U.S. Will Host 33 World Cup Events Next Winner; Plan Ahead

Deer Valley Freestyle

The winter of 2012-13 brings an unprecedented number of International Ski Federation World Cup events the United States. Make your plans now to be on hand to see the top international snow sports competitors in the world.


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Bromley’s New Aerial Adventure Park To Open In July

Bromley Aerial Adventure Park

Construction is well underway on a new Aerial Adventure Park at southern Vermont’s venerable Bromley Mountain in Peru. Plans are for an early July opening.


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Peak Resorts Expands And Upgrades Two Midwest Ski Areas

Hidden Valley

Peak Resorts, which owns and operates six Midwest ski areas in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, is spending several million dollars this summer expanding and remodeling two of the sites.  New jobs will be created with the expansion.

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PCSkiGal: Outside In Aspen Breathes Late Spring Life June 8-10

Outside in Apen

It's late spring in the mountains as I write this blog. A time traditionally referred to as Mudseason. 

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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

Black bear

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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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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Gas Prices Dip Making Summer Escapes To The Mountains A Great Choice

Canopy Tour Seven Springs

Gas prices have dipped significantly in most of the country as Memorial Weekend came to a close. That means, for many people, an escape to a favorite mountain resort is literally a “staycation” – a tank of gas away. 

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Jay Peak Owners Acquire Burke Mountain In Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Burke Mountain

Ariel Quiros, a significant landowner in Vermont’s quiet, scenic Northeast Kingdom, and Bill Stenger, Jay Peak Resort President and co-owner, have acquired Burke Mountain Resort. Jay is about an hour’s drive from East Burke.

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Vermont’s Hills Are Alive With Festival Sounds

Fireworks At Stowe

The Friday night Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series at Okemo kicks off the concert season with The Adam Ezra Group June 15. The series runs through Aug. 31. 

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Memorial Weekend Brings Summer Kick-Off With Concerts, Events

Hunter Mt. Jam

It’s the true start to the summer season at mountain resorts across the nation. Memorial Day Weekend brings music festivals, mountain bike races, special events, and golf. Here’s a selection of things to do.


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Minnesota’s Arrowhead Is An Outdoor Summer Paradise

Lutsen Resort

Minnesota’s Arrowhead with Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains rising 1,000 feet above the coast offers a variety of outdoor activities not often found in the Heartland.

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New Utah Ski, Snowboard Resort Cleared For Construction

Cherry Peak location map

In 2007, Echo Mountain Park in Idaho Springs, Colo., became the last brand-new ski and snowboard mountain to open in the United State -- until now. Enter Cherry Peak.

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Jump In Summer Bookings Reported; August Up 19 Percent

Taos Ski Valley summer

Thinking about a summer getaway to your favorite mountain resorts? MTRiP, a company that tracks year-round lodging, says the summer season is looking strong. Better book your reservations.


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