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Vail Resorts Agrees to Buy Stowe

Stowe, VT – Vail Resorts, Inc. confirmed this morning that on Friday the company entered an agreement to acquire its first eastern ski resort – Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort – from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc. (MMC) in a deal worth $50 million. MMC is a wholly owned subsidiary of insurer American International Group, Inc. (AIG). Rumors of Vail … Continue reading Vail Resorts Agrees to Buy Stowe

Avalanches Kill 5 in France

Tignes, France – Three snowboarders, all members of the same family riding Tignes off-piste with a guide, died today after an avalanche swept up their group, while another skier died in a separate avalanche in La Clusaz. Earlier reports that indicated nine victims in the Tignes incident have proven incorrect, officials say, as the remainder … Continue reading Avalanches Kill 5 in France

A-Basin Moves Ahead with Terrain Expansion

Arapahoe Basin, CO – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area today announced the implementation plan for its latest terrain expansion into The Beavers and The Steep Gullies. The commencement of this plan follows a comprehensive Master Planning Process and Environmental Review with the U.S. Forest Service, which approved the expansion in late 2016. Located to the west of the … Continue reading A-Basin Moves Ahead with Terrain Expansion

Avalanche Control Kills Squaw Valley Ski Patroller

Squaw Valley, CA – A ski patroller was killed this morning while conducting avalanche control work at Squaw Valley, in California near Lake Tahoe. Joe Zuiches, 42, died at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday on the Gold Coast Ridge at Squaw Valley, according to a statement released by the resort. A resident of Olympic Valley and a … Continue reading Avalanche Control Kills Squaw Valley Ski Patroller

The Truth About Ski Resort Fatalities

Lakewood, CO – Each winter, we find ourselves facing the unfortunate duty of having to report fatalities at ski resorts around the nation. And every season, our readers perceive that these reports are indicative of a marked increase in fatal skiing accidents. The truth is, however, that fatalities at ski resorts have held relatively steady … Continue reading The Truth About Ski Resort Fatalities

Breckenridge, Keystone Announce Resort Upgrades

Breckenridge, CO – Keystone and Breckenridge Ski Resorts in Colorado have announced plans for capital improvements due for next winter, including upgrades to both the Montezuma Express Lift at Keystone and the Falcon SuperChair at Breckenridge to six-passenger chairlifts, and plans to renovate and expand Keystone’s Labonte’s Smokehouse BBQ restaurant. These plans are all subject to U.S. … Continue reading Breckenridge, Keystone Announce Resort Upgrades

Report: Intrawest Considering Sale

Denver, CO – Intrawest Resort Holdings, the owner or operator of six of North America’s most popular ski resorts, is considering putting itself up for sale, according to a news story published today by Reuters. Founded by entrepreneur Joe Houssian in 1976 as a privately funded Canadian real estate development company, Intrawest now owns or operates … Continue reading Report: Intrawest Considering Sale