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November 30, 2017

Massive October & November Snow Kicks Kicking Horse into Opening Early – Over 13 feet…

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort soars high being located in the Northernmost region of the Powder Highway, with record snowfall already this season is starting off like no other.Tucked among soaring peaks and recognized as the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada, Kicking Horse will kick off ski season with a Preview Weekend on Saturday & Sunday December 2nd & 3rd (official opening day on Friday, December 8th). For all weekend information visit our Events Calendar and for any further updated information please see our Snow Report or RCR App.Win a spot on the First Gondola! The seats for the very first…
November 30, 2017

Ski Season Kicks Off This Saturday, December 2nd at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fernie excited to kick off the season with first chair tradition this Saturday, December 2nd!We are so proud of the passion for skiing and riding our community has! A great example of this incredible stoke is Greg Barrow- having snagged first chair for 17 years – now this is some feat. It has involved sleeping in his tent, with a cold weather certified sleeping bag at the base of the Elk Chair to hold this honour year after year. He is not alone as the masses have lined up to vie for this coveted seat.A big shout out to Greg…
November 30, 2017

Blue Mountain Ski Resort Adds a New Trail

Blue Mountain Resort, Ontario's largest mountain resort, will be increasing its trail count to 43 this season with the opening of a brand new ski trial. The Resort's newest black diamond run will be accessible via the Century Express high-speed six-pack chairlift and will take the overall skiable acreage at Blue Mountain to 365 acres.Blue Mountain's President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan Skelton said, "We have always found a way to make Blue Mountain bigger and better season after season. Along with the introduction of Mountaintop skating and enhancements to our terrain park, the additional run gives skiers and riders…
November 23, 2017

Camp Fortune opens Friday, November 24th

Ski season is here! We open Friday, November 24! Grab your skis and boards and join us for our opening day.We are committed to offering you the longest season possible and will be the first ski hill in the Outaouais to open. Hours of operation:November 24 from 9 am to 4 pmNovember 25 from 9 am to 4 pmNovember 26 from 9 am to 4 pm. Lift passes: $20 (+tx) for adults/students/seniors$15 (+tx) for youth 7-12 6$ (+tx) for 6 and under and 80 +Season passes:regular season pass rules apply. Almost Anytime and unlimited passes are valid. Conditions: Pineault will…
November 23, 2017

Tremblant slide season off to a stellar start

Tremblant's slide season officially begins at 8:30 am, and skiers and riders can expect fun and fanfare at the lifts, as well as exceptional conditions on 12 trails that form a throughway linking the summit to the North and South Side bases. As well, a number of features and one mid-sized jump await freestylers on the Progression Park trail (Alpine). Tremblant's 107 acres of skiable terrain are served by the Télécabine Express, Duncan Express, TGV, Lowell Thomas and Onésime lifts. Please view the snow report for our latest updates. Olympic Season To celebrate PyeongChang 2018 held this February, Tremblant is…
November 11, 2017

The 2017-2018 ski season begins and Sommet Saint-Sauveur celebrates Founding Member Louis Dufour’s 45th anniversary…

It's with great emotion and pride that Sommet Saint-Sauveur launched the 2017-2018 season today and celebrated the arrival of a pivotal moment in its History. The Quebec Company is proud to highlight the 45th anniversary of one of its Founding member Louis Dufour as part of the family-owned company.Employees and skiers reunited to celebrate the beginning of ski season 2017-2018A man and his passionFormer member of the Canadian Ski Team, honoree of many awards, including the Canadian Skiers of Distinction, given by SKI CANADA, the Réal Boulanger Award and the 2003 Personality of the Year presented by the Quebec Ski…
October 23, 2017

What's New at Silver Star Mountain for 2017-18

Celebrating 60 Years of Fun! This winter we are going all out! The '60 days of Giveaways' Competition has already started and will go throughout the winter season. On any given day, any moment, you could be surprised with of our fantastic giveaways. Prizes include Hot Air Balloon rides, Skydiving jumps, Waterways Houseboat Vacation, SilverStar Winter Getaway and many more. Click here to be part of one of the biggest Ski Resort Giveaways. SilverStar has invested in interior upgrades to its Town Hall. The renovation is designed to be multi-purpose, with a new coffee and beverage bar area as well…
October 23, 2017

RED Mountain Goes LIVE With Crowdfunding in Canada; Urges Fans to “Fight The Man. Own…

Less than a year ago, RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC launched a $10 Million crowdfunding campaign online called "Fight the Man. Own The Mountain." This was the first time a for-profit resort had explored equity crowdfunding online and nobody knew what to expect. Fans of independent skiing and snowboarding showed up from far and wide to pledge their support and the resort surpassed its goal by several million dollars in Phase 1, known as "Test The Waters." Starting Monday, August 14th, Canadians can make good on their pledges and walk away actually owning a piece of one of North…
October 23, 2017

Blue Mountain Introduces Mountaintop Skating

Blue Mountain Resort, a four-season destination in Ontario, will be host to another iconic Canadian winter pastime but with a unique twist. Crews are busy preparing to open Woodview Mountaintop Skating, a 1.1km skating path located at the top of the ski hill. More than a traditional skating experience, Woodview will feature an ice skate path that winds through a tree-covered trail that opens to a one-of-a-kind mountaintop view of Georgian Bay. "We have offered skating on the Mill Pond in the Village for several seasons," notes Dan Skelton, President and COO of Blue Mountain Resort. "Many of our guests truly…
October 23, 2017

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Major Lift Capacity Increases

