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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.

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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USFS Backs Mt. Rose Ski Resort Expansion, Bridge Over Highway 431

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The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno.

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Big Snowfall A Boon For Ski Areas

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After 5 to 6 feet of snow fell last week in the Central Oregon Cascades, ski areas in the region are set up for a potentially stellar late-winter and spring season.

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Skiing in July? Squaw Valley Extends Season Amid Record Snowfall Near Tahoe

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Ready to hit the slopes in Tahoe? You’ve got plenty of time.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has announced it will extend its ski season through July 7 this year due to record-setting snow totals. As of Wednesday, the resort had seen 596 inches on the season, with 315 falling in February alone, according to a news release.

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One Pass to Ski Them All

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Alterra and Vail Resorts are going head to head snapping up resorts. Can they save skiing and make selling lift tickets a viable business?

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February Snowiest Month in History For Californian Resort

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With almost non-stop snowstorms hitting California through February, at least one of the state’s resorts says that the month is now the snowiest ever in its history.

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Over-Hyped Weather Forecasts Are Bad for Skiing

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Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero ideas how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside.

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Colorado Front Range Ski Areas Take Various Approaches to Crowded Parking Lots

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More and more Front Range skiers. Same number of coveted parking spots. That’s the dilemma local ski resorts face each year. And it’s getting worse.

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Epic Burger? Where to Find the Best One in Colorado

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My wife and I smelled beef sizzling on an outdoor grill at one of Colorado’s premier ski resorts. An employee there was systematically flipping what must have been four dozen beef patties.

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Skiing: Resurgence in the Catskills

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This winter, Hunter, Windham Mountain and Belleayre tout major improvements boosting the ski experience in the Catskills. Altogether, the biggest areas in the region invested $25 million in new lifts, convenient ticketing systems and improved snowmaking.

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Pacific Storms Continue to Pile Snow Onto Sierra Nevada Snowpack

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The snow piling onto the Sierra Nevada could be considered more of a snow pile-on at this point.

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Crested Butte May Be The Gem In Vail Resorts’ Portfolio, But Its Lifts Must Be Fixed Before It Can Shine

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The wind is blowing snow across the mountaintop. Temps are well below zero. Visibility is bad.

“This is an adventure,” said Chris Jarnot, sidestepping in his K2 skis up a narrow ridge, heading toward Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s precipitous, powdery Teocalli Bowl.

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