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

USFS Backs Mt. Rose Ski Resort Expansion, Bridge Over Highway 431


The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno.

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


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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California Dreamin’: Skiing And Riding To Go Deep Into Spring


Catchin' the corn is springtime ritual. (Squaw Valley/Facebook)

Like many regions in the West, skiers and riders had to wait until March before all the trails and slopes were open. In California, a trio of resorts hope they can make it last as long as possible.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Nor’easters Keeping The Snow Around


Excitement for this snowy March continues at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)

How about this start to March? We’ve already had two nor’easters to kick off the month and another may be around the corner.

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Learn To Ski-Ride At West Coast Resorts


Build your skills with an affordable and fun lesson. (Alyeska)

Ever have a friend with whom you’d love to hit slopes, but he or she has never skied or ridden before? If so, the annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month may just be the ticket.

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Aiming For Another Six-Month Season, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Opening


Prepping the slopes for an October opening. (Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe)
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe will turn the lifts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27- 28, 2017 for skiing and snowboarding. The fall tease ahead of the 2017-18 winter season will offer access to one beginner ski trail accessed by the Wizard chairlift from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. both days.

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Endless Winter: Where To Keep Skiing, Riding In West

Endless Winter: Where To Keep Skiing, Riding In West

Squaw-Alpine wants to stay open all summer. (Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows/Facebook)

A bonanza year in much of the Sierra Nevada and plenty of late-season snow in the Rockies will keep a dozen ski and snowboard resorts operating into May and beyond.

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Season Extensions Lengthen Around Tahoe

Season Extensions Lengthen Around Tahoe

Deep powder prevails at Heavenly (Heavenly/Facebook)

Both Heavenly Mountain and Northstar were slated to shut down their lifts on April 16, but massive snowfall this winter – more than 50 feet total in some places – changed things.

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Storms Force Closures In The Sierra

Storms Force Closures In The Sierra

Snow everywhere you look around Lake Tahoe these days. (Heavenly/Facebook)

Ah, just like the old days … The trio of Pacific storms that recently slammed into the Sierra left behind record snow depths and wind speeds as high as 100 mph and forced nearly a dozen Lake Tahoe resorts to shut down their lifts.

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Resort GMs Across U.S. Name Favorite Trail

Resort GMs Across U.S. Name Favorite Trail

Ropes are dropping on trails from California to Maine as snowstorms and snowmaking weather offer up one of the best starts to a winter in recent memory. As your options open up, mountain general managers from across the country shared with SnoCountry.com their not-to-miss routes for fun on the hill.

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Killington World Cup A Go; Tentative Openings Continue

Killington World Cup A Go; Tentative Openings Continue

Killington grooms out Superstar in preparation for the first World Cup in the East in 25 years. (Killington)

Vermont's Killington Resort received the official approval from the FIS (Internal Ski Federation) for the Thanksgiving weekend Audi FIS Ski World Cup women's giant slalom and slalom events. Meanwhile, resorts across the country struggle to open for the 2016-17 season due to warm temperatures and lack of natural snowfall.


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Nevada's Mt. Rose Plans Halloween Opening

Nevada's Mt. Rose Plans Halloween Opening

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe received 7-18” of fresh snow from the first significant storm system to move through the Lake Tahoe area, and is planning to open for the season on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Following the Lake Tahoe region’s first significant winter storm that left 7-18 inches of fresh snow on the mountains at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, and with cold overnight temperatures expected to continue through the week, the Nevada resort plans to open for the 2016-17 winter season on Monday, October 31, 2016.

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Tahoe Resorts Push To Late Closing Dates; Too Good To End

Mt. Rose SpringIt’s just been too good at Lake Tahoe resorts this season – and so much better than recent years -- not to stay open longer than planned.

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Latest Storms Measured In Feet!

SnowbirdSnow reports this week are the stuff dreams are made out of - Powder Dreams that is.


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More Resorts, More Terrain Open In California, Colorado

Wolf CreekThe first storm cycle of the season has brought much-need precipitation to California and the Pacific Northwest, and enough snow to open a few more resorts, and expanded terrain offerings in Colorado.


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First Storm Of The Season Hits California, Mt. Rose, Mammoth Open

Mt. RoseEl Nino has finally arrived in the Sierra Mountains, and the 2015-16 ski and snowboard opened Wednesday with Mt. Rose spinning lifts for the season. Mammoth Mountain, which received 30 inches from the same storm, opens Thursday.

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Shrug Off Pessimism, Ready For A New Season

Glades at Diamond PeakBuoyed by talk of El Niño and eternal optimism, the 14 alpine resorts around Lake Tahoe can’t wait to drop the ropes on the 2015-16 season.

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Mt. Rose Increases Nevada Minimum Wage By 33 Percent

Mt. RoseOfficials at Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe say they will increase the minimum wage for all positions that were previously below, to a new minimum of $11 an hour. The increase represents a 33 percent increase over the standard $8.25 an hour mandated minimum wage in Nevada.

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Tahoe Gets Taste Of The Good Stuff; High And Dry For Holiday Week Across The West

Bluebird powder day at SquawFour feet at Mt. Rose, two feet at Squaw Valley, 19 inches at Northstar – winter returned to the Tahoe area with a vengeance this past week. But, California and across the West will see things quieting down and warming up for much of Presidents' Week.

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Winter Returns To Lake Tahoe Resorts

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Lake Tahoe resorts are rejoicing as the latest storm finally delivered snow across the region.

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