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

Via Ferratas Cable Up At Cliff-y Western Resorts

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Many have stared amazed as rock climbers wind their way up seemingly vertical cliffs in the Western mountains, but few take the plunge. But now, the advent of via ferratas -- "iron roads" -- has brought the holds, cracks, caribeeners and safety of rock climbing to a wider audience.

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Plenty Still To Enjoy For Summer At California Resorts

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Californians love the out-of-doors but COVID has put some reins on that. However, the mountains still beckon as one place that can be safe to go -- and give the sun-and-fun fix they crave.

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Some Western Resorts Go Ahead With Lift Construction; Others Put Them On Hold

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The COVID-19 pandemic's impact has spread across the ski and snowboard industry in the West, and one of its victims has been plans for new lifts. But a quintet of resorts are pushing ahead with plans, while others take a pause.

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The 10 Best Ski Area Mascots, Ranked

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We’re not here to split hairs about chair placements and tap choices. The selection of a mascot is the single most important choice a ski area can make. Some say a good pick can make or break a resort. To that end, we’ve created a list of the very best ski area mascots and ranked them. If you didn’t make the cut, sorry—this list is extremely selective. Ivy League who?

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Alterra Announces Spending Spree For Next Season

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The creator of the Ikon Pass will invest more than $200 million this summer to further upgrade some of the 15 resorts it owns for skiers and riders in the 2020-21 season.

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The 11 Best Ski Town Burgers You’ll Ever Eat

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After a hard-fought day schussing the slopes, nothing replenishes the fuel tank like a good ol’ burger, with just the right blend of protein, carbs, and yes, grease. We combed America’s ski towns and adjacent mountain resorts for the tastiest—and weirdest—beef between two buns, bringing you our unequivocal list of where to hang your helmet for the best hamburgers worth your fully salivated après-ski time and attention.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Recent Pattern Sets Up Nice December

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Thanks to a stormy and snowy Thanksgiving week, we are in prime position for a great start to December!

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Holiday Weekend Storms Deliver Huge Snow

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A powerful winter storm hit the western U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday, delivering huge snow totals from California to the northeast. While the storm caused trouble during the busy holiday travel days, the snow made skiers and riders very thankful.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active Forecast from Coast to Coast

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Several large storms will develop across the country in this week’s SnoCast. Great news as the ski season ramps up following the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are the latest details.

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California Resorts Begin To Open; Upgrades All Over

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One California resort is already spinning chairs with more to follow in November, as the ski and snowboard season gets underway in The Golden State.

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At This California Mountain, You Can Ski on the 4th of July Before Watching the Highest Fireworks Display in the U.S. 

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Most Americans will spend the 4th of July weekend with friends and family, maybe watching a parade or oohing and aahing over fireworks, hot dog in hand. Those looking to take the celebration up a notch should look to California's Mammoth Mountain.

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Where To Ski or Snowboard in June 2019

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For those who, like us, love their snowsports year round, the good news is that spring 2019 has ended snowy in the northern hemisphere, and autumn 2019 has ended snowy in the southern hemisphere.

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U.S. Hosting Seven World Cup Events For 2019-20 Season

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Following the conclusion of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council Meetings, the 2019-20 competition calendar for all ski and snowboard sports that fall under the jurisdiction of FIS has been announced. For U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in America, this means that the following event dates are now confirmed:

 

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Winter Rolls On As Memorial Day Weekend Approaches

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Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer, but don't tell that to Mother Nature!

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Best Of Both Worlds: Ski And Bike On The Same Day

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After harvesting the spring corn snow that’s still abundant this spring at many resorts around the country, you could just sit back and enjoy a frosty one on the deck. Or, you could kick up your outdoor game a notch with an afternoon bike ride that will make that end-of-day refreshment all the more rewarding.

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Busy Construction Season Ahead At Alterra Resorts

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It looks to be a busy summer at resorts owned by Denver-based Alterra Mountain Co. as the firm begins to catch up on much-needed improvements both on and off the mountain.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Spring Is Coming

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Mid April comes through with a bang as a powerful winter storm graces the middle of the country. This winter does not want to go quietly, and that’s fine by us! Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.

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Alterra Announces $181 Million For 2019-20

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Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.

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Pacific Storms On A Tear; Be Careful What You Ask For

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The latest round of storms off the Pacific Ocean have rivaled any in recent years, so much so that a number of resorts closed temporarily and others had to cut back on skiable terrain.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Be Mine? Mother Nature Is Our Valentine

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We LOVE this forecast! The SnoCast 2019 Valentine’s Day edition features what we love this week. Give it a read to find out!

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