Back in 1965, when Snowbird was still a dream coming together in Ted Johnson’s mind, an architect — designing the ski resort secretly taking shape in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains — pondered how to get thousands of skiers up Little Cottonwood Canyon, whose steep and narrow walls were lined with avalanche paths.
Recent rain and warm temperatures have been a setback for cross-country ski areas which had been enjoying a strong start to the season. But one local Nordic center is turning to last winter for some help.
The purchase of Saddleback ski area will be delayed until early next year while a state finance agency reviews an application for debt insurance that the sale depends on.
Ever wonder what it would be like to hang with Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Red Gerard at his famous backyard rail garden in Silverthorne? Soon, you’ll find the next best thing at Copper Mountain.
On Tuesday, Park City-based Powdr announced it has acquired SilverStar Mountain Resort. SilverStar is Powdr’s first mountain resort in Canada.
Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, and Big Boulder today announced their scheduled opening dates for the 2019/2020 winter season. After a great start to snowmaking, including a very productive window this past weekend, Mount Snow, Wildcat, Hunter Mountain, and Big Boulder are all looking forward to welcoming old friends and new Epic Pass holders, when lifts start to spin.
Vermont is gearing up for the next big influx of tourists: ski season. For resorts around the state, that means adding hundreds of seasonal employees, but Vermont's aging population and low unemployment rate are adding to the challenge. That's led some resorts to offer generous benefits — retirement plans, health insurance, ski passes, housing — for entry-level positions like lift operators and parking attendants.
A couple of ski areas near Detroit offer a popular combination season pass that benefits thousands of snowsports enthusiasts in the Motor City. Four popular Ohio ski areas grouped around the Cleveland/Akron metropolis also offer a similar season pass, again benefiting thousands.
Congratulations to Halley O'Brien for winning her first Emmy for SKI Magazine's The Snow Report Show!
Total skier visits to the 23 member ski resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) increased 13 percent over last year, finishing nearly 12 percent above the state’s five-year average. The numbers reflect the current makeup of the association, adjusted for the departure of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2018-19.
The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains set records for the service, including the most riders ever, in the 2019 season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort leaders thank guests for choosing Amtrak to avoid traffic and to enjoy new features both aboard the train and at the resort named last year “Best in North America".
Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.
A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from some outdoor enthusiasts worried about increased avalanche danger, pollution and noise.
A giant $3.5-billion ski resort project on the West Coast of Canada hopes to be open from 2025, its developers have said.
Olympians Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht were among the star-studded group of eight noted skiing and snowboarding pioneers, athletes and sport builders inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at an April 6, 2019, ceremony in Park City.
Last week’s snow and continued cold temperatures in the North Country seems like good news for skiers looking to take a few more turns this spring.
Yet only a few resorts have extended the season, with most areas still planning to shut down at their normal closing dates, some as soon as this weekend, representatives said.