Category Archives: Resorts

Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

I use the  Multivariate ENSO Index , which is considered by many meteorologists to be the best overall measure of the strength of El Nino/La Nina.  The graph of MEI.v2 since 1979 is repeated here for convenience. The moderate La Nina of 2020-21 has persisted for two years. With its strongest reading of -1.9 in … Continue reading Ski Areas Favored by La Nina (as of 2022)

In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

Teton Village, WY – An avalanche occurred this morning in-bounds on open terrain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in Wyoming, burying a number of skiers. The slide, which occurred in the southern end of the Expert Chutes, was reported at approximately 9:55 a.m., and Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and staff were on the scene … Continue reading In-bounds Avalanche Strikes Jackson Hole

New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

Newbury, NH – With 14 inches of snow coverage on Tuesday, Mount Sunapee Resort in southern New Hampshire commenced their season yesterday, a day ahead of the scheduled start with skiing on an opening day record setting 17 trails. The early morning line was long, but fast moving for those picking up season passes. The … Continue reading New Hampshire’s Mount Sunapee Opens a Day Ahead of Schedule

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

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