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  1. Nathanvg

    Busiest Ski Areas in North America

    Per the Vanat report linked below, the busiest ski areas (in terms of skier-days per year) are: WB (2.2 million skier-days) Breck (1.8) Vail (1.7) PC (1.3) Mammoth (1.2) Keystone (1.2) Copper (1.1) It's often hard to come by accurate numbers for skier-days since ski areas treat these as trade...
  2. Black Dog

    International (Europe/Japan/Southern Hemisphere) A little bit of good news.

    In the light of Vail and Alterra canceling lift construction for this year. Zermatt is doing the opposite and is planning $62 million in lift improvements siting "favorable conditions" If you have the cash there are going to be some great opportunities out there due to the downturn. I am sure...
  3. aubergine

    PEAKS rewards certificates - anyone got them extended?

    I had a PEAKS certificate from Vail expiring in May and called in trying to get it extended, given that they shut everything down. However the call center has been shut down, and their email address acknowledges my request, but says it will be weeks before they respond. Has anyone else had...
  4. Philpug

    Vail Resorts Cancels All 2020 Lift Construction

    BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today provided an update on its response to the evolving impact of COVID-19 on its business. Rob Katz, Chief Executive Officer, said, "The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are unprecedented and the financial...
  5. Tricia

    Vail Resorts Open Note to Passholders

    Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen the world take numerous measures in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. For Vail Resorts, that has meant closing all 34 of our North American resorts. That difficult decision was necessary in order to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our...
  6. Slide of Hans

    Epic Pass 20/21

    Prices out today! Local $729, full pass $979 https://www.epicpass.com/passes/epic-pass.aspx
  7. Cheryl Jensen Recognized by US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Women in the Industry

    Cheryl Jensen Recognized by US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Women in the Industry

    There are people in the industry who see a need and think, "Someone should do something about that." When Cheryl Jensen saw a need, she did something about it, and this is why she is being recognized by the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Women in the Industry. In 2003, when she was visiting...
  8. Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January

    Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone in Late January February 7, 2020 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent I visited Vail, Breckenridge and Keystone ski areas in Colorado during mid-week in late January 2020. I skied two days at Breckenridge, one day at Keystone and my final day was Friday...
  9. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3 December 30, 2019 By Jim Kenney PugSki Travel Correspondent [Author's note: this is an update of a three-part article originally written for PugSki.com two years ago. In addition to updating, it has been repositioned for easy...
  10. M

    Ideas for Mens ski trip

    Hello Not sure this is the best forum to post in, if there is a better one please let me know and I will move or have the discussion moved to a better forum. I am thinking of planning a ski trip for for myself and my cousins / friends to attend. We are in our 40s to early 50s. Not sure how...
  11. Philpug

    SYNC Launches $50K Athlete Fund

    VAIL, Co: We're excited today to announce a new $50,000 grant program to help fill the funding gap for American ski racing athletes in their quest for the highest levels of competition. SYNC Athlete Fund will maximize impact by making grants to offset training and competition costs for the most...
  12. Ken_R

    Colorado Vail Resorts Improving Snowmaking for Early Season Openings

    Looks like Keystone will open in October and Vail and Beaver Creek will have more terrain open at their set opening dates of November 15 regardless of snowfall. So, VRi is banking on the snowmaking improvements to challenge both Arapahoe Basin and Loveland for the earliest start and the longest...
  13. mcpowell

    Help me pick a destination with non skiing wife, please.

    My wife and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2020, so we’ve decided it’s going to be year of vacations for the two of us. No more dragging the 3 young adults along as they suck more resouces than a whirlpool in Lake Peigneur (look it up if you don’t know about it) Anyways, Kim...
  14. Jim Kenney

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Vail Galaxy of Resorts: Part 1 of 3

    I’ve had the opportunity to visit a bunch of Vail Resorts in North America over the last four years and explore the full gamut of great experiences they offer. However, I’m going to set the tone of this discussion by using the words "Vail" and "frugal" in the same sentence. The Vail galaxy of...
  15. G

    Good resort with easy blues?

    Hello, My wife and I have been skiing for a while, and normally go to PCMR every year. But I was looking to go somewhere different just for some variety. Nothing wrong with PCMR, but 7 years in a row, it's time to try somewhere else at least once. My wife doesn't like steep runs, so nice...
  16. VON

    For Those Who Fly - Colorado & Utah

    As someone who recently moved to the East Coast of the US for work, I am no longer a short drive away from my mountain, and I am forced to try and "plan ahead" on my ski trips. Anyone have thoughts/experience on what is the best skiing a human can do as close as possible to the Denver or Salt...
  17. Blue Streak

    Colorado Behind the Epic Curtain

    Good Morning from behind the Epic Curtain. On Saturday I did some recon on Vail Mountain, marking on my GPS some hidden front side tree lines which are not readily visible when the snow is on the ground. Once again, I will be working undercover here this season, and I hope to provide good...
  18. SkiNurse

    Beaver Creek Cancels Birds of Prey

    The Vail Valley Foundation on Thursday announced that the FIS Audi Birds of Prey World Cup downhill, super-G and giant slalom races scheduled for Dec. 2-4 have been canceled, due to an unfavorable result of the International Ski Federation snow control. A recent shift in weather patterns has...
  19. Bob Barnes

    Vail takes over the skiing world....

    Well, with the first snow of the upcoming season already dusting the highest peaks of our mountains here in Colorado, and the recent news of Vail taking over yet another premiere ski resort (British Columbia's renowned Whistler/Blackcomb), I thought it was time to stir up a few more emotions...
  20. Dave Petersen

    Ski Logik 10th Mountain Division Skis

    COLORADO SKI MUSEUM - Vail Photo taken July 7, 2016
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