October 31, 2014
SAM Magazine – Taylor Falls, Minn., Oct. 31, 2014 After tweeting a shot of a virtual blizzard via snowmaking last night, Wild Mountain in Taylor Falls, Minn., opened its Front Stage terrain park today serviced by a rope tow. This comes after just 14 hours of snowmaking. “We’re doing it to let the kids come out and play,” says Amanda Frischmon, vice president. The area plans to open a beginner and an intermediate run serviced by a chairlift and additional rope tow...
October 30, 2014
SAM Magazine—Durango, Colo., Oct. 30, 2014—A Durango businessman, James Coleman, is buying Durango Mountain Resort (DMR) and Arizona Snowbowl. Further, he is teaming them with two New Mexico areas, Sipapu and Pajarito, to form a four-resort group that collectively tally 3,088 acres, 26 lifts, more than 200 trails and 13 terrain parks. Sipapu is scheduled to open Nov. 15. Coleman is the managing partner of Sipapu and owns the management contract for Pajarito. Coleman has committed...
October 28, 2014
SAM Magazine—Park City, Utah, Oct. 28, 2014—Powdr Enterprises, the sports marketing and entertainment division of Powdr, has forged a strategic brand partnership with Boyne Resorts. The two companies will pool corporate partnership rights to provide brand partners a diverse platform to reach mountain sports and active lifestyle consumers—and to raise the visibility of the two companies' resorts. Managed by Powdr Enterprises, the combined offering of Powdr and Boyne’...
October 27, 2014
SAM Magazine—Tannersville, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014——SAM's sixth annual Summer Ops Camp, a hands-on educational and networking event, will head to Camelback, Pa., Sept. 9-11. The Camp gathers resort managers and operators from around North America to explore opportunities in four-season attractions at one of North America’s most successful summer operations. In addition to a full schedule of on-hill workshops and classroom seminars at Camelback, campers will explore and...
October 22, 2014
SAM Magazine—Wildwood, Mo., Oct. 22, 2014—Peak Resorts has filed for an initial public offering of its common stock, seeking to raise up to $100 million. Peak Resorts filed a prospectus with the Securities Exchange Commission Monday. This is its second attempt to go public: In 2011, Peak filed for an $85 million IPO that was eventually postponed. It withdrew that filing in late September. The most recent filing values Peak Resorts at approximately $150 million. Peak says it plans...
From September 22-24, 2014, Hunter Mountain, N.Y., hosted the annual SANY/PSAA meeting. It was a record-breaker in many regards. Overall, there were over 400 attendees, 237 of whom came from 52 ski...
From September 16-18, 2014, over 250 people from 65 resorts gathered at Attitash, N.H., for three days of shopping, networking and learning at the New England Summit. There were 72 exhibitors in the...
With interest in summer business continuing to grow, it’s no surprise that this year’s Summer Ops Camp, held at Vail, Colo., Sept. 3-5, drew a record attendance of 150 from both resorts...
From August 3-6, over 290 ski area attendees representing 55 ski areas gathered at Boyne Mountain in Michigan for three days of shopping, networking and learning. Over 76 companies displayed their...
Cutter's Camp at Timberline, Mt. Hood, wrapped up last week, May 12-16, and celebrated its 12th year for this gathering. The shorter eastern Cutter's Camp took place last month, April 4-6,...