colorado Ski Country U.S.A. and Vail Resorts, Inc. announced the findings of a comprehensive economic impact study of Colorado’s ski industry, the first of its kind in nearly two decades. Colorado’s ski industry generated a $4.8 billion annual economic impact during the 2013-2014 ski season, comprising a significant portion of the state’s tourism and recreation […]

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