It’s “Saturdays Under The Stars” at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain this summer as a series of family-friendly weekly concerts are underway.
The good news is that Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) will operate for the 2012-13 ski season. That cloud has lifted. But, the storm over the resort’s renewable land lease with Talisker Corp., owners of Canyons Resort, continues unresolved.
Winter sports aren't the only games in town for a couple of the Twin Cities' most popular ski areas.
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.
Just as the summer heat gets serious down below, the four northern New Mexico resorts have fired up some cool action.
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.
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.