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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Powder-Heaven Alta Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Alta ready to open

No other American ski area can stake a better claim to the term “old school” than the Alta Ski Area. The venerable Utah ski mountain will be 75 years old this year and, as the thousands of Alta loyalists know and love, some things just never change at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

 

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Brutus Delivers Solid Base To Western Resorts

Alta
Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.

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Utahns Get More Serious About Congestion In Canyons

Alta Wildcat base

Anyone who has made the drive up Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon on a winter weekend knows there’s just too much traffic.

 

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Nation’s Ski Areas Continue To Unite On Addressing Climate Change

Canyons Resort

A report just released by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) details more progress on implementing the principles of its Environmental Charter during the 2011-12 season. 

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PCSkiGal: Jill Does The Math With New Collective Pass

Jackson Hole Gondola

I’ve got another option for you in the lift ticket department if you’re not sure whether to plunk down a grand (or more) for a season pass this year or just purchase individual passes from say, Costco.(see SnoCountry news story).

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New ‘Mountain Collective’ In West Means Savings At Ticket Wicket

Mountain Collective

Four of the nation’s major western independent ski resorts – AltaAspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows – have joined together in a new cooperative that means plenty of dollar savings in passes and lift tickets.

 

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