November 30, 2011

Sugar Bowl Opens For Weekend Operations - December 3 - 4, 2011

Donner Summit, CA - Sugar Bowl had a successful opening weekend and with snowmaking temperatures in the future, they'll reopen for operations on December 3 & 4, 2011.

Conditions permitting, operational plans will be:
  • Open through the Judah Portal only, with both White Pine and Jerome Hill lifts spinning.
  • Lift Ticket prices will be $52 Adult; $45 Young Adult/Senior; and $20 Child/Super Senior.

    Purchase a Daily CORE Pass for $19 and save $15 off the purchase of your lift ticket. Please call (530) 426-6783 to get your pass today. General Admission will be in effect, offering a FREE 2 hour group lesson at any level and standard gear rental. Participants can upgrade to a second lesson for just $25.
  • Deer Valley Resort Opening Saturday, December 3, 2011

    Deer Valley Resort will open for the season on Saturday, December 3, 2011, with 10 chairlifts and 16 ski runs

    Park City, UT - The award-winning Mariposa restaurant (located midmountain at Silver Lake Lodge) will offer a buy one entrée get a second entrée at half price special from December 2 – 16, 2011. The Mariposa offers a blend of classic and current cuisine, as well as vegetarian and tasting menus. Reservations are necessary.

    Deer Valley will be hosting the Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest on Birdseye ski run on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 at noon, benefiting the Waterkeeper Alliance. Come cheer on your favorite stars and Olympic athletes.

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    Mesa, CO -

    Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Reopens‏

    Banner Elk, NC - Mother Nature's in charge! And Sugar Mountain Resort is hoping the third time's a charm. The ski area reopens, Wednesday, November 30, 2011 for skiing and snowboarding. Warm temperatures melted away the snow on Monday, November 21, 2011, temporarily shutting the ski area down for the second time this season.

    Snowmaking began at 3 a.m. this morning and continues as temperatures dropped into the 20's. Ray's Weather expects three inches of fresh snow to blanket the slopes of Sugar Mountain by tomorrow.

    Tomorrow the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes providing a run of one mile long will be open. Summit #1 lift will operate to the 3/4's station servicing both slopes for the day and 1/2 day sessions. Tomorrow's lift/slope ticket prices will be $30 for an adult full-day session and $25 for an adult half-day session.

    November 23, 2011

    Whiteface Opens with Over 14 Inches of Fresh Snow

    Wilmington, NY - Whiteface is ready to open for its 54th skiing and riding season on Friday, Nov. 25, at 8:30 a.m. Crews began blowing snow on the Olympic mountain Wednesday night, Nov. 16. Snow guns have been covering Upper Valley, Lower Valley and Fox preparing for opening day.

    Opening day lift tickets lift tickets on Friday are $38 for adults/teens/seniors and $24 for juniors (7-12). These prices will be in effect throughout the weekend.

    “Crews have done a great job in putting down snow with marginal temperatures,” said mountain manager Bruce McCulley. “Most of our snowmaking has occurred at night, when it’s much colder. We’ve built some great coverage on Upper Valley and Lower Valley and we’re up and ready for opening day.”

    Mother Nature also helped out Tuesday night and Wednesday, delivering more than 14-inches of natural snowfall on the Olympic mountain. That means that Upper Valley, Lower Valley and the Fox trails will be open Friday, all serviced by the Face Lift chair. Crews are continuing to blow snow on upper Excelsior and the trail will open conditions permitting.

    Snowshoe Mountain Opening Day Delayed

    Off-Snow Holiday Weekend Fun Will Include Shopping, Dining, and Children and Family Activities

    Snowshoe Mountain, WV - With 2.5” of rain falling on Pocahontas County, W.Va in the last two days, Snowshoe Mountain has announced that the resort will not open for skiing and snowboarding this weekend. Snowshoe will offer a variety of Holiday activities, including a traditional Thanksgiving feast at The Junction Restaurant, Holiday crafts and movies in The Big Top, plenty of opportunity at Village retail stores to get a jump on Holiday shopping and nightlife activities. The resort will continue to monitor weather conditions and announce a new Opening Day when conditions allow.

    Canyons Resort Announces New Amenities and Programming for 2011/2012 Season

    Newly Reinvented Resort Unveils New Village Programming, Trail Improvements, Winter ZipTour Lines, Memorable Dining Options, Increased Snowmaking, Winter Hiking, Kids Activities and Membership Opportunities

    Park City, UT - The 2011/2012 ski season will mark the grand opening of the newly reinvented Canyons Resort as it introduces more on-mountain enhancements in 2011 than any other U.S. ski resort. Canyons will open this Friday, November 25, at 9 a.m.

