Category: Ski Industry News

Top Five Fridays: August 5, 2022

We’ve got plenty to discuss this week in ski news, starting with a significant update to the situation at Gunstock Mountain Resort that we first told you about last week. We’ll bring you up to speed with the latest (good) news there, before moving on to discuss a number of insights shared with us this week from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. From there we’ll move on to tell you about the latest news in the Jay Peak saga as an official purchase offer has finally been signed, as well as a fascinating story about the dangers associated with summiting the tallest peak in America. Read all about this week’s ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays.

Top Five Fridays: July 29, 2022

This week in ski news, we were blessed with four different stories that all focus on the theme of ski resorts. Dominating that list is the unbelievable, yet somehow true story of how Gunstock Mountain Resort has gone from one of the greatest success stories in ski resort management, to on the verge of absolute catastrophe in just a matter of two weeks. From there, we’ll share a story from Keystone, where the U.S. Forest Service has demanded that operations on the expansion into the Bergman Bowl area cease immediately, as well as two stories from summer skiing in Europe. Find out all the details about these stories and more in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 22, 2022

This week in ski news, we’ve got ourselves a classic Summer edition as the world of skiing has brought us a smattering of highlights. To start, we’ll dive in deeper to the world of ski mountaineering ahead of the Olympics, bringing you some updates and preview information you’ll want to know. From there, we’ll check in on the status of ski factories in Ukraine, share a cool startup that could be part of the ski town housing solution, as well as the Greatest Ski Edit of All Time, as determined by the users of Newschoolers.com. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top 5 Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: July 15, 2022

This week is a particularly exciting week for us here on Top Five Fridays as we get to finally announce a piece of news that we’ve been keeping quiet for a couple of months now: Killington’s Basin Sports is set to join the SkiEssentials.com and Pinnacle Sports family! We’ll share more details on that, as well as bring you our coverage of the eighth and final installment of the Vail Daily’s “Inside the Skiing Pipeline” series. From there, we’ll bring you some fascinating insights into the concept of Comfortable Carrying Capacity before rounding things out with a really great update from the resort formerly known as Suicide Six. Find out all you need to know about this week’s ski news, and check out a handful of great edits, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

SkiEssentials & Pinnacle Sports to Acquire Killington’s Basin Sports

Today’s a big day for us here at SkiEssentials.com and Pinnacle Sports, as we can finally announce that Killington’s Basin Sports will be joining our family! Killington skiers, snowboarders, and mountain bikers already know Basin as the go-to shop in the area as their wide selection and expertise have spread their reputation far and wide. Now, Basin Sports will be joining our family, allowing both businesses to combine forces and offer all of our customers an even better experience. Click through to learn more about this exciting announcement!

Top Five Fridays: July 8, 2022

Boy oh boy do we have a hot one for you this week, and not just because it’s the eight of July! No, this week we have an edition of Top 5 Friday that has everything from a youth ski racing coverage, to ski mountaineering on Denali, a quote from the Wu-Tang Clan, park skiing edits, wild ethics violations from members of the FIS Council, and just about everything in between. As always, you won’t want to miss this installment of Top Five Fridays where we bring you up to speed on the latest in the world of ski news!

Top Five Fridays: July 1, 2022

As we proceed into the thick heat of summer, somehow some way, the ski news continues to roll in. This time around, we’ve got a double dose of ski racing news, and a second double shot of ski resort news. On the faster side of life, we’ll discuss part 6 of the Vail Daily’s “Inside the Skiing Pipeline” series, as well as share a highlight of the World Pro Ski Tour, which enables anyone with enough talent to make some serious money from ski racing. On the ski resort side, we’ll share an interview with outgoing Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory as well as a really cool season pass offering from Colorado’s Ski Cooper. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 24, 2022

This week in ski news, we start with a double dose of updates from the world of competitive skiing, as we follow news of the U.S.’s latest campaign to host an upcoming iteration of the Winter Olympics with coverage of the Vail Daily’s fifth installment of their “Inside the Skiing Pipeline” series. From there, we’ll shift gears and bring you up to speed with the latest updates to the Town of Vail’s short term rental regulations before finally rounding things out with an intriguing story out of Australia, as well as a trio of excellent edits. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 17, 2022

This week in ski news, we’ve got a perfectly split bag, with two highlights coming at us from the world of ski racing, and another two coming from the world of ski resort developments. On the racing side of life, we’ll discuss the fourth installment of the Vail Daily’s Inside the Skiing Pipeline series as well as a highlight from SkiRacing.com that introduces us to the three new rookies joining the U.S. Women’s Alpine team. In resort news, we also have some controversy coming out of Park City to share, as well as positive news from Killington. Find out all you need to know about this week’s ski news, and check out our favorite edits from the week, in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 10, 2022

This week in ski news, we’ve got a pair of highlights from some of the best Olympic skiers in the world, as well as a pair of highlights coming out of Colorado. On the Olympic side of life, we’ve got big news from Eileen Gu as she continues to maintain a delicate balance between her U.S. and Chinese ties that have suddenly made her career about much more than just skiing. Plus, we’ll share with you exciting news from Lindsey Vonn who just achieved a momentous milestone. On the Coloradan side of life, we’ve got some big statistics to share with you about last season, as well as the third installment of the Vail Daily’s “Inside the Skiing Pipeline” series. Find out all you need to know from this week in ski news in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: June 3, 2022

This week in ski news, we have a ton of exciting updates from the world of ski racing to bring you, including post-election insights from Johan Eliasch, updates in regards to Mikaela Shifrrin and Breezy Johnson, and our coverage of the second installment in the Vail Daily’s series highlighting the U.S. Ski Team development pipeline. After that deluge of race news, we’ll switch gears to share a story about New York’s Hickory Ski Center before rounding things out with a few excellent edits. Find out all you need to know from this week in skiing in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 27, 2022

Full disclosure: this week things slowed down quite a bit in the world of ski news. Now, if you’re a ski news fiend, maybe that’s a let down. For us however, we found it exciting as we were able to share a couple of fun stories this week that we otherwise wouldn’t have had there been plenty of other news to talk about. In addition to these fun updates, like Jesper Tjader’s world record breaking rail slide and a fun poll that asks what the best ski edit of all time is, we also have some real news from the world of FIS, who just hosted their annual congress. Find out about these stories and more in this edition of Top Five Fridays!

Top Five Fridays: May 20, 2022

On the precipice of summer, you never quite know what you’re going to get from the world of ski news. Fortunately, this week we received a full delivery of ski news falling under two distinct categories: ski racing and ski resorts. On the race side of life, we bring you an exciting announcement from the FIS World Cup circuit as it’s looking likely that Palisades Tahoe and Aspen will join Beaver Creek and Killington in hosting World Cup Races next Winter. Also on the racing side of things, we bring you a pair of positive updates from the Shiffrin camp. In terms of ski resorts, we’re excited to share details of a record breaking season here in North America, as well as dive in a bit deeper to our thoughts regarding Stowe’s paid parking policy now that pricing has been announced. Despite being May 20th, it’s been a busy week in skiing, so tune in to check out all you need to know from this week in ski 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!