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

#RaceToOpen Kicks Off In Earnest This Week

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October has arrived, and with it comes the annual #RaceToOpen between Colorado’s Loveland Ski Area and Arapahoe Basin, which has claimed the crown outright the past two years.

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Autumn Hikes With The Kids

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With temperatures moderating and the colors beginning to burst across mountain country, fall is a perfect time to get the family out for a hike. Depending on the age and stamina of the kids, suitable hikes abound for everything from an easy stroll to rock scrambles, many with mountain views for mom and dad and the hook of possible nature sightings for the kids.

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New Jay Peak Athletic Fields Continue Diversified Offerings

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Jay Peak’s new synthetic-turf fields, ready for play this week, represent the final phase of the resort’s revitalization initiative that began a decade ago.

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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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One Final Drive, One Last Putt: Fall Golf In The High Country

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Just like for skiers and ‘boarders, golfers want to squeeze in that last day of the season. Even as most U.S. resorts are turning on their snow guns and warming up the snowcats, many still keep the golf course open for those late-season die-hards.

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Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak Focus On Affordability, New Experiences

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As baby boomers were building families in the 1970s and 1980s, ski resorts were putting steel and concrete in the ground, expanding both lifts and terrain. The skiers and riders of today are benefiting from those infrastructure improvements. Lifts are faster, ticket-checking is RFID-enabled to speed up lines, and snowmaking and grooming have never been better or more energy-efficient.              

Now the focus is on affordability and on-hill experiences.   

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Best Midwest Fall Scenic Chairlift Views

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Autumn sweeps across the Midwest like a blaze this time of year. One of the best ways to enjoy breathtaking fall views is a slow chairlift ride to the top of the ski hill. Here’s some of the best around the upper Midwest.

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Vail Lease Of Mount Sunapee Approved

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The State of New Hampshire has approved the transfer of the lease of Mount Sunapee Resort to Vail Resorts.

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Sipapu Plans To Double Size With Lifts, Blue And Green Terrain

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Another small ski and snowboard area in the southern Rockies is ready to expand: Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort has announced projects to add lifts, trails and more on-mountain dining.

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Peak Resorts To Buy Liberty, Whitetail and Roundtop Resorts

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Peak Resorts announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Snow Time, Inc. for $76 million.

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Skiing And Snowboarding Rental Gear Delivery Moves From Fad To Fixture

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A growing trend in skiing and snowboarding has hundreds of thousands of participants renting ski gear online to be delivered to their door, rather than visiting "brick and mortar" rental shops.

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Spend Less Money Skiing The Holidays With Magic’s 'White Out' Pass

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The Christmas-New Year’s break, MLK weekend and President’s week holiday time periods are a tough time to find deals to ski and ride, as it’s typically the busiest times at ski resorts and pricing is at a premium. But,Vermont's Magic Mountain has created a pass just for those skiers who focus more on the holidays to get their skiing in, or who may have bought a discounted restricted pass somewhere else and are blacked out from skiing their regular resort during the holidays.

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Welcome Fall With Northeast Oktoberfests

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While we’re waiting anxiously for the snow to fly, resorts across the Northeast are celebrating fall foliage season with fun, food, music and stunning views of the mountains. Here are SnoCountry.com’s top picks for Oktoberfests this year.

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Hi-Tech Ski Resort Wayfinding In The Digital Age

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When visiting a ski resort for the first time, most people check out the trail map to plan their day. But whereas 30 years ago it was a paper map, today it is likely to be on a smartphone or computer. 

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Dallas Joins Preseason Winter Sports Show Circuit

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The state of Texas has long been a large market for ski and snowboard resorts across the West. So it makes sense to have a preseason expo in Dallas.

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Rottefella Introduces The MOVE Switch For Enhanced XC Ski Performance

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Rottefella has created the binding solution for waxless and skin cross country skis. The MOVE Switch is a dial on the front of the binding that will allow skiers to slide the binding forward or backwards without releasing the ski from the boots. That’s right - while you are on the ski trail, you can just bend over and turn the switch for the binding to slide and adjust to the desired weight distribution on each of the skis.

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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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Rent Plattekill All To Yourself

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Picture this: having an entire ski mountain all to yourself. No lift lines, no huge crowds, fresh tracks, and familiar faces all around. That's just what skiers and riders get when they rent New York’s Plattekill Mountain for the day—exclusive mountain use for a range of purposes, from corporate events to birthday parties, or even a "sick day" from work to enjoy the snow with friends.

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Ikon Passholders Add Crystal Mountain To Winter Destinations

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Alterra Mountain Co. has announced it has an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington – the first Pacific Northwest holding for the Denver-based resort conglomerate and its Ikon Pass.

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‘Iron Roads’ Climb Over The Rocks Of The West

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Rock climbing is a specialized sport, with its own equipment and techniques. But European-based via ferratas have begun to spring up in the U.S. mountain country to make the sport more accessible to more people.

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