News Articles

January 04, 2022

Ikon Pass Introduces Ikon Pass Travel

New for winter 21/22, Ikon Pass introduces Ikon Pass Travel, a travel planning service that offers pass holders the ability to seamlessly explore options and book all aspects of adventure across Ikon Pass destinations. Ikon Pass Travel is a new benefit offered exclusively to Ikon Pass holders. With Ikon Pass Travel, pass holders log into their Ikon Pass account, and are then able to browse and compare airfare, hotels, and activities across Ikon Pass destinations to create a customized travel…
December 20, 2021

Embrace Canada’s #WinterCapital!

With the arrival of the winter solstice, the National Capital Commission (NCC) invites everyone to get outdoors and experience another exceptional #WinterCapital offering. Enjoy our expanded network of over 450 km of trails for skiing, snowshoeing, snow biking, walking or hiking; glide along the iconic Rideau Canal Skateway; take to the hills for tobogganing; warm up by fire pits; and enjoy a hot beverage and snack at an NCC Bistro. The return of the #WinterCapital interactive map makes it easy…
December 10, 2021

Most Modern Chairlift In The World Opens At Loon Mountain Resort

Eight-Place Design is the Fastest in North America Today, Kancamagus 8, the most technologically advanced chairlift in the eastern United States debuted at Loon Mountain Resort. "This lift offers our guests an experience unlike any other in the region—it is a huge step forward for Loon." says Jay Scambio, president and general manager of Loon Mountain Resort. Speed and Innovation Kancamagus 8 provides access to Loon's West Basin trails and can transport skiers and riders at speeds of up to…
December 07, 2021

Parc Jean-Drapeau Announces its Winter Program

Although winter doesn't officially begin until December 21, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) is getting an early start to the season by announcing the main components of its winter program, which extends from December 18, 2021 to March 6, 2022. The activities are free and open to all, and they take place in a setting which is a one-of-a-kind playground in the middle of the Saint Lawrence River, a venue easily accessible by subway. Embrace your northern spirit in…
November 25, 2021

Investments at les Sommets for 2021-2022

New building at Sommet Saint-SauveurA brand new building of nearly 5,000 sq. Ft. Located at the foot of the Sommet Express ski lift is currently under construction. The inauguration of the latter is scheduled for December 2021. This building will include several services: New lockers for members: private section with restricted access. The lockers will be spacious, heated, and with a customizable configuration.The repair shop, including the 4-module Mercury maintenance robotA Demo center which will be a unique concept in…
November 03, 2021

Killington Resort opens for the season Friday, November 5, 2021

Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2021-22 winter season at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021, becoming the first Eastern resort to open for skiing and snowboarding. The first turns of the season, on Friday, November 5, will be reserved exclusively for Season Pass, Express Card, Beast 365 and Ikon pass holders. The resort will open to the general public on Saturday, November 6,…
October 07, 2021

Sunday River to Install Eight-Person Bubble Chairlift on Its Snowiest Peak

As the next major step in the Sunday River 2030 plan for enhancing the guest experience, Sunday River is scheduled to install the fastest 8-person chair in North America for the 2022-23 winter season. The Jordan 8, a new Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift that is among the most advanced in the world, features weather-blocking bubble covers and will access terrain on Jordan Bowl and beyond. The first of its kind in Maine, the Jordan 8 is the new standard in lift…
September 20, 2021

What's New at Sunday River for Winter 2021/22

After announcing the Sunday River 2030 plan for sustainable growth and development in February 2020, Sunday River Resort has many exciting capital improvements for winter 2021/22, just in time for ski season. These improvements range from on-mountain infrastructure and sustainability initiatives to new experiences and ways to save on lift tickets. Snowmaking Improvements Continuing the resort's commitment to providing the most dependable snow in New England, Sunday River installed 9.5 miles of new snowmaking pipe on White Cap, Locke Mountain,…
September 14, 2021

Alterra Mountain Company and Share Winter Foundation join forces to increase mountain access among youth

Alterra Mountain Company commits to creating a more diverse and inclusive winter sports community and has joined forces with Share Winter Foundation to support their mission to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports. The two industry partners will unite in their joint commitment to equitably evolving and expanding the industry. This unique, multi-year collaboration includes a donation to Share Winter of nearly $4 million in the form of cash and in-kind services, including lessons, lift…
April 20, 2021

Waterville Valley Resort Announces New MND 6-Person Detachable Bubble Lift

Waterville Valley Resort is pleased to announce the signing of a contract for a new 6-person detachable bubble lift in partnership with MND Ropeways. The new lift will replace the 1988 White Peaks Express Quad, the first detachable high-speed quad in New Hampshire. This will be one of the largest upcoming lift projects in the Northeast and the first of its kind in the United States. This project will be installed over two construction seasons and will open for the…
April 12, 2021

Alterra Mountain Company announces $207 million in transformational changes at four marquee destinations

Alterra Mountain Company announces its plans to invest $207 million in capital improvements for the upcoming year, including transformational base area and on-mountain developments at Steamboat, Deer Valley Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain. This year's $207 million plan includes $111MM in significant resort projects, $31MM in enterprise technology systems, $65MM in resort maintenance and planning to continue to support the company's commitment to enhance the guest experience. "This past season has proven that our guests are loyal,…
March 31, 2021

New building at Sommet Saint-Sauveur

We will begin in the next few weeks the construction of a new building for the members' lockers, the repair shop as well as the demo center of the Sommet Saint-Sauveur's Boutique. Demolition work on the existing building, which is located next to the Sommet Express lift, will begin on April 12, 2021. The new building will replace the old Customer Service building, where it is now located the 'Repair workshop. The new building will house the following services: Member's…
March 31, 2021

Holiday Valley to Build Yodeler High Speed Quad in 2021

Holiday Valley Resort announced last November plans to construct a new chairlift in 2021. The new lift is a state of the art high speed detachable quad chairlift that will replace the fixed grip Yodeler Quad that was built in 2001. The new lift has been purchased from Doppelmayr USA, based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Including installation, the cost of the new Yodeler High Speed Quad is $4 million. Many beginner skiers and snowboarders ride the Yodeler lift to…
March 30, 2021

Whistler Blackcomb announces closure of the 2020/21 winter season

After careful consideration of the new Provincial Health Order by the government of British Columbia, Blackcomb Mountain will not reopen winter operations when the order is scheduled to lift on April 19th. Whistler Mountain was already scheduled to close on April 19th. "While the Provincial Health Order caught us all by surprise, we fully support the government's direction and we're doing our part to comply. At this time, we believe the best thing we can do to support the order…
March 24, 2021

In Historic Move, Vail Resorts Reduces All Pass Prices By 20 Percent Toward Goal of…

Vail Resorts, the world's leading ski resort company, today announced a bold price reset of its Epic Pass products to continue to deliver on its commitment of Epic for Everyone and to honor the loyalty of its pass holders. Already regarded as the best value in skiing and riding, the Company's pass prices have been reduced by 20 percent across the board – making it easier for everyone to purchase a pass and, once again, changing everything about how guests…
March 16, 2021

A new phase of investments at Mont SUTTON

Mont SUTTON announces a second important phase of investments in order to diversify and develop a four season offer while consolidating and improving the skiing product as well. By the end of this phase, more than $10M will have been invested in improvement and development efforts at the mountain, an undertaking by the new ownership since the purchase of Mont SUTTON in 2016. The launch of these new investments has been accelerated thanks to the allocation of nearly $1.8M in…