Chris Diamond, president and COO of Colorado’s Steamboat Resort has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) at its annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. last week.
Diamond is credited with playing a lead role in establishing the Yampa County Airport Commission, which oversaw a $30 million expansion and renovation of the regional airport. He also oversaw an Urban Renewal Authority for the resort base area totaling more than $20 million.
The team responsible for building those innovative courses and projects on snow that send the likes of Shaun White, Louie Vito, and Mark McMorris soaring will show us how it’s done on National Geographic Channel's “Mountain Movers.”
The 17 ski resorts owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties saw significant increases in revenues and skier visits over the 2012-13 season. Revenues rose 16 percent, while skier visits jumped 10.4 percent.
“We have made substantial investments in our resorts to boost snowmaking capacity, add lifts, open up new terrain and enhance base area facilities,” said Steve Rice, CNL Lifestyle Properties senior managing director. “We believe these investments, as well as the strong snowfall we’re had this year, have helped our resorts perform as well or better than the industry over the past three seasons.”
The award season is in full force at the National Ski Areas Association annual convention in Palm Springs, Calif. Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence and the National Ski Area Safety Awards took center stage.
The Golden Eagle Awards, now in their 20th year, recognize ski area environmental programs and projects.
What a difference a year makes. Leaders of the ski industry were told today at the National Ski Areas Association Convention and Trade Show in Palm Springs, Calif. that skier and snowboarder visits jumped by 11 percent year-over-year.
The name of the game today for resorts is to do everything they can to create lifelong skiers and riders. Mountain Creek, in New Jersey, has been declared winner of the 2013 NSAA Conversion Cup for doing just that.
The announcement was made during NSAA’s National Convention and Trade Show currently underway in Palm Springs, Calif. Finalists were Mt. Bachelor, Ore., last year’s winner, and Camelback in Pa.
Andy Clurman, Andy Bigford, and Alan Crolius, the core of a team that used to run Boulder-based Ski and Skiing magazines have reclaimed those titles and more in a sale of certain publishing assets of the Bonnier Mountain Group. No price was disclosed.
The three top executives and 86 employees of Active Interest Media (AIM) preside over a stable of publications that include Backpacker and Climbing, American Cowboy, Yoga Journal, Log Home Living, and Power & Motoryacht Magazines. Plans call for adding 35 employees with the acquisitions.
The ski season, with a few exceptions, is waning. A good one at that. But, now it’s time to turn to summer in the mountains. SnoCountry.com has you covered.
The success of this spring’s Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley resort in California that brought thousands of spectators to the slopes has led to a return engagement March 19-23, 2014.
A $1.3 million re-investment is on tap at Holiday Valley Ski Area in Ellicottville, N.Y. with snowmaking firepower topping the list.
Skier visits at seven Vail Resorts properties rose 5.5 percent this season compared to 2011-2012 numbers, the company announced on Monday. This report is by Troy Hooper from our partners at Mountain i Journals.
The publicly traded company (NYSE: MTN) did not break down the visits for each ski resort; it instead released the cumulative total for Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail in Colorado, along with Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region that spans a section of California and Nevada.
A $1.4 million investment signals the go-ahead for what’s known as the Flower Point Project on the north side of Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana. The project calls for a new lift, runs, and glades.
Rice has been named managing senior director of ski/mountain lifestyle and lodging properties, responsible for leading those sectors. His previous title was managing director and he has overseen the REIT’s ski portfolio since joining the company in 2007. He previously managed East Coast properties for Intrawest.
Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, owner of Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah died Friday (April 19) from complications of a 2002 stroke. He was 86. Holding was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in 2011.
Some 108 ski resorts across 24 states have written a letter expressing support for a “climate declaration” by Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP).
The resorts, through the Sustainable Slopes environmental charter of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) wrote to BICEP, saying the ski areas “stand behind your strong message to policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate change legislation now.”
UPDATE (April 22, 2013): Ski journalist Dick Healy reported to SnoCountry.com that, while some 600 chairs were set up in Colonel's Hall in the Hunter Mountain Base Lodge for Orville Slutzky's funeral and celebration of iife Sunday (April 21), more than 1,000 people came to pay tribute.