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

With Caution And Caveats, Colorado Resorts Open Up For Mountain Biking

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Over the years, mountain biking has become the most popular activity at Colorado ski and snowboard resorts during the summertime -- and most resorts have upped their game with "bike parks" and networks of trails.

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The Pandemic Is Forcing Ski Towns to Rethink Tourism

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When once crowded mountain communities like Breckenridge, Colorado, saw visitors vanish this spring, locals scrambled to mitigate the economic damage and plot a return, while keeping their towns' character intact

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A-Basin Makes Plans to Reopen, Breckenridge Will Remain Closed for the Season

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Vail Resorts has announced Breckenridge Ski Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen for spring skiing. 

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Arapahoe Basin Is Not Giving Up On Reopening

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Gov. Jared Polis offered some hope to skiers with Monday’s announcement that camping can resume in the state, saying he would have a decision regarding skiing on May 25.

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More Time To Get Next Season's Best Annual Pass Price

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The abrupt end to the ski season, amid all the confusion, has prompted some Midwestern ski areas and resorts to push back the deadline for securing next season's annual pass at the best price point. Some have pushed the deadline to the end of this month, and others have pushed it back even further.

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Colorado Front Range Ski Areas, Forest Service Issue Plea for Uphill Skiers to Stay Home

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Five Front Range ski areas and the U.S. Forest Service have collaborated to produce a video message imploring uphill skiers to stay away from their resorts.

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Early Closure of Ski Resorts Triggers 'Feeding Frenzy' for Touring and Backcountry Equipment

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Sean Glackin’s phone exploded within minutes of the news that Vail ski area was closing. The outdoor retailer’s entire rental fleet of alpine-touring skis was quickly rented by a flood of uphill skiers the following day.

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With Spring Approaching, Colorado Ski Areas Offer Some Sweet Deals, Events

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March in Colorado ski country calls to mind shorts, shades, sunshine and ponds. Hard to imagine after a February that saw record snowfall.

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How to Enjoy a Ski Resort Vacation as a Non-Skier

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When I first moved to Colorado, I thought my family and I would somehow magically pick up skiing, hitting the slopes every winter. But as it turns out, skiing is not an easy thing to start up on your own in your 30s.

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Breckenridge Resort Hits 300-inch Season Snowfall Milestone

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Breckenridge Ski Resort is the first ski area in Colorado to surpass 300 inches of total snowfall for the season. The total on the 5 a.m. report Sunday was just under the 300-inch mark, but the resort received more than a foot of fresh snow throughout the day Sunday, according to Breckenridge spokeswoman Nicole Stull. As of 5 a.m. Monday, the resort reported 311 inches of snow for the 2019-20 season. 

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How Breckenridge Ski Resort prepares high-Alpine terrain for opening

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On Dec. 20, Breckenridge Ski Resort announced on its social media channels that Imperial Express, the highest chairlift in North America reaching 12,840 feet, was officially open for the season. It came with the caveat that opening such high-Alpine terrain is “no small task.” 

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Here’s a Look at the Heavy Snow Around Colorado

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Some Colorado residents woke up to a winter wonderland with heavy snowfall forecasted to continue through the rest of the weekend.

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New Chairlifts In Future For Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek

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Plans unveiled by Vail Resorts for next season have chairlifts opening new terrain at Beaver Creek, upgrading flow at Breckenridge, and replacing an old with a new at Keystone.

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'Big Boys' Begin To Open In Colorado; Breck Features New Peak 8 Base

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The flush of double-digit preseason snowfall in the Colorado Rockies and cold temps have propelled early openings all around – in particular, some of the largest resorts in the state.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Storms Finally Target The East

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Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.

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Epic, Ikon Cuts Costs Of Summer Mountain Fun

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Both the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass streamline skiing and riding costs during the winter. Now that summer's here, they switch gears to make warm-weather times in the mountains more affordable, too.

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Summer Fun On The Mountains Of Colorado

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Though the weather has been slow to cooperate, summer is indeed coming to the Colorado Rockies – and with it, tons of recreational diversions for all to enjoy.

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Study Shows Colorado's I-70 Congestion Leading To Fewer Ski Trips

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Some skiers and snowboarders are choosing to make fewer trips to the mountains due to congestion on Interstate 70, according to a new study from the I-70 Coalition.

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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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