Read the Fine Print of “Super Deals”

September means cooler mornings, golden aspens and the countdown to the next ski season.  Last year the Colorado ski season began two weeks before Halloween and with the cool, very wet summer we have experienced this year – we may match or even beat that early date. So, this is the time when excited skiers […]

September 02 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Ski Locker Accessible Through App

An innovative solution to protect your gear on the slopes is being offered by SnowGate.  The company makes outdoor locker systems that are currently used at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. Mobile-controlled, card-activated, and accessible 24/7, it’s an update to the old padlocked systems in many base lodges. The cost: $2 per hour, and $6 […]

August 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Kiwis Need Snow!

California ski resorts can offer empathy to our friends down under.  New Zealand’s ski slopes are running out of snow three months into the winter season. And just as with West Coast areas last season, some popular ski resorts in the Southern Hemisphere have not opened because of the lack of snow.  The winter there […]

August 14 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Never Too Fit for Aspen

Everyone knows it’s the beautiful people who ski at Aspen, and now SkiCo is making sure its employees are beautiful, or at least fit, as well.  Aspen Skiing Co., employer of some 1,500 workers who earn their pay working the ski slopes in the resort town, has added a mandatory fitness test to its wellness […]

August 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Editors Call for Truce

The editors of the Salt Lake Tribune ran an editorial yesterday calling for a resolution to the stand-off threatening to close Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) this upcoming season. PCMR, operated by Powdr Corp., had a sweetheart deal with Talisker, paying a mere $155,000 per year for use of the 2,800 acres, and the renewals […]

August 01 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Parents Sue Alaska Heli-skiing Tour Group

In March 2012, Natalia and Alex Dodov lost their 26-year-old son, Nickolay Dodov, in what is referred to as the Takhin Ridge avalanche.   The backcountry avalanche occurred in steep mountains near the southeast Alaska town of Haines, Alaska.  A party of six skiers, including guide Rob Liberman, 35, of Telluride, Colorado, were heli-skiing when the […]

July 28 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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