Mountain Vacation Properties Have Broad Generational Appeal

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When John Myers’ soon-to-be married daughter said the three-bedroom condo at Vermont's Okemo wasn’t going to be big enough, he purchased a five- bedroom slopeside townhouse where the extended family of 18 enjoys time together. Every week 30,000 baby boomers become grandparents so it’s not too surprising that there are multiple generations enjoying vacation homes at the country’s ski resorts. 

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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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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Couple Of Powerful Storms To Watch

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Here comes a nice taste of cold weather for many of us!  Some resorts sit in just the right spot for heavy snow accumulations. 

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All Over Colorado: New Chairlifts, Better Early-Season Snow, On-Mountain Comfort

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Upgrades abound for a quartet of Colorado ski and snowboard resorts that swing open their doors in mid-November, as the new season gets into full-bore boogie mode for the 2018-2019 season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active Weather Pattern Into November

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We’re turning the calendar to November in this SnoCountry SnoCast, and with that comes more signals that winter is coming. A weather pattern featuring frequent storm systems will impact both the western and eastern areas this week.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Is Set To Get It On

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The snow guns are firin’, the supply chain is hummin’ and everyone is primed for a new ski and snowboard season across the West.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Strong Coastal Storm Aims For The East

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Here we go! The season’s first, strong coastal storm will take aim at the East during the weekend bringing some wild weather. Meanwhile, we enjoy some mild skiing/riding in the West.

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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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Arapahoe Basin, Killington Open Friday; Loveland Opens Saturday

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While Wolf Creek took the First To Open title for the 2018-19 season last weekend, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are following close behind and will be the first resorts to open for seven-day-a-week runs starting this Friday and Saturday. Killington will once again take the honors of first to open in the East this Friday.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Battle Of The Seasons

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Fall and the first tastes of winter continue to duke it out across North America. With occasional bursts of cold and spurts of snow continuing in this week’s forecast, it’s a reminder that winter, truly, is not far away.

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Point And Shoot: Five Photogenic Resorts In The West

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With the proliferation of Smartphones and digital cameras, you don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture the beauty of the West – especially in the mountains.

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New Chairs Highlight Colorado’s Early Openers; More Snowmaking At Mount Rose

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The ropes were dropped on and the lifts were spinning Oct. 12 at Wolf Creek Ski Area, signaling the beginning of another ski and snowboard season across the West.

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Purgatory Power Pass Extends Reach To Partners

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Call it Epic-Lite or Ikon 2.0, but the southern Colorado-based Power Pass has taken off around the country, into Canada and across the seas.

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October, Early November Projected Opening Dates

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While it looks like Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area will win the #RaceToOpen this season, but numerous resorts are also preparing early openings for the 2018-19 season.

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Wolf Creek Wins Race To Open First

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A midweek snowstorm has dropped up to 20 inches on the slopes of Wolf Creek, prompting the management to say they will spin the lower beginner lift on Saturday (Oct. 13).

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Rockies Get Early Help And The Winter Outlook

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Some of the images coming from the Rocky Mountain region have us excited, but also taking a double look! More snow will fall along some of the range, which we’ll discuss, and also how this winter looks to shape up.

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Kick The Tires Of The Latest At Ski and Snowboard Shows

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A sure sign that ski and snowboard season is just around the corner comes when resort promoters, equipment reps and retailers head to big cities across the country for preseason ski and snowboard shows.

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Snow, Snowmaking In Colorado

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Copper Mountain Resort officially kicked off the 2018-19 snowmaking season early Sunday morning near the top of the Excelerator lift on Andy’s Encore trail. Meanwhile, Loveland Ski Area received three inches of new snow, and just over the Continental Divide, Arapahoe Basin also reported a fresh coat of snow.

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#RaceToOpen Kicks Off In Earnest This Week

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October has arrived, and with it comes the annual #RaceToOpen between Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin, which has claimed the crown outright the past two years.

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