Vail Resorts acquires South Lake Tahoe vacation rental company

Vail Resorts, Inc., the parent company of Heavenly Mountain Resort, announced that it has acquired Accommodation Station, the third largest property management company in the South Lake Tahoe market, from Greta and Mike Hambsch. Founded 34 years ago, Accommodation Station has grown to become one of South Lake Tahoe’s premier, full-service property management companies for …

Two-time Winter X Games medalist TJ Schiller signs with Nordica Skis

Nordica Skis has announced the signing of two-time Winter X Games medalist TJ Schiller to its roster of international athletes. Schiller, who stunned the world at Winter X Games 14 with a historic double cork 1620, joined Nordica last year as his exclusive ski boot supplier. Now Schiller has upped his commitment, agreeing to fully …

Report: Fortress exploring IPO for Whistler Blackcomb

Winter enthusiasts who have taken even just a single trip to legendary Whistler Blackcomb often find themselves fantasizing of one day owning the popular Canadian ski resort. While now those same dreamers might have a chance to do just that; shares of Whistler Blackcomb may be issued in a public offering. Fortress Investment Group LLC …

Mountain High introduces new top to bottom terrain park at East Resort

Mountain High has long been a hub for freestyle snowboarding and skiing. Now, with winter just a calendar-flip away, the Southern California resort is set to launch its newest and longest terrain park ever at the East Resort. 1.6 miles of continuously flowing terrain will make this new park one of the most sought-after on …

Okemo introduces mountain roller coaster among other 2010-11 resort improvements

As the New England foliage turns its various golden shades, several of the area ski resorts are getting ready to unveil their latest upgrades for guests to enjoy during this upcoming winter. For visitors to Ludlow, Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, it should be a smooth ride this winter for resort-goers – whether they ski and …

Salomon Freeski TV kicks off new season, exposes another side of Whistler’s Olympic scene

During the fall of each year, there are several signs that awaken us skiers to the coming of a new winter season. Besides trusty signals such as the kick off of Labor Day ski sales, ski and snowboard movie premieres, and watching the race for the first ski resort to open, there’s another tell-tale sign …

Denver Mayor and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Assoc. announce Big Air details, national television coverage

When the 2010-11 ski and snowboard World Cup schedule was announced this past June, there were a few noticeable additions for the upcoming competition season. One of the most notable events on the World Cup agenda for this year is the launch of a FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air for downtown Denver set to …

Skiing halfpipe on track for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

The time we have all been waiting for may finally be here, our sport’s time to shine on the international stage. Halfpipe skiing, Winter Olympics, 2014. The 2010-2011 season is already looking to go down in history as one of the most important seasons competitive halfpipe skiing has ever seen. Earlier this month The Ski …

Hollywood club hosts screening of snowboarder Jeremy Jones and Teton Gravity’s ‘Deeper’ Oct. 8

Teton Gravity Research is proud to announce the Los Angeles/Hollywood screening of Jeremy Jones’ “Deeper” will come to Cinespace on Friday, October 8, 2010. The two year movie project follows snowboarder Jeremy Jones and other top freeriders as they travel to the world’s snowboarding meccas and venture past the boundaries of helicopters, snowmobiles, and lifts …

U.S. Ski and Snowboard athletes and celebrities rock Malibu fundraiser

Coming off the heels of an ultra-successful 2010 Winter Olympics, it would be easy for some national ski and snowboard organizations to slump or lose a bit of that Olympic momentum heading into the new year. After all, the next set of the Winter Games doesn’t happen again until 2014, which on the surface might …

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