Ski Federation Posts for 05/10/2022

  Parts of Utah’s Newest Ski Resort Could Open This Summer By Ian Wood | May 5, 2022 3:07 pm ET “So your activity during the day will be focused on the ski beach…your outdoor dining, watching the skiers come down, and really partaking. And then during the afternoon, it really shifts after après and goes to the…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat May 2022

Bode Miller Launches Peak Ski Company with Six New Ski Designs. Miller is launching a new venture, Peak Ski Company, a direct-to-consumer ski brand leading with a line of six all-mountain skis designed for skiers like you and me—which is to say, skiable by mortal enthusiasts. Miller is joined by co-founder Andy Wirth, most recently…

Ski Federation Posts for 04/12/2022

NSCF Newsbeat April 2022   By Jo Simpson  ♦ Bipartisan Caucus Aims to Support Ski Industry Threatened by Climate Change. Reestablished in 2014, the Ski and Snowboard Caucus brings awareness and creates bipartisan solutions to the social, economic and political issues of the ski and snowboarding industry, which is increasingly at risk of warming winters and…

YODELERS SKI CLUB TRIPS TO ASPEN – 2022

The Yodelers once again made their annual two trips to Aspen. Trip one began on January 15th with 25 Yodelers skiing the uncrowded slopes and enjoying temps in the 30s. Snow conditions were good and we received three-plus inches of snow on our last day to top off the trip. Some restaurants were closed and…

TRAVERSKI SKI AND SPORTS – ROCHESTER, MN.

Let’s catch up, shall we? Traverski is still alive and kicking. We took a western trip to Sun Valley early in February. We had a great group of people and enjoyed some beautiful blue bird days. February 22nd, some of us had a wonderful weekend in Whalen, MN, near Lanesboro, to cross-county and snowshoe. We…

BIG SKY 2022 – WE MADE IT!

After nearly four years of planning, with a break in the middle due to Covid, the 2022 ULLR Big Sky Ski Trip actually happened! Compared to the attempted 2020 trip, Co-Chairs Nancy S. and Sharon M. saw smiles on the faces of 42 ULLRs who came on the 2022 trip to Big Sky.  Thirty-two ULLRs…

YODELERS – GIANTS RIDGE BELOW ZERO IN 2022

[ GIANTS RIDGE BELOW ZERO IN 2022! FEBRUARY 18 – 20   Friday, 34 Yodelers jumped on the motorcoach headed to the Friendly Giant and the Quality Inn, downtown Virginia, MN, which became our home for 2 nights. Several nearby restaurants and watering holes offered good fun!   Saturday, the day started out at minus…

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat March 2022

IKON Pass Adds Partner Resorts, Pass Options for 2022-23. Alterra Mountain Company unveiled the details for its 2022-23 Ikon Pass, which includes new pass product options, new partner resorts, and changes to access for several destinations. New partner resorts include Sun Valley, Idaho, and Snowbasin, Utah—which are defecting from Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass—and Chamonix Mont-Blanc…

Ski Federation Posts for 03/01/2022

MASTERFIT  ♦ As Share Prices Tumble, Wall Street Says Vail Needs to Clean Up Operations  ♦ It’s Been 29 Years Since Hollywood Made a Great Ski Flick and I’m Getting Impatient  ♦   MASTERFIT Thanks for inviting us to your club!  Ski and snowboard better today with Masterfit’s upgrade EZFit insoles and Eliminator Tongues. Get…

ULLR SKI, BIKE AND SOCIAL CLUB

The weather during the fall of 2021 was perfect for the many hikes and bike rides that our club enjoyed. At our general meeting on November 18th at the Bloomington Event Center, we were entertained by Elvis (Todd Anderson). He put on a wonderful show and involved the audience too. We kicked off the winter…

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,…