Here’s a Look at the Heavy Snow Around Colorado

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Some Colorado residents woke up to a winter wonderland with heavy snowfall forecasted to continue through the rest of the weekend.

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Fire destroys popular chalet at Big White Ski Resort

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No one was hurt in a late-night blaze that tore through a Big White chalet outside of Kelowna.

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Keystone Seeks To Put Lift In Back Bowls

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Greater lift access to the back bowls at Keystone is the subject of plans submitted to the U.S. Forest Service.

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Insiders Guide: Crystal Mountain

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Crystal Mountain may not be the biggest Midwest ski resort in terms of vertical, but they more than make up for that with great trails, terrain parks, numerous glades, and one of the best teaching areas around the Great Lakes.

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Olympian Red Gerard opening free terrain park at Copper Mountain

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Ever wonder what it would be like to hang with Olympic slopestyle gold medalist Red Gerard at his famous backyard rail garden in Silverthorne? Soon, you’ll find the next best thing at Copper Mountain.

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SnoCast: Waves of Snow Through Mid-December

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An active weather pattern will have several fast-moving storms move through both the East and the West. Timing is everything to catch the best conditions through this weekend.

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Three Midwest Ski Areas Hit Milestones This Season

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Three old-time Midwest ski areas that have aged well join the “baby boomer” generation. Turning 55 this season are Big Powderhorn, Michigan’s UP, and Welch Village, located in the deep river valleys southeast of the Twin Cities. Chestnut Mountain, the senior member of the group, turns 60 this season.

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New Chairlifts In Future For Breckenridge, Keystone, Beaver Creek

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Plans unveiled by Vail Resorts for next season have chairlifts opening new terrain at Beaver Creek, upgrading flow at Breckenridge, and replacing an old with a new at Keystone.

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Variety Is Spice Of Colorado Day-Trip Mountains

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Tucked in among the mega-resorts of the Colorado Rockies you can find a 10-pack of lesser-known mountains that bring skiing and riding to their local communities -- and a taste of the sport's history in the Centennial State.

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Plenty Of New At Idaho Ski And Snowboard Resorts

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As the 2019-2020 season opens in Idaho, skiers and snowboarders who venture into the northern tier of the Rockies will find lots of new lifts, terrain and facilities to explore.

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Top Reasons To Love Nordic Skiing

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It seems the older I get, the more I enjoy Nordic (XC) skiing. It probably has something to do with being out in nature and feeling confident on the skinny skis.

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'The snow is perfect:' Indoor ski slope opens at American Dream

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Bruce Springsteen gave New Jersey his “Tunnel of Love.” More than three decades later, American Dream gave the state a tunnel of snow.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Recent Pattern Sets Up Nice December

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Thanks to a stormy and snowy Thanksgiving week, we are in prime position for a great start to December!

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Two Midwest States Offer Grade School Passports

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The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) and Minnesota Ski Areas Association offer passport programs that allow elementary-age kids to give skiing and snowboarding a try for free. In Michigan, it covers both fourth and fifth graders. Minnesota’s program covers just fourth graders. Surprisingly Wisconsin, the Heartland state just behind Michigan for a number of ski areas doesn't offer such a program.

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Public-Private Land Swaps Taken Off Utah Rec Legislation

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A property exchange concept that would've added much-desired commercial space around the base of four Utah resorts didn't hold up under the appraisers' eyes and, thus, has been scrapped.

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Powdr acquires SilverStar Mountain Resort in British Columbia

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On Tuesday, Park City-based Powdr announced it has acquired SilverStar Mountain Resort. SilverStar is Powdr’s first mountain resort in Canada.

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Pacific Northwest Resorts Bring Upgrades To New Season

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Pacific storms have begun to swing northward on the West Coast, prompting ski and snowboard resorts in the Northwest to spring life for the season.

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Best snowboard gadgets and ski tech: Smart goggles, electro-osmosis jackets and more

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Winter sports and tech gear go together like skis and snow. These smart gadgets make for a cutting-edge trip down the mountain.

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Changing XC Skiing Stereotypes: ‘Aren’t Groomed Trails Free?’

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There are at least three unfortunate typecasts that are really important to the cross country ski world: 

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Fire destroys lodge on Whiteface Mountain

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A fire Saturday night destroyed the Mid-Station Lodge at Whiteface Mountain Ski Area.

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