Skiers and snowboarders have a lot to get excited about for the 2017-18 ski season. Not only is Revelstoke Mountain Resort celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is also increasing lift capacity from 7,299 to 9,700 skiers per hour with the addition of new gondola cabins and chairs for the lifts.The Revelation Gondola will be fitted with 24 new cabins increasing lift capacity by 25%. The effect of this upgrade will be most noticeable at the village base, decreasing wait times and allowing people to load more quickly. An additional 21 chairs will also be installed on the Stoke Chair line…
October 23, 2017

Monstrous New Panorama Terrain

Monstrous New Panorama Terrain Steep, exhilarating, and downright epic, this is a monstrous NEW terrain addition! Panorama regretfully announces the opening of an additional 128 acres and a further 246 towering-feet of nasty, brutish and long terrain, suitable only for rock stars who can sleep with the lights off. For some maladjusted skiers and riders, this new terrain promises a lot of 'fun', in the vein of slaying dragons or mucking about with magic beans. But, they say this terrain is where the wild things are, and so now it's what the wild things get.The new area boasts four huge new…
October 23, 2017

What's New for 2017-18 at Nakiska Ski Area

Nakiska Ski Area, home of the Alpine Events at the '88 Calgary Olympic Games has been undergoing many improvements, upgrades and changes over the past few season, this one is no exception with some exciting changes and program updates. A few highlights include;VIP Parking Option Get down with the VIP life, Nakiska now has a Priority Parking Lot, the closest lot to the base area. Access to the lot is granted by purchasing a VIP Parking Pass!Up your park game with Park Lessons Master NaJibSka! Book a rail park lesson next season with our Nakiska Winter Sports School to improve…
October 23, 2017

What's New for 2017-18 at Kimberley Alpine Resort

The team at Kimberley Alpine Resort takes pride in providing out guests with the best vacation and recreational experience possible, continuing with this tradition there are a number of changes and upgrades we're working on pre- ski season to ensure this one is one of our best yet! Some of the highlights include;New Eats & New Brew! We're looking forward to debuting a brand-new restaurant in the plaza at the base of the resort (where Montana's previously was) called Buckhorn & Main Mountain Eatery. Introduced near the end of last season, Kimberley is proud to now pour its own beer…
October 23, 2017

What's New for 2017-18 at Kicking Horse

Kicking Horse is well known as being the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada and each ski season we make various improvements, upgrades and program changes in order to keep providing out guests with the world class experience they are accustomed to at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Some highlights for this season are;Just announced! Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to be only Freeride World Tour stop in Canada After a long summer season of anticipation, the Freeride World Tour (FWT) launched the official competition calendar featuring a completely revamped competition schedule for the upcoming 2018 season. This year, the FWT unveils two…
October 23, 2017

What's New for 2017-18 at Fernie

At Fernie Alpine Resort we strive each season to make improvements to our mountain operations and infrastructure to ensure we are providing the best experience possible for our guests. Here are some of the highlights we've been working on for this upcoming ski season;Famous for Legendary Powder! We'll leave loads of pow for you but with 2 new grooming cats, a winch cat and a free groomer we'll also make it nice for ripping cruisers, plus 2 new snow guns keep that pow never ending at Fernie on our non-groomed runs!New Eats & New Brew! We're looking forward to debuting…
October 19, 2017

Snow is in the air at Killington Resort

Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, has begun snowmaking in advance of the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup on November 24-26, 2017. Killington Resort was the first North American ski mountain to open its season to the general public in 2016 and last to close in 2017 for Eastern North America, in part because of the resort's advanced snowmaking and grooming prowess.Killington typically begins the longest season in the East with exclusive access for season pass holders, rewarding commitment to the resort with the…
October 17, 2017

Sommet Saint-Sauveur gets the ball rolling with their snow guns

Proud to remain the ski resort with the longest season in Quebec, Sommet Saint-Sauveur got the ball rolling in the night from Monday to Tuesday, making their snow guns produce as much snow as possible. The resort let the race for the first ski resort to open for the 2017-2018 season, begin at the same time. Thumbing your nose at Mother NatureThanks to major investments this year, the Laurentians resort can be proud of launching its snow making season earlier this year and on a wider terrain. In doing so, the ground-breaking ski resort thumbs its nose at Mother Nature,…
October 15, 2017

Sugarloaf to introduce Maine’s first cat-skiing operation on Burnt Mountain

After making the dream of skiing and riding on Burnt Mountain a reality in 2010, Sugarloaf announced today that it would make that experience even more accessible this winter by offering guests snow-cat serviced skiing and riding in the Androscoggin Glade, Little Androscoggin, and a newly-cut glade to be named this fall.This new winter offering is a cornerstone of Sugarloaf's new "sidecountry" skiing development that has been a signature piece of the resort's "Sugarloaf 2020" development plan. The resort has purchased a new 12 passenger snow cat, which it will use in tandem with an existing 12-passenger cat to transport…
October 15, 2017

Guest experience gets even better at Killington Resort and Pico Mountain with $5.7 Million capital…

​Carrying the momentum of a two-year commitment to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018, Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America and part of the POWDR adventure lifestyle company, will offer a number of guest experience upgrades this coming season. POWDR has invested $5.7 million in capital improvements at Killington and Pico across the properties year-round attractions. The investments in 2017/2018 will further enhance snowmaking equipment and infrastructure, upgrade and rebuild lifts, expand summer activities at the resort and improve the overall experience at both resorts.Since POWDR purchased Killington…
October 15, 2017

$20 Million construction season at Jay Peak Resort

Jay Peak Resort today announced it will resume the final phase of its revitalization initiative. The list of projects includes the completion of a number of cottages around the resort's Stateside area, and a 15,000-square foot recreation and entertainment center. New to the initiative's lineup are two outdoor recreation fields to be constructed on land adjacent to the Inglenook Lodge, a property located on route 242 along the road to the town of Jay.The announcement comes just a month after the news that Raymond James Financial Inc., the financial services firm, reached a $150 million settlement with the federal receiver…
October 15, 2017

