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

New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

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With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

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New Quad Coming To Sugar Mountain

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North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain will be replacing their original fixed-grip double chair, Easy Street, this summer with a detachable, high-speed quad. 

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Special Celebration Jan. 11 During Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

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The 11th annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, going on now, has a new twist. Resorts across the U.S. are gearing up for a special celebration Friday, Jan. 11 – the first National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Feet Of Snow For The Northwest

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Multiple storm systems and a steady plume of moisture will stream into the Pacific Northwest, bringing big totals into the weekend.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Low Track Coast-To-Coast Storm

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After an incredible November, more wintry conditions take us into December. We’ll kick it off with a cross-country storm system tracking low across the U.S.

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Purgatory Power Pass Extends Reach To Partners

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Call it Epic-Lite or Ikon 2.0, but the southern Colorado-based Power Pass has taken off around the country, into Canada and across the seas.

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Welcome Fall With Northeast Oktoberfests

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While we’re waiting anxiously for the snow to fly, resorts across the Northeast are celebrating fall foliage season with fun, food, music and stunning views of the mountains. Here are SnoCountry.com’s top picks for Oktoberfests this year.

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Sustainable Socks From Farm To Feet

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Using all-American materials, manufacturing and workers, Farm to Feet offers skiers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts merino wool socks that are made with as little impact on the environment as possible and a supply chain completely within the US.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: February Begins Snowier, Colder in the East

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North Carolina's Cataloochee gears up for a favorable start to February. (Cataloochee/Facebook)

The weather pattern turns much more favorable for winter conditions across the East, while a steady stream of moisture moves into the Rocky Mountains.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Is Here

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Steamboat, Colorado turned snowier during Christmas. (Larry Pierce)

A majority of Canada and U.S. resorts will experience cold weather through New Year’s Day, while a few feet of snow may fall in the West.

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50 Years of Southern Charm at North Carolina’s Beech Mountain

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When you think of North Carolina, Tar Heels, beer and beaches are usually the first things that come to mind. Not skiing and snowboarding. But nestled high up in the Blue Ridge Mountain at 5,506 feet is the highest ski area in the eastern United States, and it’s celebrating its 50th birthday this season.

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North Carolina Ski Areas Made Economic Impact Of $197 Million Last Season

North CarolinaThe total economic impact of the North Carolina ski industry amounted to $197.2 million during the 2014-2015 winter season. The average expenditure per person during a ski/snowboard trip within the state of North Carolina was $182.84. More than half (58 percent) of visitors to North Carolina ski areas stayed overnight. 

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Six-Seater Summit Express To Debut At N.C.’s Sugar Mountain

Summit Express (Sugar Mountain Resort)North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort unveils its Summit Express, a Doppelmayr six-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift, Sat., Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend the rain or shine event beginning at 10 a.m.

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High-Speed Lift Makes Debut At Sugar Mountain This Winter

Skiing (Sugar Mountain Resort)The installation of a new Doppelmayr high-speed, detachable, six-passenger chairlift is currently underway at North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort. It opens in time for the 2015-16 winter season, and enables guests to reach the 5,300-foot peak in five minutes. 

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Trip Report: Iconic Blue Ridge Parkway Should Be On Your Bucket List

Blue Ridge ParkwayIf you like road trips and have a “bucket list,” make sure the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway is high on that list. This spring I drove the parkway from beginning to end along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Southern Skiers Get Solid Conditions, New Discounts

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It’s not exactly the same March Madness found each spring on Tobacco Road. But some North Carolina ski and ride resorts on the other side of the state aren’t playing any games with the discounts offered in March.

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