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

Winter Rolls On As Memorial Day Weekend Approaches

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Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer, but don't tell that to Mother Nature!

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SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Celebrates End Of Season

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Pond skimming. Easter egg hunts. Crazy costume contests. Bands, BBQ and beer. And layers of sunscreen and lip balm.

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Deep Into The Spring: Still Skiing And Riding To Be Had

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The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season isn't going out quietly, as healthy snowfall through April has prompted resorts across the SnoCountry map to extend operations into May – or beyond.

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What Vail Resorts Will Be Up To This Summer

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The largest ski and snowboard resort owner in the world enters its second decade of its expansion with a modest slate of on-mountain upgrades and a couple of portfolio-wide improvements.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Spring Is Coming

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Mid April comes through with a bang as a powerful winter storm graces the middle of the country. This winter does not want to go quietly, and that’s fine by us! Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.

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Get The Day Going: Tasty Bakeries Near Ski Resorts

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Few things fire up a day of skiing and riding more than fresh-baked goods and a hot cup of joe – and the high country full of spots to pick up a doughnut, croissant, scone or more.

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Skinning Inside The Ropes With No Lift Needed

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Heading up the mountain on skis has gained popularity around the nation. Most resort have designated trails, access times and a set of rules (check website) – but it's free to travel uphill.

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Epic Burger? Where to Find the Best One in Colorado

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My wife and I smelled beef sizzling on an outdoor grill at one of Colorado’s premier ski resorts. An employee there was systematically flipping what must have been four dozen beef patties.

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Mountain Dining: The 'Cat Knows The Way To Carry The Sleigh

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There's nothing quite as satisfying as a gourmet meal after a long day on the slopes, and a number of Rocky Mountain resorts spice up the experience with a snowcat ride for on-mountain dining.

SnoCountry put out a call for some of the best “sleigh-ride” meals in the Rockies and came up with a sample listing.

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Arapahoe Basin Goes It Alone, Cuts Ties With Epic Pass

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Sometimes rapid growth isn't all it's cracked up to be. Arapahoe Basin has found that to be true and, because of it, announced it will no longer be part of Vail Resort's season pass portfolio next season.

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How Best To Handle Traffic, Parking In Busy Mountain Towns

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In a world of ride-share, buses, shuttles and Uber, plenty of skiers and riders still pack up the car and head the the hills the old-fashioned way.

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Breckenridge Makes Season Extension Permanent

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As long as the snow stays on the hill, Breckenridge has announced it will stay open through Memorial Day this season – and all seasons going forward.

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Ridin' The High Roads: Best Mountain Passes To Drive

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All across the West you can find year-round paved roads that cross major mountain divides and offer some of the best mountain views in the nation. Plus, many are home to ski and snowboard resorts.

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Get Up Early: Laying Down The First Tracks On The Mountain

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At many U.S. resorts, you can have the mountain to yourself before the first chair.

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Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

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Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.

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Centrally Located: Mountain Towns That Anchor Several Resorts

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Many ski and snowboard resorts in the West rely upon a nearby town that is base for food, lodging and off-slope fun, so SnoCountry took a look at three well-known towns that act as hubs for the mountains that surround them.

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Early Openings, Fresh Powder In Colorado

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The 2018/19 ski and snowboard season has officially arrived in Colorado with a number of ski resorts opening, taking advantage of the recent storms which dumped snow by the feet, not inches, on their slopes.

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With Epic Pass In Hand, Hit The Road (And Airports)

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Here’s a sample road trip for those who have purchased an Epic Pass, have a week or two on the loose, and are ready to ski and ride across the West without having to shell out for a day ticket.

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Snowmaking Upgrades In Colorado, Lookout Extends Hours, Boreal Gets New Chair

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As a new season begins, skiers and snowboarders head to the hills, always looking for what’s new at their favorite resort – and what improvements they might find if they venture to other areas.

Here’s a look at a quintet of resorts in Colorado, Idaho and California that expect to drop the ropes in early November.

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Pair Up: Copping Two Colorado Fourteeners In A Day

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Summiting a 14,000-foot peak is a popular pastime in Colorado, since 56 of the 68 14ers in the continental U.S. lie within its borders. And a handful are close enough to cop in a single day.

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