January 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—White Haven, Pa., Jan. 26, 2015—Ski areas are reporting steady attendance over the Martin Luther King weekend despite short interruptions brought about by inclement weather in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. Linda Irvin, executive director of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) said Saturday saw strong attendance at many of the ski areas but rain and poor road conditions in eastern part of the state drove down attendance until the weather turned more...
January 26, 2015
SAM Magazine—Denver, Jan. 26, 2015—Total skier and snowboarder visits at 21 Colorado resorts during the first part of the season were one percent shy of last year’s record pace, according to Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA). The data reflects visits from Oct. 17 through Dec. 31, 2014. Last season’s early season skier and snowboarder visits were more than 20 percent up over the preceding season’s. Additionally, 2014-15 first period skier visits, like last season...
January 23, 2015
SAM Magazine—Gaylord, Mich., Jan. 23, 2015—The University of Michigan chapter of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity has been suspended indefinitely by the national office after its members were named as suspects for having caused nearly $75,000 worth of damage at Treetops ski area Jan. 16-17. The Sigma Delta Tau sorority is also accused of being involved with the vandalism. Meanwhile, four other Greek organizations are accused of causing more than $25,000 worth of damage the same weekend...
January 23, 2015
SAM Magazine—Woodbury, Conn., Jan. 22, 2015—Cutter's Camp registration is now open for both of this year's sessions, at Loon Mountain, N.H., April 12-14 and Timberline, Mt. Hood, Ore., May 11-15. Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations are processed at www.cutterscamp.com. Cutter's Camp is based on the belief that the key to a well-run and successful park is knowledgeable, informed and trained staff—no matter how great or small a...
January 22, 2015
SAM Magazine—Pine Crest, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015—Yesterday, Dodge Ridge and Donner Ski Ranch became the latest ski areas in California to suspend operations due to a lack of snow. Badger Pass, Mt. Shasta, and Alta Sierra are also closed. The news comes just as two Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts regarding Western water conditions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Water and Climate Center says the year has started off near normal for many parts of the...
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,...