The Newest Ski Resort in North America Opened December 15, 2010. Eagle Point is like having your own personal ski resort. The video tells it all. That would be cool being the very first person on the lift for the opening. Hope these folks got some images of there own.
Add one more resort you Epic Pass Is good at.
BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Oct. 25, 2010—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort in North Lake Tahoe, Calif., one of the premier mountain resort destinations in North America. Vail Resorts acquired the stock of the companies that operate Northstar-at-Tahoe from Booth Creek Resort Properties LLC and other sellers for total consideration of $63 million. The operations of Northstar-at-Tahoe are conducted on land owned by CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. which will be leased to Vail Resorts under a long-term agreement. Vail Resorts now operates two mountain resorts in the Lake Tahoe region, also operating Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The Sierra-at-Tahoe resort is not part of the acquisition and will continue to be operated by Booth Creek.
Northern New England has had a slow start to the ski season, but things are changing. New England experienced a Nor-Easter on Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The result was lots of rain and wind for everyone south.
Up in the mountains above 2000ft was another story. Some resort received 12 to 18 inches. One of these resorts was Brettonwoods. Part of the Mount Washington Resort Brettonwoods was able to open as many as 27 trails over the weekend.
Skiers and Snowboarders access is provided by the Bethlehem Express Quad and the Learning Center Quad. Ungroomed trails are considered expert terrain with variable snow conditions and open water bars. Lift tickets are $39 for adults and $29 for Teens and Juniors.
After a dry spell snow has arrived in the mountains of Maine. Sugarloaf USA recieved 12 inches of the white stuff. Along with snow making the mountain was ready to open.
There was quite a crew of hardcore Sugarloafers hitting the slopes November 29, 2009 even if it was pretty rugged. The guns were running on Upper mountain for most of the day but due to warming temperatures won't be back in action until after 8 at night. The mountain will be open for expert skiers with several more openings including King's Landing, Candyside, Scoot, Windrow and Glancer. Tickets are $25. An Opening Day video is on its way so stay tuned!
The extended forecast looks good for continued snowmaking straight through the week, so expect conditions to improve and terrain to expand.
I think all Skiers and Snowboarders dream of long days at Snowbird about this time of year. They are open and conditions are reported as awesome for early season conditions. The Aerial Tram is now open with access to Regulator Johnson only, and is recommended for experts only at this time. The Gadzoom lift can be used to access Big Emma, Bassackwards and Lunch Run only. Due to early season conditions this terrain is not recommended for beginner skiers or riders.
SNOWBIRD, UTAH – The 39th winter season at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort begins Friday, Nov. 20, with skiing and riding on natural and man-made snow. Snowbird will open at 9 a.m. with the Gadzoom chairlift accessing intermediate and advanced terrain and Chickadee accessing beginner slopes; additional terrain will be evaluated as weather conditions permit.
“We’re excited to kick off what is sure to be a fantastic ski season this Friday,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “The combination of recent snowfall, cold temperatures and a promising forecast should help us work towards opening additional terrain during Thanksgiving week.”
Snowbird will be offering the Gadzoom and Chickadee chairlifts to skiers and riders beginning Friday at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Gadzoom, 5 p.m. for Chickadee. The Snowbird Center and Creekside Lodge will be offering food, merchandise and equipment rental options throughout the weekend.
A series of storms are forecasted into next week along with cold temperatures that should accommodate snowmaking. Last year, Snowbird received 621 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth® and had a 195-day season with skiing and riding from Nov. 7 to May 31, the longest in Utah.
Snowbird is offering an early season ticket price of $52. Early-season lodging and lift packages are currently available starting at $99/person through much of December.
For families short on time – and winter vacations – Snowbird offers the ideal weekend getaway. As the most accessible year-round resort in North America you can hop on an early flight and be on the slopes by noon that same day! And with an average of 500 inches of The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Snowbird gives weekend warriors the best chance for a powder-filled escape from the stresses of home without breaking the bank.
With advance reservations estimated to be down 20% at ski Resorts the news of Okemo being sold is not a shock. One of the last family run Ski Areas in the USA (Okemo) is to be sold.
CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc., a real-estate investment trust based in Orlando, Fla., is expected to announce that it will acquire three U.S. ski resorts for $132 million. Crested Butte in Colorado and Mt Sunapee are part of the package aswell.
The family run ski area is moving closer to becoming extinct, When I started skiing 37 years ago almost all the ski areas in New England where owned and operated by families. Many local ski areas like Magic Mt, and Corinthia in Vermont where a place young families could bring the kids for a affordable vacation and teach the kids how to ski.
Even though Triple Peaks LLC of Ludlow, Vt., which currently owns and operates the ski areas CNL will buy, will continue as operator this development certainly brings up concerns that family run ski areas will become a thing of the past.