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

Record February Snowfall Prompts Tahoe Resorts To Extend Season

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Every time we checked the snow conditions at Tahoe resorts in February, more had fallen from the skies – and at record levels.

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One Pass to Ski Them All

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Alterra and Vail Resorts are going head to head snapping up resorts. Can they save skiing and make selling lift tickets a viable business?

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Downhill Biking, Four-Season Access, More Snowmaking At Loon

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As an amazing winter at Loon is in full swing, the New Hampshire resort is already looking ahead to the coming months with plans to break ground on a network of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking trails. Starting April 1, four seasons of White Mountain adventure can be yours with the new Access Pass. And summertime work will also include significant snowmaking efficiency improvements. 

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February Snowiest Month in History For Californian Resort

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With almost non-stop snowstorms hitting California through February, at least one of the state’s resorts says that the month is now the snowiest ever in its history.

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Another Late Midwest Season?

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With all the recent winter storms marching across the Heartland, the Midwest appears to be in great shape heading into March. Could we see a repeat of last season that saw many upper Midwest ski areas staying open well into April, and six -Boyne Mountain, Ski Brule, Mount Bohemia and Big Snow, Granite Peak, Lutsen Mountains—stayed open into May?

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Nitro And Go: Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Kick Off Season Pass Flash Sale 

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It’s never too early to start making plans for next winter. Starting March 4 Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, and Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire will offer the lowest prices on their signature New England Pass during a week-long flash sale. 

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Alterra Puts 2019-2020 Ikon Pass On Sale

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The first mega-pass for skiing and snowboarding across North America and abroad goes on sale March 5, courtesy of Colorado-based Alterra Mountain Co.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Begins Like A Cold Lion

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The first week of March will feel more like *January* for many! With the colder air, could we see better snow chances? Scroll down for the details!

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The Pleasure Of Staying Right On The Slopes

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During the busy winter season, one of the best ways to reduce the stress and heighten the enjoyment of a ski vacation is to stay right on the slopes – at a ski-in ski-out lodge.

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Whitetail Offers Massive Snowmaking, Tubing, College Night Deals

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With a massive snowmaking system, Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort often sports a deeper base depth than many resorts that receive far greater amounts of natural snowfall. This week’s SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the week can make snow with a flip of the switch to offer fresh turns pretty much every morning that Mother Nature allows.

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Over-Hyped Weather Forecasts Are Bad for Skiing

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Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero ideas how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside.

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Going The Distance: Longest Trails At American Resorts

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Tired of riding the lift? Then find the longest way down the mountain and treat yourself to a break from the bumps and trees and deep pow'. Mostly green, sometimes blue, these runs cool out the day – and they provide some of the best scenic views of the mountain.

Take a look at what SnoCountry found:

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Colorado Front Range Ski Areas Take Various Approaches to Crowded Parking Lots

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More and more Front Range skiers. Same number of coveted parking spots. That’s the dilemma local ski resorts face each year. And it’s getting worse.

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Epic Burger? Where to Find the Best One in Colorado

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My wife and I smelled beef sizzling on an outdoor grill at one of Colorado’s premier ski resorts. An employee there was systematically flipping what must have been four dozen beef patties.

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Stratton Increasing Female Participation In Snow Sports

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When it comes to action sports, images in magazines, narratives being told and events being shown have largely focused on male competitors. Stratton Mountain was one of the first in the country to offer a female-focused approach to skiing and riding. Now, women like Stratton’s Jessie Diggins and Lindsey Jacobellis are beginning to change the narrative on female participation on an international level.

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Savoring Northeast On-Mountain Lunch

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An on-mountain lunch break is a treat you’ll want to savor on your next ski trip, with easy access from the slopes, mountain views, and maybe even a deck for some springtime goggle-tanning. SnoCountry takes a look at some of the best bets for on-mountain lunch.

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Mountain Life Lessons: Ski Resorts For College Spring Break

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Whether you’re in it for first chair or last call, the best way to spend college spring break is on the sunny slopes of your favorite resort. SnoCountry took a look at some of our favorite college spring break destinations. 

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Waterville Valley Introduces Kids Ski Free Pass

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Getting the whole family skiing and riding just got more economical as Waterville Valley Resort announces the Kids Ski Free Pass for the 2019-20 winter season. With every Adult Plus Pass purchased, receive a voucher for a free Junior Pass for kids ages 6-12 years old. 

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Powder At Every Turn at Utah's Powder Mountain

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Big! Powder! Paradise!

There is no other way to describe Utah’s Powder Mountain, which has already received 215 inches of snowfall this season and currently sports a 90-inch base covering more than 8,400 acres of terrain - the most skiable terrain in North America!

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Mountain Dining: The 'Cat Knows The Way To Carry The Sleigh

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There's nothing quite as satisfying as a gourmet meal after a long day on the slopes, and a number of Rocky Mountain resorts spice up the experience with a snowcat ride for on-mountain dining.

SnoCountry put out a call for some of the best “sleigh-ride” meals in the Rockies and came up with a sample listing.

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