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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

SnoCountry SnoCast: Another Early-Season Storm In The Rockies

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Here we go again! The second strong, early-winter storm has moved across the Rocky Mountain range in the western United States and Canada.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Beautiful Spring Conditions Take Us To Late April

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Here comes the warmer weather. We’re highlighting the best days to enjoy comfortable, spring skiing/riding plus where last-minute snow is going to fall!

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Still Some Snow Left In The Gas Tank

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Welcome to April! It’s the month to have a little more fun and perhaps get those last runs of the season in. Hurry though! As warmer weather approaches and ski resorts close, our time is limited. Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Wild, Wild West (And Midwest) Remain Cold, Snowy

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Winter weather has no sign of letting up across the Western U.S. and Canada, neither for the Great Lakes region!

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Fe”Brrr”uary Begins Chilly And Snowy

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Record cold temperatures slowly fade away in the East this week, while another batch of cold helps Canada and parts of the U.S. stay snowy.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Couple Of Powerful Storms To Watch

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Here comes a nice taste of cold weather for many of us!  Some resorts sit in just the right spot for heavy snow accumulations. 

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Powder Alliance Adds Loveland, Sugar Bowl To Resort List

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Powder Alliance, the so-called “off-beat” combined pass, is now a partnership of 19 resorts in U.S., Canada, Japan and Chile with the addition of Sugar Bowl, Loveland and two mountains in the Canadian Rockies.

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Sunshine Village First Canadian Ski Resort To Open

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Sunshine Village sits high on the Continental Divide in the heart of Banff National Park.

Sunshine Village Ski and Snowboard Resort is the first resort in Canada to open its doors to ski and snowboard enthusiasts, November 3. This is Sunshine’s earliest opening in over 30 years. 


 

The resort opened with four lifts including Wawa, Strawberry, Jackrabbit and Wolverine, one magic carpet and one eight-passenger gondola. With a current base of over 69 cm (27 in) of all-natural snow, Sunshine Village is poised for a solid start to the 2016-17 season.

“A large amount of precipitation starting in early October means the champagne powder snow has piled up fast,” says Dave Riley, Chief Operating Officer at Sunshine Village. “The Sunshine Village team has been working incredibly hard and we are thrilled to be the first resort in Canada to open its doors to our guests.” 

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The resort is now offering full ski school programs as well as Tiny Tiger and Kids Kampus programs, in addition to opening select on-mountain dining and retail venues. 

Banff’s only ski-in, ski-out hotel, the Sunshine Mountain Lodge,  opens Friday, November 11.

Skiers and riders are advised to use caution as early season conditions mean there may be unmarked natural hazards around the resort.

You can watch Sunshine’s progress on mountain cams and check out daily snow conditions.

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El Niño To Be Nice In West, Naughty In Northeast For Christmas

Holiday snow forecastSki resorts throughout the Northeast are wondering just what did they do to get onto the naughty list? Was it all that snow last season? The cold temperatures too? Maybe we should just blame it on El Niño?

 

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