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

COVID Powder: Isolation In Montana Mountain Town Offers Solitary Snowboarding

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Social isolation that began in March has been a blessing for Jessica Jane Hart and Reed Youngbar.

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Whitefish Mountain Hellroaring Basin Project Couple Months Away

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Whitefish Mountain Resort will begin a two-phase operation geared towards improving access to Hellroaring Basin terrain for all ability levels and moving Chair 8 to allow for earlier seasonal access to the Basin trails.

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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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Five Reasons To Visit Big Sky Montana If You Don’t Ski

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An hour's drive from Bozeman, Big Sky Ski Resort is one of the largest in North America, but there's plenty to do around here for non-skiers too and the majestic mountain scenery will take your breath away.

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Take Amtrak From Midwest To Whitefish For A Great Ski Trip

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Heartland snowsports enthusiasts can climb aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder for an easy, scenic ride to Whitefish Mountain Resort. There are several places you can board the train. It leaves Chicago’s Union Station with stops in Milwaukee, the Twin Cities, and several other boarding locations across North Dakota and eastern Montana before arriving at Whitefish. When you book early, at least 7-14 days in advance, you can save 20-percent on your fare.

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Montana Ski Resort Openings And Lift Ticket Specials

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Montana ski areas are opening over the next couple of weeks, and lift ticket deals are still available at several of them. Frequent skier cards, packs and punch cards can substantially help lower daily lift ticket costs. Check out early season specials and what's new around the state.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Storms Finally Target The East

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Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Colorado Snow Taking The Spotlight

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With at least three resorts open for skiing and riding this weekend, Colorado is poised for a foot of snow from multiple weather systems.

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Great Divide Ski Area Plans To Expand

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Montana’s Great Divide Ski Area is expanding with new terrain set to open this winter and future plans call for the addition of two new lifts.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Another Early-Season Storm In The Rockies

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Here we go again! The second strong, early-winter storm has moved across the Rocky Mountain range in the western United States and Canada.

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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: Bridger Bowl Ski Area

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For our fourth installment of the Town Ski Area Series we’ll explore a ski area that could serve as the poster child to small, community ski areas nationwide because of its success as a 501(c)(4).

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SnoCountry SnoCast: No Fooling Around, April Begins With Excellent Spring Conditions

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It's time to enjoy spring weather in the mountains, and the outlook is great across SnoCountry.

 

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Montana Resorts Remain Open Into April With Good Spring Conditions

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The ski season is winding down across Montana, but the major ski areas are staying open into April. There’s plenty of time for Heartlanders to plan one more western trip to close out the season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Begins Like A Cold Lion

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The first week of March will feel more like *January* for many! With the colder air, could we see better snow chances? Scroll down for the details!

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Going The Distance: Longest Trails At American Resorts

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Tired of riding the lift? Then find the longest way down the mountain and treat yourself to a break from the bumps and trees and deep pow'. Mostly green, sometimes blue, these runs cool out the day – and they provide some of the best scenic views of the mountain.

Take a look at what SnoCountry found:

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Big Sky Snow Should Last Into Spring

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Montana ski areas have been reveling in the powder lately, with some mountains receiving over 40 inches in a week's span, including Red Lodge Mountain which nabbed nearly four feet.

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Ready, Set, Go: Ski Academies For Competitive Spirits

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Kids with a competitive spirit regularly join ski-area competition programs. Those with extraordinary drive and dreams go on to attend ski academies for secondary educations. Student athletes committed to succeed in academics and winter sports are best suited to the rigorous schedule of a ski academy.

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Boyne Mountain Turns 70 This Winter

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Boyne Mountain, credited with many industry firsts for lift innovations and snowmaking, first opened in January 1949. They had the first chairlift in the Midwest, and can also lay claim to pioneering the four season resort concept now popular throughout the country when they started adding golf to the activity list.

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Town Ski Area Series Part 1: Why Your Local Ski Hill Matters

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It may seem the only movers and shakers in the ski resort industry these days are the mega resorts, with hundreds of ski trails, multi-million dollar base lodges and well-connected regional season pass partnership deals. With the bright optics of these flashy resorts, it's easy to forget the “mom and pop” style ski areas are just as critical for the ski industry’s future.

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