- Gunstock teases a multi-lift expansion with details to come in December.
- Magic Mountain won’t have summit access until at least December 18th due to ongoing lift projects.
- A CBS primetime reality show features an hour of ski area maintenance!
- Kirsten Lynch takes over as CEO of Vail Resorts.
- Sierra-at-Tahoe eyes an early 2022 reopening.
- A Mayflower construction update.
- Doppelmayr releases a new Wir magazine.
- The Cascade Skyline Gondola proposal gains a key endorsement.
- The final logging take place for the Eagle Peak expansion at Lookout Pass.
- Whistler Blackcomb highlights this summer’s big ticket lift maintenance projects.
- Sundance names two new quads Outlaw Express and Stairway.
- MND reports improved results with lift and snowmaking sales up 32 percent.
- Alberta Parks says it will open Hidden Valley this season in the absence of a private operator.
- Hickory, NY looks likely to reopen after six seasons.
- Big Sky’s new map is out showing Swift Current 6.
Gotta love how the snow fences are being built “to slow down avalanches” … avalanches on top of a ridge line with large, established pine trees.
(this is referring to narrator while building the snow fences in the CBS primetime show)
Magic usually does not open until mid-December anyway, so not having summit access until then is not a big deal. Plus, even with the recent snowmaking improvements, that mountain really needs natural snow to rock, so anything before Christmas/New Year is hit/miss.
Gunstock really has a lot of potential for development. It is an absolutely beautiful being right next to Lake Winnipesaukee and the best mountain off of I-93 south of Loon/Waterville Valley/Cannon.
Mayflower is going to have someone else operate the lifts, as Extell has no interest in doing anything but real estate. It seems inevitable that it is going to be Deer Valley since Extell owns the land under Mayflower and Sultan and part of the lease agreement allows future Mayflower skiers to utilize the terrain. I could see Mayflower wanting snowboarders at the resort and Alterra creating another entity to technically operate the Mayflower terrain as a “separate” resort, but we shall see. Extell likes prestige and luxury, and Deer Valley’s name may outweigh snowboarding.
Whistler is replacing the grips on the VG, only fifteenish years after they did a major rebuild of those same grips (I was doing the same on the Flyer at the time and was behind them in the queue for parts). Shows you how many hours that machine gets.
Ridiculous to read that Mayflower is ‘still deciding’ about snowboarding. Snowboarders make up roughly one quarter of the downhill market, and many families are mixed users. I realize it may impact their idealized tie-up with Deer Valley, but it is a snobbishness that has some very curious implications economically.