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Chamber Names Tahoe Donner 'Best Place To Work'

Tahoe DonnerThe North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce/CVB/Resort Association recently awarded Tahoe Donner Association as the 2014 Best Place to Work, an honor presented at the Annual Community Awards dinner in March. The community awards are an opportunity to showcase businesses, volunteers and employees who went above and beyond in 2014.

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Granite Peak, Lutsen Plan To Be Open Weekends Into Early May

Lutsen MountainsTwo upper Great Lakes ski resorts plan on stretching the season out a little longer, an encore from last season. It’s some of the best skiing and riding of the season; warming days, long runs and corn snow.    

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It's Not Over: Several Michigan Resorts To Stay Open Well Into April

Bumps at BlackjackAs the old saying goes, “It ain’t over until the large lady sings,” applies to the Michigan ski season. A handful of resorts, both peninsulas, plan on staying open through April 12 and some on weekends into May if the snow lasts.

 

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Sugar Bowl President/CEO Rob Kautz To Retire After Four Decades At California Resort

Rob Kautz Sugar BowlRob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,

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Epic Adventure! Eight Colorado Resorts In A Day

Eight ResortsSporting an Epic Pass, a Copper/Winter Park Patriots Pass and a Loveland lift ticket, Disabled American Veteran Jerry Eller of Canon City, Colorado recently conquered an eight-resort solo adventure.

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Vail Resorts Acquires Perisher, Australia's Largest Resort; Passholders Go 'Epic'

Perisher AustraliaPerisher Ski Resort in New South Wales, Australia, is the first international resort to be acquired by Vail Resorts. The Colorado-based company said Monday it had acquired Perisher for total cash consideration of AU $176.6 million (approximately US $136 million), subject to certain adjustments. 

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Montana Ski Resorts Hosting Season Ending Events; Lift/Lodging Deals

Whitefish pond skimThe ski season is winding down across Montana with the last day taking place at some resorts this weekend. Get out and enjoy some of the last skiing and riding of the season.

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David Chodounsky Ends On High Note; Wins National Slalom, Combined Titles At Sugarloaf

Tim Kelley finishes third in National SlalomWith a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races. 

 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wows Huge 'Home Crowd' At Sugarloaf; Wins U.S. Slalom Crown

Winners at NationalsMikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) cleaned up Saturday at Sugarloaf, winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs slalom by more than four seconds over Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN). Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was third.

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Tim Jitloff Wins Third National GS In A Row At U.S. Nationals

Tim Jitloff US NationalsGiant slalom specialist Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) threw down on bumpy snow at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to take his third national title in a row ahead of first run leader Tommy Ford (Bend, OR). Former University of Utah racer Nick Cohee (Gardnerville, NV) –  took third.

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Another Rising Star Wins U.S. National Giant Slalom; It's Nina O'Brien

US NationalsAnother day, another young, rising star at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs. In Thursday’s giant slalom, USSA National Training Group (NTG) skier Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – NTG; Burke Mountain Academy) threw down the fastest time of the day to take the win. World Cup skiers Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN – U.S. Ski Team) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Park City Ski Ed Foundation) were second and third, respectively.

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Park City Mountain Resort, Canyons Connection Gets Unanimous Approval; Ready For Next Season

Powder day at CanyonsUnanimous approval from the Park City Planning Commission has been given to Vail Resorts to implement an ambitious capital plan for the 2015-2016 to establish the connection between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort.

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USA's Young Guns Shine In Super G as Nationals Get Underway At Sugarloaf

Alice McKennis at NationalsTop athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, Maine for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. The USA's young guns took center snow. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) triumphed in the women’s field with Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) taking third. On the men’s side, Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School) took the win over Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA).

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Lutsen Mountains Celebrate Spring Carnival And Easter On The Slopes; Open Until April 12

Top of Lutsen MountainsThe Heartland’s largest ski resort, Lutsen Mountains, has had a good winter and plans on staying open until mid-April, which they’ve done for the last 23 years. A couple of fun events are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

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Vail Resorts Launches Free Skiing, Riding For K-5 Colorado School Kids

Epic School KidsVail Resorts will offer all Colorado kindergarten through fifth graders 16 days of free skiing - four days each at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone for the remainder of the current 14-15 season and beyond.

 

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Seven Injured In Sugarloaf Lift Rollback Incident

Sugarloaf lift rollbackSeven skiers were injured Saturday when the King Pine lift at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain Resort experienced a rollback, prompting some to jump off the lift.

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Spotlight Switches From Vonn To Shiffrin: Mikaela Wins Third Crystal Globe In Slalom

Michaela Shiffrin inspects course in MeribelThe storyline of the World Cup Finals Week so far has been the dominance of the USA's Lindsey Vonn coming back from severe injuries and winning the Crystal Globe (season title) in both downhill and super-G. But, suddenly, the spotlight shifted Saturday to Mikeala Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo.

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New Runs, Lifts, Lodging Expansion Planned For Michigan's Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mountain Michigan’s Crystal Mountain Resort has announced a $9 million expansion project that will add new ski runs, lift, lodging, retail and other amenities to the resort located in the Wolverine State’s northern Lower Peninsula.

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It's A Twofer: Vonn Wins Super G Title For Second Crystal Globe At World Cup Finals

Vonn wins second Crystal GlobeAmerican Lindsey Vonn picked up her second Crystal Globe at the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals in Meribel, France after winning the super-G season title, 28 points and 0.49 seconds, ahead of Austrian Anna Fenninger. Only eight points separated the speed queens entering today’s race, making it a fight to the finish.

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It's 'Late Season' Party Time In Michigan's Boyne Country Into Early April

Boyne HighlandsSpring's longer, warmer days bring out the fun side of northern Michigan’s Boyne Country. Boyne Mountain and Highlands and Nubs Nob, all grouped around Petoskey, mean fun events and sliding into early April.

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