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Western Winter Bookings Show Slight Gain; Credit Snow

Taos Country InnWinter 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. 

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Bookings Inconsistent At Western Resorts As Winter Kicks In

whiteridge condos Jackson HoleAfter 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. 

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Industry Veteran Bill Jensen Is New CEO/Partner At Telluride

Bill JensenVeteran 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.

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Employee Housing Gets $30 Million Boost By Vail Resorts

Vail ResortsVail 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.

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Jerry Groswold Dies At 84; Industry Leader Led Winter Park Development

Jerry GroswoldGerald 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.

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Western Winter Bookings Pick Up; Early Snows Will Help Perceptions

Wolf Creek first snowsWinter 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. 

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North Carolina Ski Areas Made Economic Impact Of $197 Million Last Season

North CarolinaThe 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. 

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SIA's David Ingemie Receives 2015 BEWI Award; 30 Years At The Helm

David Ingemie HOFRetiring 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.

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Vermont's Sugarbush Embarks On Solar Projects And More

SugarbushVermont'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. 

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New Faces Named To Top Positions At Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley Kachina II ChairThere 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.

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