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Point And Shoot: Five Photogenic Resorts In The West

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With the proliferation of Smartphones and digital cameras, you don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture the beauty of the West – especially in the mountains.

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October, Early November Projected Opening Dates

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While it looks like Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area will win the #RaceToOpen this season, but numerous resorts are also preparing early openings for the 2018-19 season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Early Season Snow In The Forecast

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Glad to have you back, SnoCast readers! We can't wait to give you an early edge on when to catch the best snow of the season as we bring you forecasts each week through the season. 

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Grand Targhee Reinvigorates Improvement Plans

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Just before the 2008 recession, Grand Targhee unveiled plans for major changes to the western Wyoming resort, but they didn’t get much farther than that. Now, 10 years later, they are back.

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Mountain Coasters Twist And Turn Through The Rockies

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A staple on the activity slate at many ski and snowboard resorts in the Rocky Mountains is the fast-chargin’, whip-turnin’ mountain coaster.

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Snow King: Turning Town Hill Into Mountain Resort

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The owners of town hill Snow King in Jackson, Wyoming, want to greatly expand what the mountain has to offer skiers, snowboarders and town residents.

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Snow King Activities Expanding; Avi Beacon Area Added

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Snow King sits at edge of town. (Snow King/Facebook)

A three-year makeover at Snow King works to transform the struggling Jackson Hole town hill into a full-blown winter playground for locals and visitors alike.

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Fall Lines And Feasts On Christmas Day

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It's a festive Christmas at Grand Targhee. (Grand Targhee)

If celebrating a white Christmas is on your wish list this year, planning to spend the day with loved ones on the slopes is just what Santa ordered. Finish the day with a festive meal where everyone can relax and enjoy each other’s company and you’ve got a family tradition in the making. Follow up an uncrowded day skiing and riding with a feast at one of these mountain resorts.

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Off The Beaten Track: Heli-Skiing In The Hinterlands

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Looking for a landing spot. (Ruby Mountain Heli-Experience)

Whenever favorite stashes get carved up, or the maddening crowds threaten your first tracks, it may be time to shell out the bucks for a helicopter ride deep into Powder Country in the West.

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High-Country Distilling Nestles Up To Resorts

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The whiskey is lined up in Park City. (High West/Facebook)

Catching a cocktail after a long day on the slopes has been a winter tradition since the beginning and, recently, the distillers are making the good stuff right at the resorts.

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Satisfy Your Summer Need For Speed On Alpine Coasters

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Hangin' on at Snowbird coaster. (Snowbird/Facebook)

As summer hits its full stride across the West, mountain resorts put their hot-weather activities front and center – including a plethora of mountain coasters that rush down trails and slopes.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Storm Finishes The SnoCast Season

SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Storm Finishes The SnoCast Season

(Yes, this is really the end of April at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada with nearly 145cm this month. Similar scenes will overtake the Rockies as yet another snowstorm finishes the month of April. (Lake Louise Ski Resort/Twitter)

Believe it or not, we’ll be turning the calendar into May with a bonafide snow storm for part of the Rockies and upper Midwest.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Mixed Bag Kind of Forecast

SnoCountry SnoCast: A Mixed Bag Kind of Forecast

After a crazy week of powder in the Northeast, expect a warm up and springlike conditions. Good thing the snow is deep to start at Jay Peak Resort. (Christopher Kurdek )

It’s a mixed bag of weather for the U.S. and Canada this week. Some will get snow, others get very mild temperatures for this last full week of February. 

Read this week's SnoCast to find out what to expect by region Feb. 22- 27.

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Major Winter Storm Knocks Out Power To Jackson Hole

Major Winter Storm Knocks Out Power To Jackson Hole

Seventeen steel power poles along Highway 390 south of Teton Village were blown down in Tuesday night’s storm.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will remain closed through at least Monday, Feb. 13 after a major winter snow and wind storm knocked out power to the mountain and Teton Village Tuesday.

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New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New Gondola, Wildlife Viewing At Jackson Hole

New gondola starts up this season at Jackson Hole. (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort/Facebook)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort turns 50 years old this season and, as a present to its loyal customers, debuts a new gondola out of the base area.

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Find terrain for everyone in the family at Jackson Hole. (JHMR)

With winter about to start in earnest, now is the time to check the SnoCountry snow reports and book a mountain retreat. With so many great options out there, here’s a few of SnoCountry.com’s favorite holiday getaways:

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Treats, No Tricks In This Week's Forecast

SnoCountry SnoCast: Treats, No Tricks In This Week's Forecast

At least 100 guns on top to bottom Northern Lights, Borealis, Aludra, Lights Out, Lower Downdraft, and Paradigm at Maine's Sunday River. (Sunday River/Facebook)

As we transition into November in this week’s SnoCast, winter weather is making a more frequent appearance at our mountain tops. We’ll get shots of chilly air and snow at many mountains, both in the east and the west, so let’s dig in.

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When Snow Melts, Watery Thrills Await With Whitewater Rafting

When Snow Melts, Watery Thrills Await With Whitewater Rafting

Browns Canyon along Arkansas River is not for the faint of heart (AVA Rafting/Facebook)

Every spring, the high country sends cascades of frigid cold, roaring water down mountain rivers. While the runoff signals the end of the ski and snowboard season, it also means that it’s time to hop into a raft and keep the thrills coming.

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Low Winter Snow Keeps Summer-Only Beartooth Basin Closed

Beartooth Basin WyomingWhen Rocky Mountain resorts have shut down for the season, there’s always been a summertime option for skiers and snowboarders: Beartooth Basin in northern Wyoming.

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Checking In On El Niño As Western Season Winds Down

Grand Targhee powThe Pacific Ocean warming phenomenon known as El Niño came roaring into the West this winter with great promise of above-average snowfall for all. For some resorts, that was true -- but not for all.

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