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Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail

East Vail, CO – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office has reported the death of a backcountry skier in the East Vail Chutes on Tuesday. In a media release, the Sheriff’s Office indicate that personnel responded to a backcountry medical incident at around 11:30 a.m.  where a skier went off of a jump. The skier did not … Continue reading Skier Dies Out of Bounds at Vail

Shiffrin Wins Third Straight Killington Slalom

Killington, VT – A day after finishing fourth in giant slalom, Mikaela Shiffrin skied away with her 45th World Cup victory on Sunday in front of more than 15,000 screaming fans who braved mist, rain, and fog to cheer not only the best ski racer in the world to victory, but for the first time in … Continue reading Shiffrin Wins Third Straight Killington Slalom

A-Basin Opens New Terrain in The Beavers Today

Arapahoe Basin, CO – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area (A-Basin) will open its newest terrain expansion, The Beavers, today for the first time. The 468-acre terrain expansion is served by a new quad chairlift running from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. The 34 new runs of the expansion include two new intermediate groomed runs, open bowls and tree … Continue reading A-Basin Opens New Terrain in The Beavers Today

Summer Sets Lodging Record at Western Ski Resorts

Denver, CO – The six-month summer season for 290 mountain properties in seven western U.S. states that participate in the DestiMetrics survey officially ended on Oct. 31. As of that date, the month of October wrapped up with a 4.2 percent dip in occupancy and a 4.3 percent gain in the Average Daily Rate (ADR) to finish … Continue reading Summer Sets Lodging Record at Western Ski Resorts

Peak Resorts Adds 3 Ski Areas for $76 Million

Wildwood, MO – Publicly traded Peak Resorts, Inc., owner and operator of a number of Eastern and Midwestern ski resorts including Vermont’s Mount Snow and Hunter Mountain in New York, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Snow Time, Inc. for $76 million in total consideration. Snow Time owns and operates three ski resorts … Continue reading Peak Resorts Adds 3 Ski Areas for $76 Million

Knee Injury Sidelines Lindsey Vonn

Lake Louise (AB), Canada – Alpine skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn will miss the season opening World Cup speed series in Lake Louise after crashing in training and injuring her knee. “Yesterday I crashed training Super-G and hurt my knee,” Vonn confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday. “The good news; I do NOT need surgery. The bad news; … Continue reading Knee Injury Sidelines Lindsey Vonn

New Owner Has Big Plans for Tamarack

Donnelly, ID – Idaho’s State Board of Land Commissioners on Tuesday agreed to transfer the lease of the land upon which Tamarack Resort operates to new owners with decades of resort operations experience. The agreement, announced by the new ownership group Tamarack Resort Holdings, or TRH, may finally allow the beleaguered  central Idaho resort to finally … Continue reading New Owner Has Big Plans for Tamarack