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

VIDEO: Rail Master Daniel Hanka Shreds Zermatt

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Czech freeskier Daniel Hanka has made a name for himself as a creative park skier, able to grease mind-bending rail tricks and ridiculous grabs.

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Go Beyond: Find Summer At Smaller Resorts In West

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If you're venturing up to resorts in the West this summer -- but don't want to fight the crowds -- you might want to check out some smaller resorts for some warm-weather fun.

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For the Sake of Winter, We Must Stay Vigilant

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Open Letter from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz to Communities, Guests and Employees

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Vermont Resorts: Wear a Mask If You Want a Ski Season

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If Vermonters want to see a ski season this winter, they’ll need to stay the course when it comes to COVID-19 precautions, say voices in the industry.

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s CEO Gives Glimpse into the Ski Season Ahead

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s top official advised customers in a letter Tuesday to temper their expectations but not curb their enthusiasm for the 2020-21 ski season.

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Saddleback Prepares for First Ski Season Since Closing in 2015

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For the first time since 2014, Saddleback ski area is getting ready to welcome skiers this winter.

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Colorado Resort Towns See Flood of Second-Home Buyers

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Schools in Aspen, Vail, and Crested Butte are reporting record interest and enrollment as part-time residents relocate to their vacation homes and urban buyers flock to mountain retreats.

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Ski Gear to Stoke Summer Daydreams of Winter

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Sure, we love summer. Sunshine, long days, mountain bikes, wake surfing on the lake — it’s all great. But deep down, we’re always looking forward to winter.

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Via Ferratas Cable Up At Cliff-y Western Resorts

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Many have stared amazed as rock climbers wind their way up seemingly vertical cliffs in the Western mountains, but few take the plunge. But now, the advent of via ferratas -- "iron roads" -- has brought the holds, cracks, caribeeners and safety of rock climbing to a wider audience.

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With Sanitized Boulders And Masked-Up Gondolas, Colorado Ski Resorts Hope To Welcome Back Tourists, Not The Virus

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Halfway up Vail Mountain and a few steps from Gondola One’s constant whirl, the view is stunning. Pine trees dot vibrant green meadows, with the grey crags of the Gore Range off in the distance, all under a cloudless blue sky. 

A few small groups of people could be seen along the slopes, too, most hiking in masks. 

Vail Ski Resort is one of many Colorado ski areas that have begun to emerge from hibernation after Gov. Jared Polis closed down the industry in mid-March as coronavirus barreled into the state. Now, these resorts are navigating a summer season like none before. 

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Southern Hemisphere Ski Resorts Grapple with Operating Amidst Pandemic

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As the sweltering summer heat persists in the Northern Hemisphere, the unknowns associated with the upcoming 2020 ski season persist with it.

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The End Of Après Ski–Can Ski Resorts Survive?

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As skiing resumes in Australia and New Zealand and bookings reopen for the upcoming ski season in the U.S. and Europe, the future is far from certain. Many ski operators, local businesses, and resorts rely on events outside of skiing and snowboarding for income, particularly to entice a younger crowd–many of which cannot now take place.

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Australia's Mt Buller To Remain Open as Pandemic Surges Down Under

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Mt Buller is pleased to confirm continued operations ensuring access to the ski area and lessons on an appropriate scale for as long as conditions permit.  

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Loveland Ski Area to Add Nearly 600 Acres of Guided Snowcat Skiing

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The Arapaho National Forest recently approved a ski resort's proposal to provide guided snowcat tours in the beautiful backcountry of Colorado.

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'An Epithet and a Slur': Momentum Grows to Rename Tahoe Ski Resort

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Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considering changing its name to remove the word "squaw" — a derogatory term for Native American women — amid a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality.

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Colorado Resorts Offer Big Discounts Amid COVID-19-Related Uncertainty

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Colorado's ski industry has used the summer to roll out its usual early-bird deals. But in a very new reality, seller and buyer cannot say what the purchase will grant them come winter, if anything.

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Planned Expansion Would Make Steamboat Second Largest Resort in Colorado

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Steamboat Resort is planning a multi-million dollar expansion that includes 650-acres of new terrain, snowmaking improvements, and the longest 8-person gondola to spin in North America. There's also talk of constructing a brand new restaurant at the top of the Sunshine and Sundown chairlifts.

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What Will Aprés Ski Look Like Next Season?

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If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different. Some may even not open.

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Plenty Still To Enjoy For Summer At California Resorts

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Californians love the out-of-doors but COVID has put some reins on that. However, the mountains still beckon as one place that can be safe to go -- and give the sun-and-fun fix they crave.

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Woodward Copper Summer Camps Not Slowing Down Because of Virus

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Even with the difficulties of the novel coronavirus, and despite this year’s decrease in snow from winter 2018-19, Woodward Copper at Copper Mountain Resort is offering a summertime on-mountain terrain park that rivals last year’s.

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