$3.3 Million in Improvements for 2017-18 Winter Season at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley, New York State's most visited ski resort, has added to its automated snowmaking system, purchased two groomers, expanded the beginner's area and accomplished a host of other projects for the 2017-2018 winter season. Guests of Holiday Valley will reap the benefits of more efficient and increased snowmaking, allowing for added time and enjoyment on the slopes this season. This year's $3.3 million brings the total investment for this independent resort to more than $126 million in the past 24 years.Other projects include the replacement of the Cindy's Warming Hut and the Mistletoe Lean To, construction of two new…
October 15, 2017

More than a Million invested for the 2017-2018 season at Mont Sutton

Mont SUTTON, a major ski resort located in the Eastern Townships, is actively getting ready for the beginning of the 2017-2018 season. Improvement to the snowmaking system are being made, the new charging stations for electric cars have been set up, two new sculptures will be added on the mountain, the Boutique Expérience SUTTON will have a brand new K2 "shop in shop", virtual reality will be added, and the reflection regarding the products diversification on four seasons with the master plan continues.MAJOR IMPROVEMENT FOR THE SNOWMAKING SYSTEMMont SUTTON will invest this year close to a million dollars in its…
October 12, 2017

Mount Snow To Complete Long John Trail Widening Project One Year Early

In a summer already jam-packed with construction projects aimed at improving its skiing and riding experience, Mount Snow is pleased to announce that it has begun widening its Long John ski trail for the upcoming season. Originally scheduled as a summer project for 2018, Mount Snow managers decided to undertake the widening project after their $30 million snowmaking upgrade, known as the West Lake Water Project, began running comfortably ahead of schedule."Anyone who's skied Long John in the past knows that it could benefit from widening, especially on a busy weekend," said Kelly Pawlak, general manager at Mount Snow. "In…
October 04, 2017

Forest Service approval launches construction of new High Country T-Bar lift for Waterville Valley Resort

​Waterville Valley Resort received approval from the USDA Forest Service last week to begin construction of the new High Country T-Bar Lift, proposed in May. While the ski season is just around the corner, the achievement of this significant milestone has spurred construction to begin immediately."So much happens behind the scenes before a project finally breaks ground so it is incredible what has been accomplished in just a few months through the collaborative efforts of the USDA Forest Service, SE Group, Horizons Engineering, Inc., LST Lifts, and our team," says Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort.…
August 18, 2017

La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant – back for a 19th edition

One of the first events in the country to combine classical, jazz, and world music, La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant is now in its 19th edition. Founder and artistic director Angèle Dubeau invites music lovers to come enjoy a grand musical panorama in the majestic setting of Tremblant.Every year, the festival attracts over 35,000 spectators. The 2017 program includes more than 40 free outdoor concerts performed over the Labour Day weekend. From September 1 to 4, festivalgoers can hear concerts in the pedestrian village at the base of the mountain and in Mont-Tremblant's Village and Centre-ville sectors. Pianist Charles…
July 26, 2017

Waterville Valley Resort Partners with ResortBoard and Debuts New Summer Activities

Waterville Valley Resort continues to offer opportunities for summer fun in the White Mountains with the addition of three new summer activities, including a partnership with GolfBoard to bring ResortBoard Adventure Tours to Waterville Valley, the first experience of its kind in New England."It is exciting to not only be adding new activities that we have never had in Waterville Valley, but to also be creating a new type of experience in the Northeast," says Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort. "You can't really experience the White Mountains without getting outside, getting off the beaten path,…
July 24, 2017

Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley

Sky High Adventure Park, the latest addition to Holiday Valley's array of outdoor activities, includes the Aerial Adventure Park, Climbing Forest and Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. Located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge at the western end of Holiday Valley, Sky High is now open daily through September 4 and on weekends through October 29. The Aerial Adventure Park at Sky High is constructed of a series of platforms, bridges, ropes, zip lines and other lofted obstacles throughout 13 different courses with varying levels of difficulty. In order of ascending difficulty, there are 3 yellow courses, 5 greens, 2 blues, 2 single…
July 19, 2017

Tonga Lumina Officially Opens at Tremblant: A Night Walk in Search of the Giant

Tonight at Tremblant was the Tonga Lumina pre-launch, a unique Moment Factory creation. Both global leaders, the pair of Québec giants joined their savoir faire to develop an immersive, interactive and illuminated night walk that begins with a ride on the Flying Mile lift and from the mid-way station, plunges spectators into a universe that showcases the mountain's natural elements."It is with great pleasure that we see this major project come to life, one that merges the mountain's specificities and our resort vacationing knowledge with the creativity, talent and expertise of the Moment Factory team," said Patrice Malo, Station Mont…
July 14, 2017

DesLauriers Family, Local Investors, Buy Bolton Valley Ski Resort

A group of local investors led by Ralph DesLauriers and his son, Evan DesLauriers, closed Friday on the purchase of Bolton Valley Resort. Bolton Valley, located in the town of Bolton in Chittenden County was founded by DesLauriers and his father Roland in 1966. DesLauriers owned and operated the resort from its founding until 1997. Since then, the resort has changed hands several times and until Friday, was owned by two real estate developers from Burlington, Larry Williams and Doug Nedde. The purchase of the resort by DesLauriers and his partners brings the resort full circle after 20 years.Moving forward,…
July 09, 2017

Sugarbush Resort a Mountain Bike Destination this Summer

Sugarbush Resort, home to 37 lift-served mountain bike trails, is hosting a number of bike-related events this summer. Along with more than 40 miles of cross-country terrain throughout the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush is a must-visit destination for mountain bikers.The Eastern States Cup Sugarbush Showdown series on Sunday, July 16th features both enduro and downhill mountain bike races with a combined cash and prize purse of $3,200. The five racers in every class reach the podium with the top 3 receiving custom medals. Before the race, on Saturday, July 15th there will be a pre-race party with live music, food,…
July 09, 2017

