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Utah, Eastern Rockies Set For Weekend Powder; High Pressure Keeping Storms Out Of PNW, Tahoe

Elder powderPacific storm systems appear to be fighting through a persistent high-pressure ridge in the Northwest and lining up for a productive latter part of February, especially for the southern Rockies.

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Tahoe Gets Taste Of The Good Stuff; High And Dry For Holiday Week Across The West

Bluebird powder day at SquawFour feet at Mt. Rose, two feet at Squaw Valley, 19 inches at Northstar – winter returned to the Tahoe area with a vengeance this past week. But, California and across the West will see things quieting down and warming up for much of Presidents' Week.

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Cherry Peak, Utah’s Newest Resort, To Wait Until Next Year For Inaugural Season; Construction Delays

Cherry Peak constructionUnanticipated delays in lodge, lift and snowmaking projects have put the opening of Cherry Peak, the newest resort in Utah, on hold until next season.

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Stacey Taylor To Direct Human Resources At Deer Valley

Stacey Taylor Deer ValleyDeer Valley Resort has promoted Stacey Taylor Director of Human Resources. Taylor brings extensive knowledge of human resources and the resort to the position.

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Trains, Tunnels And Buses: Plan To Overhaul Wasatch Transportation Hits Utah Spotlight

Wasatch MountainsConversations have begun in earnest to figure out how to more efficiently connect Salt Lake City with seven of Utah’s ski and snowboard resorts -- and reduce environmental impact at the same time.

 

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Park City’s Town Races Maintain Hometown Feel On World-Class Racing Trail

Park City Town Race SeriesFor all the things that have changed in the Park City ski scene, some stay the same – like the popular and competitive Town Race Series.

 

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Southern Rockies Set For More Weekend Snow; Sierra And Cascades Wait

Wolf Creek powderThe West will continue a season-long a pattern of localized storms that have yet to significantly inundate any particular region, even as the Northeast gets knee-high powder.

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PCSkiGal: Kids And Dogs In The Outdoors (Even The Indoors)

Outdoor Retailer ShowSage was an 0utdoor Retailer baby. Born August 2006; smack in the middle of the summer Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Fresh Tracks And Face Shots: SnoCountry's Best Powdercat Operations

Park City PowdercatsThe urge to go beyond the ropes and track up virgin powder often plagues the skier or snowboarder. So one of the best ways to satisfy an off-piste jones is snowcat powder skiing.

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Three-Inch Per Hour Snowfall Hits Utah On Way To Southern Rockies; PNW Set For Storms

Boarder at SolitudeMore than a few people likely called in sick with the powder flu in and around Salt Lake City this week as a couple of feet of powder fell on the Wasatch – and quickly. 

 

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PCSkiGal: Snowflakes And Freestyle Stars At Deer Valley

Deer Valley Freestyle world CupIt would be a challenge to guess which event made Deer Valley guests cheer louder; the dual moguls in the Visa Freestyle International World Cup or the big fat, fantastic flakes falling all around.

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January Is Month For Raising Awareness Of Slope Safety In West

Tahoe rescue dogResorts in the West believe skiers and snowboarders should be able to enjoy the inherent excitement, exhilaration and thrills on the slopes – and feel safe while doing them.For nearly two decades, the National Ski Areas Association has designated January as the time to focus on how to activity on the slopes and trails safer for everyone. And, in the past several seasons, the issue has been in the spotlight with high-profile accidents and lawsuits. 

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Dry And Warm Across West; Storms Loom Late Next Week

Sunny at Bear Mt.It’s January and while there’s a pause in big powder dumps across the West, it’s a good time to take stock of what skiers and snowboarders have after the holidays.

 

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Deer Valley To Host FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10

Deer Valley freestyleDeer Valley, Utah will host the FIS Freestyle World Cup Jan. 7-10, 2015 under the lights kicking off with men’s and women’s aerials on White Owl run Thursday.

 

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SnoCountry's Picks For Biggest News Stories Of 2014

Park City powderLet's start at the top. The biggest news story of 2014 rolled out of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. No other news story across the nation matched it for continuing drama. It began rumbling in the spring, resonated in the courts all summer, and didn't culminate until shortly before the snow flew. Here's how SnoCountry.com's West Editor Andy Dennison describes it:

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Western Resorts Reach Out To Newbies For January Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

Learning at Brian HeadAfter all the hoopla around Christmas and New Year’s, it’s time to get down to the business of learning how to ski or snowboard.

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Deer Valley-Town Gondola Concept Moves Into Final Planning Stages

Deer Valley gondolaJust when we thought things would finally quiet down in Park City, Utah, Deer Valley reasserts its plan to run a gondola right into town. Never a dull moment.

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PCSkiGal: Ladies Get After It At International Women's Ski Day At Solitude

Ski instructors at SolitudeI'm going to be bold and call it a powder day at Solitude Saturday. It wasn’t epic in the way Utah prides itself but we take what we can get right now. 

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PCSkiGal: Alta Delivers Early Season Sweet Spots

Alta early seasonI heard they were opening the backside. We’re talking Alta Ski Area — steeps, lots of rocks, known for serious powder. 

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Largest Owner of U.S. Ski Areas Assesses Ownership Options; Resorts' Long-Term Leases Not Affected

Bretton WoodsCNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., owner of the largest number of ski resorts in the country, is currently assessing how best to liquefy its assets as the end of the real estate investment trust (REIT) term draws near. CNL is a non-traded REIT that invests in a diverse collection of lifestyle and other income‐producing assets, including ski and mountain lifestyle properties, attractions, senior housing and marinas.

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