Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) has closed on a property in Ketchum, Idaho, purchased from Bald Mountain LLC to be developed as a new Limelight Hotel, modeled after the company’s existing property in Aspen, Colo. The property is in close proximity to Sun Valley’s River Run base of Bald Mountain.
Gadd Brook Slopeside, Sugarbush Resort’s next development project at Lincoln Peak, is moving forward. Resort officials expect to submit an ACT 250 permit by the end of December, and anticipate presenting the plan before the ACT 250 Board and the Warren Development Review Board in January, 2015.
In what has become a happily familiar refrain, aggregated lodging occupancy and revenue figures for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season continue their upward trajectory at 19 mountain resorts in six western states.
Mt. Hood Meadows has named Charles Jake Bolland as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. The announcement was made by Meadows Chairman and CEO Matthew Drake.
Jake Treadwell has been named new Vice President of Mountain Operations at Sunday River Resort, effective April 1, 2015. Treadwell will replace current V.P. Karl Strand, who is transitioning to become Sugarloaf’s new President and General Manager, also effective in April. Both Sunday River and Sugarloaf are members of the Boyne group of resorts.
The North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) honored five member journalists, including Cindy Hirschfeld, Dan Egan, Kristen Lummis, Troy Hawks, and Jason Dodge, with its annual Harold S. Hirsch Awards for Excellence in Snowsports Journalism.
Chris Hill and Cha-Chi Loprete of the Boston CBS Radio Group have been honored with the 29th annual BEWI Award for outstanding contributions to the ski industry. Their long-running commitments to the success of the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo and the New England ski scene were cited as reasons for the award.
Despite mild fall temperatures until the past week and considerable economic volatility, “on-the-books” occupancy for the upcoming six-month winter season (November through April) is currently running ahead of the same time last season.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and Visit Salt Lake today announced the organizations have reached a settlement of the litigation involving Steamboat’s Ski Town, U.S.A.trademark and Visit Salt Lake’s Ski City USA marketing campaign.
Colorado's Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 Induction Ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, as well as the International Skiing History Association's Skiing History Week April 8-12.