Killington Resort announces new cutting-edge summer activities, enhancements and investments

​Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a four-season outdoor playground on 3,000 acres in Central Vermont's Green Mountains, is unleashing new summer attractions and facility enhancements to raise the level of thrills during its growing summer events calendar. Since 2015, Killington has invested more than $5 million to enhance warm weather offerings including mountain bike park, adventure center and other attractions.The Killington Bike Park expansion continues into the fourth phase of a 5-year build out designed by Gravity Logic, a world leader in the design of sustainable progressive mountain bike trails for summer…
June 30, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million for Upgrades at Belleayre Ski Resort

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 16th, 2017, that the state will invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount to attract more visitors and build on the Catskill Region's burgeoning tourism industry. The investment will enhance the current facilities at Belleayre Mountain with the installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and the addition of modern amenities for both lodges at the resort. The project will increase visitation, enhance customer experience and provide a major boost to tourism in the Catskills and the region's economy. "Belleayre Mountain is one of the crown…
June 15, 2017

Tremblant Celebrates Canada's 150th

Photo : ©Tremblant Tremblant is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1 with a free activity and event programme that is bound to please both tall and small alike, with roving entertainers and the traditional birthday cake to musical performances and fireworks, late evening.A Lively Village All day long on July 1, kids are sure to enjoy our mascot Toufou and balloon sculptor, Marc-Ambulle. In the afternoon, on Place des Voyageurs, visitors are invited to attend the flag-raising ceremony, and share a piece of cake decorated like the Canadian flag, with face-painting for the little ones who are welcome to choose…
June 14, 2017

Waterville Valley Resort secures funding to begin Phase II of its $7.5 million improvement plan

Waterville Valley Resort announced that it has secured funding to begin work on Phase II of its $7.5 million capital improvements plan that began with the Green Peak Expansion in Fall 2016. Phase II of this capital investment program will bring multi-year infrastructure upgrades and improvements throughout the resort."This is the second step in the most exciting revitalization of Waterville Valley Resort in over 30 years. We are proud to be the only mountain on the East Coast pursuing a renovation of this magnitude" says John H. Sununu, Waterville Valley Resort CEO and Chairman.The Green Peak Expansion project added a…
June 12, 2017

Mount Snow Breaks Ground On New Lodge

A day many years in the making, Mount Snow broke ground today on its new $22 million lodge. The new 38,000 square-foot lodge, slated to open for the 2018/19 ski season, will serve as a hub for future development at Mount Snow, which will add slopeside lodging accommodations, improved parking facilities and a range of guest amenities to the Carinthia base area.The new three-story Carinthia Lodge will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a variety of skier services in a comfortable, modern building. Totaling approximately 38,000 square feet and able to seat 500 people at any one time, it…
June 07, 2017

Vail Resorts closes its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, representing the company’s first…

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, the premier, high-end resort for skiers and snowboarders on the East Coast. Vail Resorts acquired the resort from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The final purchase price, after adjustments for certain agreed upon terms, including a reduction in the price by the amount that the resort's EBITDA exceeded capital expenditures for the period from November 1, 2016 through closing, was $41 million. Stowe Mountain Resort is expected to generate incremental…
June 07, 2017

Stowe Mountain Resort is Now Epic for the 2017-18 Winter Season

The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, plus the best of North AmericaEpic Local Pass offers the best value at $639, which includes 10 days at StoweVail Resorts announced today that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season, and the Epic Local Pass will offer 10 days of skiing at Stowe. The iconic, East Coast resort is the newest among 45 of the world's most renowned mountain destinations to be offered with the Epic Pass…
June 01, 2017

Major Investment at Stoneham - New Lift for the Upcoming Season

Stoneham Mountain Resort is proud to announce a major investment for the 2017-2018 season with the installation of a new lift. The new fixed-grip quad chairlift will replace the double lift La Bordée and the T-bar Le Chinook, respectively 50 and 32-year-old equipment. This investment will increase the speed of the ascent for this area, modernize the facilities of the mountain and better serve the skiable terrain, to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.The new Doppelmayr 4-CLF fixed-grip lift will consist of approximately 14 towers and 138 chairs, as well as of a loading conveyor. It will offer a ride…
May 31, 2017

Killington Resort announces free skiing and snowboarding on June 1st for first time in 15…

Vermont resort boasts longest ski and snowboard season in Eastern North America. Killington Resort to offer lift serviced skiing and snowboarding in June for the first time in 15 years on Thursday, June 1, 2017.June skiing is available on Superstar, the trail that hosted November's Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom and giant slalom races. World Cup racing returns November 2017.Killington was last open for June skiing in 2002, and the resort's latest-ever closing day was June 22, 1997.Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, is proud to announce closing day of the 2016-17 winter…
May 31, 2017

Bromont, montagne d’expériences kicks off summer season with plenty of new features !

