The saga of Black Mountain of Maine is turning to the good news side. The Maine Winter Sports Center, which abruptly closed the community ski area a month ago, seems to have found a solution.
Twelve ski resorts throughout the West – many with prodigious pow stashes – have united to offer skiers and riders the opportunity to broaden their powdery horizons with a brand new “Powder Alliance” pass.
A combo of warm temperatures in western cities, increasing activities and special events, and a steadily improving economy keep summer occupancy rates growing throughout the western states.
Looking for some unusual summertime skiing? Head for Ski Dubai, the world’s largest indoor ski palace covering 33,000 square feet with real snow year round. Ski Dubai is located in the United Arab Emigrates and is part of a large mall complex.
The first human maze was installed at Winter Park Resort by Amaze ’n Mazes and now these customized interactive attractions can be found at ski resorts and fun parks across North America. The newest installation is at Golden, Colorado’s Heritage Square Family Entertainment Village.
“A lot of resorts in the Northeast have been investing capital in new snowmaking technology,” Mount Sunapee’s Bruce McCloy told SnoCountry.com. “This is a win, win, win proposition.
Snow Summit Ski Corp, owners of Snow Summit and Bear Mountain ski areas in Southern California’s San Bernardino mountains says it has retained investment bank Houlihan Lokey to market the resorts to potential buyers.
UPDATE: 6/28: Brian Gagnon, CEO of Boston-based BMG Partners, a "problem-solving company," said at a public meeting of about 100 people last night he had launched the "Friends of Black Mountain of Maine Fund" at Crowdrise, an online fundraising platform. The fund had raised nearly $5,000 of it's $55,000 goal the first day. That money, if raised, will keep the resort functioning until ski season.
A plan to develop the International Center for Snowsport History and Art (SCSHA) in Downtown Denver, Colo., has taken on new life at a temporary location expected to open this fall.
KSL Capital Partners, LLC, the parent company of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows resorts near Lake Tahoe, Calif. announced it is selling off five of its high-profile resorts in California, Texas, and Virginia to Omni Hotels & Resorts.
Lodging properties in 17 western communities could be heading for a record breaking warm season. That’s based on recent data released by DestiMetrics (the new name for the former Mountain Travel Research Program).
Ski NH, a statewide trade association, has named Ben Wilcox, president and general manager of Cranmore Mountain Resort as chair of its board of directors for the 2013/2014 season.
Josh Boyd, John Lowell, and Brian Heon have received promotions from Peak Resorts and will start their new roles this summer. Peak is based in St. Louis, Mo. and operates 13 ski areas in Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
It might just become easier for certified ski instructors who speak Brazilian (Portuguese), Korean, German, and other languages to get jobs at U.S. ski resorts on temporary work visas should the Senate version of the proposed immigration bill hold up.
With excellent skiing and riding conditions for most of the 2012-13 season, New Hampshire ski areas recorded a total of 2.5 million alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing visitors.
Nine employees at Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., have received scholarships totaling $5,000. It’s the 11th annual program.