Post Tagged with: "Vail Resorts"

Free run for our readers down the front side of Vail all the way to the bottom. Credit: Glenn Robbins

Top To Bottom: Vail

Take A Vicarious Vacation On A Beautiful Blue Run. Here’s a long (15 minute) run down the front side of Vail on a really nice blue. For those who haven’t been there, seeing wide, groomed slopes at Vail may be different from the mental model you’ve had of what it’s like at the fabled resort.  This is not the Back[Read More…]

by March 9, 2021 15 comments West
They even give you a sticker.

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Pam and I got our first shots of Pfizer’s Covid vaccine last Sunday. It was a big relief. The second round is scheduled for Valentine’s Day. She estimates spending about 20 hours over the previous weeks trying to get the appointment. That involved phone calls to places listed on New York State’s Covid website and to area hospitals. It also[Read More…]

by January 29, 2021 2 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
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  A segment of the population is getting out of hand. We saw it at the Capitol, and we’re reading about it on airlplanes, in restaurants, and, now, of all places, ski areas. Pent up anger and resentment, stoked by misinformation and lies, is erupting in public places. It’s ugly, and it’s upsetting. Unfortunately, it’s not going away. Most ski[Read More…]

by January 22, 2021 23 comments Short Swings!, SHORT SWINGS!
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Are skiers gamblers? I started thinking about that when COVID-19 prematurely ended the season. A lot of people purchased season passes of one form or another, never expecting early termination. What odds would bookmakers have given last fall of that happening? Skiing always involves some degree of considered risk and reward, not unlike many casino games, or life in general.[Read More…]

by March 27, 2020 2 comments Short Swings!
Courtesy Ski California

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I don’t know how it happened, but between last season and this one I lost my custom foot beds. They were made about 15 years ago when I purchased my first Surefoot customized boots and, like the boots, they were pricey. Those beds stayed with me over the course of three or four subsequent boots. Then they were gone.    Foot[Read More…]

by January 10, 2020 2 comments Short Swings!
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Many thanks to those who responded to our February fund-raising campaign. Your decals, patches, and hats are being sent. There are delays in shipments because the patch supplier is behind schedule. Thank you for your support!!! Once upon a time, stores, malls and restaurants didn’t look the same. Places in different parts of the country looked and felt different, even[Read More…]

by March 1, 2019 0 comments Short Swings!
Jeep, Jon, Pam, and April high above Our, Colorado. Mark is behind the lens.

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Jeeping the High Country A few weeks ago we took the five hour drive to Ouray, Colorado, to escape our desert heat. Ouray sits at 7792′ surrounded by peaks in the San Juan Mountains in the southwest  section of the state. The scenic Victorian mining town rightfully calls itself “The Switzerland of America.” It’s 47 miles from Telluride on normal roads;[Read More…]

by June 22, 2018 2 comments Short Swings!
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Are older skiers the Rodney Dangerfields of the slopes? Sometimes it feels like ski resorts show us no respect. Consider that there are no Epic or Ikon senior discounts, and, in the case of some Ikon resorts, there no longer are local season passes and the senior discounts associated with them. Some of the big players are doing very well.[Read More…]

by May 17, 2018 6 comments Other News
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IKON changed its Mammoth Mountain benefits package. Purchasers of the $599 Ikon Base Pass now have full access with the exception of certain blackout dates. When originally offered, full access (no blackouts) was available only with the $899 Ikon Pass. Purchasers of the $599 Base Pass were entitled to 5 days at Mammoth. Alterra, the resort company offering the IKON[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 2 comments Short Swings!
George Jedenoff is 100+ and still skiing!

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Living up to its reputation, at least across the West and Northeast, March is entering like a wild snow lion. SeniorsSkiing.com is heralding the arrival of March with a new discount service. It provides significant discounts on products Mike and I think will interest you. Some are specifically ski-oriented, others fit with the older, active, outdoors lifestyle. Each offering is[Read More…]

by March 1, 2018 0 comments Short Swings!
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POW POW Not every reader has experienced the joy of powder skiing. Showing skiers scribing graceful lines on blank fields of bluish white is part of our skiing media culture. As those of us who pursue the experience well know, finding untracked, especially in a resort setting, is elusive. Powder is ephemeral and eagerly sought out. When there’s a dump[Read More…]

by February 24, 2017 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
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CALIFORNIA Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows made a $150,000 donation to the High Fives Foundation as part of its Military to the Mountains program, which hosts and trains injured US Armed Forces vets on its slopes. The resort offers active duty US military personnel a Silver Tahoe Super Pass for a $25 donation. Last season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provided 13,800[Read More…]

by November 10, 2016 0 comments Features, Short Swings!
Vail Purchases Whistler Blackcomb

Vail Purchases Whistler Blackcomb

Chinese Skiers Expected to Fuel Growth. Vail Resorts Inc. has reached an agreement to buy Whistler Blackcomb Holdings, owner of Whistler Blackcomb ski resort. The C$1.4 billion deal is expected to result in Vail’s marketing machine to attract greater numbers of international visitors to Whistler Blackcomb. “We have felt for a long time that Whistler (Blackcomb) is really the best[Read More…]

by August 9, 2016 1 comment Other News, West, Home Top Box 1
The Canyons will be linked to PCMR via high-speed gondola. 
Credit: The Canyones

Breaking News: Vail Connects Park City and Canyons

High-Speed Gondola To Link Both Areas The recent acquisition by Vail of Park City Mountain Resort is yielding a major new development.  Vail will link Park City and Canyons Resorts together, creating the largest ski area in the US with over 7,300 acres of skiable terrain.  Click here to read the whole story from the Salt Lake Tribune.  Your move,[Read More…]

by December 9, 2014 0 comments West

Breaking News: Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort

From the Salt Lake Tribune: Vail Resorts has purchased Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million in cash, creating the country’s largest ski resort covering more than 7,000 acres. The Colorado resort announced the acquisition Thursday morning, adding that the sale resolves all litigation with Powdr Corp., Park City Mountain Resort’s parent company.

by September 11, 2014 0 comments West