On Thursday, June 8, in only two weeks, the Water Park will open its gates to the delight of water fans everywhere. This year, after an investment of close to $ 1 million, Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is proud to introduce two new water play areas for youngsters and many improvements to its mountain bike park, restaurants and rest areas. The upgrades will provide visitors with more variety and comfort for guaranteed fun with family and friends all summer long.New activities at the Water ParkThe 2017 season will include the launch of two new water play areas for little ones. "It's…
May 12, 2017

What's New for Summer 2017 at Tremblant

New family entertainment, Burrows Cup, Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Stopover, Bonneville 808 Challenge and free shows by David Usher and Coleman Hell.The upcoming summer months will be showcasing a new lineup of discoveries and experiences including Tonga Lumina, a night walk created and produced by Moment Factory, plus all-new evening family entertainment. Summer starts early May when Tremblant's golf courses Le Diable and Le Géant open, followed by an exciting list of sports events and renowned artists headlined in free shows. With a wide array of events and new businesses to discover in the pedestrian village, everything is set up…
May 04, 2017

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays are back in Ottawa/Gatineau on May 21 with a Canada 150 special…

The 47th season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays kicks off on Sunday, May 21. To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, Confederation Boulevard will be car-free for a one-time event from 9 am to 1 pm, which includes Wellington Street in Ottawa, Laurier Street in Gatineau, as well as Portage and Alexandra bridges. This special loop will connect to Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Colonel By Drive, allowing residents and visitors to take in the heart of the Capital Region's rich history and natural beauty. Canada 150 special loop launch event Join us on May 21 as we kick off the Canada…
May 04, 2017

More activities than ever this summer at Mont SUTTON!

The summer of 2017 promises to be fun-filled at Mont SUTTON! There will be even more activities for outdoor lovers: mountain bike, races offering different challenges, hiking, National Swiss Day… in short, tons of good reasons to be active and enjoy the outdoor this summer!New partnerships for the outdoor loversPlein Air Sutton / MTB, a non-profit organization, in partnership with Mont SUTTON, will offer 25 km of cross-country single track and double track mountain biking trails for all skill levels as early as June 17 of this year. The meeting point will be at Mont SUTTON's main chalet, where the…
April 28, 2017

Sunday River Resort to Begin Installation of New Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift Next Month

Photo Credit : David McLain. Sunday River Resort announced that it will break ground on a new Spruce Peak Triple chairlift next month.Manufactured by Doppelmayr USA, Inc., this new $2.1 million dollar, three-passenger fixed grip chairlift will be built in the same location as the resort's original Spruce Peak Triple chairlift, and will utilize a conveyor system to help load passengers onto each chair.Estimated construction timeline for the new chairlift is six months to coincide with the resort's 2017/18 winter season.Spanning 4,184 feet, the new Spruce Peak Triple will rise 1,207 vertical feet from the base of the resort's Spruce…
April 28, 2017

Holiday Valley Announces Plans for over $3 Million in Improvements for 2017-18

Continual reinvestment is Holiday Valley's trademark, and this summer the resort is adding to their automated snowmaking system, purchasing 2 groomers, adding a Magic Carpet lift to the beginner's area and a host of other projects. Holiday Valley guests will benefit by increased snowmaking and efficiency and more enjoyment on the slopes. Pending the Cattaraugus County IDA closing in mid-June, this year's $3 million brings the total investment for this independent resort to over $126 million in the past 24 years. Other projects include replacement of the Cindy's Warming Hut and the Mistletoe Lean To, two new connector trails, Inn…
April 28, 2017

Bromont Water Park launches three new features for family fun all summer long !

The Water Park, which is set to open around June 10, will once again become a summer holiday hot spot this year, but this time with fresh, new tropical features. After investing close to $ 1 million, Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is proud to launch two new aquatic activities for youngsters and private, cozy wood cabanas for families to rest and refuel."It's important for both kids and adults to enjoy themselves with activities suited to their age and needs," said Charles Désourdy, President of Bromont, montagne d'expériences. "Families will be more likely to visit the Water Park often the more comfortable…
April 27, 2017

It’s a wrap! Last weekend of skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Photo Credit : Benjamin Gagnon. With only two days left of its 2016-2017 season, Mont-Sainte-Anne shares its results and highlights of the winter. The resort will still be operating on the last weekend of April for the best of spring skiing: sun, warm temperatures, great snow conditions and a unique and festive atmosphere.Best season over the last 3 yearsBoth Stoneham Mountain Resort and Mont-Sainte-Anne can declare this season the best they have had over the last three years! The main cause for these great results is an increase in the day-tickets sales, reaching 15%. Quebec region has received the largest…
April 20, 2017

A memorable 2016-2017 season on so many levels at Mont SUTTON

​The 2016-2017 season ended last weekend at Mont SUTTON. The season ended with a lot of skiers and snow in attendance. It was a successful year in customer traffic, natural and artificial snow, many activities and a freak snow storm!A really good seasonThe new owners are ending the season on a good note. A year comparable to some of the best, and totally unlike last year. The heavy snowfalls, including the amazing one where a meter of snow fell in 24h, brought happiness to all skiers and boarders alike. One remarkable fact this year: if the snow was there, skiers…
April 18, 2017

Bromont, montagne d'expériences : satisfying 2016-2017 season marked by surprises in the weather

Easter weekend marked the end of ski season at Bromont, montagne d'expériences. Clients and employees were grateful for the surprising and unpredictable, yet highly satisfying winter on the slopes. Mother Nature was erratic and whimsical, subjecting us to rain and ice, but then treating us to not one, but two magnificent snowstorms. Memorable snowfalls With the early arrival of snow, we were off to a terrific start at the beginning of the season, with over 25 cm by the third week of November. The next snowfall in mid-December helped us completely forget last winter's woes, until the weather started acting…
April 13, 2017

Easter Break with spring rates at Mont SUTTON

Mont SUTTON is already in Easter break celebrations mode. Many have already started their holiday on this Thursday April 13th: a perfect excuse to enjoy one of Easter's top destinations this year!Skiers and snowboarders can now enjoy the slopes at spring rates: $45 + t. for adults and $25 + t. for every other category (students, seniors…). What's more, children under 5 years old ski for free at all times at Mont SUTTON! These springs rates will allow everyone to enjoy the sunshine forecasted in the next few days along with spring skiing on a still good cover of snow…
April 10, 2017

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. to be Acquired by Affiliates of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL…