    Canyons unveils a new winter ZipTour circuit, trail improvements, memorable dining options, snowshoeing, increased snowmaking, kid’s activities, new village programming and Canyons Club membership opportunities. The new amenities and programming complement the resort’s dynamic array of offerings including the most technologically advanced chair lift in North America with heated seats and a European-style après ski area named Ski Beach.

    The new amenities for the 2011/2012 season are an extension of the reinvention project that has been rolling out over the past year, which includes: the new Orange Bubble Express chair lift, Ski Beach gathering area, a collection of exciting dining venues and specialty food carts, a direct gondola and expanded terrain.

    Also this month, Canyons proposed an 8-passenger gondola known as SkiLink that, subject to approvals, will connect Canyons and Solitude resorts in just 11 minutes and create the most unique ski network in North America. The transportation-only connection is the subject of the Wasatch Range Recreation Access Enhancement Act, proposed by four members of Utah’s Congressional delegation: Rep. Rob Bishop, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee.

    November 21, 2011

    Loon Mountain Opens Today for 45th Winter Season

    First Mountain Resort in New Hampshire to Open for 2011-12 Winter Season
    Lincoln, NH - New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain opened today for its 45th winter season with 5 trails, 22 acres and two miles of intermediate and advanced level terrain on the upper mountain with downloading on the gondola. Trails open today include Upper Bear Claw, Bear Claw Extension, Grand Junction, Link, and Upper Picked Rock. The lift ticket price for opening day is $20 for all ages. Loon is the first mountain resort to open in New Hampshire for the 2011-12 winter season.

    Snowmaking temperatures are expected to return tonight and more terrain is expected to open this week. For Thanksgiving, Loon anticipates offering top-to-bottom terrain with at least 10 trails, over 60 acres and more than 4 miles of skiing and riding. Loon’s addition of 600 highly-efficient tower snow guns in the past two years, including an additional 170 snow guns added for this year, allows the resort to cover maximum terrain in a short period of time and expand open terrain quickly. Earlier this week, 288 snow guns were running at one time, covering 10 trails.

    The temporary bridge, which will provide access to the Resort from Route 112/The Kancamagus Highway, is expected to open this Wednesday, November 23, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The temporary bridge, a two-lane vehicular bridge which will also include a sidewalk, will remain in place throughout the 2011-12 winter season. In the meantime, there is alternate vehicular access available via the South Peak Bridge, located two miles to the west in the town of Lincoln.

    November 18, 2011

    Lake Louise Offers Early Season’s Highest Vertical with the Opening of More Expert Terrain

    Lake Louise, AB - Fantastic early season conditions at The Lake Louise Ski Area has allowed the resort to open up expert terrain and access to the highest early season vertical in North America. Thanks to consecutive days of snowfall and the hard work of the Mountain Operations and Avalanche Control teams the resort is off to a great start.

    November 17th sees the opening of the Top of the World 6-Pack Express chairlift and the Summit Platter, giving skiers and borders access to 3,250 ft of vertical. Lake Louise’s Grizzly Gondola is also scheduled to open the following day, Friday the 18th, giving guests access to over 25 runs. “The Lake Louise Ski Area is very happy to be able to offer this type of terrain so early in the season,” says Dan Markham Director of Marketing & Sales at Ski Banff Lake Louise Sunshine. With World Cup right around the corner, these conditions could not come at a better time.

    Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Re-Opens

    Banner Elk, NC - Let's try this again! Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina reopens today, Friday, November 18, 2011 for skiing and snowboarding after warm temperatures forced the ski area to temporarily shut down on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. Snowmaking began early Thursday morning as temperatures dropped into the 20's while natural snow fell much of the day. Snowmaking will continue as temperatures allow.

    A six to eight inch manmade packed powder surface covers the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes providing a run of one mile long. The Summit #1 lift operates to the 3/4's station servicing both slopes for the day and 1/2 day sessions. Today's lift/slope ticket prices are $30 for an adult full-day session and $25 for an adult half-day session.

    More Than 130 Snowguns, A Dump Truck and a Backhoe!

