Articles tagged “ski resorts”

Lavish Whistler Housing Market Squeezes Tourism Workers

Lavish Whistler Housing Market Squeezes Tourism Workers

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

Ski resorts from Switzerland to Whistler are at odds with their local populations and it's an unfortunate trend that plays out at other types of resorts, too. Some employers are offering their staff housing to cope with high costs of living, but is that approach effective for long-term economic development?

5 months ago

Canadian Skiers Aren’t Impressed With Vail Resorts Takeover of Whistler Blackcomb

Canadian Skiers Aren’t Impressed With Vail Resorts Takeover of Whistler Blackcomb

Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg

Any acquisition is bound to have its challenges but it sounds like it's been a downhill spiral for Vail as it works to convince local stakeholders that it's committed to the Canadian resort's history and reputation.

6 months ago

Lake Tahoe Resorts Turn to Solar Energy in Self-Preservation Move

Lake Tahoe Resorts Turn to Solar Energy in Self-Preservation Move

Christopher Martin, Bloomberg

Squaw Valley plans for all electricity to be clean by the end of the year. That would be an admirable first among U.S. ski resorts.

8 months ago

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

North Korea Hopes Ski Training Event Will Spur Tourism

Sam Kim, Bloomberg

Kim Jong Un may miss the cash flow from tours into North Korea, but Olympic buzz won't eclipse the fact that tourists are advised to draft a will and say their goodbyes.

8 months ago

European Ski Resorts Are Struggling Under Too Much Snow

European Ski Resorts Are Struggling Under Too Much Snow

Dylan Griffiths, Catherine Bosley, Andy Hoffman and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Ski resorts need just the right weather conditions. People can't hit the slopes if there's not enough snow but too much of the white stuff leads to transport chaos and a risk of avalanches.

8 months ago

Ski Resort Operator Compagnie des Alpes Buys Travelfactory

Ski Resort Operator Compagnie des Alpes Buys Travelfactory

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The world's biggest operator of ski resorts, Compagnie des Alpes, wants to fend off the threat of third-party distribution by offering consumers a one-stop shop for booking all parts of a trip. Leave it to the French to lead the resistance.

9 months ago

Winter Retreats Cater to Travelers Who Don’t Want to Ski or Snowboard

Winter Retreats Cater to Travelers Who Don’t Want to Ski or Snowboard

Jen Murphy, Bloomberg

Most businesses need to figure out ways to expand their customer bases. Winter inns and resorts are adding more programming and services to appeal to travelers who want a wintry getaway, but don't necessarily like getting on skis to descend mountains at breakneck speeds.

9 months ago

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Consolidation Is Reshaping the North American Ski Market

Laura Powell, Skift

Through a new venture with KSL Capital Partners, Aspen Skiing Company (Skico) is broadening its scope far beyond Colorado. But it's not only about amassing mountains. Skico is concentrating on building a new boutique hotel brand, which is raising eyebrows in its newest destination.

11 months ago

Ski-Obsessed China Offers an Opportunity for Tech Providers to Resorts

Ski-Obsessed China Offers an Opportunity for Tech Providers to Resorts

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

China is building ski resorts that need tech systems sold by western makers of ticketing and turnstile systems. But don't expect China's resorts to compete with the Alps, the Rockies, or Russia's Sochi anytime soon.

1 year ago

Amtrak’s Revived Colorado Ski Train Was a Success With Tourists This Year

Amtrak’s Revived Colorado Ski Train Was a Success With Tourists This Year

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

If you build a train that makes it easier for tourists to get from gateways and airports to resorts, they will come -- or ride -- and be happier for it.

2 years ago

Vail Resorts to Buy Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Ski Operations for $50 Million

Vail Resorts to Buy Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Ski Operations for $50 Million

Lisa Du and Sonali Basak, Bloomberg

Vail Resorts continues its grand continental expansion.

2 years ago

Swiss Ski Resorts Rely on Summer Months to Turn Profits

Swiss Ski Resorts Rely on Summer Months to Turn Profits

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

Climate change and uncertain economic times have weather-dependent destinations such as ski resorts rethinking their identities.

2 years ago