Winter bookings edged up slightly in December boosted by strong snowfall in both the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions—despite growing instability in economic news during the month.
After nearly three years of strong, consistent monthly year-over-year increases in bookings and revenue at western mountain resorts, early booking patterns for the 2015-16 winter are neither strong nor consistent so far this season.
Veteran Ski Industry Executive Bill Jensen has joined Telluride Ski and Golf Resort as a Partner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Jensen has enjoyed an influential career leading three of the most successful and recognized mountain resorts in North America.
Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) has announced a $30- million commitment to develop new employee housing projects in the communities where it operates its mountain resorts.
Gerald F. (Jerry) Groswold, renowned for his involvement with Winter Park Resort and a myriad of national and Colorado boards and organizations, died Nov. 26, 2015. He was 84.
Winter season booking pace, occupancy, and revenues at western mountain communities reversed directions during October and regained some ground according to the most recent results released yesterday by DestiMetrics.
The total economic impact of the North Carolina ski industry amounted to $197.2 million during the 2014-2015 winter season. The average expenditure per person during a ski/snowboard trip within the state of North Carolina was $182.84. More than half (58 percent) of visitors to North Carolina ski areas stayed overnight.
Retiring Snowsports Industries America (SIA) president David Ingemie was presented with the 30th Annual BEWI Award at a luncheon in his honor on Nov. 13 at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston Harbor as the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo got underway.
Vermont's Sugarbush Resort is currently involved in two solar initiatives it plans to implement this winter. The first project would appoint Sugarbush as the “offtaker” on six separate solar projects throughout Vermont. Green Lantern Capital out of Waterbury will develop, finance, build and maintain the solar projects.
There are plenty of new faces in top positions at Taos Ski Valley. The resort has added fonew directors to the food and beverage, technology, ski school and operations divisions, according to the Taos News.