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