Owners Bet Long Term With Las Vegas Resort Upgrades

Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Center

With a $35 million master plan in place, Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort has taken a giant first step with a new chairlift in its beginner area.

 

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Judge Tells Haystack Owner To ‘Stop Already’

Haystack

The Rutland Herald in Vermont is reporting that Thomas Durkin, an environmental judge, has issued an emergency order against the new owner of Haystack Ski Area to halt construction immediately on what is planned to be a “new luxury ski resort.”

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Wisp To Be Managed By Everbright Pacific; ‘Opportunities In Front Of Us’

Wisp

Everbright Pacific, an affiliate of the Pacific Group, has been named to manage Wisp Resort in McHenry, Md., which recently emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (see SnoCounty story). Wisp General Manager Tim Prather and his team will remain in their current positions.

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Not-So-Secret Tips For A Happy Ski Vacation

On the Lift

As any parent knows, expectations run high this time of year for young and old alike. With so many tasks to juggle, I'm hoping this list of tips will help make your ski vacation be just that: a true vacation from the everyday, with time to truly cherish some family moments.

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Wachusett Mountain: The Winter Party That Began In 1962

Crowley Family (Brian Ruland)

The starts and stops of this 2012-2013 winter have done nothing to dampen the spirits of Wachusett Mountain in Worcester County, Massachusetts.The resort is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season. 

 

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‘Just Trying To Fly’ – American Teen Michaela Shiffrin Lights Up Night With First World Cup Win

Mikaela Shiffrin, Are, Sweden

America’s rising star Mikaela Shiffrin, 17, really took off in Are, Sweden under the lights with a historic win in the Audi FIS World Cup slalom. The teen came back from a .15 deficit to ski a flawless second run to beat Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter.

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Powderhorn Mountain Resort Opens Season with Superheroes and New Snow

powderhorn colorado powder day

Driving west along I-70 in Colorado, you pass a lot of ski resorts. If you go far enough west and look to the south, just as you pass the tiny ranching community of DeBeque, you’ll spot Powderhorn Mountain Resort, carved out of the side of Western Colorado’s majestic Grand Mesa.

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Fed Court Issues Nationwide Injunction In Water Litigation; Ski Areas Prevail

Loon Mt. Snowmaking

Federal Court Judge William Martinez overturned a controversial water policy that would have had resorts that operate on public land turn over water rights to the U.S. Forest Service without compensation.

 

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Colorado Resorts Buried In Light, Fluffy, Holiday Delight

Aspen / Jeremy Swanson photo

Following a slow, dry start to the season, the Pacific moisture express has arrived in Colorado, dropping fresh inches of fluffy powder at locations across the state. 

 

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Ohio Rail Jams, Olympian Louie Vito Coming To Mad River Mountain Dec. 29

Louie Vito hometown

Snowboarders in Lower Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, now’s your chance to ride with an Olympian. Louie Vito, Olympian and 2012 overall champion of the U. S. Grand Prix and Dew Cup, is coming to Ohio’s Mad River Mountain for his annual rail jam Saturday, Dec. 29. It’s one of the largest rail jams in the Heartland.

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Northern New England, Quebec Resorts Piling On The Holiday Snow

Sugarloaf

If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, you’ll find it in Northern New England and Quebec, where up to three feet of snow has fallen over the past few days.

 

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Kids? No Charge If Stay And Ski At Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley/Hank-deVre

Families who make the trip up to north Lake Tahoe can save on lift ticket costs if they stay at the Village at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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January Is Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month; Lots Of Deals Across Country

National Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month

All too many people tried skiing or snowboarding after a challenge from a spouse or friend, “We'll go to the top. You can do it.” No need for that any more. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. 

 

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Holiday Reservations Down Sharply In West, Says MTRiP Report

Lodging down

On-the-books occupancy at 16 mountain resort destinations across California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah was down a sharp 12.3 percent as of Nov. 30, 2012 compared to the same time last year according to Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP).

 

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Kids Shouldn't Have All the Fun (Or Take All the Lessons)

john clendenin ski camp aspen
"The snow gods must really like you," my husband laughed as he looked out the window at new snow. Checking the ski report, he happily announced "Fifteen inches at Aspen.” I pumped my sleepy arms in the air. 

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PCSkiGal: The White Room Cometh!

Little Cloud, Snowbird

Utah's winter has finally kicked in. Perhaps last season's weaksauce snow turnout was Mother Nature's way of putting us in our place. One can only hope that with this past week of storms, we're back to "normal". At least it sounds that way on Facebook.

 

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Ski Teacher, Writer Bert Fischer Will Receive Hall Of Fame’s ‘Pioneer’ Award

Bert Fischer

Bert Fischer, of Bay Village, Ohio, led early efforts to develop possibilities for disabled persons to ski. Now, the well known Midwest teacher and writer will receive the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Pioneer of Skiing award.

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Latest Vermont Promo Says ‘Check In And Win’

Ski Vermont promo

Pick up rewards and incentives just for skiing or riding around the Green Mountain State’s ski resorts and other locations. You can also win big by just playing at your favorite.

 

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Between Semesters You Deserve A Winter Break, So Take A College Ski Week

College Week

That fall semester was tough. Then you scrambled home for Christmas. Bought presents as stores were closing on Christmas Eve. You graduate in May and your parents are on your case about starting a career. You need an escape. Enter college ski week. 

 

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Have Yourself A Merry Christmas At Nation’s Ski Resorts

Park City Mountain Resort/Snowmammas

Ski resorts nationwide are hosting a multitude of Christmas events for the whole family to enjoy.  

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