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Vail Resorts Unveils $50 Million Plan To Link Canyons, Park City Mountain Terrain Next Summer

Link of PCMR and Canyons

An eight-passenger gondola will be the centerpiece of Vail Resorts’ strategy for connecting Canyons Resort with Park City Mountain ResortThe Colorado-based resort group revealed its plans for bringing the two neighboring mountains together – and solidifies Vail’s intention to create the largest ski and snowboarding area in the United States since acquiring Park City Mountain this offseason.

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PCSkiGal: Deer Valley Opens With Annual Celebrity Fest

Deer Valley food at Celeb Ski festI did ski today. Day three. I got out at the crack of noon for Deer Valley's opening day. It was an honest mistake. Because it hadn't snowed in more than a week, and we’ve had record highs for this time of year, I didn't see the point in getting there for opening bell. 

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Western Resorts Getting Aggressive To Combat Climate Change

Alta snowcat using biodieselClimate change – and its threat to snow-dependent ski and snowboard resorts -- has become a priority for many resort owners, and a large number in the West are taking steps to reduce emissions and energy use.

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PCSkiGal: Brews On The Mountain

Snow King Brews on mountainNot a lot can top a cold brew after a killer day on the hill. Last year, we celebrated Park City Mountain Resort’s 50th anniversary with a Golden Ale and Alta’s 75th with the Anniversary American Amber. 

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Utah's Deer Valley Wins 'Best In U.S.' From World Travel Awards

Deer ValleyDeer Valley Resort, for the second consecutive year, has been awarded United States' Best Ski Resort by the World Ski Awards. Following a year-long voting process from leading ski tourism professionals worldwide, as well hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from 127 countries. Deer Valley Resort won the distinction among a short list of USA finalists during the 2014 World Ski Awards the weekend of Nov. 21-23, 2014, in Kitzbühel, Austria.

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SnoCountry's Best Season-Long Kids' Programs

Mad River Glen kids programLooking to share a passion for the mountains with your kids? The country’s next generation of rippers can probably be found in one of many season-long kids’ programs. Whether they’ve got Olympic dreams or just want to become a confident all-mountain skier, these programs provide a solid base for wherever the mountains take them.

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New Resort, New Names, New Lifts Highlight What's New In Utah This Season

Alta powderWith an off-season in Utah dominated by news of ownership changes and mergers, it’s a relief for skiers and snowboarders to finally strap ‘em on and get back to what’s important: racking up the runs.

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Bill Rock Named Chief Operating Officer For Canyons, Park City Mountain Resort

Bill Rock

Vail Resorts, Inc. has appointed Bill Rock, the current chief operating officer of Northstar California Resort, as the new chief operating officer of Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort, effective November 1, 2014.

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Utah’s Wolf Mountain Gets New Owners, New Name, New Life

Wolf Mountain Utah

After three uncertain years in bankruptcy court, Wolf Mountain has been purchased by an investment group that promises a solid future for the family-focused mountain outside Eden, Utah in the Ogden Valley.

 

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PCSkiGal: Here’s Who’s Coming To Sundance 2014 -- But, Will they Ride?

Sundance Oakley EventIt’s true what they say. No one skis or rides during Sundance. But by ‘no one.’ we don’t mean ‘anyone’ or ‘someone.’

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PCSkiGal: January Skiers Get Lucky With Lesson Deals

PCMR Ski SchoolHere’s an awesome reason to stop slacking if you put “learn to ski” on your New Year’s Resolution list -- Utah’s 14 resorts have joined 33 other states and more than 300 resorts nationwide to promote Learn to Ski and Snowboard month.

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Free Fifth, Sixth Grade Passes Aim To Promote Long-term Skiing, Riding In West, NW

Keystone Kids Ski School

In an ongoing effort to attract youngsters to the slopes – and keep them coming back – resorts in the West and Northwest will once again offer ski and snowboarding passes that are virtually free.

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PCSkiGal: Alta Breeds Skiers

Alta

There are only three resorts left in the U.S. that ban snowboarders. Two are located in Utah. Deer Valley and Alta

 

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Spring Storm Delivers April Powder To Utah, Colorado

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The latest spring snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches in the Rocky Mountains, delivering outstanding  (mid-winter) spring conditions for the remainder of the season for resorts in Utah and Colorado.

 

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Utahns Look To Future Of Outdoor Recreation; Governor's Report

Utah Backcountry

The state of Utah now has a formal “vision” of how to keep outdoor recreation – and the wild lands it relies upon – at the forefront of the state’s economy.

 

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American Women Sweep Deer Valley Freestyle

World Cup sweep

Vermont’s Hannah Kearney led a sweep of American women in moguls action at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Utah.

 

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Powder-Heaven Alta Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

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No other American ski area can stake a better claim to the term “old school” than the Alta Ski Area. The venerable Utah ski mountain will be 75 years old this year and, as the thousands of Alta loyalists know and love, some things just never change at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

 

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Brutus Delivers Solid Base To Western Resorts

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Last season’s sparse snow year is all but a distant memory after Brutus rampaged through the Sierra, Wasatch and Central Rocky Mountain Regions over the weekend.

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Utah’s Deer Valley To See $8 Million In Improvements; Uphill Capacity Jumps

Deer Valley

A new quad chair, dubbed the Mountaineer Express will increase the capacity on Little Baldy Mountain at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, by 1,200 skiers per hour next winter.

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Updated: Park City Mountain Resort Sues Canyons Owner Talisker; ‘May Be Forced To Close’

Park City Mountain Resort

A significant dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort owner Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, has bubbled over the top. So much so that PCMR General Manager Jenni Smith said an agreement must be reached or settled or “we may be forced to close.”

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