Ski and Recreation (21)

The 2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference Review

2017-02-03 08:35 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)

2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

The 2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference was a success! Sales representative, Lisa Lauer was available at our booth both days of the event to answer questions and give attendees more information about Dion Label Printing’s capabilities. The show featured over one hundred other companies showcasing everything from equipment to apparel to snow technologies. It was a pleasure to see old and new ski friends!

2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

The NSAA is the National Ski Areas Association, which is the trade association for ski area owners and operators. Every year, the NSAA offers a number of conferences, tradeshows and seminars. The NSAA Eastern Winter Conference is centered on educational programs and a tradeshow that will benefit members of this industry. Read more here

Dion to Exhibit at the 2017 NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

2017-01-30 09:30 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)

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NSAA Eastern Winter Conference

Dion Label Printing will return to the NSAA Eastern Winter Conference this year. The Eastern Winter Conference is held at the Mount Snow resort in West Dover, Vermont and is sponsored by the NSAA (National Ski Areas Association). The NSAA’s primary objective, “is to meet the needs of ski area owners and operators nationwide and to foster, stimulate and promote growth in the industry.” Dion Label Printing will be available in booth #305 on both days of the event.

Dion Label Printing has over 45 years of experience in the ski, recreation and admission industry. We work with each client individually to ensure their customer ticket specifications are met, from the art to the finishing process. Dion offers tickets in a large array of styles, sizes, and colors, and we stand behind every ticket printed. Our quality control procedures guarantee a high level of satisfaction for every order and our customer service is second to none. Please take a moment to stop by our booth and find out more about our extensive material options, security and fraud features, and printing capabilities!

We’ll see you there!

Dion Label Printing Exhibits at 2016 New England Museum Association Conference

2016-11-16 09:30 by Amelia Stasky (comments: 0)

NEMA Conference

NEMA Conference

This past week, the 98th annual New England Museum Association Conference took place in Mystic, Connecticut. Just over 50 companies exhibited at this intimate conference with over 800 attendees.

NEMA ConferenceNEMA Conference

NEMA Conference

Dion Label Printing exhibited in booth #18 at the Mystic Marriot Hotel & Spa. Dion Label showcased their flexo and digital ticket and label printing capabilities, with a focus on their 45 years of experience in the admission, ski, and recreation industry. Dion Label will work with each client individually to ensure their custom ticket specifications are met, from the art to finishing process. Some specialized features they offer include: hot and cold foil stamping, clear fraud seals, black light features, sequential numbering and custom perforations.

NEMA Conference

NEMA Conference

If you are interested in seeing samples of ski, recreation and museum tickets, request a sample packet today!

Beyond the Slopes

2014-12-17 19:07 (comments: 0)

Say goodbye to skiing as we know it

Freestyle Skier

Freestyle Skier

With the winter season now here, ski areas and resorts can expect a growing number of visitors compared to the past.  The reason is that skiing is much more than just skiing these days.  Ski resorts all across the nation are phasing in new technologies and keeping the usual downhill skiing as a secondary option. 

 

In today’s world, park skiing seems to be the hot new trend in winter sports. These parks include all different types of objects for the modern skier to enjoy such as handrails, half pipes, slides, and complex jumps offering riders a wild and thrilling new experience.  Rather than the typical ride down a mountain, skiers can use these objects to reach a whole new level of skiing.  They can learn different tricks to try on the jumps, or even various grinds to use on the handrails.

 

One new obstacle that stands out in the industry is the ball slide at The Summit of Snoqualmie in Washington.  This slide is made up of hundreds of golf balls laid flat in a wooden box.  The golf balls offer a smooth sliding surface, so the rider can slide knowing there is no chance of catching an edge.

 

With ski parks becoming more and more popular, it is no secret that this winter activity is likely to see a rise in demand within the next few years.  Be sure to contact Dion Label Printing today for a free estimate on ski tickets or decals for your mountain!

Dion to Exhibit at 2014 Eastern Winter Conference

2014-01-27 18:37 by Ashley (comments: 0)

Booth #203

Dion's Ski Show Booth 2013

Dion's Ski Show Booth 2013

For the second consecutive year, Dion Label Printing will be exhibiting at the Eastern Winter Conference. The conference and tradeshow is being held at Mount Snow in Vermont, February 4th- 5th 2014. The National Ski Area Association (NSAA) is the sponsor for the annual conference bringing together ski professionals from around the country. Dion Label will be available at booth #203 on both days to discuss ski ticket or decal printing questions or partnerships.

 

Dion Label Printing has over 40 years of experience in the ski and recreation industry. Our mission is to provide you with an attractive, high quality ticket that is both functional and memorable to your visitors. Dion offers tickets in a large array of styles, sizes, and colors, and we stand behind every ticket printed. In addition, we work diligently to guarantee on time deliveries for each and every ski season. With presses that offer up to 8 colors, including UV and outstanding 4 color process printing, no ticket is beyond our capability!

 

We hope to speak with you at the show!

GoPro cameras all the rage with the ski industry

2013-02-22 15:57 by Gianna Abbondanza (comments: 0)

GoPro Logo

GoPro Logo

Many people love watching extreme action videos of skydivers, surfers, and snowboarders. But some daring individuals choose to take parts in the action videos and film their adventures with their GoPro wearable activity image capture cameras.

