A lift serving the superpipe and lower jumps at Aspen’s Buttermilk, and maybe lighting for early evening feature use, are part of the Aspen Skiing Company’s master plan.
It’s taken 20 years of talks, comprehensive and, some would say, exhaustive reviews, but the British Columbia government has finally cleared the way for development of the uber controversial Jumbo Glacier Alpine Resort.
Sooner or later, it seemed bound to happen. Some 5-7 people, including at least two children, were injured when a “Dragon Wagon,” reportedly carrying 14 people went off course during a Cardboard Box Derby and struck snowmaking equipment.
News of warm weather in our ski world isn’t ever heartening. But, the silver lining comes in good news that Whistler Blackcomb is truly “warming up,” in terms of readying for another two months of action.
Powder Mountain in East Eden, Utah, 19 miles northeast of Ogden, is reportedly in play as Summit Series, a company based in Malibu, Calif. is apparently in the due diligence process. The report surfaced in the Ogden Standard-Examiner.
Mammoth Lakes, Calif., just down the road from the Mammoth Mountain Resort, is facing payment of a potential $30 million judgment brought by Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition (MLLA), a developer, according to a Los Angeles Times report. Note this is a town issue, not a ski resort company issue.
After my first filming trip to Europe that Merrill Hastings publisher of Skiing News Magazine promoted for me in 1953, the only way to convince the airline to send me the second time was to promote a ski tour to the Alps via Scandinavian Airlines.
Canadian racer Nick Zoricic, 29, died from head injuries after crashing in a World Cup skicross event in Grindelwald, Switzerland Saturday, according to a report from the International Ski Federation released by Associated Press.
A significant dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort owner Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, has bubbled over the top. So much so that PCMR General Manager Jenni Smith said an agreement must be reached or settled or “we may be forced to close.”
Lindsey Vonn went where no American woman before her had ever been. She stood atop a podium in Are, Sweden with her fourth overall World Cup all locked up.
The federal government has until Monday, March 12 to respond to a lawsuit filed by the National Ski Areas Association that challenges a new directive that requires resorts operating on U.S. Forest Service lands to transfer water rights to the feds.
The Utah State Senate voted 22-7 Monday to advance a resolution that promotes connecting the four ski resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons with the three Park City area resorts.
“We look forward to hosting the U.S. Open each March, welcoming a ‘Who’s Who’ of snowboarding as they return to where it all began,” Stratton Mountain, Vermont’s Myra Foster told SnoCountry.com.
“Manufacturers of ski, snowboard and outdoor gear and accessories haven’t done as well as years past, but that is good news for consumers,” Kat Jobanputra, COO of the Colorado-based Specialty Sports Venture retail stores told SnoCountry.com.
"Spring is my favorite time of the year to ski," says Steve Kershner, chairman of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) and director of skiing at Shanty Creek in Bellaire.