After attempts to sell the Jay Peak ski area were halted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, sale discussions have been taking place with several interested parties this year, according to an update from the receiver appointed after the former owner was accused of fraud in 2016.
The arrival of October signals one thing for Colorado’s most passionate skiers and snowboarders: Three Front Range ski areas that vie annually for the distinction of being first to open for the season could begin snowmaking operations very soon.
Even with the annual uncertainty around Sierra snowfall, this upcoming ski season will be the first that China Peak’s operators can fully deploy a new capital investment.
The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit.
As summer turns to fall, California ski areas have begun using their snowmaking machines as supersized sprinklers to help fight forest fires. Their theory is that if the ski areas can keep key infrastructure wet, the resorts can survive the worst of the fires.
The men’s World Cup calendar has not yet been fully confirmed. FIS will confirm in September. Beaver Creek race times to be determined.
The 2021-20 Colorado ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. See a full list below of when you can hit the slopes.
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced on social media that the new section of the Wheels Up mountain bike trail is now open.
Vermont’s ski resorts are posting their anticipated opening dates for the 2021-22 ski and snowboard season.
Aspen Skiing Co. acted within its rights as a special use permit holder on national forest to implement a new fee for uphillers, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The season-pass war that has reshaped the resort industry in recent years is getting a new tactic: injury insurance.
The 2020 Summer Olympic cauldron in Tokyo was extinguished last week. And the Winter Olympic flame is expected to reach Beijing in February. But it is not clear what sort of progress will be made on the bidding for the 2030 Winter Games before the opening ceremonies in China next winter.
If you didn’t get your fill of Olympic sports over the past two weeks in Tokyo, you won’t have to wait long for more: The Beijing Winter Olympics begin in less than six months.
Work resumed this month at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to complete the remainder of Wheels Up, the ski area’s new downhill mountain biking trail.
Change is coming to one of Colorado’s most iconic ski resort as Steamboat is moving “Full Steam Ahead” with the largest redevelopment in resort history. Here’s a quick video they put together outlining how they plan to use the $135 million allocated to enhance guests’ experience on and off the slopes.
Gary Tennenbaum remembers the first time he first spoke with the new owners of a long-dormant coal mine up the Crystal River Valley, near Redstone. It was a few years ago and the owners, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton, offered a plan unlike any other to the longtime director of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails had seen before.
When the snow melts and all that’s left of Colorado’s ski resorts are the seemingly endless trails, rushing mountain water, bright green aspen glades and wildflower-covered meadows, what is there to possibly do?
As Seattleites languished in hotels and lined their windows with foil during last week’s historic heat wave, Trevor Kostanich and Scott Rinckenberger reached a mountaineering milestone. They climbed, summited and skied down the state’s five volcanoes in five days.