This week in skiing, we’ve got a couple of topics that relate to the ongoing struggle that is 2020, as well as a couple of stories that are far more fun to discuss. On the downer side of things, we’ll bring you up to speed on the latest announcements from Australian resorts Hotham and Falls Creek, where Vail announced they will be suspending lift operations until mid August. Plus, we’ll update you on the latest thoughts and feelings regarding work visa programs from the COOs of Deer Valley and Park City. Once those heavier topics are out of the way, we’ll share a letter from Bryce Bennett in which he expresses his opinion on the NCAA vs USST debate, before rounding things out with news regarding a heli-access season pass and a handful of great edits. Find out all you need to know in this week’s Top 5 Friday!
This week in ski news, we find ourselves bringing you two pretty significant updates to a pair of ongoing stories, as well as two highlights that focus on skiing’s role as leaders during difficult times. To kick things off, we’ll bring you the latest news from the FIS’s decisions to hold the 2021 World Skiing Championships in Cortina, Italy next February, as previously planned. Then, we’ll share an update to the proposal to bring a gondola to the base of Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon which could make the option even more promising. Finally, we’ll round things out with a story of activism from Aspen as well as the latest progress from Vail’s Epic Promise before sharing a few of our favorite edits from the week. Click through to learn all you need to know from this week in skiing!