In news that is likely to reshape Mid-Atlantic snowsports for years to come, Vail Resorts announced on December 8, 2021 that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort, and the operations of Laurel Mountain Ski Area.

Firsthand Report: Preview Weekend at Timberline Mountain, WV
Jim Kenney had a chance to swing by West Virginia's Timberline Mountain for its preview weekend on November 28, 2021.

Vail Resorts Announces Operational Enhancements
Leveraging data science, the company aims to reduce crowding and lift line wait times.
DCSki Sponsor: Massanutten Resort

More Mid-Atlantic Ski Resorts on Tap to Open December 4
A complete roundup of open -- and soon-to-open -- ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic.

Jim Kenney’s Top 20 Ski Areas
Jim Kenney reflects on 50+ years of skiing and describes resorts that resonated personally with him.

What’s New for 2021: Beech Mountain
The base village has transformed into a park-like plaza.

What’s New for 2021: Massanutten Resort
Massanutten celebrates 50 years this winter, with snowmaking improvements, enhanced beginner terrain, and a switch to RFID passes.

What’s New for 2021: Canaan Valley Resort
Improvements include an expanded tube park, introduction of RFID passes, and upgraded rental facility.

Mid-Atlantic Ski Icon Dick Barron Dies
Dick Barron served as a ski patroller for 50 years at Seven Springs Resort.

Vail Resorts to Invest $320 Million in Lift Upgrades During 2022
Locally, Jack Frost and Big Boulder to receive three new fixed grip quads.

Rod Jones Appointed Director of Ski Patrol and Snow Sports at Canaan Valley Resort
Rod Jones returns to Canaan Valley Resort to head its ski patrol and ski school.

Snowmaking Begins as Mid-Atlantic Resorts Eye Opening Dates
Snowguns are firing as Mid-Atlantic resorts begin to open.

Going Further Afield: Ski Like a Local in the Tohuku Region, Japan
Robbie Allen takes his search for small ski areas to a new country and continent.

Vail Resorts Reaches 85 Percent Renewable Energy Milestone
Vail Resorts takes a step closer to carbon neutrality.

Seven Springs Upgrades Avalanche Lift
The Avalanche Lift has been replaced with a state-of-the-art Doppelmayr fixed grip quad.

Vail Resorts Updates COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Vail Resorts adjusts its reservation, masking, and vaccination policies.

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