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Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Four

Park City, UT – Four skiing stars will become the newest inductees to the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame at a reception and ceremony to be held this week in Park City. Olympic alpine skiing medalist and broadcast analyst Christin Cooper, Paralympic cross-country skiing medalist Steve Cook, Group Rossignol American president Ron Steele and the late chairlift engineer Jan Leonard, co-founder … Continue reading Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Four

Could Another Major Ski Area Join Colorado’s Offerings?

Oak Creek, CO – Already the most visited ski state in the nation, Colorado is currently home to 29 lift-served ski areas, both large and small. If one Boulder-based entrepreneur has his way, however, they could number an even 30 as soon as next winter. Don McLean, CEO of Stagecoach Communities LLC, hopes to reopen the long-dormant Stagecoach … Continue reading Could Another Major Ski Area Join Colorado’s Offerings?

Non-Profit Could Buy Maine’s Saddleback Ski Area

Rangeley, ME – Last winter was certainly a frustrating one for Saddleback regulars. Despite assurances from the Berry family, owners of the ski area in far northwestern Maine, the resort’s lifts never carried a single skier. An oft-touted but secretive buyer never materialized, striking a financial blow to the region’s economy that’s largely tied to … Continue reading Non-Profit Could Buy Maine’s Saddleback Ski Area

National Wife Carrying Championship Returns to Maine’s Sunday River

Newry, ME – The North American Wife Carrying Championship returns to Sunday River in Maine for its 17th year as part of the ski resort’s annual Fall Festival Weekend, Oct. 8­–10. Kicking off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 50 pre-registered couples will test their wife-carrying skills on a 278-yard alpine obstacle course in an attempt to win … Continue reading National Wife Carrying Championship Returns to Maine’s Sunday River

Back Surgery Sidelines Super G Champion Reichelt

Vienna, Austria – Just five weeks before the Alpine skiing World Cup kicks off in Soelden, Austria, the host country’s Super G World Champion Hannes Reichelt is out indefinitely following back surgery. Reichelt, 36, complained of back pain ever since returning from the Austrian team’s summer training camp in Chile. He underwent a partial diskectomy on Saturday … Continue reading Back Surgery Sidelines Super G Champion Reichelt

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Plans Earlier Opening

Squaw Valley, CA – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, which remained open through May 30 last season, plans to be the first major ski resort in the Tahoe area to open this winter, looking to once again host the region’s longest ski and ride season. Resort officials have bumped the ski area’s projected opening day up from November 23 … Continue reading Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Plans Earlier Opening

Utah Ski Resorts Upgrade Amenities and Offerings

Salt Lake City, UT – As people spend the last weeks of summer and early autumn mountain biking, zip-lining and hiking at Utah’s 14 ski resorts, the first flakes of winter decorated the highest elevations of the Wasatch earlier this week in a precursor of the ski season ahead. Last winter, 4.5 million skier visits … Continue reading Utah Ski Resorts Upgrade Amenities and Offerings