New Zealand Skiing: You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Queenstown, New Zealand – It’s a little late but snow has finally arrived on New Zealand’s South Island. In this case, however, it’s been too much, too fast. Heavy snowfall and high winds have closed ski resorts this weekend around Queenstown and Lake Wanaka. The snowfall comes as a huge relief after lack of snow … Continue reading New Zealand Skiing: You Can Have Too Much of a Good Thing

Fresh Snow Opens Whole Mountain at Hotham

Hotham Heights (VIC), Australia – The banner start to the 2011 ski season in the Australian Alps is continuing, and 64cm of fresh snow from this week’s storms at Hotham has combined with extensive snowmaking to open the resort’s Heavenly Valley on Wednesday and Blue Ribbon today. With the scheduled addition of Gotcha, Keogh’s and … Continue reading Fresh Snow Opens Whole Mountain at Hotham

Subsidiary of Vail Resorts Buys O2GearShop.com

Broomfield, CO – Specialty Sports Venture (SSV), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the assets of Outdoor Outlet, LLC, a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates O2GearShop.com, an online retailer of outdoor and snowsports goods and equipment with more than 2 million total visits last year. “The addition … Continue reading Subsidiary of Vail Resorts Buys O2GearShop.com

Snow Show Sells Out

Denver, CO – While mountain resorts and retail shops across the country have transitioned into summer, SnowSports Industries America (SIA) is looking ahead to next year’s Snow Show in Denver where retailers peruse and purchase the latest gear and apparel.  Last week, the industry-only trade show officially reached “sold out” status for exhibitor booth space, … Continue reading Snow Show Sells Out

Troubles Continue for New York’s Cockaigne Ski Area

  Cherry Creek, NY – As if the burning of its historic base lodge in February wasn’t enough, vandals struck Cockaigne ski area in western New York State over the weekend, damaging ski lifts and other facilities. A resort spokesperson indicates that none of Cockaigne’s lifts was spared damage that included broken control knobs and … Continue reading Troubles Continue for New York’s Cockaigne Ski Area

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