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.
The story all winter out of Colorado’s Echo Mountain was about record-breaking revenues and plenty of snowfall. Now, the ski area is up for auction Aug. 2. Go figure.
The winter of 2012-13 brings an unprecedented number of International Ski Federation World Cup events the United States. Make your plans now to be on hand to see the top international snow sports competitors in the world.
Construction is well underway on a new Aerial Adventure Park at southern Vermont’s venerable Bromley Mountain in Peru. Plans are for an early July opening.
Peak Resorts, which owns and operates six Midwest ski areas in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, is spending several million dollars this summer expanding and remodeling two of the sites. New jobs will be created with the expansion.
It's late spring in the mountains as I write this blog. A time traditionally referred to as Mudseason.
There’ll be plenty of activity at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah during the off-season, highlighted by erection of a high-speed quad to replace the venerable Little Cloud chair.
Isn’t anything safe? A man was literally whacked upside the head while soaking in a hot tub last weekend at Whistler Resort in British Columbia, according to local police.
The ink had hardly dried on a deal for Jay Peak, Vermont owners to acquire Burke Mountain than Jay’s President Bill Stenger announced a $30 million improvement project at Jay for next winter.
Canada’s provinces, including Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, all have reasons to brag about the golf courses located at mountain resorts that host skiers and boarders in the winter.
Visitors to the Alps during the summer inevitably make their way to Kitzbühel with its popular Kitz Summer Nights series running throughout July and August 2012.
Summer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a couple of Montana’s more popular resorts.
The snow has long melted but, finally, the Park City resorts are open for summer play. If you can't wait for Deer Valley's June 15 opening for lift-served mountain biking and hiking you can always park up at Silver Lake and ride around on your own.
The respite from winter is over at most Colorado mountain resorts, and it’s time to fire up the zip-lines, mountain bikes, and barbecues.
The Australian resort of Perisher Blue, in the Kosciuszko National Park, opens its 2012 season Saturday, June 2. Heavy early snowfall, low temperatures, and continued snowmaking have enabled the ski resort to open a week early.
Gas prices have dipped significantly in most of the country as Memorial Weekend came to a close. That means, for many people, an escape to a favorite mountain resort is literally a “staycation” – a tank of gas away.
Ariel Quiros, a significant landowner in Vermont’s quiet, scenic Northeast Kingdom, and Bill Stenger, Jay Peak Resort President and co-owner, have acquired Burke Mountain Resort. Jay is about an hour’s drive from East Burke.