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New Lift-Served Evolution Mountain Bike Park To Open July 4 At Okemo

Okemo Bike ParkOkemo Mountain Resort has added lift-serviced mountain biking to its lineup of summer and fall amenities. The South Ridge Quad A will provide access to more than three miles of trails in the resort’s Clock Tower base area as the first phase in the development of the Evolution Bike Park at Okemo. The Evolution Bike Park at Okemo will be open for the July Fourth weekend.

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Climb Before You Slide? Popularity Is Growing At Colorado Resorts

A Basin upholdersIn these days of high-speed quads, heated seats and WiFi in gondolas, it’s heartening for traditionalists to know that the ritual of climbing up to ski down is still quite popular.

 

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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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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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Save On Season Passes At Southern Colorado Resorts

Wolf Creek

Yes, the sun is still high in the sky and the temps can still get into the 90s, but that doesn’t stop Rocky Mountain resorts from rolling out season pass deals. 
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SnoCountry’s Best Ski Resort Mountain Bike Parks

Mountain biking at NorthstarAcross North America, a bunch of ski and snowboard resorts convert their vertical feet, trail terrain and uphill lifts into summertime playgrounds for mountain bikers.

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High-Speed, High-Mountain Action Keeps Coming In the Colorado Rockies

Disc Golf at Durango

Nearly half of Colorado’s two dozen resorts have reopened for the summer, cranking up chair lifts, mountain biking trails and base-area entertainment through the Labor Day weekend.

 

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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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It’s Super Sunday On Ski Slopes, Too: Plenty Of Lift Ticket Deals

Super Bowl NJLook, you can skip the four-hour pre-game show and head to just about any ski resort in America where deals aim to take you away from the guacamole dip.

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Get Ski, Snowboard Fever Throughout West During January; Special Deals

Learning at A-Basin

Here’s a New Year’s resolution to work on: Take to the slopes to learn to ski or ride at any of dozens of winter resorts in the Rockies, Sierras and Cascades.

 

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Heavy Snow A Boost For Western Resorts, Bust For World Cup Ski Racers

Stevens Pass

The first major snowstorm of the season sent ski racers packing, and powder hounds reaching for fat skis.

 

“It’s the first powder storm of the season, and the crowd is going wild,” said Emily Moench, communications manager for Snowbird on Wednesday morning. “Powder hounds are chomping at the bit.”

 

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Michigan’s Mt. Bohemia Offers Heartland Powder; One Day Pass Sale Saturday For $99

Bohemia powder

If you like backcountry, ungroomed slopes and tons of natural snow, choices are very limited around the Heartland. Mt. Bohemia has been dubbed the Great Lakes version of Jackson Hole.

 

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Colorado Resorts Set Record Straight On Marijuana Legalization: No Smoking In ‘Public Places’

Legal At Last logoPossession of small amounts of marijuana in Colorado is now legal, but smoking pot at a ski resort remains against the law.

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Crested Butte Entices Visitors With Airline Discounts Up To $400; Buy By Oct. 15

Crested Butte

If Crested Butte-lovers book the right flight and place to stay, they can get up to $400 off the price of an airline ticket.

 

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United Express Adds New Chicago Flight To Crested Butte

Crested Butte, Colo. (Facebook)

A new non-stop, direct United Express flight from Chicago O’Hare to the Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport will be available for 10 Saturdays throughout the winter beginning Dec. 21. Sky West Airlines will operate the 66-seat regional jet aircraft.

 

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12 Western Resorts Unite With New ‘Powder Alliance’ Pass

Schweitzer powder

Twelve ski resorts throughout the West – many with prodigious pow stashes – have united to offer skiers and riders the opportunity to broaden their powdery horizons with a brand new “Powder Alliance” pass.

 

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Colorado Slopes See 3.8 Percent Increase In Visits For 12-13 Season

CSCUSA Map

More than 6.4 million skiers and snowboarders flocked to the slopes of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts for the 2012-13 season. 

 

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NatGeo Picks Top 25 Classic Ski Towns: Aspen To Stowe To Wanaka

Stowe

Just what makes a classic ski town? National Geographic has chosen what it considers the 25 best in the world. Agree? Disagree? We at SnoCountry.com did a little bit of both. Here’s the NatGeo list in no particular order. 

 

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Colorado Resorts Jam Packed With Spring Events, Deals

Arapahoe Basin

The Colorado ski and ride season lasts well into spring with ample events and activities. This spring is no exception as resorts are offering a jam-packed lineup of celebrations, concerts, and contests with various types of on-snow and slope-side activities.

 

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Colorado Resorts Continue To Be Blessed With Snow

Wolf Creek

Mother Nature continues to bless Colorado Resorts with up to 20 inches of new snow this week.

 

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