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Career in the Ski Industry? It’s More Attainable Than You Think

Career in the Ski Industry? It’s More Attainable Than You Think

by Natalie Ooi

Editors Note: A big thank you to Natalie Ooi, Program Director, Ski Area Management Program, Colorado State University Coming off one of the best winter seasons that North America has experienced in recent years, some of you may be thinking,… Read More →

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

The Biggest Ski Areas In North America Right Now – 2019

by Patrick Thorne

Editors Note: This piece has been updated for 2019 A few years ago, I put together a list of the biggest ski areas in North America. Re-reading it recently, I was surprised just how quickly the list had got out-of-date—it… Read More →

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

10 New Developments in the Rest-of-the-World For Winter 2018-19

by Patrick Thorne

Every year ski areas around the world spend millions on fancy new lifts to make getting up the slopes quicker and more comfortable than ever before, as well as making other infrastructure improvements. There are at least 200 new lifts… Read More →

The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

The Big New Improvements on the Slopes for 2018/19 (North America)

by Patrick Thorne

When you’re pondering the price of your lift ticket this winter keep in mind that every summer ski resorts collectively spend hundreds of millions of dollars on new lifts and upgrades – and that’s just a small part of your… Read More →

2018-2019 Season Tickets Now on Sale

2018-2019 Season Tickets Now on Sale

by Ken Chin

The season is winding down to a close, but before you get your ski withdrawals, you can get a head start on the 2018-19 season. Below you can find next year’s season tickets, available to purchase today. Let’s check ’em… Read More →

Utah’s Deer Valley Sold To Big, New Multi-Resort Company

Utah’s Deer Valley Sold To Big, New Multi-Resort Company

by liftopia

Deer Valley Resort in Park City, UT announced Monday that it has been purchased by a newly-formed, large multi-resort company. The yet to be named Denver-based partnership between Aspen Skiing Company and KSL Capital Venture announced earlier this year that… Read More →

Best Ski Resorts To Watch Total Solar Eclipse

Best Ski Resorts To Watch Total Solar Eclipse

by Eric Wagnon

On Monday, August 21, a swath of ski country will go dark as a total solar eclipse moves across the continental United States. While the entire continent can see varying degrees of the eclipse, several ski resorts sit in or… Read More →

Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

Here’s How The Ski Industry Is Fighting Climate Change

by Rose Marie Cleese

Cold, snowy weather is the very foundation of the ski industry. Thus, it’s not surprising that climate change has been at the top of the industry’s priority list since the turn of this century. Before that, ski areas relied on… Read More →

13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season

13 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2017-18 Season

by Eric Wagnon

New lifts and terrain are eagerly anticipated each season by skiers and snowboarders. However, instead of a bevy of new lifts serving new terrain, the theme for the upcoming 2017-18 season seems to be replacing antiquated lifts, often increasing capacity… Read More →

Some Of The Deepest Snow Depths This Season Were At Mountain Collective Resorts

Some Of The Deepest Snow Depths This Season Were At Mountain Collective Resorts

by RoseAnne Moises

The resorts on the Mountain Collective Pass regularly get some of the best snow during ski season, but this year in particular was one for the books.  Tahoe’s Squaw Valley even plans to stay open through the summer (weather permitting)…. Read More →