Latest Recreational skiing News

Aspen thrives after allowing 'Rider Invasion' 20 years ago

Jan. 17, 2022 10:14 AM EST

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — It was billed as a generational battle, as an on-mountain culture clash, a safety hazard and “the end of Ajax.” But when the Aspen Skiing Co. finally opened Aspen Mountain to snowboarders on April 1, 2001 and then for the 2001-02 season, the result was an anti-climactic...

Several skiers hurt at N.C. ski resort after hydrant struck

Jan. 09, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — Several people were hurt at a North Carolina ski resort when a damaged hydrant sprayed a blast of water onto skiers riding above on a lift, prompting several skiers to jump. Management at Beech Mountain Resort told WBTV-TV that a guest skied into the water...

Group celebrates 40 years of outdoors empowerment, skiing

Jan. 08, 2022 10:13 AM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Karla Cartwright and her son, Weston, didn’t know what to expect the first time they attended Eagle Mount’s Big Sky Kids Camp, designed for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, in 1993. For 10 days, Weston spent time with other campers in the...

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...

Shorthanded Stevens Pass ski resort struggles to meet demand

Jan. 04, 2022 09:50 AM EST

STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) — The winter skiing and snowboarding season on at Stevens Pass ski resort east of Everett, Washington, has gotten off to a rough start with the area opening only about half its terrain amid a staffing shortage. Customers have reported parking problems and...

Extreme staffing shortage at ski area leads to long lines

Dec. 27, 2021 22:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A staff shortage at a city-owned ski area in Alaska where workers are paid less than the state minimum wage contributed to skiers having to wait an hour and a half in line for lift tickets and rentals this month. “Staffing has been an extreme challenge this...

Snow falls in Seattle, Portland during rare cold snap

Dec. 26, 2021 20:38 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Snow fueled by unusually cold weather blanketed parts of the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, slowing travel but also providing a rare chance to sled and ski in the Seattle area. Between 3 and 5 inches (7 and 13 centimeters) of snow fell in Seattle overnight. More than a...

Winter storm shuts down I-80 in Sierra, more snow on way

Dec. 25, 2021 19:46 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 70-mile (112-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 80 in the Sierra was closed Saturday when a powerful storm that dropped nearly 2 feet (60 centimeters) of snow on some ski resorts around Lake Tahoe overnight got its second wind. A winter storm remains in effect...

Connecticut marketing campaign hopes to boost winter tourism

Dec. 20, 2021 11:24 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Office of Tourism announced Monday that the state is launching a $1 million winter tourism marketing campaign designed to help the industry, which has been hit hard during the pandemic. The new “The State I’m In” campaign is designed...

More than 3 million people expected to visit NH this winter

Dec. 18, 2021 09:50 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are expecting a good winter season, with more than 3 million people projected to travel to the state and spend $1.2 billion. “We’re optimistic heading into winter,” Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the New Hampshire...