Category: Ski Industry News

Top Five Fridays: October 11, 2019

Top Five Fridays - October 11, 2019

This week in ski news, we turn our attention to the season ahead as snowfall officially hits a number of locations in North America. As such, we'll also take a look at the upcoming FIS World Cup season, as we tune in to some of the storylines worth following throughout this year's circuit. Plus, we'll share with you an exciting new dry slope ski area that's now open for business in Copenhagen, as well as some extreme weather conditions that hit Denver this week. Find out all the details in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: October 4, 2019

Top Five Fridays - October 4, 2019

It's the first week of October, which means ski season is just around the corner! With a handful of resorts set to open by the end of the month, and plenty more next month, we find ourselves in the depths of preseason excitement! As such, we share some timely news from the Freeride World Tour this week, who's just made a few announcements regarding this year's schedule. Plus, we'll share some less exciting news from Northstar California Resort, as well as Andrzej Bargiel who's been attempting to summit and ski Mount Everest. Find out about these highlights and more in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: September 27, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 27, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you a mix of stories that'll likely leave you feeling excited, sentimental, and discouraged all at once. For starters, we'll share some exciting snow news as one Colorado resort gave their snowguns a test run this week, while a potentially historic snowstorm makes its way to the Northern Rockies of Montana. In addition to these important updates, we'll share with you the latest from Vail and Peak Resorts, as well as Saddleback whose saga continues. Finally, we round things out with an awesome story from the 10th Mountain division and a slew of great edits. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 20, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 20, 2019

This week in ski news, we share an awesome update from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team and USASA who have just announced a new competition series aimed at engaging the next generation of action sports athletes. We'll tell you more about that, as well as information about Solitude's new pay to park policy, an update from Montana's Teton Pass Ski Area, and a discussion regarding short term rentals in Vermont's ski towns. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: September 13, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 13, 2019

As we get closer to the start of ski season, each week seems to bring more exciting news than the last! For starters, a number of North American peaks received snowfall this week, serving as a reminder that winter is just around the corner! We'll tell you more about that, plus share with you exciting competition updates from the Winter Dew Tour, as well as U.S. Ski & Snowboard who have just announced a big air event being hosted at the Atlanta Braves baseball stadium in December. Finally, we'll also share important information regarding the anticipated sale of Jay Peak. Learn all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: September 6, 2019

Top Five Fridays - September 6, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got plenty of interesting updates and developments from the world of skiing! Topping that list is the retirement announcement from arguably the best Men's Ski Racer in the world at the moment, Marcel Hirscher. We'll tell you more about that, as well as why the sale of Peak Resorts to Vail is at risk, and some exciting news for those following the Saddleback Resort saga. Plus, we'll give you the latest update from Woodward Park City which has finally announced their opening plan. Catch up on all of this week's top headlines and check out the best edits from the week in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: August 30, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 30, 2019

As the air begins to cool and August is set to turn to September, we're beginning to feel the pre-season jitters here at SkiEssentials. As such, we'll share with you two updates regarding multi-passes this week which may influence your season pass buying decision. Plus, we'll tell you about an exciting week of ski racing coming to Aspen in March, before rounding the week out with news regarding fluorinated ski wax as well as a slew of great edits to check out. Find out what you need to know from this week in ski news, right here in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: August 23, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 23, 2019

This week in ski news, we cover all the bases, from ski racing to vintage freestyle skiing footage! Starting with the announcement that Killington has started selling tickets for the 2019 World Cup Racing event, we'll quickly segway into more concerning ski racing news. From there, we'll check in on Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan's recent comments on overcrowding at ski resorts, before finally sharing an exciting announcement from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Find out all you need to know and more in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: August 16, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 16, 2019

This week in ski news, we kick things off with a very exciting announcement: the SkiEssentials.com 2020 Ski Test is now live! Featuring 220 ski from 18 brands, reviewed by 60 testers over the course of 3 days, the third edition of our annual ski test is our most comprehensive yet, and we're more thrilled than ever to share it with you. We'll recap that, plus share with you newly announced plans for a massive ski area that could be coming to the Salt Lake region, before sharing exciting announcements from ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel as well as Mikaela Shiffrin. Click through to learn all you need to know from this week in ski news, in this week's Top Five Friday!

Top Five Fridays: August 9, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 9, 2019

In lieu of monumental ski news this week, we find ourselves bringing you a triptych of stories from the ski world that offer interesting glimpses into the realities of ski racing, as well as climate change. On the racing side of things, we learn more what about what life is like after ski racing for the average professional, as well as what life is like after ski racing for one of the greatest of all time: Lindsey Vonn. Plus, we'll share a grim, yet fascinating story from the Italian Alps regarding climate change, as well as actual news from Arapahoe Basin. Click through to find out all you need to know in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: August 2, 2019

Top Five Fridays - August 2, 2019

This week in ski news, we start by getting the latest updates from Saddleback Maine, where a Boston-based investment firm remains interested in purchasing the shuttered ski area, regardless of government assistance. Plus, we'll also bring you the latest update from Big SNOW America, North America's first indoor skiing facility, which has just announced it's official opening date. Plus, we've got positive news from the Colorado Department of Transportation, as well as an inspiring story from World Cup Ski Racer Alice McKennis. Find out all you need to know in this week's Top Five Friday!

Top Five Fridays: July 26, 2019

Top Five Fridays - July 26, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you a classic summer grab bag, the highlight of which has to be the announcement that Vail has just acquired Peak Resorts and will be adding 17 ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Northeast to the Epic Pass this season. Plus, we have updates from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, Ted Ligety, and Colorado's first ever roller-ski festival! Click through to learn what you need to know from this week in skiing!

Top Five Fridays: July 19, 2019

Top Five Fridays - July 19, 2019

This week in ski news, stories came in from all over the globe and varied widely in focus. For starters, we share with you an update from Mammoth Mountain as they've finally announced a closing date for their 2018/2019 season. From there, we'll check in on a fascinating idea being proposed by scientist hoping to slow the rate of glacial melt on West Anarctica, as well as Vail Resorts, who just received more recognition for their efforts in promoting women in the workplace. Finally, we'll round out the week with some very exciting news for fans of ski racing, Lindsey Vonn, and HBO. Find out all you need to know in this week's Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 12, 2019

Top Five Fridays - July 12, 2019

This week in ski news, we highlight a triple pack of stories from ski businesses going green. Over in Australia, Thredbo Ski Resort has announced that it's officially being powered by 100% renewable energy, while Dragon Alliance and new ski brand WNDR Alpine are both focusing on replacing petroleum based materials with plant-based resins. Plus, we'll share with you some exciting news from Level 1 Productions, before closing out the week with some disappointing, but important news from the Association of Freeskiing Professionals. Get the full scoop in this week's Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 5, 2019

Top Five Fridays - July 5, 2019

This week in ski news, things finally, truly started feeling like summer as the U.S. holiday grinded the ski media machine to a near halt. Still, the show must go on, and so we've managed to put together another compelling Top 5 Friday for our dedicated readers! This week, we share an article from Bloomberg that expertly ties together the delicate dynamics between consolidation, climate change, and the ultra-successful 2018-2019 ski season. Plus, we check in on the weather in the Southern Hemisphere, bring you an update from Michigan's ski jumping community, and share an example of Vail's CEO practicing what he preaches. Get the full scoop in this week's Top 5 Friday!