Powdr Corp Mourns the Loss of Ski Industry Pioneer Nick Badami
Park City, Utah (June 5, 2008) – Nick Badami, a visionary leader who helped make Park City Mountain Resort a world-class resort, died June 4 at his house in Tucson, Ariz. surrounded by family. He was 88.
"We are deeply saddened to lose such an inspirational mentor and strong leader who made significant contributions to the ski industry," said John Cumming, CEO and president of Powdr Corp. "His vision, courage and direction elevated the sport of skiing and helped to make Park City a world-class destination. He and his son Craig were responsible for Park City’s international accolades in ski racing. His leadership, along with his son’s vision, was also instrumental in bringing the 2002 Olympics to Salt Lake City.”
Badami, a former board chairman of BVD, began making his mark in the ski industry in 1970 when he purchased Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, Calif. In 1975 he purchased Park City Ski Corporation. In 1994, Badami sold his company to Powdr Corporation, remaining a Chairman of the Board until 2003.
During his leadership, Badami installed Park City Mountain Resort's first snowmaking guns and doubled the uphill capacity of the Resort. The snowmaking guns made it possible for the Resort to host America's Opening World Cup races in 1986, the first ever world cup held in the USA. He is also remembered for the amazing parties he threw for the athletes and spectators.
Badami served in a variety of capacities in support of the ski industry including Chairman of the National Ski Areas Association, Chairman of the American Ski Federation, Co-Founder and Chairman of the National Avalanche Foundation, President of the United States Ski Team, and Chairman of the United States Ski Association.
OPEN SWISS SLOPES
4 Vallées - Mont-Fort
Les Diablerets - Glacier 3000
Excellent powder snow right to the last swing at the edge of the village. Yes, in Saas-Fee the valley runs have opened, offering unadulterated ski run fun from the very top to the very bottom. Snowboarding and skiing have never been this much fun. And this pleasure can now be enjoyed for even longer, because thanks to the Lötschberg base tunnel, the Saas Valley is now one hour closer.
The Saas skiing and snowboarding schools are also celebrating 75 years of Swiss snowsports with a wealth of beautiful views: Great panorama views, powder snow, excellently-prepared slopes, countless sunny days, thrilling encounters
The tourist service providers in the destination of Saas-Fee/Saas Valley have been working together successfully for years. In this context, the marketing pool has been responsible for external marketing since 2002. Two becomes one: On 1st November 2007, the last stage was completed with the merger and founding of the Saas-Fee/Saas Valley tourist board
Engelberg - Titlis Rotair
Engelberg - Titlis Rotair
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Whistler - Blackcomb
Construction is well underway on one of Whistler Blackcomb's landmark projects and Canada's newest tourism icon, the Peak to Peak Gondola. This autumn, Peak to Peak crews expect to complete concrete pours at the terminal sites located at Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge and Whistler Mountain's Roundhouse Lodge. They also expect to have towers Two and Three erected before next years winter season. Construction will resume and is scheduled to wrap up in time for a December 2008 grand opening.
Once completed, the gondola will become a tourism icon for British Columbia and Canada, bringing visitors from all over the world into the high alpine to experience scenic views. Supported by only four towers, the gondola will travel 4.4 kilometers (2.73 miles) in just 11 minutes – reaching a highest vertical point of 415 m (1,361 feet) above Fitzsimmons Creek, which is a world record. Coming in at $51 million, the Peak to Peak Gondola also breaks the world record for longest free span, with a distance of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles) stretching between the two towers furthest apart.
The Peak to Peak Gondola will travel 4.4 kilometres in just 11 minutes, transporting winter and summer guests from Whistler’s Roundhouse Lodge to the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain, giving them unprecedented access to both mountains’ expansive and unique high alpine terrain and spectacular vistas.
Looking Ahead to next season
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