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Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between, he de...signed and wrote public school curriculum, edited Concrete Pumping & Placing Magazine, and got a master’s degree in English. All the while, he skied. So, the marriage of snowsports and journalism has only been waiting for Andy to catch on. He’s glad he finally did. More

Tamarack Unveils Village, Mountain Upgrades; Next Season Passes On Sale

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After a decade of uncertainty, Tamarack Resort appears to have found financial stability and will embark on major improvements to the village and mountain facilities in the 2019 off-season.

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Pacific Storms On A Tear; Be Careful What You Ask For

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The latest round of storms off the Pacific Ocean have rivaled any in recent years, so much so that a number of resorts closed temporarily and others had to cut back on skiable terrain.

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Location, Location, Location: Best Bets For Powder In SnoCountry

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Throughout SnoCountry, certain mountains always seem to get more of the white stuff than others – meaning a better chance at a powder day.

SnoCountry took a look around the country and came up with a half-dozen mountains that perennially attract the most snowfall.

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Snowbasin, Sun Valley Join Epic Pass

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Two of the largest family-owned resorts remaining in the ski and snowboard industry will come into the Epic Pass portfolio next season.

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California Dreamin' A Reality As Powder Piles Up In The Sierra

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OK, so we on the West Coast have been pleading and praying for powder this season, especially on the heels of a couple of subpar winters where puttin' on the fatboys and breathing through a snorkel seemed but distant memories.

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Snowcat Tours: Beat The Crowds, Find The Freshies

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As lift lines get longer and trails more crowded, many a skier and rider looks longingly past the ropes into the untouched terrain beyond.

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How Best To Handle Traffic, Parking In Busy Mountain Towns

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In a world of ride-share, buses, shuttles and Uber, plenty of skiers and riders still pack up the car and head the the hills the old-fashioned way.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: West Powder, Powder Everywhere

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Since the beginning of January, storms have been rolling off the Pacific and feeding the mountains of the West. Selected areas have been getting pounded, like the five feet that fell on Utah's Wasatch Range in five days.

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Ski Shuttles: Hitchin' A Ride Up Onto The Slopes

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Taking a flight to a major airport in the West is just the first step to getting onto the ski and snowboard mountain.

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Breckenridge Makes Season Extension Permanent

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As long as the snow stays on the hill, Breckenridge has announced it will stay open through Memorial Day this season – and all seasons going forward.

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Go Green: What Resorts Do To Reduce Environmental Footprint

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From efficient snowmaking to recycle stations to wind and solar generation, ski and snowboard resorts know that their survival depends upon reducing the effects of climate change.

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Free Skiing, Riding At Angel Fire, Hood Meadows And Others For Furloughed Workers

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If you've been furloughed by the federal government and looking for a place to ski or ride on a suddenly tightened budget, try Angel Fire or Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Five Bucket List Ski Runs In The West

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For any skier or rider, their bucket list includes not only visits to renowned resorts but also taking a run down a trail they've heard about for a long time. Here's SnoCountry's shot at those trails.

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Burton Training Parks Getting Kids On Snowboards

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Industry statistics say that one quarter of parents who head to the hills in the winter do so with snowboards – and they want their children to learn to ride so they can enjoy the slopes in similar fashion.

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Exclusive Quaffin': Personal Mugs, Limited Membership, Cheaper Brews At Resort Mug Clubs

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A cold beer after a day on the slopes has been a tradition for a long, long time at ski and snowboard resorts. Now, with brewers brewing near most resorts, the connection has strengthened and produced a plethora of personalized “mug clubs” at resort bars.

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Winter Park Ski Train Expands Schedule, Adds Lounge Car

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The Denver-to-Winter Park ski train has become more than just a nod to the past: It's now a viable transportation option for Denverites headed to the hills.

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Ridin' The High Roads: Best Mountain Passes To Drive

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All across the West you can find year-round paved roads that cross major mountain divides and offer some of the best mountain views in the nation. Plus, many are home to ski and snowboard resorts.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Pacific Northwest Getting The Goods

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Early on, above-freezing temps kept snowfall down in the Pacific Northwest. But lately, the temps have dropped and the depths have risen. Pacific storms have stayed north, pummeling the Cascades and intermountain region with snowfall measured in feet.

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More Freshies! Powder Mountain Partners With Backcountry Giant

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At Powder Mountain, the options for putting your tracks on unfettered powder snow just got larger – some 70,000 acres larger.

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Finding Off-Beat Ways To Celebrate Holidays In The Hills

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Christmas in the mountains runs deep with traditions. But a number of resorts try to work outside the box and be creative with their celebrations.

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