The PowderCam Weekly Resort Review is your quick guide to some of the events, news, promotions, and anything else we find interesting about some of our favorite mountains. Here is our news for October 7, 2016:
Ever want to be an owner of a ski mountain? Or how about 3 mountains?
Mad River Glen (Vermont) is one of the few ski Co-ops in the United States. For $2,000, you can be one of the owners of one of the most unique mountains in the country and home of some of the toughest trails in the U.S.
Jay Peak (Vermont) has been taken over due to a fraud investigation involving $200 million and immigrants. It is expected to be put up for sale next summer. The current appraisal is at $42 million.
Saddleback Mountain (Maine) – Considered a “hidden gem” for skiers and riders in Maine, perhaps is is a little too hidden. The owners of Saddleback have invested $40 million for improvements in the past. But have had a difficult time recently and were forced to close last winter for the entire winter. Get a run down from the Portland Press Herald.
Jackson Hole gets 6 – 12 inches of snow in an early season storm
With only 50 days to go until opening day, Jackson Hole received a welcome storm with 6-12 inches of snow on the summit. Naturally, someone had to give it a try. Check out their video for inspiration.
Taos continues massive upgrade with new on-mountain lodging
Taos Ski Resort (New Mexico) is one of the prettiest ski resorts in the world due to the commitment from its founders, Ernie and Rhoda Blake. With the sale to billionaire conservationist Louis Bacon in 2013, Bacon has made commitments to not only keep the natural beauty of the mountain but also modernize it to attract new skiers to the area. This upgrade includes the opening of “The Blake”. This is a new lodging in the heart of the mountain and just steps from the base area and Lift 1. It includes a Spa and a new restaurant. They are currently offering numerous grand-opening offers. Very nice of Bacon to honor the Blake Family. They deserve it.