Articles tagged “winter sports”

Small Ski Resorts Pitch Authenticity to Compete With Giant Rivals

Small Ski Resorts Pitch Authenticity to Compete With Giant Rivals

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

Vail's acquisitions have allowed it to experiment with products and pricing on a level note seen before in skiing, but the smaller mountains and operators still have a huge role to play in the winter sports ecosystem.

9 months ago

Japan’s Ski Resorts Struggle Against El Niño and Declining Interest

Japan’s Ski Resorts Struggle Against El Niño and Declining Interest

Keiko Ujikane and Kyoko Shimodoi, Bloomberg

Add to the list of challenges: a lackluster performance by a tourism board that has trouble selling Japan's varied assets.

2 years ago

Skiing the Alps Gets Tougher as Climate Change Takes Its Toll

Skiing the Alps Gets Tougher as Climate Change Takes Its Toll

Andrea Rothman, Rudy Ruitenberg and Giles Broom, Bloomberg

Leave it to global climate change to declines in one of the oldest touristic activities on the planet.

2 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.

2 years ago

Extreme Weather in California Brings Early Ski Season

Extreme Weather in California Brings Early Ski Season

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press

Global climate change is bringing with it uncertainty at the extremes, whether it be arctic tours or ski vacations.

2 years ago

New Hampshire Ski Resorts Building Bigger Business in the Offseason

New Hampshire Ski Resorts Building Bigger Business in the Offseason

Associated Press

Way to take global climate change lemons and turn them into global climate change lemonade. Expect more resorts to learn these lessons.

2 years ago

Colorado Ski Resorts Already Worried About Weather and Strong Dollar This Winter

Colorado Ski Resorts Already Worried About Weather and Strong Dollar This Winter

Associated Press

Global climate change + stronger dollar = lousy winter on Colorado slopes.

2 years ago

New Denver to Vail Highway to Experiment With Surge Pricing

New Denver to Vail Highway to Experiment With Surge Pricing

Jennifer Oldham, Bloomberg

Technology can bring us wonderful things, even if they out us a bit more.

2 years ago

French Alps Leaders Consider Winter Sport Tourism After Climate Change

French Alps Leaders Consider Winter Sport Tourism After Climate Change

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press

Everything is changing, and it will have a radical effect on tourism around the world.

2 years ago

Vail Closes Deal to Buy Australian Ski Resort for $135 Million

Vail Closes Deal to Buy Australian Ski Resort for $135 Million

Associated Press

Vail continues its domination of the winter sports market.

2 years ago

Backcountry Skiers Can’t Catch a Break in California This Year

Backcountry Skiers Can’t Catch a Break in California This Year

Brian Melley, Associated Press

Oh, climate change!

2 years ago

Vail Resorts Is Spending $136 Million to Buy Australia’s Largest Ski Resort

Vail Resorts Is Spending $136 Million to Buy Australia’s Largest Ski Resort

Associated Press

Vail is quietly building an empire while all its rivals sit by powerlessly.

2 years ago