Olympic skiing superstars Tamara McKinney and Jonny Mosely have jumped on the bandwagon to bring the Winter Games back to Lake Tahoe. No need to mark your calendar yet, as the first available date is 2022.
There’s nothing like that familiar heat and humidity to dampen your holiday spirits. So, cool off at your favorite ski resort in the mountains of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions. Here are some suggestions.
Adventure is the name of the game in several Northeast ski resorts this summer. The options are many; the results are adrenalin-induced fun for the whole family. Here’s where new and expanded parks are springing up at a mountain resort near you.
There just may be a solid connection between the summer forecast for western cities and bookings at mountain resorts: Both are hot.
The mountains near Los Angeles can turn a hot time summer in the city into a cool adventure in the forest.
A new quad chair, dubbed the Mountaineer Express will increase the capacity on Little Baldy Mountain at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, by 1,200 skiers per hour next winter.
The Lake Placid, N.Y. Mirror Lake Inn and Spa kept its streak alive as management was presented with the AAA Four Diamond Award of Excellence for 28 consecutive years.
Last season, June Mountain entered its second 50 years of operation, but it appears that Year 52 won’t happen for the Sierra Nevada resort – at least for the near future.
You won’t reach anyone at Ski Apache, high above Ruidoso, N.M., by phone and you can't drive up the long, winding access road to see for yourself. But, you will get a cryptic message that begs for more details that are not forthcoming.
Traverse City, Mich., known for its downhill and cross country skiing during winter, is also a top summer destination. National Geographic lists it as one of the Top 10 Summer Trips for 2012.
A troubling dispute between Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, owners of Canyons, has resulted in a disclaimer on PCMR season pass purchases.
Rob Werner, whose career has spanned the snow sports industry, film production, cable, and new media, has been named Advertising Representative for the West and Midwest regions for SnoCountry Ski Areas Association.
Werner is an experienced sales and marketing representative with an extensive background in production and business development. He most recently served as Director of Advertising Sales for Vail Resorts’ Mountain News for its OnTheSnow website and mobile products.
“Rob is well-known and respected throughout the ski and snowboard industry and we are very excited he is joining the team at SnoCountry Ski Areas Association,” said SnoCountry President Tom Cottrill. “Rob’s experience will provide a significant benefit to our member resorts as they utilize our radio and television networks, Internet and email products to complement their marketing and advertising programs.”
Crankworx, one of the biggest mountain biking competitions in the world rolls into Les Deux Alpes, France July 9-15, 2012.
With a couple of months of off-season already in the books, there are those among us who just can’t get rid of the downhill itch. The solution is Timberline.
Otsego Club & Resort, one of the nation’s oldest private ski clubs, will only open next winter if a buyer or operator is in place.
Change is in the wind at Wintergreen Resort where Jim Justice and his family-owned firm, James C. Justice Cos., Inc., is expected to close by June 30 on an acquisition of the financially troubled Virginia resort.
UPDATE JUNE 12: Lots of progress yesterday and last night as weather (high winds) cooperated. The fire went from 0 to 30 percent contained, but firefighters warned it is still a very active dangerous fire. A direct line now surrounds Ski Apache.
What began as a small wildfire in rugged terrain just north of Ski Apache in southern New Mexico, mushroomed over the weekend into a wind-propelled blaze that threatened not only the ski area, but the popular resort community of Ruidoso.