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

Southwest Consortium Adds Another Mountain In Arizona

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Learn-to-ski is a staple at town hill Elk Ridge. (Elk Ridge/Facebook)

An ownership group focusing on the Southwest that has five ski and snowboard mountains under its wing now has a sixth: Elk Ridge Ski Area in Williams, Ariz.

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Insider’s Guide To Pats Peak

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Snowmaking on every trail makes for reliable conditions at Pats Peak. (Pats Peak)

New Hampshire’s Pats Peak may not be the biggest mountain in the state, but trail count alone doesn’t define the character and reach of this family-owned New England ski area, home to 70 adult race teams and a ski and ride school that lures more than 8,000 school kids and each year. 

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From Climate Change To POW

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In 2007 Jiminy Peak installed a $4 million 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine on the mountain. (Jiminy Peak)

Seeing the damage wrought by Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont and learning about the ravages of Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria to say nothing of the heat waves and the fires on the nightly news, I was struck by the rapidity and rise in extreme weather events.

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Arapahoe Basin First To Open In Rockies

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Cheers for the new ski and snowboard season. (Arapahoe Basin/Facebook)

The annual friendly competition to see which Colorado mountain starts up first is over for 2017-2018.

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North Dakota’s Frost Fire Offering Limited Snowsports This Winter

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Looking at the Pembina Gorge from top of Frost Fire. (Frost Fire/Facebook)

Skiers from Winnipeg to Grand Forks are going to have to look a little further to find a ski hill this winter. Frost Fire in northern North Dakota positioned 100 miles from both cities, will not be running their nine ski slopes this coming winter.

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Airlines To Fill Skies Over Colorado Resorts

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Ready to go after landing in Aspen. (Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Facebook)

This season, it will be easier than ever to hop on a plane and head for where the powder is freshest in Colorado.

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Fall Ski Show Guide: Stoke, Deals And Fun

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Fall shows are the place to be to get ready for the ski and snowboard season. (SnowBomb/Facebook)

Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, discover improvements ski areas have made over the off-season, get deals on equipment, talk with manufacturers’ reps, and enjoy live entertainment.

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Opening Days Loom For Western Mountains

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Loveland chairlift ready to be first open. (Loveland/Facebook)

It’s the time of year when the first snow hits the high ridges, the ski shows debut – and resorts begin to announce the day that the new ski and snowboard season will arrive.

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Construction Begins On New High Country T-Bar At Waterville Valley

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Heading down from High Country at Waterville Valley. (Waterville Valley)

New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort has the go-ahead from the USDA Forest Service to begin construction of the new High Country T-Bar Lift, proposed in May. While the ski season is just around the corner, the approval has spurred construction to begin immediately.

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Killington And Pico Invest In Winter Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

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The K-1 Gondola is just one of many lifts at Killington to get upgraded equipment. (Killington/Facebook)

Carrying the momentum of a commitment to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018, Vermont’s Killington will offer a number of upgrades this coming season. Killington’s parent company, POWDR, has invested $5.7 million in capital improvements at Killington and Pico across the properties’ year-round attractions. 

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