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Oregon’s Mt. Hood Meadows Prepares to Turn 50

Mt. Hood, OR – Slightly over 49 years ago, Mt. Hood Meadows officially opened on January 26, 1968 with ceremonies attended by over 200 dignitaries including America’s only Olympic gold medalist Gretchen Fraser. The ski area launched with two lifts, a T-bar and a rope tow. Fraser’s inaugural run was the full 1,061 vertical drop from the … Continue reading Oregon’s Mt. Hood Meadows Prepares to Turn 50

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

Western Booking Momentum Continues to Build

Denver, CO – The 2016-17 ski and snowboard season typically gets underway in earnest at many western mountain destinations with next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, but the booking season is already well underway and advance reservation activity is positive. As of Oct. 31, on-the-books occupancy and revenue among participating ski resorts is continuing the momentum of both the … Continue reading Western Booking Momentum Continues to Build

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

New Chairlift Rises at Mt. Bachelor

Bend, OR – Mt. Bachelor skiers are welcoming a new season with a long-awaited chairlift, expanding terrain on the mountain’s southeastern side. Bachelor’s new Cloudchaser high-speed detachable quad lift, manufactured by Doppelmayr, will expand the resort’s terrain by 635 acres to 4,318 acres total, making it the fifth largest ski area in the U.S. Its … Continue reading New Chairlift Rises at Mt. Bachelor

Western Resorts Post Big Gains in Reservations

Denver, CO – Aggregated occupancy and revenue for western mountain resort lodging posted strong gains for the month of September and the season-to-date as of Sept. 30, according to the most recent data released by Denver-based DestiMetrics. The data also revealed that a good start to the winter 2016-17 season is already beginning to emerge. Actual … Continue reading Western Resorts Post Big Gains in Reservations