Spring Skiing From Coast To Coast This Weekend

Mammoth Mountain

The spring skiing and riding season rolls on with eight areas turning lifts this weekend.

 

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There’s Spring Skiing/Riding In Six States This Weekend

Mt. Bachelor spring

No need to hang ‘em up quite yet, but the list is indeed getting shorter. There’s skiing and riding in six states. Several resorts have stayed open continuously, while some others have closed during the week, but plan to re-open for the weekend. Here’s the rundown:

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New Freshies Keep Skiing, Riding Strong In West

Spring at Loveland

New snow in the West is keeping the season alive and well every day at several resorts in California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. Several other ski areas are playing the “re-open” card on weekends.

 

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More Ski Areas Commit To Climate Challenge

NSAA Climate ChallengeThe National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced that 10 new ski areas have signed on to the snowsports industry’s Climate Challenge, an environmental initiative that targets carbon emission reductions.
 
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PCSkiGal: Utah’s Season Hops To A Close; Get Out And Party

PCMR Easter Egg HuntOh Dang! The end is near. April started out strong but our slopes were no match for an August-like sun. We had two of the best powder days of the year in the first week of the month and now it is 60 degrees. Boo hoo. And so it ends.
 
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Plenty More In Store At Utah Resorts In April, May

Brian Head Spring

Late-season snow storms have been rolling into Utah mountains, making it difficult to hang up the skis and snowboards but easy for resorts to stay open.

 

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'ONE Wasatch' Just A ‘Concept’ Say Utah Ski Execs; But Interconnect Has Resort Support

ONE Wasatch

The long-pondered connection among seven resorts in the Wasatch Mountains became an official “concept” March 19, as executives at each resort joined hands in support of the project.

 

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Utah Springtime Ushers In Prime Lodging Deals

Deer Valley lodging

As March arrives in the high country of Utah, the sun gets brighter, the days longer and the lodging discounts deeper.

 

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Alta Introduces Mid-Season Passes At Bargain Prices; Good Through April 20

Powder leap at Alta

Just as the winter has gotten serious in the Utah Wasatch, Alta Ski Area has returned the favor with an unusual mid-season pass sale.

 

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Romantic Dinners, Mountaintop Matrimony Spice Up Valentine’s Weekend

Winter Park Gondola (winterparkresort.com)

Love is in the air at many Western ski resorts as guests celebrate Valentine’s Day. Here’s what some resorts are offering. 

 

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Ladies’ Days, Women’s Clinics Provide Escape To Freedom, Audacity

Women's Workshop OkemoSeniors, military personnel, college students, kids, Telemarkers, and yes, even Moms have their special days on snow.

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PCSkiGal: Snowbird Debuts GAD 2 Chairlift

New Gad 2 Chair at SnopwbirdThe only new Utah chairlift this season is now up and running at Snowbird, Utah. The high-speed detachable replaces the old Gad 2 double chair built in 1971 and cuts travel time in half.
 
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Heavy Snow A Boost For Western Resorts, Bust For World Cup Ski Racers

Stevens Pass

The first major snowstorm of the season sent ski racers packing, and powder hounds reaching for fat skis.

 

“It’s the first powder storm of the season, and the crowd is going wild,” said Emily Moench, communications manager for Snowbird on Wednesday morning. “Powder hounds are chomping at the bit.”

 

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Utah Resorts Spruce Up For Season; New Quad At Snowbird

Snowbird lift install

While lawsuits and lobbying have dominated summer headlines, many of Utah’s resorts have spend time and money on the mountain and behind the scenes to upgrade their facilities and programs.

 

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Snowmaking Underway At Boreal, Loveland, Arapahoe Basin

California's Boreal fired up its snowmaking system Thursday night as additional snow fell throughout the Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain regions in the west. In Colorado, Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin started snowmaking operations on Friday evening.

Loveland Snowmaking 

 Loveland began making snow for the 2013-14 season just after 6 p.m. Friday.

Arapahoe Basin Snowmaking

The race is on! A-Basinn began making snow on Friday too! 

Boreal Snowmaking

California's Boreal fired up the snowguns just after midnight Thursday, Sept. 26.

 Snowbird 

Snow covers the top of the tram at Snowbird.

Crested Butte 

Fresh snow at Crested Butte!

Jackson Hole 

Looks like mid-winter at Jackson Hole.

China Peak 

First snowfall of the season at China Peak.

Deer Valley

First snowfall of the season at Deer Valley.

Sun Valley 

Sun Valley also picked up a few inches.

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Season Passholders At Four Wasatch Resorts To Get Free Days At Others

Alta

Qualifying season passholders at Alta Ski AreaDeer Valley ResortPark City Mountain Resort (PCMR), and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort  are offering three free ski days of lift access at each of the other resorts for the 2013-14 season.

 

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Plan To Link Utah Resorts Alive; More Options Sought

Wasatch backcountry

“In like a lion; out like a lamb” you might quote when hearing the news surrounding SkiLink. The controversial 2012 proposal to stick a gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, across federal land and over to Solitude Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon, ran up the flagpole to Washington where it fizzled. But, this is far from over.

 

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Enjoy Father’s Day In The Mountains June 16

Father's Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Let him know he’s appreciated by celebrating his day at a ski resort. Here’s a sampling of how resorts can make it fun and easy.

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Storms Buoy Conditions But Closing Dates Fairly Firm In West

Arapahoe Basin

Late-season storms have buoyed conditions at many Western resorts, but this recent largesse doesn’t appear to be enough to keep slopes open beyond announced closing dates.

 

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Snowbird Cuts Prices To Rise Above City’s Air Pollution

Snowbird above smog

The recent “mother of all inversions” down in the Salt Lake basin has prompted Snowbird to lure skiers and riders out of the smog and onto the slopes.

 

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