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

Oregon Resorts Lay Out Covid-19 Mixed Bag For 2020-2021 Season

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Oregon's ski and snowboard resorts have unveiled how they plan to deal with COVID-related concerns this winter, and the options are all over the lot -- depending upon seasonal variables and local habits.

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SnoCast: Early Season Snow Enters the Western Forecast

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We’re digging into the forecast for mid-October, and there is some snow in sight! A colder, wetter turn for the west brings another early season sighting of snow to many mountains.

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Home Sales Surge in Resort Towns Even as COVID Looms Large Over Ski Season

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People are fleeing big cities amid the pandemic and swarming mountain towns in search of more space and the great outdoors. And now, sales are booming.

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Longtime Midwest Ski Area Under New Ownership

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Wild Mountain, which Dennis Raedeke opened in 1972, will be under new ownership this coming season. The sale was completed this past summer. The ski area was most recently under co-ownership of Raedeke's children, Amy Frischmon and Dan Raedeke.

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Ski Racing Media presents ‘American Downhiller’

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The story of American Downhillers goes back more than 50 years, long before the advent of the World Cup. The foundations were laid by pioneers like Buddy Werner and Billy Kidd in the 1950s and ’60s. Followed by the likes of Bill Johnson, whose brash personality and unapologetic style led to Olympic glory in the mid-80s, Today’s generation, led by Steven Nyman, is able to draw upon this rich tradition and a historic bond.

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A $2 Billion Ski Development Near Park City Creates an Avalanche of Controversy

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Next door to Deer Valley, Extell Development is assembling what could become the country’s first new full-service resort in 40 years, despite the project’s enormous expense and a steady decline in ski and snowboard participation.

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COVID-19 Derails Winter Park Ski Train

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The Winter Park ski train that takes skiers and snowboarders from downtown Denver's Union Station to Winter Park Resort won’t run this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Reservations, Parking Limits, Grab 'n' Go New Normal at Utah Resorts

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A ski and snowboard season like no other is coming to us all, including locals and visitors to the major Utah resorts.

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SnoCast is Back for the 2020-21 Winter Season

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The leaves are changing, the air is turning colder, and that means ski season isn’t far away. We’re excited to kick off another season of SnoCountry SnoCast. Meteorologist Kerrin Jeromin breaks down the weather forecast around North America each week so you know where to find the best conditions on the slopes.

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Your Car Is Going to be Your Lockerroom Now

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Car booting. Trunk slamming. There are many names for those who boot up in the parking lot and never set foot in a ski lodge or club. But this year, we'll all be trunk slammers and car booters!

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With Winter Travel to Colorado Resorts Very Unclear, Airlines Are Showing “Unprecedented” Flexibility

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What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.

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Reno-Tahoe Resorts Prepping for Unique Season Ahead in Age of COVID

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Back on Aug. 24, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe posted to Instagram a photo of sunbeams breaking through the clouds and splashing its terrain that overlooks Lake Tahoe.

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Covid-Related Innovation Reigns As Colorado Resorts Roll Out Plans

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Colorado resort officials acknowledge that brainstorming for the 2020-21 season has stretched their minds more than ever. With Epic and Ikon pass protocols in place, the more independent mountains are rolling out their plans.

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Most Ikon Pass Skiers Won't Need Advance Reservations This Winter

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Most skiers who buy the Ikon Pass for the 2020–21 season won't need advance reservations to hit the slopes, according to Alterra Mountain Company, which operates the pass. 

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Retailers Are Seeing A Spike in Backcountry Gear Sales

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As ski resorts announce plans to manage crowds, avalanche equipment sales are soaring, leaving search and rescue teams and land managers bracing for record crowds exploring snowy mountains.

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Back To School: Ski Area Management Programs Offer Lifetime Ski Bum Opportunities

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Many of us love the mountain lifestyle but doubt we can stay in the high country year-round and make a living beyond ski-bum subsistence. The answer? Go back to college.

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Vermont Resorts To Skiers: Be Flexible, Be Patient, And Maybe Bring A Sandwich

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Vermont's ski resorts employ about 13,000 people, a quarter of them year-round, and the $1.6 billion industry typically brings in $925 million in direct spending, plus the $675 million resorts spend on vendors according to Ski Vermont. The current pandemic, however, has been anything but typical, and across Vermont, ski resorts are taking different approaches for how to open for the upcoming season.

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How to Choose the Best Ski Pass This Season

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A flurry of new considerations makes the decision a lot more complicated this year. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Mikaela Shiffrin, Staggered by 2020, Wants to Enjoy Ski Racing Again

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Her father’s death, pandemic-caused cancellations and a wildfire evacuation gave the World Cup champion a new view on competing: “I want to enjoy it, the way I have enjoyed it in the past.”

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Indy and Mountain Collective Passes Offer Alternative to Epic/Ikon

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Epic and Ikon mega season passes may get a lot of attention, as they provide the ability to ski at dozens of popular ski resorts across North America, but they’re not the only passes in town. Two other passes worthy of consideration include the Mountain Collective pass and the Indy Pass. In particular, these passes are good for skiers and snowboarders who wish to sample a wide variety of ski areas.

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