The 2014/15 season got off to a great start when one of the snowiest Novembers on record roared into the Midwest, but from there on it was a bit of a roller coaster ride.
Athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding will continue to have access to educational opportunities with the renewal of the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association’s partnership with Salt Lake City’s Westminster College.
Deer Valley Resort and Stein Eriksen, its director of skiing, both received awards at the fourth annual Governor's State of Sport Awards Dinner, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has announced further positive results relating to environmental goals and initiatives. The resort received its third ISO 14001 re-registration and exceeded its environmental goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions resort-wide by over 10 percent.
Nina O’Brien and Drew Duffy were selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region, (NASJA-East), as this year’s winners of the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will welcome three-time Olympian and U.S. Ski Team alum Chip Knight to its staff as its new alpine development director.
Whitefish Mountain Resort plans to invest more than $1.2 million to renovate the Summit House and build a new ski patrol headquarters building; pending U.S. Forest Service approval. If approved, which the resort expects it to be, this marks the third consecutive summer for major construction at the resort. Past projects included the new Flower Point chairlift, new terrain, and renovation of the base lodge.
Former Italian Men’s Speed Coach Alberto Senigagliesi has joined the U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team staff as head coach, while interim coach Brandon Dyksterhouse will head up the women’s alpine tech team.
A strong and steady economy combined with "snow equity" allowed the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season to post double digit increases in revenue for the third straight winter with summer tracking similarly in the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions.
Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC announced it has reached an agreement with the owner of private land located between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a base-to-base gondola connection between the two mountains.
It’s not often that you get to ski and golf on the same day, but Boyne Mountain has the Hemlock Open slated for Saturday, April 18. This is the third year in a row that they have held the competition. The last few years the event was held the first Saturday in May.
U.S. Ski Team Women’s Speed Head Coach Stefan Abplanalp is leaving the team after one season. Abplanalp oversaw the women’s speed team this past year, leading it to a resurgence with 12 podiums including a sweep in Lake Louise, eight wins from Lindsey Vonn, a World Championships medal and two World Cup titles.
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce/CVB/Resort Association recently awarded Tahoe Donner Association as the 2014 Best Place to Work, an honor presented at the Annual Community Awards dinner in March. The community awards are an opportunity to showcase businesses, volunteers and employees who went above and beyond in 2014.
Two upper Great Lakes ski resorts plan on stretching the season out a little longer, an encore from last season. It’s some of the best skiing and riding of the season; warming days, long runs and corn snow.
As the old saying goes, “It ain’t over until the large lady sings,” applies to the Michigan ski season. A handful of resorts, both peninsulas, plan on staying open through April 12 and some on weekends into May if the snow lasts.
Rob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,
Perisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, is the first international resort to be acquired by Vail Resorts. The Colorado-based company said Monday it had acquired Perisher for total cash consideration of AU $176.6 million (approximately US $136 million), subject to certain adjustments.
The ski season is winding down across Montana with the last day taking place at some resorts this weekend. Get out and enjoy some of the last skiing and riding of the season.
With a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races.