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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Burton’s Iconic U.S. Open Snowboarding Event Leaves Stratton For Vail

Stratton U.S. Open

Notwithstanding the fact snowboarding, as we know it today, got its start at Stratton Mountain, Vt., the iconic U.S. Snowboarding Championship is moving from the southern Vermont resort to Vail, Colo.

 

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Telluride Offers $500 Reward For Stolen Trail Signs

Telluride Trail Sign

There have been a number of thefts of ski trail signs from Telluride Resort this summer that are presumably about to hang in dorm rooms, bars or other nefarious spots. Here’s a tip: Get caught and you’ll probably do time for a felony.

 

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XC Ski Team Stars Tell Y Campers About Fitness, Team Spirit

XC Ski Team at YMCA

Just as the summer Olympics are getting underway in London, a group of 140 day campers from the Brooklyn YMCA learned first-hand about what it takes to be world-class athletes, the importance of fitness, and the meaning of team spirit.

 

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Jackson Expands Non-Stop Air Service; Adds Mid-Mountain Quad

Jackson Hole Flights

You’ll have more choices for a non-stop flight to Jackson Hole, Wyo. this winter and you’ll find expanded intermediate terrain and a new lift when you get there. 

 

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New Zealand Plans 2013 Winter Olympic Preview; Includes Five World Cups

Winter Games NZ

The Winter Games NZ 2013 will be the largest international snow sports event ever held in in the Down Under nation. The Games are set for Aug. 12-25, 2013.

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Lift Rides Among Favorites For Utah Summer Visitors

Snowbasin hiking

There are plenty of new bells and whistles at Utah resorts this summer, but the old standby is still a ride up the lift.

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Michigan's Boynes Offer Full Slate Of Summer Activities

Boyne Zip Line

These two Boyne locations, located near Lake Michigan resort towns Petoskey and Harbor Springs, offer a variety of activities that would take care of a very large family with multiple choices. 

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SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4 In North Carolina

SugarBrew

Love beer? Love wine? Love music? Put them all together at the Sugar Mountain, N.C. SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4. General admission and parking are free.

 

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Utah's Eagle Point Resort To Offer Californians Free Skiing

Eagle Point

Next time you plan a ski road trip from California to Salt Lake, factor in a day at Eagle Point Resort

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New Leadership Structure Set For Mountain High, Stevens Pass

Stevens Pass

A new management structure has been announced by President/CEO Karl Kapuscinski for Mountain High Resort in southern California and Stevens Pass Resort in Washington’s Cascades. The two ski areas will share personnel and best practices.

 

The goal, Kapuscinski says, is to “develop synergies that continue to establish the individual resorts as leaders in their respective markets.

 

“I am excited about the management team we have assembled. They bring a lot of industry experience, passion, and leadership to their respective positions. I consider this team to be one of the most diverse and talented in the industry,” he said.

 

The corporate level overseeing both areas includes Michele Roy, CMA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President. She comes to the new role with 17 years experience. Paul Bauer will be COO for both resorts, overseeing operations and environmental affairs. He has held that position at Mountain High for 11 years. 

 

John McColly is Chief Operating Officer. He’ll oversee sales, marketing, and business development for both resorts. He parlays 20 years experience to the new role after serving in that position for Mountain High.

 

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Ski Michigan Gold Card Is Now On Sale

Ski Michigan Card

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $500? That’s not just one area, but at 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State’s both peninsulas. 

 

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