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. ("Aspen") and KSL Capital Partners, LLC ("KSL"). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Intrawest stockholders will receive $23.75 in cash for each share of Intrawest common stock, representing a total valuation of approximately $1.5 billion including debt obligations to be assumed or refinanced net of cash at closing. The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors…
April 07, 2017

Camp Fortune will be open this weekend, April 8-9

Open this weekend!We will be open this weekend with 3 chairlifts and 12 runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Come out and ski or ride this weekend! Our goal for this season is to be skiing over Easter weekend but with this wonky weather it's too early to say for sure so enjoy it while you can. Webcam Conditions Hours and late season ticket pricesFortune Cup Pro RaceJoin us on Sunday for the Fortune Cup Pro Race.First Prize is $1000 cash!This Race is an open event for U16 up to masters racers, FIS Racers, or anyone who thinks they…
April 07, 2017

Spring skiing, arts and crafts and terrace for Easter at Mont SUTTON

Beautiful days of spring skiing are here! Lots of snow, family activities, Live Music Friday, BBQ at Chairlift II… everything will be there for a successful Easter weekend at Mont SUTTON!To celebrate Easter on the slopes, everyone is invited to let their creativity flow while doing free arts and crafts on Friday April 14th and Monday April 17th. The weekend will also start with a certainly stunning performance from Madmoiselle at Bar Le Tucker for one of the last Live Music Fridays of the season. On Saturday April 15th, young and old will be invited to identify the 5 decorated…
April 05, 2017

Blue Mountain Announces April 9 as Last Day of the 75th Season

Blue Mountain Resort has announced Sunday, April 9, 2017 as the Resort's closing day of its 75th ski season. Blue will have 3 trails open for skiing and snowboarding along with a walk up freestyle park open this weekend, weather and conditions permitting.Blue opened for the winter season on December 11, 2016 and as of April 9, Blue Mountain will have had 116 days on snow. Thanks to 307cm of cumulative snowfall this winter, the milestone season included great ski conditions along with anniversary celebrations and events. Of note was the Celebrate 75 winter festival in January which included a…
April 04, 2017

$110 Million Bear Mountain Revitalization Project Planned for Summer 2018 at Vermont’s Killington Resort

Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, has partnered with Killington, Vermont-based Ottauquechee Realty Advisors, LLC to revitalize the resort's Bear Mountain base area and South Ridge through a two year development plan. Total project costs for the Bear Mountain Revitalization Plan are estimated at $60-70 million with a resulting retail value of $110 million once construction is complete.Phase 1 of the Bear Mountain Revitalization Plan, called "Base Camp at Bear Mountain" is expected to begin in summer 2018 with the construction of 6-7 multi-family buildings estimated to cost $45 million, plus a major…
April 03, 2017

Mount Snow Extends Season Through April 16th

With natural snowfall from Winter Storm Stella and Theseus, paired with snowmaking operations in March, Mount Snow is pleased to announce it will extend its operating season through April 16, 2017. Having received 115 percent of its average annual snowfall total so far this season, the mountain expects to offer skiing and riding on all four mountain faces, including more than 100 features over at Carinthia Parks for as long as the weather cooperates. "Our snowmaking push in March and three feet of late season snowfall has made for some of the best late-season skiing in recent memory," said Kelly…
March 27, 2017

Vail Resorts Plans to Add Stowe Mountain Resort to the 2017-2018 Epic Pass Providing Unlimited,…

The Epic Pass will offer unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, plus the best of North America, subject to the closing of the acquisitionEpic Local Pass will offer the best value at $639, which includes 10 days at Stowe, subject to the closing of the acquisitionPurchasing the Epic Pass now through Sunday, April 9, guarantees the lowest price combined with the most benefits Vail Resorts announced today that the Epic Pass plans to offer unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season, subject to the closing of the acquisition. Purchasing the 2017-2018 Epic Pass now through Sunday,…
March 21, 2017

A Fun-Filled Spring at Mont SUTTON

Spring is officially here! Its arrival promises beautiful spring skiing days and sunny après-skis on Bar Le Tucker's terrace. Mont SUTTON is shifting into spring with several activities planned over the next few weeks that will allow skiers and snowboarders to take full advantage of the sunny spring days.On Saturday, March 25th, Yooners, a kind of ski bob/sled hybrid, will be back! Spaces are limited and will have to be reserved the morning of the activity, which is free to all season pass holders or anyone with a valid ski ticket for that day.The ever-popular Snow on the Beach will…
February 21, 2017

Vail Resorts to Acquire Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vermont

Jeff Wise/Stowe Mountain Resort Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that on Feb. 17, 2017, it entered an agreement to acquire Stowe Mountain Resort from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc. (MMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), for a purchase price of $50 million, subject to certain adjustments. Stowe Mountain Resort will be Vail Resorts' first mountain resort on the East Coast and complements the Company's network of 10 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas.This acquisition brings together Vail Resorts, the world's leading mountain resort operator, with AIG Global Real Estate (AIGGRE), a best-in-class…
November 24, 2016

Ski season is here Saturday at Camp Fortune

​Ski season is here! Camp Fortune opens this Saturday.Grab your skis and boards and join us for our opening day: Saturday November 26. Pineault will be open with machine made snow. We are committed to offering you the longest season possible and will be the first ski hill in the Outaouais to open.Hours of operation:Saturday November 26 from 10 am to 4 pmSunday November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm.We will continue making snow and open more runs as soon as we can. We are working 24 / 7 when the weather allows.Source : Erin Boucher, Marketing - Camp Fortune.
November 23, 2016

