SnoCountry's Best Midwest Resorts For Fat Tire Snow Biking

Crystal Mt. fat tire bikesFat tire snow biking, popular at western and eastern ski resorts, has been gaining traction in the Midwest recently. Several ski resorts in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula and northern Minnesota are now offering rentals and trails to ride. 

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SnoCountry's Best Winter Ziplining, Coaster Rides In Midwest

Alpine Coaster Spirit MountainSeveral Midwest ski resorts are adding a little zip to their attractions, literally. Zip Lines have become a big addition at ski resorts across the country, especially in the western mountains and New England.

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Duluth City Council Tosses Spirit Mountain Financial Lifeline; Bad March Weather Blamed

Spirit Mountain coasterThe Duluth, Minn. City Council recently voted to extend an allocation of up to $300,000 to Spirit Mountain Ski Area and Adventure Park that will enable the financially troubled, city-owned recreation area to meet payroll and continue summer operations, according to a report in the Duluth News Tribune.

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Lift Served Mountain Biking Available At Four Heartland Ski Areas

Crystal Mountain bike trails

Several Heartland ski areas allow mountain biking on their summer slopes, but if you’re looking for lift served riding, there are four choices.

 

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Now Is Time To Purchase 2014/15 Season Pass In Midwest

Hidden Valley

While this winter’s great season is still underway at a few resorts across the upper Midwest, now is the time to be thinking about your 2014/15 season pass. Some Heartland ski areas are currently offering their best prices of the year for a limited time. Many of these price incentives end this month.

 

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Midwest Winter Brought Record Snows... But Brrrrrr

Mount Bohemia

The winter of 2013/14 may have brought the most snow in decades — breaking 100 year old records across the Heartland — but it also had a downside: record-breaking cold.

 

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Northern Minnesota Resorts Celebrate Coming Of Spring With Reason

Giants Ridge

Spring finally starts to arrive along Minnesota's Arrowhead by the end of March. Located along the shores of Lake Superior there’s reason to celebrate when it finally does. 

 

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Minnesota Ski Resorts Offer Good Mid-Winter Deals On Lifts, Lodging

Buena Vista Ski Area

The snow just keeps falling across the Great Lakes as Alberta, Canada pumps one Clipper after another into the region. Minnesota resorts are offering some enticing packages. Get out and enjoy one of best winters in recent memory.

 

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January Is Learn To Ski/Snowboard Month Across Heartland

Apple Mt. Learn To Ski

January is National Ski and Snowboard Month, but the movement actually started years ago in the Heartland through the Midwest Ski Areas Association. Choose from many offers next month.

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Early Season Deals, Winter Weather Hit Northern Minnesota

Giants Ridge

Early season snow and cold and enticing lift and lodging packages are a few of the things Minnesota skiers and snowboarders might be thankful for this early season. Looking for a weekend getaway? Look no further than the Gopher State’s Iron Range and Arrowhead.   

 

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Minnesota Resorts Make Improvements For Season; Afton, Lutsen Top List

Welch Village

Several Minnesota ski areas have been busy this summer making improvements for this season. Afton Alps and Lutsen led the way with major capital improvements.

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Lift Served Mountain Biking In The Midwest; Find It At Five Resorts

Crystal Mt. Mich. mountain biking

Lift served mountain biking takes place at many western and eastern ski areas and is a popular summer draw for customers. Heartland mountain bikers aren’t so lucky, but there are five ski areas offering lift availability in the Midwest.

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Minnesota Ski Areas Association Formed

Wild Mountain

The Twin Cities Independent Ski Areas Association and MnSNO recently combined to form the Minnesota Ski Areas Association. This new group will champion Minnesota’s spread out ski areas that account for 24 percent of the winter tourism economy.

 

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Minnesota Skiers/Riders Enticed By Sweet Lift Ticket Deals

Spirit Mountain (David Bloomquist)

Conditions are some of the best the Heartland has seen in the last few years, and Minnesota ski areas are enticing skiers and riders with some sweet lift ticket deals to get out and enjoy the great snow.

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Midwest Is Ideal For Learning To Ski And Ride In January

Apple Mt.

The Midwest Ski Areas Association was a forerunner in the January National Ski & Snowboard Month before it became national. Our region of the country is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard. Here are some samples.

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Midwest Ski Season Off To Best Start In Several Years

Indianhead

Many ski resorts across the Midwest were able to open this past weekend, even as far south as southern Indiana where Perfect North Slopes was open.

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Fall Festivals Take Center Stage Across Country

OktoberWest Steamboat Springs

Fall festivals at America’s ski resorts long have been the harbinger of the ski and snowboard season and vary widely in terms of offerings. Here’s a sampling.  

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Two New High-Speed Lifts Being Installed In Midwest

Terry Peak

The Heartland’s newest high-speed lifts are being installed at Wisconsin’s Granite Peak Ski Area and Terry Peak Ski Area in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

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Plenty Of Season Pass Deals Still On Sale In Midwest

Boyne Mountain

It may be the middle of August during one of the hottest Heartland summers on record, but several of the region’s ski areas are currently offering their best season pass deals for the 2012/13 season.

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Minnesota’s Arrowhead Is An Outdoor Summer Paradise

Lutsen Resort

Minnesota’s Arrowhead with Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains rising 1,000 feet above the coast offers a variety of outdoor activities not often found in the Heartland.

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