SnoCast: Gobbling Up the Holiday Weekend Forecast

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With several more ski areas opening up for the holiday week, the ski season is well underway. We're seeking out the snow and cold air to keep flakes flying. Here’s where to expect great conditions this holiday weekend.

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Colorado Restricts Resort Capacities As Ski County Covid Cases Spike

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Significant increases in positive coronavirus cases in Colorado -- and resultant stress on hospital capacities -- have forced further restrictions on the number of skiers and riders who can hit the slopes at the same time.

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Off-Season Projects At Half-Dozen Colorado Resorts Ready For Season

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Believe it or not, there are actually some "what's new" news emanating from Colorado ski and snowboard resorts that aren't related to precautions and adjustments for Covid.

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How COVID-19 Could Actually Be Good for Skiing

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Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

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Vermont’s Ski Season, on the Brink

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Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

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How One Maine Ski Resort Is Preparing for This Very Different Season

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Maine’s ski areas are getting ready for a winter managing both guests and a pandemic.

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Utah Ski Resorts Determined To Open — And Stay Open — This Winter

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought the ski season to an early close, setting off the longest off-season in Utah skiing history. But at a panel discussion hosted by Ski Utah Monday, officials from Utah’s resorts said they’ve been working since then to make sure the 2020-21 season is a success, even though coronavirus cases across the country are spiking in record numbers.

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SnoCast: Bursts of Snow Lead Into Thanksgiving Week

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As many ski areas target opening dates, we head into Thanksgiving week with few shots of snow for both the east and west.

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Vermont's Killington Resort Opens for the 2020-21 Season Friday

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Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2020-21 winter season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, becoming the first New England resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.

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Plan On Time Outside This Season At Northern Michigan Resorts

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One thing seems certain, among the many new restrictions that will be in place at ski resorts around northern Michigan, get used to and be prepared to spend a lot more time outside. Time in lodges will be very limited.

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New York's Snow Ridge, Wyoming's Antelope Butte Join Indy Pass

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Snow Ridge Ski Resort in upstate New York and Antelope Butte in Northern Wyoming has joined the Indy Pass for the 2020-21 season. With these additions New York now has four and Wyoming three Indy resorts giving skiers in those regions a great selection to choose from - for a total of 59 resorts across the country.

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New Mexico First State To Delay Resort Openings Due To COVID

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Several New Mexico ski and snowboard resorts will delay openings, as the governor brought her state back to early-Covid restrictions this week by issuing a stay-at-home lockdown.

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Forest Service OKs Expansion Plans For Keystone, Sunlight, Snow King

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Though a "normal" future appears distant these days, three Western ski and snowboard resorts have gotten a clearer look down the road with U.S. Forest Service go-ahead for expansion projects.

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Resorts Push Back Season Opening Dates

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A lack of early snowfall has forced multiple resorts to push back their opening dates for the 2020-21 ski season in the Rockies and throughout New England.

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Power Pass Resorts Seek To Give 'Freedom To Change Your Mind'

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The seven-mountain Power Pass consortium is streamlining what it takes to get on the hill with a new reloadable card and pick-a-day midweek season pass.

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Require Reservations For Vail Resort's Midwest Ski Areas

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Most Heartland ski areas and resorts are not planning on requiring reservations for daily access to the slopes, but are saying if you wait you may run into sold-out periods. Season pass holders will have priority access through reservations.

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SnoCast: More Resorts Open As Atmospheric River Arrives

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An active weather pattern will bring storm after storm to parts of the country, allowing for more resorts to open for the season, while other areas can expect improving winter conditions.

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NBC Sports to Televise Extensive 2020-21 Ski & Snowboard Coverage This Season

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes return to FIS World Cup competition this month, and the networks of NBC will broadcast more than 75 hours of live and same-day coverage in November and December on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, from Levi and Ruka, Finland, Lillehammer, Norway, and Copper Mountain Colorado. Coverage begins with the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women’s slalom from Levi on Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Tahoe Resorts Ready To Open with Ticketing Restrictions

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The baker's dozen of ski and snowboard resorts in the Lake Tahoe region will start opening for the season in late November, and all will have policies in place to combat the spread of Covid-19.

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Early-Season Snow Off to a Solid Start

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September and October delivered a handful of base-building storms across the country. For some, record-setting early-season snow has the season off to a great start. Here’s a glimpse back at our early season snow events.

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