Vail Resorts Is Not Talisker

Vail Resorts reported their Second Quarter results yesterday earnings rose 32% for the second quarter, compared to the same time last year. Net Income was $115 million for the quarter, representing a 95% increase over the last year. BAM. Vail is not Talisker. That’s pretty obvious. Other items to note from their press release: Vail …

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Vail Announces Earnings Results This Thursday

Since we are all now technically invested in the success or failure of Vail (whether you planned on or not, when you moved here 15 years ago), you may want to hear about how they are doing. Vail is hosting an earnings call (aka an investment call) on Thursday at 9:30 AM MT to fill everyone in …

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Another Year Without Winter?

We’ve written before about Professor Jim Steenburgh, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah. He’s a backcountry skiier that also happens to have a PHD in Atmospheric Sciences. However, this morning we came across a term he coined… “A Steenburgh Winter.” A Steenburgh Winter is a different way of looking at skiing in …

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Epic Ripoff… Don’t Get Taken When Buying Your Pass

Many of us in Park City are rushing to buy our Epic Passes.  Unfortunately, many people are paying more than they have to — and yes you can blame this on Vail.  An Epic Local pass is $569.  As you can see below, we’ve added two passes to our shopping cart.  Can you spot the …

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Stealing “Ski City USA”

You may have started seeing the “Ski City, USA” commercials Salt Lake is using to attract skiers. Great idea? Oops, looks like Steamboat Springs, Colorado had already trademarked “Ski Town, USA” and is suing them. Great work Salt Lake. We hope Mountain Accord isn’t already trademarked.

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