November 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Woodbury, Conn., Nov. 21, 2014—After six successful camps at Carinthia, Mount Snow, Cutter's Camp will change the venue of its eastern location to Loon Mountain Resort, N.H., April 12-14, 2015. The western camp will remain at Timberline, Mt. Hood, Ore., May 11-15. "We are thrilled to host the 2015 Eastern Cutter's Camp," said Jay Scambio, director of terrain park development for Boyne Resorts. "Cutter's Camp is an important industry gathering...
November 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Denver, Nov. 21, 2014—Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. has named Thomas F. Marano as the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. Marano will also serve on the company’s board of directors. Additionally, Intrawest has promoted Sky Foulkes, President of Stratton Mountain Resort, to the position of Chief Operating Officer. William A. Jensen has tendered his resignation as CEO for personal reasons. A former head of Vail Resorts’ mountain...
November 20, 2014
SAM Magazine—Denver, Nov. 20, 2014—With cold and snow sweeping through much of the Rockies and the eastern half of the country, resorts there are opening ahead of schedule and with more terrain than usual. Nationwide, there were nearly 50 resorts open today, with more than 80 ski areas nationwide open this weekend. Meanwhile, snow remains in short supply on the West Coast. Not in Buffalo, N.Y., though. Heavy snow is blamed for seven deaths in New York where a lake-effect storm...
November 17, 2014
SAM Magazine—Denver, Nov. 17, 2014—Despite mild October temperatures, lodging reservations for the six-month winter season (November through April) are currently running ahead of the same time last season. Denver-based DestiMetrics, an organization that tracks mountain lodging bookings in 19 Western mountain resorts in six states, said that reservations as of Oct. 31 are up 7.4 percent and revenues are up 13.9 percent for the six-month period compared to the same time last year,...
November 14, 2014
SAM Magazine—Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 14, 2014—Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and Visit Salt Lake have settled the litigation involving Steamboat’s Ski Town, U.S.A. trademark and Visit Salt Lake’s Ski City USA marketing campaign. The upshot: Visit Salt Lake has agreed to revise its campaign in a manner that is acceptable to the parties. All other terms of the settlement are confidential. As part of the settlement, all aspects of the litigation have been...
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,...