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

Okemo Superpipe Now Sending

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Thanks to Okemo Mountain Resort’s experienced snowmaking and grooming teams and more than seven feet of natural snowfall this season, Okemo’s massive superpipe is ready for wall turns and catching some air. Measuring 500 feet in length with 18-foot high walls, the Okemo Superpipe presented by Schweppes is now open daily.

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Big Mountains, Luxury Adventure at Stowe

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Shadowed by the highest peak in Vermont - Mount Mansfield at 4,393 feet - Stowe Mountain Resort offers world-class skiing and riding, and a quintessential Vermont setting for this week’s SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week.

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Snowbasin, Sun Valley Join Epic Pass

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Two of the largest family-owned resorts remaining in the ski and snowboard industry will come into the Epic Pass portfolio next season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Busy February Pattern Brings More Snow

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A stormy pattern continues into February with several quick moving storms dropping hits of snow. Here are the storm systems to watch this week.

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California Dreamin' A Reality As Powder Piles Up In The Sierra

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OK, so we on the West Coast have been pleading and praying for powder this season, especially on the heels of a couple of subpar winters where puttin' on the fatboys and breathing through a snorkel seemed but distant memories.

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Snowcat Tours: Beat The Crowds, Find The Freshies

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As lift lines get longer and trails more crowded, many a skier and rider looks longingly past the ropes into the untouched terrain beyond.

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Paintball Biathlon Is A Big Hit At Mountain Top Inn

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Mountain Top Inn & Resort hosted its annual paintball biathlon extravaganza in late January. Founded in 2006, the event, which is a joint effort between Mountain Top Inn & Resort and the Mountain Top Ski Club (an independent ski association), is hailed as the first ever paintball biathlon event held in the world and it continues to be the largest of its kind in North America. 

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SnoCountry Snoshots: Midwest Cold And Snowy

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The recent cold snap to hit the Heartland brought with it some great snow conditions for Midwest ski areas. The coldest weather that forced many to suspend operations for two or three days fortunately came midweek. The bookend weekends brought out good crowds with great slope conditions.

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Romancing The Midwest Slopes

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Love is on the slopes. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but why not consider the whole month of February for a romantic getaway with a little skiing and riding mixed in. Here are some of the best choices around the Great Lakes.

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Big Sky Snow Should Last Into Spring

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Montana ski areas have been reveling in the powder lately, with some mountains receiving over 40 inches in a week's span, including Red Lodge Mountain which nabbed nearly four feet.

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Ready, Set, Go: Ski Academies For Competitive Spirits

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Kids with a competitive spirit regularly join ski-area competition programs. Those with extraordinary drive and dreams go on to attend ski academies for secondary educations. Student athletes committed to succeed in academics and winter sports are best suited to the rigorous schedule of a ski academy.

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Of Ski Clubs, Councils And Convivial Affordable Fun

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“Going with the club is great because we ride on a luxury bus with Wifi. You can sleep, use a bathroom, snack or just relax the whole ride.  On the way home, we watch a movie, eat cookies and stop for dinner.  You get to ski a lot of different mountains, and we see people we know sometimes during the day of skiing,” 15-year old Ryan Dvorak, who typically skis with a parent on weekends through trips with the Norwich Ski Club (NSC), told SnoCountry.com.

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Doubles Anyone? Romantic Double Chair Lifts

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Valentine’s Day is approaching, and luckily for us skiers and riders, it’s a holiday you can spend on the slopes. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your favorite person than a traditional double chair, the original love seat built for two. It’s probably too cold to keep your phone out, so enjoy some conversation, sitting close and dreaming of all the runs you’ll take together.

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How Best To Handle Traffic, Parking In Busy Mountain Towns

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In a world of ride-share, buses, shuttles and Uber, plenty of skiers and riders still pack up the car and head the the hills the old-fashioned way.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Eastern Freshies

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After a short blip in the weather last week, snowmaking temperatures and some quick-hitting storms have left the slopes of the Northeast covered in fun, fluffy powder. 

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Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin Just Keeps Getting Better and Better

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Since 1946, Colorado’s Arapahoe Basin - or as the locals call it A-Basin - has offered skiers and snowboarders some of the most challenging terrain found at any ski area in North America. But over the years, numerous expansions off the backside of the 13,050-foot summit have opened up additional terrain opportunities for intermediate skiers and riders.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Fe”Brrr”uary Begins Chilly And Snowy

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Record cold temperatures slowly fade away in the East this week, while another batch of cold helps Canada and parts of the U.S. stay snowy.

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Boyne Mountain Turns 70 This Winter

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Boyne Mountain, credited with many industry firsts for lift innovations and snowmaking, first opened in January 1949. They had the first chairlift in the Midwest, and can also lay claim to pioneering the four season resort concept now popular throughout the country when they started adding golf to the activity list.

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Glen Plake’s ‘Down Home Tour’: The Importance Of Small Ski Areas In Ski Culture

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Plake discusses his passion for skiing and his personal connection to his fans and skiers alike.

There is no argument that Glen Plake is an icon. From his rather rowdy early days and early films to his more recent endeavors like making skis with Elan, advocacy for guides and ski instructors, to his own guide and instructing pursuits, he is a very busy man.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: West Powder, Powder Everywhere

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Since the beginning of January, storms have been rolling off the Pacific and feeding the mountains of the West. Selected areas have been getting pounded, like the five feet that fell on Utah's Wasatch Range in five days.

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