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Ski Portillo (’s Ski Portillo is putting a freeze on ski week prices for its 2015 season that runs June 20-Oct. 3, keeping 2014 costs. They’ve also added new mini ski week options and complimentary ski rental and group lessons in July packages.

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Smugglers Extreme ChallengeFreeskiers will take on the double-black-diamond Madonna Liftline, the most challenging lift-accessed terrain at Smugglers’ in the open Extreme Skiing Challenge freeskiing competition at Smugglers’ Notch March 8. Now in its third year, competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style.

Ogden AvalancheUtah’s slopes have claimed their first avalanche victim of the 2014/15 season. A snowboarder was swept away after he and his buddy triggered a slide in Hells Canyon near Snowbasin Resort, accessed from the Mt Allen Tram gates.

Boston Mills (Facebook/Boston Mills)Ohio’s Boston Mills holds its Winter Carnival  March 21. Plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Timberline (Facebook/Timberline)Ski or ride on Mt. Hood with the Timberline Spring Pass for $99.  The direct-to-lift pass is valid until May 25, 2015, seven days a week, weather/conditions permitting.

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Vans Hi-Standard competition (Sierra-at-Tahoe)The free Equinox Spring Festival  at Sierra-at-Tahoe features live bands over three consecutive weekends, and competitions on and off the mountain, beginning March 21.

Spring snowboarding at Sunday River. (Facebook/Sunday River)Maine's Sunday River Resort kicks off the multiweek outdoor Apres Ski Concert Series as part of its Spring Festival, March 21. 

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Bretton Woods powderMany eastern resorts are now offering their best prices on next year’s season passes. Buy now, and many come with free skiing for the rest of the the current season. The snowpack is deep and many ski areas could still be open for another two months.

Cindy Rust Snow Sports AmbassadorCindy Rust, a science teacher at Post Falls High School in Post Falls, ID (and a snowboarder), has been named the 2015 Snow Sports Ambassador of the Year by the organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend initiative. Rust was the first runner up to last year’s winner Scott Kolts of Dahlgren, IL.

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Filmmaker Warren MillerAbout 50 miles south of the Bozeman, Montana airport, a gondola will take you to the top of Big Sky. It opens up over 5,000 vertical feet of uninterrupted skiing.

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