Skiing and snowboarding stories shared from various sources around the world to our SnoCountry readers.

12 Amazing Ski Areas In New York State

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Winter has rolled around again, and if you’re into outdoor sports, you might be looking for the best ski resorts in New York. The good news? There are plenty of amazing ski resorts in New York to choose from!

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Several Buyers Interested In Jay Peak, Burke Mountain

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After attempts to sell the Jay Peak ski area were halted at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, sale discussions have been taking place with several interested parties this year, according to an update from the receiver appointed after the former owner was accused of fraud in 2016.

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Three Colorado Front Range Ski Areas Poised To Begin Snowmaking

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The arrival of October signals one thing for Colorado’s most passionate skiers and snowboarders: Three Front Range ski areas that vie annually for the distinction of being first to open for the season could begin snowmaking operations very soon.

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Seven Best Colorado Ski Towns

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It takes more than good terrain to be a truly great ski town. When you're walking in ski boots and lugging your equipment around, a town that sits at the base of the ski area or has a great bus system will make all the difference.

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Snow On Thanksgiving? New Technology Makes It Possible At California's China Peak

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Even with the annual uncertainty around Sierra snowfall, this upcoming ski season will be the first that China Peak’s operators can fully deploy a new capital investment.

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World’s Best Skiing: Your Perfect Ultimate Ski Trip For This Winter

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The entire travel industry has suffered mightily in the COVID pandemic, but the ski and snowboard sector was especially hard hit.

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In A New Twist On An Old Tactic, Ski Resorts Are Making Snow To Fight Fires

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As summer turns to fall, California ski areas have begun using their snowmaking machines as supersized sprinklers to help fight forest fires. Their theory is that if the ski areas can keep key infrastructure wet, the resorts can survive the worst of the fires.

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Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup Returns to Beaver Creek in December

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The men’s World Cup calendar has not yet been fully confirmed. FIS will confirm in September. Beaver Creek race times to be determined.

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When Are Colorado Ski Resorts Opening This Winter?

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The 2021-20 Colorado ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. See a full list below of when you can hit the slopes.

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A-Basin Opens New Section of Wheels Up Mountain Bike Trail

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced on social media that the new section of the Wheels Up mountain bike trail is now open.

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Vermont's Ski Areas Share Anticipated 2021-22 Opening Dates

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Vermont’s ski resorts are posting their anticipated opening dates for the 2021-22 ski and snowboard season.

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Forest Service Says Aspen Skiing Co. Can Charge Skiers Uphill Access Fee

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Aspen Skiing Co. acted within its rights as a special use permit holder on national forest to implement a new fee for uphillers, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

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A New Strategy In The Season Pass War: Medical Insurance Policies

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The season-pass war that has reshaped the resort industry in recent years is getting a new tactic: injury insurance. 

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Park City Awaits Progress on Olympic Bid With Tokyo Over, Beijing Nearing

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The 2020 Summer Olympic cauldron in Tokyo was extinguished last week. And the Winter Olympic flame is expected to reach Beijing in February. But it is not clear what sort of progress will be made on the bidding for the 2030 Winter Games before the opening ceremonies in China next winter.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics Are Less Than Six Months Away - Here’s What To Know

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If you didn’t get your fill of Olympic sports over the past two weeks in Tokyo, you won’t have to wait long for more: The Beijing Winter Olympics begin in less than six months.

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Work Continues on New Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Downhill Mountain Bike Trail

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Work resumed this month at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to complete the remainder of Wheels Up, the ski area’s new downhill mountain biking trail.

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Ski Mountaineering To Make Olympic Debut at 2026 Games In Italy

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Ski mountaineering will make its way to the world’s biggest stage for the first time in 2026.

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Steamboat Outlines Largest Redevelopment in Resort History

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Change is coming to one of Colorado’s most iconic ski resort as Steamboat is moving “Full Steam Ahead” with the largest redevelopment in resort history. Here’s a quick video they put together outlining how they plan to use the $135 million allocated to enhance guests’ experience on and off the slopes. 

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Abandoned Coal Mine Near Aspen Is A New Mountain Bike Park

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Gary Tennenbaum remembers the first time he first spoke with the new owners of a long-dormant coal mine up the Crystal River Valley, near Redstone. It was a few years ago and the owners, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton, offered a plan unlike any other to the longtime director of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails had seen before.

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Ride A Lift Up, Mountain Bike Back Down At 7 Colorado Resorts

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When the snow melts and all that’s left of Colorado’s ski resorts are the seemingly endless trails, rushing mountain water, bright green aspen glades and wildflower-covered meadows, what is there to possibly do?

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