San Francisco, CA – As part of their ongoing snow sports education effort, Ski California (a.k.a. the California Ski Industry Association) and its member resorts today unveiled the first-ever Mountain Safety Guide for the 2017-2018 season. The free Guide will be available at resorts in a pocket-size format (like a trail map) and/or an online/mobile version … Continue reading Ski California Releases Inaugural Mountain Safety Guide
Montpelier, VT – Friends don’t let friends sit inside all winter. Introduce someone to skiing or snowboarding this season, for beginner lessons at Vermont resorts are for anyone looking to pick up a winter sport and enjoy time in the state’s beautiful Green Mountains — and there could be a benefit for you. “It is our … Continue reading Vermont Resorts Discount Learn to Ski or Snowboard Packages
Denver, CO – While many western mountain regions are struggling to make snow, based on data released by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing, resorts across Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho are not experiencing a negative impact on their bookings as of Nov. 30. For the month of November, occupancy was … Continue reading Snowfall Down, But Bookings Up at Western Ski Resorts
Boalsburg, PA – Skiers enjoying their first turns on opening day at Tussey Mountain in Pennsylvania got more than they bargained for. Shortly after 10 a.m., four chairs on Tussey’s base-to-summit fixed grip quad chairlift slid backwards into a fifth chair, trapping riders between the chairs. “A chair carrying skiers and snowboarders slipped upon the … Continue reading Pennsylvania Ski Lift Malfunction Injures Five
Killington, VT – Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin took a huge step in her Olympic season giant slalom preparation, finishing second in the Xfinity Killington Cup, the second GS race of the FIS Ski World Cup. Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg took her second-straight giant slalom victory, as Italy’s Manuela Moelgg finished third. “This is definitely a step in the … Continue reading Rebensburg Wins Killington Giant Slalom
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
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?