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Western Resorts Rush To Ban Camera Drones As Their Popularity Rises

Go Pro DroneTrying to get ahead of the popularity of videoing from remote-controlled drones, many Western resorts have banned their use – citing safety issues and both FAA and U.S. Forest Service concerns.

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March Marks Start Of Party Season At Colorado Resorts; Shed Some Layers

Spring at SteamboatWinter’s cold is loosening its grip on the Rockies as the sun stays in the sky longer, and skiers and snowboarders begin to shed a few layers of clothing. The coming of March also means it’s time to party in the out-of-doors at Colorado resorts.

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Tahoe Gets Taste Of The Good Stuff; High And Dry For Holiday Week Across The West

Bluebird powder day at SquawFour feet at Mt. Rose, two feet at Squaw Valley, 19 inches at Northstar – winter returned to the Tahoe area with a vengeance this past week. But, California and across the West will see things quieting down and warming up for much of Presidents' Week.

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Aspen/Snowmass Links Child Development To Ski School Instruction, Age Grouping

Aspen Ski SchoolIt’s long been a desire of ski and snowboard resorts to get kids on the slopes at as early an age as possible in hopes that they get hooked on the sport early on. At the Aspen-Snowmass Ski and Snowboard Schools, this concept has been taken to another level.

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The Way We Were: Inflation And The Cost Of Lift Tickets

Pico, Vt.

The year was 1966. An adult midweek lift ticket cost $7 at Stowe or Killington. The next year we paid $35 for five days of midweek skiing and lessons.

 

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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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Aspen, Mt. Abram, Stevens Pass Honored With Golden Eagle Eco Awards

Aspen Snowmass

The ski resorts picked up honors for their work in protecting the environment during the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) convention this week in San Antonio, Texas. Aspen Skiing Co., Colo.; Mt. Abram, Maine; Steven’s Pass, Wash., were cited.

 

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