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SIA Plans to Relocate to Park City. The staff at SnowSports Industries America (SIA) will all soon have skis hanging from the walls of their offices in Park City, Utah—a sight not necessarily seen at its current digs outside of Washington D.C. The decision to move SIA’s headquarters to one of the nation’s premier snow sports hubs came after a unanimous vote by the SIA board of directors in May, and an approval from the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development for a post-performance Industrial Assistance Fund grant. The relocation will happen in August. More. SAM
Do You Know Who Owns Your Favorite Ski Resort? Unless your favorite mountain is a community hill with a few double chairs and not much else, there’s a pretty good chance it’s part of a larger group of resorts. While there are way more independent resorts in North America than ski areas owned by chains, the state of the industry right now — where well-heeled, multi-resort operators are continually growing and reinvesting — means that a small number of marquee resorts see the lion’s share of the skiers. But how well do you know the landscape of who owns what? To help out, Curbed Ski is running down the owners of North America’s top ski areas, starting with the major industry players. More. Curbed Ski
Vonn to release her first book this October. The U.S. Ski Team’s Lindsey Vonn has been in the spotlight for years now. Between her 20 World Cup globes, dating (and then breaking up with) Tiger Woods and attending red carpet events like the Billboard Music Awards, she has made a name for herself both on and off the slopes. Vonn is putting all she’s learned in a new book, titled “Strong is the New Beautiful,” which is scheduled to be released in October 2016 by Dey Street Books. More. Ski Racing
Mt. Baldy, B.C., Sale Approved. Mt. Baldy in British Columbia is about to get new owners, who plan to revive the ski area after several years of financial instability. The area was placed under receivership in 2014 and Mt Baldy did not open for the 2015-16 season. The court approved the sale of Mt. Baldy to an investment group led by Vancouver-based lawyer Victor Tsao for $3.4 million, plus $300,000 for one serviced lot—a steal considering the booming real estate market in the province. The property will now do business as Baldy Mountain Resort. More.