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

Busy Summer Ahead At Snowbird With New Lift, Recreation

Snowbird summer

There’ll be plenty of activity at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah during the off-season, highlighted by erection of a high-speed quad to replace the venerable Little Cloud chair.

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Be Careful In That Hot Tub: Bear Whacks Man At Whistler

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Isn’t anything safe? A man was literally whacked upside the head while soaking in a hot tub last weekend at Whistler Resort in British Columbia, according to local police.

 

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Jay Peak Momentum Continues: $30 Million In Upgrades Announced

Jay Peak Tram

The ink had hardly dried on a deal for Jay Peak, Vermont owners to acquire Burke Mountain than Jay’s President Bill Stenger announced a $30 million improvement project at Jay for next winter.

 

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Views, Deals, Championship Courses Ready For Canadian Golf Season

Banff Springs Golf Club

Canada’s provinces, including Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, all have reasons to brag about the golf courses located at mountain resorts that host skiers and boarders in the winter.  

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Warren Miller: Olympic Aspirations Are All In The Math

Pepi Stiegler

This is a mathematical problem that anyone who has completed an eighth grade math class should be able to easily solve: A ski racer in a downhill on today’s Olympic team will average 70mph from top to bottom.

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Kitz Summer Nights Mean Music, Art, Fun In The Alps

Kitz summer

Visitors to the Alps during the summer inevitably make their way to Kitzbühel with its popular Kitz Summer Nights series running throughout July and August 2012.

 

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Montana Ski Resorts Also Gateways To Popular National Parks

Whitefish Glacier Chaser

Summer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a couple of Montana’s more popular resorts.

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PCSkiGal: Park City Summer Underway

PC summer music

The snow has long melted but, finally, the Park City resorts are open for summer play. If you can't wait for Deer Valley's June 15 opening for lift-served mountain biking and hiking you can always park up at Silver Lake and ride around on your own. 

 

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Colorado Resorts Kick Into Full Family Summer Mode

The respite from winter is over at most Colorado mountain resorts, and it’s time to fire up the zip-lines, mountain bikes, and barbecues.

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Heavy Early Snows Set Up Down Under Season At Perisher Blue

Perisher Blue

The Australian resort of Perisher Blue, in the Kosciuszko National Park, opens its 2012 season Saturday, June 2. Heavy early snowfall, low temperatures, and continued snowmaking have enabled the ski resort to open a week early. 

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