Metropolitan New York Ski Council News

This page contains news, special offerings, and other items of interest from the MNYSC, member clubs, and other sources.

IKON Passes The Council is selling the IKON Pass for special rates that are better than you can get online. This is for new purchases only, but if anyone is renewing their pass, please reach out to us. The Council gets credit for the renewal. If we sell enough, we get free passes that we will raffle off. Contact Michael Calderone to get disounted IKON passes.

Vermont Adaptive Charity Challenge Registration is open for the 13th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Challenge presented by Killington Resort - Saturday, June 17, 2023. | 802.786.4991

National Ski Council Federation Newsbeat - March 2023:

Vail Resorts to Launch Hands-Free Mobile Pass & Mobile Lift Ticket on New ‘My Epic’ App for the 2023/24 Winter Season. The new technology will allow guests to buy their pass or lift ticket online, activate and store it on their phone in the new My Epic app, put their phone in their pocket, and get scanned, hands-free, via Bluetooth® technology designed for low energy usage. (Snowbrains)..... Vail Resorts Plans $211M in Capital Investments for 2023. Vail Resorts is planning $206 million to $211 million in capital investments for 2023. Projects include lift installations, a new technology rollout, integration activities, and the first phase in a multi-year project at Andermatt-Sedrun. More. (SAM)

New National Guidelines to Regulate Drugs and Alcohol. A few months ago, the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) updated its 60-year-old ski code with two new rules: “Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs,” and “If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.” (Gear Junkie via Google Alerts)

Black Skiers Come Together in Vail for 50 Years of 'Soul on Snow.' Representation matters. And when it comes to people of color participating in and sharing predominately white spaces, there are few examples better than the 2023 National Brotherhood of Skiers' summit in which thousands of Black ski and snowboard enthusiasts, including professionals,ventured to the mountains of Vail to celebrate their love for winter sports. (Rocky Mountain PBS).....Ski Clubs Aren’t as Hip as They Used to Be, But They are Key to Diversifying Colorado’s Slopes. Ski clubs that anchor the National Brotherhood of Skiers are a popular way to attract more diverse skiers and snowboarders to mountains. (The Colorado Sun via Google Alerts)

Massive Expansion Approved For New Hampshire Ski Resort.The Balsams is a step closer to getting their reconstruction and ski resort expansion projects off the ground. The Colebrook Chronicle and the Berlin Sun report that the Balsams project received conditional approval and a financing plan from Coos County.

Killington Receives Key Approval for New Ski Village. Killington Mountain Resort will move ahead with plans to build a new ski village with 1,500 residences, including workforce housing, after Killington town voters approved phase one of the infrastructure and development project on Vermont’s Town Meeting Day, March 7. (SAM)

Snowbound Expo November 3-5, 2023 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the Seaport area, Snowbound Expo is set to bring more gear, inspiration and stoke to New England skiers and riders.