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U.S. Hosting Seven World Cup Events For 2019-20 Season

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Following the conclusion of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council Meetings, the 2019-20 competition calendar for all ski and snowboard sports that fall under the jurisdiction of FIS has been announced. For U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in America, this means that the following event dates are now confirmed:

 

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Game Changing Passes Benefit Skiers, Resorts

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The season pass landscape has erupted with options. Chief among them for access to worldwide areas are Ikon and Epic passes.

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Alterra Announces $181 Million For 2019-20

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Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Weather Holding Strong

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In this week’s SnoCast, every corner of the country will get snow. In this continued active weather pattern, see what days will be best to hit the slopes in your area.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Family Ski Vacation

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Unless you’ve got a personal assistant, herding the kids and gear for a family ski vacation is no simple task, but the rewards for putting in some planning time are numerous. Once you’ve reached your mountain resort destination, there are often a slew of activities and amenities that will make slope time with the kids an adventure you’ll want to go on again and again.

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Your Very Own Ski Day With An Olympian

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We watch Olympians on TV every four years, but you don’t have to wait that long to rub elbows with skiing stardom. Several mountain resorts around the country offer opportunities to ski with their most prominent athlete ambassadors, and learn the slopes from a pro perspective.

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2019 Snowboard, Freestyle And Free Ski World Championships To Showcase New Winter Olympic Sports

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The IOC has announced that seven new winter sports will be incorporated into the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China. Four of these sports are International Ski Federation (FIS) events that will be on show at the 2019 Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships taking place in Utah in February 2019.

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Alterra Mountain Company To Buy Utah’s Solitude

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After buying 11 ski and snowboard resorts in 2017 -- its first year of business -- Alterra Mountain Co. brought its portfolio to an even dozen by announcing the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort.

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Cheers To Signature Mountain Resort Cocktails

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Whether you love powder or corduroy, groomers or trees, one of the best treats after a day on the snow is an après-ski cocktail. SnoCountry.com did some tough research and discovered some of our favorite signature resort cocktails.

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The Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2017

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Mammoth's ski and ride season lasted 270 days last year. (Mammoth) 

Skiers and riders love to talk about the weather, and where to find the perfect storm of great snow and value tops the SnoCountry.com news for 2017.

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Flight Deals To Your Mountain Paradise

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Looking to make a cost-effective choice in flying to your favorite resort? SnoCountry.com has some deals for you.

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PCSkiGal: So Long To Stein, The Legend

Stein EriksenOlympic ski legend and Deer Valley’s iconic ambassador Stein Eriksen has died. The Norwegian champion known for his impressive coif, impeccable ski technique and eponymous lodge passed away quietly at his Park City home Sunday, December 27, 2015, surrounded by family. He was 88 years old.

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Legendary Skier Stein Eriksen Passes Away

Stein ErikenStein Eriksen, the legendary alpine skier whose revolutionary technique and distinctive style made him a founder of modern skiing, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at his home in Park City, Utah surrounded by family.  He was 88 years old.

 

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Deer Valley Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Top World Ski Awards

DeerValleyThe World Ski Awards named Deer Valley Resort as the United States’ Best Ski Resort and the Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley was awarded the title of Best Ski Resort Hotel at its “Ski Oscars” awards gala held in Kitzbuehel, Austria. 

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PCSkiGal: Celebrity Skifest To Open Deer Valley Season Dec. 5

Mares at DV Celebrity Ski FestThere are only a handful of "givens" when it comes to skiing in the Wasatch. It used to be the snow. Nope, not anymore. A lineup of traffic as far as the eye can see on powder days in Little Cottonwood Canyon? Yep. That’s one. A massive crowd at the top of Rustler on the “first” closing weekend of Alta? Yep, that’s another. Epic food at Snowbasin. Check. But the absolute one thing guests and TV celebs can count on when they ski Park City is Deer Valley’s opening the first weekend in December.

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Nate Lee Named Solitude Mountain Operations Director

Nate Lee SolitudeNate Lee has been appointed Solitude Mountain Resort’s new director of mountain operations. He is currently entering his 21st year of employment at Solitude, and has held the positions of lift operator, lift maintenance mechanic, lift maintenance manager and most recently,senior mountain operations manager.

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PCSkiGal: Summer's Almost Done In Utah -- Get It While It Lasts

Park City Alpine SlideThe snow's coming in less than 100 days. The colors are about to turn, so it's your last hurrah to jump in a mountain lake, hike high peaks with the pooch, cycle amid the wildflowers. 

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Solitude's New Owner, Deer Valley, Spending On Immediate Improvements

Solitude hikersThe Summit Express at Solitude Mountain Resort has been both the lift of choice for black-diamond powder hounds … and somewhat of a hassle to get to.

 

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Snowboard Big Air, Alpine Team Event Added to 2018 Olympics; U.S. World Cup Stops Set

Big Air in KoreaBig air snowboarding and an alpine team event were approved the International Olympic Committee (IOC) this week as new event inclusions for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association had been among nations lobbying for inclusion of big air. U.S. World Cup stops were released by the F.I.S. as well.

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Andrew Fletcher New Food, Beverage Director at Solitude

Andrew Fletcher SolitudeDeer Valley has appointed Andrew Fletcher as Solitude Mountain Resort’s new director of food and beverage. Fletcher joined Deer Valley in 1998 as an assistant sous chef at the Silver Lake Lodge. 

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