There is a lot to do at a ski resort besides ride a chairlift. I have spent most of my adult life riding them and then making turns or filming people making turns all day and attending more than my share of dinner parties.
“Knee injuries are a fact of life in any sport, but over the past 40 years serious knee sprains, usually involving the ACL, have become an inherent risk of modern Alpine skiing, with more than 20,000 sustained each year by skiers in the U. S. alone,”
The 17th annual Showcase Showdown returns to Whistler Blackcomb March 14-15. It is the first time the snowboard competition is a two-day event, and has been added to the roster of events on the World Snowboard Tour.
IIt was a nice way to head into next week’s World Cup Finals. Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) wrapped up her second consecutive slalom title at Are, Sweden before it even begins. Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) won an historic sixth straight Giant Slalom at the same Kranjska Gora, Solvenia venue.
Given the season pass deals now being offered, a little research now will pay dividends later. As you continue making those late season turns in the east, keep your eyes and ears perked for early bird 2014-2015 deals.
Last year’s rollout of a number of multi-resort passports seems to be continuing this spring with the announcement of the Intrawest Passport. The resort group based in Denver, Colo. says its new pass is the “first-ever” that redefines “family pass” and offers free skiing to kids 12 and under.
Wisconsin ski resorts are getting into the spring spirit this month with lots of events and lift and lodging packages. It’s a great month to get out and enjoy the slopes with presumably a little warmth finally in the air after the bitterly cold winter.
VacationRoost Group Inc. (“VR”) based in Salt Lake City, Utah has announced a substantial expansion of its Vacation Home Reservation Network by acquiring LeisureLink, a distributor located in Pasadena, Calif.
The Remarkables in Queenstown, New Zealand is undergoing a $45 million new development with the addition of a six-seat, high-speed detachable lift, increased snowmaking capacity, expansion of the learners area, new trail development, resealing part of the ski area road, and the realignment and expansion of its car parking.