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

Vail Resorts Offers Credits For Next Season's Epic Pass

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Skiers and snowboarders who hold this season's Epic Pass will get between 20 and 80 percent credit on the price of the 2020-21 multi-resort pass.

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Nine Unmissable Female-led Ski and Snowboard Films and Shows to Check Out

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Women's snowboarding and freeskiing are progressing faster today than at any other time in history. In recent years, technical difficulty in women's freestyle has increased by about 50 percent and progressive athletes like Anna Gasser and Kelly Sildaru aren't stopping there.

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Aspen Skiing Co. Will Continue Grooming for Uphillers at all Four Ski Areas

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Uphillers can count on an ongoing assist from Aspen Skiing Co. this spring.

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Life in the Slow Lane: Yeast-Hunting and Ski-Touring with Alice Merryweather

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When U.S. Ski Teamer, Alice Merryweather, came down in 34th place at the super G in La Thuile, Italy she was rightfully pissed. The American speed specialist had just logged two impressive finishes in Crans Montana, Switzerland: 5th in the super G and 8th in the alpine combined. 34th just didn’t feel right.

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Aspen Skiing Co. Hopes to Reopen Aspen Highlands in May if Health Orders, Conditions Allow

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If conditions allow at all levels — within the state, Pitkin County and the snowpack — Aspen Skiing Co. hopes it can safely reopen Aspen Highlands at some point during May.

“We’ve been pretty upfront with it all along,” SkiCo’s vice president of communications Jeff Hanle said via phone Wednesday afternoon, “that we’re going to try to maintain the ability to open Highlands very late season if we are given the go-ahead that we can do it, if the conditions are decent and good, and if we can open [Highlands] with a plan that keeps our employees and our guests safe at the direction of the county health and state health.”

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Vail Resorts Sued for Millions Over Early End to 2019-2020 Ski Season

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong for keeping passholder fees after closing all of their resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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DemacLenko Using Fan Guns as Mobile Disinfecting Units

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Snow-gun manufacturer DemacLenko has developed a way to use its high-output fan guns for “wide-area disinfection of public spaces.”

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California's Mt. Baldy Reopens For Skiing

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California's Mt. Baldy has re-opened for skiing and snowboarding. 

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Brave Enough, the Autobiography of Jessie Diggins

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What happens when an American wins the first-ever Olympic gold medal in cross country skiing? She writes a book. Brave Enough by Jessie Diggins with Todd Smith was just released by University of Minnesota Press and it is just what the doctor ordered if you need a pick-me-up while staying at home during COVID.

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More Moves By Ikon, Epic In Face Of Pandemic

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The uncertainty of when, where and for how long the COVID-19 outbreak will last has forced much of the country into flexible mode -- and the two behemoths in the multi-resort season pass business are no different.

After opening up sales for 2020-2021 passes in early March, both Epic Pass and Ikon Pass have evolved over the last month as conditions change.

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International Ski Area Workers in Limbo as Countries Close Borders, Airlines Cancel Flights

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When Gov. Jared Polis ordered the state’s ski areas to close on March 14, he also launched Ana Panessi into a frantic race to get home. It was a race she did not win. 

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The Day Skiing Died: Inside the Historic Day Coronavirus Forced Colorado’s Ski Industry to Shutter

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On the morning of March 14, Gov. Jared Polis studied data on coronavirus infection rates in Colorado’s ski towns, which were 20 to 30 times higher than the rates on the Front Range. 

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Time Away from Skiing Reminds Us Why We Ski

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Snow trickles softly down, adding to the quiet hum of the earth.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Shares How Skiers are Helping Health Care Workers

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Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin tells TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones about how the skiing and snowboarding community is coming together to donate goggles to health care workers on the coronavirus front lines with a grassroots initiative called Goggles for Docs.

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More Time To Get Next Season's Best Annual Pass Price

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The abrupt end to the ski season, amid all the confusion, has prompted some Midwestern ski areas and resorts to push back the deadline for securing next season's annual pass at the best price point. Some have pushed the deadline to the end of this month, and others have pushed it back even further.

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Major Australian Ski Resorts Still Planning for a 2020 Season Amid Coronavirus Uncertainty

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The major ski resorts in the Australian Alps are continuing to plan for the 2020 snow season despite the uncertainty around coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Presents Ski Towns With a Conundrum

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Coronavirus hot spots like Sun Valley rely on visitors, but who is welcome and when?

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Are Ski Areas Responsible for the Spread of COVID-19?

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Skiers are suing Austrian resort Ischgl for exposing them to the virus.

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A Father in the UK Built a Backyard Ski Slope, Chairlift for His Kids, and it's Genius

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Steve Cross has raised the stay-at-home entertainment bar for parents everywhere by building a chair lift and dry ski slope in his backyard. 

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Utah Ski Resorts Collect Ski Goggles For Medical Workers

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Since the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, and all Utah ski resorts are closed, which means a lot of people in the Park City area might not need their ski goggles anymore. Doctors and nurses could use them, especially since personal protective gear — like face visors and shields — are in short supply.

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