Okemo Mountain Resort announces new VP of Marketing

Okemo Mountain Resort has announced Ted Austin as the Resort’s new vice president of marketing. Austin will oversee all aspects of Okemo’s four-season marketing goals and initiatives. “Ted brings a vast knowledge of resort marketing and operations experience,” said Okemo’s operator Tim Mueller. He will be working very closely with the entire staff to grow …

‘Skating With the Stars’ enlists Olympic ski champion Jonny Moseley for debut season

Following the resounding success of ABC’s reality show, “Dancing With the Stars,” the network is adding a spin-off show that will ditch the ballet shoes in favor of some blades of glory – yes, ice skates. Looking to develop its own rabid following similar to DWTS, ABC is hoping that their latest reality show — …

Snowbird Ski Resort collects over two tons of donations for Utah Food Bank

Snowbird will deliver more than 5,000 pounds of food – the equivalent of 2,500 meals – collected during the resort’s annual Customer Appreciation Days to the Utah Food Bank at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 4. According to the Utah Food Bank, two pounds of donated food equals one average meal. An exact figure of non-perishable …

U.S. ski stars Vonn, Ford, others promote Team’s homecoming at Vail on Nov. 6

Skiing fans are invited to get up close with the 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team when the Team is unveiled on Saturday, Nov. 6 during a public celebration in Vail, Colorado, home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Vancouver medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Andrew Weibrecht and 2006 Olympic champion Ted Ligety are …

SoCal’s Mt. Baldy and Poor Boyz Productions team for ‘Revolver’ screening, after party

SoCal ski resort, Mt. Baldy, and Poor Boyz Productions (PBP) are teaming up in a big way to kick off winter with a screening of PBP’s new ski movie, “Revolver” on Saturday, Nov. 6. Premiere-goers will board the lift up to Baldy’s world famous Notch, so be sure to dress warm for the ride up …

Revolution Tour opens registration to ski and snowboard competitors Nov. 5

The winter season is quickly approaching and so is the 2011 U.S. Revolution Tour. New for this season, the contest series will host both freestyle skiing and snowboarding competitions. With the series kicking off its four stop tour on Dec. 8 at Copper Mountain, CO, the U.S. Revolution Tour will open registration Friday, Nov. 5 …

Olympic ski racer Stacey Cook announces scholarship winners

Two-time Olympian Stacey Cook congratulated Mackenzie Bachmeier, Danielle Brownell-Patty, Johanna Gur and Forrest Ferguson this week on winning the 2011 Stacey Cook/Sun Valley Ski Tools Scholarship (SVST). The four young racers will receive $500 worth of ski tools and $500 worth of ski wax to use throughout the entire alpine season. Now in its fourth …

Lindsey Vonn re-signs with Leki Poles through Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

Lindsey Vonn isn’t completely changing her sponsors; the Olympic champion has re-signed a contract with LEKI to train and compete exclusively with LEKI poles and gate guards. The four-year deal guarantees Vonn will be representing the company through the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. “Lindsey is one of the most dominant and exciting …

Snowshoe Mountain announces new snowmaking and grooming manager

Snowshoe Mountain is pleased to announce Ken Gaitor as the resort’s new snowmaking and grooming manager. Ken joins the Snowshoe team after many years at Mount Snow, VT, including overseeing the Carinthia parks project. Ken, a native of Summer County, WV, began snowboarding while attending college in New York State, translating his love for skateboarding …

Mid-Atlantic ski resorts collaborate to offer passholders more options, value

Mid-Atlantic ski resorts Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Wisp Resort have once again teamed up to provide season passholders with more value, more options and more reason to experience great regional skiing for the 2010-2011 ski season. Unlimited season passholders at Hidden Valley Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Wisp Resort will each receive one …

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