Athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Freeskiing and U.S. Snowboarding will continue to have access to educational opportunities with the renewal of the U.S. Ski and Snowboarding Association’s partnership with Salt Lake City’s Westminster College.
Deer Valley Resort and Stein Eriksen, its director of skiing, both received awards at the fourth annual Governor's State of Sport Awards Dinner, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has announced further positive results relating to environmental goals and initiatives. The resort received its third ISO 14001 re-registration and exceeded its environmental goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions resort-wide by over 10 percent.
A strong and steady economy combined with "snow equity" allowed the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season to post double digit increases in revenue for the third straight winter with summer tracking similarly in the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions.
The North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce/CVB/Resort Association recently awarded Tahoe Donner Association as the 2014 Best Place to Work, an honor presented at the Annual Community Awards dinner in March. The community awards are an opportunity to showcase businesses, volunteers and employees who went above and beyond in 2014.
Rob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,
The most recent results for western mountain lodging properties at 19 resort areas in six western states revealed that as of Feb. 28, aggregated revenues collected and on-the-books for the season reached 104.5 percent of last season’s overall total. Data is reported in the monthly Market Briefing that is compiled and distributed by DestiMetrics.
Aggregated mountain lodging revenues at participating western mountain destinations are moving into record-setting territory based on booking patterns and economic indicators for the 2014-15 winter season, according to the monthly Market Briefing, by DestiMetrics.
Deer Valley Resort has promoted Stacey Taylor Director of Human Resources. Taylor brings extensive knowledge of human resources and the resort to the position.
Fischer Sports U.S.A has named Steve Reeder National Sales Manager for Nordic Skiing. Reeder, a long time New England sales representative with Fischer will assume the responsibilities in his new position beginning April 1.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced that Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer, will step down from his current role in June, 2015, the end of the company’s fiscal year.
David Ingemie, President of SnowSports Industries America (SIA) for the past 34 years, will step down as president following the 2016 SIA Snow Show. The announcement was made by the SIA Board of Directors as this year’s show was opening in Denver.
The U.S. Ski Team has announced the addition of Brandon Dyksterhouse to its women’s technical team as part of a unique partnership with Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.
Okemo Mountain Resort was once again named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Vermont.
The 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.
Northstar 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.
Ski 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.
Aspen 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.
Gadd 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.
In 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.