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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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Forest Service Acceptance Puts A-Basin On Expansion Course

Arapahoe Basin expansion

Within a couple of years, the precipitous backcountry known as The Beavers may move inside the ropes at Arapahoe Basin.

 

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Colorado Resorts Buried In Light, Fluffy, Holiday Delight

Aspen / Jeremy Swanson photo

Following a slow, dry start to the season, the Pacific moisture express has arrived in Colorado, dropping fresh inches of fluffy powder at locations across the state. 

 

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Major Winter Storm Drops Big Snow in Tahoe

Boreal

Skiers and snowboarders in California, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana are rejoicing as an early-season winter storm has dropped more a foot of snow in some areas. 

 

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A Taste of Winter In the Midwest, Northeast; The Real Deal In The Rockies

Arapahoe Basin

After a couple quick tastes of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest and Northeast, the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season finally kicked off for good in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday at Arapahoe Basin.

 

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Colorado Resorts Invest In Modest Improvements

Alberta Bowl, Wolf Creek

Most Colorado resorts had to scale back off-season upgrades in the face of an 11 percent drop in skier-days in 2011-2012, but regulars at a number of mountains will notice some welcome enhancements.

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Snowmaking Underway At Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain
The first dusting of snow has graced the Colorado High Country, and even the first turns of the season have already taken place in Breckenridge. But this season’s opening act kicks off in earnest this week – snowmaking!

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Two-Year Passes Highlight Pre-Season Sales At Angel Fire, A-Basin

Angel Fire, NM/Isaiah Trujillo

If you have a crystal ball and it says the next two seasons will be outstanding snow years, Angel Fire, N.M. and Arapahoe Basin, Colo. have a deal for you.

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