Longtime Midwest Ski Areas Association (MSAA) Executive Director Chris Stoddard has stepped down after 25 years, and Amy Augustine Reents, who has been active in the Midwest ski industry for the past 25 years, has been named the new President/Executive Director.
The Pacific Ocean warming phenomenon known as El Niño came roaring into the West this winter with great promise of above-average snowfall for all. For some resorts, that was true -- but not for all.
The four Southwest resorts under single ownership will continue to get upgrades this summer – with the first high-speed chair at Arizona Snowbowl headlining the projects.
When Davey Pitcher started dropping over the Continental Divide outside Wolf Creek’s boundaries, he was surprised to find “massive terrain.” Now, the resort owner is a step closer to sharing it with his customers.
April will be the cruelest month for skiers and snowboarders who want to stay on the slopes but must stand down as Colorado resorts begin to shutter for the season. But there's still plenty of sliding' and riding' left.
El Niño’s largesse has fallen mostly on Sierra and Pacific Northwest resorts this season, prompting several to extend their seasons and others just happy to make it to their usual closing date.
Ski and snowboard instructors at Beaver Creek are set to schedule a vote on unionizing, after garnering the requisite number of signatures for an election.
As spring skiing season arrives, you usually find more VW-size moguls than snorkel-deep powder at Rocky Mountain resorts. Combine with warm bluebird days, and you’ve got prime time for bump-a-holics.
Summer at Copper Mountain will get the primary attention with upcoming improvement projects designed to keep ‘em coming up to the Summit County resort year-round.
About 100 years ago up Monarch Pass, hard-rock miners relaxed by strapping on seven-foot skis and tried to make it to the bottom of Gunbarrel Hill without falling. No one knew how to turn, but they recognized the thrill of downhill skiing – a thrill that would forever live on at Monarch Mountain.
A lift up the rugged Beavers area, a new chair for the classic moguls of Pallavinci and a quad for beginners at the base – these are among the projects at Arapahoe Basin that have moved closer to fruition after an affirmative U.S. Forest Service action.
A brief verbal confrontation on an Aspen Highlands chairlift apparently led to an Aspen man allegedly pushing a snowboarder off the lift in January.
A frequent logjam for skiers and riders at Steamboat Mountain will get some relief, as the northern Rockies resort announced an upgrade for the Elkhead chairlift. Work is set for summer.
I pulled into the Copper Mountain parking lot at 8:30 a.m. with minus-8 temps on a midweek road trip -- Summit County crackling' cold. Not many others were there that early, likely because of the cold and that there had been two days since new snow fell.
A number of Rocky Mountain resorts and companies run off-piste snowcat powder tours, and now Homewood Mountain Resort will become the first in California to haul powderhounds to their heaven.
Vail Resorts has added Wilmot Mountain, along the Wisconsin border between Chicago and Milwaukee, to its stable of recent Midwest urban ski area acquisitions; Afton Alps, near the Twin Cities, and Mt. Brighton, near Detroit.
Persistent slumping on the slopes of Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs have ski jumpers, youth racers, town officials and history buffs worried that a piece of American skiing’s past may be slip-slidin’ away.