Park City Shuts Down Lift Access To Avalanche-Prone Pitch

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A steep slope off the ridge above The Canyons side of Park City Mountain Resort that has killed three in recent years will be open this season only to skiers and riders who want to make the hike.

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Park City Awaits Progress on Olympic Bid With Tokyo Over, Beijing Nearing

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The 2020 Summer Olympic cauldron in Tokyo was extinguished last week. And the Winter Olympic flame is expected to reach Beijing in February. But it is not clear what sort of progress will be made on the bidding for the 2030 Winter Games before the opening ceremonies in China next winter.

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Snowshoe Hosting World Cup Downhill Double-Header in September

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West Virginia's Snowshoe Mountain will now play host to two UCI Mountain Bike World Cup downhill races this September.

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Stay Active Right Up To Summer's End In Colorado High Country

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Summer may be waning, but the number of bikes, runs and hikes in the Colorado Rockies isn't fazed by the calendar, as the final weeks of August are filled with activities for the active.

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The 2022 Winter Olympics Are Less Than Six Months Away - Here’s What To Know

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If you didn’t get your fill of Olympic sports over the past two weeks in Tokyo, you won’t have to wait long for more: The Beijing Winter Olympics begin in less than six months.

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Embrace The Variety During The Dog Days At Utah Resorts

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For Utahns and summer visitors, all that's going on during August in the mountains demands that itineraries include a trip into the Wasatch.

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Work Continues on New Arapahoe Basin Ski Area Downhill Mountain Bike Trail

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Work resumed this month at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to complete the remainder of Wheels Up, the ski area’s new downhill mountain biking trail.

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Labor Shortage, Impacts of Covid Force Closure of New York's Toggenburg Mountain

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The ongoing labor shortage continues to impact the mountain resort industry, with short-staffed restaurants, summer attractions, and a shortage of available lodging. And now, a ski area that has operated for more than 70 years has announced that it will close due to a lack of employees.

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Things Are Hoppin' At Mammoth Mountain In August

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Few ski and snowboard resorts in the West open up their arms to summer festivals and special events like Mammoth Mountain in the southern Sierra.

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Ski Mountaineering To Make Olympic Debut at 2026 Games In Italy

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Ski mountaineering will make its way to the world’s biggest stage for the first time in 2026.

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Steamboat Outlines Largest Redevelopment in Resort History

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Change is coming to one of Colorado’s most iconic ski resort as Steamboat is moving “Full Steam Ahead” with the largest redevelopment in resort history. Here’s a quick video they put together outlining how they plan to use the $135 million allocated to enhance guests’ experience on and off the slopes. 

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Colorado Opens Its Taps For August Brewfests

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The month of August puts Colorado's mountains on display -- their high meadows flowing with chilly creek waters. What better to celebrate the high country with than a few mugs of craft beer. 

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Abandoned Coal Mine Near Aspen Is A New Mountain Bike Park

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Gary Tennenbaum remembers the first time he first spoke with the new owners of a long-dormant coal mine up the Crystal River Valley, near Redstone. It was a few years ago and the owners, grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton, offered a plan unlike any other to the longtime director of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails had seen before.

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Indy Pass Adds first SoCal Resort, Expands In Canada, Northeast

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The Indy Pass continues to expand its growing coalition of independent resorts with four more high-profile mountains joining the roster for 2021-22 season.

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The Utah Hills Are Alive With Summer Concerts

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Despite Covid restrictions, the ski and snowboard resorts of Utah had a boffo summer season last year with hiking, biking, scenic lift rides and other social-distanced activities. But one key attraction was missing: Music.

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Ride A Lift Up, Mountain Bike Back Down At 7 Colorado Resorts

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When the snow melts and all that’s left of Colorado’s ski resorts are the seemingly endless trails, rushing mountain water, bright green aspen glades and wildflower-covered meadows, what is there to possibly do?

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Music Resounds Around Lake Tahoe This Summer

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In the West, one of the most active summertime areas can be found around Lake Tahoe, where a dozen ski and snowboard resorts host warm-weather concerts and festivals for city-dwellers looking for a way to chill out.

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Amid Heat Wave, Seattle Climbers Became First Team To Summit, Ski 5 Washington Volcanoes In 5 Days

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As Seattleites languished in hotels and lined their windows with foil during last week’s historic heat wave, Trevor Kostanich and Scott Rinckenberger reached a mountaineering milestone. They climbed, summited and skied down the state’s five volcanoes in five days.

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11 Idaho Resorts Offer Mountain Biking

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It’s summer, but that doesn’t mean heading to the ski hill is out of the question. Eleven of Idaho’s ski areas offer lift-served mountain biking and North Idaho’s resorts offer plenty of options.

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Snowbird Expects Big Drop In Emissions With New Energy System

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A new cogeneration system at Snowbird Resort is set to go online next month and will have the ability to make energy production more efficient and produce up to 90% to 100% of the resort's power needs depending on the season.

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