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

More Resorts, Terrain Open Across The West; Northeast Still High And Dry

Loveland Ski AreaWith up to two feet of new snow this past week, resorts across the west continue to open and expand terrain heading into the weekend.

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Loveland, A-Basin First Out Of Gate As Colorado Resorts Set Opening Dates

Loveland early groomingThe unofficial race to open first in Colorado is over for 2015-2016, with Loveland Ski Basin and Arapahoe Basin both opening for the season on Thursday, October 29.

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Colorado Resorts Upgrade Lodges, On-Mountain Eateries

Colorado eateries upgradesNew lifts and trails often get the headlines during the off-season, but much of this summer’s work in Colorado centers around lodges, base facilities and restaurants.

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SnoCountry’s Best Offbeat Summer Fun At Western Resort Bases

Mountain Coaster at SnowbirdThe scenic chairlift ride, the downhill mountain bike run and the alpine hiking trek have long been standard fare at summer mountain resorts – but the focus has moved off-mountain lately.

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Woodward Camps Keep Terrain Parks Hoppin’ During Summer At Copper And Boreal

Woodward CampsFor terrain parkers, the end of the winter ski and snowboard season means more than six long months of life without a jib, jump or butter box – unless you got the bread for some time at Woodward.

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Epic Adventure! Eight Colorado Resorts In A Day

Eight ResortsSporting an Epic Pass, a Copper/Winter Park Patriots Pass and a Loveland lift ticket, Disabled American Veteran Jerry Eller of Canon City, Colorado recently conquered an eight-resort solo adventure.

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Colorado Resorts Unveil 2015-2016 Season Pass Deals; Save And Get Ahead Of Crowd

Copper Mt.In what has become a major ritual of spring, winter resorts have started rolling out discounts on season passes for next year – either to keep the current buzz going or give hope for a better season ahead.

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Colorado Resorts Target Kids To Keep ‘Em Coming; 'Make It Effortless'

Winter Park targets kidsQuite clearly, the future of the ski and snowboard industry will rely upon a younger generation that wants to get onto the slopes and trails at a winter resort.

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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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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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SnoCountry's Best Bets For Thanksgiving Turns

Bretton Woods snowmakingOn Thanksgiving Day, there are always plenty of things to be thankful for – including the opportunity to carve out a few arcs at a nearby ski and snowboard resort before carving up the turkey. Early-season snow conditions can be an iffy affair, dependent as they are on a stretch of below-freezing temperatures for snowmaking and a couple of late autumn snowstorms to lay down a solid base.

 

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It's Time: Colorado Resorts Announce Opening Dates For New Season

Loveland gets ready to open

It takes about two weeks to put down enough snow to open, and the race is on between Arapahoe Basin  and Loveland Ski Area as as to which Colorado ski area will open first.

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Season's First Snowfall Blankets Slopes in Colorado, California, Wyoming

Copper Mountain Snowmaking

It won't be long now!

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It’s A Bang Up Fourth At America’s Ski Resorts

Here’s a sampling of events across America. Check with your favorite resort for many more Independence Weekend happenings.

 

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Crested Butte Joins More Than 35 Resorts Across North America Open This Weekend

Crested Butte reopens this weekend

It was a good season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. So good, that its not over yet!

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Ski Industry Veterans Say Colorado's I-70 Bottleneck Is Hurting Entire State

I-70

Vail Mayor Andy Daly’s youngest son is ski patrolling in France this ski season and he and his wife went over to visit. On their way home they flew the 5,000 miles direct from Frankfurt to Denver on Lufthansa in nine hours. But because of gridlocked Interstate 70 traffic, it took them more than seven hours to drive the 120 miles from Denver International Airport to Vail.

 

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Copper Beats Own Prices With Online Tickets; Powder Day Passes Still Available

Boarder at Copper Mt.

The lines at Copper Mountain ticket windows should be shorter these days, as the Colorado resort has ramped up deep discounts for day tickets purchased on the Internet.

 

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Olympians Louie Vito, Nick Goepper Visit Midwest Hometown Hills

Louie Vito

Olympian Louie Vito is heading to Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, Saturday, Dec. 28, for his annual rail jam, and Nick Goepper, who just made the first U. S. Olympic slopestyle skiing team, will be at Indiana’s Perfect North Slopes for a rail jam Thursday, Dec. 26.  

 

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Colorado’s Copper, Keystone To Open Friday; Foot Of Snow Teases At Lake Tahoe

Keystone Oct. 28, 2013

Copper Mountain and Keystone Resort in Summit County, Colo. will join already open Arapahoe Basin and Loveland Friday, Nov. 1.

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Winter Crashes Fall’s Arrival Party With Early-Season Snow

Squaw Valley Snow

Fall officially arrived in the Northern Hemisphere Sunday bringing colder temperatures and snow across the inter-mountain west and high peaks of the Northeast.

 

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