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

PCSkiGal: Subaru Freeride Series Heads To Snowbird -- Big Mountain Riding

Subaru Freeride SeriesThe Subaru Freeride Series makes its first stop at Snowbird in early February and you don’t have to be stationed in the snow arena to catch the aura of the action. Starting Feb. 4, 2015, the world can tune in to a Sony HD Live Webcast in celebration of 18 years of big mountain ski and snowboard competitions.

 

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Deer Valley-Town Gondola Concept Moves Into Final Planning Stages

Deer Valley gondolaJust when we thought things would finally quiet down in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley reasserts its plan to run a gondola right into town. Never a dull moment.

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Snow, Snowmaking Blanket Slopes From Coast To Coast

LovelandIt's not the Polar Vortex, it's winter! And it has arrived across North America as ski resorts from coast-to-coast are turning on snowmaking and spinning the lifts.

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PCSkiGal: Coming Soon -- A Mythical Bird Atop The Peak

Hidden Peak Lodge SnowbirdI reminded myself to breathe. It wasn’t the biting fall chill from the open ATV ride to the top of Hidden Peak, but the excitement of seeing something I’d only heard rumors about since the 90s that made me hold my breath.

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PCSkiGal: It's Summer In The Wasatch

Summer in Utah

The snow melts and not only does nature spring from the barren trails but shorts-wearing, dog-toting, cycled-attached bodies sprout up as fast as wildflowers in July. 

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Intergenerational Fun Highlights Summer At America’s Mountain Resorts

Steamboat Mountain Biking

School’s out and the cool mountains present an even cooler line-up of summer activities that can make a hero out of parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Just take those active youngsters and teens on a mountain resort vacation and you’ll be amazed at the things you can do together to have fun.

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Aspen Mountain Re-Opens For Spring Skiing Memorial Day Weekend

Aspen Spring Skiing

Thanks to a number of spring storms and a deep snow pack on Ajax Mountain, Aspen is spinning the lifts for skiing and snowboarding Memorial Day Weekend. 

 

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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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