Tremblant kicks off new Ski Season tomorrow with 15cm of Fresh Snow

​​This Thursday November 24, with mountain ambassadors Erik Guay and Jasey-Jay Anderson in attendance,Tremblant is kicking off its 2016-17 slide season, with over 180 hours of snowmaking since the start of operations, and 15 cm of fresh snow since last Sunday. At 8:30 am, 4 trails resulting in one upper-mountain run on each the North and the South sides will be open to skiers and riders, served by the Express Gondola, TGV, Lowell Thomas and Cabriolet lifts. Skiers and snowboaders will have to use the gondola to get to the summit and back at the South base. The mountain operations…
November 23, 2016

Holiday Valley Opens for the 2016-17 Season

With 12+ inches of natural snow and a good snowmaking run that began yesterday, Holiday Valley's President and General Manager, Dennis Eshbaugh announced plans to open for their 60th season of skiing and snowboarding on Saturday, November 26th. According to Eshbaugh, "This is an exciting time of year and we're pleased to get an early start on the season".Weather permitting, the resort plans to have three lifts operating from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.: the Yodeler Quad Chairlift, Mardi Gras Xpress Quad Chairlift and School Haus Quad Chairlift. Four slopes will be open that range from easier to most difficult:…
November 23, 2016

Sugarloaf to kick off 66th season on Thanksgiving

After the return of some more wintery weather last night, and resuming snowmaking operations this morning, Sugarloaf officials announced that Maine's tallest winter resort will kick off its 66th season on Thursday, November 24 at 8:30am.Skiing and riding on opening day will be available on Tote Road and Candyside, serviced by the SuperQuad, and is recommended for advanced skiers and riders only. Despite above-normal temperatures for much of November, Sugarloaf's snowmakers were able to run as many as 120 snowguns earlier in the month, stock piling snow at higher elevations. The resort is currently running more than 125 guns on…
November 23, 2016

Mont SUTTON: aiming for an official opening on December 10

Already, 25 cm have fallen in the last 48 hours at the base of Mont SUTTON and 35 cm have been measured at the summit. Mont SUTTON is aiming for an official opening on December 10 thanks to the current conditions and the forecast for the upcoming days.The arrival of a sustained cold snap foreseen this Sunday should be ideal for starting the snow guns. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but this weather looks promising for the near future, presaging an opening for mid-December for the greatest pleasure of skiers and snowboarders. If Mother Nature is still on our side,…
November 22, 2016

Sunday River Welcomes Winter Back with 2016-17 Opening Day

Thanks to a mix of natural and manmade snow, Sunday River Resort will open for skiing and snowboarding tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, 2016. New this year, the resort will offer top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding on its Aurora Peak with trails including Northern Lights, Paradigm, Borealis, Aludra, and Lights Out. All opening day terrain is for advanced skiers and snowboards only; snowguns are scheduled to run with active snowmaking as long as temperatures allow. Visibility will be limited, and manmade and natural obstacles do exist.To access Sunday River's opening day terrain, guests will board the Chondola chairlift out of the South…
November 02, 2016

Sunshine Village first Canadian ski resort to open in 2016-17

Photo from Sunshine Village Facebook page ​Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort will be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This is Sunshine's earliest opening in over 30 years.The resort will open with four Chairlifts including Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, one magic carpet and one 8-passenger gondola. With a current base of over 69 cm (27 in) of all-natural snow, Sunshine Village is poised for a solid start to the 2016-2017 season."A large amount of precipitation starting in early October means the champagne powder snow has…
October 26, 2016

Tremblant fires up the snowguns

​It's time to kick-off a new ski season! Although only the early steps in a complex operations plan designed to achieve optimal coverage, snowmaking efforts began last night owing to a first band of cold weather. Tremblant's 1,133-strong snowgun squad has the capability of burying the equivalent of 76 football fields under one foot of snow in only 24 hours. Better get ready ‒ skiing starts in just 30 days!Time to Book & Save on Vacations By booking a Winter Vacation before November 29 2016, visitors save up to 25% on reservations between November 1 2016 and April 30 2017.…
October 24, 2016

Killington Resort to Begin Winter Season Tuesday October 25, 2016

Photo from Killington Resort facebook page Killington Resort, the largest four-season resort in Eastern North America, is scheduled to kick off its 2016-17 winter season at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 25, becoming the first Eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.The first turns of the season will be dedicated exclusively to Season Pass and Express Card holders, and the resort will open to the general public on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Killington's operating schedule for the remainder of the week will be updated in real time at www.killington.com/conditions.Snowmaking began in earnest on October 10, with…
October 19, 2016

Mont Saint-Sauveur International becomes Les Sommets

New identity for a pillar of the ski industryWith an international reputation and all its four seasons activities, the group MSSI decided to re-position its brand, consulting with marketing communications agency Cossette and digital media agency, Sigmund, culminating in the birth of a new identity.From the installation of the first North American ski lifts to the development of one of the largest ski areas in North America, the history of Mont Saint-Sauveur is filled with family, ambition, innovation and passion. Since its infancy in the 70s, Mont Saint-Sauveur has continued to grow and innovate, becoming one of the most important…
October 15, 2016

Bromont set for a new season after investments of $1.5 million to improve the ski…

Bromont, montagne d'expériences today announced investments of $1.5 million, which will be used to help improve the service infrastructures, mechanical lifts and snowmaking capacity. Efforts will be made to find new ways to improve and sustain crowd management across the site."Last year, we surveyed our clients at the end of the season to find out which areas needed improvement, so we could target our investments accordingly," explains Charles Désourdy, President and CEO of Bromont, montagne d'expériences. "Traffic misperception is also an important issue our team is working on in an effort to continue to enhance our client experience," he adds.…
October 11, 2016

Increased snowmaking and an exciting future at Mont Sutton

Mont SUTTON, one of Quebec's major ski resorts located in the Eastern Townships, is already gearing up for the 2016-2017 ski season. This season is the resort's first under the ownership of Jean-Michel Ryan, Pierre Chesnay and Sylvain Gervais and visitors can expect many exciting changes in a near future. This year will be one of transition, allowing for an in-depth analysis of potential diversification opportunities, of a real-estate development plan and of the resort's future endeavours. For this winter, the new owners are investing half a million dollars in the improvement of the existing snowmaking infrastructure.A year of transition…
October 10, 2016