    Beaupre, PQ - With the actual low temperatures and certainly a touch of madness, Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham Mountain Resort have taken drastic measures last night to get some snow, no matter what! In addition to the 130 snow guns that were shooting in both resorts, the Stoneham’s team was equipped with a dump truck and a backhoe and visited the region’s arenas to get some snow, as any young jibber would dream of!

    Tonight, The Bud Light November Chill will welcome hundreds freestyle lovers for a rail jam at the base of the mountain, before the party of their life in the Main Chalet! A real achievement, considering the high temperatures of the last weeks!

    November 17, 2011

    Eldora Opens Fri

    Eldora, CO - The ski area located 21 miles west of Boulder, Colorado will open with 8 trails, and 4 lifts scheduled to operate. A cold front that moved into the Front Range mountains on Tuesday brought new snow to the area and allowed for snowmaking operations to run in full-force.

    Eldora will open with a 23-inch base of machine-made and packed powder snow. Hornblower/ International, Jolly Jug / Sunset & Windmill trails on Challenge Mountain will open. Other trails opening on Little Hawk Mountain include: Upper and Lower Bunnyfair and Sun Kid. Lifts will open at 9:00am and remain open until 4:00pm. More terrain will open as soon as weather permits.

    Eldora will offer lessons, equipment rentals and food and beverage for opening and throughout the season.

    Sun Peaks opens with Top-to-Bottom Skiing and Boarding this Saturday!

    Sun Peaks, BC - The lifts start turning at Sun Peaks this Saturday as the resort begins its 50th winter of operations. It was November 1961 when Tod Mountain opened for skiers and this season is full of commemorative events for the golden anniversary.

    Four chairlifts and the beginner Platter area at Sun Peaks will open at 9:00am with top-to-bottom skiing on Saturday, November 19, 2011. At least 30 alpine runs will be open from the Sunburst, Crystal, Elevation and Sundance Chairlifts. Morrisey is scheduled to open mid-week, next week.

    Nordic skiers can also hit the trails at Sun Peaks this Friday, November 18 with a fantastic selection of groomed and track-set trails in great shape for both classic and skate skiing.

    Over 90cm of fresh powder has fallen at Sun Peaks Resort in the last seven days. Snow is continuing to fall and EnviroBC is forecasting another 20cm before the weekend.

    Arapahoe Basin in Full Swing

    Arapahoe Basin, CO - Arapahoe Basin will be opening more terrain this Saturday, November 19 with the addition of the Molly Hogan Learning Area. Snowsports lessons will also begin this Saturday with their full offering of snowsports programs and lessons. New this year is the 4 Lessons 4U Program (4 fully transferable lessons) and don’t forget to sign up for Kids’ Club Arapahoe.

    The Black Mountain Lodge will open with a full menu starting Saturday, November 19. The Coffee Corner in the A-Frame will be open and the Raw Bar near the 6th Alley will now be open on weekends.
    Live music in the 6th Alley bar will take place every Friday and Saturday starting this Friday with “High 5” and Saturday with Todd Johnson. Also, enjoy Taco Fridays in the bar. The Basin is now in full swing!

    November 16, 2011

    Reved for Winter...Sneak Peek Weekend!

    Revelstoke, BC - With incredible early snowfall, Revelstoke Mountain Resort can’t wait any longer and excitedly launches into its 5th season with a Sneak Peek Weekend for all skiers and snowboarders to enjoy! Snowfall to date has hit a whopping 193cm and has developed into a solid base of almost 100cm, allowing the resort to open both The Stoke and The Ripper high speed quad lifts on November 26th and 27th, 2011. For both days of operations, the resort is open to the public with the Revelation Gondola open for first upload at 8:30am, and the last chair on The Stoke at 3:00pm. Special offers for Sneak Peek Weekend include a 25% lift ticket discount for all 2011-2012 season pass holders in Western Canada (some restrictions apply), along with Ski and Stay packages from just $99 per person/night. The Lake Louise Plus Card is also on sale allowing card holders to experience three days of skiing at four top resorts including Revelstoke Mountain Resort, the Lake Louise Ski Area, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and Castle Mountain.

