SnoCast: A Stormy Western Pattern; Mild Conditions in the East

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 A series of storms will target the West this week with some of the heaviest snow yet of the season in the Sierras, while the East continues to bask in mild temperature. Here are the details in this week’s SnoCast.

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First To Open? Wolf Creek In An Upset

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The race to be the first to drop the ropes on the 2021-22 season has a new winner this season, as the "friendly" cloak-and-dagger competition reached new heights.

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#racetopopen Colorado 2021-22 Ski Resorts Announce Opening Dates

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The Colorado ski and snowboard season usually gets underway in October with the #racetoopen kicking off between Loveland, Arapahoe Basin, Wolf Creek and Keystone.

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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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Southwest Colorado Ski Resorts Navigate Tricky World of COVID-19 Protocols

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Skiers are hitting the slopes in Southwest Colorado, looking for some exercise and a short escape from the whirlwind of the COVID-19 pandemic and polarized politics, but even so, a sense of normalcy is hard to come by these days.

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How Do You Have A Ski Season In A Pandemic?

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From how we ride the lifts to where we sleep and what we eat, ski areas are taking steps to minimize crowding and to curb opportunities for the virus to spread.

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SnoCast: Big Snow, Cold Incoming for the West

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This week’s weather will feature very different weather across the country. While the east deals with much above-average temperatures, a winter-like chill and snow take over the west.

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SnoCast: Who Gets Tricks, and Who Gets Snowy Treats?

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Halloween weekend and first days of November will feature forecast tricks and treats. With a leftover hurricane delivering snow to New England and ski areas opening in the west, this time of year is always a treat to build ski season excitement.

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Wolf Creek First To Open In Colorado

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Thanks to two feet of new snow from last weekend's storm, Colorado's Wolf Creek Ski Area is the first area to open in Colorado, albeit, under strict COVID-19 protocol.

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Covid-Related Innovation Reigns As Colorado Resorts Roll Out Plans

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Colorado resort officials acknowledge that brainstorming for the 2020-21 season has stretched their minds more than ever. With Epic and Ikon pass protocols in place, the more independent mountains are rolling out their plans.

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How Colorado’s Independent Wolf Creek Ski Area Plans to Navigate a Coronavirus Reopening

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Unlike Vail Resorts, which last week announced a reservation system that requires pass holders to book high-season ski days well in advance, Wolf Creek is adjusting its pricing.

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All But One Colorado Ski Area Abandon Hope of Reopening This Season After Latest Closure Extension

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At Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, with plenty of snow still clinging to the mountain, they were hoping to roll out what skiing looks like in the pandemic age.

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Colorado’s Downhill Skiing Ban Extended Into Late May

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On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide ban on downhill ski operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Closed For Downhill, Some U.S. Resorts Open Uphill Access

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As all but a handful of U.S. resorts either suspend operations or shut down for the season, a number of them still permit skiers and riders to climb their slopes and get a few turns.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active West & Bluebird Skies in the East

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Plenty of sunshine to go around both east and west this week, but the west will see the most snow days. This week's SnoCast outlines the best conditions and best bets to hit the slopes through the weekend.

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Insider Guide: Wolf Creek

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Anyone who hears the words "Colorado" and "powder" in the same sentence best expects "Wolf Creek" to follow closely behind.

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Seniors Have To Get Older And Older To Ski-Ride For Free

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Once there was a time when you reached age 60, you'd skied for free. Then you had to be 70. And now, at a half-dozen Western resorts, 80 is the new 60.

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SnoCast - Final Storms of 2019 Deliver Big Snow

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As we approach the final days of 2019, we'll have a pleasant mix of snow days, sunny days, and mild days to take in all that the weather has to offer on our favorite ski trails.

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Holiday Weekend Storms Deliver Huge Snow

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A powerful winter storm hit the western U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday, delivering huge snow totals from California to the northeast. While the storm caused trouble during the busy holiday travel days, the snow made skiers and riders very thankful.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active Forecast from Coast to Coast

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Several large storms will develop across the country in this week’s SnoCast. Great news as the ski season ramps up following the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are the latest details.

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