Industry Updates

Areas Start to Push Back Opening Day Due to Covid Concerns

November 15, 2020 We here at conSKIerge have been assuming (hoping?) that there will be a ski season despite Covid. While we are still convinced (hoping?) that is the case, we are starting to see some cracks in that assumption. Winter Park had previously announced that they would open on Wednesday November 18. Citing that […]

Another Indication this is a Weird Year - Parking Reservations

November 15, 2020 The indications that this will not be a normal year for the ski industry are numerous. Despite that, we will admit we were a tad shocked when one of our home resorts announced that if you want to park your vehicle at the resort you will need a prior reservation. Snowbird has […]

Is This the Year you Buy a Pass?

October 26, 2020 Wading into the world of ski ticket/pass pricing and recommendations is potentially perilous. It is confusing and can drive one to dig too deeply into that bottle of red wine. But we like our red wine, so here goes. In conversations over the years with millions (ok, not millions but lots) of […]

Mad River (Yep Mad River) to Limit Season Pass Sales

October 15, 2020 Just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder, 2020 just did! The eastern ICON Mad River Glen has announced pass sales will end as of October 15th. We had thought Mad River was ahead of its time – while other areas struggle with how to space people out on their chairlifts, Mad […]

Jay Peak to Refund Canadian Pass Holders

October 11, 2020 On March 20,2020 the US/Canadian border closed to all non-essential travel due to the Covid-19 (how tired of that phrase are you!?!?) outbreak. Given the high quality of ski terrain in Canada, much of the ski related traffic across the border goes from the US to Canada, but there is one major […]

Indy Ski Pass

April 1, 2020 If you were truly independent would you band together with lots of other ski areas and present a united front?! Probably not, so it strikes us ironic that starting last winter the Indy Pass appeared. IndySkiPass The newest collective ski pass to hit the market touts the independence of the ski areas […]