In this weekly column, DCSki’s Editor captures ski-related highlights from across the Web.
Jay Peak Joins the Indy Pass
On October 19, 2020, Vermont’s Jay Peak announced that it was joining the Indy Pass.
“We’re happy to be joining this collection of independent resorts who have created an important product in this day where season pass options seem to have an unremarkable sameness about them,” said Jay Peak General Manager Steve Wright.
Priced at $199, the Indy Pass provides 2 days each of skiing at over 50 ski resorts across the U.S. Participating resorts in the Mid-A include Blue Knob, Bryce, Canaan Valley, Massanutten, Shawnee, and Winterplace. Many skiers are finding the Indy Pass to be a compelling option over megapasses such as Epic and Ikon; the Indy Pass has seen a 600% year-over-year sales increase this year.
There aren’t many ski publications still in print, but SKI Magazine is still going strong and continuing its popular annual reader survey. On October 22, 2020, the magazine previewed its list of the Top Resorts in the East. While New England resorts usually dominate those rankings, two Mid-Atlantic resorts made the cut. West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort came in at position 15, with Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs just behind at position 16.
If you’re a gamer and a fan of the Sims game, you’ll be pleased to learn that Electronic Arts is bringing a snow-focused expansion to the Sims 4 game in November. The upgrade will enable the virtual characters to go skiing and rock-climbing at picturesque Mt. Komorebi. PC Gamer has all the details.
In a moment made to go viral, a dungaree-wearing skier has a selfie stick in one hand, a beer in his other hand, and manages to do a backflip in the air while skiing down a slope. Probably don’t try this at home.
ABC News provides a recap of how U.S. and Canadian ski resorts are preparing for a season under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Newschoolers takes a look at some of the worst ski-related Kickstarter projects over the years.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.
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