Voters Approve Sale of Connecticut’s Powder Ridge Ski Area

Middlefield, CT – The on-again, off-again saga of Connecticut’s Powder Ridge ski area, dormant since its previous owner’s bankruptcy and acquisition of the property by the town of Middlefield in 2007, continued on Tuesday when town voters approved the sale of the ski area to a Pennsylvania based operator. By a vote of 259-28, residents … Continue reading Voters Approve Sale of Connecticut’s Powder Ridge Ski Area

Skiers Bode Miller, Jon Olsson to Race Gumball 3000

London, UK – Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Ski Team standout Bode Miller has teamed with Swedish X Games champion freeskier Jon Olsson to drive the famous Gumball 3000 Rally, a Tour de France style auto race stretching from London to Istanbul beginning Thursday. “I have no idea what to expect, but I know it’s … Continue reading Skiers Bode Miller, Jon Olsson to Race Gumball 3000

ORDA Venues Gearing Up for Summer Season in Lake Placid

Lake Placid, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) is in the process of re-opening the Olympic venues for the summer and fall seasons. The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington, N.Y. kicked off the openings on Friday. The highway allows visitors to drive to the top of the fifth-highest … Continue reading ORDA Venues Gearing Up for Summer Season in Lake Placid

New Zealand Alpine Ski Team Named

Wanaka, New Zealand – Snow Sports New Zealand today announced selections to its 2011-12 New Zealand Alpine Ski Team, which will once again be led by 2010 Vancouver Olympian Ben Griffin.  All 14 members are returning. “The Alpine Sport Committee is pleased to announce a strong New Zealand Ski Team ahead of the upcoming winter … Continue reading New Zealand Alpine Ski Team Named

U.S. Ski Industry Applauds Resort Environmental Efforts

McLean, VA – The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) this month honored three ski resorts, including  Wyoming’s Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole, and Park City, Utah, with the  2011 Golden Eagle Awards for Environmental Excellence.  Established in 1993, the Golden Eagle Awards are the ski industry’s most prestigious award for recognizing resort environmental programs and … Continue reading U.S. Ski Industry Applauds Resort Environmental Efforts

New Executive Chef at Okemo

Ludlow, VT – Tim and Diane Mueller, operators of Okemo Mountain Resort, have named Brian Flanders as the Vermont ski and snowboard resort’s new executive chef. Flanders, a native New Englander originally from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, comes to Okemo from the Stone House Resort and Spa, in Little Compton, R.I. As executive chef, he was … Continue reading New Executive Chef at Okemo

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