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

SnoCountry SnoCast: Final Days Of Winter? Not Done Yet!

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In these final days of winter (Spring Equinox is March 19) we wish you the luck of the Irish to receive the new snowfall coming.

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Game On: Epic Pass Jumps Into Pre-Season Pass Race

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The doors have been flung wide open in the quest for 2020-2021 multi-resort passes as Vail Resorts unveiled its pricing and benefits for the Epic Pass and its ancillaries.

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Parking At The Mountain Getting More Expensive In West

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This season, Solitude Mountain decided that all who drive up to the Utah resort will pay for parking -- prompting an industry-wide look at overcrowded lots, traffic jams and public transport options on the way to the hill.

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SnoCast: Waves of Snow Through Mid-December

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An active weather pattern will have several fast-moving storms move through both the East and the West. Timing is everything to catch the best conditions through this weekend.

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Fun In The Sun: Tahoe Resorts In Summer Mode

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Once summer settles in, the winter resorts around Lake Tahoe become magnets for city-dwellers aiming to beat the heat – and to have a bunch of fun doing it.

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Spring Brings Ski Culture’s Happy Times

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East and West have reaped abundant snowfall so this spring is a great time to enjoy the best of snow and ski culture.

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Mountain Life Lessons: Ski Resorts For College Spring Break

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Whether you’re in it for first chair or last call, the best way to spend college spring break is on the sunny slopes of your favorite resort. SnoCountry took a look at some of our favorite college spring break destinations. 

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Pacific Storms Continue to Pile Snow Onto Sierra Nevada Snowpack

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The snow piling onto the Sierra Nevada could be considered more of a snow pile-on at this point.

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Finding Off-Beat Ways To Celebrate Holidays In The Hills

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Christmas in the mountains runs deep with traditions. But a number of resorts try to work outside the box and be creative with their celebrations.

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Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

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Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.

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Skis And Boats: Waterfronts Near Western Mountain Resorts

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Summer vacationers often seek out lakefront property to cool off, and a number of ski and snowboard resorts across the West are blessed with a lake within spittin’ distance.

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Escape Heat, Hustle To The Cool Clear Air In California Mountains

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When the hustle and bustle gets too much down below, Californians head to the hills. And, the state’s ski and snowboard resorts shift into summer gear to provide the thrills, adventures and just plain relaxation that they are looking for.

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Best Burgers In The High Country

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The Caprese burger. (California Burger Co./Facebook)

Calling all foodies: The burgers in ski and snowboard country are now worthy of your attention.

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Heavenly Gets Opening Nod For Trail Improvements

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Trail widening expected to help relieve congestion. (Heavenly/Facebook)

Heavenly Mountain Resort recently got over a critical regulatory hurdle in order to widen trails, remove debris and relocate snowmaking.

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Resorts Work To Keep Ski Bums Around

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The liftee needs a place to live, too. (Vail Careers/Facebook)

So you want to be a ski bum? Get a job at a resort, find a place to live, and get a pass for free. All sounds cool -- except for the “cost of living” thing.

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Dreamin’ Of A White Christmas: Early Line On Holiday Powder

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A keystone holiday getaway is a good bet. (Keystone)

The B-rolls of early snowfall photos have started, and the usual suspects have already dropped their ropes on a new season. So the next question is: Where to ski and snowboard during the holiday season?

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Unique Ski Hotels Offer More Than Your Standard Night’s Stay

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Looking down the slope at Ponderosa Chalet with Glacier National Park in the background. (Snow Bear Chalets/Facebook)

Part of the fun of planning a winter getaway is finding the perfect spot to rest and relax after a day on the slopes. SnoCountry.com has picked some of our favorite hotels that offer more than your standard night’s stay. 

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Satisfy Your Summer Need For Speed On Alpine Coasters

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Hangin' on at Snowbird coaster. (Snowbird/Facebook)

As summer hits its full stride across the West, mountain resorts put their hot-weather activities front and center – including a plethora of mountain coasters that rush down trails and slopes.

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Ziplines Crisscross The Mountains Of California

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Zipline-ing at Heavenly includes monster lake view. (Heavenly/Facebook)

One of the most prevalent summer activities at ski and snowboard resorts is the high-flying, high-speed zipline. And California is no exception.

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Season Extensions Lengthen Around Tahoe

Season Extensions Lengthen Around Tahoe

Deep powder prevails at Heavenly (Heavenly/Facebook)

Both Heavenly Mountain and Northstar were slated to shut down their lifts on April 16, but massive snowfall this winter – more than 50 feet total in some places – changed things.

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