Tag Archives: Wyoming

Forest Service Abandons Plan to Take Ski Areas’ Water Rights

Washington, DC – In the arid western U.S., water rights are a valuable commodity often fought over by competing interests. So in 2011, when the U.S. Forest Service sought to transfer the water rights of ski resorts operating on Forest Service land to the federal government, the agency encountered a ferocious backlash from the ski industry … Continue reading Forest Service Abandons Plan to Take Ski Areas’ Water Rights

Jackson Employee Dies in Tree Well

Teton Village, WY – A second tree well death in less than a week occurred yesterday in Wyoming, as a Jackson Hole Mountain Resort employee was found dead  in trees alongside the ski area’s Sundance Gulch run beneath the Bridger Gondola. The 25-year-old victim, Kelsey Hewitt, was identified by Teton County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Stanyon. She had … Continue reading Jackson Employee Dies in Tree Well

Bookings Lag Snowfall at Western U.S. Ski Resorts

Denver, CO – After nearly three years of strong, consistent monthly year-over-year increases in bookings and revenue at ski resorts in six western U.S. states, early booking patterns for the 2015-16 winter are neither strong nor consistent so far this season. According to the Mountain Market Briefing released this week by Denver-based DestiMetrics, economic volatility in … Continue reading Bookings Lag Snowfall at Western U.S. Ski Resorts

UPDATED: Snowboarder Dies at Jackson Hole

Originally published: 9:34 a.m. MST Dec. 8, 2015 Updated: 6:05 p.m. MST Dec. 8, 2015 Teton Village, WY – A 23-year-old woman died on Monday following a snowboarding accident at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Authorities with the Teton County Coroner’s Office have identified the victim as Callagy Fahey Ross. Ross had just moved within the … Continue reading UPDATED: Snowboarder Dies at Jackson Hole

Deputies Shoot and Kill Suicidal Man at Wyoming Ski Area

Laramie, WY – Sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man after he lunged at them with a knife on Sunday in the parking lot of a Wyoming ski area. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office reports that a 48-year-old Colorado man, John Alan Britton, died at Snowy Range Ski Area west of Laramie after the encounter with deputies. Deputies … Continue reading Deputies Shoot and Kill Suicidal Man at Wyoming Ski Area

Local Contractors Help Revive Lost Wyoming Ski Area

Shell, WY – The Antelope Butte Foundation (ABF) has received two significant donation commitments for its project to resurrect he shuttered facilities at the former Antelope Butte Ski Area in the Bighorn Mountains, near Shell, Wyo.  Jan Allen of Cosner Construction confirmed a $213,000 commitment for general contractor services, and Dan Black of Zowada Plumbing & … Continue reading Local Contractors Help Revive Lost Wyoming Ski Area

Bookings at Western Ski Resorts Pick Up

Denver, CO – Winter season booking pace, occupancy, and revenues at western mountain communities across Colorado, Utah, California, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming reversed directions during October and regained some ground, according to the most recent results released yesterday by Denver-based DestiMetrics. As of Oct. 31, on-the-books occupancy for the six months from November through April is up … Continue reading Bookings at Western Ski Resorts Pick Up