In Spite of Drought, CA Ski Areas Attract Purchase

Last week, the operators of Mammoth Mountain signed a $38 million deal to acquire the company that runs Bear Mountain and Snow Summit in the San Bernardino Mountains.  The deal for Snow Summit Ski Corp. includes a golf course, driving range, several parking lots and rights to 438 acres of skiable land owned by the […]

October 01 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Snowboarders Are Left Out in the Cold

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Utah tossed the lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don’t have a constitutional right to practice their sport at Alta Ski Area, a private ski resort eats of Salt Lake City. The ruling sided […]

September 26 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Ski Lift Dump Results in Lawsuit

An unusual lift accident has resulted in a Michigan lawsuit.  The families of two children who were injured in a fall after a ski lift malfunctioned have filed a lawsuit against Mt. Holly Resort in Michigan.  Gabrielle Adams and Charlie Young were both sixth graders last  January, and both were members of the school’s ski […]

September 23 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Wolf Creek Cited for Employee’s Avalanche Death

Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an employee died during avalanche training held outside of the resort’s boundaries.  OSHA has found that the ski area lacked a way for employees to make emergency contact with base operations or to summon first responders on March 4, […]

September 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Intrawest Full Owner of Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Denver’s Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. will pay $52.5 million for the half of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, is the largest ski resort in Ontario, that it doesn’t already own.  With full ownership, Intrawest will gain between $6 million and $8 million a year in additional cash. The company said it has received minimum cash distributions […]

September 15 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Vail Buys PCMR

Powdr Corp. has sold its Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts for $182.5 million, ending a year of drama for the entire town.  According to reports, the deal requires Vail Resorts to retain Park City Mountain Resort employees.  Vail President Blaise Carrig arrived in Park City yesterday to calm PCMR employees and the community […]

September 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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