July 2009

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Snowshoe hosted high forest confab

Snowshoe hosted high forest confab

A two-day seminar on the ecology of high-mountain forests recently took place at Snowshoe. What could be a more appropriate site for such an event? After all, Snowshoe is part of the natural habitat for such endangered species as the Cheat Mountain salamander and the West Virginia northern flying squirrel, both of which were cited [...]

Post-Richardson, Vail mandates helmets for kids, employees

Following the ski-related death of actress Natasha Richardson, Vail Resorts has made helmets mandatory equipment for employees at all five of its resorts as well as for kids enrolled in classes there.

Snowshoe clarifies its ‘wow’

Snowshoe clarifies its ‘wow’

Snowshoe’s food and beverage department recently began offering venison chili while various employees suddenly began deploying such words such as “escape,” “wow,” and “recommended” into their emails. Meanwhile, the resort launched an internal ad campaign to remind

Intrawest boss predicts slow industry recovery

Intrawest boss predicts slow industry recovery

The man who runs Snowshoe’s parent company – which he has already said is in survival mode – issued another dire statement about the ski business. It’s in for a long, slow recovery, perhaps two seasons, Intrawest CEO Bill Jensen told an annual ski conference in Whistler, home of the company’s largest resort. The prediction comes just three months [...]

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