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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

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…
 
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