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Location, Location, Location: Best Bets For Powder In SnoCountry

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Throughout SnoCountry, certain mountains always seem to get more of the white stuff than others – meaning a better chance at a powder day.

SnoCountry took a look around the country and came up with a half-dozen mountains that perennially attract the most snowfall.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Where Snow And Cold Will Finish 2018

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With 2018 quickly coming to a close, several areas across the U.S. and Canada will get final bursts of snow and cold for the year. Here’s the breakdown…

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Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

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Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.

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Skiing And Riding Still To Be Had

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Bragging rights to long ski and ride seasons belong to a handful of resorts across the country and the fun-loving die-hards who enjoy some of the best turns of the year with goggle tans and fun parties to end the year. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Continued Snow for the Northwest

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White Pass Ski Area in Washington primed for much more snow. (White Pass Ski Area/Facebook)

The Northwest U.S. and Western Canada will continue to gather the most snowfall, while the East gets a light wintry mix with up-and-down temperatures.

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High-Country Distilling Nestles Up To Resorts

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The whiskey is lined up in Park City. (High West/Facebook)

Catching a cocktail after a long day on the slopes has been a winter tradition since the beginning and, recently, the distillers are making the good stuff right at the resorts.

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Insider's Guide To Mount Bachelor

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Cutting a deep carve near base of Bachelor. (Mt. Bachelor/Facebook)

Looming into the skies in central Oregon, Mt. Bachelor sits on the east side of the Cascade divide – the dry side – but captures tons of Pacific moisture while still boasting up to 300 days of sun a year.

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Keep On Keepin' On At Western Resorts

Hittin' the summer ski scene at Squaw. (Squaw Valley/Facebook)

Hittin' the summer ski scene at Squaw. (Squaw Valley/Facebook)

After one of the best snow season in recent times, a quartet of Western mountains will keep the lifts turning well into what should be the season for sun-bathing and surfing.

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Summer Camps Offer Growth Through Outdoor Activities

Summer Camps Offer Growth Through Outdoor Activities

Campers hone their culinary skills at Sugarbush's Farm-to-Plate summer camp, one of the many weekly themed summer camps. Photo courtesy Sugarbush Resort.

If you are heading to a mountain resort to enjoy golf or tennis and want the kids to have a great time in the outdoors, summer camps for kids and teens are just the ticket.

The camps focus on educational fun and outdoor activities that challenge as part of facilitating growth. They offer a huge variety to activities that kids love and some even offer camps for families.

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Memorial Day Weekend Skiing, Riding, Brewfests And Hot Tub Parties

Memorial Day Weekend Skiing, Riding, Brewfests And Hot Tub Parties

Squaw Valley is one of eight resorts offering skiing and snowboarding Memorial Day Weekend, plus a Hot Tub Party at High Camp. (Squaw Valley photo)

Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the official beginning of summer, but eight ski resorts across North American are holding out for at least one last weekend of skiing and riding.

If you’re heading out this weekend to make some turns, don’t forget to bring the bikes, hiking shoes and kayaks too! So which resorts are open this weekend? Here is a rundown:

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Nine Resorts OPEN For Spring Skiing & Riding This Weekend

Nine Resorts OPEN For Spring Skiing & Riding This Weekend

It may be the middle of May, but for a handful of resorts across the country, it's prime time spring skiing and snowboarding. So where can you get out and make turns this weekend?

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Winter Finally Arrives In The Midwest, Northeast; Snow Continues In The West

ForecastIt’s about time! That’s what skiers and riders throughout the Midwest and Northeast have to say about winter, now that is has finally arrived.

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Late-Season Deals Blossom To Entice Skiers, Riders On West Coast, Despite Low Snow Totals

Mt. Bachelor halfpipeMany resorts along the West Coast are sweetening ticket and lodging deals to entice skiers and snowboarders into the mountains. The deals are prompted by a winter season that hasn’t come close to even delivering an average snowfall. 

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Sunshine And Soft Snow In The West, Time To Get Out The Sun Screen

June Mountain GroomerIt looks like the whatever good stuff from this latest storm has all fallen, and forecasters say it’ll be warmer and drier across the West into the last week of January.

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Oregon Court Muddies Legal Waters Of Negligence Claims At Mt. Bachelor; Implications Abound

Mt. BachelorThe small print on the back of a ski lift ticket is now in the legal spotlight, following a decision by the highest court in Oregon that such waivers are “unenforceable” and a snowboarder injured at Mt. Bachelor’s terrain park can sue the resort for damages.

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Keep It A-Comin’: Snow Measured In Feet Expected In Northern California

Boreal gets snowAn extensive storm system fueled by a so-called "Pineapple Express" has made landfall in northern California, prompting forecasts for 1-3 feet of snow in and around Lake Tahoe by the weekend.

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Fall Hikes At Mountain Resorts Offer Prelude To Ski Season

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Fall hikes at or near ski resorts are a terrific way to improve your agility and aerobic fitness. Hike up a ski trail or ride a lift and then enjoy a mountain trail at the summit. 

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Spencer Weimar To Head Marketing At Mt. Bachelor

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Spencer Weimar has been named  director of sales, marketing and reservations at Mt. Bachelor Resort in Oregon.  

Weimar has spent the last seven years working in the lodging, central reservations, group sales, and marketing department at whitefish Mountain in Montana. He previously served as marketing manager for Village Properties in Sunriver, Oregon. 

Weimar has been a member of the Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau marketing committee, a board member of the Whitefish Housing Authority, and he currently sits on the board of directors of the Central Reservations Association of Destination Resorts (CRADR). 

Weimar recently completed his MBA from Washington State University and holds a BS degree in Business from Linfield College. 

“I'm really excited to be on the Mt. Bachelor team and can't wait to start working with such a talented and fun group of people to continue the success of this incredible resort,” says Weimar.  “The fact that this marks a return home to Central Oregon and the mountain I learned to ski and snowboard on makes this all the more special.”

“Spencer brings valuable sales, reservations and marketing experience and a proven track record of success which will be instrumental in meeting our goal to return Mt. Bachelor to national prominence in the mountain resort industry,” said Dave Rathbun, Mt. Bachelor president and general manager. 

Photo: Spencer Weimar (Mt. Bachelor) 

 

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Spring Skiing From Coast To Coast This Weekend

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The spring skiing and riding season rolls on with eight areas turning lifts this weekend.

 

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There’s Spring Skiing/Riding In Six States This Weekend

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No need to hang ‘em up quite yet, but the list is indeed getting shorter. There’s skiing and riding in six states. Several resorts have stayed open continuously, while some others have closed during the week, but plan to re-open for the weekend. Here’s the rundown:

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