Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows To Open For One Day, Oct. 25

Squaw Valley

Call it what you want – but, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the California High Sierra are calling a one-day preview a “Welcome Winter Fundraiser.” The preview comes just a few days after a three-foot snow dump with more snow coming.

 

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Utahns Get More Serious About Congestion In Canyons

Alta Wildcat base

Anyone who has made the drive up Little or Big Cottonwood Canyon on a winter weekend knows there’s just too much traffic.

 

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Whistler One Of Canada’s Best Employers For Young People; Also Conservation

Whistler

Whistler Blackcomb has been named one of Canada’s best employers for young people as chosen by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and also picked up several conservationist awards.

 

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Ski & Snowboard Festival Heads To San Francisco Nov. 2-4

San Francisco Ski & Board Festival
Are you ready for a Bay Area preview of the ski and snowboard season? Then head over to the 5th annual Ski & Board Festival Nov. 2-4, 2012, at Fort Mason Festival Pavilion in San Francisco. 

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Killington Powers K-1 Express Gondola By Feeding It Cow Pies

Killington Gondola

There are 100 jokes in this headline, for sure. But for sustainability and creativity, it’s no laughing matter. The "Beast of the East" is bringing cow technology to its beacon, the K-1 Express Gondola.

 

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Mud On The Mountain Returns To Seven Springs Nov. 3

Seven Springs

So many adventure-seekers took part in the inaugural Mud On The Mountain Adventure Race at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs that the resort is going to do it all over again Nov. 3. 

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Major Winter Storm Drops Big Snow in Tahoe

Boreal

Skiers and snowboarders in California, Oregon, Idaho and parts of Montana are rejoicing as an early-season winter storm has dropped more a foot of snow in some areas. 

 

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Mad River Mountain Rail Jam Nov. 4; Other Midwest Open Houses Set

Mad River, Ohio

Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, home hill to Olympian Louie Vito, will be hosting the Heartland’s first rail jam Nov. 4. Last year’s event was a huge hit, and over 400 people have already confirmed on MRM’s Facebook page they will be there for the “throw down.” The ski area’s annual Ski Patrol Ski Swap will be taking place inside the lodge. 

 

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Weather Hangover? Reservations Slow Says MTRiP Report

MTRiP logo

The booking pace for winter reservations is down 3.9 percent for the next six months year-over-year, says the Mountain Travel Research Program. MTRiP tracks reservations at 260 property management companies in the west.

 

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PCSkiGal: Ski Porn’s Coming to Utah

Warren Miller's Flow State

Time to get your panties in a bunch, you Utah riders. Here is the list of Utah Ski and Snowboard movie premieres found at a theatre near you:

 

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Ski Icon Emile Allais Passes Away At 100 Years Young

Emile Allais

One of skiing’s original savants died Wednesday night (Oct. 17) in the French Alps. Emile Allais, who espoused the technique of parallel skiing when Austrian instructors were teaching the Arlberg (wedge) movement, succumbed after a brief illness. 

 

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Winter Activities Coming To Virginia’s Renovated Homestead

The Homestead, Va.

The newly renovated Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., is gearing up to greet winter with a variety of activities.

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A Taste of Winter In the Midwest, Northeast; The Real Deal In The Rockies

Arapahoe Basin

After a couple quick tastes of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest and Northeast, the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season finally kicked off for good in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday at Arapahoe Basin.

 

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Lake Tahoe Resorts Spruce Up For The Season … And Beyond

Tram at Squaw ValleyThe expected return of El Niño should bring more snow to the mountain resorts around Lake Tahoe, who have responded with capital improvements.
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Ski Whisperer: Not Your Average Buyers’ Guide

Our Gear Guide takes a different approach than most. Rather than list and praise a selection of shiny new ski models and boots “suggested” by various manufacturers, we focus on evergreen fundamentals that should help you sort through the equipment jungle.

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Vermont's Jay Peak Drops Ticket Prices For 2012-13 Season

Jay Peak

Vermont’s Jay Peak Resort is dropping lift ticket prices for the 2012-13 season, some by as much as $50 for guests who utilize the resort’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) ticket system.

 

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What’s The Winter Forecast? Truth Is, It’s Hard To Know, But We'll Try

Mountain High

Ask a meteorologist about a long-range winter forecast and their eyes will roll. Will the snow pile up in the East, as some sources predict? Will the East hold its own? What will La Niña do to us this time? 

 

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November Means Lots Of Big Ski Shows Are Coming Your Way

Ski Dazzle, Los Angeles, Calif.

Skiers and riders look to the fall ski shows to discover improvements ski areas have made during the off-season, talk with manufacturers’ reps, decide on their ski vacation and getaway plans, get deals on swapped or new equipment, and enjoy live entertainment. 

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Fall Events Have Clock Running On Start Of Ski/Ride Season

Grim Reaper Bretton Woods

With the countdown underway to the start of the new ski and ride season, at least several New Hampshire resorts are still in fall mode around the Northeast.    

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It’s Fright Time At Resorts’ Halloween Events

Nashoba Valley Witch's Woods

Halloween gets us closer and closer to the opening of the ski and ride season. Many resorts or nearby towns are planning Halloween events. Here are a few to check out.

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