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RCR’s Ski Resorts in Western Canada Expand Backcountry Experiences

Fernie (BC), Canada – A pair of ski resorts owned by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies are expanding their backcountry-style ski offerings this winter, and a third is offering a new route to the slopes. “Uptracking”, or skinning up a mountain in skis or on a snowboard, is gaining in popularity and Fernie Alpine Resort is … Continue reading RCR’s Ski Resorts in Western Canada Expand Backcountry Experiences

Suicide Six Sells a Piece of its History

Woodstock, VT – The Woodstock Inn & Resort is offering the community an opportunity to own a piece of Suicide Six history. The Vermont ski area has donated 60 chairs from the 38-year-old, recently deconstructed Chair #1 to Woodstock Ski Runners (WSR) for fundraising. All proceeds will benefit the WSR youth ski programs, with 50 percent … Continue reading Suicide Six Sells a Piece of its History

Maine’s Mt. Abram Expands Terrain and Snowmaking

Greenwood, ME – The mountain operations team at Mt. Abram has been working on a large trail expansion project to add six new ski runs to the western Maine ski resort. Crews are also installing water pipes spanning the new trail areas, to increase snowmaking operations by 35%. In 2013, Mt. Abram invested in a solar-power project … Continue reading Maine’s Mt. Abram Expands Terrain and Snowmaking

Vermont’s Bolton Valley Refines Early-Season Focus

Bolton, VT – The fall foliage is only just starting to reach its full glory in northern Vermont, but managers at Bolton Valley Resort are already focused on winter. The ski area has announced plans to increase early-season snowmaking and will also offer more night skiing in 2016-17. The mountain will be bringing in an additional air compressor for … Continue reading Vermont’s Bolton Valley Refines Early-Season Focus

Austrian Ski Resort Build’s World’s Highest Capacity Gondola

Soelden, Austria – Visitors to the Austrian ski resort of Soelden this winter will be whisked uphill aboard a gondola with the greatest uphill capacity of any similar lift in the world. Soelden’s new Giggijoch Mountain Gondola, built by Doppelmayr, has an astounding capacity of 4,500 passengers per hour. It will carry riders in 10-person cabins from … Continue reading Austrian Ski Resort Build’s World’s Highest Capacity Gondola

International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand – Tourism New Zealand has released its latest arrivals data which shows further growth in visitor numbers. Nearly 317,000 people vacationed in New Zealand in the three months ending August compared to 268,272 in 2015 and 245,584 in 2014. “New Zealand’s fantastic winter attractions and scenery continue to attract international holidaymakers,” says Tourism New Zealand … Continue reading International Skiers Set Record in New Zealand

Arapahoe Basin Readies to Make Snow

Arapahoe Basin, CO – In an annual procedure that some ski industry types call “blowing out the mice,” Arapahoe Basin snowmakers fired up the snow guns this morning to get ready for the Colorado ski season ahead. Arapahoe Basin traditionally begins making snow around this time of year, in preparation for an October opening in competition … Continue reading Arapahoe Basin Readies to Make Snow