MSC Winter Carnival 2020 at Big Snow

MSC Winter Carnival, January 21-23, 2022

Announcing MSC Winter Carnival 2022 at Big Snow Resort (Indianhead & Black Jack Ski areas!) Your weekend includes: Ski-in/Ski-out Trailside Condos, many with Jacuzzi’s, kitchenettes, TV and Wi-Fi Skiing available Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday at both ski areas 2- Day Lift Pass good at both ski areas. FREE BREAKFAST both Saturday & Sunday AM. Select…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat Sept-Oct 2021

Steamboat Resort, CO, Expansion Gets Go Ahead From Forest Service to Make it Colorado’s 2nd Largest Resort. Steamboat Resort, CO announced yesterday that its $135-million master plan to make the resort the second largest in Colorado has received approval from the US Forest Service. The approval follows a public comment period in July. More. SnowBrains…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Our club has enjoyed many bike rides and hikes this summer. Two weekend bike and golf trips to Nisswa and Lanesboro are very popular. The six “What’s Cookin” summer picnics at Brookview Park in Golden Valley were well attended with many “snow birds” renewing friendships. On Sunday, August 29th, 138 members celebrated the “70 plus 1”…

Ski Federation Posts for 08/17/2021

NSCF Newsbeat August 2021  ♦ New Development at Deer Valley Could Include Gondola To Downtown Park City  ♦   NSCF Newsbeat August 2021 Airlines May Have to Refund Fliers for Delayed Bags. A new DOT rule proposes airlines refund fliers for delayed bags, and other services they fail to deliver on. More. Condé Nast Traveler…

Ski Federation Posts for 08/10/2021

Blue Mountain Resort sold for $32 million to group that includes Camelback operator  ♦ Will The Euro-Style All-Inclusive Ski Vacation Finally Catch On In North America?  ♦ Extell Eyes Partnership With Deer Valley For Mayflower Resort  ♦ How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Blade  ♦ Toggenburg Mountain ski resort sold, will close…

Ski Federation Posts for 07/27/2021

US Ski & Snowboard Unveils Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan  ♦ IOC approves ski mountaineering for 2026 Winter Games  ♦ Indy Pass Adds 4 More Mountains  ♦ America’s Hidden Mega Ski Pass: 3 Days Each at 48 Mountains, Plus a Season Pass, for $299  ♦   US Ski & Snowboard Unveils Diversity, Equity, and…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat July 2021

A New Bill Would Keep Ski Resort Profits Local.  The Ski Area Fee Retention Account  “SHRED” Act has been introduced to congress. More. KKTV News via Intopia|Destimetrics More. Powell Tribune via Google Alerts Colorado Ski Resort Operators Turbo-charged Technology Last Season, and Many of the Upgrades Are Here to Stay.  “COVID accelerated everything,” one ski…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat June 2021

Indoor Snowsports Facilities Finally Catching on in U.S.; Developer Alpine-X Plans To Open 20-Plus Destinations. Alpine-X’s first venue—Fairfax Peak—will open in Northern Virginia, with 20-plus additional metro markets to follow. The ski dome will be the anchor, but the complex will also include an upscale hotel, a gravity-powered mountain coaster, zip lines and multiple restaurants.…

ULLR SKI, BIKE AND SOCIAL CLUB

After a year of zoom and phone visits, we are most happy to gather as a club again.  Two weekend trips are planned for Nisswa and Lanesboro to bike, golf, and renew friendships.  Many other bike rides are scheduled throughout the summer and fall in the metro area. Our summer picnics at Brookview in Golden…

SKI BIG SKY 2022

MSC skiers, save March 13-19, 2022 for ski trip to Big Sky with the ULLR Ski, Bike and Social Club.  ULLR trip chairs Sharon Marini and Nancy Sand are planning a trip that will check many of what skiers like on a ski trip:       ⇒  5,850 total skiable acres       ⇒  400…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat March 2021

  Resorts Roll Out 2021—22 Pass Programs. Many are offering financing options and carrying over Covid-related assurances. Prices seem to be holding steady and even rising, although a number of resorts are adding value, like spring access and reciprocal tickets, and offering discounts to renewing passholders. More. SAM IKON Pass Program for 2021-22 Shows Few…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

In January, the Ullr Club resumed their planned ski outings to Afton Alps, Welch Village and Buck Hill. To date, we’ve also had hike/snowshoeing events at Cleary Lake, Richardson Nature Center, Theodore Wirth, Eastman Nature Center and Gale Woods Farm. The latter two were sunny days – it was great to get out and enjoy…

Ski Federation Posts for 02/23/2021

Forest Service approves new lift and trails in Keystone Resort’s Bergman Bowl  ♦ Vail explores special districts so guests can stroll with booze  ♦ The Black businesswomen bringing diversity to ski slopes  ♦ Old Ski Gondolas Find New Life as Private Dining Rooms  ♦   Forest Service approves new lift and trails in Keystone Resort’s…

Ski Federation Posts for 02/16/21

New TSA Security Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic  ♦ Maine’s Big Squaw Would Become Moosehead Lake Ski Resort Under New Owners  ♦ The Indie Files: Greek Peak Poised for Indypass Breakthrough  ♦ Police Take to the Ski Slopes to Ensure COVID-19 Regulation Adherence  ♦   New TSA Security Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic Physical barriers,…

Ski Federation Posts for 01/26/21

The Few Remaining Single Chairs & Why They’re Rad ♦ Solar Geoengineering: Skiing’s Last Hope? ♦   The Few Remaining Single Chairs & Why They’re Rad   By Matt Lorelli January 21, 2021 Mt. Eyak Single Chairlift. Credit: White Book Ski The single chair lift is one of the rarest sights at a ski resort today. They…

NSCF Newsbeat | January 2021

National Ski Council Federation January Newsbeat January 2021 ‘Stay Alive and Survive’: Ski Resorts Brace for a Pandemic Season. Many have put capacity restrictions in place, even as new lockdowns may spook visitors. More. New York Times Is Skiing Safe Right Now? Here are the risk factors to weigh and precautions to take, according to an infectious disease…

3M SKI, BOARD, & SOCIAL CLUB

Come join us for meet and skis at Welch Village on 7 January and 21 January (both are Thursdays).  We will meet in front of the main chalet (not Mad Jaxx) at 5:30pm for some evening skiing!  Note that 3M club Meet & Skis this year are simply that: meet up and ski.  There is…