Tom Horrocks is marketing communications manager for SnoCountry.com. A former journalist, Tom has written for Ski.net, Powder, VeloNews, The Rocky Mountain News and Vail Daily.

Northwest Colorado Is Home To A Ski Area Without Chairlifts

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“Welcome to a ski area without chairlifts,” said Jeff Woodward as he showed me around the snow-covered private ranch that is home to Bluebird Backcountry, about 30 minutes southeast of Steamboat Springs in Northwest Colorado.

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Climate Change: Athletes Flag The Dangers Of Manmade Snow

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A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking one ski and twisting the other, also breaking his leg.

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Europe‘s Largest Ski Resort Could Destroy Some Of The Last Glaciers In The Alps

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A project called "Europe‘s largest contiguous glacier ski resort" has the potential to destroy some of the last wild places in the continent - but people are committed to stopping the development.

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Intermountain Health Care Freestyle World Cup Returns to Utah's Deer Valley Resort

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Deer Valley Resort welcomes the world’s most elite ski athletes to compete at the 2022 Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International Ski World Cup from January 12 through 14, 2022.

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Sunday River Installing Fastest Eight-Person Chairlift In North America

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As the next major step in the Sunday River 2030 plan for enhancing the guest experience, Sunday River is scheduled to install the fastest 8-person chair in North America for the 2022-23 winter season. The Jordan 8, a new Doppelmayr D-Line chairlift that is among the most advanced in the world, features weather-blocking bubble covers and will access terrain on Jordan Bowl and beyond.

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Backcountry Ski Entry From Resorts Reconsidered After Deaths

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The stairway to heaven may actually be a bootpack.

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Exclusive Wasatch Peaks Ranch Plans 2021-22 Opening In Utah

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A new private mountain resort development in Utah aims to open to members for skiing and riding next winter. Called Wasatch Peaks Ranch, it's located 35 minutes north from Salt Lake City, 10 miles south of Snowbasin Resort.

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Coronavirus-Wary Colorado Skiers Are Willing To Sit Out This Season, Poll Shows

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A Magellan Strategies survey of Colorado skiers reveals apprehension over pandemic protocols, reservations and visitors. “I can go a year without skiing downhill,” one woman said.

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As Pandemic Hammers Its Finances, Vail Resorts Pulls Out Of State Cloud Seeding Program

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Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest financial contributors to Colorado’s cloud seeding program, has dropped out this year, leaving a major hole in the program’s budget.

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New York's Snow Ridge, Wyoming's Antelope Butte Join Indy Pass

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Snow Ridge Ski Resort in upstate New York and Antelope Butte in Northern Wyoming has joined the Indy Pass for the 2020-21 season. With these additions New York now has four and Wyoming three Indy resorts giving skiers in those regions a great selection to choose from - for a total of 59 resorts across the country.

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Wolf Creek First To Open In Colorado

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Thanks to two feet of new snow from last weekend's storm, Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area is the first area to open in Colorado, albeit, under strict COVID-19 protocol.

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VIDEO: Rail Master Daniel Hanka Shreds Zermatt

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Czech freeskier Daniel Hanka has made a name for himself as a creative park skier, able to grease mind-bending rail tricks and ridiculous grabs.

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Saddleback Prepares for First Ski Season Since Closing in 2015

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For the first time since 2014, Saddleback ski area is getting ready to welcome skiers this winter.

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Vail Resorts, Alterra To Shutter all North American Resorts, Others Follow

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UPDATED Sunday, March 15, 2020 - All North American ski mountains operated by Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company will close Sunday for at least a week as the coronavirus spreads through North America.

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A Day For Jake

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Join us for a global day of snowboarding to celebrate the legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter.

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20 New England Ski Resorts with Ski Free Deals For the Youngest to the Oldest

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A family day on the slopes can get expensive.

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'There's A Lot Of People To Hire': Vermont Ski Resorts Boost Benefits To Entice Seasonal Workers

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Vermont is gearing up for the next big influx of tourists: ski season. For resorts around the state, that means adding hundreds of seasonal employees, but Vermont's aging population and low unemployment rate are adding to the challenge. That's led some resorts to offer generous benefits — retirement plans, health insurance, ski passes, housing — for entry-level positions like lift operators and parking attendants.

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Snowmaking Underway, Snow Heading Toward Colorado

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The #racetoopen is officially underway between Colorado's Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin. Meanwhile, Vermont's Killington Resort has also thrown a hat into the ring as well.

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Snow Guns Out And Ready At Arapahoe Basin

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Powder chasers, brace yourself. Ski season is nearly a month away.

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Loon, Stratton Mountain Bike Park Grand Openings

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Two of New England’s premier mountain resorts are ready to open for the season – mountain bike season that is!

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