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February 05, 2016
SAM Magazine—Palmerton, Pa., Feb. 5, 2016—Following a variety of recent capital improvements, Blue Mountain Resort is planning yet another major project—a much-needed lodging property at the summit of the mountain. Described as a “4-star luxury condominium hotel,” the Vista Lodge Residence Club will be the only major lodging property within a 30-minute drive of the resort. According to Blue Mountain president Barbara Green, Blue has seen a staggering level of...
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February 05, 2016
SAM Magazine—Denver, Colo., Feb. 5, 2016—Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. reported a 26.9 percent decrease in skier visits across its mountain properties during the second quarter ending Dec. 31. Revenue across all divisions decreased by $16.9 million, to $104 million,  over the same period, with the challenging start to winter at its Eastern properties clearly the reason for the shortfall. Compared to last year, Intrawest CEO Tom Marano said skier visits to Intrawest’s...
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February 05, 2016
SAM Magazine—One Hundred Mile House, B.C., Feb. 5, 2016—The recently formed Mountain Playground Group—a consortium of community and independent small ski areas—has added a new member. The non-profit Mt. Timothy, located in the Cariboo Range of British Columbia, became the seventh such operation to join. “The Mountain Playground Group is a solutions-based approach for standalone ski areas to work together and ensure a better chance of survival, as well as provide a...
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February 05, 2016
SAM Magazine—Manchester Center, Vt., Feb. 5, 2016—The International Skiing History Assn. (ISHA) is honoring several broadcasters, filmmakers, writers, and historians for their achievements during the 24th annual ISHA Awards in Aspen on April 7. ISHA will hand out two Lifetime Achievement Awards. One goes to broadcaster Greg Lewis, who has covered two Winter Olympics, several World Championships, and World Pro Skiing during his 30-plus-year career. The other goes to museum curator...
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February 05, 2016
SAM Magazine—Timberline, Ore. Feb. 5, 2016—Registration is now open for the 2016 session of Cutter's Camp—the industry’s longest running gathering of terrain park professionals—which will be held at Timberline, Mt. Hood, Ore., May 9-13. This year’s program features on-hill and classroom workshops, including a new one-on-one customized operator coaching program. Also new this year, Cutter’s Camp will be welcoming Colorado State University's...
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The annual Toronto Snow Show, Oct. 15-18, 2015, at the International Centre, helped kick-start the upcoming Canadian winter ski season—as well as the North American consumer show season....
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The annual ISKINY-PSAA Expo Sept. 21-23, 2015, at Lake Placid, N.Y., attracted more than 370 ski resort, vendor, and guest attendees from across North America. Two major themes dominated the...
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The near-record turnout at this year's New England Summit Sept. 15-17 showed how much excitement there is in the region as resorts anticipate what El Nino will bring—including the...
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The continued growth in summer resort operations lured more than 160 attendees representing 50 resorts, along with 34 vendor partners, from across North America to SAM’s 6th annual Summer Ops...
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OK, that’s a trick question. SAVMI, the Ski Area Vehicle Mechanics Institute, is likely the only such program anywhere. Where else can groomer mechanics learn about Tier 4 mechanics, oil...
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