GoPro was founded by Nicholas Woodman in 2002. Woodman explained in an interview with Malakye.com that he had the idea for a wearable camera, and decided to pursue it after a surfing trip in Australia. The name “GoPro” came from the idea that every surfer, at some point in his or her life, wants to go pro. The company expanded when the mounting system was developed so that people could film themselves without the assistance of a third party. Now, GoPro is the leading activity image capture company and according to Woodman catches the “sickest footage ever.” The cameras are available for purchase on their website and are even used by well know professionals such as Shawn White, the X-Games team and the USA Olympic Ski team during training. Check out a video of GoPro technology being used at the X-Games!

You can follow GoPro on various social media outlets including Facebook and Twitter. These outlets are a great way for GoPro users around the world to share their images, videos, stories and tips. They even have an app that lets you control your camera using your smartphone.

Check out this video to hear Woodman talk about the company, and start capturing your life’s most exciting moments today! 

Valentine's Day Fun on the Slopes

2013-02-12 21:21 (comments: 0)

Valentine's Day Fun on the Slopes

Valentine's Day Fun on the Slopes

Are you a skier or snowboarder looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day? How about getting married on top of a mountain, or going speed dating on a chair lift. Mountains across the country are holding fun events this love day for everyone.

If you are ready to declare your love from the mountaintops Loveland ski resort in Colorado is holding their 22nd Annual Mountaintop Matrimony event. The “mass wedding” is for couples getting married or renewing their vows and is one of the resorts most popular events. For $61, couples are married and get to attend a party after the nuptials with food, music and prizes. Couples also get to ski for free for the rest of the day and there is a contest for the best “ski-wedding” attire.

If you are single and ready to mingle, check out America’s largest night ski area: Mt. Hood Skibowl in Oregon. In honor of Valentine’s Day, they are hosting a chairlift speed dating event. Skiers and snowboarders can get acquainted on the chairlift ride up the mountain, and then have a speed date at the top. If they decide there’s a match, they can extend the date in one of the resort lodges and indulge in wines, cheeses and chocolates.

“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride?” Visit Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont for their annual Running of the Bridesmaids! Show up wearing any formal attire and have the opportunity to purchase a discounted lift ticket along with coupons for free food. Contestants also have the opportunity to win prizes during the official “run” down the slopes.

Weather you are in love or just dating there is something for all skiers and snowboarders this Valentine’s Day!

Latest Technology in Ski Lifts

2013-01-28 16:41 by Ashley (comments: 0)

Bubble Chairs

Bluebird Express bubble chair lift

Bluebird Express bubble chair lift

A common complaint among skiers is the cold ride to the top of the mountain on the ski lift with chilling winds and precipitation whipping at your face. Two pioneering ski resorts, however, have introduced new ski lift technology to protect their guests during the trip up the mountain. Bubble chairs, as they are commonly called, are traditional chair lifts with a hard plastic bubble covering attached that can be pulled down to seal off the front of the lift. Riders are able to easily pull the covering down themselves, or not, depending on the weather. In addition, the bubbles are electronically wired into the system to automatically open at the precise time to let the riders exit the lift.

Mount Snow is famous for their Bluebird Express which you may guess is a blue bubble. The fast paced lift can reach the top of the mountain in only 7 minutes and can hold up to six passengers in one chair! GM Kelly Pawlak comments, “Let’s face it, Vermont has its cold days. After review of several lifts, I believe this six pack lift best meets our needs. Its bubble chairs will provide protection on cold days without slowing down the loading process.” The Canyons Resort at Park City Utah also has the Heated Orange Bubble Express which is very similar to Mount Snow’s chairlift except that the seats are heated. The unique lifts alone are a great reason to visit these two resorts and see what everyone is raving about!

The First Ever World Ski Awards!

2013-01-16 16:02 (comments: 0)

WSA 2013 Logo

2013 World Ski Awards

The first ever World Ski Awards will be held in 2013, recognizing and celebrating the best of the winter sports hospitality industry. The awards will be held on November 16th 2013 at one of Austria’s historic resorts, the Grand SPA Resort A-ROSA Kitzbühel.

 

Put on by the organizers of the World Travel Awards, the World Ski Awards will focus on the world’s top 20 ski nations: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA. Each nation is then judged based on the five categories: best ski resort, best hotel, best chalet/lodge, best inbound operator and best boutique hotel. The public as well as the ski industry will get the opportunity to vote for each category.

 

Forbes.com rated the top 10 ski resorts for 2013, and from the looks of it, the competition is very high. Top resorts include Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming, Snowbird and Alta in Utah, Telluride in Colorado, and Vail in Colorado. Good luck to all competitors and check back in the fall or a follow up winner’s blog!

Where have you skied?

2012-12-28 15:13 by Gianna Abbondanza (comments: 0)

Where I've Skied

Where I've Skied

We recently blogged about must have skiing apps for avid skiers and snowboarders. Apps such as Realski and ItrailMap 3D are designed for smart phones, and provide skiers with maps of the mountains, their distance and speed, and videos on skiing. Liftopia has decided to create their own app called, “Where I’ve Skied,” but different from other apps they have designed it for Facebook and social media. The app allows you to compare the mountains you’ve skied at with your friends. You can also challenge your friends to a virtual ski game on the mountains you have in common.

 

According to Liftopia, more than 13,000 Facebook users installed the app in about a week of its release, and that number is rapidly growing. The average user has been to 29 mountains, but it is predicted that when more people start using the app, this average will fall. So far, Vail is in the lead with 44% of users having skied there, followed by Breckenridge with 43% and Killington with 40%. The “Where I’ve Skied” app is a great way for the skiers to share their favorite ski mountains through social media.