Washington, DC – Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. Private weather forecaster Accuweather agrees. La Nina has a 55- … Continue reading U.S. Ski Season Forecast: Return of La Nina?
Georgetown, CO – And then there were three. Following the winter openings of Timberline Ski Area in Oregon and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado last week, Arapahoe Basin’s neighbor Loveland Ski Area will get in on the action this Friday, the second Colorado resort to open for skiing and riding this season. “We have been waiting … Continue reading Loveland Opens Friday
Breckenridge, CO – Mountain Dew and TEN: The Enthusiast Network have announced the initial schedule for the annual winter Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival to be held in Breckenridge December 14-17. This year’s winter Dew Tour will serve as a U.S. Ski & Snowboard Olympic qualifying event for men’s and women’s halfpipe and … Continue reading Dew Tour Announces Breckenridge Schedule
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, 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
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
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