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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

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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With Ski Resorts in Limbo, Town of Breckenridge Plans for Alternative Outdoor Winter Activities

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At a special meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19, Breckenridge Town Council discussed ideas for winter activities outside of skiing and snowboarding that guests can engage in this year.

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Whitewater Ski Resort To Require Masks On Guests, Staff When Season Begins

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Mandatory masks, changes to lift line etiquette and new safety precautions at the lodge are among the changes visitors can expect when the season begins at Whitewater Ski Resort.

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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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Killington Cup, Birds of Prey Fall to COVID as World Cup Races to Remain in Europe This Season

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, along with the Canadian Ski Association, Killington and Beaver Creek Resorts, and the International Ski Federation have announced that the North American FIS Audi World Cup Alpine Ski Races will not be held this season.

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Inside Look: Here’s What We Know Right Now About Next Ski Season

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Yeah, we get it: With the rounding down of summer and the beginning of cool nights, the first signs of changing colors of autumn—and soon even the first snowfall—here in the high country of Colorado, where I sit writing from my home at 9,000 feet, it usually heralds optimism and stoke. 

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Vail Mountain Boss: Resort Plans To Open All Lifts, Terrain

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Vail Mountain will open on time, and with full terrain and lifts — conditions permitting, of course.

In a recent telephone interview, Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer Beth Howard said operations this summer have given the company important insights in how to operate lifts, restaurants and other amenities safely as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Winter is the focus now, she said.

“Summer’s been great,” Howard said. “It’s terrific to be up and running … we’ve been pleased with how it’s going.”

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Skiing Isn’t Getting Cancelled This Year, But It Will Feel A Lot Different

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It’s anybody’s guess what next week might bring in terms of COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, never mind what we should expect during the wintertime.

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Loveland Gets OK For Backcountry Snowcat Tours

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Front Range favorite Loveland Ski Area has gotten the go-ahead from U.S. Forest Service to deliver skiers and riders into an off-resort bowl previously restricted to backcountry users.

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Aspen SkiCo Gets More Specific About 2020-2021 Possibilities

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Since Covid-19 hit, ski industry moguls have danced around what next season will look like. But at Aspen Snowmass, pressure from locals and media has brought some of management's ideas into the open.

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Fire Burns Through Heart of Idaho's Soldier Mountain Ski Area

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The Phillips Fire has now burned 2,121 acres north of Fairfield and passed through the heart of Soldier Mountain Ski Area in the process.

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Purgatory and Silverton Mountain Float Interest in Silverton’s Community Ski Hill

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Two southwest Colorado ski area operators are interested in working with the Town of Silverton to grow the remote community’s Kendall Mountain ski area into a year-round amenity.

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Boston’s Ski Expo Will See New Life in Hanover This November

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After Boston’s Snowbound Festival was officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ray Stenson’s plan went into action.

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Town Hill Upgrade: Gondola OK'd For Snow King

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The Jackson, Wyo., town council has given the owners of Snow King Mountain what is believed to be the first gondola installed on a local "town hill" in the United States

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New York Ski Operators See Good Season Ahead, Despite Pandemic

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic raises questions about the upcoming ski season, Gore Mountain in Johnsburg is replacing two lifts to improve access to beginner and expert terrain.

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20% Spike in Home Sales Just the Start of Ski Town’s Pandemic Boom

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When news of Covid-19 first reached this Mount Snow resort town, every sighting of an out-of-state license plate led to unsubstantiated talk of a wave of newcomers fleeing the virus.

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Australia's Hotham and Falls Creek Resorts Will Not Reopen for Skiing

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Vail Resorts (VR) will not reopen lift operations for skiing and snowboarding in 2020 at Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia following the Victorian government’s introduction of Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions for regional Victoria, which will be in place for six weeks.

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VIDEO: Rail Master Daniel Hanka Shreds Zermatt

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Czech freeskier Daniel Hanka has made a name for himself as a creative park skier, able to grease mind-bending rail tricks and ridiculous grabs.

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Go Beyond: Find Summer At Smaller Resorts In West

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If you're venturing up to resorts in the West this summer -- but don't want to fight the crowds -- you might want to check out some smaller resorts for some warm-weather fun.

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For the Sake of Winter, We Must Stay Vigilant

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Open Letter from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz to Communities, Guests and Employees

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