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Many Midwest Season Passes Come With East/West Resort Perks

 

Crystal Mt., MichNow is the time to be purchasing a season pass. The obvious reason is to save money skiing or riding this coming season, but some Midwest season passes offer an extra value with connections to western and eastern winter resorts. 
 

 

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New Intrawest Passport Offers Free Skiing For Kids, Expanded Families, Six Resorts

Steamboat

Intrawest, the parent company of several North American ski resorts, is unveiling the Intrawest Passport, the latest of the current trend in multi-resort season passes.

 

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Squaw Valley Lands International Skicross/Snowboardcross Event For Spring

US National 2013 SV

It’s the first time a world Cup has been staged at Squaw Valley, Calif. since 1969, but the International Ski Federation has chosen the California High Sierra resort for an Audi FIS Skicross world Cup and FIS Snowboard World Cup March 4-8, 2015.

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Lodge At Idaho's Brundage Mountain Gets Makeover

Redesigned Lodge Brundage Mt.

A more spacious and hassle-free lodge experience is the goal of a half-million dollar project at Brundage Mountain Resort in McCall, Idaho. This season's addition is the largest piece of a phased expansion project in progress since 2011.

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It's A Treat: Keystone Plans Halloween Opening

Keystone

Colorado’s Keystone Resort goes for the treat by setting its opening day for Friday, Oct. 31. A Halloween-themed weekend means fun for the whole family including costume contests, on and off-snow trick-or-treating and giveaways. 

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Best Resorts For Finding Winter Jobs; Apply Now

Job Fair at Crotched Mt. NH

Calling all wannabe ski bums. Dreaming about that resort job with a ski pass and plenty of time to use it? Now is the time to be applying for it. October is the time many resorts start staffing for the coming season. 

 

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Cold Temps Allow Sunday River To Test Snowmaking System

Sunday River SnowmakingThe temperature bottomed out at 29-degrees Friday morning (Sept. 19) at Sunday River Resort in Maine, so they did what most ski areas usually do when it gets cold - turn on the snowmaking system.

 

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New Owners In Place At Thunder Ridge Near Danbury, White Plains

Thunder Ridge NY

After 20 years of operating Thunder Ridge Ski Area,a family run ski area in Patterson, N.Y.,  20 minutes from Danbury, Ct.. and 30 minutes from White Plains, N.Y. Mary and Bob Conklin have announced their retirement as operators of the ski area.  New operators already are in place, and they are the current owners of Thunder Ridge, Dean and Wayne Ryder.

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Rana Dershowitz Named Aspen Ski Company General Counsel

Rana Dershowitz, ASC

Rana Dershowitz has been named as General Counsel and Vice President of Aspen Skiing Company. 

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New Web Presence For Learn To Ski And Snowboard/Bring A Friend Initiative

Learn To Ski/SB logo

Organizers of the Learn To Ski And Snowboard/Bring A Friend initiative have updated and re-launched the initiative’s web presence. Several new features enable newcomers to more easily find learning information from ski/snowboard areas and retail shops.

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Western Summer Lodging Numbers Break All-Time Records, Says DestiMetrics Report

Squaw Valley village

Earlier predictions by DestiMetrics that Western U.S. mountain resorts would have an all-time record-breaking summer have come true. DestiMetrics tracks occupancy and revenues in 19 western resort communities.

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Microbrew Fest At Boyne Highlands Sept. 27; Skitoberfest At Boyne Mountain Oct. 4

Boyne Highlands Microbrew Fest

The ski season isn’t far away so Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain are helping to stoke the excitement.  

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Vail Resorts Purchases Park City Mountain Resort For $182.5 Million

Park City Mountain Resort

Vail Resorts announced today (Sept. 11) it has purchased Park City Mountain Resort for a reported $182.5 million in cash. With announcement of the sale, the extended legal battle between Powdr Corp. and Vail/Talisker is over.

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Toronto Developer Set To Acquire California's Bear Valley Resort

Bear Valley

The Snow Industry Letter (TSIL) is reporting this week that Skyline International Development Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, says it has entered into a binding agreement to buy Bear Valley Mountain Resort in the Central Sierra of California.

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SIA Details Record Breaking Season; $3.6 Billion

SIA ResearchSnowSports Industries America (SIA), the snow sports industry’s member-owned trade association, has released its 2014 Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, covering the ups and downs of the 2013/2014 season.

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Flower Point Project At Whitefish Means New Triple Chair For Intermediate Terrain

Flower Point Project Whitefish

The Flower Point Project, begun several years ago at Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort, is wrapping up this summer with the installation of a triple chairlift that will be ready for the winter season.

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Stowe's Classic Gondola Refurbished; Re-opens For Foliage Season

Stowe gondola turbine

Stowe Mountain Resort’s Summit Gondola re-opens for access up the state’s highest peak  Saturday, Sept. 13, just in time for the Vermont fall foliage season. The Gondola will operate daly from 10:30am to 4:30pm through Oct. 13, weather permitting.

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Best North American Ski Resorts For Making Early Turns

Loveland snowmaking

Just can’t wait for traditional winter openings, typically mid-November, to start skiing and riding? There are early-bird resorts that will start lifts in October thanks to advanced snowmaking, high elevations and a boost from Mother Nature. 

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Central NY's Song, Labrador Merge; No Major Changes Planned

Song Mt. snowmaking

Central New York’s Song Mountain Resort and Labrador Mountain have merged into one corporate entity. The two ski areas are about a 20 minute drive apart.

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Pennsylvania's Whitetail Invests In New Snow Guns, Expanded Kids Facilities

Whitetail Resort

More than $2.5 million dollars have gone into upgrades that will ultimately enhance the guest’s over-all experience at whitetail Resort near Mercersburg, Pa. for this winter.. 

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