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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Mount Sunapee, Okemo, Crested Butte Brings Epic Up To 64 Resorts


Epic skiing and riding under the orange bubble chair at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)

Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, Okemo, Vermont and Crested Butte, Colorado have entered into a multi-year season pass partnership with Vail Resorts and the Epic Pass, bringing the total number of Epic Pass mountain resorts to 64 in eight countries.

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New Gondola At Winter Park To Reduce Crowding


More carving at Winter Park with new gondola. (Winter Park/Facebook)

Winter Park Resort has announced that it will replace the mountain’s workhorse Zephyr Express chairlift with a gondola – a move aimed to upgrade the mountain’s infrastructure and to shorten weekend and holiday lines.

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Southern Rockies Power Pass Hits Early Market


Power Pass begins at Purgatory. (Purgatory/Facebook)

Multi-resort season passes mostly cross state lines, even national borders. So the southern-tier Power Pass that just went on sale for next season stands out because of its distinct regional appeal.

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Copper Cuts Season Pass Cost, Plans Chairlift-Gondola Combo


Copper to cut season pass price for next season. (Copper Mountain/Facebook)

The season pass battles are officially on for 2018-2019, and Copper Mountain has fired its salvo with an early-season pass priced about 25 percent lower than this season's top price.

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Snowmass Fines Out-Of-Bounds Skiers


Going into the backcountry appeals to many. (Snowmass/Facebook)

Recent efforts by ski and snowboard resorts and towns to penalize those who go illegally under the ropes reached fruition when Snowmass issued fines to four skiers who went into a closed area.

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Insider’s Guide To Keystone


A51 Terrain Park is one of the best. (Keystone/Facebook)

At Keystone, the motto is “It’s all here.” From renowned terrain park to wide groomers to high-alpine bowls, the Colorado resort does have the full package. Aimed clearly on the family vacation business, Keystone focuses on how to keep the kids engaged, the teens entertained and the parents challenged.

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Making Time For Cross Country Skiing


The rewards are great for taking the time to get out onto the trails. (Fisher Touring)

One of the greatest challenges for many people who love to cross country (XC)  ski regardless of the snow conditions is making time to get out there. Skiers struggle with this, but there are easy ways make time and to be more prepared to enjoy skiing.

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City Shreddin': Denver’s Free Terrain Park Cranks Up


Flyin' high over city of Denver. (Ruby Hill Railyard/Facebook)

For the 12th year, the nation’s best-known urban terrain park has opened at Ruby Hill Park in downtown Denver.

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All Aboard! Winter Park Express Rolls Again


Ski train rolls up into the mountains every weekend. (Winter Park/Facebook)

North America’s only slopeside railroad service resumes this week with Amtrak’s weekend service to Colorado’s Winter Park Resort.

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Purgatory Turns On Lights ‘Till Ski Hesperus Gets Snow


Until Ski Hesperus turns on lights, Purg will stay lit. (Ski Hesperus/Facebook)

Being business partners has its benefits, especially in times of little snow, as with Purgatory Mountain Resort cranking up night skiing and riding until local-hill partner Ski Hesperus receives enough to turn on its lifts and lights.

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