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

PCSkiGal: Skiing At Snowbird Still 'Unreal'

Snowbird springThe skiing at Snowbird has been unreal. Yes, skiing. While the rest of the Wasatch is hunkered down, sitting out the back-to-back storm cycles because closing days have come and gone, diehard locals are rejoicing. Nineteen inches in the last 48 hours and more on the way.

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PCSkiGal: You're Never Alone At Alta

Skiers at AltaIf you hate skiing alone, you can't be shy. I had the ultimate dilemma today. None of my friends could come out to play. It was a Tuesday; a work day for most and forecasters had called Wednesday the day to catch the Powder Flu. Not today. 

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PCSkiGal: Play 'Parkarazzi' On Your Park City Ski Vacation Jan. 22-26

SundanceI’ve never completely understood the allure of celebrity. I’d much rather have a photograph of me and friends than me and actors who don’t know me, but it’s there…and it’s here in Park City, Utah. If you are skiing or riding in the neighborhood, have some "parkarazzi" fun at the annual Sundance Film Festival.

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PCSkiGal: 'Glamping' Trip Leads Way To Outdoor Retailer Show

Fat Tire bikesJanuary is here and that means the Outdoor Retailer Show is here. When SMAK PR and Allied Feather and Down invited me to a preview glamping event to set the mood for the show, do you think I considered saying no? I said yes and hopped on a Scott fat bike to begin my afternoon of adventure.

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PCSkiGal: So Long To Stein, The Legend

Stein EriksenOlympic ski legend and Deer Valley’s iconic ambassador Stein Eriksen has died. The Norwegian champion known for his impressive coif, impeccable ski technique and eponymous lodge passed away quietly at his Park City home Sunday, December 27, 2015, surrounded by family. He was 88 years old.

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SnoCountry's Last Minute Gift Ideas For Skiers, Riders

Holiday giftsGifting is an art. Here are SnoCountry.com’s fun ideas to help you navigate the last minute trails. 

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PCSkiGal: 'Girl On Fire' Contest To Send Two To Camp

Girl On Fire contestTecnica Blizzard and Keely's Camp for Girls want to send two girls to ski camp. I wish I was 15; I'd be all over this.

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PCSkiGal: Baby Needs New Skis... Go Swapping

Ski SwapsI’m on a mission. Baby needs new skis. Not me. The actual kid. Ok, Sage isn’t much of a baby anymore. She’s nine and she’s outgrown her pink, Atomic unicorn skis. 

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PCSkiGal: Utah Resorts Pump In Cash Hoping For Payoff

Construction in Utah 2015The irony isn’t lost on locals. Four comparatively miserable winters and yet Utah ski resorts spent millions on “improvements” this summer, raising the cost of lift tickets and season passes yet again, all in the hopes of attracting more visitors.

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PCSkiGal: Outdoor Retailer Show Demo Day; Solar Chargers, Kayaks Dominate

OR Show 2015I swear one of these summers I’m going to get in the water and spend all day there. The 2015 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City  kicked off with the annual demo day at Pineview Reservoir near Ogden, Utah, and once again I looked longingly at all the bodies paddling but kept my distance.

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PCSkiGal: You CAN Get Your Drink On In Park City

summer drinks in Park CityTo make sure everyone knows that you can get a drink in Park City, Utah, the semi-annual PC Cocktails Contest is back. 

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PCSkiGal: Dealing With Utah's Late Freak Storms

Snowbird late spring stormWinter's done. Spring's here with all the sun, warm temps and freak snow storms. Now, the only thing to worry about are the conditions. Two weeks ago we got 10 inches. Fresh snow on top of spring snow that has slopped up in the heat the day before and froze at night before the storm. What we ski instructors call "variable" and "dust on crust".

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PCSkiGal: In Park City This Summer? Food & Wine Classic Returns

Park City Food & Wine ClassicPlanning to be in Park City, Utah this summer? The Park City Food and Wine Classic is back. It's hard to imagine that this humble festival is now in its 11th straight year and attracts thousands of oenophiles and foodies. 

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PCSkiGal: Alta Party April 24 To Cap Utah's Warmest, Driest Season On Record

Alta season-ending partyIt's official. The season - at least in Utah - is going down as the warmest and driest on record. According to the National Weather Service, temps were consistently 7 to 13 degrees above normal from December to March; and that news comes on top of the reports that our nation’s winter overall was the 19th-warmest in the last 120 years. 

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PCSkiGal: It's Spring And Perfect For Kids To Get Hooked On Sport

Spring skiing with kidsWe didn’t have to wait all ski season long for those 30 degree days to warm to 40 and 50 but there’s just a different vibe when it’s April versus February. “Spring is in the air!” 

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PCSkiGal: Vail Resorts' Epic Pass Deal Too Good To 'Pass'

Spring party time at Park CityIf you ask me, ‘Winter 2014/15’ in Utah’s Wasatch neck of the woods is a wash and we ought to all just say “move on.” In case you didn’t get the memo, Utah is expecting a record high this weekend.

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PCSkiGal: Hats For When The Helmet Comes Off

Chaos Hats in Denver SIAWinter means ski hat season but darn if helmets have put a crimp in resort style. Maybe we shouldn’t sport acrylic (or wool or fleece) on the slopes but that doesn’t mean those fluffy ear coverings can’t radiate your steeze après and beyond.

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Snow Show Takeaway: Weatherproofing Products AND Businesses Is Industry's Future

weatherproofing snow industryClimate change, ecology, backcountry responsibility, the future of the ski industry. These topics and sentiments were at the forefront of the just concluded 2015 Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Trade Show in Denver. 

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Snow Show '15: Trends Not Clear, But Focus Is On Front Side Of Mountain

Fat bikes on display at ski showI wander the halls of the Colorado Convention Center aimlessly wondering where do I start? I’ve attended the Snowsports Industries of America show three times in Denver and countless other times when it was in Las Vegas. but for the first time in, I think, forever, we both (the Show and I) have lost focus.

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PCSkiGal: Be Your Own Paparazzi At Park City's Sundance Fest

Be A Paparazzi At SundanceI skied with Barbara Streisand’s brother one year while teaching skiing at Deer Valley. I’ve spotted Danny Devito and talked with Kate Walsh at the Smile Celebrity Ski Race. 

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