Former Members Acquire Bankrupt Vermont Ski Resort

hermitageclub113

Former members of a bankrupt private ski resort in Vermont have officially bought the resort’s assets in Wilmington and West Dover and anticipate opening for the 2020-2021 winter season.

Continue reading
  436 Hits

Resorts Reopen Amid Easing Restrictions

Bachelor

Across the country, government officials are easing restrictions enacted to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, allowing many mountain resorts to resume operations. Some resorts are reopening with snow, while others are looking toward.summer. Almost everyone is restarting with modified schedules and special social distancing guidelines in place.

Continue reading
Tags:
  516 Hits

Utah Resorts Emphasizing Insurance In 2020-21 Season Pass Plans

Utah

Snowbird and Snowbasin Resort on Wednesday unveiled their compensation plans for season passholders whose spring skiing and snowboarding was cut short by COVID-19.

Continue reading
  415 Hits

Arapahoe Basin Is Not Giving Up On Reopening

A-Basin

Gov. Jared Polis offered some hope to skiers with Monday’s announcement that camping can resume in the state, saying he would have a decision regarding skiing on May 25.

Continue reading
  528 Hits

Big White Prepares for Big Summer, Still Set to Open Amid Pandemic

Big-White

Big White is ready to open for its summer season, full of physically distant biking and hiking.

Continue reading
  402 Hits

Timberline Lodge, Ski Area to Reopen Friday With Limited Operations

Timberline2

Ski season has been resuscitated in Oregon, with the reopening of one of the most popular ski areas in the state.

 

Continue reading
  844 Hits

Keystone Resort Proposes Lift to Provide Access to New Beginner, Intermediate Trails

Screen-Shot-2020-05-09-at-9.22.09-AM

U.S. Forest Service documentation released Thursday shed light on Keystone Resort’s plans to bring an unprecedented lift-served terrain expansion for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders above the resort’s tree line.

Continue reading
  423 Hits

Executive Order Will Allow Mount Hood Ski Resorts to Reopen. Will They?

Timberline

Skiers may soon return to the snowy southern flank of Mount Hood, which has been all but vacant for more than a month because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Continue reading
  458 Hits

Will Ski Resorts Reopen? How Coronavirus Will Affect Season Passes, Capacity

Copper

March is the second-highest revenue-generating month of the ski season after December. It makes sense; many schools are on spring break during that month, and skiers and snowboarders gravitate to the good conditions and sunny skies.

Continue reading
  478 Hits

When Skiing Stopped, So Did Pooping - Wastewater Workers in Aspen and Vail Faced a Pile of Problems

Aspen

The science of keeping the flora in a sewage treatment system balanced was knocked out of kilter when coronavirus shut skiing down and water use dropped 50% in two of Colorado’s most popular ski communities.

Continue reading
  451 Hits

U.S. Forest Service OKs Mt. Rose Expansion, Skier Bridge

Rose

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the expansion of a ski resort on a national forest between Reno and Lake Tahoe, including a skier bridge over a highway as part of a package that also bans commercial development in areas cherished by conservationists and back-country enthusiasts.

Continue reading
  694 Hits

Lutsen Mountains Expansion On Track as Feds Launch Environmental Study

Lutsen

The U.S. Forest Service is collecting public input on Lutsen Mountains’ plans to roughly double its North Shore ski area overlooking Lake Superior.

Continue reading
  508 Hits

The End of Après-Ski? Norwegian Resort is First in Europe to Reopen – With Closed Bars and Social Distancing

Screen-Shot-2020-05-05-at-7.15.48-AM

Dancing in ski boots on a high-altitude terrace could be a thing of the past as the future of booze-fuelled ski holidays hangs in the balance. The first ski resort in Europe has reopened without lifting the shutters on its après-ski bars – sparking speculation that many will follow suit in the future.

Continue reading
  492 Hits

New Zealand Ski Areas Look to Snow Season Operations with Restrictions

Cardrona_Alpine_Resort_Soho_Basin

With New Zealand’s Coronavirus lockdown having been eased, ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.

Continue reading
  454 Hits

All But One Colorado Ski Area Abandon Hope of Reopening This Season After Latest Closure Extension

Wolf-Creek

At Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, with plenty of snow still clinging to the mountain, they were hoping to roll out what skiing looks like in the pandemic age.

Continue reading
  873 Hits

Colorado’s Downhill Skiing Ban Extended Into Late May

Banned

On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide ban on downhill ski operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Continue reading
  547 Hits

Aspen Skiing Co. Will Continue Grooming for Uphillers at all Four Ski Areas

Screen-Shot-2020-04-23-at-8.18.06-AM

Uphillers can count on an ongoing assist from Aspen Skiing Co. this spring.

Continue reading
  471 Hits

Aspen Skiing Co. Hopes to Reopen Aspen Highlands in May if Health Orders, Conditions Allow

Aspen-Highlans

If conditions allow at all levels — within the state, Pitkin County and the snowpack — Aspen Skiing Co. hopes it can safely reopen Aspen Highlands at some point during May.

“We’ve been pretty upfront with it all along,” SkiCo’s vice president of communications Jeff Hanle said via phone Wednesday afternoon, “that we’re going to try to maintain the ability to open Highlands very late season if we are given the go-ahead that we can do it, if the conditions are decent and good, and if we can open [Highlands] with a plan that keeps our employees and our guests safe at the direction of the county health and state health.”

 Read the full story at AspenTimes.com

  574 Hits

Vail Resorts Sued for Millions Over Early End to 2019-2020 Ski Season

Snow

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong for keeping passholder fees after closing all of their resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Continue reading
  474 Hits

DemacLenko Using Fan Guns as Mobile Disinfecting Units

Snowgun

Snow-gun manufacturer DemacLenko has developed a way to use its high-output fan guns for “wide-area disinfection of public spaces.”

Continue reading
Tags:
  635 Hits