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…

NSCF Newsbeat – December 2020

Robert Redford Sells Sundance Mountain Resort. Robert Redford is selling Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah to Broadreach Capital Partners and Cedar Capital Partners, which are both real estate investment firms specializing in the hospitality industry. More. SAM Skitude Acquires Liftopia. Liftopia Inc. entered an “assignment for the benefit of creditors,” or ABC, to liquidate its…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to continuing spread of the COVID 19 virus, the Ullr 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Minnesota Valley Country Club was again rescheduled. It is now scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 29, 2021 beginning at 4 PM. Also, the Ullr Board voted to NOT have any monthly general meetings the remainder of this…

Ski Federation Posts for 11-29-2020

Sending Thoughts and Prayers to Save Your Ski Season As Europe considers shutdown, U.S. carries on Stuart Winchester November 29, 2020 When Italy closed tighter than a submarine in early March to stop the spread of Covid-19, I was skeptical that the United States would ever follow it into lockdown, despite the desperate pleas blipping across Twitter like Morse-coded messages from…

Ski Federation Posts for 11/17/20

NSCF Newsbeat November 2020  ♦ COVID-19 Regulations in the Winter Sports World  ♦ NSCF Newsbeat November 2020 By Jo Simpson   Alterra Mountain Company: Ikon Pass holders will not need reservations at most destinations this winter. This winter, Alterra will provide Ikon Pass holders priority access to its mountains and, instead of requiring reservations will “temporarily…

Ski Federation Posts for 09/29/20

Next winter will be unlike any that has gone before it. Or any that will follow. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen many resorts release their ‘operating policies’ for the upcoming season. From face-covering requirements and social distancing measures to ticket reservations, skier limits, and parking reservations, it’s fair to say that next…

Posts from Ski Federation for 09/01/2020

Park City ski area sets COVID-19 guidelines, including no walk-up tickets Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune file Solo chairlift rides will be more common at Park City Mountain Resort this winter. PCMR’s parent company, Vail Resorts, announced its protocols for protecting guests from COVID-19 during the 2020-21 season. They include, among others, mostly…

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to continuing concerns over the COVID–19, the Ullr 70th Anniversary Celebration at the Minnesota Valley Country Club which was rescheduled from May to Sunday, September 13th, was again rescheduled to now take place on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Recently the Ullr Board voted to NOT have their Thursday evening monthly General Meetings for October…

NSCF Newsbeat August 2020

 How Ski Resorts Hope to Operate Under COVID-19 This Winter. This winter snow will not be the biggest source of uncertainty for skiers and ski operators. More. New York Magazine Intelligencer Inside look: Here’s what we know right now about next ski season. Freeskier surveyed everyone in the ski industry to find out just what…

Ski Breckenridge with the Ski Hawks!

That’s right! Pandemic or not, Ski Hawks Ski Club is planning to take 30 skiers to Breckenridge CO, February 20-26, 2021 which allows for 5 full days of skiing. Early Bird price is $1107 until Oct 10.  Discounted lift packages are available unless you have an EPIC pass.  Package includes round trip air, transportation, and…

Posts from Ski Federation for 06/16/2020

How the Pandemic Is Forcing Ski Towns to Rethink Tourism When once crowded mountain communities like Breckenridge, Colorado, saw visitors vanish this spring, locals scrambled to mitigate the economic damage and plot a return, while keeping their towns’ character intact. READ MORE →   Reposted from Outsideonline.com Read in browser »

ULLR SKI, BIKE & SOCIAL CLUB

Due to the COVID – 19 coronavirus, the ULLR Ski, Bike & Social Club’s planned events had to be cancelled or postponed. The Club cancelled the Nisswa Bike trip scheduled for June 1 -4. We cancelled our local bike rides for the month of May. Rides scheduled for the remainder of the summer will be…

Coronavirus Outbreak Rattles a Black Skiers Summit

NBC News Article – https://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/coronavirus-outbreak-rattles-black-skiers-summit-n1170366 March 30, 2020, 8:03 AM CDT By Curtis Bunn For the last 25 years, Brad Corbin has been a faithful attendee of the National Brotherhood of Skiers’ ski summit. But he did not attend this year’s weeklong gathering in Sun Valley, Idaho, and he is relieved after several of the…

ULLRS ALMOST SKI AT BIG SKY

This story begins in the spring of 2019 when the ULLR Club approved a western ski trip to Big Sky for March 2020.  Soon ULLR members began submitting their first payments to reserve a spot on the trip.  They were joined by five new members:  Mike N, Galen V, Lynn S, Steve H, and Rick…

COVID-19 advice from the HBC President

As a physician, I have been closely monitoring the CDC, WHO and other databases to understand how this virus is behaving, and steps to contain its spread. It is too early to know just how serious this virus is. Current mortality is estimated to be roughly 2%, but that figure will likely change as detection and reporting improve. In comparison, mortality to “the flu” is roughly 0.1%, and the SARS virus was about 10%. The genome of the virus is completely sequenced but it will take well more than a year (probably longer) before an effective vaccine is ready.