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Sugar Bowl Seeks To Prosecute Professional Snowboarder For Allegedly Setting Off Avalanche

Sugar Bowl powderOfficials at Sugar Bowl Resort say they will seek criminal charges against a snowboarder who allegedly set off an avalanche in a closed area at the Donner Summit ski and snowboard mountain.

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California's Soda Springs Steps Up To Snowmaking Using Recycled Wastewater

Snowmaking now at Soda SpringsYes, it’s finally a bonanza snow season in the Sierra with double-digit storms all over, but the managers of Soda Springs Mountain Resort don’t regret their decision to become the first California resort to use recycled water for snowmaking.

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Shuttles, Buses To Tahoe Resorts Abound; Park And Ride

Tahoe transitAs serious snows return to the Lake Tahoe region, thousands of skiers and snowboarders make the trip up to a dozen mountain resorts. Once they get there, area officials work hard to provide transit options so that all those vehicles stay parked during their stay.

 

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'Uphillers' At Western Resorts Grow In Popularity, Rules, Regulations

A-Basin upholdersOn any given day at winter resorts in the West, dozens of people on skis, snowshoes or foot can be seen heading out of the base area to get in a run within resort boundaries without riding the lift.

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Shrug Off Pessimism, Ready For A New Season

Glades at Diamond PeakBuoyed by talk of El Niño and eternal optimism, the 14 alpine resorts around Lake Tahoe can’t wait to drop the ropes on the 2015-16 season.

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Sugar Bowl President/CEO Rob Kautz To Retire After Four Decades At California Resort

Rob Kautz Sugar BowlRob Kautz, Sugar Bowl Resort president and CEO, has announced his retirement after nearly four decades at the resort’s helm, It is one of the longest careers in the history of the Tahoe ski industry,

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It’s A Western White Christmas; Double Digit Dumps In Northern Cal, Utah's Wasatch, Colorado's I-70 Resorts

Winter Park powderThis past weekend’s storm dropped double-digit snow dumps on northern California mountains and then stayed north with a pre-Christmas gift for the Wasatch in Utah and Colorado resorts along I-70.

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Holidays at Tahoe: Festive, Traditional Christmas and New Year’s Fun

Squaw Valley holiday fireworksThe skies have brought the pre-Christmas gift of snow to the ski and snowboard resorts around Lake Tahoe this year, and the resorts are ready to celebrate. From Santa on the slopes to snowman-building to the tried-and-true fireworks and torchlight parades, northern California resorts offer up plenty for those who come to the Sierra Nevada.

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Weather Takes A Break In Much Of West, But Powder Days Are Coming To Colorado

Powder at Sugar BowlAfter rolling across Tahoe and the southern tier of the Rockies, the weather is expected to take a break across the West for this weekend before another round arrives just before Christmas.The best bet for upcoming powder days will be along and north of I-70 in Colorado next week, meaning skiers and snowboarders at Steamboat , and Summit and Eagle county resorts might get those powder boards in shape.

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Tahoe’s Powder Pass Nixes Holiday Blackouts; On Sale Through Dec. 20

Tahoe Powder PackMany season pass holders eschew the slopes during the holidays because of blackout dates – a circumstance that Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Sugar Bowl want to change.

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It's Snowing: California Resorts Set To Open

Snowing at BorealAfter several seasons of below-average snow, preseason storms have heartened Californian skiers and snowboarders and prompted resorts in the Golden Bear State to set opening dates.

 

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Retool With Caution; New Chairlift At Sugar Bowl

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After a snow-challenged 2012-13 season that came on the heels of an industry slowdown, the 14 resorts that ring Lake Tahoe kept upgrades modest this summer. Still, there are a number of improvements.

 

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California’s Sugar Bowl Sweetens Winter With $20 Million In Upgrades

Crows Nest at Sugar Bowl

As if the skiing and riding wasn’t sweet enough for Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit in the California High Sierra, resort officials announced it was investing $20 million in upgrades to Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge, the adjacent cross country ski area it manages.

 

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Cascades, Sierras Pull In Bounty of Early Snowfall

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Nothing gets winter season off with a bigger bang than a bunch of snow in December. That's what happened in the Cascades and Sierras.

 

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Sugar Bowl Signs Lease To Operate Royal Gorge XC; Truckee Donner Land Trust Will Own

Royal Gorge XC

 

Sugar Bowl Resort on storied Donner Pass in the California High Sierra signed an agreement Oct. 1 to lease and operate neighboring and expansive Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area, which is being purchased by the Tahoe Donner Land Trust.

 

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