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Total skier visits hits record in 2021-2022 season

May. 13, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

The 2021-2022 ski season was record-breaking in the total number of skier visits to resorts around the country, the National Ski Areas Association announced Friday. The national figure of 61 million skier visits was up 3.5% from the previous season, according to the trade group based...

Mayor of Bend, Oregon, resigns, citing stresses of pandemic

May. 09, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Bend, Oregon, a mountain town that has seen a population boom due to its recreational opportunities and scenery, called it quits on Monday, citing stresses from the pandemic, wildfires and homelessness. “So many historic changes in such a short...

Ski resorts cheer as spring storm dumps snow in California

Apr. 17, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spring storm brought several feet of snow to the Sierra Nevada and rain to parts of the San Francisco Bay Area, with more stormy weather expected this week. The seven-day snow total topped 3 feet (.9 meters) in some mountain areas as of Saturday, UC...

Pandemic relief money spent on hotel, ballpark, ski slopes

Mar. 23, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thanks to a sudden $140 million cash infusion, officials in Broward County, Florida, recently broke ground on a high-end hotel that will have views of the Atlantic Ocean and an 11,000-square-foot spa. In New York, Dutchess County pledged $12 million for...

Gondola linking 2 Tahoe ski resorts to open for next winter

Mar. 12, 2022 12:11 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A long-awaited gondola connecting two Lake Tahoe ski resorts that was entangled in a legal battle will be completed for the 2022-23 ski season at Palisades Tahoe, resort officials say. Alterra Mountain Co., the Denver-based parent company of the resorts, broke...

Crystal Mountain hikes ski pass prices, announces expansion

Mar. 03, 2022 17:03 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington state said Thursday that an unlimited ski and snowboard season pass for the next winter will cost hundreds more than this season. The pass will cost $1,699, with a $100 discount for those renewing from this season, a steep...

Adventure program thriving for young adults with cancer

Feb. 27, 2022 10:12 AM EST

SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — Jesseca Collins was diagnosed with thyroid cancer on her 30th birthday on New Year’s Eve 2012. She had her first surgery a few months later. “I went from this intense athlete to gaining 40 pounds and crawling around my room, crying when I had to put...