Winter News & Events

Good News And Bad News For Burton Founder

A memo distributed among Burton Snowboards employees from the company's founder, Jake Burton Carpenter broke the news on Friday, September 23.  

Vail Resorts Subsidiary Buys

A division of Vail Resorts, Mountain News Corp., publisher of the snow sports website OnTheSnow, purchased San Francisco-based

The two websites will be merged for the 2011-2012 ski season. Annual visitors to the OnThe Snow website is expected to increase from 9.6 million to 12 million.

Tiffany & Co Unveils 2011-12 USSA Gold Pass

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association and luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. unveiled the 2011-2012 USSA Gold Pass at the Tiffany’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City Tuesday.

The 400 prestigious Gold Pass will be sold for $10,000. The fully-transferable pass provides unlimited skiing and snowboarding access to some 250 United States ski resorts, as well as invitations to other special events.

Vail Announces EpicMix 2.0

Vail Resorts has announced their plans for the second generation of popular social media sharing technology EpicMix.  

EpicMix premiered during the 2010/2011 and allowed snowboarders and skiers the ability to merge their on-snow experience through social media platforms, including  290,000 guest posts to Facebook. 

Aspen Skiing Company Hires First Female Manager

The Aspen Skiing Company appointed its first ever female manager Thursday, when it named Susan Cross as Buttermilk mountain manager.

While this announcement is an historical moment within the skiing community, Aspen Skiing Company picked Cross for the Buttermilk position not because she was a female candidate, but because she was the “best person for the job,” said Aspen Skiing spokesman Jeff Hanle.

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