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 equator, 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.Write comment (0 Comments)
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.Write comment (1 Comment)
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 the combination drew 1,200 attendees to an event that is both practical and inspiring.Write comment (4 Comments)
A perfect storm of unfavorable conditions challenged Eastern snowmakers in November and December 2015.Write comment (1 Comment)
SAM Magazine—Dover, Vt., Dec. 16, 2015—It’s no secret that snow has been a scarce commodity everywhere but out West so far this winter—a far cry from the abundant snowfall the East was enjoying at this same time a year ago.Write comment (0 Comments)
Progression 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.
October 28, 2014 - Jeff Harbaugh
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Peak Resorts 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.
The General Forum of the Mountain Travel Symposium has become the resort industry’s most forward-looking and frank conference.
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by Yaroslav Stanchak, Mountain View Technologies
Early season snowmaking in New England is always a tricky proposition thanks to finicky weather. See how this year's numbers stack up against last year's.
Posted on February 6, 2014 on blog.sfgate.com by Jules Older
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.”
This 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?Write comment (1 Comment)
CHALLENGE #5: WEATHER/CLIMATE CHANGE
“The weather factor will always be the challenge. It will not go away. It has been with the ski industry from day one.”Write comment (0 Comments)
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