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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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Insider's Guide To Heavenly Valley


Nearly every turn at Heavenly has lake vista. (Heavenly/Facebook)

Heavenly Valley rightfully boasts its best elements: Most skiable terrain (4,800 acres) in Lake Tahoe area. Most vertical feet (3,500) on West Coast. Among highest summit elevations (10,067 feet) in the region.

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Off The Beaten Track: Heli-Skiing In The Hinterlands


Looking for a landing spot. (Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience)

Whenever favorite stashes get carved up, or the maddening crowds threaten your first tracks, it may be time to shell out the bucks for a helicopter ride deep into Powder Country in the West.

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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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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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It's 'Back To The Future' For Nevada’s Lee Canyon; Retro Name, Improvements

Lee Canyon railAfter two decades as Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, the closest winter resort to Las Vegas has returned to its original name, Lee Canyon, to both acknowledge the past and forge into the future.

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SnoCountry's Best Heli Skiing/Riding In Lower 48

Telluride Heli-SkiMany skiers and snowboarders dream of hopping into a helicopter and heading into the deep backcountry for a day far outside the ropes. Alaska and western Canada remain the premier locales for heli-skiing, but the Lower 48 has its own quality selection.

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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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Storms Clear Out Of The West; Leave Sun-Splashed Spring Skiing In Wake

Wolf CreekA couple of weeks of serious storms brought 100 inches to Wolf Creek and a welcome three feet to the Tahoe area. But they are done with, and it appears that spring skiing will be the order of the day for the near future.

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