Big Sky Resort adds two brand new Lifts for 2016/17 Season
Some upgrades are going on at Big Sky. They are adding two brand new Doppelmayr lifts to handle higher capacity, keep lines short (always nice), and provide some of the modern comfort of the newer chairs. One will replace the Challenger lift and a new 6 person high-speed chair lift will replace the Bowl chair. The new Bowl chair will also feature a bubble covering every chair, heated seats, footrests, and a total ride time of just three minutes. Check out some pictures from Big Sky.
If you want to see a complete plan for all future resort upgrades, check out their website.
Ever want to work at a Ski Resort?
Many resorts, including Snowbasin, are at the time of year where they begin hiring. Whether you are a ski instructor, cook, or just like working with people that love to ski or ride, there are a ton of jobs available for the winter season. There a simply too many resorts for us to list that are looking for people like you. So, all we can say is, pick your favorite resort and check their jobs page. If you are new to the business and are curious about what goes on at a ski resort, check our behind the scenes videos.
If you are a little more experienced at managing a ski resort, note that Mad River Glen in Vermont is looking for a General Manager/Executive Director. See their website for more info.
4 feet of Snow already for some Resorts
Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole have gotten up to 4 feet of snow so far. Jackson Hole is expecting to open on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th and Grand Targhee on November 18. On the East Coast, snow is expected to make its debut this weekend. But, don’t get too excited. Only about an inch is expected in the northern regions.
You can Ski with an Olympian at Deer Valley
Have you ever wanted to hang-out with an Olympic Skier for the day? Dear Valley is making it possible. Deer Valley Resort has a program where you can ski with their Ambassador of Skiing, Heidi Voelker, and one of five other Olympic Snowsport Athletes. Heidi Voelker is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Ski Team and has numerous titles and six top-10 World Cup finishes. She has been part of three Winter Olympics and was also the 1994 National Champion in Giant Slalom. That’s pretty awesome and you can ski with her. For more information, check out their website.
Rossignol Video will get you in the mood for the upcoming Season
Rossignol has put out their second of a two part mini movie series called Move. The movie features Chris Logan, Parker White and others. A fun video shot last spring British Columbia and Mammoth, it’s sure to inspire you for the upcoming season.