Articles tagged “skiing”

Skiers Are Venturing Beyond Crowded Paths in Search of Prime Powder

Skiers Are Venturing Beyond Crowded Paths in Search of Prime Powder

Dylan Griffiths and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Overtourism is as much of an issue on ski slopes as it is in Venice, Amsterdam, and Dubrovnik. Advances in design and safety equipment are making it possible for skiers to flee the crowds for less-packed snow.

6 months ago

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

Switzerland’s Magic Ski Pass Is Safe for Another Year

Hugo Miller, Bloomberg

The Magic Mountains Cooperation cut a temporary deal with Crans Montana, after the famous ski resort complained of overtourism. But there is no guarantee Crans Montana will stick around after a year is up.

7 months ago

Plush Matterhorn Glacier Ride Could Boost Swiss Tourism

Plush Matterhorn Glacier Ride Could Boost Swiss Tourism

Sarah Freeman, Bloomberg

A bejeweled new gondola is proving a draw for millennials in Switzerland. It also has a practical purpose: moving visitors to must-visit spots more efficiently.

8 months ago

The Arctic Circle Is the Next Frontier for Ski Tourism

The Arctic Circle Is the Next Frontier for Ski Tourism

Jen Murphy, Bloomberg

Perhaps surprisingly, it's still possible to find pockets of undiscovered terrain in the world. The Arctic Circle is one of those hidden gems that may not stay hidden for long.

10 months ago

Fresh Investment Is Invigorating Many Northeast U.S. Ski Resorts

Fresh Investment Is Invigorating Many Northeast U.S. Ski Resorts

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

East Coast ski resorts are getting more attractive; it's up to Mother Nature to cooperate this winter.

11 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.

2 years ago

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Top Ski Resorts in Europe Cut Off With Avalanche Risk at Maximum

Dylan Griffiths and Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg

Ski resorts in Switzerland and Austria are seeing their most severe avalanche risk since the "avalanche winter" of 1999. This follows last year's extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean and parts of the U.S., and historic heat waves in parts of Australia a few weeks ago. We're not sure if there are any dots to be connected here, but it is worth asking the question.

2 years ago

Ski Resorts Embrace Experiences as Millennial Interest Wanes

Ski Resorts Embrace Experiences as Millennial Interest Wanes

Bill Rozak, Associated Press

Ski resorts are turning to the turning to technology and new experiences to attract millennials. But if they don't like to ski or snowboard, it's hard to imagine them hitting the slopes as they age.

2 years ago

EasyJet Backs Startup WeSki in a Bet on Vacation-Package Bookings

EasyJet Backs Startup WeSki in a Bet on Vacation-Package Bookings

Michael S. Arnold, Bloomberg

WeSki, which helps groups book customized ski vacations, is getting a lift thanks to an investment from low-cost airline EasyJet. But the startup will need commercial deals from the airline or other companies to reach the peaks of success.

2 years ago

Winners and Losers Emerge From Consolidation Among U.S. Ski Resorts

Winners and Losers Emerge From Consolidation Among U.S. Ski Resorts

John Gittelsohn, Bloomberg

Increased competition is driving down the cost of multi-resort ski passes for skiers. As the industry struggles, good deals will likely abound this winter.

2 years ago

The New Perks at Ski Resorts This Season

The New Perks at Ski Resorts This Season

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Luxury travel consumers are eager for more high-touch experiences as luxury spending continues to rise worldwide.

4 years ago

The Complicated Pricing Ruling U.S. Ski Slopes This Winter

The Complicated Pricing Ruling U.S. Ski Slopes This Winter

Craig Hill, Associated Press

Lift ticket prices exist to make airline ticket pricing seem sane.

4 years ago