PCSkiGal: Jill Does The Math With New Collective Pass

Jackson Hole Gondola

I’ve got another option for you in the lift ticket department if you’re not sure whether to plunk down a grand (or more) for a season pass this year or just purchase individual passes from say, Costco.(see SnoCountry news story).

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Deer Valley-To-Main Street Link In Park City Enters Public Spotlight

Wasatch Brew Pub

Once a pipe dream, the idea of a gondola linking downtown Park City with the slopes of Deer Valley Resort may soon be a reality.

 

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New ‘Mountain Collective’ In West Means Savings At Ticket Wicket

Mountain Collective

Four of the nation’s major western independent ski resorts – AltaAspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows – have joined together in a new cooperative that means plenty of dollar savings in passes and lift tickets.

 

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New Hampshire Resort Snowmaking Enhanced For New Season

Cannon Mt.

Summer means much more to ski resorts and skiers and snowboarders than warm weather and blue skies. It means that lots of enhancements at New Hampshire’s ski resorts underway as winter looms. Take a run through the state with us…

 

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It’s Family Vacation Time At Northern Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch

Smugglers' Notch summer

Northern Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch has long been a favorite vacation spot for families because of its activity-inclusive packages, variety of condos, convenient village, and so much for the kids to do. 

 

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Squaw’s Andy Wirth Given Honor From Reno-Tahoe Airport Board

Wirth, Wagnon

The Chairman’s Outstanding Service Award from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority was given to Squaw Valley President and CEO Andy Wirth this week. 

 

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Telluride CEO Riley Reassigned To Newport Federal Financial

Dave Riley, CEO of Telluride Ski and Golf Resort in Colorado is moving from the mountains to the sea shore, according to an announcement from Chuck Horning, resort owner.

 

Riley begins immediately as CEO of Newport Federal Financial, a subsidiary of the parent company, based in Newport Beach, Calif. He has been Telluride chief executive for the past five years.

 

Horning said Riley’s new work will include “acquisitions, strategic initiatives, master planning, development, and transactions involving commercial properties, multi-family properties, resort properties, office complexes, ranches, and raw land.”

 

Horning said Riley will continue to advise him on Telluride, but will primarily be pursuing new projects across North America and Hawaii.


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Peak 8 Timeshare Close To Approval At Breckenridge: Goodbye ‘Bergie’

Bergenhof at Breckenridge

There appears to be widespread support among Breckenridge town council members as they near a final vote on approving an 80-unit timeshare development at Peak 8. The site is the now defunct Bergenhof Restaurant, known to locals as the “Bergie.”

 

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Beat The Heat And Head To Big Sky: Frequent Sky Card On Sale

Big Sky Summit Hotel

Record heat is scorching much of the Heartland this summer, so you might consider a quick trip to Big Sky Resort in the Montana mountains, with Yellowstone National Park just down the road.

 

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Keystone Lodging Deals Extend Into Autumn

Inn at Keystone

Colorado’s Summit County bristles with activity this time of year, and Keystone has overnight bargains to entice folks to join in the fun.

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Vail Real Estate Firm Issues ‘Slifer Report’ – Sales Higher

Vail

Slifer Smith & Frampton, a 50-year-old Vail Valley real estate firm, is reporting the local real estate sector performed well, on average so far in 2012, with “a higher number of sales and less time on the market.

 

The Slifer Report, an in-depth analysis of local real estate activity, provides a snapshot of the Eagle County real estate market and, by extension, a picture of Eagle County’s economic health as a whole. The current report covers the first six months of 2012.

“We expected that the real estate market in 2012 would outperform last year,” said Jim Flaum, president and managing broker at Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. 

 

The report shows sales volume, number of sales, average days on market, and average median sale for both single-family/duplexes and condominium/townhomes in neighborhoods from Vail Village through Gypsum. A price per square foot comparison and sale price versus list price comparison is also included. 

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AccuWeather Fall Forecast Spells Good News For Rockies, Slow Start For Northeast

Accu-Weather Fall Forecast

A just-released fall forecast by AccuWeather.com says the Rockies may be the place to be for early and mid-season as temperatures are expected to average 1-2 degrees below normal this fall.

 

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Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour At Lake Placid Aug. 27-31

Whiteface Club and Resort

The second annual Adirondack Senior Open will return to the Whiteface Club and Resort at Lake Placid, N.Y. Aug. 27-31. It’s part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour. Senior means age 45 and older in this case. Admission is free.

 

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Green Mountain Getdown Music Fest Has New Magic Aug. 17-18

Magic Mt. Summer

The "magic " used to be near Keene, N.H., but moves to the Green Mountains of Vermont – specifically Magic Mountain  Aug. 17-18. It’s now the Green Mountain Getdown Music Festival.

 

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Greek Peak Files For Protection; Plans To ‘Emerge Stronger’

Greek Peak“We’ll emerge from this process a stronger and more vibrant resort,” says Greek Peak Resort President Al Kryger after filing for U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection saying it owes $26 million in debts.

 

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BC’s Silver Star Mountain Introduces ‘my1Pass’

Silver Star

British Columbia's Silver Star Mountain Resort is making sure you get your money’s worth out of their 2012/13 season pass, dubbed “my1Pass.” The pass celebrates Silver Star’s ten millionth skier visit.

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Halley O’Brien Named New Host For SnoCountry On-Snow Television Program

Halley

Halley O’Brien joins SnoCountry Ski Areas Association as the new host of SnoCountry’s television program slated to broadcast in more than 30 key winter destination markets for the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season.

 

The new program will be titled the “SnoCountry Snapshot,” and will focus on the weekend’s weather and snow conditions, while highlighting events, activities and showcasing the mountain lifestyle for those planning their next winter adventure. 

 

“We are very excited to work with Halley on this new program,” said Tom Cottrill, president of SnoCountry Ski Areas Association – a non-profit association that promotes the ski and snowboard industry through radio, television, online and snow report data distribution to more than 3,200 media affiliates. “Her passion for snowsports and the mountain lifestyle, combined with her knack for storytelling made her an easy choice for hosting this original new program and showcasing all that our resort partners have to offer.”

 

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Maybe Add China To Your Skiing/Riding Bucket List?

Changbaishan Ski Resort

You just might be day dreaming these summer days about an exotic ski vacation. Here’s one for you: Changbaishan Resort in Northeast China.

 

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Colorado's Eldora Plans New Lift, More Terrain

Eldora Mountain Resort

An environmental impact statement process is underway that could pave the way for improvements at Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 miles west of Boulder, Colo.

 

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Devils Head Resort Gateway To Popular Wisconsin Dells

Tommy Bartlett

Central Wisconsin offers mountain-like scenery at Devils Lake State Park, the popular Wisconsin Dells and the long running Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show. Devils Head Resort, just down the road, is a great place to stay. 

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