Big Sky, Big Grass And Beyond

Big Ski Big Grass Concert

The West Yellowstone, Gallatin National Forest area of southern Montana, which includes Big Sky Resort, offers plenty of winter adventures to choose from. It ranks high among western trip choices for skiers/riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. 

 

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American Women Sweep Deer Valley Freestyle

World Cup sweep

Vermont’s Hannah Kearney led a sweep of American women in moguls action at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Utah.

 

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Empire State Games To Feature Adaptive Disciplines Feb. 7-10

Adaptive skiing

When the torch is lit at the Opening Ceremony Feb. 7 at the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) in Lake Placid, N.Y., it will be witnessed by some 1,000 athletes who will converge on the Adirondack region for the four-day winter sports festival.

 

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Pico To Host Blind, Visually Impaired Athletes Feb. 9-10

Vermont’s Pico Mountain will host blind and visually impaired skiers at its Sixth Annual Winter Ski Festival, Feb. 9-10.   

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

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Arizona Snowbowl Is Back Wheelin’ And Dealin’ On Tickets

Arizona Snowbowl

At Arizona Snowbowl, where they are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this winter, it may be your age, your gender or the day of the week that will trigger a special deal on lift tickets.

 

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Huge Snow Trade Show In Denver Opens With ‘Everything New’

SIA Snow Show

Everything you will find in your favorite ski shop next fall is up for grabs this weekend as more than 19,000 suppliers, retailers, and reps jam-pack the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

 

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It’s Winter Camp Time At Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

Skiing and snowboarding are individual skills that often need a bit of mid-season tweaking. Taos Ski Valley has an answer for that.

 

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Midwest Olympians, Newcomer Score Points

Nick Goepper

Midwest Olympians held their own at the X Games in Aspen and the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.  

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Late January Storms Blanket Colorado Resorts

Telluride / Brett Schreckengost photo

Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. 

 

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World Alpine Skiing Championships Begin Feb. 4 In Austria

Hopsi, World Championships

One of the strongest contingents of U.S. alpine athletes are ready to go for the gold at the 2013 FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Feb. 4-17. It’s dubbed the “Ski Festival With A Heart.”

 

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Western Resorts Jump On 49ers Bandwagon Super Sunday

Squaw Valley, Calif.

Western ski resorts are gearing up to give the San Francisco 49ers a boost while giving you the chance to ski and ride before settling into the Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3). 

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Seven Springs To Deer Valley: Major Competitions This Weekend

Seven Springs pipe build

East to West. Snowboards to Freestyle Skiing. It’s on tap this weekend at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa. and Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

 

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Eastern Ski/Ride Season Hitting Peak; Wisp Masters Mountain

Subaru Master The Mountain

We are reaching the crescendo of the ski and ride season as late January turns into February and the popular Presidents Week holiday in mid-month. Resorts are multi-tasking as operation departments continue to pile up the snow and events departments nail down logistics.

 

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Lots Of Romantic Getaways For Midwest Skiing, Riding

Homestead and couples

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here are some of my favorite Heartland spots to combine snowsports and romance.

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CNL Resorts Report Big Increases Over Holidays, MLK

Bretton Woods

CNL Lifestyle Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) based in Orlando, Fla. Is reporting a 37 percent increase in paid visits over the MLK weekend and a 41 percent increase year-over-year at the sane time. 

 

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Vonn Wins Maribor GS; Bowman, Wise Star At X Games

Maddie Bowman X Games

The Golden Fox Run in Maribor, Slovenia did nothing to stop the USA’s Lindsey Vonn as she won her 59th World Cup in the Giant Slalom. Meanwhile, in Aspen/Buttermilk, Maddie Bowman and David Wise, freeskiers, won ESPN X-Games gold.

 

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Super Bowl Sunday: Super Day To Ski, Ride The East

Cannon Mt.

One of the best kept secrets in skiing and riding is the relative emptiness of the slopes on Super Bowl Sunday. What are you waiting for?

 

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Brook Bingham Named To Direct USSA Sponsor Sales

Brook Bingham, USSA

Brook Bingham has been appointed Director of Sponsorship Sales for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. He comes to USSA from the Real Salt Lake major league soccer team.

 

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Non-Stop Air Service Grows In Jackson Hole

United Airlines to Jackson Hole

When a sudden urge arises to hit the slopes at Jackson Hole, there are now more ways to scratch that itch than ever before.

 

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Valley To Mountain Gondola Could Be Next For Ski Apache, Ruidoso

Apache Arrow

Ask any West Texan coming from the high plains to the New Mexico Mountains about Ski Run Road, the 12-mile windy, sometimes legitimately treacherous route to Ski Apache. You’ll hear a grown.

 

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