Category Archives: Resorts

Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Decline in Early Season Visits

Denver, CO – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced on Thursday that while total skier visits at its 22 member ski resorts were down eight compared to last year’s first period visit numbers. The first period skier visits cover Opening Day October 21, 2016 through December 31, 2016. CSCUSA’s announcement comes just days after Vail Resorts announced a … Continue reading Colorado Ski Country USA Reports Decline in Early Season Visits

Mechanical Problems Silence Two Loveland Ski Lifts

Georgetown, CO – Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area has reduced its lift ticket price after shutting down two of its primary chairlifts due to mechanical problems. Lift 1 — one of Loveland’s most popular and the first lift to open at Loveland each season —  will be closed at least through Friday. Lift 6 has also been … Continue reading Mechanical Problems Silence Two Loveland Ski Lifts

Closed Pennsylvania Ski Area Up for Sale

Henryville, PA – The recently closed Alpine Mountain Ski Resort in eastern Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains has been placed on the market. The ski area’s owners, members of the Fabiano family, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in March, just two years after purchasing the resort. Now they’re looking to recoup as much of their loss as … Continue reading Closed Pennsylvania Ski Area Up for Sale

Booking Pace Slows at Western Ski Resorts

Denver, CO – With the Christmas holiday season and the month of December now officially in the books, many western mountain lodging properties have much to cheer about according to the most recent data released by Denver-based DestiMetrics. As of Dec. 31, while actual occupancy for the month of December at 30,000 rooms sampled at ski resorts … Continue reading Booking Pace Slows at Western Ski Resorts

Organizers Confident Record Set for World’s Largest Ski Lesson

Washington, DC – On Friday January 6, more than 150 resorts across the U.S. and Canada came together for the second annual World’s Largest Lesson Day. It was a second attempt to break two Guinness Book of World Records for largest simultaneous ski and snowboard lessons, respectively. Wachusett Mountain Resort in Massachusetts reported the greatest number of … Continue reading Organizers Confident Record Set for World’s Largest Ski Lesson

Snowboarder Dies at Belleayre

Highmount, NY – A spokesperson for Belleayre Mountain Ski Center has confirmed a 25-year-old snowboarder died on its slopes following an accident on Saturday. Jon Lundin, a spokesperson for the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) which operates the New York State-owned ski area, told the Daily Freeman of Kingston that the victim was Brian Conners, of … Continue reading Snowboarder Dies at Belleayre

Breckenridge Reclaims Shot Ski Record

Breckenridge, CO – Call it the battle of the après-ski. Breckenridge has reclaimed its spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s biggest shot ski, following its defeat of recent title holder Park City during the Colorado ski town’s annual January Ullr Fest honoring the Norse god of snow. Sponsored by Breckenridge … Continue reading Breckenridge Reclaims Shot Ski Record