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November 12, 1994 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early snowstorms have allowed ski resorts across California to open early this season, triggering optimism throughout the industry that this winter will be among the best ever. Some resorts opened as early as last Friday and another big snowstorm on Thursday prompted others to make plans to open this weekend. Snow Valley, a ski resort in San Bernardino County that usually follows the traditional Thanksgiving opening, was scheduled to open today.
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December 10, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wells Fargo banking customers in Northern California can stand in an ATM line to avoid standing in the ski lift ticket line. At 550 Wells Fargo Express ATMs in Northern California, skiers and snowboarders can buy discounted lift tickets and lesson package discounts for the Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl and Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resorts. Wells Fargo sold similar packages last year, but at only 50 automated teller machines.
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NEWS
November 19, 1993 | Associated Press
Alpine Meadows joined the handful of Sierra ski resorts that have launched pre-Thanksgiving seasons when it opened one run this week and said two more runs may be opened this weekend in light of an approaching storm. Along with Alpine Meadows, only Boreal has opened in the Tahoe area. Mammoth is open in the central Sierra and Squaw Valley USA and Northstar at Tahoe plan Saturday openings.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1997 | From Reuters
The "Beast of the East" is moving West. American Skiing Co. on Friday agreed to buy two Western ski resorts for $288 million in a deal that would make it the biggest ski resort operator in the United States. American Skiing agreed to buy Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border from Kamori International Corp., a closely held company that also owns hotels in Japan and has assets at a French ski resort.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Without the lure of cold and snowy weather in the Southland mountains so far this season, many ski resort managers are finding it lonely at the top. Although most Southland ski resort operators used snow-making machines to open shortly after Thanksgiving, ski visits are down by as much as 70% at some resorts, compared to the same period in 1988. The number of ski visits to California resorts had been rising steadily in recent years, reaching 7.1 million last season.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California ski industry endured a bumpy run this season, which had started out early and strong but encountered uncooperative weather. Southern California resort operators, with their reliance on local impulse buyers, were hit perhaps the hardest, said Bob Roberts, director of the California Ski Industry Assn., a San Francisco trade group that represents 39 resorts with combined revenue of about $500 million. "The season was a little underwhelming," Roberts said.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wells Fargo banking customers in Northern California can stand in an ATM line to avoid standing in the ski lift ticket line. At 550 Wells Fargo Express ATMs in Northern California, skiers and snowboarders can buy discounted lift tickets and lesson package discounts for the Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl and Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resorts. Wells Fargo sold similar packages last year, but at only 50 automated teller machines.
BUSINESS
August 2, 1997 | From Reuters
The "Beast of the East" is moving West. American Skiing Co. on Friday agreed to buy two Western ski resorts for $288 million in a deal that would make it the biggest ski resort operator in the United States. American Skiing agreed to buy Steamboat Ski Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Heavenly Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border from Kamori International Corp., a closely held company that also owns hotels in Japan and has assets at a French ski resort.
NEWS
December 1, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The winter of 1994-95 was like a house guest who would not leave--snowstorms in May, hail in June, skiing on the Fourth of July. Someone must have said something as he finally walked out the door because Old Man Winter hasn't come back. Here at Sierra Summit ski resort 65 miles northeast of Fresno, they spent nearly $2 million gearing up for this winter, adding a chair lift and 10 ski runs.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1988 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Leo D. Handfelt, a 34-year-old Los Angeles geotechnical engineer, has been skiing since he was about 9 years old. He and his wife, Mary, who works in video marketing, have been averaging three ski trips a year, but they probably won't keep the same pace in the coming year. "We're pregnant," he said. "I think we will be grounded for a while." The couple expect to eventually return to the slopes, but "we may have to take turns going out," Handfelt said.
BUSINESS
April 24, 1997 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California ski industry endured a bumpy run this season, which had started out early and strong but encountered uncooperative weather. Southern California resort operators, with their reliance on local impulse buyers, were hit perhaps the hardest, said Bob Roberts, director of the California Ski Industry Assn., a San Francisco trade group that represents 39 resorts with combined revenue of about $500 million. "The season was a little underwhelming," Roberts said.
NEWS
December 1, 1995 | MARK ARAX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The winter of 1994-95 was like a house guest who would not leave--snowstorms in May, hail in June, skiing on the Fourth of July. Someone must have said something as he finally walked out the door because Old Man Winter hasn't come back. Here at Sierra Summit ski resort 65 miles northeast of Fresno, they spent nearly $2 million gearing up for this winter, adding a chair lift and 10 ski runs.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1994 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD JR., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early snowstorms have allowed ski resorts across California to open early this season, triggering optimism throughout the industry that this winter will be among the best ever. Some resorts opened as early as last Friday and another big snowstorm on Thursday prompted others to make plans to open this weekend. Snow Valley, a ski resort in San Bernardino County that usually follows the traditional Thanksgiving opening, was scheduled to open today.
NEWS
November 19, 1993 | Associated Press
Alpine Meadows joined the handful of Sierra ski resorts that have launched pre-Thanksgiving seasons when it opened one run this week and said two more runs may be opened this weekend in light of an approaching storm. Along with Alpine Meadows, only Boreal has opened in the Tahoe area. Mammoth is open in the central Sierra and Squaw Valley USA and Northstar at Tahoe plan Saturday openings.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1991 | JESUS SANCHEZ and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Snow Valley Ski Resort had already called it quits on a nearly snowless winter when Pacific storms last week left behind a thick blanket of the white stuff and the best skiing of the season. "It went from nothing to excellent," said General Manager Benno J. Nager, who reopened the San Bernardino mountain resort this past weekend.
NEWS
December 16, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a Sierra resort that prefers to be known for BMWs and private jets, the line of hungry young men and women outside Mammoth Lakes' first soup kitchen seemed out of place--an unlikely image of the West's lingering drought. At a table inside, Antonio Benitez guided a forkful of spaghetti to the mouth of his 2-year-old nephew, Ruben, and bemoaned the shortage of skiers and, more to the point, dirty condos for him to clean.
BUSINESS
March 5, 1991 | JESUS SANCHEZ and MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Snow Valley Ski Resort had already called it quits on a nearly snowless winter when Pacific storms last week left behind a thick blanket of the white stuff and the best skiing of the season. "It went from nothing to excellent," said General Manager Benno J. Nager, who reopened the San Bernardino mountain resort this past weekend.
NEWS
December 16, 1990 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a Sierra resort that prefers to be known for BMWs and private jets, the line of hungry young men and women outside Mammoth Lakes' first soup kitchen seemed out of place--an unlikely image of the West's lingering drought. At a table inside, Antonio Benitez guided a forkful of spaghetti to the mouth of his 2-year-old nephew, Ruben, and bemoaned the shortage of skiers and, more to the point, dirty condos for him to clean.
BUSINESS
November 12, 1990 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After picking up seaside golf courses, Hollywood studios and New York skyscrapers, the Japanese have added ski resorts to their shopping list of American investments. Not long ago they arrived on the California slopes, agreeing to buy Heavenly Valley, one of the state's choice ski areas. It is nestled amid the casinos and hotels of South Lake Tahoe. Sapporo-based Kamori Kanko Co. grabbed the 20-square-mile resort, which is valued between $80 million and $100 million.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Without the lure of cold and snowy weather in the Southland mountains so far this season, many ski resort managers are finding it lonely at the top. Although most Southland ski resort operators used snow-making machines to open shortly after Thanksgiving, ski visits are down by as much as 70% at some resorts, compared to the same period in 1988. The number of ski visits to California resorts had been rising steadily in recent years, reaching 7.1 million last season.
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