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Two Nicks - Goepper And Baumgartner - To Represent Heartland At Sochi

Nick Baumgartner
Midwesterners are sending congratulations to Nick Baumgartner, from Michigan’s UP, for making his second Olympic appearance, and 19-year-old Nick Goepper from Indiana for making his first.

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Olympians Louie Vito, Nick Goepper Visit Midwest Hometown Hills

Louie Vito

Olympian Louie Vito is heading to Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, Saturday, Dec. 28, for his annual rail jam, and Nick Goepper, who just made the first U. S. Olympic slopestyle skiing team, will be at Indiana’s Perfect North Slopes for a rail jam Thursday, Dec. 26.  

 

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Popular So-Gnar Snowboard Camps Hit Midwest For Holidays

Mad River Mountain snowboard camp

Midwest snowboarders, get your shred on. The eighth annual So-Gnar Snowboard Camp Tour is hitting seven Heartland ski areas over the next few weeks. Five of the stops are scheduled over the holidays. The popular camps frequently fill up, don’t delay signing up.    

 

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Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana Ski Areas Make Improvements; Emphasis On Tubing

Sunburst Progressive Tubing Park

Ski areas across Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana have been busy making improvements for the new season, which is off to fast start with the current cold snap settling across the Heartland.

 

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Boyne Mountain, Mad River Rail Jams Preview Midwest Season In Early October

Boyne Mountain Skitoberfest

Boyne Mountain’s fifth annual Skitoberfest tis Saturday, Oct. 5, and includes an afternoon jib fest. The Snowsports Summit, featuring four-time Olympian Sarah Schleper as guest speaker, runs from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

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New Joint Pass Covers Four Buckeye Ski Areas

Mad River Mountain

It’s a new concept for lower Midwest ski areas, which has been used by ski areas farther north in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s UP. It’s a boon for Buckeye skiers and riders.

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Ohio Resorts Offer Incentives To Entice Buckeye Skiers

Snow Trails

Typically Buckeye skiers and riders have about a month left to get out on Ohio’s slopes. Ohio ski resorts are offering numerous incentives right now to get out and enjoy some of the best conditions of the season.

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Midwest Olympians, Newcomer Score Points

Nick Goepper

Midwest Olympians held their own at the X Games in Aspen and the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.  

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Ohio Rail Jams, Olympian Louie Vito Coming To Mad River Mountain Dec. 29

Louie Vito hometown

Snowboarders in Lower Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, now’s your chance to ride with an Olympian. Louie Vito, Olympian and 2012 overall champion of the U. S. Grand Prix and Dew Cup, is coming to Ohio’s Mad River Mountain for his annual rail jam Saturday, Dec. 29. It’s one of the largest rail jams in the Heartland.

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SO-GNAR Snowboard Camps Hit Midwest; Tyrol Basin Airbag

So-GNAR Midwest Snowboard Camps

Get your shred on, Midwest snowboarders. The seventh annual SO-GNAR Snowboard Camp Tour is hitting seven Heartland ski areas over the next few weeks. Five of the stops are scheduled over the holidays.

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Peak Resorts Acquires Alpine Valley; New Owners Bring Back Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland, Opening Day '12

Midwest-based Peak Resorts has purchased Ohio’s Alpine Valley Ski Area, and in Wisconsin Little Switzerland Ski Area has reopened this season under new ownership after having been closed since 2007.

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Mad River Mountain Rail Jam Nov. 4; Other Midwest Open Houses Set

Mad River, Ohio

Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, home hill to Olympian Louie Vito, will be hosting the Heartland’s first rail jam Nov. 4. Last year’s event was a huge hit, and over 400 people have already confirmed on MRM’s Facebook page they will be there for the “throw down.” The ski area’s annual Ski Patrol Ski Swap will be taking place inside the lodge. 

 

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Boyne, Boston Mills, Mad River Mountain Hosting Early Fall Events

Boyne Mt. Fall Golf

Three Heartland ski areas are hosting early October open houses, festivals, rail jams and a chance to preview new gear for the coming season. 

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Peak Resorts Expands And Upgrades Two Midwest Ski Areas

Hidden Valley

Peak Resorts, which owns and operates six Midwest ski areas in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, is spending several million dollars this summer expanding and remodeling two of the sites.  New jobs will be created with the expansion.

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