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

Algae In Skis? Salt Lake Company Believes Its Technology Could Change The Snow-Sports Industry

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Traditionally, the skis you want to carry you into and out of the isolated and unforgiving backcountry is not the pair with algae on it. Or in it.

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A $2 Billion Ski Development Near Park City Creates an Avalanche of Controversy

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Next door to Deer Valley, Extell Development is assembling what could become the country’s first new full-service resort in 40 years, despite the project’s enormous expense and a steady decline in ski and snowboard participation.

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Reservations, Parking Limits, Grab 'n' Go New Normal at Utah Resorts

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A ski and snowboard season like no other is coming to us all, including locals and visitors to the major Utah resorts.

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Developer Lays Out Plans For Utah's Mayflower Mountain Resort

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Construction is underway as ski lifts serving the Mayflower Village are scheduled to open the winter of 2023 and the projected opening of the Conference Hotel is in 2024.

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Nordic Valley Putting In First High-Speed Chairlift

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The ownership Nordic Valley has decided to go ahead with plans to install a new chairlift on the northern Utah mountain -- the first phase of an expansion to triple skiing and riding terrain.

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Utah's Nordic Valley Ski Resort Unveils First High-Speed 6-Person Lift

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In a historic announcement, Nordic Valley Ski Resort unveiled a major capital improvement project that will bring the Ogden area resort its first Nordic Valley Ski Resort and the largest expansion project in resort history – and both are slated to open this winter.

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Utah Resorts Gear Up For Summer Season With New Rules To Deal With COVID-19

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For 40 years, Stephen and Gayle Halversen of Paragoonah have spent a week with their kids, and later their grandchildren, at their timeshare in Snowbird’s Iron Blosam Lodge. This year, they expected to have to scuttle their plans after receiving a letter telling them the coronavirus would keep the resort closed for the foreseeable future.

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Utah Resorts Emphasizing Insurance In 2020-21 Season Pass Plans

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Snowbird and Snowbasin Resort on Wednesday unveiled their compensation plans for season passholders whose spring skiing and snowboarding was cut short by COVID-19.

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Vail Resorts Sued for Millions Over Early End to 2019-2020 Ski Season

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong for keeping passholder fees after closing all of their resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Utah Ski Resorts Collect Ski Goggles For Medical Workers

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Since the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, and all Utah ski resorts are closed, which means a lot of people in the Park City area might not need their ski goggles anymore. Doctors and nurses could use them, especially since personal protective gear — like face visors and shields — are in short supply.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Ends With Spring Snow

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Ski areas may be closed in these historic times, but the weather doesn’t stop! Here’s a look at the national snow conditions through April 1.

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Closed For Downhill, Some U.S. Resorts Open Uphill Access

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As all but a handful of U.S. resorts either suspend operations or shut down for the season, a number of them still permit skiers and riders to climb their slopes and get a few turns.

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

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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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Shedding Some Light on Night Skiing, Utah Resorts’ Best-Kept Secret

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Strange things happen after dark in Utah’s mountains.

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The 11 Best Ski Town Burgers You’ll Ever Eat

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After a hard-fought day schussing the slopes, nothing replenishes the fuel tank like a good ol’ burger, with just the right blend of protein, carbs, and yes, grease. We combed America’s ski towns and adjacent mountain resorts for the tastiest—and weirdest—beef between two buns, bringing you our unequivocal list of where to hang your helmet for the best hamburgers worth your fully salivated après-ski time and attention.

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Insider Guide: Alta

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Just by its name -- Alta Ski Area – you can tell that you’re skiing “old school.” The famed powder mountain is one of the oldest in the country, opening in 1939, and much is the same today -- including an average of 500-plus inches. The Wasatch Range is first to grab Pacific storm snowfall after the Sierra Nevada. The trip across the desert sucks the moisture out, so famous Utah fluffy powder typically arrives atop Little Cottonwood canyon below 10% water content.

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Provo Resident Has Spent 61 Years Maintaining Utah Ski Area

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Since before Sundance Mountain Resort was established in 1969, back when the ski area was known as Timp Haven Ski Resort, Jerry Hill has been maintaining the slopes of Mount Timpanogos.

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Insider Guide: Sundance Mountain Resort

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Robert Redford's Sundance Mountain Resort maybe just an hour south of its well-known neighbors in Utah's Wasatch Range -- on a clear day you can see the top of Snowbird -- but it feels like you have traveled decades away. Tucked up a steep, tight canyon east of Provo, the resort opened it in 1969 -- and it doesn't seem like much has changed since then.

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Seriously Powder: Silverton, Powder Mountain Offer Up Nothing But

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So, all you want is deep pow', first tracks and freshies all day. You're not interested in checking the grooming report for morning corduroy. Only snowboards or fat-boy skis on board. And hiking is the best way up. If this is you, then Silverton Mountain and Powder Mountain await your arrival.

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Top Resorts In West for Families

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What do families want out of a resort? Parking near slopes, ski-in ski-out lodging, efficient signup for lessons, plenty of wide, moderate trails for the whole family, and lots of entertainment.

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