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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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Keep It A-Comin’: Snow Measured In Feet Expected In Northern California

Boreal gets snowAn extensive storm system fueled by a so-called "Pineapple Express" has made landfall in northern California, prompting forecasts for 1-3 feet of snow in and around Lake Tahoe by the weekend.

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Tahoe’s Powder Pass Nixes Holiday Blackouts; On Sale Through Dec. 20

Tahoe Powder PackMany season pass holders eschew the slopes during the holidays because of blackout dates – a circumstance that Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl want to change.

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Western Resorts Getting Aggressive To Combat Climate Change

Alta snowcat using biodieselClimate change – and its threat to snow-dependent ski and snowboard resorts -- has become a priority for many resort owners, and a large number in the West are taking steps to reduce emissions and energy use.

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Eyes On The Skies: More Storms Helping Tahoe-Area Resorts Open Season

Diamond PeakAll eyes are on the skies – and all hands are on the snow guns – as Northern California ski and snowboard resorts begin to turn on the lifts for the season, thanks to regular snow storms that started cycling through the region since Thanksgiving.

 

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L.A. Ski Dazzle Expo Dec. 4-7; Plenty Of Entertainment

Ski Dazzle Los Angeles is Dec. 4-7.Ski Dazzle Los Angeles is gearing up for its 51st annual expo Dec. 4-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Show producers say it is North America’s Largest Consumer Ski & Snowboard Show and Sale. 

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SnoCountry's Best Season-Long Kids' Programs

Mad River Glen kids programLooking to share a passion for the mountains with your kids? The country’s next generation of rippers can probably be found in one of many season-long kids’ programs. Whether they’ve got Olympic dreams or just want to become a confident all-mountain skier, these programs provide a solid base for wherever the mountains take them.

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SnowJam Ski, Snowboard Festivals: San Diego, Las Vegas

SnowJam San Diego (Snowjamcard.com)

Ski show enthusiasts have their choice of two SnowJam ski shows this November: San Diego, Nov. 14-16, or Las Vegas, Nov. 29-30. Contests, prizes, and vacation giveaways will be happening throughout the weekend.

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It's Snowing: California Resorts Set To Open

Snowing at BorealAfter several seasons of below-average snow, preseason storms have heartened Californian skiers and snowboarders and prompted resorts in the Golden Bear State to set opening dates.

 

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Nov. Features Three Calif. SnowBomb Shows

 

Attendees at SnowBomb Festival (SnowBomb)San Francisco, San Jose, and Sacramento are the sites for the 2014 SnowBomb Ski & Board Festivals. More than 25 resorts and representatives from skiing and boarding manufacturers will be on hand to answer your questions.

 

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SnoCountry's Best Mountain Ski Shops

Footloose Sports Mammoth Lakes

To be one of the best mountain shops, it helps to be ensconced near the base of one of the best mountains, as that’s what ensures a veteran staff that lives, eats and breathes the sport.  Little wonder, then, that our short-list of the crème de la crème are proximate to the best skiing in their respective regions.

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Brutus Delivers Solid Base To Western Resorts

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Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.

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