Ski Nation is a mobile application and independent skier network that will debut in the 2013-14 season in time for the Winter Olympics in Russia. Organizers are seeking $300,000 for final development of the app through crowdfunding.
Thom Norton, coach and program director for the Wachusett Mountain junior race team for the past eight years, has been tapped to head the resort’s Ski & Snowboard School. He replaces Bruce McDonald, who steps down after overseeing the school for some 40 years.
Two-time Olympian and nine-time U.S. champion Gale H. “Tiger” Shaw, who retired from the U.S. Ski Team in 1991 to become a successful businessman, has been named to replace retiring USSA CEO and President Bill Marolt.
The first phase of a the “long dreamed of” Mt. Bachelor Downhill Bike Park in Oregon will open to the public Friday, Sept. 13 from the top of the Pine Marten Express in the West Village. Current terrain is for intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. Opening day tickets are limited and must be booked in advance online.
For all those who want to venture off the trail into double black diamond glades or into a new terrain park, Maine's Sunday River has added 75 acres of terrain just for you for the new season.
As if the skiing and riding wasn’t sweet enough for Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit in the California High Sierra, resort officials announced it was investing $20 million in upgrades to Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge, the adjacent cross country ski area it manages.
It looks to be the busiest summer ever for lodging properties in western mountain destinations, assuming steady crowds stay on pace.
UPDATE 8/21: More than 1,700 firefighting personnel have tamed the so-called Beaver Creek wildfire that threatened mountain communities around Sun Valley resort to 30 percent, according to InciWeb.org. The resort itself remains untouched, according to InciWeb.org. This will be our final update unless the situation worsens.
A wildfire north of the resort town of Park City, Utah remains a threat to hundreds of homes in the area. “It’s about 10 miles north of the town and is heading north and not toward the ski areas,” SnoCountry.com’s Jill Adler, a Park City resident, reports.
Five days, miles of aisles, a hundred handshakes and a thousand innovations. The Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, brings millions of dollars and thousands of people into the state for a short showcase of what's to come in outdoor gear.
Erik Schlopy has been named an assistant coach on the U.S. Ski Team’s alpine technical staff. He has joined the team for training in New Zealand.
Sometimes you just can’t keep track of all the multi-resort season pass deals without a scorecard. Now you can add the Big Cottonwood Pass to the list, offering Solitude and Brighton every day of the season, plus nights at Brighton.
Chief Financial Officer Jack Filiault of Jiminy Peak will transition toward a 2015 retirement. Filiault has been with the Berkshires ski resort since 1974 and in his present capacity since 1987.
A snowboarder missing since Saturday was found dead, buried under a large piece of ice as an ice tunnel on Mt. Hood, Ore. collapsed around him. He was identified as Collin Backowski, 25, of Pines, Colo, according to various news reports.
Qualifying season passholders at Alta Ski Area, Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort are offering three free ski days of lift access at each of the other resorts for the 2013-14 season.
The 2012-13 ski season didn’t really start to roar until after the Christmas holidays, so the lack of early season snow seemed to affect all snowsports except freeskiing and telemarketing says a new study.
Dave Kulis has been named marketing vice president for Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, returning to what he calls his “old stomping grounds.” Kulis, most recently, was sales and marketing director for Schweitzer Mountain in Idaho.