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.
The 2009 season is officially beginning with Dumps of the Weeks soon to come.
Copper received the first snow of the season overnight, dusting the hills with several inches of snow, encouraging the aspens to turn yellow. Just around the corner, Copper plans to start making snow around September 27.
Park City, Utah – Park City Mountain Resort’s season passes are now available for the 2008-09 winter season at early season prices. Discounted Park City Mountain Resort season passes are available through September 30, 2008. With over $10 million dollars in improvements, including a new high-speed quad from the base area and a completely renovated Mid-Mountain Lodge, the 2008-09 season brings exciting new reasons to purchase a pass at Park City Mountain Resort this winter.
Incline Village, NV- Diamond Peak 2008/09 season passes are on sale until Sep. 30, 2008, so now's your time to get a head start on your winter season! Save money off the regular rate by taking advantage of this special deal. You can buy a season pass for as low as $295 (a mid-week Adult resident rate) until the end of September. Our full pass non-resident rates include: $454 Adult, $209 College, $188 Youth (13-17), $156 Child (7-12), and $188 Senior (60-69). Discounts are available for residents of Incline Village / Crystal Bay.
Upgrades will provide much needed new lift capacity at both base areas
Solitude, UT - - Solitude Mountain Resort has announced $7 million in lift upgrades for the 2008-09 winter season, two new high-speed chairlifts, commencing from each base area – Solitude Village and Moonbeam Center.