Fire Heavily Damages Bromont Ski Lift

Bromont (QC), Canada – A fire on Wednesday night caused heavy damage to a ski lift at Bromont, in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. A passer-by first noticed the flames and called authorities. The resort’s Versant du Lac #5 Doppelmayr CTEC detachable quad chair sustained heavy damage to its gearbox, operator station, brake system and several chairs. The … Continue reading Fire Heavily Damages Bromont Ski Lift

U.S. Grand Prix Continues at Park City

Park City, UT – The second stop of the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix tour will be held in Utah this week, with the world’s top freeskiers and snowboarders competing in Park City Mountain Resort’s halfpipe. The event will serve as the second World Cup of the year and points will also go towards and the Association … Continue reading U.S. Grand Prix Continues at Park City

Visa Freestyle International Kicks Off at Deer Valley

Park City, UT – The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team returns home to Deer Valley Resort this week for the 2016 Visa Freestyle International, today through Saturday. The biggest stop on the World Cup freestyle skiing tour, 2,000 to 5,000 spectators at each event witness the world’s best competing on the 2002 Olympic Winter Games venues: Deer Valley’s White Owl aerial hill and the … Continue reading Visa Freestyle International Kicks Off at Deer Valley

Snow at Western Resorts Partially Offsets Intrawest’s Eastern Losses

Denver, CO – On Tuesday, ski resort operator Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. reported results for the three and six months ended December 31, 2015. The Denver-based company owns or operates Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Stratton Mountain, Vt.; Snowshoe, W.V.; and Tremblant and Blue Mountain, both in eastern Canada. “While our Colorado resorts and CMH … Continue reading Snow at Western Resorts Partially Offsets Intrawest’s Eastern Losses

Skier Dies of Injuries from Blue Mountain Crash

Palmerton, PA – A skier from Washington State died on Wednesday of injuries sustained in a crash at Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain ski area. The Lehigh County Coroner says that Heo Hyunki, 35, of Tacoma died of blunt force trauma to the head. He was pronounced dead at 4:10 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Hyunki had been skiing … Continue reading Skier Dies of Injuries from Blue Mountain Crash

Burton US Open Announces Entertainment Line-Up

Vail, CO – On Tuesday, the 34th annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships announced its entertainment schedule, featuring free performances by established headliners and up-and-coming performers including GRiZ, Big Grams, The Bright Light Social Hour and The Sheepdogs. Taking place March 2-5 in Vail, the Burton US Open has a long tradition of hosting free concerts for the … Continue reading Burton US Open Announces Entertainment Line-Up

Skier Dies in Japan Avalanche

Katashina (Gunma Prefecture), Japan – A 36-year-old Japanese man died in an avalanche while backcountry skiing near Katashina on Sunday. Fuji TV is reporting that Shigeki Yoshida was skiing out of bounds when died in the slide that occurred at around noon. He was buried for 20 minutes before being extricated in a state of cardiac arrest. Warmer … Continue reading Skier Dies in Japan Avalanche

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