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A Foodie Mountain Resort Getaway At Okemo

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Lunch at Epic is a not-to-miss meal at Okemo. (Okemo)

While Okemo is a feast for the snow-lover in all of us, skiers and riders can also savor the many Vermont-inspired specialties found across the resort after working up a healthy appetite on the slopes. Mountain life is just that much sweeter when you add in a dozen dining options across the mountain, ranging from grab-and-go cafeterias to full-service, fine dining – and everything in between.

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Heavenly Gets Opening Nod For Trail Improvements

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Trail widening expected to help relieve congestion. (Heavenly/Facebook)

Heavenly Mountain Resort recently got over a critical regulatory hurdle in order to widen trails, remove debris and relocate snowmaking.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Rockies Still Snowy, East Gets Everything

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Aspen Snowmass in a sweet spot this week. (Jordan Curet)

The Eastern United States will see it all this week from snow and cold to warmth and rain. The West will be consistently snowy, especially across the Rockies.

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The Benefit Of Being A Senior Midwest Skier

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Lou Batori, the oldest known skier, takes a run down Crystal Mountain slopes last year at 106 years old. (Crystal Mountain)

Getting older carries with it some pretty special benefits if you’re a skier or snowboarder. There are 15 resorts scattered across the Midwest that allows seniors to ski or ride free at a certain age.

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Olympic Update: White Reclaims Halfpipe Gold; Women's Slalom Postponed

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Biesemeyer Injured In Downhill Training
Team USA downhill skier Tommy Biesemeyer (Keene, N.Y.) suffered a season-ending right ankle injury during downhill training on Wednesday. He was taken by team medical staff to a local clinic, where he was treated and released. He will not compete in the men’s downhill. His place in the race will be taken by Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vt.).

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Oh Say, Do You Après? Après Fun Then And Now

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Apres-ski singing was popular with folk tunes joining ski songs in 1950s and 1960s. (Dick Smith/State of NH)

Early ski trips were largely couple- and singles-oriented affairs, with 1930s’ snow trains popularizing the social connections and good times that became associated with the sport. Many joined ski trips just for the fun of the après-ski life — skiing was optional if looking for a mate.

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Squaw, Tesla Combo To Store Power

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Battery storage will help keep lifts running (Squaw Valley/Facebook)

Keeping a steady flow of electricity to ski and snowboard mountains is a major challenge for operators. So a Squaw Valley move to install a storage system is significant.

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Olympic Update: Kim Wins Halfpipe Gold; Ligety Fifth In Alpine Combined

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Ligety Fifth In Alpine Combined
Ted Ligety (Park City, Utah) finished fifth in the men's alpine combined to lead Team USA at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre Tuesday afternoon at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Olympic Update: Anderson Gold Again; Kim Leads Team USA Into Halfpipe Finals

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Weather Postpones Women’s Giant Slalom
Due to strong winds and the changing weather forecast, the women’s Olympic giant slalom scheduled for Monday has been postponed to Thursday.
“It’s a bummer that we’re not able to race today,” said Mikaela Shiffrin. “But with the training block I’ve had, I’m prepared and feeling good. I’ll use this time to continue to train and refocus on Wednesday’s slalom race. We have a great gym and space to eat and take plenty of naps, so I’ll use this time to recharge.”

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Olympic Update: Gerard Wins Slopestyle Gold

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Men’s Downhill Postponed
Due to the strong wind, Sunday's men's downhill was rescheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. KT/9:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. The men's super-G will now move to Friday, February 16 at 11:00 a.m. KT / 9:00 p.m. EST Thursday. Based on the official forecast, the jury has also canceled Monday’s alpine combined downhill training.

Women’s Giant Slalom
Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) makes her PyeongChang debut in the giant slalom Monday at 10:15 a.m. KT. NBC will broadcast the first run live at 8:15 p.m. EST Sunday. Both the first and second runs will stream live on NBCOlympics.com. In addition to Shiffrin, Resi Stiegler (Jackson, Wyo.), Megan McJames (Park City, Utah) and Tricia Mangan (Buffalo, N.Y.) will start for Team USA.

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