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Peggi Simmons, Managing Editorial Director for SnoCountry.com, has written and edited snow sports stories for more than 30 years and served as Global Managing Editor of OnTheSnow for 12 years. Her career spans both the advertising and public relations worlds. Simmons lives in the mountains of New Mexico.

Vertical Express For Multiple Sclerosis Hits The Slopes

 

Vertical Express for MS (Can Do Multiple Sclerosis)Vertical Express for Can Do MS, the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with multiple sclerosis (MS), kicks off Feb. 6 with seven ski resort events across the country. This event supports lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. 

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Plenty Of Equipment Deals, More At Fall Ski Swaps

Ski Swap (Wachusett Mountain)Ski swaps offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories. It's also a great place to try to sell some items you no longer need or want. 

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Fall Ski Shows Juice Up New Season Excitement; Here Are The Dates, Info

Burton Riglet Snowboard Park (Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo/Joan Christensen)Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with equipment manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment. 

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Big Labor Day Weekend Sales Coming

Ski Bonkers Sale (Facebook/Ski Bonkers)Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4 -7) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a number of mountain and city ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

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SnoCountry's Best Spas: Skiers Need Their 'Me' Time

Relaxation Lounge Crystal Mountain, Mich. (crystal mountain.com)Many ski resorts across North America have realized the importance of offering spa services to their guests. It’s the epitome of “me” time for women, men, couples and, increasingly, kids. The reasons: time off from skiing or boarding, a way to work off sore muscles or “just 'cause it's there.”

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New RIDGE Mountain Academy Opens Doors In Whitefish

RIDGE Mountain AcademyThe RIDGE Mountain Academy kicks off its first semester in Whitefish, Montana. Students combine mountain sports, academics, and life skills in the “gap year” program between high school and college.

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L.A. Ski Dazzle Expo Dec. 4-7; Plenty Of Entertainment

Ski Dazzle Los Angeles is Dec. 4-7.Ski Dazzle Los Angeles is gearing up for its 51st annual expo Dec. 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Show producers say it is North America’s Largest Consumer Ski & Snowboard Show and Sale. 

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Ski Denton Won't Open For 2014-15 Season

Ski Denton Closes For Season (skidenton.com)Ski Denton, in Coudersport, Pa., will not be opening for the 2014-15 season. The announcement was made by concessionaires Steve and Laura Haskins.

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SnowJam Ski, Snowboard Festivals: San Diego, Las Vegas

SnowJam San Diego (Snowjamcard.com)

Ski show enthusiasts have their choice of two SnowJam ski shows this November: San Diego, Nov. 14-16, or Las Vegas, Nov. 29-30. Contests, prizes, and vacation giveaways will be happening throughout the weekend.

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Ski Shows Head Northwest To Portland, Seattle Nov. 14-16

Show entertainment (Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show)

The Portland SkiFever & Snowboard Show and the Ski Dazzle-Seattle Ski & Snowboard Show hit the Northwest Nov. 14-16 in their respective cities.

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Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo Kick-Starts Season Nov. 7-9

Colorado Ski & Snowboard ExpoThe Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo returns Nov. 7-9 to the Colorado Convention Center. Meet resort exhibitors, equipment manufacturers, and get a head start on the season at the ski and snowboard sale.

 

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New, Expanded Offerings At Sun Peaks: Terrain, Skills Camp

Sun Peaks Resort (Facebook)Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia has expanded its terrain and programs for guests of the upcoming winter season. The area is scheduled to open Nov. 22.


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Nov. Features Three Calif. SnowBomb Shows

 

Attendees at SnowBomb Festival (SnowBomb)San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento are the sites for the 2014 SnowBomb Ski & Board Festivals. More than 25 resorts and representatives from skiing and boarding manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

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There’s Still Time; Nov.-Dec. Ski Swaps Across Country

Park City Ski Swap

Ski swaps can offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories. It's also a great place to try to sell some items you no longer need or want. They’re not over, either.

 

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Sugar Mountain Adds Intermediate Slope

Sugar's intermediate slope, Gunther's Way, makes debut this season (skisugar.com)

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in N.C., offers guests a new intermediate slope named Gunther’s Way this season. The slope features a variety of changing terrain.

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Canada To Host Fall Ski Shows: Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary

Burton Riglet Park (Toronto Snow Show)

Skiers and riders look to the fall Canadian ski shows to discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment. They’re coming up quickly in Toronto, Ottawa, and Calgary.

 

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Trail Improvements, New Gondola Cabins, More At Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb makes improvements for new season. (Mitch Winton, photocoast.com)

Whistler Blackcomb has made a $12 million investment in guest experience improvements for this winter. Here are some highlights. Opening Day is Nov. 27, depending on weather.

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Fall Ski Shows Juice Up New Season Excitement; Here’s Our Guide

Burton Riglet Snowboard Park (Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo/Joan Christensen)

Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with equipment manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment. 

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Plenty Of Equipment Deals And More At Fall Swaps

Bousquet Mountain Ski Swap (bousquets.com)

Swaps across the nation begin in early fall. Ski swaps offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories. It's also a great place to try to sell some items you no longer need or want. 

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Big Sales Across Country Await Buyers Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Tent Sale (Colorado Ski & Golf)

Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 1) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a wide number of mountain and cityside ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

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