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

Alyeska Upgrades With High-Speed Chair To Upper Mountain For Next Season

Alyeska

Maybe it was the record snowfall at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, Alaska that got them excited. But, whatever the reason, a new high-speed detachable replacement for Chair 4 will greatly increase uphill capacity and shorten the ride.

 

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Utah Leaders Muscle Up to Promote SkiLink Plan

Ski Link Map

Supporters of a ridge-topping gondola between Canyons Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort have consolidated into a business-community coalition to strengthen their push for the proposed lift.

 

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New Summer Adventures Make New Hampshire’s Sunapee A Special Getaway

Mt. Sunapee Treetops Obstacle Course

The adventure season extends year-round starting this summer at Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H., a 1.5-hour drive from Boston. It all starts in the treetops.

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South American Ski Resorts Gear Up For Upside Down Season

Valle Nevado

The endless ski season takes its annual Down Under turn while we settle in on mountain bikes and golf courses. But, you can keep the ski/ride itch scratched this summer at improved resorts. The photo was taken at Valle Nevado April 27, 2012. All bodes well.

 

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Warren Miller: If You Don't Like The Weather...

Mountain Weather

In 1947 I made the unconscious decision to spend my winters anywhere there was enough snow to turn those weird things attached to my feet. During that time I have seen all kinds of unusual weather conditions. I watched four feet of snowfall on Big Sky, Mont., the last week of June. 

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Ragged Mountain Details Expansion With New Funding

Ragged Mountain

The most intriguing piece of the “greenlighted” Ragged Mountain expansion will be access to Pinnacle Peak, the ski area’s third mountain. That means adding more than 30 percent to the skiable terrain.

 

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Colorado's Wolf Creek Plans Sweeping Expansion, Environmental Sensitivity

Wolf Creek

Wolf Creek, Colorado’s oldest ski area at 73 years old, and Davey Pitcher, whose family has owned the snow magnet slopes since he was a boy, plans to ensure its future.

 

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Early Tee Times: Some Resort Region Golf Courses Already Open For Play

No. Michigan's Crystal Mountain

Skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their golf clubs in parts of the nation. The early demise of winter has made for a number of early course openings. Here’s a sampling, including some early season deals.  

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Ski Writers Honor Cochran-Siegle, Shiffrin With Metivier Award

Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Mikaela Shiffrin

Alpine ski racers Ryan Cochran-Siegle and Mikaela Shiffrin received the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski Award from the Eastern Ski Writers Association (ESWA) for the second consecutive year. 

 

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Warren Miller: I Call It Memorabilia

Endurance in Antarctica

On the wall over my drawing board, beside my desk in my office in our home, on the side of a ski hill, 100 feet from the chair lift, hangs lots of memorabilia. Each of these conjures up images of stuff that I have done or photos of faraway places that I would like to have visited when I was a lot younger and stronger.

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Whistler Named One Of Canada’s Greenest Employers

Whistler

Earth Day (April 20) seems a good time to note that Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers for the fourth consecutive year.

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Hall Of Fame Induction Makes For Night Of Memories, Emotions

HOF Inductees 2012

Nearly 600 friends and snow sports industry leaders joined eight new members of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Saturday night (April 14, 2012) in Seattle for a formal induction ceremony. 

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PCSkiGal: Up Up And Away For Snowbird’s Little Cloud, Gad 2 Lifts

Snowbird

World-renowned Snowbird Resort  in Utah is getting in the game. The Bird will yank out the Little Cloud chair and replace it with a high-speed quad starting this summer. 

 

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Travel Executives Meet At Lake Tahoe: Deals Made Will Affect You

Mt. Travel Symposium

Somewhere around 900 sales and marketing executives from tour and travel agencies, resort lodging properties and associations, airlines, ski clubs and councils, and mountain resorts from across the alpine world get down to hard knuckle negotiations April 15-22 at the Resort at Squaw Creek at Squaw Valley, Calif.

 

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Ski Areas Recognized For Safety, Building Lifetime Relationships

Whitetail Resort

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) will honor 13 ski resorts with National Safety Awards next month at their national convention in San Antonio, Texas. Others will be recognized for their work in converting skiers and riders to lifelong enthusiasts.

 

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Warren Miller: It’s Time For Power Boating, Windsurfing

Windsurfing Columbia River Gorge

I had used my surfboard, skis, sailboats, and now windsurfing to lead me through life up until this time. I had a very deluxe camera boat that I earned working for Dave Slickers on a sailing film, and had never used it very much in the past .

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Get Off The Couch: New Study Shows Millions Are Inactive

Inactive Americans

There’s never been a better argument for getting Americans off the couch and onto skis or snowboards. A new study shows 68.2 million people are inactive, up from 67.2 last year. Wrong direction.

 

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Season 'Dies Hard' -- Bruce Willis To Give Away Soldier Mountain

Soldier Mt. Idaho

Are you a member of an acceptable nonprofit organization in Idaho? Then, your group might just be eligible to take over the ownership of Soldier Mountain, Idaho. Actor Bruce Willis has owned the resort since 1996.

 

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Lake Tahoe Region Looks To Possible 2022 Olympics Bid

Squaw

The last time the Winter Olympics set down around Lake Tahoe it was 1960 at Squaw Valley. You can see plenty of photos and memorabilia from those first-ever televised games at the resort’s High Camp area.

 

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PCSkiGal: Utah Now Has An Official Winter Sport…Guess What It Is?

 

Skiing

We’ve got an official gun, an official dessert, an official grass, an official cooking vessel, an official vegetable, so why not an official winter sport? Can another Winter Olympics be next?

 

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