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Mammoth Mountain Acquires Snow Summit and Big Bear Mammoth Mountain Acquires Snow Summit and Big Bear

October 1, 2014 by  

Mammoth Mountain, in eastern California, recently announced that it has acquired Big Bear Mountain Resorts and Snow Summit in a $38 million deal, making it one of the biggest ski companies in the United States. Together with June Mountain, which is already owned by Mammoth Mountain, the new four-resort group collectively hosts more than two million... [Read more]

Skiing at Obertauern Skiing at Obertauern

September 17, 2014 by  

Located in Radstadt Tauern, a subrange of the Austrian Central Alps, the winter sports resort of Obertauern offers more the 100 kilometers of pistes with the guarantee of snow from mid-November through to early-May each year. State-of-the-art lift facilities ensure skiers are transported safely and swiftly to even the highest peak (2,313m) to enjoy... [Read more]

Skiing Without Snow Skiing Without Snow

September 3, 2014 by  

While artificial ski slopes are not likely to replace the real thing, they can come in very handy for skiing enthusiasts to brush up on their skills out of season, and provide and exciting pastime in areas that don’t traditionally get real snowfall or conditions cold enough to maintain artificially generated snow. Dry ski slopes attempt to mimic... [Read more]

Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade Vermont Invests in $15 Million Snow Gun Upgrade

August 20, 2014 by  

Ski Vermont resorts will not be waiting around for Mother Nature to be gracious enough to deliver snow timeously during the 2014-2015 snow sport season. It was recently announced that resorts represented by non-profit trade association Ski Vermont, together with Efficiency Vermont, will be undertaking a $15 million upgrade of the ski area’s snowmaking... [Read more]

New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow New Zealand Resorts Wait for Snow

August 6, 2014 by  

While Australia’s resorts revel in recent snowfalls, south-east neighbor New Zealand has not been so lucky. With winter entering its third month, some resorts have been unable to open, while others are relying heavily on snow-making equipment. Larger resorts at high altitudes may be able to drum up some business with snow-guns providing cover... [Read more]

The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change The Snow Sport Industry and Climate Change

July 16, 2014 by  

The snow sport industry has been identified by the United Nations Environment Program as being one of the most vulnerable industries when it comes to being affected by climate change. With average winter temperatures rising, and the first snowfalls happening later and later, it is becoming increasingly difficult for resorts to run for the number of... [Read more]

Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins Australia’s Snow Skiing Season Begins

July 2, 2014 by  

After a very slow start to the 2014 season in June, Australian ski resorts are celebrating massive snowfalls which have left some areas covered in more than a meter of snow – just in time for the country’s mid-year school holidays. Communications and Media Manager of Australia’s biggest resort, Samantha Hales, noted that there will be... [Read more]

Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting Experience the Thrill of Snowscooting

June 18, 2014 by  

Described as a cross between snowboarding and BMX, snowscoots are an exciting and novel addition to the ever-growing array of snow-sport equipment. Consisting of two boards with handlebars and foot straps, snowscoots are highly maneuverable as riders can steer as well as use their body movement to change direction, while reaching similar speeds to those... [Read more]