The ski industry is on the rebound: Skier visits were up last season, and resorts were champing at the bit to get started on expansions and upgrades. Here's what to look forward to this season.
Whistler Blackcomb, B.C.
Look for: Two new lifts joining the fleet. The Harmony six-pack replaces a quad chair on Whistler, while Blackcomb’s Crystal Express high-speed quad takes the place of an old fixed-grip double in the Crystal Zone. The Crystal Express will increase lift capacity in that pod by a striking 56 percent.
The 35th Annual Mountainfilm Festival takes place Friday, May 24 to Monday, May 27 in Telluride, Colorado. Be there.
The 35th Annual Mountainfilm Festival is the first of two awe-inspiring fests that take place in Telluride, Colorado Memorial Day weekend. That means there will be more hiking boots, bike racks, and Subaru’s in the mountain town than celebrity sightings, entourages, and paparazzi.