Come Hither: Alta, Aspen, Jackson and Squaw/Alpine team up.
The new motto for resorts this season just might be All for One, One for All, as four of the biggest names in the sport have banded together to offer a unique, unified ski pass. The new Mountain Collective pass, working with Liftopia, offers eight days of skiing at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for $349.
Utah resort hook-ups continue as Deer Valley will take over operations at Solitude this spring.
Deer Valley Resort announced today that it purchased Solitude Mountain Resort for an undisclosed amount, and will begin operating Solitude—a 45- to 60-minute drive away from Deer Valley's Park City location—after this ski season.
“We have watched them over the ridge, and have been extremely impressed with what they have done,” says Bob Wheaton, president of Deer Valley. “We saw this as a rare opportunity to help both resorts.”
A new season pass provides unlimited access to Mammoth, Bear Mountain, Snow Summit, and June Mountain.
With the acquisition of Big Bear and Snow Summit ski areas, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will expand to nearly 6,000 skiable acres in California’s best-known mountains.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which owns Mammoth and June mountains, announced this morning that it will acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts, which consists of Southern California’s Bear Mountain and Snow Summit. It also announced a new season pass ($689 for adults) that includes unlimited access to all four ski areas.
The $182.5 million acquisition ends the PCMR legal battle and will combine Park City's two biggest resorts.
Perhaps the biggest question facing the U.S. ski industry this year just got answered: Vail Resorts purchased Park City Mountain Resort Thursday for $182.5 million, ending a protracted legal battle that went white hot at the end of the 2011 season.
One day while hitting the slopes, recent college graduate Christian Nitu had his skis and poles stolen. That led him and five friends, all hardcore skiers and then-business students, to develop a product designed to keep gear safe.
His company, SnowGate, makes outdoor locker systems that are currently used at Winter Park Resort in Colorado. Mobile-controlled, card-activated, and accessible 24/7, it’s an update to the old padlocked systems in many base lodges. The cost: $2 per hour, and $6 for overnight storage.