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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.


CO Ski Industry Shows Mid-Season Stability

Visitation numbers reported by CSCUSA resorts represent a trend that despite the current uncertainty felt by the tourism industry, guests have not given up on skiing and riding in Colorado.

DENVER, CO – March 12, 2009 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced today that skier visits at its 22 member resorts during the second period of the 2008-09 ski season, which counts skier visitation from January 1 through February 28, were off by 5.8 percent compared to last year’s same period number. However, visitation is up slightly compared to the five year average for second period visitation, which includes three years that were the highest on record.

Market Report: Steamboat Springs, CO

Inspired by an ambitious ski area renovation, Steamboat’s real estate market is getting a makeover.

When Kevin and Donna Wang’s oldest daughter left their home in New York to attend college across the country in Arizona, they were thrilled. Frequent visits to see her would give them an excuse to stop in Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they’ve taken annual family ski vacations since 2000.

First Snow at Fernie Alpine Resort

Fresh snowfall on Oct. 7, 2008, marked the beginning of Fernie's winter season as the resort gears up for skiers.

CALGARY, AB – October 7, 2008 – Ski season is on its way, with snow falling at Fernie Alpine Resort on Tuesday. With a whopping 1,118cm (37 feet) of snow last season, we can hardly wait to get going this year!

Getting to Fernie’s Legendary Powder is now even easier. Fernie Alpine Resort is pleased to announce new direct service on Delta Airlines between Salt Lake City, UT and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, BC starting on December 17, 2008.

First Adjustable Kids' Ski Boot Released in the U.S.

Boot is a Good IDEA for the Future of Children’s Ski Equipment


Red Mountain Announces Line-Up of Events for 08/09 Season

Ski Free, Eat breakfast with Santa, and enter a competition at Red Mountain this winter.

ROSSLAND, B.C. - Red Mountain Resort is all geared up for the upcoming ski season and is pleased to announce their schedule of events for 2008/09. Back by popular demand, Red kicks off the season with another Ski Free Day on December 19. From New Year's Eve celebrations and Spring Break festivities to the epic competitions and after parties, Red is offering events that appeal to all levels of skiers, boarders, families, kids, teens, couples and snow lovers!



December 5, 2008: Opening Day



December 19, 2008: Ski Free Day

Red Mountain has an Exciting Line-Up of Events Planned for the 08/09 Season

Ski Free, Eat breakfast with Santa, and enter a competition at Red Mountain this winter.

ROSSLAND, B.C. - Red Mountain Resort is all geared up for the upcoming ski season and is pleased to announce their schedule of events for 2008/09. Back by popular demand, Red kicks off the season with another Ski Free Day on December 19. From New Year's Eve celebrations and Spring Break festivities to the epic competitions and after parties, Red is offering events that appeal to all levels of skiers, boarders, families, kids, teens, couples and snow lovers!



December 5, 2008: Opening Day



December 19, 2008: Ski Free Day

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.


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