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Mont Sutton's Benoit Boulanger Passes At 85

Benoit Boulanger Mont SuttonMont Sutton sadly announced the death of Benoît Boulanger, 85, April 12, 2016. Boulanger was the former President and Chief Executive Officer until the sale of the mountain to a group of investors in March. He was well known as “Monsieur Benoît”. 

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Bruce McCloy To Retire After 45 Years In Ski Industry Career

Bruce McCloyBruce McCloy is retiring this summer after 45 years in the ski industry. McCloy has been Director of Sales and Marketing for the past 11 years at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H. He will work into the summer until a new Director of Sales and Marketing has been named.

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Western Lodging Bookings 'Respectable' As Season Winds Down

Arabelle HotelWestern lodging bookings made in February for the remainder of the winter season and into the first months of summer were up 8.9 percent compared to the same time last year and allowed western mountain destinations to withstand the triple challenge of a volatile economy, slipping consumer confidence, and balmy mid-winter weather. 

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Midwest's Wilmot To Get $13 Million Makeover By Vail Resorts

 

Wilmot MountainVail Resorts, which purchased Wilmot Mountain, located between Chicago and Milwaukee, in January, has announced that they will spend $13 million to completely transform the guest experience at one of the nation’s oldest ski areas. The ski area first opened in 1938.

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Mt. Hood Meadows Honors Employees With More Than 40 Years Service

Mt. Hood Meadows employeesMt. Hood Meadows staff gathered recently at the Oregon resort to honor four employees who have worked at Meadows for 40 or more seasons.

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Chris Frado To Retire As Cross Country Ski Areas Association Executive Director

Chris FradoThe Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) announced the retirement of executive director, Chris Frado effective Oct. 7, 2016 after 30 years at the helm of the organization. "Chris has served CCSAA for so long that she absolutely defines the organization as we know it today. With her spirit and energy she has built CCSAA into an international cross country ski information center. We are so sad to see her go,” said JoJo Toeppner, CCSAA Board Chair and director of skiing for Royal Gorge, Calif. 

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Market Briefing Says West Resorts Got January Lodging Boost

Big Foot Lodge Mt. Hood MeadowsOverall business at mountain destinations in the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions received a boost for winter bookings during January lifted by local and regional visitors according to the most recent Mountain Market Briefing by Denver-based DestiMetrics

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Steve Hemphill Named Marketing, Sales Director For Sierra-at-Tahoe

Steve HemphillSierra-at-Tahoe has named Steven Hemphill as its Director of Marketing and Sales. a Hemphill was previously employed as the California resort's communication manager before leaving to work at K2 Sports as the Digital and Social Manager.

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Okemo Named One Of Best Places To Work In Vermont

Okemo (Facebook/Okemo Mountain Resort)Okemo Mountain Resort recently was named one of 38 companies as the 2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont

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Western Winter Bookings Show Slight Gain; Credit Snow

Taos Country InnWinter bookings edged up slightly in December boosted by strong snowfall in both the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions—despite growing instability in economic news during the month. 

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