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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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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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Wyoming's Antelope Butte Sale Complete; Will Re-Open In December

Antelope Butte trail mapA nonprofit foundation has purchased the Antelope Butte ski and snowboard mountain in Wyoming and plans to reopen for business next season.

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Jackson Hole Celebrates 50th With New Lift, Restaurant; Tickets $6 Nov. 27

Jackson HoleIt’s been 50 years since the first chairlift began spinning at Jackson Hole Resort to bring skiers up Après Vous Mountain. A year later, in 1966, Jackson Hole’s aerial tramway began a climb some 4,000 vertical feet in its first accent to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain.

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Big Labor Day Weekend Sales Coming

Ski Bonkers Sale (Facebook/Ski Bonkers)Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4 -7) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a number of mountain and city ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

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Snow King Adding New Lift, Base Lodge In $9M Upgrade; Summer Is Key

Snow King newsletterConstruction crews are busy at Snow King Mountain, as the town hill for Jackson, Wyo., continues to get a makeover after years of inactivity.

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Jackson Hole Achieves Resort-wide 10 Percent Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jackson HoleJackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) has announced further positive results relating to environmental goals and initiatives. The resort received its third ISO 14001 re-registration and exceeded its environmental goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions resort-wide by over 10 percent.

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SnoCountry's Best College Spring Break Destinations

Crested Butte College BreakYou’ve got a whole summer of warm weather around the corner, but just a precious few weeks left of winter skiing and riding, so why not head for the hills this college spring break and work on that goggle tan? SnoCountry.com has gathered up the country’s best spring break destinations for you and your buds, where there’s no danger of getting sand in your margarita.

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SnoCountry's Best Spas: Skiers Need Their 'Me' Time

Relaxation Lounge Crystal Mountain, Mich. (crystal mountain.com)Many ski resorts across North America have realized the importance of offering spa services to their guests. It’s the epitome of “me” time for women, men, couples and, increasingly, kids. The reasons: time off from skiing or boarding, a way to work off sore muscles or “just 'cause it's there.”

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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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