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Okemo Again Picked As One Of Vermont's Best Places To Work

OkemoOkemo Mountain Resort was once again named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Vermont. 

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Brooke McAffee Named VP/Finance At USSA

Brooke McAfee USSA CFOThe U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding, has announced the appointment of Brooke McAffee as vice president and chief financial officer, according to USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw. 

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Northstar Names Glenn Cademartori Marketing Director

Glen Cademargori NorthstarNorthstar California Resort announced the appointment of Glenn Cademartori as  marketing director.  Cademartori will oversee all aspects of marketing for Northstar – including strategic planning and resort branding, development and management of e-commerce, advertising, events marketing, strategic partnerships, and act as a key liaison between Northstar and its community stakeholders.

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Ski Utah Names Paul Marshall Communications Director

Paul Marshall Ski UtahSki Utah has named Paul Marshall to the team as the new director of communications. Paul will focus on sharing the message of Utah’sskiresorts with local, national and international media. 

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Aspen Skiing Co. To Grow Limelight Hotel Brand In Sun Valley

Limelight Hotel Sun ValleyAspen Skiing Company (ASC) has closed on a property in Ketchum, Idaho, purchased from Bald Mountain LLC to be developed as a new Limelight Hotel, modeled after the company’s existing property in Aspen, Colo. The property is in close proximity to Sun Valley’s River Run base of Bald Mountain.

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New Slopeside Condo Project Moves Forward At Sugarbush

Sugarbush ResortGadd Brook Slopeside, Sugarbush Resort’s next development project at Lincoln Peak, is moving forward. Resort officials expect to submit an ACT 250 permit by the end of December, and anticipate presenting the plan before the ACT 250 Board and the Warren Development Review Board in January, 2015.

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New Lodging Report Brings Holiday Cheer To Western Resorts

Vintage On The Strand Park CityIn what has become a happily familiar refrain, aggregated lodging occupancy and revenue figures for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season continue their upward trajectory at 19 mountain resorts in six western states. 

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Leadership Team Changes Made At Mt. Hood Meadows; Bolland Named COO

Mt. Hood MeadowsMt. Hood Meadows has named Charles Jake Bolland as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made by Meadows Chairman and CEO Matthew Drake. 

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Sunday River Names Jake Treadwell VP For Mountain Operations

Jake Treadwell Sunday RiverJake Treadwell has been named new Vice President of Mountain Operations at Sunday River Resort, effective April 1, 2015. Treadwell will replace current V.P. Karl Strand, who is transitioning to become Sugarloaf’s new President and General Manager, also effective in April. Both Sunday River and Sugarloaf are members of the Boyne group of resorts.

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Snow Journalists Get Harold Hirsch Awards

NASJAThe North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) honored five member journalists, including Cindy Hirschfeld, Dan Egan, Kristen Lummis, Troy Hawks, and Jason Dodge, with its annual Harold S. Hirsch Awards for Excellence in Snowsports Journalism.

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Boston CBS Radio Executives Receive BEWI Award For Ski Industry Contributions

BEWI Award 2014Chris Hill and Cha-Chi Loprete of the Boston CBS Radio Group have been honored with the 29th annual BEWI Award for outstanding contributions to the ski industry. Their long-running commitments to the success of the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo and the New England ski scene were cited as reasons for the award.

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Early Mild Temps Give Way To Rosy Lodging Forecast In West

Sun River ResortDespite mild fall temperatures until the past week and considerable economic volatility, “on-the-books” occupancy for the upcoming six-month winter season (November through April) is currently running ahead of the same time last season. 

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Steamboat, Visit Salt Lake Settle Trademark Issues

Wasatch/Salt Lake CitySteamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and Visit Salt Lake today announced the organizations have reached a settlement of the litigation involving Steamboat’s Ski Town, U.S.A.trademark and Visit Salt Lake’s Ski City USA marketing campaign. 

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Steamboat To Host International Skiing History Week, Hall of Fame Induction April 8-12

SteamboatColorado's Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 Induction Ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, as well as the International Skiing History Association's Skiing History Week April 8-12.

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Deer Valley's Bob Wheaton Honored With Joseph Quinney Award

Bob Wheaton Quinney AwardBob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort's President and General Manager, is the 2014 S. Joseph Quinney Award Honoree from the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. 

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Aspen Announces Internal Personnel Realignment; Perry Named COO

David PerryAspen Skiing Company has announced an internal reorganization with the realignment of several departments and a new reporting structure. The changes are designed to enhance the guest experience through operational efficiencies, improve the collaborative environment for current employees,  allow the company to maintain focus and keep up with the pace of the changing business environment.

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Vail Resorts Makes Management Changes

Blaise CarrigVail Resorts, Inc. has announced a number of management changes to take place in its mountain division in the coming year, as part of a planned leadership succession to position the company for continued growth and success. 

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Killington Founder Pres Smith Receives Spirit Of Skiing Award; Tells Meteorologists 'Stop Creating Wussies'

Pre Smith, Bo Adams Spirit of Skiing AwardPreston Leete Smith, 84, was honored with the Spirit of Skiing Award at aNew England Ski Museum banquet Nov. 1 at the Grand Hotel in Killington.

 

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Blue Mountain Awarded $500,000 Energy Grant

Skiing at Pa.'s Blue Mountain (skibluemt.com)The Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) has announced its support in funding The Tuthill Corporation’s project to build a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant, also known at a Cogeneration Plant, in Palmerton.

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Powdr Enterprises, Boyne Resorts Join Forces For Strategic Brand Partnership; Combined Reach Of 19 Resorts

Big Sky ResortPowdr Enterprises, the sports marketing and entertainment division of Powdr, has announced a strategic brand partnership with Boyne Resorts. This alliance brings together the corporate partnership rights of the two largest privately-owned and operated companies in the mountain sports industry.

 

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