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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.

Colorado Posts Record Skier Visits For 2018-19 Season

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Total skier visits to the 23 member ski resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) increased 13 percent over last year, finishing nearly 12 percent above the state’s five-year average. The numbers reflect the current makeup of the association, adjusted for the departure of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2018-19.

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Vail Resorts Promises Opening Dates For Vail, Beaver Creek

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Despite humanity’s best efforts, certainty is hard to come by when it comes to nature. Vail Resorts is bringing a bit of certainty to Vail Mountain’s opening day.

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Study Shows Colorado's I-70 Congestion Leading To Fewer Ski Trips

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Some skiers and snowboarders are choosing to make fewer trips to the mountains due to congestion on Interstate 70, according to a new study from the I-70 Coalition.

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JetBlue To Offer Ft. Lauderdale/Boston-Steamboat Flights Again in 2020 Season

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The last ski resort still operating for the season in New England just wrapped up their winter season this week, but JetBlue's already looking toward the 2020 ski season, offering seasonal nonstop flights from Boston to one of the Rocky Mountains' world-renowned ski destinations next season.

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Where To Ski or Snowboard in June 2019

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For those who, like us, love their snowsports year round, the good news is that spring 2019 has ended snowy in the northern hemisphere, and autumn 2019 has ended snowy in the southern hemisphere.

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Mount Snow Fire Takes Out Carpentry Shop, Snowmaking Controls

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A fire ripped through a mountain operations building at Mount Snow on Tuesday night.

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Ski Season Kicks Off Down Under

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The ski season will open early this year with a late autumn cold snap delivering blankets of snow to ski fields in Victoria and New South Wales. Mount Buller, Perisher, and the Selwyn Snow Resort have all announced they’ll be opening this weekend.

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U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Returns to Snow at Squaw Valley

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Warmer temperatures usually signal the end of the ski season, but for athletes on the U.S. Ski Team, winter never truly ends and warmer temperatures mean chasing snow around the globe. The U.S. Moguls Team held their first on-snow camp at official U.S. Ski & Snowboard training site Squaw Valley, May 2-15. With 682 inches of snow so far this season, Squaw provided an ideal return to snow with perfect spring skiing conditions, allowing the team to train 12 days during the two-week camp.

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Vermont's Killington Resort Still Open For Skiing

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Vermont's Killington Resort still open for skiing Skiers eager to hold on to winter hit the slopes over the weekend at Killington Resort in Vermont.

And it wasn't the final weekend for the Green Mountains ski facility.

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Purgatory Resort To Open For Skiing Saturday, Sunday

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Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday.

Snow is expected to be followed by sunny skies Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

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Snow in Australia as 2019 Season Nears Down Under

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It is snowing in Australia a month ahead of the start of the Australian ski season.

Most of the country’s leading ski areas have been reporting snowfalls which are expected to intensify over the next 48-72 hours with the heaviest snow for most coming on Thursday-Friday.

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Mt. Abram Ski Resort Plans to Build Maine’s Largest Mountain Bike Park

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Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.

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World’s New Longest Indoor Ski Run On Course For 2020 Opening

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The massive Meydan One mega mall complex in Dubai, which is due to include the longest indoor ski run yet, is reported to still be on track for its originally announced 2020 opening date.

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Alaska's Hatcher Pass Could See Snowcat, Heliskiing Next Winter

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A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from some outdoor enthusiasts worried about increased avalanche danger, pollution and noise.

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Huge Ski Area Near Whistler Targeting 2025 Opening

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A giant $3.5-billion ski resort project on the West Coast of Canada hopes to be open from 2025, its developers have said.

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Ski Santa Fe Riding High Into Season’s Home Stretch

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

That’s how George Brooks, executive director of industry group Ski New Mexico, describes the 2018-19 ski season in comparison to the previous winter — one of the most dismal in years.

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With Enough Snow to Last Until May, Ski Resorts Consider Extending Season

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Last week’s snow and continued cold temperatures in the North Country seems like good news for skiers looking to take a few more turns this spring.

Yet only a few resorts have extended the season, with most areas still planning to shut down at their normal closing dates, some as soon as this weekend, representatives said.

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Slopeside Taco Truck brings Beachside Cuisine to Skiers

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Taco trucks. You imagine them beachside or street side. But slopeside?

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New Prospective Buyer Takes Another Run At Getting Saddleback Ski Area Back In Business

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A Boston investment firm has made an offer to buy Saddleback Mountain, pledging to invest $25 million to $30 million after the sale to help restart the Rangeley ski resort, which has been closed for four years.

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Seven Mountains That Are Great for Spring Skiing In And Near Colorado

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Spring skiing: when we wear fewer layers, swap goggles for sunglasses and don’t put on enough sunscreen. Strong storms in February and early March this year buried central and southern Colorado in many feet of snow, leading some resorts to extend their seasons and setting spring up for epic conditions.

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