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

COVID Powder: Isolation In Montana Mountain Town Offers Solitary Snowboarding

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Social isolation that began in March has been a blessing for Jessica Jane Hart and Reed Youngbar.

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Arapahoe Basin Is Not Giving Up On Reopening

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Gov. Jared Polis offered some hope to skiers with Monday’s announcement that camping can resume in the state, saying he would have a decision regarding skiing on May 25.

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Big White Prepares for Big Summer, Still Set to Open Amid Pandemic

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Big White is ready to open for its summer season, full of physically distant biking and hiking.

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Timberline Lodge, Ski Area to Reopen Friday With Limited Operations

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Ski season has been resuscitated in Oregon, with the reopening of one of the most popular ski areas in the state.

 

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Keystone Resort Proposes Lift to Provide Access to New Beginner, Intermediate Trails

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U.S. Forest Service documentation released Thursday shed light on Keystone Resort’s plans to bring an unprecedented lift-served terrain expansion for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders above the resort’s tree line.

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Executive Order Will Allow Mount Hood Ski Resorts to Reopen. Will They?

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Skiers may soon return to the snowy southern flank of Mount Hood, which has been all but vacant for more than a month because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Will Ski Resorts Reopen? How Coronavirus Will Affect Season Passes, Capacity

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March is the second-highest revenue-generating month of the ski season after December. It makes sense; many schools are on spring break during that month, and skiers and snowboarders gravitate to the good conditions and sunny skies.

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When Skiing Stopped, So Did Pooping - Wastewater Workers in Aspen and Vail Faced a Pile of Problems

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The science of keeping the flora in a sewage treatment system balanced was knocked out of kilter when coronavirus shut skiing down and water use dropped 50% in two of Colorado’s most popular ski communities.

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U.S. Forest Service OKs Mt. Rose Expansion, Skier Bridge

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The U.S. Forest Service has approved the expansion of a ski resort on a national forest between Reno and Lake Tahoe, including a skier bridge over a highway as part of a package that also bans commercial development in areas cherished by conservationists and back-country enthusiasts.

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Lutsen Mountains Expansion On Track as Feds Launch Environmental Study

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The U.S. Forest Service is collecting public input on Lutsen Mountains’ plans to roughly double its North Shore ski area overlooking Lake Superior.

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The End of Après-Ski? Norwegian Resort is First in Europe to Reopen – With Closed Bars and Social Distancing

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Dancing in ski boots on a high-altitude terrace could be a thing of the past as the future of booze-fuelled ski holidays hangs in the balance. The first ski resort in Europe has reopened without lifting the shutters on its après-ski bars – sparking speculation that many will follow suit in the future.

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New Zealand Ski Areas Look to Snow Season Operations with Restrictions

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With New Zealand’s Coronavirus lockdown having been eased, ski resorts are cautiously optimistic they will be able to open for a locals’ season, albeit under tight restrictions.

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All But One Colorado Ski Area Abandon Hope of Reopening This Season After Latest Closure Extension

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At Wolf Creek Ski Area in southern Colorado, with plenty of snow still clinging to the mountain, they were hoping to roll out what skiing looks like in the pandemic age.

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Winter Blast Gives Australian Ski Resorts Plenty of Reasons to Hope

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Snow fell across the Victorian high country on Thursday as a wet and windy cold snap swept across Australia’s south-east.

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With Skiing Out, Inline Skating is Surging

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The demand for inline skates has increased 300 percent since the beginning of March.

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Ikon, Western Resorts Extend Preseason Pass Deals

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The effect of the coronavirus has rippled across the U.S., and the domestic ski and snowboard industry is no exception.

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Colorado’s Downhill Skiing Ban Extended Into Late May

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On Thursday, Gov. Jared Polis extended a statewide ban on downhill ski operations until May 23 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Michigan's Old Sugar Loaf Resort Isn't Including Skiing In Rebuilding Plans

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The derelict Sugar Loaf Resort near Traverse City, MI, once one of the top ski resorts in the Wolverine State, was sold in 2017 to Jeff Katofsky, President of J. D. Market Acquisitions. The once-popular resort was shuttered in 2000 after the ski season and has fallen into disarray.

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Two More Multiple Resort Ski Passes For Midwest Resorts

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As you consider pass purchases for the coming Midwest ski season the Indy Pass and the Midwest Gold Card offer you access to several Heartland ski areas.

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Next Season's Power Pass Expands Options, Flexibility

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The first tier of pricing is out for next season's Power Pass, and the Southwest Rockies regional season ticket has enticements to buy early, a new limited-ticket pass, plus accommodations due to the uncertainty of the coronavirus.

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