“Come up and ski.” Unfortunately, those words that Jeff Kuller used to end many interviews will no longer be heard.
Participating in a fund called Waves For Winter will allow the Eastern Winter Sports Reps Association(EWSRA) to benefit colleagues who were severely affected by the recent Super Storm Sandy in the Mid Atlantic.
On-the-books occupancy for November 202 through April 2013 is down 3.9 percent compared to last winter, according to the monthly report just released by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP).
Betsy Brauer, an Appleton, Wisc. businesswoman and Gary Mayer, a ski resort entrepreneur in Killington, Vt. received the 27th annual BEWI Award for “their many contributions to the success of BEWI-produced Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo."
Joe Sargent, a co-founder of Killington in Vermont has died some 56 years after he jump-started the process that led to the opening of the famed “Beast of the East.” He died Nov. 9 in West Hartford, Ct. at age 83. Cause of death has not been released.
Seattle Business magazine named Stevens Pass the winner in its Recreation Category and a member of its exclusive Green 50 List of “outstanding, sustainable organizations.”
A new component will bring fresh tracks to the Mountain Travel Symposium March 7-14, 2013 in Snowmass, Colo. It’s the MICE Exchange for professional meetings incentives, conference, and exposition planners.
Jim Spring, the man universally respected and known as “the smartest man in the specialty retail business” died this week of throat cancer. His wife and business partner, Joy, and his three children and two grandchildren survive him.
Long-time publicist, educator, and writer Mary Jo Tarallo received the Industry Achievement Award from SnowSports Industries America (SIA). It was presented by SIA Board Chair Tim Petrick at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s best employers for young people as chosen by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and also picked up several conservationist awards.
The booking pace for winter reservations is down 3.9 percent for the next six months year-over-year, says the Mountain Travel Research Program. MTRiP tracks reservations at 260 property management companies in the west.
Wachusett Mountain Marketing Director Tom Meyers was a recipient of a Larry D. Meehan Award for his contributions “to the expansion and vitality of the Massachusetts’ tourism industry.”
The largest annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in North America– the Mountain Travel Symposium – has announced that Michael J. Pierson, Inc. has taken over sole ownership of MTS.
Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) has named Aaron Kellet as the new General Manager for Whiteface Ski Center in Wilmington, NY near Lake Placid. Kellet replaces Bruce McCulley who leaves to become pastor of his church.