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Utah Resorts Set Summer Openings For Zips, Mountain Biking, Fun

Snowbasin mountain bikingIt’s time to buy a tube of sunscreen and floppy hat, tune up the mountain bike and dig out the Birkenstocks: Summer in the Utah mountains is just around the corner.

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Alta Snowboard Ban Upheld By Federal Court

Alta skierJust three skiers-only resorts still remain, after a federal appeals court confirmed that Alta Ski Area could prohibit snowboarding on land it leases from the U.S. Forest Service.

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Utah's Snowbasin Eyes New Lifts, Trail Work For Future

Snowbasin powder houndAfter celebrating its 75th birthday this season, Snowbasin Resort is planning its next era with on-mountain projects designed to make it easier for skiers and snowboarders to get where they want to go.

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Legacy Mining Site Restoration Effort Begins At Park City Mountain

Park City mine restorationsAnyone who has skied or snowboarded on the slopes above Park City has likely run across remnants of the city’s silver mining history in the form of dilapidated mills, head frames, trams and ore bins.

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Checking In On El Niño As Western Season Winds Down

Grand Targhee powThe Pacific Ocean warming phenomenon known as El Niño came roaring into the West this winter with great promise of above-average snowfall for all. For some resorts, that was true -- but not for all.

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PCSkiGal: You're Never Alone At Alta

Skiers at AltaIf you hate skiing alone, you can't be shy. I had the ultimate dilemma today. None of my friends could come out to play. It was a Tuesday; a work day for most and forecasters had called Wednesday the day to catch the Powder Flu. Not today. 

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Utah Resorts Reluctantly Set Closing Dates; Most In April

Spring skiing in UtahDespite some serious dumps in March, all good things must come to an end. In Utah, that means a pretty good season will mostly wind up by mid-April.

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Spring Highlights Top Bump Runs In Rocky Mountains

Bump skier TellurideAs spring skiing season arrives, you usually find more VW-size moguls than snorkel-deep powder at Rocky Mountain resorts. Combine with warm bluebird days, and you’ve got prime time for bump-a-holics.

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Expanded Park City Mountain Settles In With New Gondola

New Park City gondolaThe hoopla, the ribbon-cutting and the champagne bottle-smashing are long over with at Park City Mountain, and the new Quicksilver gondola has gotten down to doing its job: Connecting Park City and Canyons Resort.

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Take A Day Off The Slopes And Explore

Wheeler Opera House AspenVacationers often take a day off from skiing or snowboarding during their vacation to check out what’s happening off the slopes.

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Visa International Freestyle World Cup Returns To Deer Valley Feb. 4-6

Visa Intl Freestyle at Deer Valley courseThe U.S. Freestyle Ski Team returns home this week to Deer Valley Resort for the 2016 Visa Freestyle International Feb. 4-6. The biggest stop on the World Cup tour, the Visa Freestyle International draws thousands of fans to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games venues, the White Owl aerial hill and the Champion mogul course, to watch the world’s best compete.

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Tahoe's Homewood To Run Snowcat Tours; Colorado, Utah Tours Flush With Powder

Homewood snort toursA number of Rocky Mountain resorts and companies run off-piste snowcat powder tours, and now Homewood Mountain Resort will become the first in California to haul powderhounds to their heaven.

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February Weather Flop Coming Up

ForecastFor the first part of winter, Western mountains have received abundant snowfall, while areas in the Midwest and Northeast have seen warm temperatures and little snowfall.

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Storm Track To Deliver Big Snow To West, Upper Midwest

ForecastGroundhog Day (Feb. 2) may be one that skiers and snowboarders would like to relive day after day as an active storm track is set to move a pair of systems out of the Rockies and into the Upper Midwest, delivering potentially huge snowfall totals.

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PCSkiGal: Play 'Parkarazzi' On Your Park City Ski Vacation Jan. 22-26

SundanceI’ve never completely understood the allure of celebrity. I’d much rather have a photograph of me and friends than me and actors who don’t know me, but it’s there…and it’s here in Park City, Utah. If you are skiing or riding in the neighborhood, have some "parkarazzi" fun at the annual Sundance Film Festival.

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Exclusive Cimarron Mountain Club Coming To Colorado; Just $4 Million To Play

Yellowstone Club slopesIf the lift lines are getting too long for you – and you have an extra $4 million around – then Cimarron Mountain Club is just the ticket. There’s one hitch, though: Only 12 people get to buy into the resort.

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Diamond In The Rough: Snowbasin Resort Celebrates 75 Years High Above Ogden, Utah

Snowbasin powderThe storms have been rolling over the ridge and into the Wheeler Basin above Ogden, and the conditions at Snowbasin Resort are as good as they’ve been in years – just like they were imagined to be in the old days.

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Snowbird Seeks Lifts, New Terrain Kicking Off Expansion Into American Fork Basin

Snowbird Expansion MapOfficials at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort have asked for permission to expand into neighboring American Fork Basin for both winter and summer activities.

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January Is Time For Western Newbies To Learn To Ski Or Ride

Learn to skiMost of us know someone who has never skied or snowboarded but would love the thrill of gliding down a hill on freshly groomed snow. But it’s hard to find the time, get the equipment and be confident that the ski school instruction at a particular resort will get your friend or family member properly introduced to the sport – and eager to return for more.

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PCSkiGal: So Long To Stein, The Legend

Stein EriksenOlympic ski legend and Deer Valley’s iconic ambassador Stein Eriksen has died. The Norwegian champion known for his impressive coif, impeccable ski technique and eponymous lodge passed away quietly at his Park City home Sunday, December 27, 2015, surrounded by family. He was 88 years old.

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