Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mountain Creek Reunited by Replacement Double Chair

photo credit: Mountain Creek is running a story today about the replacement of the Southern Sojourn double chair at Mountain Creek. The lift had been taken out a number of years ago and left the resort's two base areas disconnected. Shuttle buses were used to fill the void, but this new chairlift once again unifies the resort. The new lift is expected to be open for the 2012-2013 season.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Echo Mountain Sold at Auction

Colorado's Echo Mountain has sold at auction. According to media sources, the focus of the newly sold property will be developmental and junior alpine racing. Ski, Esq. first reported the potential sale back in June.  Full details after the jump.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Forest Services Approves Breckenridge Peak 6 Expansion

Conceptual drawing of the Peak 6 development

The U.S. Forest Service has approved the expansion of Breckenridge Ski Resort onto an area known as Peak 6. The expansion will add 550 additional acres and two new lifts. The new terrain will be generally intermediate in character. It is hoped the new terrain will help America's busiest resort address overcrowding concerns. According to resort officials the new terrain will not available until at least the 2014-2015 season.

Friday, August 17, 2012

UPDATE: Local Groups, Law Professors Urge Reversal of Sanctions Against Arizona Snowbowl Attorney

photo credit: Arizona Snowbowl

According to an article published in the Arizona Daily News, Ralph Nader, tribal groups and Arizona law professors have thrown their support behind sanctioned attorney Howard Shanker. Shanker represented tribal groups in a series of lawsuits intended to block snowmaking at the Arizona Snowbowl. The 9th Circuit sided with the Snowbowl, found that Shanker's second lawsuit was a "gross abuse of the judicial process," and ordered him to pay court costs.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aspen, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley and Alta Create Joint Pass

Squaw Valley, CA
Numerous sources are reporting that four of the United States' greatest ski resorts have agreed to offer a combined pass for the 2012-2013 ski season. Within the boundaries of Alta (UT), Jackson Hole (WY), Aspen (CO) and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows (CA), skiers can find some of America's most legendary terrain. Details after the jump.