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National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat April 2016

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat

April 2016

 Vail Resorts Will Spend $13M Upgrading Ski Area Near Chicago. Vail Resorts has announced a $13 million plan to transform Wilmot Mountain. “We think our guests from Chicago and Milwaukee will be thrilled with the investments we are making at Wilmot for the 2016-2017 ski season, which represents one of the biggest transformations ever undertaken for a Midwestern ski area,” said Rob Katz, chairman and chief executive officer of Vail Resorts. More. Curbed Ski

Chairlift Upgrade in Vail Bowls, Restaurant At Breckenridge Planned. Vail Resorts will continue investing in its portfolio of mountain resorts this summer by installing a high-speed quad chairlift at Vail and building an eating spot at Breckenridge.  In the Back Bowls, the short, fixed-grip Sun Up triple chair will become a high-speed lift, making every lift on the backside of Vail of that variety – and all major lifts on the whole mountain, too. At Breckenridge, a new 500-seat restaurant will go up this summer at the top of the Independence Super Chair that serves Peak 7. In addition to providing a place to eat and rest on Peak 7, the new eatery will be a launching point for skiers and snowboarders heading to Peak 6. More. SnoCountry

Mount Sunapee (NH) West Bowl Expansion Approved. Mount Sunapee N.H., has received approval from the state to move forward with its West Bowl Expansion, which will add 56 acres of skiing terrain down the west flank of the mountain into the town of Goshen. There will be four top-to-bottom intermediate to advance intermediate runs, all with snowmaking, serviced by a 5,100’ high-speed quad chairlift. More. SAM

Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance: $345 Million in Capital Investments. Big things are in the works at North America’s biggest ski resort with Whistler Blackcomb planning to invest $345 million over three phases of development. Called “Whistler Blackcomb Renaissance,” the investment will add new, year-round attractions and activities, see major on-mountain winter and summer improvements, offer new real estate developments, and improve Blackcomb’s upper and lower base areas. More. SAM

Grand Targhee Will Replace the Blackfoot Lift This Summer. Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort just announced that the Blackfoot lift will be getting an upgrade this summer. Currently, the popular lift holds just two people and has been in operation for nearly 50 years. It’s time for a change. The ski area plans to replace the aging lift with a Dopplemayr fixed-grip quad. More. Curbed Ski

Snowbird Expansion and New Lifts Approved by County. Snowbird was granted unanimous approval by the Utah County Board of Adjustment on two conditional use permits involving resort expansion in American Fork Canyon. The plans call for a new gondola, two new chairlifts, 500 acres of new terrain, and a zip line. More. SAM

Sleep Under the Stars in This Tiny Glass Cabin on Skis. Set high in the Dolomite Mountains in Cortina, Italy, this tiny glass cabin on skis allows guests to sleep under the stars for around 300 euros per night. Made using local wood, metal, and glass, the Starlight Room is just big enough to sleep two people and must be reached by snowmobile or snowshoe. More. Curbed Ski

The 10 Best Après Ski Patios and Decks in Ski Country. Is your favorite listed? See List. Curbed Ski

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