    Sun Peaks Opens Saturday, November 19 for the Winter 2011-12 Season

    Sun Peaks, BC - On The Sun Peaks Sports School is opening up even more opportunities to give people access to snow with three new programs being offered at Sun Peaks Resort this winter.Guests with physical and cognitive disabilities will have even more opportunities to be active and enjoy Sun Peaks with new programs developed in a partnership between Sun Peaks Sports School and Adaptive Sports at Sun Peaks (ASSP). Programs include a Learn to Ski Adaptive Lesson, a Friends & Family Private Lesson and an Ability to Ski Adaptive Lesson. Skiers and boarders looking to step it up into the Freestyle world can enroll in a brand new program that will teach the foundation freestyle skills with an emphasis on good technical skiing in the following areas: free skiing/riding, the terrain park, and moguls.Sun Peaks is expanding their Cross-Country Skiing program this winter with new lessons available for guests. Whether you’re looking to get into the sport for the first time, or want to enhance your skills to a new level, there are three lesson options available: Intro to Nordic Skiing, Group Lessons, and Private Lessons. Sun Peaks Antiques Recall the Days of Tod Mountain They are self proclaimed antiques who are just as hard core as any of the young crowd hitting the slopes each morning…and they still chuckle about sitting on the Ridge Ski Run with glasses of wine for regular Ladies Cocktail parties over 40 years ago. The Sun Peaks Antiques are a group of approximately 100 seniors in the Thompson region of British Columbia whose passion is skiing. Many of them arrived at Tod Mountain in the early 60s with fond memories of the beginnings of what is now a world class resort. 79 year old Dierdre Zacharias remembers being eager to make first tracks. “We used to come up with our campers the night before, plug-in, and see if we could be the first ones on the Burfield Chair in the morning, right behind ski patrol.” Years later, with a little more grey hair but no less zest for life, Zacharias and the rest of the Antiques meet three days a week to get fresh tracks at Sun Peaks Resort. Keep an eye out for the official SPA patch on most of their jackets and stop by to chat with one of the true locals of Sun Peaks Resort as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Tod Mountain.

    November 14, 2011

    US Ski Team to Hold Fall Camp at Wolf Creek Ski Area

    Wolf Creek, CO - Incredible early season snowfall at Wolf Creek Ski Area brings US Mogul team to fall camp for practice!

    With 100 inches of snowfall so far this October and November, Wolf Creek Ski Area is 100 percent open and ready to host the 20 member US Mogul Team and their coaches, November 14 through November 19, 2011. Training will take place daily from 10:00AM to 2:00PM, with a day off on November 17th.

    Saturday and Sunday, November 12th and 13th, will be spent prepping the course on Alberta Face by setting turn flags and jump building. The course will be located under the Treasure Chairlift, which will make the entire event visible for all skiers and boarders! On Saturday, November 19, at 2:00 PM their will be a meet and greet on the outside deck of Wolf Creek Lodge in the base area. Any guest of the Wolf Creek Ski Area will be able to meet ski team members and have autographs signed.

    Mt. Hood Meadows Attends the Big Chill 11 – Presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing

    Music, local arts, fashion show Friday, November 18 - Silent auction to benefit Mountain Wave Search and Rescue

    Portland, OR - It’s that time of year again. Kick off the winter snow season in style at the Big Chill, a celebration of the best of the Northwest presented by Widmer Brothers Brewing. On Friday, November 18th, join Widmer Brothers for an evening of local craft beer -- including Brrr, the brewery’s winter seasonal -- music, art and fashion at Grand Central Restaurant and Bowling Lounge, beginning at 9 p.m.

    The night will include music from DEELAY CEELAY, a Portland-based duo that fuses live instrumentation with synched projected visuals blurring the lines between music, experimental film and performance, while creating an awesome and engaging experience for their audiences.

    Check out the latest winter styles in a fashion show produced by Portland’s Jillian Rabe, LLC featuring winter, street and outerwear including lines from: Compound, U.S. Outdoor Store andAntic.

    The silent auction is back this year; this time, benefitting Mountain Wave Search and Rescue! Local artistshave been asked to create awesome winter-themed works of art from used snowboards, toboggans, and sleds. Guests at the Big Chill will be asked to vote on their favorite works of art and winning artists will receive prizes like a custom-designed Revolution Snowboard, Mt. Hood Meadows lift tickets, or a weekend getaway to Sunriver Resort. Attendees will also have a chance to get in on the prizes just for voting!

    November 8, 2011

    Lift Towers to Fly Over Whiteface Tomorrow

    Wilmington, NY - The start of the 2011-12 skiing and riding season at Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is slated for Friday, Nov. 25, conditions permitting. The crew at Whiteface is getting ready for opening day and tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 9, the new towers for the Little Whiteface lift will be flown in, beginning at 9 a.m. This will complete the process of refurbishing the lift.

