These Ski Resorts Offer Superb Ski-In, Ski-Out Lodging

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Now more than ever, people will require a real sense of seclusion while on their ski vacations. Gone for the time being are the après ski parties, the socializing in the lodge during a quick break for lunch and eight-passenger gondola rides. These have been temporarily replaced with such wellness guidelines as chair lift rides consisting of family members only, food trucks as opposed to eating in the lodge and private ski instruction instead of group lessons.

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About 7% Of Ski Resort Customers Are Black; 'Exclusive Sport' Now Working Toward Inclusion

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Skiing, despite the cold, the travel and the high cost, offers an attraction few sports can rival. In a word: "Freedom," said Henri Rivers, of West Babylon.

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SnoCast: Feet Of New Snow Will Close Out February

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A month in which several feet of snow hit several locations of the U.S. and Canada will finish with another burst of 30”+ of fresh powder.

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Colorado Ski Industry Hoping For Strong Finish To Difficult Season

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More than halfway through a snowy February, Colorado ski industry officials hope the momentum carries into the spring, a season beloved by regulars and visitors alike who know conditions to be most promising in the final weeks of chairlifts running.

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Indy Pass Adds New Hampshire's Waterville Valley, Maine's Saddleback

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Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, and Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine will join the Indy Pass through the end of the current 2020-21 season and for the 2021-22 season. Both resorts will provide two days of skiing and riding to all Indy Pass holders during both seasons and there are no blackout dates for the remainder of the current season. Waterville Valley visits will be no charge; and for the current season, Saddleback will be $10 per visit.

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Arapahoe Basin Puts In Plans For Replacement Chair, More Eating Space

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Colorado's Arapahoe Basin has submitted plans to the U.S. Forest Service for a replacement high-speed chair, expanded mid-mountain dining, and an upper mountain warming hut.

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What It’s Like to Ski-Tour for 60 Hours Straight

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In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice.

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Three Heartland Ski Areas Help Keep Southern Residents Skiing

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Lower Midwest ski areas in Indiana and Missouri attract southern skiers from Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.

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Teton Gravity Research, Indy Pass Partner To Highlight Spirit of Independent Resorts

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Teton Gravity Research, the global leader in action sports, adventure, and outdoor media, is excited to announce a partnership with Indy Pass, the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America, to explore the spirit of independent ski and snowboard areas around North America.

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Headin' Uphill Rapidly Rising In Popularity In Colorado

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Whether it be Covid-distance crowds, the high price of lift tickets, or simply a need to breathe the Great Outdoors, the participation in uphill skiing has exploded in Colorado this season.

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SnoCast: More Snow Adds to an Epic February

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Winter is here and committed, covering the U.S. in new snow from coast to coast. With more white stuff ahead for the East, Midwest, and West, we think this will be a February to remember on the slopes. Here’s where to find new snow this week.  

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Kids With No Access to Skiing Can Now Find it At This Tiny New Hampshire Hill

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Close to the Vermont-N.H. border, nonprofit Whaleback Mountain continues to do whatever it takes to keep the sport accessible to its youngest community members.

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Whose Woods Are These?

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On the third weekend of January, somewhere in the backcountry glades of Braintree Mountain Forest, shots rang out. It wasn’t a hunter after coyotes but a life-long Vermonter protecting his property from a backcountry skier. Though the land was posted with ‘No Trespassing’ signs, skiers sometimes ignore them as they pick fresh lines down from a trail near the home. When this skier, also a life-long Vermonter, crossed over onto the private land, the landowner had enough and fired a few warning shots.

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Indy Pass Road Trip: Northwest Lower Michigan

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With spring break coming over the next few weeks SnoCountry, in a couple of different articles, will take a look at some Great Lakes ski resorts honoring the Indy Pass that are grouped together for reasonable driving distances.

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Why Utah is in the Middle of one of its Most Deadly Ski Seasons

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The backcountry, once considered a wild terrain suitable for only the most rugged and experienced adventurers, has gotten crowded.

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Indy Pass Road Trip: Pacific Northwest

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Armed with an Indy Pass and full gas tank, the SnoCountry Road Trip team heads to the Pacific Northwest to explore what the state of Washington has to offer.

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A Surge of Women in Ski Patrols, Once Nearly All Men

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They have endured the indignity of being addressed in their uniforms as “he” or “sir’’ and at times faced sexism, too, from injured skiers balking at a woman getting them down the mountain on a rescue toboggan.

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SnoCast: Loving the Snow Outlook into Valentine’s Weekend

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With cold air pouring deeper into the U.S., plus storm after storm lined up both in the East and West, it’s easy to love this forecast. Here’s the scoop on when and where to find the best conditions this week.

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From The City To The Slopes

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Here are five Midwest cities with day trip worthy ski areas, all within three hours or less. Arriving mid-week you avoid large weekend crowds. Get an early start and enjoy some uncrowded slope time.

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Tamarack Expansion Plans Emerge From Long Journey

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What various ownerships over the last three decades envisioned may finally see the light of day as Tamarack Resort has filed plans with the Forest Service to reinvigorate the Idaho ski and snowboard mountain.

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