>While in the United States snow skiing resorts are dealing with the economic impact of reduced snowfall, in Europe resorts have experienced a bumper 2012/2013 snow sport season…
Located west of Denver, the Echo Mountain ski area was recently sold at an auction to a company that plans to turn it into a ski training center. The new owner of the ski area is Pykkonen Capital LLC and the motivating factor behind the purchase was to provide a place primarily for school-aged young people to develop their competitive skiing skills…
Winter sport enthusiasts heading for the slopes in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., this season have a number of exciting upgrades and developments to look forward to. From expanded terrain and improved equipment to upgraded facilities and passholder exchange programs, there is so much on offer in Pennsylvania for the 2011-12 season.
At a time of year when the skiing season should be coming to an end, and resorts begin to get ready to embrace the summer season, many resorts have remained open due to favorable snowfall, continuous snowfall and perfect weather conditions that have maintained the slopes. Skiing enthusiasts in Europe and in Northern America are therefore making the most of the extended winter season. Some resorts have reported up to 40 cm of snowfall in the last week, while others have maintained deep snow during their skiing season.
Award-winning snow sport destination, Deer Valley Resort in Utah, will be kicking off its winter ski season on 6-7 December with their annual star-studded Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest. This popular invitational ski event teams up former Olympic ski legends with film and television celebrities for a lively weekend of skiing, music and fundraising, with the Waterkeeper Alliance being the worthy recipient.
During the summer months each year, the New Hampshire ski resorts set about making improvements in preparation for the next snow skiing season. Regular visitors look forward to seeing what is new each year, while new-comers never fail to be impressed with the high quality of the New Hampshire ski resorts. So what can skiers look forward to in the 2008-2009 snow sport season?
Pats Peak in New Hampshire is a popular family snow sports destination which has built up a reputation for excellent snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing opportunities during the forty-six years that it has been welcoming guests. This local family-owned resort is not about to rest on its laurels though, and continually looks for ways to ensure that guests have a memorable snow sport experience.
The picturesque town of Obergurgl is, at a height of 1930 meters, the highest resort town in Austria. It was put into the spotlight in the year 1931, during the balloon flight of Auguste Piccard, but with a permanent population of approximately four hundred residents, Obergurgl is mostly a town that welcomes foreign visitors and skiing enthusiasts to its slopes. Over and above magnificent slopes, guaranteed snow and spectacular views, the village is also famous for the Scheiber familyâ€™s horse breeding operation that is a centre for Haflinger horses.
Situated about 500 kilometers north of the city of Stockholm, Sweden, the small village of Klovsjo has long been a popular winter destination for Swedenâ€™s snow skiing community. Although Klovsjo offers superb skiing conditions, the ski resort is only now starting to be discovered by skiers beyond Swedenâ€™s borders. As word gets around, more people are starting to discover and appreciate the natural beauty of Klovsjo, not only as a ski resort, but as an all-year round holiday destination.
Skiing and snowboarding is a vital industry for Utah, and it has recently been announced by the Utah Ski and Snowboard Industry that the state has experienced yet another record breaking skiing season. This is determined by calculating the skier days that have taken place throughout the winter season, and for 2007-2008 it was recorded at 4 258 900. It is the fifth year in a row that Utah has had a record breaking season, and it is hoped that the number of skier days will increase in years to come.