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Rob Bevier To Head Loon Mt. Snowsports School

Rob Bevier

Rob Bevier has been named Loon Mountain’s new Snowsports Director. Bevier comes to Loon from Okemo Mountain Resort, where he has worked since 1991 - most recently as Assistant Director for the resort’s Ski and Ride School. 

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Hospitality Veteran Named General Manager at Okemo's Jackson Gore Inn

Dennis Barquinero

Dennis Barquinero named general manager at the Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vt.

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Jim Seely Named Marketing Chief At Las Vegas Ski/Snowboard Resort

Jim SeelyJim Seely, a Las Vegas native and current member of the resort’s marketing staff, has been named Director of Marketing for  Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort (LVSSR).

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Summer Occupancy Rates Continue To Build; May Business Boost

Escale Resorts Park City

Occupancy and revenues at mountain resorts in the Far West and Rocky Mountains continue to trend positive for the third consecutive year, according to the Mountain Market Briefing by DestiMetrics.

 

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Colorado Sets Record; 12.5 Million Hit The Slopes

Aspen

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced that statewide skier visits totaled an estimated 12.6 million for the 2013/14 ski season, the best season on record in the state. Colorado was up more than 10 percent compared to last season and more than 8 percent compared to the five-year-average. This report is courtesy of our partners, Mountain i Journals and was written by Allen Harvey.

 

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N.H. Ski Areas Host 2.5 Million Skiers, Riders; 'Impressive Business Levels'

Mount Sunapee

Numbers are in for New Hampshire ski resorts for the 2013-14 season and, as Ski New Hampshire’s Karl Stone puts it, “it was a success for skiers and ski area operators alike… resulting in impressive business levels.”

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Vermont Ski Areas Celebrate ‘Steller Season’ — 4.5 Million Visits

Jay Peak powder day

Vermont’s resorts celebrated a stellar season at the Vermont Ski Areas Association annual meeting at Killington Resort. There were 4,503,269 skier and rider visits, nearly identical to last year’s near-record numbers.

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Winter Lodging Tallies Up; Summer Looking Good

Wilderness Inn Loon Mt.

Winter lodging books have closed according to DestiMetrics latest Mountain Market Briefing and summer’s early look is good. 

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Ski New Hampshire Hires Jessyca Keeler As Executive Director

Keeler

Conway, NH resident Jessyca Keeler has been selected by Ski New Hampshire's board of directors to serve as Executive Director for Ski New Hampshire. 

 

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Swiss Tourism’s SnoCountry.com Ad Campaign Wins ‘Online Best’ Award

Swiss Tourism ad

An ad campaign for Swiss Tourism, dubbed “Pure White” and created by LIQWID, has won the “Best Travel Online Award” presented by the Web Marketing Association. The ad campaign was specifically created for delivery on SnoCountry.com this winter.

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Audubon Continues Stowe’s Spruce Peak Sustainable Community Certification

Spruce Peak at StoweSpruce Peak at Stowe Mountain Resort has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Sustainable Community" through the Audubon International Sustainable Communities Program.
 
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Bill Marolt Receives Recognition Award From SIA

Bill MaroltBill Marolt, recently retired president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association received the Snow Sports Recognition Award from SnowSports Industries America (SIA).
 
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Former Olympian Set To Be Hall Of Fame Development Director

Stacey WooleyStacey Wooley, a member of the U.S. Biathlon Team in the 1998 Winter Olympics at Nagano, Japan has been named development director for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
 
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Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Honor Toney, Weise, Lane

PNW AwardsThe Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association (PNSAA) has awarded honors to three resort managers.
 
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Squaw’s Andy Wirth Named Disabled Sports USA Far West Citizen Of Year

Andy WirthAndy Wirth, president and CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings has been named Far West Citizen of the Year by Disabled Sports USA.
 
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Mountain Travel Symposium Sold To Northstar Travel Media

MTS at BreckNorthstar Travel Media, a business-to-business information company based in Secaucus, N.J., has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS), the annual business exchange conference and forum that concludes today in Breckenridge, Colo. This year’s 39th annual event attracted nearly 1,200 travel professionals from all over the world.
 
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Katz Addresses Park City Controversy At MTS; ‘People Will Do Right Thing’

Jason Blevins, Rob Katz MTS

A wave of laughter swept over the audience of several hundred mountain travel professionals when Denver Post staff reporter Jason Blevins opened his interview with Vail CEO Rob Katz during a general session Sunday at the 39th annual Mountain Travel Symposium (MTS) with the comment “so you just got back from Park City?” More than 1,200 people are attending the week-long business-to-business event in Breckenridge, Colo. 

 

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Mountain Lodging Revenue Tops Last Year’s Mark

Lodge at Mountain Village, PCLodges throughout the country have posted a 10.4 percent increase in revenue this winter, according to the just released monthly data report released by DestiMetrics. Western resorts have already eclipsed last year’s total overall revenues.

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VacationRoost Acquires LeisureLink; Substantial Expansion

Vacation Roost logoVacationRoost Group Inc. (“VR”) based in Salt Lake City, Utah has announced a substantial expansion of its Vacation Home Reservation Network by acquiring LeisureLink, a distributor located in Pasadena, Calif.

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Ski NH Report Shows $1.15 Billion Direct Economic Impact

Cranmore snowy Feb 2014The 3.26 million winter and summer visitors to New Hampshire’s winter and summer resorts has resulted in a $1.15 billion impact in direct and secondary sales for the 2012-13 season. Ski N.H., a trade association, has released official economic study for that period.

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