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
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?
Killington, VT – With ski season already underway in the West, Vermont’s Killington Resort has begun to get ready in the East by commencing snowmaking in advance of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup on November 24-26. Killington Resort was the first North American ski mountain to open its season to the general public in 2016 … Continue reading Killington Starts Making Snow
Denver, CO – Lodging figures released last month by Inntopia in their monthly DestiMetrics Market Briefing revealed that the trend of slipping occupancy and rising revenues that began last winter has continued through most of the summer at 290 property management companies in 20 ski resort destination communities, representing approximately 30,000 rooms across Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, … Continue reading Room Rates at Western Ski Resorts Keep Rising as Advance Reservations Slip
Arapahoe Basin, CO – In case you were stuck behind a desk on Friday, here’s a photo recap for a peek at Colorado’s ski and snowboard season opening day. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area was able to open its High Noon run to several thousand excited skiers and snowboarders on Friday the 13th. The Black Mountain Express lift … Continue reading PHOTOS: Opening Day of Colorado Ski Season
Salt Lake City, UT – Last winter Utah earned its second consecutive record-breaking ski and ride season of 4.58 million skier visits, outdoing its previous record earned just one year earlier by three percent. With winter less just around the corner, the state’s 14 ski and snowboard resorts have a whole slew of new offerings. WHAT’S … Continue reading What’s New at Utah’s 14 Ski Resorts
Montpelier, VT – Winter will be here before we know it, and to prepare for another ski and snowboard season, Vermont’s resorts have been hard at work improving and expanding upon their resort offerings like season passes, base lodges, off slope activities and of course, trails, lifts and snowmaking. So, what’s new for the 2017-18 season … Continue reading What’s New in Vermont This Ski Season