Family Day All Across British Columbia Feb. 11

Grouse Mountain, B.C.

It’s Family Day in British Columbia Feb. 11 with 20 resorts offering special events and discounts. Family Day is designed to attract new skiers and boost the popularity of skiing and snowboarding in the province.

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Dine On A Midwest Mountaintop

Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner Boyne Highlands

Mountaintop dining is popular at ski resorts out west.  While there aren't a lot of opportunities in the Midwest, there are a handful of ski resorts scattered around the Heartland that offer mountain top diners both great food and great views. 

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Love Is In The Mountains For Valentine’s Day/Weekend

Mt. Snow, Vt.

You just might fall in love with some of the deals awaiting you and your loved one in the mountains all across America. Here’s a sampling:

 

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Vonn Airlifted To Hospital After Foggy World Championship Crash

Vonn hurt at WC

American skiing superstar Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a local hospital after injuring her knee while landing after a jump midway down the super-G course at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Tuesday.

 

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Bus Tragedy Follows Ski Trip From Tijuana; At Least 8 Dead

InterBus Tours Promo

A day of skiing at Big Bear Lake, Calif., ended in tragedy Sunday as at least eight people were killed and 38 injured when a bus returning to Tijuana, Mexico spun out of control, struck a car, flipped and plowed into a pick-up according to news reports. 

 

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Big Sky, Big Grass And Beyond

Big Ski Big Grass Concert

The West Yellowstone, Gallatin National Forest area of southern Montana, which includes Big Sky Resort, offers plenty of winter adventures to choose from. It ranks high among western trip choices for skiers/riders from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. 

 

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American Women Sweep Deer Valley Freestyle

World Cup sweep

Vermont’s Hannah Kearney led a sweep of American women in moguls action at the Visa Freestyle International at Deer Valley, Utah.

 

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Empire State Games To Feature Adaptive Disciplines Feb. 7-10

Adaptive skiing

When the torch is lit at the Opening Ceremony Feb. 7 at the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) in Lake Placid, N.Y., it will be witnessed by some 1,000 athletes who will converge on the Adirondack region for the four-day winter sports festival.

 

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Pico To Host Blind, Visually Impaired Athletes Feb. 9-10

Vermont’s Pico Mountain will host blind and visually impaired skiers at its Sixth Annual Winter Ski Festival, Feb. 9-10.   

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

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Arizona Snowbowl Is Back Wheelin’ And Dealin’ On Tickets

Arizona Snowbowl

At Arizona Snowbowl, where they are celebrating their 75th Anniversary this winter, it may be your age, your gender or the day of the week that will trigger a special deal on lift tickets.

 

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Huge Snow Trade Show In Denver Opens With ‘Everything New’

SIA Snow Show

Everything you will find in your favorite ski shop next fall is up for grabs this weekend as more than 19,000 suppliers, retailers, and reps jam-pack the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

 

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It’s Winter Camp Time At Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley

Skiing and snowboarding are individual skills that often need a bit of mid-season tweaking. Taos Ski Valley has an answer for that.

 

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Midwest Olympians, Newcomer Score Points

Nick Goepper

Midwest Olympians held their own at the X Games in Aspen and the FIS Snowboard World Championships in Stoneham, Canada.  

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Late January Storms Blanket Colorado Resorts

Telluride / Brett Schreckengost photo

Old Man Winter made a significant powder play this week giving the Colorado ski season a major boost. 

 

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World Alpine Skiing Championships Begin Feb. 4 In Austria

Hopsi, World Championships

One of the strongest contingents of U.S. alpine athletes are ready to go for the gold at the 2013 FIS World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria Feb. 4-17. It’s dubbed the “Ski Festival With A Heart.”

 

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Western Resorts Jump On 49ers Bandwagon Super Sunday

Squaw Valley, Calif.

Western ski resorts are gearing up to give the San Francisco 49ers a boost while giving you the chance to ski and ride before settling into the Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3). 

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Seven Springs To Deer Valley: Major Competitions This Weekend

Seven Springs pipe build

East to West. Snowboards to Freestyle Skiing. It’s on tap this weekend at Seven Springs Resort in Champion, Pa. and Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

 

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Eastern Ski/Ride Season Hitting Peak; Wisp Masters Mountain

Subaru Master The Mountain

We are reaching the crescendo of the ski and ride season as late January turns into February and the popular Presidents Week holiday in mid-month. Resorts are multi-tasking as operation departments continue to pile up the snow and events departments nail down logistics.

 

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Lots Of Romantic Getaways For Midwest Skiing, Riding

Homestead and couples

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner here are some of my favorite Heartland spots to combine snowsports and romance.

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Vonn Wins Maribor GS; Bowman, Wise Star At X Games

Maddie Bowman X Games

The Golden Fox Run in Maribor, Slovenia did nothing to stop the USA’s Lindsey Vonn as she won her 59th World Cup in the Giant Slalom. Meanwhile, in Aspen/Buttermilk, Maddie Bowman and David Wise, freeskiers, won ESPN X-Games gold.

 

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