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Worker at Massachusetts ski resort struck, killed

Jan. 05, 2022 12:01 PM EST

HANCOCK, Mass. (AP) — A worker at a Massachusetts ski resort died when the snowmobile she was on was struck by a snow groomer that was backing up, authorities said Wednesday. The death of Kimberlee Francoeur, 30, of Lanesborough, at the Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock late...

Resort developer must restart permitting process for marina

Jan. 02, 2022 14:22 PM EST

GREENVILLE, Maine (AP) — Developers who want to create a year-round resort centered on a ski resort in Greenville are going to have to start from scratch if they want to include a 150- to 200-slip marina. Developers who are buying and renaming the Big Squaw Mountain Ski Area were...

Skier missing amid blizzard conditions at Tahoe-area resort

Dec. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Searchers were battling blizzard conditions at a closed Lake Tahoe-area ski resort in a bid to find a 43-year-old California ski shop manager who was reported missing during after failing to meet friends for Christmas dinner. Rory Angelotta of Truckee was reported...

Finland's Christmas resorts in full swing but fear omicron

Dec. 19, 2021 12:37 PM EST

ROVANIEMI, Finland (AP) — Workers at Santa Claus Village, a holiday theme park on the edge of the Arctic Circle, chipped away at a frozen dome, using chisels to put the final touches on an ice restaurant-hotel filled with sculptures of snowmen, penguins and huskies. The Christmas...

Bosnian ski resorts benefit from lax anti-virus measures

Dec. 12, 2021 02:59 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As most European nations impose new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant, Bosnia is taking a relatively laissez-faire approach to soaring COVID-19 infections in the region, much to the delight of its winter tourism industry. ...

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Dec. 01, 2021 11:31 AM EST

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant. From shopping districts in...

Private house OK'd on remote SC island where resort denied

Nov. 30, 2021 13:02 PM EST

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) — A part owner of a private island in South Carolina accessible only by plane or boat has been given permission to build his own home on the island after Beaufort County last year denied a request to build an ecotourism resort. Bay Point, near...

Name of ski mountain will no longer include derogatory term

Nov. 29, 2021 13:47 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ski mountain is set to remove a derogatory term for Native American women from its name — two decades after state law eliminated the slur from names of communities and public landmarks. The leader of a group of investors that's buying Big...

Ellison firm buys Hyatt Regency at Lake Tahoe for $345M

Oct. 29, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison’s investment firm has purchased the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino at Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Daily Tribune reported. Incline Hotel LLC, a branch of Lawrence Investments, bought the lakeside...

Maui hotel workers will need to apply for jobs after sale

Oct. 19, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Employees of the Royal Lahaina Resort on Maui will have to apply for jobs once new operators of the hotel take over later this year. BlackSand Capital, a Hawaii real estate investment firm led by Honolulu developer B.J. Kobayashi, said last week...