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

SnoCountry SnoCast: Powder In New Areas Kicks Off 2019

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Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast. 

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Southwest Collective To Spend $15M At Four Resorts

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Mountain biking is king at Purgatory. (Purgatory/Facebook)

As Durango businessman James Coleman bought five southwest Rockies resorts, he promised to put significant money into improvements at these mountains in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

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Ski Hesperus Now Part Of Power Pass Family

Ski Hesperus Now Part Of Power Pass Family

James Coleman, owner of Purgatory Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito Mountain and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort, is acquiring Hesperus Ski Area. (Scott DW Smith)

Hesperus Ski Area, 11 miles west of Durango, Colorado, is now part of the Power Pass, the largest ski area collective in the Southwest, with unlimited skiing and snowboarding at five resorts: Purgatory, Pajarito Mountain, Arizona Snowbowl, Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort, and Hesperus. 

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New Lifts, Familiar Name Mark New Owners Retro Return To Purgatory

New lift at PurgatoryFor 50 years, winter sports-lovers have made the drive up the Animas River to strap on skis (and, later snowboards) to hit the slopes at Purgatory in the middle of Colorado's San Juan Mountains.

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Ownership Group Investing $10 Million To Improve Four Southwest Resorts

PurgatoryA large ski resort group in the Southwest is investing $10 million in mountain improvements for the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season, including three new quads, more trails, and additional snowmaking infrastructure. 

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New Mexico's Sipapu To Install First New Chair In Five Years; Designed For Families

Sipapu NMSipapu Ski & Summer Resort -- the New Mexico ski and snowboard mountain known for long seasons and beginner friendliness -- will put in a new chairlift this summer to serve more of the mountain's easier terrain.

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Leisurely Chairlift ‘Legend’ At Purgatory To Become High-Speed; Power Pass On Sale

Purgatory spring skiingFor three decades, Purgatory loyalists have relied upon old-faithful Legends Lift 8 to take them to the tranquility, bumps and glades of Durango Mountain’s back side. That's about to change.

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Purgatory is Back! Durango Businessman Finalized Purchase, Promptly Changes Name

PurgatoryJames Coleman, a local Durango resident and avid skier, finalized his purchase of Durango Mountain Resort this week and promptly changed the name of the iconic Southwestern Colorado resort back to Purgatory.

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New Management: New Mexico’s Pajarito Finally Cranks Up Lifts

Pajarito NMBetter late than never. A south-arcing storm system this week put enough snow down at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area to get the lifts finally spinning for the 2015 season.

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Skiers In Southwest Win; Durango Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu Under One Ownership

Durango Mountain ResortSkiers and riders in the Southwest may be the biggest winners as the market for Western resorts remains hot. A Durango businessman and avid skier with ownership interests in two northern New Mexico resorts, has purchased both Durango Mountain Resort and Arizona Snowbowl.The new collective is now the largest in the region.

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Skiers In Southwest Win; Durango Mountain Resort, Arizona Snowbowl, Pajarito, Sipapu Under One Ownership

Durango Mountain ResortSkiers and riders in the Southwest may be the biggest winners as the market for Western resorts remains hot. A Durango businessman with ownership interests in two Northern New Mexico resorts, has purchased both Durango Mountain Resort and Arizona Snowbowl.

 

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New Mexico's Sipapu Will Run Struggling Pajarito; Promises More Snowmaking

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After abruptly closing down mid-season in 2014, Pajarito Mountain has a new life as nearby Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort agreed to take over operations at the local hill above Los Alamos, N.M.

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New Mexico's Pajarito Looks For Operator Options; County May Take Over

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A combination of declining ticket sales and poor snow years has forced members of the Los Alamos Ski Club in New Mexico to seek outside help to keep Pajarito Mountain open.

 

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