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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.

'The snow is perfect:' Indoor ski slope opens at American Dream

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Bruce Springsteen gave New Jersey his “Tunnel of Love.” More than three decades later, American Dream gave the state a tunnel of snow.

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Powdr acquires SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia

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On Tuesday, Park City-based Powdr announced it has acquired SilverStar Mountain Resort. SilverStar is Powdr’s first mountain resort in Canada.

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Best snowboard gadgets and ski tech: Smart goggles, electro-osmosis jackets and more

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Winter sports and tech gear go together like skis and snow. These smart gadgets make for a cutting-edge trip down the mountain.

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Fire destroys lodge on Whiteface Mountain

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A fire Saturday night destroyed the Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain Ski Area.

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Jake Burton Carpenter, ‘Godfather of Snowboarding,’ Dies at 65

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Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burlington-based Burton Snowboards, died Wednesday evening of complications from cancer, the company announced Thursday. He was 65. 

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Alterra To Acquire Vermont's Sugarbush Resort

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Alterra Mountain Company has entered into an agreement to purchase Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, bringing the company’s portfolio up to 15 resorts throughout North America.

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Get Ready For Winter – Where To Find Your Local Avalanche Workshop 2019

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Every year, the amount of people deciding to explore past the boundaries of ski resorts continues to rise. We understand folks are trying to satisfy their thirst for powder but are they prepared when something goes wrong or to make the best decisions they can about conditions?

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Bretton Woods 8-Person Gondola is a Room With a View

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Depending on the weather, the first eight-person gondola in New Hampshire could begin operating within a month at the Bretton Woods Ski Area.

For the most part, “it’s all glass,” longtime Director of Ski Operations Chris Ellms said of the gondola being built by the Austrian-Swiss Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. 

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10 Resorts That Aren’t On Epic Or Ikon That You Should Know

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For those that want flexibility, ski only a handful of days, or their local mountain is on the Epic or Ikon Pass, we get it. To start things off right, we’ll be completely honest with you. We have an Epic Local Pass. Heavenly is only a few minutes from our house, so we use it to get in a few laps when we don’t have a ton of time. Do we go to resorts on the Epic or Ikon Pass for vacation? Rarely.

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Keystone Resort Sets Up New High-Efficiency Snow Guns In Hopes Of An Earlier Start To The Season

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With the race to opening day going strong and (hopefully) coming up soon, Keystone Resort is ramping up the competition with new snowmaking technology. The resort just replaced 50 of their snow guns, which were previously manual or semi-automatic, with new high-efficiency and fully automatic snow guns. 

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Snow In Summer? Lake Tahoe Gets Early Blast Of Winter

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There are still six days left to summer, but that didn’t stop light snow from falling Monday in the Lake Tahoe area. Squaw Valley and Mt. Rose ski resorts reported a dusting at high elevations — and more snow may be on the way.

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Alterra Eyes Jay Peak As Vail Takes A Pass

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Vail Resorts, a ski industry behemoth that has been gobbling up local resorts in recent years, is not interested in Jay Peak. Other companies, however, have visited the Northeast Kingdom resort, a company official told a local town board during a recent meeting.

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Not Sure Which Season Ski Pass to Buy?

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It’s the time of year to ponder passes.  

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New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

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With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

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After Months On The Market, Soldier Mountain Owners Turn To Craigslist

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Diane and Matt McFerran co-own Soldier Mountain in Fairfield. After purchasing the resort in 2015, they put it up for sale late last year for $800,000 dollars, and they’ve had some interest, but no offers.

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Loon Mountain Bike Park Aims For Fall Opening

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With guidance and hands-on help from an industry giant, the state’s newest mountain-bike park is rapidly taking shape at Loon Mountain.

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Mt. Bachelor Plans To Open Zip Line Next Spring

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Mt. Bachelor will add a zip line to its roster of summer activities, the latest in a series of plans the ski resort has set up for the mountain area.

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Magic Mountain Making Major Snowmaking Expansion

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Vermont's Magic Mountain recently received Act 250 approval for a snowmaking project that will double the size of its existing pond. It adds to the growing number of improvements new owners are making at the Londonderry ski area.

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City, Steamboat Resort Consider Partnering In Running Howelsen Hill

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The city has released a skeleton of a developing agreement that could see Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. operating Howelsen Hill.

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Snowbird Opened For Skiing On The Fourth of July For Only The Fifth Time In 48 Years

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For Paul Fejte, getting to ski on Independence Day captures the holiday’s meaning: a celebration of freedom.

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