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Articles tagged “ski resorts”

Northeast Ski Resorts Invest in Snowmaking and Off-Slope Activities

Northeast Ski Resorts Invest in Snowmaking and Off-Slope Activities

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press

Whether or not this winter yields more snow than last year, the ski resorts of the Northeast want to be prepared.

2 weeks ago

Ski Resort Struggles to Secure Affordable Housing for Seasonal Workers

Ski Resort Struggles to Secure Affordable Housing for Seasonal Workers

Associated Press

The rising popularity of Airbnb means that some landlords no longer rent their units to traditional tenants, which poses a problem for many seasonal hospitality employees who need housing for a matter of months.

3 weeks ago

Vail Resorts Finalizes Its $1 Billion Purchase of Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Resorts Finalizes Its $1 Billion Purchase of Whistler Blackcomb

Deanna Ting, Skift

Vail Resorts is strategically becoming one of the most dominant, global players in the ski business, and its acquisition of B.C.’s Whistler Blackcomb is only further proof of that.

2 months ago

Japanese Ski Town Looks to International Travelers to Turn its Tourism Around

Japanese Ski Town Looks to International Travelers to Turn its Tourism Around

Chris Cooper and Katsuyo Kuwako, Bloomberg

Niseko seems to have found the right balance of tourism and local life. It's making tourism work for the local economy rather than the other way around, with the latter playing out in several destinations from Iceland to Machu Picchu.

3 months ago

Salt Lake City Wants Skiers to Carpool to Help Solve Traffic Woes

Salt Lake City Wants Skiers to Carpool to Help Solve Traffic Woes

Associated Press

Unless there's an incentive for skiers to let strangers ride with them, we don't see this becoming a viable solution to ease ski resort traffic congestion.

5 months ago

Utah Ski Resorts Had Their Best Year Ever and Set a New Record for Visitors

Utah Ski Resorts Had Their Best Year Ever and Set a New Record for Visitors

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

Utah's ski resorts represent how different resorts and attractions working together towards a common goal can lead to big pay-offs for a state's tourism economy.

6 months ago

Climate Change Hits Chile’s Winter Ski Resorts

Climate Change Hits Chile’s Winter Ski Resorts

Javiera Quiroga, Bloomberg

That lack of consistency from one season to another is a greater threat to the mountain resort industry than anything.

1 year ago

Oregon Ski Areas Claim They Need Liability Protection to Survive

Oregon Ski Areas Claim They Need Liability Protection to Survive

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press

No one wants to claim ultimate responsibility in these cases, least of all the often small, rural businesses that can quickly be significantly impacted by one or several lawsuits.

2 years ago

The California Ski Industry’s Fight for Survival in the Era of Climate Change

The California Ski Industry’s Fight for Survival in the Era of Climate Change

Evelyn Spence, Skift

Expensive, high-tech equipment is needed to keep snow on resorts mountains pushing small operations out of existence as larger resorts with means manage to survive despite dropping snow levels.

2 years ago

Small California Ski Resorts Struggle After 4 Years of Droughts

Small California Ski Resorts Struggle After 4 Years of Droughts

Scott Smith, Associated Press

Seasonal tourism can be quickly impacted by changing weather patterns and similar struggles are impacting small to medium-sized businesses around the world.

2 years ago