Brrrr! Arctic Cold Descends Onto The West; Northwest Finally Opening, More Snow For Southern Rockies

Mt. BachelorYou could hear the audible sigh of relief from skiers and snowboarders in the Great Northwest this last week who finally can hit the slopes after a way-too-warm December.

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Western Resorts Reach Out To Newbies For January Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

Learning at Brian HeadAfter all the hoopla around Christmas and New Year’s, it’s time to get down to the business of learning how to ski or snowboard.

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It’s A Western White Christmas; Double Digit Dumps In Northern Cal, Utah's Wasatch, Colorado's I-70 Resorts

Winter Park powderThis past weekend’s storm dropped double-digit snow dumps on northern California mountains and then stayed north with a pre-Christmas gift for the Wasatch in Utah and Colorado resorts along I-70.

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PCSkiGal: Holiday Treats For Your Best Friend Made With Crested Butte Snow

Fruitless Real Snow Dog TreatsJust in time to deck the halls, string up your doggies’ stockings and stuff them with new Fruitables Vanilla Snowflake Flavor dog treats. 

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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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Vail's Avanti Lift To Be Upgraded On Front Of Mountain

Avanti chair at Vail MountainContinuing an effort to upgrade its lift system, Vail Mountain has unveiled plans to replace the 25-year-old Avanti Express on the front of the mountain.

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Vail Resorts Unveils $50 Million Plan To Link Canyons, Park City Mountain Terrain Next Summer

Link of PCMR and Canyons

An eight-passenger gondola will be the centerpiece of Vail Resorts’ strategy for connecting Canyons Resort with Park City Mountain ResortThe Colorado-based resort group revealed its plans for bringing the two neighboring mountains together – and solidifies Vail’s intention to create the largest ski and snowboarding area in the United States since acquiring Park City Mountain this offseason.

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U.S. Men, Women Off To Strong World Cup Weekend Starts; Vonn Back On The Course

Birds of Prey Beaver Creek world CupU.S. Ski Team men and women speed racers got their respective North American World Cup weekends off to strong starts Friday (Dec. 5). 

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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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Keystone Mountain Experience Means Discounts, Free Clinics For Newbies; First Is Dec. 13-14

Keystone ExperienceColorado’s population keeps growing, so newcomers to the Colorado mountains can get a two-weekend primer in what skiing and snowboarding in the Rockies is all about from Keystone Resort.

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Shiffrin Close To World Cup Podiums At Aspen; Sullivan, Weibrecht Top Americans At Lake Louise

Mikaela Shiffrin at Aspen slalom 2014Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, Colo.) skied a gutsy second run to salvage a sixth place finish in the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational World Cup Giant Slalom Saturday won by Austrian Eva-Maria Brem. Sunday saw the American champion winning the first run. But she over-skied the second run and dropped to fifth. 

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Long Sought Village At Wolf Creek Gets Shot In Arm With Forest Service OK

Wolf Creek ColoApproval of a land swap with the U.S. Forest Service has given the developer of a 325-acre resort village near Wolf Creek Ski Area reason to believe his long-fought project might finally get built.

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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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Steamboat Adds More Skiing, Snowboarding Nights

Steamboat night skiing adds nightsOfficials at Steamboat say that their experiment last season with after-hours skiing and riding was a success – enough so that they’ve added a couple of evenings to the nightly schedule.

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Crested Butte Opens First Phase Of Backside Expansion

Teo2 Expansion area at Crested ButteSkiers and snowboarders will get a glimpse of the future of Crested Butte Mountain Resort as the Colorado ski area drops the ropes on Teocalli 2 Bowl this winter.

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U.S. Alpine Ski Team Named At Copper Mountain; Vonn's Back

2015 Ski Team named at Copper Mt.The sun was shining down on Center Village at Copper Mountain, Colo., where a huge crowd congregated for the 2015 U.S. Alpine Ski Team to be introduced during the Nature Valley First Tracks.

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Steamboat To Host International Skiing History Week, Hall of Fame Induction April 8-12

SteamboatColorado's Steamboat Ski Resort has been selected as the site of the 2015 Induction Ceremony of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, as well as the International Skiing History Association's Skiing History Week April 8-12.

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Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo Kick-Starts Season Nov. 7-9

Colorado Ski & Snowboard ExpoThe Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo returns Nov. 7-9 to the Colorado Convention Center. Meet resort exhibitors, equipment manufacturers, and get a head start on the season at the ski and snowboard sale.

 

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Congestion-Easing I-70 Traffic Easing Efforts Set To Go This Winter

Eisenhower Tunnel I-70Last year, a snowy winter in the Colorado mountains dumped nearly three times the normal snowfall on the Interstate 70 corridor out of Denver – and created some of the worst weekend traffic jams on record.

 

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Inside Or Out? Beaver Creek Installs First-Ever Combo Lift In The Rockies

Doppelmayr combo lift (Photo courtesy Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH)

In the ski industry these days, it’s all about choice. And now, at Beaver Creek Resort, skiers and snowboarders can choose a chair or gondola – on the same lift.

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