Category: Ski Industry News

Top Five Fridays: May 13, 2022

This week, the gods of ski news brought us an impressive grab bag of highlights, covering topics ranging from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team, to lawsuits and first descents. To kick things off, we’ll share the latest from the USST as they’ve just announced their nominations for next year’s teams, before bringing you up to speed on a lawsuit at Mt. Hood Skibowl that could have significant ramifications. From there we’ll highlight an interesting issue surrounding a proposed backcountry ski resort in British Columbia before rounding things out with exciting news regarding a first descent from ski mountaineer Adrian Ballinger. Check out what you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 6, 2022

Well, it may be May, but that didn’t stop the ski news from coming in hot this week! On either side of this week’s highlight reel, we’ve got FIS news, first from the organization itself where current president Johan Eliasch is looking to re-write the rules for international broadcasting, and then from Mikaela Shiffrin who gives us the most personal look into her life yet. Between those bookends we’ll dive into a handful of topics that discuss some ongoing themes within the ski industry. Find out all you need to know about these headlines, and check out the best edits of the week, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 29, 2022

This week in the world of ski news, we’ve got a couple of resort related headlines, as well as a doubleheader of eco-friendliness. To kick things off, we’ll share with you a number of resorts that have decided to extend their seasons, prompting us to wonder if the ski season has started shifting later into the year. From there we’ll update you on some big plans from Winter Park before turning our attention to two really cool eco-friendly highlights, including a new recyclable ski from Rossignol. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: April 15, 2022

Another week, another round up of ski news! Now that it’s the off season in most places, ski news is starting to shift slightly from “what’s happening now,” to “what happened last season, and what lies ahead.” With that thought in mind, this week’s ski news starts by sharing a couple of interesting articles about what goes into making an FIS course, before discussing everything from improvements to employee housing at several ski resorts to unfathomable amounts of snow in Japan. We’ll quit being vague and tell you all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays. Enjoy!

Top Five Fridays: April 8, 2022

Ah yes, another week, another Top Five Friday! This time around, we’ve got two very exciting highlights, and two that take on the topic of crowding. On that front, we share with you the news that the Ikon Pass has announced a reservation system for seven of its resorts next year, as well as the news that the UDOT has delayed its decision to officially recommend a solution for the Little Cottonwood Canyon traffic issue. On the more exciting side of the news, we also share with you Bode Miller’s third new business endeavor in four months with his new ski brand, Peak Skis. Finally, we round out the week by sharing the latest news from Level 1 Productions’ Superunknown contest. So, without further ado, we highly recommend clicking through and finding out what you need to know from this week in ski news!

Top Five Fridays: April 1, 2022

While this week’s ski news is all over the map in many ways, it all falls under one consistent theme: intriguing. To kick things off, we’ll share both the highlights and the lowlights from the final stop on the 2022 Freeride World Tour, where some athletes put down incredibly successful runs, while others went out in wildly destructive fashion. From there we’ll tell you about a new semi-private business model being considered by Tahoe’s Homewood Mountain Resort, and share with you an incredibly feel-good story regarding Ski Utah’s “Discover Winter” program. Finally, we’ll round out the week with a story from the Trojena district in Neom, Saudi Arabia’s futuristic ski town. That last one might sound like an April Fool’s joke, but as far as we can tell, it’s entirely real. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 25, 2022

Well, it’s been another week, which means we’re back again with another Top Five Friday! This week the big news for us was the successful completion of our 6th Annual Ski Test, but we’ll have plenty of time to discuss and share that with you in the months ahead. With that said, we’re excited to share with you the final results from this year’s FIS Alpine World Cup, as well as some exciting news from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team who announced two big hires this week. From there we’ll share a story about ski town housing shortages that takes a different angle than we’re used to, before rounding out the week with a polarizing op-ed from a Utah resident who would rather pay $25/day to park at Alta than to ride a gondola up Little Cottonwood Canyon. Find out all the details you need to know from this week’s ski news, and catch some excellent edits, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 18, 2022

