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SnoCountry SnoCast: Where Snow And Cold Will Finish 2018

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With 2018 quickly coming to a close, several areas across the U.S. and Canada will get final bursts of snow and cold for the year. Here’s the breakdown…

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Stick Around: Seniors Get Free Tickets To Ski, Ride

Seniors at AltaOver the years, the free lift ticket has been a rite of passage for skiers and snowboarders who still hit the slopes in their golden years.

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New Mexico Skier Visits Surge To Nearly 1M Skiers, Riders; Ski Apache Doubles Visits

Ski ApachePeriods of heavy, concentrated snowfall and consistently cold temperatures this past winter brought more than 900,000 skiers and snowboarders to the New Mexico mountains.

 

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Southern Rockies Set For More Weekend Snow; Sierra And Cascades Wait

Wolf Creek powderThe West will continue a season-long a pattern of localized storms that have yet to significantly inundate any particular region, even as the Northeast gets knee-high powder.

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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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Get Ski, Snowboard Fever Throughout West During January; Special Deals

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Here’s a New Year’s resolution to work on: Take to the slopes to learn to ski or ride at any of dozens of winter resorts in the Rockies, Sierras and Cascades.

 

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Southwest Kicks Open Season: New Mexico’s Sipapu To Open Saturday

SipapuSipapu Resort in Vadito New Mexico will open Saturday, Nov. 16, marking the small northern ski area’s earliest opening in the resort’s more than 60-year history.

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Valley To Mountain Gondola Could Be Next For Ski Apache, Ruidoso

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Ask any West Texan coming from the high plains to the New Mexico Mountains about Ski Run Road, the 12-mile windy, sometimes legitimately treacherous route to Ski Apache. You’ll hear a grown.

 

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Apache Arrow Gondola Ready To Fly In New Mexico Friday

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The devastating wildire that ripped through the Ruidoso area of Southern New Mexico in June didn’t spare Ski Apache, a favorite of West Texans and locals. Those summer flames led to $15 million in improvements, including a new Apache Arrow Gondola. 

 

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Ski Apache Will Open Thanksgiving; New Gondola, Two Lifts Added After Fire

Ski Apache, Little Bear Fire

The Little Bear Fire surrounding Ruidoso, N.M., took out nearly 250 homes and structures in June. But, it certainly scared, if largely spared, Ski Apache . The ski area, extremely popular in the West Texas market, still plans its regular Thanksgiving opening and will debut three new lifts and $15 million in improvements.

 

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Ski Apache Suspends Summer Operations; Assessing Lift Damage After Fire

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You won’t reach anyone at Ski Apache, high above Ruidoso, N.M., by phone and you can't drive up the long, winding access road to see for yourself. But, you will get a cryptic message that begs for more details that are not forthcoming.

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Fast Exploding Wildfire Threatens Ski Apache, Ruidoso, N.M.

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UPDATE JUNE 12: Lots of progress yesterday and last night as weather (high winds) cooperated. The fire went from 0 to 30 percent contained, but firefighters warned it is still a very active dangerous fire. A direct line now surrounds Ski Apache.

What began as a small wildfire in rugged terrain just north of Ski Apache in southern New Mexico, mushroomed over the weekend into a wind-propelled blaze that threatened not only the ski area, but the popular resort community of Ruidoso.

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