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Special Report: July Ski Conditions from Around the World

There aren’t many snow reporters still employed in North America—or the Northern Hemisphere, for that matter. Summer is in full swing north of the kangaroosnow emailsizeequator, and winter hasn’t quite settled in at many resorts to the south. Early season snow in many locations throughout the Southern Hemisphere has since dried up, but there’s a lot of winter to go.

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Burton at 40: Is Snowboarding Really Middle-Aged?

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It was 40 years ago that Jake Burton Carpenter began testing his early snowboards at Stratton Mountain, Vt., and launched snowboarding’s love/hate affair with winter resorts. Ironically, it was resorts’ initial wariness of snowboarding that set Burton on a course that has made the company Jake founded one of the best partners winter resorts have known.

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MTS Tackles Thorny Issues, Suggests Creative Solutions

Innovation and disruption were the main themes of The Forum, April 6-7 during the Mountain Travel Symposium at Keystone, Colo., April 2-9. Group marketing exchanges sandwiched the educational Forum, and theMTS emailsize combination drew 1,200 attendees to an event that is both practical and inspiring.

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ROLLING OUT THE GREEN CARPET

reportProgression and accessibility at bike parks key to attracting new riders

by Don Stefanovich, MTBparks.com

As bike parks crop up at an exponential rate across North America, more ski resorts look to either expand summer bike programs and attract new riders or add a bike park as a viable source of summer revenue to support year-round growth.

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PEAKS RESORTS IPO; IF, AT FIRST, YOU DON'T SUCCEED...

 

October 28, 2014 - Jeff Harbaugh


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has filed to do an initial public offering again. Here’s the link to the new S1. They first filed back in April of 2011. After a serious of amendments to their S1 filing, they withdrew it due to poor market conditions for IPOs. I analyzed their situation and initial filing back in October of 2011. Here’s the link to that original article.

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Homewood Mountain Resort'€™s Master Plan. How'€™s that working out?

Posted on February 6, 2014 on blog.sfgate.com by Jules Older
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Late last week, this email came in: “JMA Ventures is pleased to announce that the company has settled the lawsuit that was brought against it by Earth Justice on behalf of Friends of the West Shore and The Tahoe Area Sierra Club. The settlement preserves the integrity of the Homewood Mountain Resort master plan and clears a major obstacle to the redevelopment of the popular ski resort, which was founded in 1961, on Lake Tahoe’s West Shore.”

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MTS: Marketing for Growth in the 21st Century

mtsThis year's Mountain Travel Symposium focused on expanding the winter sports market. And the two-day Forum was full of great takeaways for a brighter future. There is a sea of change coming in our guests: are you prepared to be out in front? Are you communicating with guests and potential guests with the right tools?

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