Articles tagged “ski resorts”

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.

6 months 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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months ago

Ski Resort Execs Look for Climate Change-Proof Properties

Ski Resort Execs Look for Climate Change-Proof Properties

Tom Moroney, Bloomberg

Climate change has real, increasing effects on winter resorts, some of whom are smartly looking north for properties that will deliver the snow they need to keep visitors coming.

10 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago