Liftopia Diversifies Available Lift Tickets

Liftopia has been an online seller of ski lift tickets since 2005. As a tech platform for resorts to sell ski tickets online, the website offered great deals from resorts for people who bought non-refundable online tickets. But now with the Uber model demonstrating the inefficiency of single-price marketing, Liftopia is launching a tiered pricing […]

October 23 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Snowmaking Goes Green

The Killington ski resort is preparing for the upcoming season with the latest in energy-efficient snowmaking equipment. The resort recently purchased 400 new snow guns in partnership with Efficiency Vermont, a group working for green initiatives within the state’s ski resorts. Killington officials say the $2 million purchase will produce top quality snow while using […]

October 21 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Colorado Ski Season Is Here!

Arapahoe Basin won the annual race to be the first Colorado ski resort to open for the 2014-2015 season. It opened its slopes at 9 a.m. on Friday giving skiers and boarders a chance “to make turns on the intermediate High Noon trail,” the resort said. The Black Mountain Express high-speed quad chairlift is running […]

October 19 / 2014
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Another Ski Resort Turning Green

Mt. Abram Ski Area, located in Greenwood, ME, is beginning work on an 803-panel photovoltaic solar project to offset much of the resort’s annual electricity consumption. The project, which has been in the works for four years, is expected to produce over 280,000 kilowatt hours annually and will offset approximately 70 percent of the ski […]

October 13 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Where is Ski Town USA?

For decades, Steamboat Ski Resort has touted Steamboat as “Ski Town USA,” a moniker now being challenged by Salt Lake City and its marketing campaign as “Ski City USA.” So, Steamboat Ski Resort is suing Utah tourism officials, claiming the $1.8 million marketing campaign violates their Ski Town, U.S.A. trademark. Visit Salt Lake contends that […]

October 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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Deer Valley Buys Solitude

Deer Valley Resort said on Friday afternoon it has acquired Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the third deal this year that has reshaped Utah’s ski industry. Deer Valley will take full ownership and assume the operations at Solitude on May 1, 2015. A prepared statement released by Deer Valley indicated Solitude during the […]

October 07 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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