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Skier Visits Down 13.2% at Vail Resorts

Broomfield, CO – Vail Resorts, Inc. on Friday reported a 13.2% slide in skier visits at the company’s North American destination ski resorts. The data, which compares the beginning of the ski season through January 8, 2017 to the equivalent prior year period through January 10, 2016, encompasses results from: Vail Mountain, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; … Continue reading Skier Visits Down 13.2% at Vail Resorts

Weather Cancels World Cup Downhills

Wengen, Switzerland – Snow and wind wreaked havoc on Saturday’s scheduled Audi FIS Ski World Cup races, cancelling both the men and women’s downhill races in Switzerland and Altenmarkt- Zauchensee, Austria. The women were scheduled to have both a downhill training run and downhill race Saturday in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, but due to heavy snowfall both had to … Continue reading Weather Cancels World Cup Downhills

Claire Doubles Up Podium At Waterville Rev Tour

Waterville Valley, NH – U.S. Rookie Slopestyle team member Caroline Claire, of Wilmington, Vt., hit the podium twice at the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour at Waterville Valley this week, including a win on Monday. The second stop of the Rev Tour featured back-to-back slopestyle competitions; Claire was first on Monday, second on Tuesday. On Monday, Claire’s … Continue reading Claire Doubles Up Podium At Waterville Rev Tour

Schild and Wilson Reach Moguls Podium on Home Turf

Wilmington, NY – The first event of the big Putnam Investment Freestyle Cup weekend at Lake Placid took place on the famed Wilderness moguls pitch at Whiteface Mountain on Friday in frigid conditions with icy snow. Australia’s Britteny Cox  and Dmitriy Reiherd of Kazakhstan both scored their second career World Cup victories, albeit under drastically different circumstances, as the U.S. … Continue reading Schild and Wilson Reach Moguls Podium on Home Turf

15 Feet of January Snowfall Breaks 45-Year Record

Squaw Valley, CA – We’ve spent much time this month sharing stories of the ridiculous amount of snow that’s been falling in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Now, a 45-year record has fallen as well. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows officials told us this afternoon that the 15 feet of snow that has fallen at the resort at Lake Tahoe since … Continue reading 15 Feet of January Snowfall Breaks 45-Year Record

Report: Intrawest Considering Sale

Denver, CO – Intrawest Resort Holdings, the owner or operator of six of North America’s most popular ski resorts, is considering putting itself up for sale, according to a news story published today by Reuters. Founded by entrepreneur Joe Houssian in 1976 as a privately funded Canadian real estate development company, Intrawest now owns or operates … Continue reading Report: Intrawest Considering Sale

Snow Scraps Second Zauchensee Training

Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria – Too much new snowfall on the course forced the cancellation of Thursday’s downhill training run for the World Cup ladies at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, and a similar fate befell the plan on Friday. Despite workers clearing the course in time for Friday’s training run, heavy snowfall picked up just before the racers’ inspection and continued throughout … Continue reading Snow Scraps Second Zauchensee Training