Category: Ski Industry News

Top Five Fridays: December 13, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you more updates from the FIS World Cup circuit, where the U.S. Men's team made a statement last week and shows serious signs of life. Plus, we'll check in with the latest from Uber Ski, Vail CEO Rob Katz's latest philanthropic efforts, uphill skiing policies, and plenty more! Find out what you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: December 6, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got a diverse mix of stories to highlight. Starting as we always do this time of year, with a recap of the most recent World Cup Ski Racing Results. Spoiler Alert: Mikaeala Shiffrin is still really good at skiing. From there we'll bring you up to date with the latest from BIG SNOW American Dream, avalanche control efforts in British Columbia, and the latest from Eric Pollard. Learn all you need to know from this week in skiing, in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: November 29, 2019

This week in ski news, we've got another mixed bag, starting with a recap of last weekend's exciting World Cup Ski Racing action from Levi, Finland. Spoiler alert: Mikaela Shiffrin's back. From there we'll touch on the ongoing debate regarding ski helmet effectiveness, seasonal employment struggles at ski resorts, and finally news from the world of Tim Durtschi, who just joined this year's Freeride World Tour. Find out all you need to know from an exciting week in skiing in this week's Top 5 Friday!

Top Five Fridays: November 22, 2019

This week, ski news was overshadowed by the loss of an absolutely legend in the world of snowsports. On Thursday, Jake Burton Carpenter passed away, leaving behind a legacy that will be impossible to replicate. We'll share our thoughts on this tragic story while also highlighting a handful of stories from the world of ski racing. Click through to learn what you need to know, from a somber week in skiing.

Top Five Fridays: November 15, 2019

This week in ski news, we're excited to bring you a number of highly interesting stories. First on that list, is a further update from Backcountry.com's trademark fallout, followed by the announcement of Sugarbush's sale to Alterra. Then, we'll tell you which ski resort has decided to integrate DPS Phantom base treatment into their rental fleet, before rounding things out with an extremely interesting interview with Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory. Find out all about these topics and catch the best ski edits from this week in this installment of Top 5 Fridays!

Top 5 Fridays: November 8, 2019

This week in ski news, we bring you two resort acquisition announcements, including an update from the ongoing saga of Saddleback trouble in the Backcountry, and an exciting new concept from Salomon that may indicate the first steps towards more sustainable products. Find out all the details from this week’s top ski news, in this week’s edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top 5 Fridays: November 1, 2019

This week in ski news, we kick things off with a recap of an exceptionally exciting opening weekend for FIS World Cup Ski Racing. We’ll fill you in on what you need to know before zooming out and taking a bit of a birds-eye view of the latest in skiing, covering some topics that we’ve missed in recent weeks, and others that you should simply know about. From exoskeletons for skiers and analytic devices, to recent snowfall recaps and a ski area for sale just outside of Killington, this week’s Top 5 Fridays is chock full of ski news you won’t want to miss!

Top Five Fridays: October 25th, 2019

This week in ski news, we find ourselves right on the cusp of ski season as this week’s news cycle was dominated by storylines of related to the start of the season. To start, we’ll share with you which North American resorts are officially open for the season, as well as which ones are expected to open soon. Plus, we’ll preview this week’s upcoming FIS World Cup Ski Race which kicks off the 2019-2020 ski season, while also sharing another story related to the start of ski season in the alps. From there, we’ll share an interesting yet disheartening story from Cody Townsend’s experience filming his series, “The Fifty,” before rounding out with the best edits of the week! Click through to learn more!

Top Five Fridays: October 18, 2019

This week in ski news, we’ve got a grab bag of highlights, as our updates range from recognition and competition, to climate and culture change. To kick things off, we’ll share with you a couple of recent honors bestowed upon Mikaela Shifrrin and Lindsey Vonn before bringing you roster updates from the Freeride World Tour. Then, we’ll recap Vail’s EpicPromise Report before ending the week with an excellent read from SkiRacing.com. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this week’s Top 5 Friday!

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!