Vermont is gearing up for the next big influx of tourists: ski season. For resorts around the state, that means adding hundreds of seasonal employees, but Vermont's aging population and low unemployment rate are adding to the challenge. That's led some resorts to offer generous benefits — retirement plans, health insurance, ski passes, housing — for entry-level positions like lift operators and parking attendants.
A couple of ski areas near Detroit offer a popular combination season pass that benefits thousands of snowsports enthusiasts in the Motor City. Four popular Ohio ski areas grouped around the Cleveland/Akron metropolis also offer a similar season pass, again benefiting thousands.
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Total skier visits to the 23 member ski resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) increased 13 percent over last year, finishing nearly 12 percent above the state’s five-year average. The numbers reflect the current makeup of the association, adjusted for the departure of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2018-19.
The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains set records for the service, including the most riders ever, in the 2019 season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort leaders thank guests for choosing Amtrak to avoid traffic and to enjoy new features both aboard the train and at the resort named last year “Best in North America".
Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.
A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from some outdoor enthusiasts worried about increased avalanche danger, pollution and noise.
A giant $3.5-billion ski resort project on the West Coast of Canada hopes to be open from 2025, its developers have said.
Olympians Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht were among the star-studded group of eight noted skiing and snowboarding pioneers, athletes and sport builders inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at an April 6, 2019, ceremony in Park City.
Last week’s snow and continued cold temperatures in the North Country seems like good news for skiers looking to take a few more turns this spring.
Yet only a few resorts have extended the season, with most areas still planning to shut down at their normal closing dates, some as soon as this weekend, representatives said.
A Boston investment firm has made an offer to buy Saddleback Mountain, pledging to invest $25 million to $30 million after the sale to help restart the Rangeley ski resort, which has been closed for four years.
The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno.
The wind is blowing snow across the mountaintop. Temps are well below zero. Visibility is bad.
“This is an adventure,” said Chris Jarnot, sidestepping in his K2 skis up a narrow ridge, heading toward Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s precipitous, powdery Teocalli Bowl.
A court-appointed receiver has rejected a plan to reopen a foreclosed ski resort in Vermont.
Alan Tantleff was appointed to oversee the Hermitage Club, which includes the private ski resort, golf courses and homes under construction, in June after the company failed to make mortgage payments.
Ever dream about waking up seeing sunlight cresting over a mountain ridge? Or skiing whenever you feel like it? Or helping people live their own adventures out in the forest and powder?
Owning a ski resort would be a fantasy, right? Well, now there’s a place in Idaho where that dream could become reality.