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Sugarloaf To Host 2019 U.S. Alpine Speed Championships

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Sugarloaf, Maine, is no stranger to playing host to U.S. Alpine Championships, but in 2019 the resort will look forward to hosting the first-ever U.S. Alpine Speed Championships. From March 16-21, 2019, the best alpine skiers in the nation will ski down Narrow Gauge in downhill, super-G, and alpine combined events.

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October, Early November Projected Opening Dates

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While it looks like Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area will win the #RaceToOpen this season, but numerous resorts are also preparing early openings for the 2018-19 season.

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Sunday River Tests Newly Enhanced Snowmaking System

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After taking the first steps towards doubling the resort’s snowmaking capacity this summer, Sunday River completed its annual fall systems test this morning starting at 6:15 a.m. In the latest news in the #RaceTo Open, the Maine resort typically opens for skiing and snowboarding on or around Halloween, and this morning’s cold temperatures provided the perfect opportunity to put the new equipment to the test on the Lower Downdraft trail.

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#RaceToOpen Kicks Off In Earnest This Week

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October has arrived, and with it comes the annual #RaceToOpen between Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin, which has claimed the crown outright the past two years.

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Skiing And Snowboarding Rental Gear Delivery Moves From Fad To Fixture

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A growing trend in skiing and snowboarding has hundreds of thousands of participants renting ski gear online to be delivered to their door, rather than visiting "brick and mortar" rental shops.

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Winter Outlook: What Will El Niño Bring To The Party This Winter?

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As summer fades to fall, skiers and snowboarders across North America are chomping at the bit to strap on the boards when Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Ski Area, Vermont’s Killington Resort and Maine’s Sunday River prepare for the annual #racetoopen for the 2018-19 season.

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Tickets On Sale For Killington World Cup Sept. 5

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The Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Vermont’s Killington Resort Thanksgiving weekend, and tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 5 at 9 a.m. EDT.

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Waterville Valley to Host 2019, 2021 U.S. Alpine Championships

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The nation’s best alpine ski racers will descend upon New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort in 2019 and 2021 for U.S. Alpine Championship - the biggest race the resort has hosted since the White Circus visited in 1991 when Julie Parisien won the World Cup giant slalom.

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Ikon Pass Partners With Australia’s Thredbo

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Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia is the newest partner of the Ikon Pass, now offering access to more than 64,000 acres at 27 mountain destinations around the world. 

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Vail Resorts To Purchase Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Crested Butte, Stevens Pass

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Vail Resorts launched another salvo in the battle to own the winter destination market and a larger slice of the ski marketplace with the purchase of Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, Crested Butte in Colorado and Steven Pass in Washington Monday.

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