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

SnoCountry SnoCast: Tricks and Treats in the Forecast

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We're saying goodbye to October’s tricks, and flipping the calendar to treats in November. The east will get a cool down, while the west benefits from an early start to the season.

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Pair Of Colorado's Day-Trip Mountains Open Earlier Than Planned

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A combination of persistent cold temps and better-than-expected early snowfall has prompted Eldora Mountain and Monarch Mountain to crank up the lifts several weeks before their announced opening date.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Another Early-Season Storm In The Rockies

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Here we go again! The second strong, early-winter storm has moved across the Rocky Mountain range in the western United States and Canada.

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Colleges Close To Skiing And Riding

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While you may not want to commit to the full ski bum lifestyle, plan your course schedule correctly and the student life can still accommodate plenty of slope time, especially if there’s a mountain resort nearby. While some just want to head to the mountains for spring break, living within easy reach of a resort means you can take full advantage of the many college-age season passes out there.

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Colorado Front Range Ski Areas Take Various Approaches to Crowded Parking Lots

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More and more Front Range skiers. Same number of coveted parking spots. That’s the dilemma local ski resorts face each year. And it’s getting worse.

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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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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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Eldora Cutting New Runs For 2016-2017 Season

Eldora Cutting New Runs For 2016-2017 Season

More steep and deep with new trails at Eldora Mountain this season (Eldora/Facebook)

Work is underway to clear three black-diamond runs at Eldora Mountain Resort that are slated to be open when the Colorado mountain opens in December.


The day-trip Front Range ski and snowboard area is undergoing its first major upgrades in several decades, thanks to infusion of capital by new owners Powdr Corp. after the U.S. Forest Service gave its OK to a master plan.

The trio of trails will run between Corona and Indians Peaks chairlifts, in what is called Brian’s Glades and Placer Glade areas in the Corona Bowl section of the mountain.

The longest run at 2,600 feet is named Alpen Horn. The steepest will be Wolf Tongue, while the third called Red Trail has an intermediate section at the top before plunging into black-diamond steeps.



Snowmaking will cover the entire 15 acres that the runs encompass, the resort says, to supplement what is often 300 inches of natural snowfall a years.

Now that Eldora has been cleared to build the new trails, ownership is setting sights on a new high-speed quad to replace the dual fixed-grip chairs Cannonball and Challenge on the front side. Completion is scheduled for the 2017-2018 season.

Eldora joins Copper Mountain in the Colorado portfolio of resort chain Powdr Corp., which has eight resorts total.

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“Colorado’s Front Range is one of the best ski markets in the world,” said John Cumming, CEO and owner of Utah-based Powdr at the time of the purchase last June. “Expanding our footprint here with now two of the most accessible resorts to serve those passionate skiers is an enormous honor. Eldora is admired as a leading entry point and training ground for children and beginners."


 

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Front Range Resort Eldora Targets Newbies, Day Skiers-Riders; Expansion Plans On Hold

EudoraThe trail map at Eldora Mountain Resort will look familiar this season, as the Colorado day-trip mountain adjusts its future plans in response to an expansion denial decision by the U.S. Forest Service.

 

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Eldora Expansion Gets Initial OK From Forest Service; New Terrain Likely Next Season

Elder expansionEldora Mountain Resort has cleared a major hurdle in its plan to add more expert and intermediate terrain, new and revamped chairlifts, and an on-mountain eatery in the coming years.

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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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March Marks Start Of Party Season At Colorado Resorts; Shed Some Layers

Spring at SteamboatWinter’s cold is loosening its grip on the Rockies as the sun stays in the sky longer, and skiers and snowboarders begin to shed a few layers of clothing. The coming of March also means it’s time to party in the out-of-doors at Colorado resorts.

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Utah, Eastern Rockies Set For Weekend Powder; High Pressure Keeping Storms Out Of PNW, Tahoe

Elder powderPacific storm systems appear to be fighting through a persistent high-pressure ridge in the Northwest and lining up for a productive latter part of February, especially for the southern Rockies.

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Colorado Gems Card $20; Two-For-One At Eight Resorts

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In an era of mega-resorts, the other guys in Colorado offer up an alternative: Small-town feel, old-style good times -- with discounted tickets all around.

 

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Disabled Skiing Program, Eldora In 11th Hour Agreement For Season

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Ignite Adaptive Sports, one of the nation’s oldest disabled skiing programs, will operate for its 38th year after eleventh-hour lease negotiations with its home base, Eldora Mountain Resort, were successful. This came after Ignited said last week it had to cancel its programs for the season. 

 

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Colorado Resorts Buried In Light, Fluffy, Holiday Delight

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Following a slow, dry start to the season, the Pacific moisture express has arrived in Colorado, dropping fresh inches of fluffy powder at locations across the state. 

 

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Colorado's Eldora Plans New Lift, More Terrain

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An environmental impact statement process is underway that could pave the way for improvements at Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 miles west of Boulder, Colo.

 

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