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

Inside Look: Here’s What We Know Right Now About Next Ski Season

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Yeah, we get it: With the rounding down of summer and the beginning of cool nights, the first signs of changing colors of autumn—and soon even the first snowfall—here in the high country of Colorado, where I sit writing from my home at 9,000 feet, it usually heralds optimism and stoke. 

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Taking Risks in the Backcountry Makes These Women Better Moms

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How these mothers move through the mountains can teach us all about risk assessment.

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Snow King, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Attractions Reopen Saturday

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Summertime plans are beginning to take shape at Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with attractions beginning to roll out for the season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March In Like a Lamb and a Lion

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March is here and, for most, it will come “in like a lamb” with limited storm systems and generally pleasant, Spring-like conditions to hit the slopes. A few locations will see a “Lion-like” start to the month, with heavy, fresh snow in the forecast. Here are the details on the conditions ahead.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Hints of Winter Weather Ahead

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A parade of fronts will move across the northwestern U.S. and Canada through the end of the week bringing snow to many peaks across the West. Meanwhile, a soggy Nor’easter primes the Northeast for colder weather ahead.

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Adaptive Ski Athlete Trevor Kennison

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Trevor Kennison doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.”

“It’s like this is what you have and you’ve got to deal with it, the cards you’ve (been) dealt,” Kennison told SnoCountry.com.

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Town Ski Area Series: Snow King Mountain Resort

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When you talk Wyoming skiing and snowboarding, no conversation can take place without mentioning the legendary Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. But just down the road, holding peaceful watch over the town of Jackson is Snow King Mountain Resort, a hidden gem with a wide variety of terrain to explore.

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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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Jackson Hole Guide Removes Guesswork

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One of the best ways to enjoy skiing is to go on a guided outing – no thinking, just following and listening to tips and tales from an experienced professional. And it doesn’t matter if you are alpine skiing or Nordic skiing, a pro is a great way to go.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Quieter Weather Pattern…Great Conditions!

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In this week’s SnoCast, the weather calms down… briefly. After a hyper-active 1-2 weeks behind us, some light shots of snow will continue to add to an already outstanding season. 

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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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Wyoming's Antelope Butte Returns; Jackson Hole, Grand Targhee Celebrate History

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Wyoming, home to the Grand Teton Mountains and America's smallest population. Both these attributes bode well for skiers and snowboarders flocking to the state because after all who doesn’t love short lift lines, untouched powder and down-home service?

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active Weather Pattern Into November

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We’re turning the calendar to November in this SnoCountry SnoCast, and with that comes more signals that winter is coming. A weather pattern featuring frequent storm systems will impact both the western and eastern areas this week.

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Ski Like A Girl: Top Women's Ski And Ride Camps

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Join in the fun at Sugarbush's Women’s Discovery Camps. (Sugarbush) 

The dynamic of skiing or riding for a few days with other like-minded women can be very different from skiing with the family or a mixed group of friends. Unlike skiing with the guys, we cheer each other on rather than talk trash. A women's clinic is a great opportunity to gain confidence and see what's possible in a supportive environment.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Here Comes Some Cold

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Jackson Hole getting the good stuff. (Jackson Hole)

It’s finally going to feel more like fall across the East as a sharp Canadian front plows through New England and brings snowfall, plus those long-awaited colder temperatures.

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New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New gondola starts up this season at Jackson Hole. (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort turns 50 years old this season and, as a present to its loyal customers, debuts a new gondola out of the base area.

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Find terrain for everyone in the family at Jackson Hole. (JHMR)

With winter about to start in earnest, now is the time to check the SnoCountry snow reports and book a mountain retreat. With so many great options out there, here’s a few of SnoCountry.com’s favorite holiday getaways:

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Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Find waterfalls and maybe some wildlife on your way to Shirley Lake at Squaw Valley. (Squaw Valley)

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means it’s time to find some relief from the heat in the cool, clear water of a mountain swimming hole. There’s something about that first jump in to a natural stream or lake that makes you feel like a kid again.  

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Take To The Trails: Resorts By Horseback

Take To The Trails: Resorts By Horseback

Spend a day horseback riding through some of the most beautiful landscapes Wyoming has to offer.(Jackson Hole Central Reservations)

Our wheels often take us on adrenaline-fueled trips through the forests, but sometimes it’s worth it to explore new terrain on a different mode of transportation, one that allows us to slow down and appreciate mountain wildflowers and stunning vistas. Let an experienced guide at a mountain resort share with you the opportunity to see a favorite mountain resort by horseback.

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Jackson Hole Celebrates 50th With New Lift, Restaurant; Tickets $6 Nov. 27

Jackson HoleIt’s been 50 years since the first chairlift began spinning at Jackson Hole Resort to bring skiers up Après Vous Mountain. A year later, in 1966, Jackson Hole’s aerial tramway began a climb some 4,000 vertical feet in its first accent to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain.

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