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Tubing Is Popular In Midwest

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The Midwest has 116 ski areas scattered across the Heartland and just under half of them offer snow tubing, especially across the lower Midwest. It’s relatively safe, and something easy to do. Just sit and let gravity do the work.

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Female Ski Clinics Taking Place Across Heartland

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Several ski areas located near Midwest major cities are hosting female ski clinics over the next month. Enjoy that slope time even more with improved form and confidence.

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Hidden Valley Zipline Approved

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Good news for St. Louis snowsports lovers. Missouri’s Hidden Valley Ski Area has settled its dispute with the city of Wildwood and will be allowed to build a zipline, which will open next spring. The resort had initially threatened to close the ski area if the zipline had not been approved.

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Several Heartland Female Ski Clinics Taking Place

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Ski Girl's Rock on Afton Alps' slopes. (Afton Alps/Facebook)

Over the next few weeks seven Midwest ski areas are hosting women’s ski and snowboard clinics. Two ski areas are located in Indiana, and one each in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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Future Of Missouri Hidden Valley Ski Area Questionable

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Missouri’s Hidden Valley Ski Area is once again in a dispute with the city of Wildwood in which it operates and once again is threatening to close the ski area after this season.

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Women Take Center Stage Across Heartland Ski Country

Women Take Center Stage Across Heartland Ski Country

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Over the next few weeks eight Midwest ski areas are hosting women’s ski and snowboard clinics. Two ski areas are located in Michigan, two in Indiana, and one each in Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

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Winter Carnivals Ready For Fun Across Midwest

Mad River cardboard raceMidwest ski areas are getting an early jump on the spring carnival season with family events, cardboard sled races, pond skims, family events and live music. It’s never too early to have some fun on the slopes.

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'Groundbreaking' Signals PA's Laurel Mountain Will Open For Next Season

Laurel Mountain Resort Trails Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined Seven Springs Mountain Resort Chairman Robert Nutting and Bureau of State Parks officials in a celebratory groundbreaking marking progress on major renovations underway at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. 

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Three Southern Belles Help Keep Dixie Residents On Midwest Slopes

Paola PeaksLower Midwest ski areas in Indiana and Missouri attract Dixie State snowsports enthusiasts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

 

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Peak Resorts' Midwest Passholders Get Perks Across The Peaks

Mount SnowMidwest skiers and riders get some nice perks when purchasing a season pass at any of the six Heartland ski areas. Pass holders from Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri and Paoli Peaks in Indiana receive half-off daily lift ticket rates at all of the Midwest locations, and eastern ski areas Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Crotched Mountain. All you have to do is present your season pass and photo ID.

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Seven Springs, Hidden Valley Make On/Off Mountain Improvements

Seven Springs Resort (Facebook/Seven Springs)Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort have made a variety of improvements for the upcoming season, including snowmaking upgrades, mountain improvements, and the Mountain Adventure Camp for kids.

 

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Shanty Creek, Hidden Valley, Mt. Holiday Summer Projects Underway

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Summer has barely started in the Heartland, but a trio of ski resorts already has projects underway to enhance skiing and riding conditions next winter. There are also some new summer offerings. 

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Terrain To Increase At Camden, Maine; Events Set In Mid Atlantic

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Landon Fake, general manager of the Camden Snow Bowl in Maine, told SnoCountry.com that skier terrain will increase from 45 to 60 acres, and a new triple chair will increase uphill capacity 20 percent. 

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Now Is Time To Purchase 2014/15 Season Pass In Midwest

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While this winter’s great season is still underway at a few resorts across the upper Midwest, now is the time to be thinking about your 2014/15 season pass. Some Heartland ski areas are currently offering their best prices of the year for a limited time. Many of these price incentives end this month.

 

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Perfect North, Paoli Peaks, Hidden Valley Attract Dixie Skiers To Midwest Slopes

Perfect North SlopesLower Midwest ski areas in Indiana and Missouri attract Dixie State snowsports enthusiasts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

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January Is Learn To Ski/Snowboard Month Across Heartland

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January is National Ski and Snowboard Month, but the movement actually started years ago in the Heartland through the Midwest Ski Areas Association. Choose from many offers next month.

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Cold Weather, Storm System Brings In More East Coast Openings

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A blast of Arctic air, followed by a system moving up the East Coast, has created the perfect storm for resort areas such as Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Nashoba Valley, who are anxiously eyeing the start of the season this weekend.

 

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Thanksgiving Weekend To Be Bountiful; Nearly 200 Resorts Will Open

Jay PeakNo worries. Indulge. Then, work it off, as nearly 200 of the nation’s ski resorts – coast to coast – will be open for skiing and riding Thanksgiving Weekend.

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N.J. Ski Areas Dwindle To Two As Hidden Valley Hits Auction Block

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And then there were two. That’s the story right now in New Jersey where Hidden Valley, in Vernon, one of three such operations remaining in the state, goes on the auction block October 1.

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Pennsylvania's Seven Springs Acquires Neighboring Hidden Valley

 

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It may have been the worst kept secret in ski country. Three media outlets in western Pennsylvania reported last week on the purported sale of Hidden Valley Resort to Bob Nutting, the owner of Seven Springs Mountain Resort, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Ogden newspapers, based in Wheeling, W. Va..

 

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