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Ski Reservations Down But Steady

Ski Industry Relatively Resilient in Down Economy

Denver, Colorado, April 17, 2009—Citing the most recent lodging reservation data released by the Mountain Travel Research Program (MTRiP)* through March 31, occupancy for March 2009 was down 21.3 percent and average daily rate was down 16.6 percent compared to March 2008. Season-to-date results show occupancy down 16 percent and average daily lodging rates down nine percent for the overall season. Figures have remained consistent for the past three months and are thought to closely reflect anticipated end-of-season totals due at the end of April.


International Distinctions for Tremblant

Three distinctions for resort, including one from prestigious Condé Nast Traveller

Mont-Tremblant, – Tremblant has been honoured with three distinctions for excellence as a vacation destination, both for the skiing experience and the quality of lodgings in the pedestrian village.



Among the 20 best resorts in Canada according to Condé Nast Traveller

Waterville Valley Resort Marks 40 Years

Waterville Valley Resort, New Hampshire, has been well known for its ski area, which features trails and activities for all ages and abilities.

In the mid-60s, Olympic skier Tom Corcoran scoured northern New England for just the right mountain to fulfill his vision of a year-round destination ski resort. When he saw Waterville Valley- which then had only a couple of rope tows and trails, an inn, and 500 acres of land for sale -Tom knew it was the place. The region is a snow pocket, and the U.S. Forest Service had already mapped Mount Tecumseh as a potential ski area. With guaranteed forest around its borders, Corcoran knew he could limit development by purchasing almost all of the privately held land in the valley.

Vail Resorts Buys Shuttle Service

Colorado Mountain Express was purchased for $38.3 million in November, 2008

BROOMFIELD, COLO.— Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) announced in November that it closed its transaction to acquire the resort ground transportation business, Colorado Mountain Express (CME), for a total consideration of $38.3 million, which amount will be adjusted for the final balances of certain working capital related accounts as well as the obligation of Vail Resorts to reimburse the seller for certain new capital expenditures.


The Resort as Art: Le Massif, Quebec

The topsy-turvy world of Le Massif, Quebec, and how Cirque de Soleil's cofounder sees it as his next creative challenge.

It’s not every day you see a skier on stilts, but exceptions are increasingly the rule at Le Massif, Quebec, a refreshingly unusual resort just downstream from Quebec City on the left bank of the St. Lawrence River. Long renowned for its upside-down layout—you park at the top, where the main lodge is, then ski down some 2,500 vertical feet toward the river—Le Massif is poised to turn the entire resort experience upside down.

SKI Magazine's 2008-09 Reader Resort Survey: The Top 50 Resorts, National

Learn from the experts: the readers. Use SKI's 21st annual survey as a guide to North America's top resorts, then hit the snow and start your research. We'll be waiting to hear from you.

Planning your next ski trip? Start here with our guide to see how the top 50 resorts in North America stack up. And stayed tuned to SkiNet.com  for our upcoming, newly re-vamped Resort Finder.

Top 30 Resorts

Start Winter Early with Destination Resort Hotel Packages

Get deals at Stowe, Vail, Aspen, Santa Fe, and Squaw before December 17.

Englewood, Colo. – Skiers and snowboarders can hit some of the nation’s finest slopes for less this winter with Destination Hotels Resorts numerous early-season ski packages. Even the most discerning skiers will have no problem selecting a resort from Destination’s elite mountain collection, which boasts properties in such premiere winter locations as Aspen, Vail, Lake Tahoe and now Stowe, Vt.


Mixed Projections on the Future of Mountain Travel

A panel of ski industry professionals cite recession, "lack of time" as reason for travel cutbacks.

Holy Helmets!

News

New Michigan law proposes skiers be required to pay $100 fine if caught without head protection.

Michigan skiers and snowboarders may be asked to pay a $100 fine if they choose to ski without protection on their noggin, according to a new law being proposed.

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