The Little Bear Fire surrounding Ruidoso, N.M., took out nearly 250 homes and structures in June. But, it certainly scared, if largely spared, Ski Apache . The ski area, extremely popular in the West Texas market, still plans its regular Thanksgiving opening and will debut three new lifts and $15 million in improvements.
"Magic prides itself in keeping it simple,” says Magic Mountain Ski Area President Jim Sullivan. Newly announced lift ticket prices reflect that mantra, holding steady since 2009.
The cameras have barely switched off from the London summer Olympics, but the U.S. Ski Team and NBC have announced a partnership for first-ever live coverage of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup from Aspen and Beaver Creek, Colo.
Quick, quick, quick. You have until Sept. 4 to win a pair of tickets to Park City Mountain Resort this season. The annual Snowfall Contest is underway.
Echo Mountain, off I-70 at Idaho Springs, Colo. has been sold at auction to Pykkonen Capital LLC. New owners plan to transform the ski area into the Front Range Ski Club and have plans to reopen for the new season.
Regional air flights into isolated Rocky Mountain valleys are the “lifeblood” of mountain resorts in the winter. So says Jack Sibbach, director of marketing at Sun Valley Resort, who is part of a campaign to approve a five-year, 1 percent tax to expand air service into the Wood River Valley.
Iran might not be high on your ski vacation bucket list, but it has the top spot on agendas of Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter and Pro Rider Gabi Viteri in February 2013. Now, they need your support. Here’s why:
Parts of Chile have received some welcome snowfall since Aug. 24, particularly the southern resort of Nevados de Chillan.
The Olympics are never far from the surface at Lake Placid, N.Y. That will be especially evident Sept. 2 as 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Andrew Weibrecht weds Denja Rand on the Whiteface Club and Resort golf course.
Whiskey and eggs, anyone? Park City’s High West Distillery is now open at Salt Lake International. When you’ve got that 7 a.m. layover or want a good, stiff one after your ski vacay to arm yourself for the return to civilization, you can now step into Concourse E for breakfast, lunch or dinner, western and whiskey style.
An expansion at Breckenridge Resort, Colo., to include Peak 6 – in the active pipeline for six years and talked about for decades – has received the green light from U.S. Forest Service. Look to ski or ride it during the 2013-14 season.
Zipline tours are popular pursuits at numerous ski resorts along the east coast and in the western mountains. Around the Great Lakes, you head to Michigan’s Boyne Country to find the Heartland’s only zipline tours.
A benefit fundraiser on Bolton Valley’s Nordic ski trails will benefit the effort to continue rebuilding the Waterbury, Vt. community following destruction from last summer’s disastrous Tropical Storm Irene.