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30 May 2017

Mammoth to stay open into August

Mammoth to stay open into August

The ski resort of Mammoth Mountain in California has announced it will stay open for skiing and snowboarding until August. After what has been a record-breaking winter of snowfall, Mammoth will be able…

17 May 2017

Crystal adds Heavenly to ski programme

Crystal adds Heavenly to ski programme

Crystal Ski Holidays has reinstated the resort of Heavenly in North America to its 2017-18 programme.   Heavenly is one of the largest ski areas in the USA, with 4,800 acres of terrain, all at well over…

1 Mar 2017

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

Squaw Valley extends ski season to July

The US ski resort of Squaw Valley is the second in California to extend its season until 4 July, following record-breaking snow fall. More than 16 metres (53ft) of snow has fallen during powerful storm…

3 Oct 2014

Squaw launches Google Glass app

Squaw launches Google Glass app

Squaw Valley is launching the ski industry’s first app for Google Glass — the hands-free device that allows users to access the internet. Google Glass is essentially a hands-free computer with an optical…

22 Feb 2012

Vail Resorts acquires Kirkwood

Vail Resorts acquires Kirkwood

Kirkwood ski area in Tahoe California will be the latest acquisition in the Vail Resorts portfolio. The sale of Kirkwood to Vail Resorts has been announced and means that the Colorado based group will…

6 Oct 2011

US resorts join forces

US resorts join forces

As the first snowfalls arrive in California this week, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have announced that they are to form a partnership this winter. The two Tahoe resorts are neighbours, and the new…

7 Apr 2011

Mammoth confident of July finish

Mammoth confident of July finish

It might seem unbelievable to us, basking in an Alpine heatwave, but in California they are declaring an end to a three-year drought! Mammoth Mountain’s recent heavy snowfall has prompted the resort…

20 Mar 2011

Vail Resorts invests in Northstar

Vail Resorts invests in Northstar

Northstar-at-Tahoe is to receive a $30 million investment from Vail Resorts next winter that will include a new lift and trails, as well as more village amenities and a 500-seat on-mountain restaurant.…

23 Dec 2010

Christmas cracker for US resorts

Christmas cracker for US resorts

It’s not just Europe making the headlines for the festive getaway ... many of the US ski areas will be enjoying their best December snowfalls for many years. It looks as though La Nina has set up…

22 Nov 2010

New heli-ski choice in California

New heli-ski choice in California

Visitors to California’s lake Tahoe region can enjoy access to more back country terrain, with the launch of new heli-skiing opportunities. Pacific Crest Heli-Guides is Lake Tahoe’s first new…

26 Sep 2010

Arnie says no to helmet law

Arnie says no to helmet law

A proposed new ski helmet law in California has failed because Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger did not sign all parts of the bill. It was a ‘yes’ but ‘no’ conclusion to the legislation,…

9 Dec 2009

Tahoe’s loving it!

Tahoe’s loving it!

There has been good news for resorts in the US this week: storms have brought heavy snowfall to parts of California, Colorado and Utah, as well as welcome snow for areas in Vermont. It began out west,…

10 Nov 2005

Mammoth deal clinches biggest ever resort sale

Mammoth Mountain in California has been sold in what is believed to be the largest ever deal of its kind for a ski resort.Starwood Capital, a property investment group, has acquired a majority share in…

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