June 2009

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March keeps WV ’08-09 season flat

March keeps WV ’08-09 season flat

The Charleston newspaper reports on an overall flat ski season which actually escaped the West’s woes (as we suspected), and a thrice-a-week Orlando-to-Charleston flight that buoys the spirits of Joe Stevens, the WV industry spokesguy (who used to be the Snowshoe spokesguy.)

Magic Mountain: How a ski area can sell itself

Magic Mountain: How a ski area can sell itself

Faced with perennially thin snow cover and an annual operating loss that exceeded its total revenues in two of the last six years, Magic Mountain in southern Vermont hopes to go the way of Mad River Glen and sell itself to its die-hard fans. It won’t be easy. Located near such crowd-pleasers as sunny Bromley and [...]

Yellowstone Club: How a ski resort can go wrong

Yellowstone Club: How a ski resort can go wrong

Although it’s most of a contintent away, the Yellowstone Club bankruptcy may hold an instructive lesson for Snowshoe, as the Club — according to people quoted in an in-depth June 14 New York Times story — was a successful enterprise until its founder decided to pile on $375 million in debt to take the concept worldwide. Snowshoe, meanwhile, has [...]

Former workers found dead in Michigan

Former workers found dead in Michigan

Former Snowshoe-area wintertime workers Blake Slentz, 26, and Bridgette Powers, 25, were found dead last month on Mackinac Island, Michigan, the victims of an apparent accidental drug overdose, according to a medical examiner’s report described in the Grand Rapids Press.

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