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

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

'People Need Mountains': Swiss Ski Resorts Buck Alpine Lockdowns

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Blue skies over the Matterhorn drew skiers and snowboarders to Zermatt on Saturday, as well as police to break up crowds, as Switzerland’s modest coronavirus restrictions allowed near-normal operations while other Alpine resorts keep their lifts shut.

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Is a Cog Railway or Gondola in the Future for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

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Ways to fix the traffic congestion problem that plagues Little Cottonwood Canyon and its outdoor enthusiasts have been bandied about for decades.

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How COVID-19 Could Actually Be Good for Skiing

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Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

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Vermont’s Ski Season, on the Brink

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Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

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How One Maine Ski Resort Is Preparing for This Very Different Season

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Maine’s ski areas are getting ready for a winter managing both guests and a pandemic.

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Utah Ski Resorts Determined To Open — And Stay Open — This Winter

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought the ski season to an early close, setting off the longest off-season in Utah skiing history. But at a panel discussion hosted by Ski Utah Monday, officials from Utah’s resorts said they’ve been working since then to make sure the 2020-21 season is a success, even though coronavirus cases across the country are spiking in record numbers.

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U.S. Ski Resorts Look To La Niña For Plentiful Snow This Ski Season

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When the coronavirus spread across the U.S. in March, spring ski vacations were cut short as resorts quickly shuttered their operations in response to the pandemic. As this year's ski season fast approaches, resorts are working hard to ensure that guests can stay safe, while closely watching forecasts to see how much snow the winter will bring.

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Ski Racers Focus On ‘The Skiing Part’ As International Travel Gets Complicated

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Everyone in the international ski race community is aware that several scenarios could derail their season. But at the moment, such thoughts lie at the back of the mind for many. In spite of lockdowns and restrictions throughout Europe, ski training and race preparation is moving ahead with a feeling of relative normalcy for athletes.

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How Will Skiing Will Be Different In The Berkshires This Winter?

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Ski mountains across the Berkshires are gearing up for a season full of social distancing and capacity limits, but also “magical moments” at revamped après ski areas designed to fit the times.

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Survey Reveals Ski Resort Visitors’ Top Concerns For Upcoming Winter

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More than 20,000 skiers and snowboarders responded, providing insights about the road ahead.

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Soldier Mountain Prepares To Open After Devastation From Phillips Fire

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Wildfires raging around the Magic Valley were a common event this summer and Camas County’s Soldier Mountain Resort felt the burn firsthand.

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Smartwool Parent Company Foundation Gifts $1.5M to Steamboat For New Howelsen chairlift

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An unexpected $1.5 million gift to Steamboat Springs that was announced on Wednesday will be used to build a new Barrows Chairlift on Howelsen Hill.

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Telluride Converting Gondola Cars Into Dining Cabins For The Winter

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With ski resorts and towns brainstorming for creative ways to meet their guests’ restaurant needs within COVID-19 occupancy constraints this winter, the Town of Mountain Village near Telluride has come up with a novel one: a collection of 20 dining cabins scattered in the base plaza made from refurbished gondola cars.

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Disney's Failed Attempt To Build A Massive Ski Resort In The California Wilderness

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It’s never quite made sense that the Country Bear Jamboree debuted in Disney World, located in muggy Florida, a state not particularly known for furry brown bears. But the ensemble of musical bears wasn’t meant for Disney World at all. They were destined, once upon a time, for a stunning alpine-style resort tucked deep in California’s Sequoia National Park.

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New Renderings For Proposed Garibaldi Ski Resort Near Squamish

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The new Garibaldi at Squamish ski resort could have a design that highlights the area’s connection with the Squamish First Nation, based on new preliminary concept artistic renderings that provide higher detail.

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The Grooviest Groomer

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Good morning groovy people. Good morning, Sugar Poppppp,” Brian Hughes says into his camera phone, making a popping sound as he says, “Pop.”

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Colorado's Uncertain Ski Season Could Have An Unusually Late Start

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In what promises to be a most unusual ski season in Colorado due to COVID-19, it might also be an unusually late kickoff.

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Top New Ski Hotels Opening For The Winter 2020-2021 Season

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Since the global coronavirus pandemic began, sports that lend themselves to outdoor social distancing (golf, cycling, hiking, fishing, etc.) have been red hot, and skiing and snowboarding hold the same appeal as cold weather sets in. Several new hotels are debuting at major ski resorts around the country, and while it is too early to say whether travel from outside the regions will be safe or advisable this ski season, it is worth begin informed if the travel landscape takes a turn for the better.

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Colorado Trying To figure Out What To Do When Ski Country Visitors Catch Coronavirus

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One of the stickier points in managing the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado’s resort towns involves what to do when a guest falls ill during their stay and can’t leave.

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Algae In Skis? Salt Lake Company Believes Its Technology Could Change The Snow-Sports Industry

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Traditionally, the skis you want to carry you into and out of the isolated and unforgiving backcountry is not the pair with algae on it. Or in it.

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