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NY Craft Beer & Food Festival (Facebook)Hunter Mountain’s long running TAP NY Craft Beer and Food Festival April 25-26 includes over 350 craft beers from over 100 New York State breweries. The festival’s 2015 cuisine is The History of the Sandwich, with sandwich recipes from around the world. 

Nordic Walking (Leki)More than 10 million Europeans of all ages and fitness levels are Nordic Walking (also known as Ski Walking) with special Nordic Walking Poles. This new fitness activity turbo-charges the normal walking regimen burning as much as 40 percent more calories compared to regular walking.

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Pond skimming (Winter Park Resort/Facebook)Winter Park Resort ends their 75th anniversary winter season with Springtopia events closing weekend April 25-26. On tap are concerts, Spring Splash pond skimming, food/drink voucher giveaways, and more.

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Brandon Dyskerhouse and Mikaela ShiffrinFormer Italian Men’s Speed Coach Alberto Senigagliesi has joined the U.S. Ski Team women’s alpine speed team staff as head coach, while interim coach Brandon Dyksterhouse will head up the women’s alpine tech team.

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Snowbird late spring stormWinter's done. Spring's here with all the sun, warm temps and freak snow storms. Now, the only thing to worry about are the conditions. Two weeks ago we got 10 inches. Fresh snow on top of spring snow that has slopped up in the heat the day before and froze at night before the storm. What we ski instructors call "variable" and "dust on crust".

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Rossignol XC skisFresh winter air and outdoors in nature, where fun and fitness come together. Step on your cross country skis and go. You want good glide on the flat terrain, effective grip going up hills, and controlled turns down the hills.

Photo: Dustin Schaefer (Loveland/Facebook)Loveland skiers and riders can celebrate spring skiing and support the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), at the annual Corn Harvest event, Sat., April 25. The CAIC is an invaluable source of information for backcountry travelers. 

Park City Food & Wine ClassicPlanning to be in Park City, Utah this summer? The Park City Food and Wine Classic is back. It's hard to imagine that this humble festival is now in its 11th straight year and attracts thousands of oenophiles and foodies. 

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Big Foot Lodge Mt. Hood MeadowsA strong and steady economy combined with "snow equity" allowed the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season to post double digit increases in revenue for the third straight winter with summer tracking similarly in the Rocky Mountain and Far West regions. 

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Filmmaker Warren MillerAs I stepped off the train in Kitzbuhel, Austria, I had two jobs ahead of me. One was to film the European portions of my annual ski film and the second was to lead a tour of 14 skiers on a once in a lifetime ski trip. I had promoted this adventure from the stage as I traveled that fall and winter, narrating my film in person.

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