Resort general manager says Saddleback needs the money in 2 weeks to secure its future.
The folks at Saddleback ski area in Rangeley, Maine announced that unless the resort receives $3 million to fund a new lift, it won’t open for the 2015-16 ski season.
The resort’s General Manager Chris Farmer says the push for a new lift, which would replace the 1964-built Rangeley Double Chair, is crucial to the mountain’s future. However, Farmer says the current chair is still safe and fully operational—just not the most ideal ride to the top.
"NASTAR is where most ski racers in America, including myself, were introduced to the thrill of going fast and competing on skis," says Ted Ligety, and that's what the partnership is designed to do.
The U.S. Ski Team is taking over operations of Nastar, one of the country's most well-known recreational ski racing programs. As part of the agreement, the U.S. Ski Team will assume day-to-day responsability of Nastar in an effort to capitalize on the success of U.S. Ski Team athletes and bring more awareness to ski racing.
Nastar, which was created by SKI Magazine, began more than 45 years ago and is now at 115 ski areas throughout the country with more than 165,000 racer days per year.
Live Free and Ski founder talks about his nonprofit, and his vision to remove cost barriers for first-time skiers.
While shredding chutes and trees, it can be easy to forget the steep costs of equipment, quality gear, season passes, and even lessons. But Beecher Clifton-Waite, a high school junior, hasn’t forgotten.
Beecher started his organization Live Free and Ski to help local high school students afford the costs of skiing and snowboarding. Now a government-approved nonprofit with a 501(c)(3) status, the organization is booming.
We caught up with Beecher to talk about his passion for skiing, his organization, and the scholarship he's setting up to help low-income families.
The company’s unit tracks vertical drop, speed, pairs with your phone, and attaches seamlessly to any ski goggle.
For skiers that can’t get through a powder day without knowing how fast they went, how much air they got, or how many laps they did, this is for you.
GogglePal, a new augmented reality unit, is a digital heads-up display for your ski goggles. And it’s said to be the first to be universally mountable, meaning it’s removable and works on any pair of goggles.