Category Archives: Resorts

Where’s the Highest Skiing in the East? Probably Not Where You Think

Beech Mountain, NC – A milestone occurs this winter in the North Carolina mountains: Beech Mountain Resort marks 50 years of skiing on the highest elevation lift-served ski slopes in eastern America. The resort had a new vision for Southern skiing when it debuted in the winter of 1967-68. It was the only North Carolina resort … Continue reading Where’s the Highest Skiing in the East? Probably Not Where You Think

California Ski Resorts Invest Millions Following Record Season

Petaluma, CA – Following record-setting snowfall during the 2016-17 winter ski season, Ski California and its 32 member resorts are looking ahead to an exciting 2017-18 winter marked by major resort enhancements and new program offerings up and down the state to enhance overall guest experiences. Northern California/Nevada Diamond Peak is introducing a new terrain park … Continue reading California Ski Resorts Invest Millions Following Record Season

Killington Starts Making Snow

Killington, VT – With ski season already underway in the West, Vermont’s Killington Resort has begun to get ready in the East by commencing snowmaking in advance of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup on November 24-26. Killington Resort was the first North American ski mountain to open its season to the general public in 2016 … Continue reading Killington Starts Making Snow

Mount Snow GM Takes the Helm at Ski Areas Association

Lakewood, CO – The board of directors of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), a nonprofit trade association that represents ski area owners and operators in the US, has named Kelly Pawlak as NSAA’s new president and CEO to replace the retiring Michael Berry. Pawlak, who is vice president and general manager at Mount Snow Resort, … Continue reading Mount Snow GM Takes the Helm at Ski Areas Association

Room Rates at Western Ski Resorts Keep Rising as Advance Reservations Slip

Denver, CO – Lodging figures released last month by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing revealed that the trend of slipping occupancy and rising revenues that began last winter has continued through most of the summer at 290 property management companies in 20 ski resort destination communities, representing approximately 30,000 rooms across Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, … Continue reading Room Rates at Western Ski Resorts Keep Rising as Advance Reservations Slip

Snowbowl Owners Purchase Another Arizona Ski Area

Williams, AZ – The owners of Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff have announced their acquisition of the 37-acre Elk Ridge Ski Area near Williams. Plans announced for Elk Ridge, which first opened in the 1960s but has operated only sporadically in recent years, call for upgrades to surface lifts, installation of a chairlift, and expanded snow … Continue reading Snowbowl Owners Purchase Another Arizona Ski Area