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NSCF Newsbeat March 2017

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat

March 2017

Sun Peaks is B.C.’s Fastest Growing Town. The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality, home to Sun Peaks ski resort in the B.C. interior, reported the largest growth of all incorporated municipalities and cities in British Columbia with a 66% population increase, according to recently released Canada Census information. More. First Tracks!! Ed. Note: Sun Peaks is the site of the 2017 NSCF Annual Meeting, Sept. 6-10.

N.Y. Governor Commits $8M to Belleayre, Including New Gondola. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that the state will invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount to attract more visitors and build on the Catskill Region’s tourism industry. The investment will include the installation of a new high-speed gondola and multiple lodge expansions. More. First Tracks!!

Master Plan for Northstar Approved. Northstar California Resort has announced that the Placer County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 in favor of the Northstar Mountain Master Plan.  A roadmap for the next two decades, the plan is designed to help lengthen current guest stays and provide a wider, more diverse array of terrain offerings and recreational activities at the Vail Resorts-owned ski resort in North Lake Tahoe. More. First Tracks!!

Upgraded Facilities and a New Highway Put WV’s Canaan Valley (WV) on the Map. It’s named for the Biblical region in the ancient Near East but a revamped conference center, increased snowmaking, a new tubing park and the completion of a highway have put the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center, in the town of Davis, at the top of West Virginia’s map of winter fun. More. First Tracks!!

Sugarbush and Snowbasin Join the Mountain Collective. Sugarbush, Vermont and Snowbasin, Utah have joined The Mountain Collective as full partners for the 2017-2018 ski and snowboard season. More. First Tracks!!

Changes to Expect at Stowe after Vail Purchase. Vail Resorts announced last month that is buying Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort. This Outside Magazine article examines what happens when Vail purchases a resort, based on previous acquisitions. More. Outside Magazine

Best Burgers in Ski Towns. Few foods capture the spirit of skiing and snowboarding as much as the venerable hamburgers, and resorts town eateries tout all manner of this longtime mountain favorite. SnoCountry.com went looking around the country for some of the most popular – and often unusual – versions of this hearty, protein-packed treat. More. First Tracks!!

New Bluetooth-Enabled Ski Helmet. UNIT 1 launches their Indiegogo campaign today for SOUNDSHIELD, a sports helmet with integrated helmet-newsbeat201703wireless headphones. Starting at $130, SOUNDSHIELD’s clever design eliminates the issue of an audio kit or earbuds slamming uncomfortably against your ears and helmet while skiing, snowboarding and skateboarding. Even better, the headphones can be used independently from the helmet – just dock the headphones into the helmet when you need protection, and click them out when you just need sound. More.  First Tracks!!

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