Ari Gutman, a physician from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, has been named the Ski Ambassador of the Year for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend initiative. Dr. Gutman took his two sons, Jonathan (14) and Matthew (13) to Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania for lessons and entered the Bring a Friend Challenge.
Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pa., announced plans to build a slopeside, four-star condominium hotel adjoining the Summit Lodge. The Vista Lodge Residence Club will offer panoramic views of the Pocono Mountains. Condos will be available for purchase or rent.
Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined Seven Springs Mountain Resort Chairman Robert Nutting and Bureau of State Parks officials in a celebratory groundbreaking marking progress on major renovations underway at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort.
After a December in the mid-Atlantic that many would like to pretend didn’t happen, Winter Storm Jonas is looking to bring smiles to skiers in the region Friday and Saturday.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort have made a variety of improvements for the upcoming season, including snowmaking upgrades, mountain improvements, and the Mountain Adventure Camp for kids.
Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort is wrapping up several capital improvements for the upcoming season. Over $2.5 million has been spent in upgrades that include a major design project for resort expansion, upgrades to the existing snowmaking system, additional rental and lease skis and boots, and the completion of several paving projects.
Pennsylvania may well be on its way to establishing itself as a formidable "ski state" particularly among Millennials, according to a new research study conducted for SkiPA by RRC Associates. A contributing factor is Pennsylvania's close proximity to several major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore and even the Harrisburg-York-Lancaster corridor.
Peak Resorts, headquartered in Missouri announced two promotions in the Northeast region. Greg Fisher, General Manager of Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, Ohio will become Northeast Director of Marketing, while Mike Chase,Director of Marketing Technology, at Mount Snow Resort in Vermont will become Director of Marketing Technology in the region.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, a week before Thanksgiving Day, devoted two pages to a comprehensive story on where to ski in western U.S. and Canada. It merited a “Wish I had said that” note to Bob Ecker, of California and a fellow member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Yes. There is some great skiing east of the Rockies and south of New England. Home to 32 ski areas (fourth among all states) Pennsylvania offers skiers and boarders a virtual smorgasbord of downhill options.