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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...
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October 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Ludlow, Vt., Oct. 21, 2014—Okemo Mountain Resort and Snow Park Technologies (SPT) have partnered on a three-year plan to reimagine the terrain park experience at the resort. SPT has a long history of designing and constructing courses for events including the ESPN Winter X Games, Dew Tour, Burton US Open. It also regularly consults with ski areas to develop some of the top-ranked terrain parks in the country. Okemo is home to the East’s longest superpipe and has...
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October 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Broomfield, Colo., Oct. 21, 2014—Vail Resorts’ new EpicDay Lift Tickets, an online and mobile platform to purchase daily lift tickets, in advance, offers convenience and the guaranteed lowest price (as much as 25 percent off the lead rate) at its U.S. resorts. “The earlier you purchase your tickets prior to arriving at the resort, the more significant discount you’ll get,” said Kirsten Lynch, executive vice president and chief marketing officer...
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October 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Washington, D.C., Oct. 21, 2014—SnowSports Industries America (SIA) will host a first-ever Industry + Intelligence gathering Wednesday, Jan. 28, the day before its annual trade show opens. The event will include educational offerings, market intelligence, networking opportunities, keynote speakers, a job fair, and socializing. Product category research seminars presented by SIA’s Director of Research, Kelly Davis, will open the day. SIA will also share the...
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October 21, 2014
SAM Magazine—Olympic Valley, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014—Squaw Valley plans to enhance skiable terrain through a month-long, ecological forest thinning project beginning this week. More than 5,000 dead or diseased trees will be removed to improve the natural habitat, reduce the risk of wildfire, and, just as importantly, provide unprecedented access to tree skiing and riding in the targeted area. Lower-level vegetation that could potentially serve as fire fuel will be removed from the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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