PCSkiGal: You're Never Alone At Alta

Skiers at AltaIf you hate skiing alone, you can't be shy. I had the ultimate dilemma today. None of my friends could come out to play. It was a Tuesday; a work day for most and forecasters had called Wednesday the day to catch the Powder Flu. Not today. 

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Utah Resorts Reluctantly Set Closing Dates; Most In April

Spring skiing in UtahDespite some serious dumps in March, all good things must come to an end. In Utah, that means a pretty good season will mostly wind up by mid-April.

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Spring Highlights Top Bump Runs In Rocky Mountains

Bump skier TellurideAs spring skiing season arrives, you usually find more VW-size moguls than snorkel-deep powder at Rocky Mountain resorts. Combine with warm bluebird days, and you’ve got prime time for bump-a-holics.

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Utah Resorts To Ring In 2016 With Powder; Join Alta’s Torchlight Parade

Alta New Year's EveA check of any snow forecast for Utah during the holiday season, and you’ll see nothing but snow, snow, more snow – and plenty of festivities.

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Utah Resorts Spread Out Season Pass Smorgasbord, Multi-Day Options

Utah powder houndThe first dustings are on the highest peaks, and resorts across the West are in the midst of early season ticket discounts. In Utah, the mélange of choices for multi-day tickets -- local, regional and national -- is greater than ever.

 

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PCSkiGal: Get Utah Season Passes As Deadlines Loom

Powder MountainTalk about time sneaking up on you. If you’re close enough to consider a season pass to Utah resorts, it feels like just a few months ago we were debating whether the Mountain Collective should be the only pass you purchase. 

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Strong El Niño Winter Bodes Well For Western Skiers, Riders

Powder at Wolf CreekThe waters are warming in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, signaling that El Niño is on his way – and so should above-average snowfall across the West and Southwest.

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Utah Mountain Accord Takes First Major Step Toward Backcountry Protection

AltaUtah’s controversial Mountain Accord plan got off the ground in July with the unanimous endorsement of a quartet of proposed land swaps between Utah ski and snowboard resorts and the U.S. Forest Service. The land exchanges at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton signal a commitment for backcountry conservation among elected officials, government agencies, and representatives of private business and non-profit organizations.

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Summer In The Utah Wasatch: Slide, Ride, Zip, Climb

Mountain biking at Park City Mountain ResortRecreation during the summer in the mountains above Salt Lake City is still within an hour’s drive of the city – and the resorts continue to add more things to do.

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Spring Arrives In Utah; Resorts Announce Closing Dates

Spring air at Park CityIt’s been an up-and-down year at the ski and snowboard resorts in Utah this season, with heavy snowfall and warm temperatures concentrated in short spurts.

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New Freshies Keep Skiing, Riding Strong In West

Spring at Loveland

New snow in the West is keeping the season alive and well every day at several resorts in California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. Several other ski areas are playing the “re-open” card on weekends.

 

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PCSkiGal: Utah’s Season Hops To A Close; Get Out And Party

PCMR Easter Egg HuntOh Dang! The end is near. April started out strong but our slopes were no match for an August-like sun. We had two of the best powder days of the year in the first week of the month and now it is 60 degrees. Boo hoo. And so it ends.
 
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Plenty More In Store At Utah Resorts In April, May

Brian Head Spring

Late-season snow storms have been rolling into Utah mountains, making it difficult to hang up the skis and snowboards but easy for resorts to stay open.

 

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Breaking News: U.S. Forest Service Sides With Alta In Fight Over Snowboarding Terrain

Alta

There is "no authority holding that the…Fourteenth Amendment protects those who stand sideways on snowboards” said Alta Ski Area in a motion to dismiss a lawsuit raised by riders in January. It appears the U.S. Forest Service is siding with the resort.

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Utah Springtime Ushers In Prime Lodging Deals

Deer Valley lodging

As March arrives in the high country of Utah, the sun gets brighter, the days longer and the lodging discounts deeper.

 

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Utah Resorts Spruce Up For Season; New Quad At Snowbird

Snowbird lift install

While lawsuits and lobbying have dominated summer headlines, many of Utah’s resorts have spend time and money on the mountain and behind the scenes to upgrade their facilities and programs.

 

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Season Passholders At Four Wasatch Resorts To Get Free Days At Others

Alta

Qualifying season passholders at Alta Ski AreaDeer Valley ResortPark City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort  are offering three free ski days of lift access at each of the other resorts for the 2013-14 season.

 

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Plan To Link Utah Resorts Alive; More Options Sought

Wasatch backcountry

“In like a lion; out like a lamb” you might quote when hearing the news surrounding SkiLink. The controversial 2012 proposal to stick a gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, across federal land and over to Solitude Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, ran up the flagpole to Washington where it fizzled. But, this is far from over.

 

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PCSkiGal: Alta Breeds Skiers

Alta

There are only three resorts left in the U.S. that ban snowboarders. Two are located in Utah. Deer Valley and Alta

 

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Massive storm buries Northwest, Rockies

Stevens Pass

A massive winter storm that blew through the Northwest dropped a historic amount of snow on Stevens Pass, Wa. – 39 inches in 12 hours.

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