Sunday River Installing Fastest Eight-Person Chairlift In North America

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As the next major step in the Sunday River 2030 plan for enhancing the guest experience, Sunday River is scheduled to install the fastest 8-person chair in North America for the 2022-23 winter season. The Jordan 8, a new Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift that is among the most advanced in the world, features weather-blocking bubble covers and will access terrain on Jordan Bowl and beyond.

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Several Buyers Interested In Jay Peak, Burke Mountain

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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.

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Snow On Thanksgiving? New Technology Makes It Possible At California's China Peak

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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.

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Utah's Snowbasin Resort Announces Major Upgrades

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Utah's Snowbasin Resort has announced significant enhancements and upgrades to the resort and quest experience, some of which will be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season.

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In A New Twist On An Old Tactic, Ski Resorts Are Making Snow To Fight Fires

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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.

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When Are Colorado Ski Resorts Opening This Winter?

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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.

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Vermont's Ski Areas Share Anticipated 2021-22 Opening Dates

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Vermont’s ski resorts are posting their anticipated opening dates for the 2021-22 ski and snowboard season.

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Forest Service Says Aspen Skiing Co. Can Charge Skiers Uphill Access Fee

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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.

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Mount Bohemia Bumps Starting Wage to $20 An Hour

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Michigan's powder heaven, Mount Bohemia just bumped its starting wage to $20 an hour for all jobs except bartenders, who will pocket $15 per hour, plus tips.

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Park City Shuts Down Lift Access To Avalanche-Prone Pitch

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A steep slope off the ridge above The Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort that has killed three in recent years will be open this season only to skiers and riders who want to make the hike.

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Work Continues on New Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Downhill Mountain Bike Trail

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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.

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Labor Shortage, Impacts of Covid Force Closure of New York's Toggenburg Mountain

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The ongoing labor shortage continues to impact the mountain resort industry, with short-staffed restaurants, summer attractions, and a shortage of available lodging. And now, a ski area that has operated for more than 70 years has announced that it will close due to a lack of employees.

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Steamboat Outlines Largest Redevelopment in Resort History

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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. 

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Indy Pass Adds first SoCal Resort, Expands In Canada, Northeast

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The Indy Pass continues to expand its growing coalition of independent resorts with four more high-profile mountains joining the roster for 2021-22 season.

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Snowbird Expects Big Drop In Emissions With New Energy System

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A new cogeneration system at Snowbird Resort is set to go online next month and will have the ability to make energy production more efficient and produce up to 90% to 100% of the resort's power needs depending on the season.

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Loveland Ski Area Approved For Expansion

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The U.S. Forest Service has greenlit a terrain expansion at Loveland Ski Area.

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It’s Summer in the Ski Towns, 2.0

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Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.

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Indy Pass Ads Utah's Eagle Point Resort, Iowa's Sundown Mountain Resort For 21-22 Season

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The Indy Pass welcomes Eagle Point Resort in Beaver, Utah and Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, Iowa strengthening its presence in the US heartland and adding a destination in the Southwestern Rockies.

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Snowbird Summer Activities Kick off This Weekend

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Snowbird celebrates the return of summer with a full lineup of summer activities and events, set to kick off June 19, 2021. This includes 18 family-friendly summer activities, as well as the return of the 48th Annual Oktoberfest following a 1-year hiatus.

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59 million skiers visited U.S. resorts in the 2020-21 winter season

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Ski areas across the United States experienced a strong rebound this winter despite public health restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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