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

Algae In Skis? Salt Lake Company Believes Its Technology Could Change The Snow-Sports Industry

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Traditionally, the skis you want to carry you into and out of the isolated and unforgiving backcountry is not the pair with algae on it. Or in it.

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California Resorts Gearing Up For Visitors With Slope Reservations, Touchless Massages

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The winter 2020-21 snow season is quickly approaching. Although skiing and snowboarding are naturally socially distant activities, the social experiences that come with the snow community — such as striking up a conversation while congregating in line to wait for a lift, or grabbing a well-earned apres-ski drink after a long day on the mountain — are shaping up to look different this year. 

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Vermont Ski Areas To Open Amid COVID-19 Challenges

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The good news is that Vermont’s ski resorts plan to be open this winter. Offering the fun of skiing and snowboarding is still the focus, but the mountain experience will look different due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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What To Expect From This Winter’s Ski Season

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With snowflakes already falling at high elevations and lifts scheduled to open just weeks from now, many of us are dreaming of mountain escapes, imagining that first run of the season.

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Oregon Resorts Lay Out Covid-19 Mixed Bag For 2020-2021 Season

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Oregon's ski and snowboard resorts have unveiled how they plan to deal with COVID-related concerns this winter, and the options are all over the lot -- depending upon seasonal variables and local habits.

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SnoCast: Early Season Snow Enters the Western Forecast

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We’re digging into the forecast for mid-October, and there is some snow in sight! A colder, wetter turn for the west brings another early season sighting of snow to many mountains.

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Home Sales Surge in Resort Towns Even as COVID Looms Large Over Ski Season

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People are fleeing big cities amid the pandemic and swarming mountain towns in search of more space and the great outdoors. And now, sales are booming.

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Longtime Midwest Ski Area Under New Ownership

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Wild Mountain, which Dennis Raedeke opened in 1972, will be under new ownership this coming season. The sale was completed this past summer. The ski area was most recently under co-ownership of Raedeke's children, Amy Frischmon and Dan Raedeke.

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Ski Racing Media presents ‘American Downhiller’

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The story of American Downhillers goes back more than 50 years, long before the advent of the World Cup. The foundations were laid by pioneers like Buddy Werner and Billy Kidd in the 1950s and ’60s. Followed by the likes of Bill Johnson, whose brash personality and unapologetic style led to Olympic glory in the mid-80s, Today’s generation, led by Steven Nyman, is able to draw upon this rich tradition and a historic bond.

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A $2 Billion Ski Development Near Park City Creates an Avalanche of Controversy

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Next door to Deer Valley, Extell Development is assembling what could become the country’s first new full-service resort in 40 years, despite the project’s enormous expense and a steady decline in ski and snowboard participation.

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COVID-19 Derails Winter Park Ski Train

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The Winter Park ski train that takes skiers and snowboarders from downtown Denver's Union Station to Winter Park Resort won’t run this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Reservations, Parking Limits, Grab 'n' Go New Normal at Utah Resorts

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A ski and snowboard season like no other is coming to us all, including locals and visitors to the major Utah resorts.

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SnoCast is Back for the 2020-21 Winter Season

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The leaves are changing, the air is turning colder, and that means ski season isn’t far away. We’re excited to kick off another season of SnoCountry SnoCast. Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin breaks down the weather forecast around North America each week so you know where to find the best conditions on the slopes.

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Your Car Is Going to be Your Lockerroom Now

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Car booting. Trunk slamming. There are many names for those who boot up in the parking lot and never set foot in a ski lodge or club. But this year, we'll all be trunk slammers and car booters!

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With Winter Travel to Colorado Resorts Very Unclear, Airlines Are Showing “Unprecedented” Flexibility

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What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.

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Reno-Tahoe Resorts Prepping for Unique Season Ahead in Age of COVID

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Back on Aug. 24, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe posted to Instagram a photo of sunbeams breaking through the clouds and splashing its terrain that overlooks Lake Tahoe.

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Covid-Related Innovation Reigns As Colorado Resorts Roll Out Plans

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Colorado resort officials acknowledge that brainstorming for the 2020-21 season has stretched their minds more than ever. With Epic and Ikon pass protocols in place, the more independent mountains are rolling out their plans.

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Most Ikon Pass Skiers Won't Need Advance Reservations This Winter

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Most skiers who buy the Ikon Pass for the 2020–21 season won't need advance reservations to hit the slopes, according to Alterra Mountain Company, which operates the pass. 

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Retailers Are Seeing A Spike in Backcountry Gear Sales

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As ski resorts announce plans to manage crowds, avalanche equipment sales are soaring, leaving search and rescue teams and land managers bracing for record crowds exploring snowy mountains.

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Back To School: Ski Area Management Programs Offer Lifetime Ski Bum Opportunities

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Many of us love the mountain lifestyle but doubt we can stay in the high country year-round and make a living beyond ski-bum subsistence. The answer? Go back to college.

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