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Utah Resorts To Ring In 2016 With Powder; Join Alta’s Torchlight Parade

Alta New Year's EveA check of any snow forecast for Utah during the holiday season, and you’ll see nothing but snow, snow, more snow – and plenty of festivities.

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PCSkiGal: Then There Was One -- A New Era In Park City Launches

Quicksilver Gondola Park City ResortWith one swift smack, two Park City resorts become one. The new Quicksilver Gondola is fully functional, linking Park City to the Canyons and signifying a proverbial — if not literal — end to Vail Resorts’ campaign in Utah. By “campaign,” I mean like in medieval days- a series of inter-related military battles that lasted years and was part of an over-arching strategic plan to conquer a country.

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Quicksilver Gondola Officially Opens To Connect Park City, Canyons

Park City new gondolaAfter all the lawsuits, posturing and hand-wringing, the merger of two Park City mountains became a confirmed reality Dec. 18 when Vail Resorts officials cut the ribbon on the new Quicksilver Gondola.

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El Niño To Be Nice In West, Naughty In Northeast For Christmas

Holiday snow forecastSki resorts throughout the Northeast are wondering just what did they do to get onto the naughty list? Was it all that snow last season? The cold temperatures too? Maybe we should just blame it on El Niño?

 

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More Snow In West, Springlike In East This Weekend

Forecast 12-9-15El Nino continues to play the same tune across North America with abundant snow in the west and spring-like temperatures throughout the lower midwest and Northeast, and the forecast shows little signs of change.

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Utah Resorts Entice Kids, Newbies To Come Back With Ticket, Lesson Deals

Kids at BrightonAll across ski nation, winter mountain resorts are devising ways to grow the sport by keeping kids and beginners coming back to the slopes. Utah is no exception.

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Eagle Point, Brian Head Get Ready To Welcome El Niño To Southern Utah

Brian Head kidsAll reports point to El Niño taking dead aim at the southern Rockies, so both Eagle Point and Brian Head resorts stand ready and willing to take it on.

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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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Thanksgiving Snow To Fall Across Rockies; Snowmaking Continues In Midwest, Northeast

Loveland Ski AreaIf Thanksgiving freshies are on your menu, you’re in luck as yet another series of storms will deliver more than a foot of snow to some resorts through the Holiday weekend.

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PCSkiGal: Waking Up To Utah Freshies

Wake up to Utah snowI woke up to new snow Tuesday. The biggest dump so far in Utah. Ski Utah called it their signature “Monster Dump” in Little Cottonwood Canyon during their annual pre-season press conference. The irony is that in every single past year, I was skiing instead of attending the conference. This year no resorts are open. 

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PCSkiGal: Celebrity Skifest To Open Deer Valley Season Dec. 5

Mares at DV Celebrity Ski FestThere are only a handful of "givens" when it comes to skiing in the Wasatch. It used to be the snow. Nope, not anymore. A lineup of traffic as far as the eye can see on powder days in Little Cottonwood Canyon? Yep. That’s one. A massive crowd at the top of Rustler on the “first” closing weekend of Alta? Yep, that’s another. Epic food at Snowbasin. Check. But the absolute one thing guests and TV celebs can count on when they ski Park City is Deer Valley’s opening the first weekend in December.

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Utah's Iconic Alta Lodge Celebrates 75 Years; Ski Camps Ready To Go Again

Alta Lodge 1940The pre-World War II years were halcyon days for the ski industry in the American West, with more than two dozen iconic ski areas firing up their lifts for the first time – including Alta Ski Area in 1938.

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It's 'Back To The Future' For Nevada’s Lee Canyon; Retro Name, Improvements

Lee Canyon railAfter two decades as Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort, the closest winter resort to Las Vegas has returned to its original name, Lee Canyon, to both acknowledge the past and forge into the future.

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Cherry Peak To Open As Utah’s Newest Resort; Others Primed To Go

CherryPeak FallCherry Peak -- Utah’s first new resort in more than three decades -- is set to debut this season.

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SnoCountry's Best Heli Skiing/Riding In Lower 48

Telluride Heli-SkiMany skiers and snowboarders dream of hopping into a helicopter and heading into the deep backcountry for a day far outside the ropes. Alaska and western Canada remain the premier locales for heli-skiing, but the Lower 48 has its own quality selection.

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Nate Lee Named Solitude Mountain Operations Director

Nate Lee SolitudeNate Lee has been appointed Solitude Mountain Resort’s new director of mountain operations. He is currently entering his 21st year of employment at Solitude, and has held the positions of lift operator, lift maintenance mechanic, lift maintenance manager and most recently,senior mountain operations manager.

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Utah Resorts Spread Out Season Pass Smorgasbord, Multi-Day Options

Utah powder houndThe first dustings are on the highest peaks, and resorts across the West are in the midst of early season ticket discounts. In Utah, the mélange of choices for multi-day tickets -- local, regional and national -- is greater than ever.

 

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Can’t Wait For Snow? Hit Brighton’s Preseason BoneZone

Brighton pre season park railThe urge to hit the slopes comes early this time of year, so Brighton Resort’s pre-season terrain park in Utah might be just the antidote for those with a preseason jones for a kicker or a rail.

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Western Resorts Rush To Ban Camera Drones As Their Popularity Rises

Go Pro DroneTrying to get ahead of the popularity of videoing from remote-controlled drones, many Western resorts have banned their use – citing safety issues and both FAA and U.S. Forest Service concerns.

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Snowbird’s New Summit Lodge Affords Warm-Ups, Good Eats, Vista Views

Summit Lodge SnowbirdThe summit of Hidden Peak at Snowbird can be a cold spot, but this season there’s an oasis for tramway riders to warm their toes and get a bite to eat before heading downhill.The new Summit Lodge -- all 23,000 square feet of floor space and seemingly acres of glass windows -- will be ready once the Snowbird Tramway starts running for the new ski and snowboard season.

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