Since allowing boarders in 2008, the resort has seen visits climb. Who’s next?
It was a risky move, one that soured many locals on their hometown hill. But when Taos opened its slopes to snowboarders four years ago this month, little did it know it would see skier—and boarder—visits climb to their highest numbers in a decade.
The American Journal of Sports Medicine sets the record straight.
We thought that the war between one and two plankers ended long ago, but the American Journal of Sports Medicine opens old wounds with a recent study finding that—drumroll please—snowboarders suffer more injuries on the slopes. Specifically, inexperienced female snowboarders. The Huffington Post breaks it down here.
You probably think that suddenly, about 30 years ago, the Burton snowboard appeared, introducing a radical new way to slide downhill. Think again.
People were pursuing animals and enemies on skis before the invention of the wheel. Because two-legged snow travel persisted for thousands of years, no one thought of sliding downhill on anything other than two skinny boards when skiing became a recreational sport. Then, epiphany! Suddenly, about 30 years ago, the Burton snowboard appeared. Here, it seemed, was a radical new way to slide downhill.
Snowsports Merchandising Corporation (SMC), the premier buying group of specialty ski and snowboard shops in the wintersports industry and W.L. Gore & Associates have announced a marketing partnership to aid in the launch of GORE-TEX® Gloves with X-TRAFIT™ Product Technology. This new technology is featured in many glove suppliers’ collections for winter season 2009 – 2010.
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.
Bear Naked Foods will be giving away free samples of their all-natural granola and trail mixes at various Tahoe resorts this March.
LAKE TAHOE, CA - March 12, 2009 - Bear Naked, the natural foods innovator and maker of all-natural granolas and trail mixes, will be setting up tents at Tahoe ski resorts throughout the remainder of March to give skiers, snowboarders and local residents a chance to try free samples of Bear Naked foods: