JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT ADDS ANOTHER HIGH-SPEED QUAD
Visitors to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be flying high, in more ways than one, during the 1999-2000
winter season. With the continued commitment by the Kemmerer family, JHMR today announced plans for a
multi-million dollar investment in capital improvements, including
a new high-speed quad, additional snowmaking and trail improvements. In addition, after months of negotiations, JHMR also announced Delta's return to the valley with one daily 737 jet from Salt Lake City from December 15, 1999 through March 30, 2000.
Beyond the new high-speed quad, specifics of other capital improvements will be finalized early in May 1999, but will include additions to snowmaking which will assure skiing on Teewinot and Apres Vous in time for a Thanksgiving Opening. These latest improvements follow a $30 million investment over the past three years, and is part of the continued Renaissance of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Village. Development of the resort focuses on preserving an
intimate year-round destination while emphasizing unparalleled recreation opportunities.
SQUAW VALLEY, OFFSHORE/ONSLOPE COMPETITION
Skiing Olympic Gold Medallist Jonny Moseley and sailing Olympic Gold Medallist Mark Reynolds highlight this spring's 1999 Ski Sail National Championships, April 23-25.
Few events showcase the talents of two such opposing sports in this unique event. Yet the goal of each is the same. In a sailing regatta or alpine ski race, winners are determined by who crosses the finish line first. The essential qualities that separate the best from the rest are
precision, skill, and timing.
From humble beginnings six years ago, the Ski Sail National Championships has grown into one of spring's premier events. The recipe for its success is simple. Invite world class competitors to compete
against each other in a unique contest on the unsurpassed Olympic slopes of Squaw Valley USA and the high altitude waters of Lake Tahoe. "The novelty of combining the two sports and the challenge of mastering both has a tremendous appeal to sailors and skiers alike," says
organizer Ralph Silverman, owner of Ralph's Sailboat Services at Lake Tahoe who has been at the helm of the event since its inception. "Although many of the participants have some lofty accomplishments,
competing in another sport they don't have as much expertise in takes them out of their element and loosens them up. It opens them up to having a lot of fun."
Sponsored by REVO, Squaw Valley USA, Patagonia, Antrim 27, and Preferred Capital, the event showcases a panoply of competitors such as Moseley and Reynolds, National Laser Champion Steve Fleckenstein, Omega Sailor of the Year Morgan Larsen, Sunfish World Champ Bruce Sutphen, former World Cup downhiller Todd Kelly, professional ski racer Eric Klaussen,
National Team skiers Rob and Gretchen Sproehnle and Eric Conners. Over one hundred athletes from around North America are expected to compete.
The event consists of four person, two person, and individual teams. Four person crews, racing in standard triangle
format, windward-leeward course, compete on Melges 24's. Two person crews race on Vanguard 15's. Individuals
compete in Laser sailboats. The scheduled Friday and Sunday
races are held offshore from Tahoe City's Boatworks and Roundhouse Center.
On Saturday, competitors ski race down a dual slalom course set off Squaw Valley's Exhibition/Searchlight lift. Every sailor must ski and every skier must sail. Scores are combined from the two days of racing to determine an overall final position.
"Everyone must battle the shifting conditions on the lake and the springlike conditions on the mountain," says Silverman, himself a three-time national sailing title holder and 13-year resident of Lake Tahoe. "Who knows what can happen. The event is open to the viewing public.Squaw Valley Friends!
Endless Winter? You bet! As I write this it is absolutely dumping! Since Wednesday evening we've received over 15" of fresh, light powder on the upper mountain, and more is expected throughout the day today. This is after getting over 2.5 feet at the beginning of the week. April rules!.
Powder to the People! The conditions are, you guessed it, EPIC. Not only are we looking at more freshies, but the base is now over seventeen feet, making it clear that Squaw will be rockin' all the way through May with great spring skiing and riding. I hope you're planning to get in
some turns, cuz it is beautiful!
Our four pack is back! Starting April 11th our Central Reservations gang rolls out some killer midweek discount packages. Call 'em today at 1-888-SNOW-321 and get yourself signed up to head to Squaw!
There are tons of fun events coming to Squaw this April 24th/25th - Spring Jam II - Boardercross, Skiercross, Big Air competitions, Live music, Pool Party, and more. Stay tuned for updates!
***NEWS AND UPDATES***
- FREE POOL AND SPA with purchase of a lift ticket! Come enjoy the soothing waters of the High Camp
Swimming Lagoon and Spa, open daily from 11-6 through this Saturday, and from 11-4 daily through June 25th.
The last day of night operations is this Saturday, April 10th.
Starting the 11th, all lifts close at 4pm. Intrawest Discovery Center breaks ground! Intrawest has begun
construction of their Village Discovery Center at the east end of the parking lot, near the Opera House. The center will provide in-depth information about the future of this incredible mountain resort,
featuring a scale model of The Village and the "First Ascent" phase of construction. The Grand Opening is scheduled for this spring. KT Countdown begins... With all this fresh snow, the time is NOW to take advantage of the legendary KT-22 terrain. You've got 24 KT days left! KT is slated to close for the season on May 2nd.
COLORADO SKI COUNTRY USA KICKS OFF ART CONTEST
The challenge is out to all fourth graders to submit artwork about skiing or snowboarding for next year's cover of the Colorado Fifth Grade Ski Passport. The art contest is being conducted by Colorado Ski Country USA to develop a creative cover for next year's Fifth Grade Ski Passport.
The Colorado Fifth Grade Ski Passport is a program that allows every fifth grader in the state the opportunity to ski and snowboard at all of Colorado Ski Country USA's 25 member resorts during the winter season. "What better way to involve fifth graders in their passport program than to feature a student's artistic talent on the cover of the Fifth Grade Passport," said John Frew, president of Colorado Ski Country USA. "We are looking for a drawing or painting of each individual's idea of skiing or snowboarding. The art may also show what skiing and snowboarding means to the individual."
The piece of art must be a minimum of 5 x 7 inches and no larger than 9 x 12 inches. Markers, paint, and crayons are all acceptable mediums. Bright colors are recommended. The artwork should be drawn on white paper and remain unmounted. All artwork is due by May, 14, 1999.
Students and teachers may submit artwork to either of the following:
Sara Esau, Colorado Ski Country USA
1560 Broadway, Suite 2000
Denver, CO 80202
Prizes will be awarded to the top four winners. The art of first-prize winner will be featured on the cover of next year's Colorado Fifth Grade Ski Passport. The winner will receive a ski package complete with skis, boots, and bindings donated by Colorado Ski & Golf. The winner will be announced at the Colorado Ski Country USA Annual Meeting on Monday, June 14, 1999 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. The winner and his/her family will receive one night's lodging at the Broadmoor Hotel and attend the awards' ceremony and lunch. The three runners-up will receive two free lift tickets at the Colorado ski resort of their choice.
ASPEN AWARDED GOLDEN EAGLE AWARDFOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
For the second year in a row, Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) has been awarded the Golden Eagle Award for
Overall Environmental Excellence in the ski industry. This is the first time ever the same
company has won the Golden Eagle Award back to back. ASC was also awarded the Silver Eagle Award for Excellence in Environmental Education. The awards were established by The Skiing Company, a division of Times Mirror Magazines, to recognize environmental achievements of North American ski areas.
NORTHSTAR OFFERS $10 LIFT TICKETS ON APRIL 19
Northstar-at-Tahoe will close the 1998-1999 season with a bang on Monday, April 19 during Customer Appreciation Day. Lift tickets and cross-country trail passes for the day will be just $10. Rental equipment will be available are regular prices. Proceeds from the event benefit the
Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation.
SILVER CREEK HOLDING CO., INC. PURCHASES BERTHOUD PASS SKI AREA
Silver Creek Holding Co., Inc., owners of Silver Creek Resort near Granby, Colo., announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Berthoud Pass ski area from previous owner Paul Wiebel, pending U.S. Forest Service permit approval. Silver Creek Holdings is owned by Brazilian entrepreneur Marise Cipriani, and counts Black Dog Mountaineering in Winter Park,
Colo. and the Silver Creek Marina at Grand Lake, Colo. among its holdings.
Berthoud Pass ski area is situated high atop the Continental Divide, and is most commonly known as Colorado's
first ski area, opened in 1937, with average snow depths in excess of 500 inches per year and a ski season that
typically lasts from October through July. Berthoud Pass is the gateway to Grand County and summer activities
currently revolve around scenic chairlift rides to the top of the 12,000 foot Continental Divide and hiking. Other
amenities include food and beverage services
and a retail outlet.
The 1998/99 ski season at Berthoud Pass culminated with the opening of 680 acres of terrain on Berthoud's West
side, effectively tripling the ski area's terrain from the previous year to a total of more than 1000 acres of skiable
terrain, and a 1,200 foot vertical drop. Berthoud Pass is located less than an hour west of Denver along U.S.
Highway 40, and Silver Creek Resort is located 82
miles northwest of Denver and 30 miles north of Berthoud Pass, along U.S. Highway 40. Both are a short distance from Winter Park.