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Town – Not Ski Resort – Of Mammoth Lakes Files For Bankruptcy

Mammoth Lakes

Another California city – Mammoth Lakes – has filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason: The town can’t pay a $43 million breach of contract judgment. Note this is the adjacent town – not Mammoth, the famed ski resort.

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Angel Fire Zippin’; New Mexico’s Mountains Boast Summertime Specialties

Angel Fire

Just as the summer heat gets serious down below, the four northern New Mexico resorts have fired up some cool action. 

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Warren Miller: The Imperfect Flight Attendant

Filmmaker Warren Miller

The voice of the flight attendant came over the loudspeakers precisely as the textbook said it should have sounded. It did have just a hint of boredom after 30 years of sweaty palm landings.  

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Ski Resort Industry Consortium MTN.XML Launches Open Data Reporting Standard

MTN.XML, a consortium of leading ski industry partners, suppliers and resorts, has announced an open xml standard for snow data reporting across the globe.

 

Incubated by Treeline Interactive, with support from SnoCountry Ski Areas Association and Resorts Interactive, the initiative now has more than 15 organizations working together to implement reporting standards. These organizations include resorts, point of sales providers, industry associations and a range of other service providers including Siriusware, aRes Travel, TrailTap, Snow Park Technologies, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Sierra-at-Tahoe and many more.

 

Why is an open standard for snow data reporting so important? Ski resorts across the world provide data feeds of their mountain conditions and other related details, but many have their own unique format. This makes aggregating conditions and integrating them with media partners, including websites and mobile apps, an arduous process.

 

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Pennsylvania’s Snö Mountain On Auction Block July 17

Sno Mountain

Financially troubled Snö Mountain (formerly Montage) http://www.snomtn.com in Scranton goes on the auction block July 17, 2012 in what’s called a “Sheriff’s Sale” as National Penn Bank of Boyertown has reportedly foreclosed on the ski area.

 

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Nordic Industry Innovator John Frado Dies From Accident Trauma

John Frado

John J. Frado Jr., 67, a pioneer innovator in the cross country ski industry, died last week from complications of a brain injury suffered in a December accident. 

 

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Homestead, Crystal Mountain Gateways To Top Ranked Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes

What’s the “Most Beautiful Place In America?” More than 100,000 viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America voted for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

 

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Independence In The Mountain West; A Cool Way To Celebrate

Steamboat Springs' Pro Rodeo

It’s a hot summer. We already know that. So what better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than a trip your favorite ski resort in the mountains of the West? Here are some suggestions. 

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McKinney, Mosely Join Reno-Lake Tahoe Olympics Pursuit

Tahoe Olympics

Olympic skiing superstars Tamara McKinney and Jonny Mosely have jumped on the bandwagon to bring the Winter Games back to Lake Tahoe. No need to mark your calendar yet, as the first available date is 2022.

 

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Getaway For Independence Day; Head For Your Favorite Eastern Ski Resort

Vermont's Billings Farm & Museum

There’s nothing like that familiar heat and humidity to dampen your holiday spirits. So, cool off at your favorite ski resort in the mountains of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions. Here are some suggestions.

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