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South American Ski Resorts Gear Up For Upside Down Season

Valle Nevado

The endless ski season takes its annual Down Under turn while we settle in on mountain bikes and golf courses. But, you can keep the ski/ride itch scratched this summer at improved resorts. The photo was taken at Valle Nevado April 27, 2012. All bodes well.

 

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Warren Miller: If You Don't Like The Weather...

Mountain Weather

In 1947 I made the unconscious decision to spend my winters anywhere there was enough snow to turn those weird things attached to my feet. During that time I have seen all kinds of unusual weather conditions. I watched four feet of snowfall on Big Sky, Mont., the last week of June. 

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Ragged Mountain Details Expansion With New Funding

Ragged Mountain

The most intriguing piece of the “greenlighted” Ragged Mountain expansion will be access to Pinnacle Peak, the ski area’s third mountain. That means adding more than 30 percent to the skiable terrain.

 

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Colorado's Wolf Creek Plans Sweeping Expansion, Environmental Sensitivity

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek, Colorado’s oldest ski area at 73 years old, and Davey Pitcher, whose family has owned the snow magnet slopes since he was a boy, plans to ensure its future.

 

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Early Tee Times: Some Resort Region Golf Courses Already Open For Play

No. Michigan's Crystal Mountain

Skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their golf clubs in parts of the nation. The early demise of winter has made for a number of early course openings. Here’s a sampling, including some early season deals.  

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Ski Writers Honor Cochran-Siegle, Shiffrin With Metivier Award

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Mikaela Shiffrin

Alpine ski racers Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Mikaela Shiffrin received the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award from the Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) for the second consecutive year. 

 

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Warren Miller: I Call It Memorabilia

Endurance in Antarctica

On the wall over my drawing board, beside my desk in my office in our home, on the side of a ski hill, 100 feet from the chair lift, hangs lots of memorabilia. Each of these conjures up images of stuff that I have done or photos of faraway places that I would like to have visited when I was a lot younger and stronger.

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Whistler Named One Of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Whistler

Earth Day (April 20) seems a good time to note that Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the fourth consecutive year.

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Hall Of Fame Induction Makes For Night Of Memories, Emotions

HOF Inductees 2012

Nearly 600 friends and snow sports industry leaders joined eight new members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Saturday night (April 14, 2012) in Seattle for a formal induction ceremony. 

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PCSkiGal: Up Up And Away For Snowbird’s Little Cloud, Gad 2 Lifts

Snowbird

World-renowned Snowbird Resort  in Utah is getting in the game. The Bird will yank out the Little Cloud chair and replace it with a high-speed quad starting this summer. 

 

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