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

New Lifts Under Construction in the Alps


With the main peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe behind us, several resorts are busy building new lifts and improving others ready for winter.

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Swiss Ski Resort Plans to Create Longest World Cup Downhill Course


A downhill ski race that would be the longest in the World Cup is being planned to join the men's circuit on a course connecting Switzerland and Italy near the Matterhorn mountain.

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Are Ski Areas Responsible for the Spread of COVID-19?


Skiers are suing Austrian resort Ischgl for exposing them to the virus.

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Vail Resorts, Alterra To Shutter all North American Resorts, Others Follow


UPDATED Sunday, March 15, 2020 - All North American ski mountains operated by Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company will close Sunday for at least a week as the coronavirus spreads through North America.

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Endless Winter: Where To Ski This Summer


If skiing and riding in the summer is on your bucket list, make it happen this year with options from California to the Southern Hemisphere to the European Alps.

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You Can Become Host Of Swiss TV Special

St. Moritz, Switzerland (St. Moritz/Facebook)Switzerland Tourism, in partnership with ©Kinson Entertainment, is offering entrants from the U.S. and Canada an opportunity to audition online to be the host of the one-hour TV special, “The Grand Tour of Switzerland,” set to air nationwide next fall. The winner also will receive a $10,000 hosting fee. 

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Swiss Summer; Orienteering, Castles, Trains, Museums, More

Swiss Orienteering Team

Switzerland in the summer gives just about everyone something in which they’re interested in seeing or doing. Here are some samples:

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USA’s Ted Ligety Wins Lauberhorn Super Combined: ‘Confidence Booster’

Ted Ligety at Beaver CreekJust a few weeks before Sochi, it appears American Ted Ligety is back in form. Ligety won the super combined Audi FIS World Cup (one downhill run, two slalom runs) at Wengen, Switzerland Friday.

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Is This The Year? Switzerland’s Zermatt Beckons

Zermatt, Switz

Is this year for that ski trip to Switzerland? Then consider Zermatt located in Swiss Valais and dominated by the Matterhorn. 


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Guardian Lists 10 Top Summer Vacations In European Alps

Eiger Village, Switzerland

Once the snow is gone, the Alps remain magnificent. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has 10 picks for you to try this summer. Here are travel writer Sean Thomas’s choices and comments.

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Alpine World Cup Finals Underway In Switzerland; Ligety, Shiffrin, Mancuso In Spotlight

Slovenian Tina Maze

The end of the alpine World Cup circuit is here. The Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Finals are underway in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. It caps a record-shattering year for U.S. Ski Team athletes led by Ted Ligety and Michaela Shiffrin.


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Lindsey Vonn Vaults Back To The Top In Italy

Lindsey Vonn, Cortina

Lindsey Vonn from Vail, Colo. is back on the top step of the podium winning her 58th career Audi FIS World Cup downhill in Cortina dAmpezzo, Italy. American Leanne Smith was third.


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