Energy Efficiency Initiative at Cannon Mountain Expected to Cut Consumption 30 Percent

Projects are expected to be implemented for this coming winterA series of energy efficiency initiatives now underway at Cannon Mountain is expected to reduce energy consumption at the ski area by about 30 percent, while significantly increasing snowmaking capabilities.The State of New Hampshire signed a $5.1 million contract with the energy service firm Ameresco for the project."This is part of the state's effort to reduce its energy consumption 50 percent by 2030," said Commissioner Jeffrey Rose of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, which oversees operation of Cannon Mountain. "Even as this important project is anticipated to cut energy…
October 10, 2016

Waterville Valley Resort Kicks Off Construction of the Green Peak Expansion

Waterville Valley Resort announces today the start of the Green Peak Expansion project, scheduled to open for the 2016/17 Winter Season. This first phase of the project will include the cutting of 10 new trails to provide 45 new acres of skiing and riding and will be serviced by a fixed grip chairlift.This will be Waterville Valley Resort's biggest expansion project in more than 30 years.Jack Sanders, a longtime skier at Waterville Valley and attorney for the Resort said "I congratulate Chris Sununu, his leadership team and the management of Waterville Valley Holdings on launching the first expansion of the…
October 10, 2016

What's new for winter 2016-17 at Smugglers' Notch

Photo : Priscilla Emerling Coming this winter - FunZone 2.0, a one-of-a-kind $4.1 million indoor play space for families. The FunZone will offer two levels of high-energy fun with entertaining and challenging activities such as a ninja warrior obstacle course, dual climbing wall, inflatables and bouncy houses, laser tag, slot car racing, an arcade and redemption center, and more. This premiere facility will encompass 26,000 square feet with a broad range of activities for all ages to enjoy.Smugglers' original FunZone set the bar for resort family fun. When it opened in 1999 it was an innovative facility that was unparalleled…
October 10, 2016

Sunday River Resort to Install New Three-Person Chairlift on Spruce Peak

Sunday River Resort will install a new three-person chairlift on Spruce Peak and a new top terminal on Locke Mountain. Both the new chairlift and top terminal are manufactured by Doppelmayr USA, Inc; construction for the new top terminal is currently underway.Like the original Spruce Peak Triple, the new $2.1 million dollar Doppelmayr fixed-grip three-passenger chairlift will be built in the same location and use a conveyor system to help load passengers onto the chairlift. Passenger ride time is expected to improve from 12 minutes to 10 minutes. The decision to replace the resort's 1986-built Spruce Peak Triple comes after…
October 10, 2016

Snowmaking begins at Killington Resort

Photo : Killington Resort, Facebook page Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, has begun snowmaking in advance of the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup comes to Vermont's largest ski area on November 26-27, 2016. Killington Resort was the first North American ski mountain to open its season to the general public in 2015, in part because of the resort's advanced snowmaking and grooming prowess.Killington typically begins the longest season in the East with exclusive access for season pass holders, rewarding commitment to the resort with the first turns of the winter. Season…
October 09, 2016

What’s New – The Stowe Adventure Center

Brand new this winter in Stowe is the opening of an 80 million dollar Adventure Center. This state-of-the art facility literally sets a new standard in the industry for kids and family amenities.Located at Spruce Peak and adjacent to Stowe's new outdoor Ice Skating Rink, Stowe's Adventure Center is home to all Stowe's children's programs. From beautiful daycare facilities to ski and ride programs for kids 3 and up, the new Adventure Center has significantly advanced and expanded family amenities and services at the resort. The building also includes new shops, an Indoor Climbing Center (called Stowe Rocks) and family-friendly…
October 09, 2016

Cold Air: All Systems Go at Sunday River

Photo : Nick Lambert As temperatures fell at Sunday River Resort overnight, the snowmaking team fired up the snowguns at 4AM for their initial systems test on Saturday, September 24, signaling the beginning of winter 2016-17 just three days after the first day of fall. Sunday River typically opens for skiing and snowboarding on or around Halloween, and this annual snowmaking test confirms: all systems go.During this morning's test, snowmakers ran 10 snowguns on the Lower Downdraft ski trail, just below the top terminal of the resort's signature Chondola chairlift. This season's opening plan will include top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding…
October 09, 2016

Vail Resorts elevates the guest experience with $100 million in Resort Improvements for 2016-17

Vail Resorts, Inc. continues to raise the bar for skiers and riders as the Company invests approximately $100 million in the guest experience for the upcoming winter across its resorts, bringing its five-year, industry-leading resort investment total to more than $500 million across the Company. The most significant improvements include a new restaurant on Peak 7 at Breckenridge, an upgraded high-speed chairlift accessing Vail's Back Bowls, significant renovations to the guest rooms of The Pines Lodge, A RockResort at Beaver Creek, and $13 million to completely re-imagine the guest experience at Wilmot Mountain, located near Chicago, Ill."Guests expect a premium…
August 18, 2016

Vail Resorts and Whistler Blackcomb agree to strategic combination

Photo : David McColm Vail Resorts, Inc. and Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a strategic business combination joining Whistler Blackcomb with Vail Resorts. Under the transaction, Vail Resorts would acquire 100 percent of the stock of Whistler Blackcomb, whose shareholders would receive C$17.50 per share in cash and 0.0975 shares of Vail Resorts common stock, for consideration having a total value of C$36.00 per share. The share exchange ratio is based upon closing stock prices and currency exchange rates as of August 5, 2016 and is subject to a currency exchange rate adjustment, as…
 
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