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Good Snow + Strong Economy = Busy Ski Season

Denver, CO – A strong and seemingly stable economy, coupled with generous snowfall across most of the Rocky Mountain and Far West ski resorts, is getting credit for positive momentum, mitigating the slowdown in last month’s aggregated booking pace at destination ski resorts across the West. The winter mid-season summary for more than 290 participating lodging properties … Continue reading Good Snow + Strong Economy = Busy Ski Season

Booking Pace Slows at Western Ski Resorts

Denver, CO – With the Christmas holiday season and the month of December now officially in the books, many western mountain lodging properties have much to cheer about according to the most recent data released by Denver-based DestiMetrics. As of Dec. 31, while actual occupancy for the month of December at 30,000 rooms sampled at ski resorts … Continue reading Booking Pace Slows at Western Ski Resorts

Whitefish to Move Chairlift

Whitefish, MT – Whitefish Mountain Resort on Friday announced a plan to relocate its Chair 5 from Ptarmigan Bowl to the East Rim for winter 2017-18, the Montana ski resort’s 70th Anniversary Season. Moving the chairlift will improve skier access to intermediate and advanced terrain and offer skiers an alternative way to access north side terrain while … Continue reading Whitefish to Move Chairlift

Big Sky’s SnoBar Is the Biggest Slopeside Dance Party This Year

Big Sky, MT – SnoBar is so hot, Big Sky Resort officials hope it doesn’t melt. More than a decade old, the SnoBar is the hottest dance party to hit the Montana slopes. It takes après to a whole new level. The party takes place on back-to-back Saturdays in January, the 14th and 21st. The outside bar is … Continue reading Big Sky’s SnoBar Is the Biggest Slopeside Dance Party This Year

Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park, MT – A 36-year-old backcountry skier died on Thursday from injuries sustained in an avalanche within Glacier National Park. Ben Parsons was skiing the south face of Stanton Mountain in the park with a companion when he was partially buried by the large soft-slab slide that broke 12-30 inches deep at 7,200 feet of … Continue reading Avalanche Kills Backcountry Skier in Glacier National Park

Montana’s Under-the-Radar Ski Areas

Red Lodge, MT – Naturally you’ve heard of Big Sky, and maybe even Whitefish … but how about Maverick Mountain or Teton Pass? The fact is that in addition to its best-known ski mountain, Montana is home to 15 other lift-served ski areas both large and small. Trading ritzy, high-speed quads for rootsy, downhome vibes, the state’s … Continue reading Montana’s Under-the-Radar Ski Areas

Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers

Alta, UT – On what should have been Alta Ski Area’s opening weekend on Saturday, a handful of skiers burned wooden skis in a sacrificial offering to the Norse god of winter, while skiers and riders hit a homemade kicker built on a strip of man-made snow above the resort’s Wildcat base. They were all celebrating Ullr’s overdue return … Continue reading Warm Autumn Frustrates Western Skiers