Ski Resorts http://kplu.org en Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce http://kplu.org/post/extended-season-some-northwest-ski-areas-profits-scarce <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144693657&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Thanks to late-season snow that fell in many areas, some Cascade ski areas will welcome skiers and snowboarders well past Easter.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">There will be end-of-season parties at at least nine Northwest ski resorts this weekend.&nbsp;Timing means everything for the bottom line of these resort companies. But a strong finish doesn't necessarily make up for a late start like we saw this season.</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:18:54 +0000 Tom Banse 16008 at http://kplu.org Extended Season For Some Northwest Ski Areas, But Profits Scarce Sorry, Skiers: After Recent Cold Snap, A 'Boring' Weekend Forecast http://kplu.org/post/sorry-skiers-after-recent-cold-snap-boring-weekend-forecast <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our drier-than-usual fall is coming to a mild end as we return to the "old boring stuff," says&nbsp;</span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that means a relatively dry weekend that’s much warmer than the last.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:12:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11672 at http://kplu.org Sorry, Skiers: After Recent Cold Snap, A 'Boring' Weekend Forecast Homeowners resurrect ski season at Northwest resort http://kplu.org/post/homeowners-resurrect-ski-season-northwest-resort <p>Idaho’s Tamarack Resort is once again alive with skiers and snowboarders. But the happy scene didn’t come easy.</p><p>Tamarack is one of the most glaring casualties in the region from the bursting of the real estate bubble. Homeowners at the bankrupt resort are bootstrapping the once heralded ski area back into business.</p><p> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:42:55 +0000 Tom Banse 418 at http://kplu.org Homeowners resurrect ski season at Northwest resort Early snow means timely ski season opener http://kplu.org/post/early-snow-means-timely-ski-season-opener <p>For the region’s ski areas, this week’s snowfall may be too much of a good thing. More ski lifts are starting up soon, but lowland snow (in Portland, the Seattle area, etc.) could keep urban skiers at home.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:02:41 +0000 Tom Banse 202 at http://kplu.org Early snow means timely ski season opener