May 2014 Blog Posts (37)

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Added by Marty Williams on May 30, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5-29-14 News Clip

SkiCo’s Jeff Hanle: ‘Tie a pretty bow on top of ski season’

Curtis Wackerle -  Aspen Daily News Staff Writer

Aspen Skiing Co. is over it after notching 158 days of lift served skiing, a near record   While snow coverage under the Ajax Express chairlift was pretty good for last weekend’s bonus days, the Aspen Skiing Co. will not be in the skiing business when the gondola opens again this weekend for summer operations.   

“Categorically ‘no,’” SkiCo…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 29, 2014 at 10:04am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Thursday, May 29, 2104

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 57 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 29, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

5-28-14 News Clips

Even when skier visits fall, Colorado resort revenue climbs  

Jason Blevins - The Denver Post

Colorado's ski-resort operators harvested more money from skiing guests in the 2012-13 season than ever before, delivering record rent to their federal landlord.  

The 22 ski areas operating on U.S. Forest Service land paid the agency a record $17.9 million in revenue-based rent for the 2012-13 ski season. That's a 28 percent increase over the 12-year average…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 56 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 75 TO 85. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.

THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 28, 2014 at 8:23am — No Comments

5-27-14 News Clip

Vail Resorts investing in resort improvements

The Vail Daily

Vail Resorts has announcing many new resort improvements for its guests for next winter, including express chairlifts and restaurants, room renovations and a snowmaking upgrade. Vail Resorts anticipates spending about $85 million for 2014-15, which brings its five-year resort investment

total to $492 million.  

“At Vail Resorts, we place the highest importance on offering an unparalleled…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 27, 2014 at 10:45am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 55 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE 70S.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 45.

WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 75 TO 85. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE 40S. SOUTHEAST…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 27, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Friday, May 23, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 51 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 55 TO 65. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 23, 2014 at 8:25am — No Comments

5-21-14 News Clips

Utah court gives Vail access to most of Park City ski area terrain  

Jason Blevins - The Denver Post

A Utah District Court ruled Wednesday that Park City Mountain Resort officials failed to renew their historic lease for a majority of their ski terrain and the landowner is allowed to lease the ski area's upper terrain to a new operator.

That means Vail Resorts just won the rights to more than two-thirds of the land beneath Utah's most popular ski area.…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 22, 2014 at 10:02am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Thursday, May 21, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 50 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.



TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 65 TO 75. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT.



TONIGHT...MOSTLY…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 22, 2014 at 8:20am — No Comments

5-20-14 News Clips

Ajax to reopen for weekend skiing

The Aspen Daily News

The top of Aspen Mountain will be open for skiing and riding for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend, it was announced on Tuesday.

With a base depth of 53 inches on top, the mountain will open with 21 runs and nearly 130 acres of intermediate and advanced terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift, according to a press release issued by the Aspen Skiing Co.    

Skiing and riding will be…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 21, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 49 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 75. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE EVENING THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 45.

THURSDAY...…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 21, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

5-20-14 News Clip

New group sales director working to bring more big conferences to Steamboat Springs

Scott Franz - The Steamboat Today

This was a challenge Marsha Wilson couldn't pass up.

After working for the past seven years to bring people to Kentucky's bluegrass country, Wilson now is working to bring large conferences to Steamboat Springs.

She's already starting to perfect her new sales pitch.

“There's always something active that conference attendees…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 20, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Tuesday, May 20, 2104

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 48 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 75. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE 30S.

WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING THEN BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE 70S. SOUTH…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 20, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

5-19-14 News Clips

Steamboat ski season flight program seeks new destination cities, focuses seats on peak demand days

Tom Ross - The Steamboat Today

The managers of Steamboat’s ski season flight program are looking for opportunities to initiate new service from additional hub cities, particularly during periods of peak demand.

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Airline Program Manager Janet Fischer told the board of the Local Marketing District on Friday that concentrating…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 19, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Monday, May 19, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 47 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 75. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE 30S.

TUESDAY...MOSTLY…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 19, 2014 at 8:36am — No Comments

Safety Wise and NOAA Forecast for Friday, May 16, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 44 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS 45 TO 55. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT.

TONIGHT...…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 16, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 44 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

TODAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 15, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

5-14-14 News Clips

Intrawest reports strong performance for Colorado, Steamboat

Michael Schrantz - The Steamboat Today

Steamboat Ski Area and Winter Park outperformed the rest of the Colorado mountain resort industry,according to Intrawest’s third-quarter earnings call.

The two Intrawest resorts consolidated their market shares, CEO Bill Jensen said during the call, seeing a 10.3 percent increase in skier visits for the period from Nov. 30, 2013 to April 30, while the…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 14, 2014 at 9:45am — No Comments

SafetyWise and NOAA Forecast for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ladies & Gents,

We have gone 43 days since our last day lost to a work related injury.

REST OF TODAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE 40S.

TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 35.

THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS... POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW SHOWERS IN…

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Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on May 14, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

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