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
Author Linda Chalat
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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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Snowmaking Underway for the Season!

Ski resorts in Colorado’s high country have started making their own snow, even though there has only been a few inches of the real stuff so far.  Crews at Copper Mountain have turned the resort’s snow-making guns on, preparing for an October 31 opening day. As temperatures near the summit hit freezing, hopes are high […]

October 03 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
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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
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