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  1. Vail Resorts Launches EpicPromise Foundation And Commits $30 Million to Employee Housing

    National Ski Council Federation

    EpicPromise Foundation Vail Resorts has formed the EpicPromise Foundation, a public charity designed to support the employees of the company in times of need and offer educational scholarships to both employees and their families. To fund the Foundation, Vail Resorts intends to contribute $500,000 per year and Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz will make a […]

  2. Big Sky Ski Patrollers Must be EMT Certified By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Big Sky Resort has one of the largest Ski Patrol organizations in the United States with 105 professional ski patrollers and 140 volunteer ski patrollers. Training is key and prior to every winter season Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol hosts the Big Sky Medical Refresher. What sets Big Sky Resort’s training apart is all Big […]

  3. As One Vacation Door Closes a Bit, Other Doors Open By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    For the last decade, we have heard ski industry sales people complain that the days of ski club business are numbered because of the advancing average age of ski club members. I submit to America’s ski clubs — and to the ski industry — that those comments express a “glass half empty” philosophy. Yes, America’s […]

  4. U.S. Members-Only Ski Resorts By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    Montana’s Yellowstone Club The first resort that recently started catering to the top 1% was the Tim Blixseth’s 2,200-skiable acre Yellowstone Club adjacent to Big Sky Resort. The Yellowstone Club drew around 250 big name homeowners who paid $250,000 for a membership (plus $5 to $35 million for a house at the club — and […]

  5. Uphill Skiing is Encourged on Aspen Skiing’s Mountains

    National Ski Council Federation

    The Aspen Times reports that, while a lot of ski industry remains wary of uphill traffic by skiers using climbing skins, Aspen Skiing Co. not only embraces uphilling, it’s promoting it. Aspen is offering clinics for uphillers for the first time this season. The resort rents alpine touring gear at its Four Mountain Sports at […]

  6. Most U.S. Western Resorts Rush to Ban Camera Drones As Their Popularity Rises But a Few Resorts Plan to Offer Commercial Drone Photo Service By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN

    National Ski Council Federation

    As the use of recreational drones to film videos is increasing in popularity, ski resorts and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are working to determine how to deal with this emerging new technology on the slopes. Fearing impacts with other skiers, lifts, etc, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) has drafted its own set of […]

  7. 2015 -2016 Multi_Resort Season Passes

    National Ski Council Federation

    2015-2016 Multi-Resort Season Passes Announced By Bob Wilbanks, NSCN The Denver Post reported that ski industry analysts estimate that Vail Resorts sells 300,000 variations of the Epic Pass per season while the website, Curbed Ski, put the figure at 400,000 passes sold for $200 million last ski season. Whichever figure is accurate, Vail’s success has […]

  8. NSC Newsletter Three – Industry

    National Ski Council Federation

    Coming Soon. Look for monthly newsletters from the National Ski Club specifically related to the Industry.

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