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

New Mexico's Sipapu To Install First New Chair In Five Years; Designed For Families

Sipapu NMSipapu Ski & Summer Resort -- the New Mexico ski and snowboard mountain known for long seasons and beginner friendliness -- will put in a new chairlift this summer to serve more of the mountain's easier terrain.

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Leisurely Chairlift ‘Legend’ At Purgatory To Become High-Speed; Power Pass On Sale

Purgatory spring skiingFor three decades, Purgatory loyalists have relied upon old-faithful Legends Lift 8 to take them to the tranquility, bumps and glades of Durango Mountain’s back side. That's about to change.

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Purgatory is Back! Durango Businessman Finalized Purchase, Promptly Changes Name

PurgatoryJames Coleman, a local Durango resident and avid skier, finalized his purchase of Durango Mountain Resort this week and promptly changed the name of the iconic Southwestern Colorado resort back to Purgatory.

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Three-Inch Per Hour Snowfall Hits Utah On Way To Southern Rockies; PNW Set For Storms

Boarder at SolitudeMore than a few people likely called in sick with the powder flu in and around Salt Lake City this week as a couple of feet of powder fell on the Wasatch – and quickly. 

 

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January Is Month For Raising Awareness Of Slope Safety In West

Tahoe rescue dogResorts in the West believe skiers and snowboarders should be able to enjoy the inherent excitement, exhilaration and thrills on the slopes – and feel safe while doing them.For nearly two decades, the National Ski Areas Association has designated January as the time to focus on how to activity on the slopes and trails safer for everyone. And, in the past several seasons, the issue has been in the spotlight with high-profile accidents and lawsuits. 

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It’s Winter In Arizona, Too; Resorts Roll Out Specials, Deals For The Season

Arizona Snow BowlWhat appears to be a La Niña winter in the West has put smiles on the faces of skiers and snowboarders who live and play at Arizona’s three winter resorts.

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Weather Takes A Break In Much Of West, But Powder Days Are Coming To Colorado

Powder at Sugar BowlAfter rolling across Tahoe and the southern tier of the Rockies, the weather is expected to take a break across the West for this weekend before another round arrives just before Christmas.The best bet for upcoming powder days will be along and north of I-70 in Colorado next week, meaning skiers and snowboarders at Steamboat , and Summit and Eagle county resorts might get those powder boards in shape.

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Skiers In Southwest Win; Durango Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu Under One Ownership

Durango Mountain ResortSkiers and riders in the Southwest may be the biggest winners as the market for Western resorts remains hot. A Durango businessman and avid skier with ownership interests in two northern New Mexico resorts, has purchased both Durango Mountain Resort and Arizona Snowbowl.The new collective is now the largest in the region.

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Skiers In Southwest Win; Durango Mountain Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu Under One Ownership

Durango Mountain ResortSkiers and riders in the Southwest may be the biggest winners as the market for Western resorts remains hot. A Durango businessman with ownership interests in two Northern New Mexico resorts, has purchased both Durango Mountain Resort and Arizona Snowbowl.

 

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Southwest Mountains Provide Cool Summer Breezes For Hikers, Bikers, Sightseers

Mountain biking at Taos

When it’s crackling hot in the high desert of the Southwest, locals and visitors alike gaze longingly at the mountains – and many of them get up there to cool off.

 

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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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Chairlift Rides, Disc Golf, Telescopes Highlight Arizona Snowbowl Summer

Arizona Snowbowl summer

Anyone taking a weekend trip to northern Arizona to escape the summer’s heat might check out what’s happening on the cool slopes of Arizona Snowbowl.

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12 Western Resorts Unite With New ‘Powder Alliance’ Pass

Schweitzer powder

Twelve ski resorts throughout the West – many with prodigious pow stashes – have united to offer skiers and riders the opportunity to broaden their powdery horizons with a brand new “Powder Alliance” pass.

 

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Arizona Snowbowl Is Back Wheelin’ And Dealin’ On Tickets

Arizona Snowbowl

At Arizona Snowbowl, where they are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this winter, it may be your age, your gender or the day of the week that will trigger a special deal on lift tickets.

 

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Arizona Snowbowl Cranks Up For Diamond Anniversary

Arizona Snow Bowl

It’s been 75 years since a car engine-powered rope tow pulled the first skiers up a meadow known as Hart Prairie on the slopes of the San Francisco Peaks.  

 

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