Why Utah is in the Middle of one of its Most Deadly Ski Seasons

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The backcountry, once considered a wild terrain suitable for only the most rugged and experienced adventurers, has gotten crowded.

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SnoCast: Loving the Snow Outlook into Valentine’s Weekend

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With cold air pouring deeper into the U.S., plus storm after storm lined up both in the East and West, it’s easy to love this forecast. Here’s the scoop on when and where to find the best conditions this week.

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Exclusive Wasatch Peaks Ranch Plans 2021-22 Opening In Utah

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A new private mountain resort development in Utah aims to open to members for skiing and riding next winter. Called Wasatch Peaks Ranch, it's located 35 minutes north from Salt Lake City, 10 miles south of Snowbasin Resort.

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It’s Cheaper Than A Train, More Expensive Than A Bus. Is It The Solution To Canyon Gridlock?

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It’s far too early to say with certainty a gondola is the answer officials will pick to tackle the aggravating gridlock heading to ski areas in the Wasatch canyons on powder days, but it is an option that’s captured the attention of Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.

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Powder Days All Around! Massive Storms Roll Across The West

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In the waning days of January, Mother Nature got to work -- dropping her glorious bounty upon the mountains of the West, and finally giving skiers and snowboarders the deep powder they've been waiting for.

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Cross Country Skiing is Booming Despite COVID

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The Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) has been conducting online sessions with its cross country (XC) ski area members since last spring, focused on sharing information about how X-C operations should respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. Discussions resulted in the widespread adoption of plans aimed at minimizing risk of virus transmission for staff and guests.

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Jessie Diggins Leads Historic U.S. 1-2 Finish In World Cup Tour de Ski

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Jessie Diggins and Rosie Brennan powered to the top of the overall FIS Tour de Ski standings, finishing a historic 1-2 in Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit in Val Müstair, Switzerland. 

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High Demand: Reservation Systems Come Into Play For The Holidays

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The holiday season is upon us and, despite the headwinds of Covid-19, thousands of skiers and snowboarders have been aiming toward the mountains for welcome relief.

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Redford Finds 'Right People, Right Time' To Sell Sundance Mountain Resort

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After more than 50 years, actor-director-skier Robert Redford has sold Sundance Mountain Resort to a pair of real estate investment firms.

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New Lift Highlights What's New At Power Pass Resorts

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The network of Mountain Southwest resorts under the Power Pass season ticket continues to grow, and ownership has built a reputation for putting out money for upgrades.

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Is a Cog Railway or Gondola in the Future for Little Cottonwood Canyon?

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Ways to fix the traffic congestion problem that plagues Little Cottonwood Canyon and its outdoor enthusiasts have been bandied about for decades.

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New Looks Dot Utah's Ski And Snowboard Landscape This Season

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Aside from Covid-related changes, capital improvements big and small went up this summer at eight of Utah's ski and snowboard resorts.

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Utah Ski Resorts Determined To Open — And Stay Open — This Winter

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The COVID-19 pandemic brought the ski season to an early close, setting off the longest off-season in Utah skiing history. But at a panel discussion hosted by Ski Utah Monday, officials from Utah’s resorts said they’ve been working since then to make sure the 2020-21 season is a success, even though coronavirus cases across the country are spiking in record numbers.

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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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