Well well well, what a week it's been for one Mikaela Shiffrin. After a downright disappointing showing in this year's Winter Olympics, Shiffrin surged back at this week's World Cup Championship races, ultimately securing another incredible success in her already illustrious career. We'll fill you in on those details, bring you up to speed on the latest from the Freeride World Tour, share with you promising news from Vail, and round things out with an interesting article highlighting Big Sky's approach to business. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing, and catch some excellent edits, in this week's edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 11, 2022

After a disappointing Olympic showing and initial return to the FIS circuit, the U.S. Alpine Ski Team stormed back in a big way this week with a number of notable results. We’ll share all of those details with you this week before shifting our focus to a trio of stories that provide something of a snapshot of where skiing is on March 11, 2022. From the decline of printed ski maps and the importance of small community ski areas in Colorado, to threats being made by Vail’s police department, this week's ski news hits on a number of niche stories that come together to paint a wild picture of where things are at. Find out all the details you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: March 4, 2022

Great news! This week, we’re back again with yet another round of exciting updates from the world of skiing. We’ll start this week’s highlight cycle by sharing the latest from the world of World Cup, where questions linger following the U.S. Team’s disappointing showing at this year’s Olympic Games. From there, we’ll switch gears and share a trio of highlights that focus on ski resort news, although each one is quite different. We’ll share with you the latest news from the Ikon Pass, before moving on to bring you up to speed on the latest news from Black Mountain, NH and Austin, TX. Yes, Texas. There is ski news coming out of Texas this week, we promise. Click through to find out all you need to know about this week’s ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 25, 2022

This week in ski news, we take a break from the competitive side of the sport as we focus on a wide range of topics that touch on a number of aspects of the industry. Well, besides our first highlight which focuses on why the U.S. Alpine Ski Team struggled mightily at this year’s Olympics. From there, we’ll touch on the latest news from the Outdoor Retailer trade show, bring you up to speed on the latest from Sierra-at-Tahoe as they continue to rebuild what the Caldor fire destroyed, and share with you two interesting articles about human powered skiing. Finally, we’ll end with a suite of excellent edits before sending you on your way. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 18, 2022

This week in ski news, we’re bringing you a highlight reel chock full of competition highlights and recaps. We’ll start, of course, by covering the latest from the Olympics, where it’s been another incredibly difficult week for Mikaela Shiffrin. We’ll share that news and some of our thoughts, as well as much more positive news from the world of Olympic Freeskiing. From there, we’ll share a couple of Olympic side-stories, results from the third stop of the Freeride World Tour, and a recap of the action from the 4th installment of the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s. Click through to check out all of this coverage and to witness our favorite edits from the week in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 11, 2022

This week in ski news, we start things off with a heavy dose of Olympic coverage as we recap all of the highs and lows that U.S. athletes have experienced so far this time around. From there, we take a hard left as we discuss an unexpected trio of excellent articles all related to the business of ski resort ownership. From issues with the accessibility of skiing, to overcrowding, climate change, and government subsidization, this week’s Top 5 covers a wide range of topics affecting ski resorts. To learn all you need to know about this week’s ski news, and to see out a handful of exciting new edits, check out this week’s edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: February 4, 2022

This week in the world of ski news, we once again have plenty of competitive highlights to bring you. First up, we’ll recap the latest action from the FIS Alpine Ski Racing World Cup circuit before bringing you up to speed with the latest from the last stop of the Freeride World Tour. Then, we’ll share a number of exciting highlights and previews that’ll be sure to get you excited about the 2022 Winter Olympics, which officially got underway just hours ago. Finally, we’ll round out the week on a different note, sharing a story from David Goodman about how one formerly shuttered ski area in Vermont successfully turned to the community for help. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: January 28, 2022

This week in ski news, things got quite competitive. With major competitions going down in just about every genre of skiing, we’ve got plenty of exciting news for those of you who love watching live events. We’ll start the week as we always do, with a recap of the latest results from the FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing circuit, before bringing you updates from the first stop of the 2022 Freeride World Tour, the latest news from this year’s iteration of the X Games, and a ton of news regarding the upcoming Winter Olympics. Find out what you need to know from all of these events, and check out a handful of excellent edits, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!