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Economic Fallout Continues to Impact Mountain Resorts

Advanced reservations continue to lag

Denver, Colorado, --The current financial crisis is having an increasing impact on the ski and mountain resort industry. The latest data released in February by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP)* reveals that declines in consumer confidence, retail spending, and leisure travel is becoming increasingly apparent at ski resorts. Historically thought to be a recession-proof industry, recent data indicates that the old adage isn’t holding true this year.

Vail Resorts Makes Helmets Mandatory for Employees

Company also announced that helmets will be required for all children’s group ski and ride lessons and as part of their rental packages

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—April 13, 2009—Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN) today announced that, beginning with the 2009-2010 winter season, the Company will require all employees to wear helmets when skiing or riding on the job at each of its five mountain resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly. Helmets will be provided to every employee next fall as part of their standard uniform for working on the mountain. This new initiative is part of Vail Resorts’ overall commitment to skier and snowboarder safety programs.

SKI Magazine: September 2008

Find everything from the September issue here: 2009 Buyers Guide, Tahoe Weekends, Deep Aspen, Charms of Woodstock, and more.

Stuff We Like (p. 42)

The newest and coolest gear for this season, picked out by our peeps at SKI Magazine. >>>Read Now

Jet-Setters (p. 44)

Private jets as a means of getting to the hill are becoming more popular every year, thanks to decreasing prices and ease of travel. >>>Read Now

Fuel for the Hill (p. 48)

Vail Resorts Announces Epic Pass

Season Pass holders will be able to enjoy unlimited and unrestricted skiing at all of the Vail Resorts next year for $579

Resorts Respond to Rising Gas Prices With Offers


ResortQuest, one of the nation's leading vacation rental companies, provides fuel credit.



"Ever Vail" will be the largest LEED-certified project for resort use in North America and one of the first projects being proposed as a "LEED's Neighborhood."

2002 BEWI Consumer SnowSports Expo Schedule


For more than twenty years, BEWI's consumer SnowSports Expos have brought together the entire winter recreation scene in six major markets throughout the country.

Ratings Retort


Let me say right off the top that the readers are almost always right. Blessed with the opportunity to read pages and pages of their unexpurgated remarks, I must confess that their accolades and reservations seem spot on.

Summer Resorts 2001


Gone are the days when ski areas shuttered their lifts in April and said goodbye to guests until the following Thanksgiving. With world-class golf, lift-served mountain biking, hiking, rafting and fishing, mountain resorts burn all summer.

New Ski Resort For British Columbia


British Columbia and Golden Peaks Resort Inc., have entered an agreement to turn Whitetooth ski hill into a $200-million resort called Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

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