Big Mountains big plans
Sat 02 September 06
There's a new $10million Day Lodge and beginner skiing area project, and next season (2007/8) will see the Glacier Chaser replaced with a quad chair
Big Mountain in Montana, has unveiled its new $10 million Day Lodge and beginner skiing area project which will create a central location for mountain services including the Snowsports School, kids' center and day care facility, rental shop, full-service cafeteria, main ticket office, guest services, seasonal lockers, group space, and day-use basket-check.
In addition, plans include a viewing lounge to enable guests to watch skiers and snowboarders on the beginner slopes, as well as additional parking and drop-off zones. The resort is also installing a new beginner chairlift to the east of the Big Easy carpet lift.
Next summer, Big Mountain will be replacing the Glacier Chaser (Chair 1) with a new lift. The new lift will be a quad detachable chairlift in the same alignment as the existing lift. The construction of the new lift will start in early summer, with a September completion anticipated. Unfortunately, the construction schedule will eliminate lift service to the summit of the mountain next summer.
Big Mountain is scheduled to re-open for ski and snowboard operations on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, conditions permitting.
Sat 02 September 06, Tamarack Resort, USA
In only its 3rd season, Tamarack will offer guided backcountry services on the expert terrain to the north and south of the resort boundaries
Sat 02 September 06, Winter Park, USA
$4.8million spent on a new Chairlift, 7 new trails and some other bits and pieces
Sat 02 September 06, Laax, Switzerland
The international series of snowboarding competitions will play out in five countries throughout the course of a year and award a record-breaking prize purse totaling over $700,000 US dollars
Thu 07 September 06, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb has kicked off 'If Ullr Was A Girl', the first contest of its kind, offering a huge prize purse of $25,000 for a female skier or snowboarder who’s crowned Ullr Girl
Tue 12 September 06
Tacky Snowboard Magazine is dropping the second snowboardmovie,