A Whole New Way for Skiers to "Get Schooled" This Winter

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In an age of continued corporate consolidation in the ski industry, the number of independently owned mountains continues to shrink.  

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Suicide Six Ski Resort Lodge Is Basically A Vermont Ski History Museum

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Over the weekend, I used one of Indy Pass days over at Suicide Six Ski Area in Vermont. Compared to the crowds at other local mountains last weekend, I think I made the right choice.

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Michigan's Nick Baumgartner Makes Fourth Olympics

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Nick Baumgartner, who lives in Iron River in the Wolverine State's Upper Peninsula and calls Ski Brule his “home hill,” has achieved the criteria to be named to his fourth Winter Olympics. Having competed for 2010, 2014, and 2018 U. S. Olympic Snowboard Cross teams, the 40-year-old will be the oldest Olympic snowboarder in American history.

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Winter Storm To Drop Heavy Snow, Ice for Southeast, Northeast

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An active MLK holiday weekend, as a major winter storm sweeps up the Eastern U.S. Latest details call for heavy snow and ice, depending on where you ski. 

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A Pair Of Old-Time Storm-Catchers Beckon From Continental Divide

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It's no coincidence that the Continental Divide is home to a collection of some of the oldest ski areas in the nation as it winds its way through the middle of Colorado.

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Charles Skinner Sole Owner Of Lutsen Mountains

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Charles Skinner, a co-owner of Lutsen Mountains, has purchased his brother-in-law Tom Rider's fifty-percent ownership, and is now sole owner of the Heartland's largest ski area. Skinner is also owner of Granite Peak, Wisconsin's largest ski resort.

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SnoCast: Major Storm Targets the East for MLK Weekend

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All eyes are focused on a significant storm that will swoop from the Central Plains, through the Southeast, and eventually hook up the Northeast coast, all during the long holiday weekend. Lots to delve into in this week’s SnoCast.

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Climate Change: Athletes Flag The Dangers Of Manmade Snow

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A British skier crashes through wooden fencing on a downhill corner and slams into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits an icy patch at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking one ski and twisting the other, also breaking his leg.

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Ikon Pass Pairing: Steeps And Deeps Near Seattle

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Ikon Pass holders should head to Seattle and cash in two very different ski and snowboard mountains in the Cascades -- each catching tons of snow out of northern Pacific storms.

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Michigan Ski Areas Offering Affordable Snowsports Lessons Through January

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January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. Throughout the Midwest ski areas are offering discounted lesson programs. Michigan offers one of the best programs for cost and simplicity, and it’s available at ski areas throughout both peninsulas of the Wolverine State.

 

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Snowboard Star Shaun White's Olympic Status Still Uncertain

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Shaun White arrived at Mammoth Mountain hoping to lock in a spot on his fifth Olympic team. The snowboarding superstar left it with his ankle hurting and work still left to do.

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Mountain Collective Wyoming Pairing: Jackson and Targhee

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Here's a Rocky Mountain trip for Mountain Collective pass holders to get as much skiing and riding as they can -- without wasting time on the road or in the airport.

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Iowa's Mt. Crescent Has Been Sold

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Mt. Crescent, a popular ski area located just south of Omaha near Council Bluffs in western Iowa, has been sold to Pottawattamie County, which will continue to operate the ski area. The county plans to explore further recreational development of the area hoping to make it into a year-round destination, according to a report from KMTV3.

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SnoCast: A Nor'easter and Pacific Northwest Snow Ahead

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2022 is off to an incredible start with new snow all around, and there's more to come! In this week's SnoCast, we're tracking a storm from the southern Appalachians to downeast Maine, plus a surge of new snow over the Pacific Northwest and Rockies. Let's dig in.

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Europe‘s Largest Ski Resort Could Destroy Some Of The Last Glaciers In The Alps

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A project called "Europe‘s largest contiguous glacier ski resort" has the potential to destroy some of the last wild places in the continent - but people are committed to stopping the development.

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Ski Resorts In France Reopen With Requirement For Vaccine Passes, Masks

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After abruptly closing in March 2020, France's alpine ski resorts have reopened. But this year you'll need more than just goggles and a lift pass.

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On An Iconic Wyoming Peak, Ski Mountaineers See A Test

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Many people dream, talk and plan of skiing Grand Teton for years, only to be forced by poor conditions to start their wait all over. But the obsession never fades.

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These Are The Best Cross-Country Ski Trails In The U.S.

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Northern Minnesota is beautiful and punishing in winter. The crystalline snow crunches underfoot. Every naked birch is illuminated by the distant sun, and the silent world is drenched in white. Some days the snow is so cold that it sounds like squeaking Styrofoam. On the best subzero bluebird days, I have one clear purpose: to Nordic ski as fast and far as I can before my face freezes off.

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Vermont's Bromley Mountain Ski Resort Powers Up New Solar Array

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Encore Renewable Energy and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort announced the completion of a 615kWdc solar project on land owned by Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont. The new project, jointly developed by Encore and Tangent Energy Solutions, will generate clean, locally generated solar power and help Bromley reach their sustainability goals. The energized solar array will generate enough electricity to power 70 average households per year and offset the emissions of 120 passenger vehicles annually. 

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13 Of The Best Family Ski Resorts For All Ages And Skill Levels

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Getting kids on skis;as early as possible can be rewarding for a lifetime of skiing. But planning a ski trip — especially with kids in tow — isn’t as easy as just picking up and going. Instead of just “following the snow,” you’ll want to pick a ski mountain that truly caters to kids — one that offers top-notch ski lessons, kid-friendly trails and many off-the-snow activities as well.

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