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Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton Epic Passes Offer Plenty Of Choices

Aston AlpsMinnesota’s Afton Alps and Michigan’s Mr. Brighton are both part of the Epic Pass, which offers unlimited access to all of Vail Resorts western ski areas as well as both Midwest resorts. It offers as much slope time for diehard Heartland skiers and riders as they want.

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PCSkiGal: Utah Resorts Pump In Cash Hoping For Payoff

Construction in Utah 2015The irony isn’t lost on locals. Four comparatively miserable winters and yet Utah ski resorts spent millions on “improvements” this summer, raising the cost of lift tickets and season passes yet again, all in the hopes of attracting more visitors.

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Strudel To Steins: Octoberfests Are Ski Resort Fall Staple

October fest at SnowbirdMany American towns adopted the popular Munich festival of Oktoberfest due to their German immigrant populations. Ski resorts have followed, offering celebrations with traditional Bavarian music, dancing, beer, food, and activities. Most offer free admission and lodging specials. 

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More Water Storage Upgrades Snowbasin’s Ability To Make Snow

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5660/20875840660_e879550c3d_z.jpgConstruction crews at Utah's Snowbasin have built a new reservoir on the mountain this summer to solidify snowmaking at the northern Wasatch resort.

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PCSkiGal: Summer's Almost Done In Utah -- Get It While It Lasts

Park City Alpine SlideThe snow's coming in less than 100 days. The colors are about to turn, so it's your last hurrah to jump in a mountain lake, hike high peaks with the pooch, cycle amid the wildflowers. 

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PCSkiGal: Get Utah Season Passes As Deadlines Loom

Powder MountainTalk about time sneaking up on you. If you’re close enough to consider a season pass to Utah resorts, it feels like just a few months ago we were debating whether the Mountain Collective should be the only pass you purchase. 

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PCSkiGal: Five Things To Do On A Park City Summer's Day

Park City Alpine SlideAs the summer wanes here in Park City, Utah, here are five things to do before the snow flies. 

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Strong El Niño Winter Bodes Well For Western Skiers, Riders

Powder at Wolf CreekThe waters are warming in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean, signaling that El Niño is on his way – and so should above-average snowfall across the West and Southwest.

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New ‘Park City’ Abuzz With Construction; Gondola To Open This Winter

Park City gondola constructionThe sounds of $50 million in on-mountain upgrades echo across Park City this summer, as new owner Vail Resorts gets down to the business of creating the largest winter resort on American soil.

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PCSkiGal: Outdoor Retailer Show Demo Day; Solar Chargers, Kayaks Dominate

OR Show 2015I swear one of these summers I’m going to get in the water and spend all day there. The 2015 Summer Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City  kicked off with the annual demo day at Pineview Reservoir near Ogden, Utah, and once again I looked longingly at all the bodies paddling but kept my distance.

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SnoCountry’s Best Offbeat Summer Fun At Western Resort Bases

Mountain Coaster at SnowbirdThe scenic chairlift ride, the downhill mountain bike run and the alpine hiking trek have long been standard fare at summer mountain resorts – but the focus has moved off-mountain lately.

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Snowbird Co-Founder Dick Bass Dies

Dick Bass SnowbirdRichard "Dick" Bass, co-founder of Snowbird Resort in s largest ski resorts has died. Resort spokesman Brian Brown says died of pulmonary fibrosis Sunday at his home in Dallas. He was 85.

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PCSkiGal: High West Saloon Opens New Whiskey Distillery For Park City Spirits

National Garage now High West SaloonPark City celebrated Utah’s Pioneer Day or (Pie and Beer day as non-Mormons call it) a bit differently this year. Christening the new High West Whiskey distillery July 24 not only toasted the historic arrival of Mormon settlers but the tasty beverages they brought with them.

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No Doz? USSA Opens Tempur-Pedic Sleep Center In Park City

USSA Sleep CenterBetter sleep could mean better performance for the athletes of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), say team officials. 

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Utah Mountain Accord Takes First Major Step Toward Backcountry Protection

AltaUtah’s controversial Mountain Accord plan got off the ground in July with the unanimous endorsement of a quartet of proposed land swaps between Utah ski and snowboard resorts and the U.S. Forest Service. The land exchanges at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude and Brighton signal a commitment for backcountry conservation among elected officials, government agencies, and representatives of private business and non-profit organizations.

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PCSkiGal: Soon It Will Become 'Park City Mountain'

PCMR old logoTreasure Mountain, Park City Ski Area, Park City Mountain Resort, PCMR. Now there’s a new name on the 50+ year-old ski area’s business card -- Park City Mountain. The rebranding (the first since the mid-1990s) will go full-bore public later this month. 

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PCSkiGal: A Top Ten List Of (Affordable) Summer Eats In Park City, Utah

Park City diningIt’s easy to find a restaurant in Park City. There are more than 100 to choose from. The real issue is finding an “affordable” one or one that at least feels like you got what you paid for. You’re in a resort town paying resort prices. 

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Solitude's New Owner, Deer Valley, Spending On Immediate Improvements

Solitude hikersThe Summit Express at Solitude Mountain Resort has been both the lift of choice for black-diamond powder hounds … and somewhat of a hassle to get to.

 

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Summer In The Utah Wasatch: Slide, Ride, Zip, Climb

Mountain biking at Park City Mountain ResortRecreation during the summer in the mountains above Salt Lake City is still within an hour’s drive of the city – and the resorts continue to add more things to do.

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PCSkiGal: You CAN Get Your Drink On In Park City

summer drinks in Park CityTo make sure everyone knows that you can get a drink in Park City, Utah, the semi-annual PC Cocktails Contest is back. 

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