Ski Brule Offers Ski/Lodging Deals For Next Season; Act By May 15

Ski Brule

While most ski resorts are still pushing early season pass deals for the 2012/13 season, Ski Brule, in Michigan's UP, is already touting lift ticket and lodging deals for next season.

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Ski Season Melts Away, But There Were Bright Spots To Celebrate

Jay Peak Pump House

 

Charles Dickens wasn’t referring to the just-ended ski season when he referred to “the best of times, the worst of times.” But, another old saw applies… “A bad day on the slopes is better than a good day at work.”

 

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Birdies, Beers ‘N Brats Coming To Crystal Mountain May 26

Crystal Mt. Brats Festival

Springtime in northern Michigan is wildflower season and what better way to celebrate the season than a trip to Crystal Mountain's seventh annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. It takes place Saturday, May 26.  

 

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Waterville Will Play Ball As Ski Resort Announces Partnership Deal With BoSox

Wally The Green Monster

Two of New England’s oldest attractions have partnered in a unique deal where the Boston Red Sox, a century old sports franchise, and Waterville Valley, located in the even-older tourist mecca of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, have, well, “teamed up.” 

 

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Whiteface Golf Course Opens For Season At Lake Placid; Pre-Season Rates

Whiteface Golf Club

Pre-season rates are in effect and carts are allowed on the course until June 24 as the Whiteface Club and Resort Golf Course opens for its 114th year in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

 

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Skiers Targeted By Gunfire On Mt. Hermon Across Syrian Border; Man Injured

Mt. Hermon, Israel-Lebanon

A news report from GlobalPost.com tells of an incident last week when a man was shot and injured at Mount Hermon (Jabal al-Sheikh) along Lebanon’s border with Syria.

 

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It’s ‘Mudders Day’ May 12 At Seven Springs; Adventure Race Planned

Seven Springs Mud on Mountain

A seven-mile course across the mountain terrain at Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania gives a new meaning to the holiday we celebrate the next day. It’s “Mudders Day” May 12 as the resort debuts “Mud On The Mountain.”

 

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Alyeska Upgrades With High-Speed Chair To Upper Mountain For Next Season

Alyeska

Maybe it was the record snowfall at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska that got them excited. But, whatever the reason, a new high-speed detachable replacement for Chair 4 will greatly increase uphill capacity and shorten the ride.

 

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Utah Leaders Muscle Up to Promote SkiLink Plan

Ski Link Map

Supporters of a ridge-topping gondola between Canyons Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort have consolidated into a business-community coalition to strengthen their push for the proposed lift.

 

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New Summer Adventures Make New Hampshire’s Sunapee A Special Getaway

Mt. Sunapee Treetops Obstacle Course

The adventure season extends year-round starting this summer at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H., a 1.5-hour drive from Boston. It all starts in the treetops.

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South American Ski Resorts Gear Up For Upside Down Season

Valle Nevado

The endless ski season takes its annual Down Under turn while we settle in on mountain bikes and golf courses. But, you can keep the ski/ride itch scratched this summer at improved resorts. The photo was taken at Valle Nevado April 27, 2012. All bodes well.

 

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Ragged Mountain Details Expansion With New Funding

Ragged Mountain

The most intriguing piece of the “greenlighted” Ragged Mountain expansion will be access to Pinnacle Peak, the ski area’s third mountain. That means adding more than 30 percent to the skiable terrain.

 

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Colorado's Wolf Creek Plans Sweeping Expansion, Environmental Sensitivity

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek, Colorado’s oldest ski area at 73 years old, and Davey Pitcher, whose family has owned the snow magnet slopes since he was a boy, plans to ensure its future.

 

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Early Tee Times: Some Resort Region Golf Courses Already Open For Play

No. Michigan's Crystal Mountain

Skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their golf clubs in parts of the nation. The early demise of winter has made for a number of early course openings. Here’s a sampling, including some early season deals.  

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Ski Writers Honor Cochran-Siegle, Shiffrin With Metivier Award

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Mikaela Shiffrin

Alpine ski racers Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Mikaela Shiffrin received the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award from the Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) for the second consecutive year. 

 

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Whistler Named One Of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Whistler

Earth Day (April 20) seems a good time to note that Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the fourth consecutive year.

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Hall Of Fame Induction Makes For Night Of Memories, Emotions

HOF Inductees 2012

Nearly 600 friends and snow sports industry leaders joined eight new members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Saturday night (April 14, 2012) in Seattle for a formal induction ceremony. 

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PCSkiGal: Up Up And Away For Snowbird’s Little Cloud, Gad 2 Lifts

Snowbird

World-renowned Snowbird Resort  in Utah is getting in the game. The Bird will yank out the Little Cloud chair and replace it with a high-speed quad starting this summer. 

 

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Travel Executives Meet At Lake Tahoe: Deals Made Will Affect You

Mt. Travel Symposium

Somewhere around 900 sales and marketing executives from tour and travel agencies, resort lodging properties and associations, airlines, ski clubs and councils, and mountain resorts from across the alpine world get down to hard knuckle negotiations April 15-22 at the Resort at Squaw Creek at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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Ski Areas Recognized For Safety, Building Lifetime Relationships

Whitetail Resort

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) will honor 13 ski resorts with National Safety Awards next month at their national convention in San Antonio, Texas. Others will be recognized for their work in converting skiers and riders to lifelong enthusiasts.

 

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