Indy Pass Road Trip: Northwest Lower Michigan

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With spring break coming over the next few weeks SnoCountry, in a couple of different articles, will take a look at some Great Lakes ski resorts honoring the Indy Pass that are grouped together for reasonable driving distances.

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Why Utah is in the Middle of one of its Most Deadly Ski Seasons

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The backcountry, once considered a wild terrain suitable for only the most rugged and experienced adventurers, has gotten crowded.

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Indy Pass Road Trip: Pacific Northwest

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Armed with an Indy Pass and full gas tank, the SnoCountry Road Trip team heads to the Pacific Northwest to explore what the state of Washington has to offer.

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A Surge of Women in Ski Patrols, Once Nearly All Men

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They have endured the indignity of being addressed in their uniforms as “he” or “sir’’ and at times faced sexism, too, from injured skiers balking at a woman getting them down the mountain on a rescue toboggan.

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SnoCast: Loving the Snow Outlook into Valentine’s Weekend

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With cold air pouring deeper into the U.S., plus storm after storm lined up both in the East and West, it’s easy to love this forecast. Here’s the scoop on when and where to find the best conditions this week.

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From The City To The Slopes

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Here are five Midwest cities with day trip worthy ski areas, all within three hours or less. Arriving mid-week you avoid large weekend crowds. Get an early start and enjoy some uncrowded slope time.

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Tamarack Expansion Plans Emerge From Long Journey

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What various ownerships over the last three decades envisioned may finally see the light of day as Tamarack Resort has filed plans with the Forest Service to reinvigorate the Idaho ski and snowboard mountain.

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Ski Resorts Invest In Upgrades Even While Facing A Season Of Losses In 2020-21

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After the majority of the 470 ski areas in the United States closed in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Ski Areas Association reported skier visitor numbers dropped 14% compared to the 2018-19 season. It was a blow to the resorts, the towns they call home and a multitude of businesses that serve the industry with everything from gear and accessories to hotels, shuttle companies and more.

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Indy Pass Road Trip: Idaho

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With two Idaho resorts just added to Indy Pass -- Soldier Mountain and Pomerelle -- it makes sense to hit the road for a circumnavigation of the Gem State's off-the-beaten-track, unpretentious mountains that honor the Indy Pass.

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To The Rescue: Man Converts Ambulance Into Mobile Ski Shop

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When Taylor Hatten drives up to a house, the neighbors get concerned.

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'A Learning Process': Ski Patrolling Vermont's Resorts During A Pandemic

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With thousands flocking to the slopes from states with high rates of infection, Vermont’s 1,300 registered ski patrollers – like everyone else – are having to figure out how to do their job safely.

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SnoCast: Cold, Snow Ahead for the Slopes

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A large pool of bitter cold air seeps into the US from Canada this week, affecting the weather from coast to coast. Here’s what to expect on the slopes.

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What America's Richest Ski Town's Handling of COVID-19 Says About the Country

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Tucked in the shadow of the Tetons, the town of Jackson, Wy., and surrounding Teton County is home to less than 25,000 full-time residents, but annually hosts over 2.5 million visitors.

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Glade, Backcountry Skiing Popular In The Midwest

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Glade skiing, popular out west and in the east, doesn’t take a backseat in the Heartland. Ski areas located across the upper tier of the Midwest offer tree skiing and even a few cliff jumps.

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Indy Pass Adds Idaho’s Soldier Mountain, Pomerelle Mountain Resort

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Soldier Mountain Ski Area in Fairfield, Idaho, and Pomerelle Mountain Resort in Albion, Idaho, have joined the Indy Pass, and each resort will provide Indy Pass holders with two days of skiing or riding through the end of the 2020-21 season. 

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Exclusive Wasatch Peaks Ranch Plans 2021-22 Opening In Utah

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A new private mountain resort development in Utah aims to open to members for skiing and riding next winter. Called Wasatch Peaks Ranch, it's located 35 minutes north from Salt Lake City, 10 miles south of Snowbasin Resort.

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Head To The Park: Wintertime At Woodward Expands Into New Venues

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Growth in mountain terrain parks, action "hubs" and programming define Woodward as the action sports company enters its 50th year in operation -- and the second decade on the snow.

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It’s Cheaper Than A Train, More Expensive Than A Bus. Is It The Solution To Canyon Gridlock?

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It’s far too early to say with certainty a gondola is the answer officials will pick to tackle the aggravating gridlock heading to ski areas in the Wasatch canyons on powder days, but it is an option that’s captured the attention of Utah Gov. Spencer Cox.

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Powder Days All Around! Massive Storms Roll Across The West

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In the waning days of January, Mother Nature got to work -- dropping her glorious bounty upon the mountains of the West, and finally giving skiers and snowboarders the deep powder they've been waiting for.

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X Games Aspen: Predicting the 2021 Winners Of All 14 Ski, Snowboard Events

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X Games is back, but it’s far from familiar.

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