Cardrona to Build New Chondola for 2017

Wanaka, New Zealand – New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort will install a new NZ$10 million “chondola,” a lift that combines gondola cabins and chairs, in time for the 2017 winter season. The new McDougall’s Express Chondola will be the first cabin-style lift on a ski area in New Zealand, replacing the existing McDougall’s Quad chairlift. The … Continue reading Cardrona to Build New Chondola for 2017

Montana’s Big Sky Focuses on the Future

Big Sky, MT – Big Sky Resort, located in southwest Montana and owned by Boyne Resorts, has unveiled Big Sky 2025: A Focused Vision For The Future, the ski resort’s commitment to progressive improvements and sustainable growth over the next decade. Led with an investment of over $150 million in resort improvements, the vision far exceeds expansion of the resort’s … Continue reading Montana’s Big Sky Focuses on the Future

Purgatory Owner Buys Neighboring Ski Area

Durango, CO – Ski news surrounding resort mergers and acquisitions is often focused on the big players: Vail Resorts, Boyne Resorts, Powdr Corp. and others. But over the past several years, James Coleman has been quietly snapping up ski areas across the southwestern U.S. Coleman leads an investment group that acquired Purgatory Resort near his … Continue reading Purgatory Owner Buys Neighboring Ski Area

Veterans Inspire USSA Athletes

Park City, UT – Last month, four U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) athletes took time out of their busy training schedules to learn from some U.S. military veterans. As part of a joint effort between the USSA, the National Ability Center (NAC) and the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, athletes came together with … Continue reading Veterans Inspire USSA Athletes

The M.A.X. Pass Adds 10 Resorts for the 2016-17 Season

Denver, CO – Purchasers of the M.A.X. Pass now have even more resort options to explore. The pass originally created by Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne Resorts has 10 new partner resorts joining for the 2016-17 ski and snowboard season. New this fall, the M.A.X. Pass announced Crested Butte and Eldora Mountain Resorts in Colorado, Mountain High Resort in California, Okemo Resort … Continue reading The M.A.X. Pass Adds 10 Resorts for the 2016-17 Season

Canada’s Anti-Trust Agency Clears Whistler Blackcomb Sale to Vail

Whistler (BC), Canada – The Canadian Competition Bureau has issued a no-action letter under Canada’s Competition Act indicating that it does not intend to challenge the proposed acquisition of Whistler Blackcomb by Vail Resorts. The Competition Bureau is an independent Canadian law enforcement agency that ensures that businesses operate in a competitive manner. The Bureau’s  Mergers Branch reviews merger … Continue reading Canada’s Anti-Trust Agency Clears Whistler Blackcomb Sale to Vail

Epic Pass Adds Ski Resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria

Broomfield, CO – Vail Resorts has added Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val d’Isere in France, Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta in Italy, 4 Vallees in Switzerland, and Arlberg in Austria to the 2016-2017 lineup of the Epic Pass, which offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing access at the company’s 13 ski resorts in the U.S. and Australia. Europe is the birthplace of … Continue reading Epic Pass Adds Ski Resorts in France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria

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