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

SKI CLUB APPRECIATION DAYS AND OTHER SPECIAL OFFERS

CLUB MED VAL THORENS SESACTIONS, FRANCE February 8-16, 2025. Members of clubs in the Metropolitan New York Ski Council, Inc. $3,735 pp (dbl. occ.) includes lodging, airfare, lift tickets, dining, and more. who wish to participate in the trip should sign up directly with the MNYSC. See the attached document for more information. Val Thorens 2025 Information and Registration.

IKON PASSES - MNYSC members can purchase discounted IKON season passes for next season from the council. Contact Michael Calderone (skimikec@aol.com) for the pricing, and he will provide a discount code to purchase the IKON Pass online. The Council also gets credit for people who are renewing their pass. Email him with the name, birthdate, last years' pass number and which pass you will purchase this year.

OTHER NEWS

INDY PASSES New Resorts Added, Pass Back On Sale. This upcoming Independence Day will be a special one for Indy Pass. Just this morning, we announced that 10 new resorts will be added to the 24/25 roster, including Ragged Mountain, NH. With new resorts comes added capacity, enabling a limited number of passes to be released to the waitlist July 1st. Any remaining capacity will be released July 4th to the general public.

New Resorts to include: Anihari Ski Resort, Japan Camden Snow Bowl, ME Cape Smokey, NS Hatley Pointe, NC Innsbruck, Austria (12 resorts) Maiko Snow Resort, Japan Middlebury Snowbowl, VT Mt. Abram, ME Nayoro Piyashiri Ski Resort, Japan Palcall Tsumagoi Resort, Japan Ragged Mountain, NH

Purchase Schedule July 1-4 Waitlist July 3 Partner season passholders may purchase AddOn Pass with 25% discount July 4 - General public sale while supplies last

As always, we're limiting sales to preserve the independent, less-crowded nature of our member resorts. If you or a friend don't yet have a 24/25 Indy Pass, this will be the time to secure one.

SNOWBOUND EXPO - November 15-17, 2024 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Seaport. Come to Snowbound Expo in November and discover something new and exciting for you and the families of new generations entering the world of snow sports. Shop over 200 brands, 30+ inspirational speakers with rad stories to share and try new activities with over 25 hands on activities all under one roof at the event all weekend. The interactive features will return and there is an opportunity to learn snowshoeing, Nordic walking, how to ski, try out balance boards, and more. You can also enjoy the Alpine Bar, Meet & Greets with famous faces, and listen to guest speakers at the stages. A limited number of FREE earlybird tickets available for the expo. Use code: LAUNCH2024 Snowbound Expo

NSAA JOURNAL - SPRING 2024 - The Spring 2024 issue is here with every story, resource, and article is available to members online. Read the full issue: NSAA News

SKITALK - SkiTalk.com provides ski reviews and discussion forums managed under the stewardship of Phil and Tricia Pugliese, two of the most respected and read reviewers and product testers in the snowsports industry. As the online ski community continues to grow, SkiTalk.com has been at the forefront of content creation, information, and traffic generation. SkiTalk evolved from Pugski.com's original tag line, "SkiTalk at a higher level." Go to www.skitalk.com for more information.

EPIC PASS RAISES PRICES - Vail Resorts Epic Pass suite for 2024-25 has the unrestricted Epic Pass launching at $982 and the Epic Local pass retailing for $731, new highs for the products and about an 8 percent increase from last year, when they were $909 and $676, respectively. More SAM

IKON PASS INCREASES PRICES - Adds Benefits for 2024-25. The 2024-25 Ikon Pass suite goes on sale March 14, with 58 destinations and a handful of new benefits. The company has bumped up prices, with the unrestricted Ikon Pass retailing for $1,249 (compared to $1,159 last year) and the Ikon Base Pass on sale for $869 (up from $829 last year). More SAM

WARNING: Credit Card Fraud Continues to Target Ski Areas - There appears to be an extensive effort to sell fraudulently purchased lift tickets on Craigslist at a discounted price, with dozens of ski areas across North America being targeted. More SAM

50-YEAR STUDY REVEALS SURPRISING INSIGHTS on SKI HELMETS and INJURY PREVENTION - Jasper Shealy's groundbreaking research in ski safety has reshaped our understanding of head injuries on the slopes. More Ski Magazine

INCONSISTENCIES in CLASSIFICATION of SKI SLOPE DIFFICULTY RATINGS - Individual ski resorts can classify their slopes and runs without permission or oversight by a governing body. This is frustrating and potentially dangerous, especially for beginner skiers relying on those trail markings to be accurate. More. Snowbrains

Windham Mountain Club Defines What Public Access Will Look Like in New Membership Model. This last season Windham Mountain Club proudly debuted its new name as it moved to a membership model. Now the resort has offered clarification on how much the public will have access to its amenities, and it looks to be substantial. More: Snowbrains

Jay Peak Plans Price Freeze and Reductions. Jay Peak Resort unveiled plans to freeze or reduce pricing on a variety of its products for both this summer and the upcoming 2024-25 winter season The initiative, dubbed Mission Affordability, will freeze rates on day tickets and reduce pricing on the Mission Affordable 4-pack, as well as certain menu items. More: SAM

NOAA Winter 2024/25 Early Forecast: La Nina Returns and What That Means For Next Winters Ski Season.Powder hounds, rejoice! NOAA's early outlook for Winter 2024/25 is here, and it's looking promising for some regions. More: SnowBrains

The 7 Most Iconic Ski Runs on the East Coast. The East Coast, or, the Ice Coast, as some may say it, is widely regarded as having some of the most icy and variable conditions in North America. Due to this, challenging runs on the East Coast are often overlooked. This article should change that, however, as it is a list of all of the most challenging and iconic ski runs on the East Coast. More: SnowBrains

Liftblogs Peter Landsman Has Now Visited Every Ski Area in North America. Liftblog.com creator Peter Landsman completed his mission to visit every ski area in North America last night when he stopped in at Moose Mountain in Canadas Yukon territory to grab a picture of the municipal hills T-bar. Landsman has been documenting lifts in North America for more than two decades, snapping photos and recording stats for his database on liftblog.com. More: SAM

Is Bigger Better? Pros Weigh In on Skiing's Hottest Debate. Tom Wallisch, Veronica Paulsen, Daron Rahlves, and Ross Tester share their perspectives on ski length and width. More: Powder