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.

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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Arapahoe Basin Joins Ikon Pass

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Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Ski Area joins the Ikon pass for the 2019-20 season. Now Ikon Pass holders have access to snow at 40 global destinations, including six in Colorado.

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Snow, Snowmaking In Colorado

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Copper Mountain Resort officially kicked off the 2018-19 snowmaking season early Sunday morning near the top of the Excelerator lift on Andy’s Encore trail. Meanwhile, Loveland Ski Area received three inches of new snow, and just over the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin also reported a fresh coat of snow.

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50 Years of Southern Charm at North Carolina’s Beech Mountain

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When you think of North Carolina, Tar Heels, beer and beaches are usually the first things that come to mind. Not skiing and snowboarding. But nestled high up in the Blue Ridge Mountain at 5,506 feet is the highest ski area in the eastern United States, and it’s celebrating its 50th birthday this season.

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Big Storms Deliver For Australia, New Zealand

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 The biggest storms of the season so far dropped upwards of 24 inches on resorts throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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South American Resorts Buried By El Niño

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La Parva, Chile is one of the many resorts in the Central Andes that has received significant snowfall over the past 10 days. La Parva photo)

Skiing in South America is off to a fantastic start thanks to a number of storms that have pounded the Andes recently.

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