A bankruptcy court judge in Greenbelt, Md., approved the sale of Wisp, the state’s only ski resort, for $23.5 million. The buyer was Entertainment Properties Trust (EPT) Ski Properties. Wisp plans a Dec. 14 opening.
Ski areas across the U.S. are hardly standing by on the sidelines when it comes to climate change. They are taking action to combat it by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through significant investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
A ceremony at Pico Mountain Dec. 15 at noon will mark the official announcement that the new $1.3 million home for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports will be named in honor of the late skiing icon Andrea Mead Lawrence.
More and more ski areas are becoming venues for activities appealing to a cross-section of the populace, not just skiers and riders. Nashoba Valley has a Holiday Festival of Lights, where nothing is needed other than an appreciation of the season.
Visitors to Lake Tahoe area resorts know that traffic jams and high gas prices can put a crimp in making the trip to the mountains. Lake Tahoe has fostered a number of shuttle services around the lake that allow skiers and riders to share a seat.
Many ski resorts across the Midwest were able to open this past weekend, even as far south as southern Indiana where Perfect North Slopes was open.
“It was a big slide, it was pretty impressive,” Sun Valley, Idaho’s ski safety director Rich Bingham told Boise TV station KBOI. “Slides that big don’t happen often here.” The slide occurred over the past weekend in Lookout Bowl.
Consider it a “private camp” for like-minded, mostly 20-something entrepreneurs. Summit Series plans to close on the transaction to purchase Utah's Powder Mountain in early 2013. However, the public won’t be shut out.
Gaining wider exposure among skiers and ‘boarders seems to be the marketing focus this season for southern Utah resorts.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance will be the beneficiary of a celebrity ski event at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort Dec. 8-9. Saturday evening’s highlight will be a private concert by Academy Award and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge.
There was more good news from Le Massif de Charlevoix last week than just the announcement that the Quebec ski and ride area would be open for bonus days on Dec. 8-9.
Colorado was the overall state favorite in Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s 2012 “Top 50 Ski Hotels in North America” readers’ poll. The Rocky Mountain state scored almost half of the readers’ preferred resorts.
American superstar Lindsey Vonn pulled off the hat trick by sweeping World Cup races at Lake Louise for the second straight year. She won Sunday's super-G in a time of 1 minute, 22.82 seconds. She also won both downhill races on Saturday.
The ever-amazing Lindsey Vonn did it again Saturday for her second Audi World Cup downhill win in as many days at Lake Louise, Alberta. America’s Stacey Cook, again was second.
American star Lindsey Vonn collapsed in exhaustion at Aspen’s finish line last week in her recovery attempt from intestinal illness. A week later, Friday (Nov. 30) she wins the World Cup downhill on a foggy day at Lake Louise, Canada.
There won’t be an economic reason to wait to get on the cross country ski trails after purchasing new equipment. Cross Country Ski Areas Association is offering a Welcome Card good for three free visits to any of its 91 member ski areas.