    Winter Park to Open Early, Nov 12th!

    Winter Park, CO - Winter Park Resort, one of Colorado’s premier resort destinations, has announced that it will open four days earlier than originally planned for the 72nd season on Saturday, on November 12, 2011. Skiing and riding will take place on 36 acres and five trails accessible via four lifts; Arrow, Gemini, Endeavour and depending on conditions, the Discovery lift.

    “Winter Park Resort is responding to the high demand for early season access to the slopes from Colorado’s Front Range skiers and riders. Also, by opening ahead of schedule we are putting seasonal employees to work earlier than originally expected,” said Gary DeFrange, president and chief operating officer at Winter Park Resort. “Thanks to the hard work of our snowmaking and grooming crews, plus early season snowfall, the runs are primed and ready to go.”

    First chair is at 8:30am on Saturday, November 12, 2011. Winter Park Resort will be open daily through April 22, 2012, 9:00am – 4:00pm weekdays and 8:30am-4:00pm on weekends. For opening weekend, lift tickets will be $69 adult and $49 child. Ski + Ride School and Winter Park Resort Rentals will be in full operation. Open restaurants include Starbucks and limited menus at Doc’s Roadhouse and Moffat Market. Opening day celebrations include après ski specials and the new Red Bull Sugga vehicle will be onsite to provide videos and music. Don’t miss opening weekend lodging deals, Vintage Hotel rooms start at just $62 per night!

    Winter Park Resort will provide free garage parking at The Village at Winter Park through Tuesday, November 15. The free Cabriolet lift will be running on opening day, connecting guests from free parking in the Vintage Hotel parking lot to The Village at Winter Park. The free shuttle, “The Lift”, will not be running routes until Wednesday, November 16, 2011.

    November 3, 2011

    Attitash & Wildcat Mountain Head to Boston Globe Ski and Snowboard Expo, November 10 – 13

    Bartlett & Pinkham Notch, NH - Both Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain will be among other Mount Washington Valley & New Hampshire resorts attending the upcoming annual Boston Globe Ski and Snowboard Expo. Skiers and riders all over New England, fueled by recent late October snow, will converge in Boston this November to get even more excited and to see or buy the latest gear, plan ski vacations, find one-of-a-kind lift ticket deals, and hear what’s new at all the Eastern, Western, Canadian, and European resorts. “There are some great shows and pre-season events in New England,” said Attitash Mountain Resort Event Coordinator Corey Madden. “But the Boston Ski Show is the most popular. You talk directly to your dedicated regulars and get to meet those who may not know the resort as well and can share up-to-date information, event dates, and show-only specials and offers.” The show, taking place in Boston at the Seaport Convention Center, begins at 3 p.m. Thursday, November 10 and runs until 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. Attitash and Wildcat Mountain will be located in booths 61-63. A ski show event schedule is available and tickets can be purchased online at

    Both resorts are excited to continue messaging the value, variety, and vertical offered with season passes, discount cards, lift tickets, and gift cards valid for use at the two nearby ski areas in the Mount Washington Valley. At the Boston Globe Ski & Snowboard Expo, one of the featured specials for Attitash and Wildcat are gift cards that have a $125 value and can be purchased for only $100. “For many years in Boston, both resorts have had tremendous success selling ticket and gift cards with show-only associated bonus offers,” said the Attitash Mountain Resort and Wildcat Mountain Director of Marketing Thomas Prindle. “The gift card offer introduced a couple years ago has been very popular and immediately gives the customer 25% more value than the amount paid and is valid for use at two of New Hampshire’s larger resorts to purchase tickets, food, ski school lessons, lodging, and more.” In addition, both resorts are excited to bring back the Vertical Value Card which offers a 10-25% discount on weekends and holidays or 50% discount off lift tickets on non-holiday weekdays all season long. However, new for the Vertical Value Card for this season, it includes the first day’s ticket in the $79 purchase price and will also allow the cardholder to bring a friend on non-holiday Wednesdays and that friend gets a half-price ticket too. Attitash & Wildcat also partnered with the Boston Patagonia store located on Newbury Street and on the dates of the ski show, the store will extend a 20% discount off one item, with some restrictions, if persons show their new 2011/12 Vertical Value card. In addition, the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel will be offering a specially priced slopeside, ski & stay package and both resorts will also be giving away custom-made Attitash and Wildcat Mountain recyclable shopping bags, t-shirts, posters, stickers, and more to show attendees who stop by to hear about what’s new and to purchase any of the show-only specials.

