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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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Season Moves Into Second Half; Eastern Resorts Show 6.5 Percent January Lodging Gain

Jordan Hotel Sunday RiverA “halftime report” from DestiMetrics is showing an overall 4.7 percent increase in occupancy compared to last year and 10 percent increase in revenue moving into the second half of the season. Company officials credit the jump to divergent weather patterns in the east and west and continued good economic news.

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The North Face Honored By USSA, SIA For Freeskiing Campaign

North Face Tom WallischThe North Face, one of the most recognized global outdoor brands, has been honored by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for its work with the new Olympic sport of freeskiing.

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Intrawest Resort Holdings Announces IPO Pricing; Proceeds For Acquisitions?

Winter ParkAn initial public offering of 15,625,000 shares of its common stock at $12 per share has been announced by Intrawest Resort Holdings.

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Okemo Picked As One Of Vermont’s Best Places To Work

2012 Okemo Ski School Staff (okemo.com/Brian Moore)

Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow was named one of 27 companies on 2014’s best Vermont places to work list.  

 

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Sipapu Founder Lloyd Bolander Dies At 86 Years Old

Lloyd Bolander Sipapu founderLloyd Bolander, founder of New Mexico’s Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, has died, 62 years after he opened northern New Mexico’s oldest ski area.
 
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Holiday Lodging Up; Bookings Look Strong Through Season

Hearthstone at Stratton

The upward trend of in occupancy and revenue experienced so far this season by western lodges looks to be carrying into the rest of the season, according to the monthly Mountain Market Briefing from DestiMetrics.

 

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Durango Native Acquires Colorado’s Largest Snowcat Skiing Operation

San Juan Untracked
San Juan Untracked, formerly San Juan Snowcat Skiing, was recently purchased by Durango native Dennis Martin. The country's second-largest snowcat skiing and snowboarding operation, with 36,000 permitted acres of terrain, gears up with fresh insight and investment to enhance the backcountry experience and safety heading into the 2013-2014 season.
 
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Powdr Enterprises Acquires ‘World Of Adventure’ Sports Series

World Of Adventure Sports TVThe Emmy Award-winning television series “World of Adventure Sports” has been acquired by Powdr Enterprises, a division of Powdr Corp. Plans are to transform the NBC and NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) series into a year-round multi-platform offering to launch in 2014.

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USSA Gets Media Rights To 2015, 2017 World Championships

Eurovision logoEUROVISION, the global rights holder for the FIS World Alpine and Nordic Skiing Championships, has signed a deal with the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) for broadcast management of the 2015 and 2017 events. The 2015 World Alpine Skiing Championships will be held at Vail/Beaver Creek, Colo.

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Goggle Gap Project Introduced By SIA

Google Gap logoA collaboration among manufacturers and associations has initiated a new program called “The Goggle Gap Project” that has now been adopted by Snowsports Industries of America (SIA).

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Jay Peak’s Bill Stenger Receives 2013 BEWI Award

Reihle, Stenger, Weichsel BEWI AwardBill Stenger, president and co-owner of Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort and Burke Mountain, was honored with the 2013 BEWI Award at a luncheon in Boston during the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo last week.

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