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

10 Best Ski Towns From New Hampshire to Colorado

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What makes a great ski town? Some would say it's convenient access to the slopes, but for others, maybe it's the variety of restaurants, bars, shops and accommodations or even a small-town vibe or historic atmosphere. 

 

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Huge Snowstorm Targets the Northeast

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The stage is set as a significant winter storm steps into the spotlight in the Appalachian Mountains and Northeast US. Here’s how the show will break down. 

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Luxury Ski Resorts Face a Season Unlike Any Other

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The world's most in-demand ski resorts have always faced their share of complications, namely challenging geographic barriers and inconsistent weather patterns. (Imagine facing the disappointment of international guests who, after spending five figures on non-refundable reservations, arrive to encounter suboptimal ski conditions or closed roadways.) 

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Forget Apsen, NYC boasts top ski destinations in driving distance

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You don’t have to jump on a plane to Vail, Aspen, Jackson Hole or Park City to ski this winter: New York is within driving distance of several destinations that promise almost as much allure.

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Shiffrin Grabs Emotional Win in Courchevel

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On a stunning day in Courchevel, France, Mikaela Shiffrin made her triumphant and emotional return to the top step on the podium in a FIS World Cup. Young gun AJ Hurt took home her first World Cup giant slalom points, and top-20, in 18th place.

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Redford Finds 'Right People, Right Time' To Sell Sundance Mountain Resort

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After more than 50 years, actor-director-skier Robert Redford has sold Sundance Mountain Resort to a pair of real estate investment firms.

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Michigan Ski Areas Offer Affordable Beginner Lessons

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Indications around Midwest ski areas are that it's going to be a busy winter on the slopes. Both the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) White Gold Card and the Skiing Wisconsin coupon book that provided a discount coupon for lift tickets to the majority of the ski areas within the states have already sold out in record time. As previously reported lift ticket reservations are already filling up for holiday weekends.

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Tighter Restrictions, A Smattering Of Upgrades Highlight Opening Of California Resorts

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A few improvements have sprung up at California resorts this season but, more importantly, state officials said that ski and snowboard mountains can stay open regardless of which Covid "tier" their county falls under.

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Abandoned Sugar Loaf Ski Resort In Northern Michigan Sold

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A once-popular former ski resort in northern Michigan has been sold, again.

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SnoCast: Active Pattern with Multiple Storms Ahead for the West

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This week, snow activity really begins to pick up. As more and more ski areas open, we'll have multiple storms out West and fast movers in the East to build up the bases.

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How Do You Have A Ski Season In A Pandemic?

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From how we ride the lifts to where we sleep and what we eat, ski areas are taking steps to minimize crowding and to curb opportunities for the virus to spread.

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What Breckenridge Is Doing Differently Than Other Popular Ski Towns Amid the Pandemic

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In the spring, during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Colorado’s Summit County — home to the sought-after mountain destination of Breckenridge — enacted one of the strictest stay-at-home lockdowns in the country.

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Idaho Resorts Open With A Modest Array Of New Features

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Ski and snowboard resorts throughout Idaho are opening for the season, albeit cautiously, and offseason improvements are muted but still significant.

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Coronavirus: France To Impose Border Checks To Stop Skiing Abroad

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Random border checks will be imposed to stop French holidaymakers going to ski in neighboring Switzerland, Prime Minister Jean Castex has said.

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Halley O'Brien Launches Beyond The Après

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If you love après ski, this is the podcast for you. Join Halley O'Brien from 'The Snow Report Show' and Rich Stoner of All About Après as they sit down, stir it up, and get to know the come-up stories of après ski's favorite breweries, distilleries and everyone in between. It’s like a mini après ski session for your ears. Crack open a cold one and enjoy new episodes every Thursday, all winter long.

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Minnesota Has Most Midwest Ski Areas Open

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If you want to go skiing in early December in the Midwest, think Minnesota. The Gopher State has the most ski areas open around the Great Lakes, nine open to the public and one currently season pass holders only.

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Two New Lifts Highlight What's New At Power Pass Resorts

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The network of Mountain Southwest resorts under the Power Pass season ticket continues to grow, and ownership has built a reputation for putting out money for upgrades.

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SnoCast: All Eyes on a Weekend Nor'easter

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While the northeast watches the forecast closely for a weekend nor'easter, the West soaks in the sunshine and bluebird days. Watch and read this week's SnoCast as we highlight where to find the best conditions. 

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Coronavirus-Wary Colorado Skiers Are Willing To Sit Out This Season, Poll Shows

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A Magellan Strategies survey of Colorado skiers reveals apprehension over pandemic protocols, reservations and visitors. “I can go a year without skiing downhill,” one woman said.

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As Pandemic Hammers Its Finances, Vail Resorts Pulls Out Of State Cloud Seeding Program

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Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest financial contributors to Colorado’s cloud seeding program, has dropped out this year, leaving a major hole in the program’s budget.

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