Dancing in ski boots on a high-altitude terrace could be a thing of the past as the future of booze-fuelled ski holidays hangs in the balance. The first ski resort in Europe has reopened without lifting the shutters on its après-ski bars – sparking speculation that many will follow suit in the future.
With New Zealand’s Coronavirus lockdown having been eased, ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.
At Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, with plenty of snow still clinging to the mountain, they were hoping to roll out what skiing looks like in the pandemic age.
Snow fell across the Victorian high country on Thursday as a wet and windy cold snap swept across Australia’s south-east.
On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide ban on downhill ski operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The derelict Sugar Loaf Resort near Traverse City, MI, once one of the top ski resorts in the Wolverine State, was sold in 2017 to Jeff Katofsky, President of J. D. Market Acquisitions. The once-popular resort was shuttered in 2000 after the ski season and has fallen into disarray.
The first tier of pricing is out for next season's Power Pass, and the Southwest Rockies regional season ticket has enticements to buy early, a new limited-ticket pass, plus accommodations due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus.
Skiers and snowboarders who hold this season's Epic Pass will get between 20 and 80 percent credit on the price of the 2020-21 multi-resort pass.
Women's snowboarding and freeskiing are progressing faster today than at any other time in history. In recent years, technical difficulty in women's freestyle has increased by about 50 percent and progressive athletes like Anna Gasser and Kelly Sildaru aren't stopping there.
When U.S. Ski Teamer, Alice Merryweather, came down in 34th place at the super G in La Thuile, Italy she was rightfully pissed. The American speed specialist had just logged two impressive finishes in Crans Montana, Switzerland: 5th in the super G and 8th in the alpine combined. 34th just didn’t feel right.
If conditions allow at all levels — within the state, Pitkin County and the snowpack — Aspen Skiing Co. hopes it can safely reopen Aspen Highlands at some point during May.
“We’ve been pretty upfront with it all along,” SkiCo’s vice president of communications Jeff Hanle said via phone Wednesday afternoon, “that we’re going to try to maintain the ability to open Highlands very late season if we are given the go-ahead that we can do it, if the conditions are decent and good, and if we can open [Highlands] with a plan that keeps our employees and our guests safe at the direction of the county health and state health.”
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong for keeping passholder fees after closing all of their resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Snow-gun manufacturer DemacLenko has developed a way to use its high-output fan guns for “wide-area disinfection of public spaces.”
What happens when an American wins the first-ever Olympic gold medal in cross country skiing? She writes a book. Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins with Todd Smith was just released by University of Minnesota Press and it is just what the doctor ordered if you need a pick-me-up while staying at home during COVID.
The uncertainty of when, where and for how long the COVID-19 outbreak will last has forced much of the country into flexible mode -- and the two behemoths in the multi-resort season pass business are no different.
After opening up sales for 2020-2021 passes in early March, both Epic Pass and Ikon Pass have evolved over the last month as conditions change.