    Sugar Bowl's Daron Rahlves Named Ambassador For Learn To Ski and Snowboard Month

    Donner Summit, CA - Sugar Bowl Resort ambassador Daron Rahlves has recently added “Learn To Ski & Snowboard Month” to his long list of ski industry stewardship endeavors. Started in 2007, Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month encourages children and adults alike to take up the sport by taking lessons from professional ski and snowboard instructors. Every January more than 300 resorts nation-wide participate in the program.

    Rahlves, a recent inductee into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame who has called Sugar Bowl home for the last eleven years, states that "There is no better place to learn than Sugar Bowl!" The resort's season-long General Admission Program offers free rentals and a free lesson with every qualifying lift ticket, making it easy, convenient and cost-effective for new skiers and riders to take up the sport.

    Sunflower Named Bromley’s Director of Snowsports

    Peru, VT - After nearly 30 years on the job – 22 of them as the Director of Bromley Mountain’s Ski and Snowboard School – Peter Robertson has decided to move on to other pursuits. Burleigh Sunflower, who has been Bromley’s Snowboard School Manager for the past seven years and the Snowboard Supervisor at Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area prior to that, has been named Bromley’s new Director of Snow Sports.

    “I’ve worked with Pete for more than twenty years,” said Bill Cairns, Bromley’s General Manager. “He’s done a fantastic job for us here over the years and has built the [ski and snowboard] school into one of the most respected programs in the industry. I, personally, and all of us here at Bromley, wish Pete nothing but success and happiness in his new endeavors.”

    “Of course, with change comes the opportunity for new successes,” added Cairns. “As I’ve said before, Bromley has a very deep bench and we were fortunate to have a man of Burleigh’s caliber and experience to call on.”

    Burleigh’s been actively teaching for 15 years, is certified by both the Professional Ski Instructor’s Association and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors and has served two years on the PSIA’s Advanced Children’s Education Team. He currently serves on the AASI Board of Examiners.

    November 1, 2011

    Crested Butte Mountain Resort Announces New Vice President of Marketing and Sales

    Crested Butte, CO - Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) announced today the appointment of Scott Clarkson as its vice president of marketing and sales. Clarkson comes to Crested Butte with over 25 years of experience in ski industry marketing; he spent 15 of those years at Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, a sister resort of CBMR.

    “Scott’s expertise, personality and general approach are going to be a great fit for the marketing and sales team and the company as a whole,” says Ethan Mueller, vice president and general manager for CBMR. “He values what we believe in as a resort and has a vision for moving Crested Butte forward in the marketplace.”

    Most recently, Clarkson was hired to oversee FestEVOL for the Triple Peaks resorts, a concert and lifestyle series that takes place throughout the month of March. Prior to his work for FestEVOL, he was the vice president of marketing and sales for Squaw Valley USA in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He left Okemo with a strong desire to move west and when the opportunity at CBMR recently arose, he knew it was the perfect fit. In his new duties, Scott will continue to be involved in FestEVOL for Triple Peaks.

    "I am very excited to be joining the Crested Butte team,” adds Clarkson. “I’ve been interested in becoming a part of this destination community since the Mueller family first became involved. I have vacationed at Crested Butte each year since 2005. This is a very special and beautiful place with unique, year-round attributes that I look forward to promoting nationally and internationally."

    Throughout the years, Clarkson has committed himself to the industry and his hometown by serving as the executive secretary for the New England Ski Areas Council (NESAC) and the marketing committees for both the National Ski Areas Association and the Vermont Ski Areas Association. He also served on the board of directors for the West River Sports Association, in Weston Vermont, overseeing Nordic skiing and soccer programs for the youth in his community.

    A-Basin Open Top to Bottom - Wednesday

    Arapahoe Basin, CO - Arapahoe Basin will be expanding it’s terrain to the summit for top to bottom skiing on Wednesday, November 2. With the natural snowfall last week combined with the extremely good progress being made by the snow makers, A-Basin will open two additional intermediate runs, Lenawee Face and Dercum’s Gulch serviced by the Lenawee Mountain Lift. After the upper mountain has been opened, we will move the snowmaking resources to Sundance and open that as soon as possible giving our skiers and riders much anticipated beginner terrain.