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

Ski Industry Veterans Say Colorado's I-70 Bottleneck Is Hurting Entire State

I-70

Vail Mayor Andy Daly’s youngest son is ski patrolling in France this ski season and he and his wife went over to visit. On their way home they flew the 5,000 miles direct from Frankfurt to Denver on Lufthansa in nine hours. But because of gridlocked Interstate 70 traffic, it took them more than seven hours to drive the 120 miles from Denver International Airport to Vail.

 

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Colorado Resorts Begin Advance Sales For 2014-2015 Season Passes; Deals Now

Steamboat

Flush from a powder-filled winter this season, a number of resorts in the Colorado Rockies are rewarding forward thinkers with deals on season passes for 2014-2015.

 

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Get Ski, Snowboard Fever Throughout West During January; Special Deals

Learning at A-Basin

Here’s a New Year’s resolution to work on: Take to the slopes to learn to ski or ride at any of dozens of winter resorts in the Rockies, Sierras and Cascades.

 

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Summit County’s Free Bus: Your Holiday Ride To The Slopes

Summit Stage Map

‘Tis the season to pack up and head to the hills for thousands of skiers and snowboarders from the Rockies to the Sierra.

 

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Colorado Gems Card $20; Two-For-One At Eight Resorts

Ski Cooper

In an era of mega-resorts, the other guys in Colorado offer up an alternative: Small-town feel, old-style good times -- with discounted tickets all around.

 

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Colorado’s Copper, Keystone To Open Friday; Foot Of Snow Teases At Lake Tahoe

Keystone Oct. 28, 2013

Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colo. will join already open Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Friday, Nov. 1.

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Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area Opens This Weekend

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Skiers and snowboarders in Colorado will have three choices of where to ski or ride this weekend as Wolf Creek Ski Area opens for a sneak peak of the 23013-14 season Saturday and Sunday.

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A-Basin Kicks Off 2013-14 Ski Season; Loveland To Open Thursday

Opening Day at A-Basin

The 2013-14 ski season officially kicked off Sunday with Arapahoe Basin becoming the first ski resort in North America to open to the public, according to Colorado Ski Country USA, and on Monday Loveland Ski Area announced it will open Thursday.

 

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Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Kicks Off 2013-14 Season Sunday

Arapahoe Basin

Thanks to two weeks of snowmaking and a series of recent winter storms, Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Ski Area is set to kick off the 2013-14 ski season Sunday (10/13).

 

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‘Game On’ For Loveland, A-Basin As Snowmaking, Snow Return Thursday

Loveland Snowmaking

Barely a week into fall, and its “game on” for both Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin as both areas prepare to open for the 2013-14 season.

 

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Snowmaking Underway At Boreal, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin

California's Boreal fired up its snowmaking system Thursday night as additional snow fell throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain regions in the west. In Colorado, Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin started snowmaking operations on Friday evening.

Loveland Snowmaking 

 Loveland began making snow for the 2013-14 season just after 6 p.m. Friday.

Arapahoe Basin Snowmaking

The race is on! A-Basinn began making snow on Friday too! 

Boreal Snowmaking

California's Boreal fired up the snowguns just after midnight Thursday, Sept. 26.

 Snowbird 

Snow covers the top of the tram at Snowbird.

Crested Butte 

Fresh snow at Crested Butte!

Jackson Hole 

Looks like mid-winter at Jackson Hole.

China Peak 

First snowfall of the season at China Peak.

Deer Valley

First snowfall of the season at Deer Valley.

Sun Valley 

Sun Valley also picked up a few inches.

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Loveland, Arapahoe Basin May Start Making Snow This Week

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Ski Area high atop the Continental Divide along Interstate 70 could crank up its snowmaking system later this week after a substantial coating of new snow fell on its slopes on Sunday.

 

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Winter Crashes Fall’s Arrival Party With Early-Season Snow

Squaw Valley Snow

Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.

 

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Several Midwest Season Passes Also Have Eastern, Western Connections

Boyne Resorts

Many season passes add extra value through discounted rentals, food, ski shop apparel, and other perks, but several Heartland season passes also include alliances with western and eastern ski resorts. Check them out. There are some good benefits if you’re planning a ski vacation outside the Midwest this winter.

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Colorado Slopes See 3.8 Percent Increase In Visits For 12-13 Season

CSCUSA Map

More than 6.4 million skiers and snowboarders flocked to the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts for the 2012-13 season. 

 

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Aspen Mountain Open For Memorial Day Weekend Skiing And Snowboarding

Aspen

Pack up your mountain bikes, road bikes, hiking boots, skis and snowboards if your heading to Aspen this weekend, because when the Silver Queen Gondola spins, skiing and snowboarding will be yet another spring outdoor recreational option. 

 

Aspen Mountain will re-open for Memorial Day Weekend skiing with 16 trails and nearly 90 acres of mostly intermediate terrain, served by the Ajax Express chairlift.

 

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Spring Storm Delivers April Powder To Utah, Colorado

Snowbird

The latest spring snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches in the Rocky Mountains, delivering outstanding  (mid-winter) spring conditions for the remainder of the season for resorts in Utah and Colorado.

 

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Storms Buoy Conditions But Closing Dates Fairly Firm In West

Arapahoe Basin

Late-season storms have buoyed conditions at many Western resorts, but this recent largesse doesn’t appear to be enough to keep slopes open beyond announced closing dates.

 

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Colorado Resorts Jam Packed With Spring Events, Deals

Arapahoe Basin

The Colorado ski and ride season lasts well into spring with ample events and activities. This spring is no exception as resorts are offering a jam-packed lineup of celebrations, concerts, and contests with various types of on-snow and slope-side activities.

 

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Thinking Ahead: Season Pass Deals Roll Out For 2013-2014

Bear Mt.

Even though the lifts are still running for the 2012-13 season, some early-bird deals on season passes for next season can be had.

 

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