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New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New gondola starts up this season at Jackson Hole. (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort turns 50 years old this season and, as a present to its loyal customers, debuts a new gondola out of the base area.

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Learn For Free With Ragged Mountain’s Mission: Affordable

Learn For Free With Ragged Mountain’s Mission: Affordable

New skiers and riders will be all smiles at Ragged.(Ragged Mountain)

For many people out there, the reality of the expense of becoming a skier or ‘boarder is an obstacle in the path of finding their way to the mountain lifestyle. New Hampshire’s Ragged Mountain is on a mission to change that. Ragged has committed this year to making skiing and snowboarding something that everybody can get into again.

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Northwest Michigan Resorts Ready To Celebrate The Season

Northwest Michigan Resorts Ready To Celebrate The Season

Santa enjoys a run down the Shanty's Schuss Mountain slopes. (Shanty Creek)

With a forecast for cold weather and lake effect snow returning to northwest Lower Michigan later this week ski resorts are getting ready to celebrate the holiday season. Let’s hope Santa brings the snow.


Shanty Creek has several holiday events scheduled including the Sardine Special on Friday, Dec. 16, when you pack the car with as many people as possible and you all ski for the price of one, and breakfast and story time with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17 and 23. On Christmas Day ski and ride free with Santa on the Schuss Mountain slopes. Just bring a non-perishable food item or clothing to donate. Holiday Ski Packages start from $184 per person, per night and includes lodging, lift ticket, breakfast and a group ski lesson.

Boyne Mountain

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands will be celebrating the sights and sounds of the holidays with lots of planned activities, dinners, holiday rail jams, and New Year’s Eve dinners, live bands and celebrations capped with fireworks over the ski slopes. For a complete event schedule you can click on either the Mountainor Highlands. Boyne’s 6-for-1 Day, six people can ski or ride at either resort for the price of one. It takes place Friday, Dec. 16, and celebrates North America’s first six-seat, high speed lift installed at Boyne Mountain in 1991.

Crystal Mountain Santa and friends

Crystal Mountain will be celebrating holiday week Dec. 16 through Jan. 7, 2017. In honor of the resort’s 60th anniversary on Friday, Dec. 16 its 6-for $60 when six people can ski or ride for $60. Planned activities will be taking place every day—fat bike tours, snowshoe tours, horse drawn surrey rides—with dinners, live entertainment and New Year’s Eve celebrations. On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, ski with Santa that afternoon.

Treetops Resort has family activities slated all day for Dec. 30, and three different New Year’s Eve dinners and celebrations; a family party, dance party and kid’s party. Overnight rates, including lodging, lift and breakfast voucher, start from $64 midweek and $80 on weekends in limited quantity.


 

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January: The Month To Give Skiing, Snowboarding A Try

January: The Month To Give Skiing, Snowboarding A Try

Group lessons at discounted rates call newbies to the slopes (PSIA/Facebook)

Organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month like to say that “Humans weren’t meant to hibernate.” Instead, they should be out hittin’ the slopes with a professional ski or snowboard instructor.

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Lift Ticket Deals Still Available At Montana Ski Resorts

Lift Ticket Deals Still Available At Montana Ski Resorts

Whitefish Mountain powder day. (Whitefish)

It’s not too late to find lift ticket deals at several Montana ski resorts. Frequent skier cards, packs and punch cards can substantially lower your daily lift ticket cost. Check it out.

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Find terrain for everyone in the family at Jackson Hole. (JHMR)

With winter about to start in earnest, now is the time to check the SnoCountry snow reports and book a mountain retreat. With so many great options out there, here’s a few of SnoCountry.com’s favorite holiday getaways:

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Passport To Adventure: Kids Ski Free

Passport To Adventure: Kids Ski Free

You don't need to be a Michigander to take part in the Cold is Cool program. (Ski Snowboard Michigan/Facebook)

The “Passport” Program is a tried and true, and often free, method to introduce school children to snowsports in 10 different states. These Passports vary, but typically parents pay a small administrative fee for the "passport" booklet that includes many free offers at ski areas across each state.

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Telluride, Revelstoke Join The Mountain Collective Roster

Telluride, Revelstoke Join The Mountain Collective Roster

Mountain Collective passholders now have access to more terrain in Colorado at Telluride. (Telluride)

The Mountain Collective has added Telluride and Revelstoke to its alliance of mountain resorts for the 2016-17 season.

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Tee Up Golf Deals Galore At Your Favorite Resort

Tee Up Golf Deals Galore At Your Favorite Resort

You'll be jumping with joy at Sugarbush's $30 Thursdays. (Sugarbush)

Our majestic mountains are well-known ski destinations in the winter, but they also serve as the backdrop for some of the best golf resorts in the country. Combine a stay at a mountain retreat and you’ll find some great discounts on tee times, and they might throw in a few beverages, too.

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