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Colorado Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Summer

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Colorado ski and snowboard resorts took a short break after winter, but they quickly turned their attention to the burgeoning summer season – full of hikes and bikes and thrills of all kinds.

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Vail Resorts To Purchase Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte, Stevens Pass

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Vail Resorts launched another salvo in the battle to own the winter destination market and a larger slice of the ski marketplace with the purchase of Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, Crested Butte in Colorado and Steven Pass in Washington Monday.

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Powder Alliance Adds Loveland, Sugar Bowl To Resort List

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Powder Alliance, the so-called “off-beat” combined pass, is now a partnership of 19 resorts in U.S., Canada, Japan and Chile with the addition of Sugar Bowl, Loveland and two mountains in the Canadian Rockies.

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Aspen Mountain Asks To Expand Upper Terrain, Snowmaking

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More tree skiing if plan gets approved. (Aspen-Snowmass/Facebook)

No mountain in the West is known its steeps more than Aspen Mountain. Now, the resort wants to add more precipitous terrain off its summit.

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Mountain Munchies: Steamboat To Put Taco ‘Cat On The Hill

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On-mountain eating welcomes Taco Beast mobile taco truck. (Steamboat/Facebook)

Ever got a sudden hunger pang while skiing or riding, but the snow was too good to waste time in the cafeteria line? Or you are far from the nearest on-mountain eatery?

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Insider's Guide To Winter Park

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Bowls galore for cornice jumping. (Winter Park/Facebook)

Winter Park typically stays open longer than all but two Colorado resorts. This season, closing is set for April 22, rivaled only by Arapahoe Basin and Loveland.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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