March 27, 2015
SAM Magazine—Park City, Utah, March 27, 2015—The Park City Planning Commission gave unanimous approval for Vail Resorts’ plan to build an interconnecting gondola between Park City and Canyons ski areas, among other capital improvements totaling $50 million. The end result will reportedly represent the largest single ski area in the U.S., with more than 7,300 acres of skiable terrain. The eight-passenger, high-speed two-way gondola will run from the base of the existing...
March 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Carrabassett Valley, Maine, March 26, 2015—A team of investigators has determined that an inappropriately specified switch in one of the brake components on Sugarloaf’s King Pine lift contributed to the March 21 rollback accident that injured seven people. Officials from Sugarloaf and engineers from parent company Boyne Resorts said that one of the switches used in the safety circuit connected to the drop dog—a final system intended to automatically engage...
March 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Donnelly, Idaho, March. 26, 2015—New TR Acquisitions, the owner of Tamarack Resort, has named Replay Resorts to assume overall operational management of the resort with exception of the golf course. Replay takes over from the Tamarack Municipal Association (TMA). The management change goes into effect May 1, 2015. Replay Resorts is a destination development company operating in the U.S., Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean whose leadership team includes former...
March 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Park City, Utah, March. 26, 2015—Powdr Corp. has aquired Human Movement Management (HMM), an active entertainment and event company that produces running races, festivals, triathlons, obstacle races, and outdoor events. Powdr officials say the move helps it further diversify its portfolio and expand its summer activities, events, and other programming at resorts. “We think it’s really important to diversify what we’re doing and really look at these...
March 23, 2015
SAM Magazine—Olympic Valley, Calif., March 23, 2015—Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is offering a “worry-free” rollover option for skiers and riders who purchase a 2015-16 Tahoe Super Pass. The option includes the ability to rollover up to four unused days during the 2015-16 winter season for credit toward the purchase of a 2016-17 Tahoe Super Pass. To gain this option, Gold- or Silver-level passes must be purchased by May 7. Gold pass ($789) purchasers will receive $100...
On Feb. 10-12, more than 400 ski area attendees representing 87 areas gathered at Snowbird, Utah, where 105 exhibitors filled the show floor. Attendees had a variety of educational sessions to choose...
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...