Near Vermont Disaster Out-Of-Bounds; Rescues Could Be Costly

Know The Code

Skiers and riders only need to read the recent news stories from Killington and Pico to understand the impact of a wrong decision.

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Empire Builder Links Midwest Skiers To Montana; Easy Overnight Train Trip

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Midwesterners looking for a unique winter ski trip will want to consider taking Amtrak to Whitefish, Mont., where you'll ski and ride Whitefish Mountain Resort over 3,000 acres of bowls, chutes and glades with Glacier National Park nearby.

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1,200 Stranded Skiers Evacuated After Overnight In Spain Mountaintop Cafeteria

Panticosa, Spain

Strong winds forced Panticosa Resort in the Spanish Pyrenees to shut down its lifts Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 2) stranding some 1,200 holiday skiers in a cafeteria high up on the mountain through the night.

 

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Pico Celebrates 75th With ‘Ultimate Ski Party’ Giveaway Benefit

Pico Mountain

Pico Mountain, Vt. celebrates its 75th anniversary by raffling a ski and ride day-long party for the winner and “500 of your best friends.” A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge. 

 

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PCSkiGal: Disney Movie To Shoot At Park City, Brighton

Shaun White

If you’re on the slopes of Brighton or Park City Mountain Resort at the end of this month you might wonder what all the cameras and trucks are up to. Nope, it’s not Warren Miller or TGR hunting for epic powder stashes.

 

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Cascades, Sierras Pull In Bounty of Early Snowfall

Crystal Mountain

Nothing gets winter season off with a bigger bang than a bunch of snow in December. That's what happened in the Cascades and Sierras.

 

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Magic Mountain’s Only Operating Chair Breaks Down; Hope To Reopen Jan. 5

Uphill at Magic Mountain

When there is only one operating chairlift, no one wants to see it go down. Having that happen during the holiday week is even worse. But that’s exactly what did happen Sunday.

 

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Summit, Mission Ridge Hook Up; Crystal Mountain Goes Deeper Into Night

Summit at Snoqualmie

That four separate mountains comprise Summit at Snoqualmie is feat enough. Now, there are five: Mission Ridge.

 

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Natural Snow Is A Bonanza For Eastern Nordic Skiers

Trapp Family XCCross country skiers, unlike their alpine brethren, generally experience little or no snowmaking equipment on their favorite trails. Things looked exceedingly dismal last year at this time, but that's all changed as we move from 2012 into 2013.

 

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Granite Peak Will Host Three Family Festival Weekends This Winter

Granite Peak Family Festival

Take that old adage, “families that play together, stay together,” and apply it to Granite Peak. Wisconsin’s largest ski area has your family ski trip covered this winter.

 

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Ganong In Career Best DH; Shiffrin Straddles Gate In Slalom; Randall Wins Tour de Ski Opener

Travis Ganong, Bormio

American Travis Ganong delivered a gutsy run on the grueling Stelvio downhill at Bormio, Italy to finish a career best seventh. The Stelvio is known for its leg punishing ice and bumps while racers hit speeds of 75 mph. 

 

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Holiday Storms Bring Snorkel Skiing To The East

Jay Peak Powder

No jokes please. The recent weather to batter the eastern seaboard has turned skiing on the right coast into a quiet experience. it happened just as the crucial December holiday break got underway.

 

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Lutsen Hosting College Week And Throwing A Snowball Jan. 6-12

Snowball at Lutsen

Think of it like an early spring break in Daytona, but on snow instead of sand. It’s arguably one of the top ski and snowboard parties around the Great Lakes.

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Deer Valley Lays Out A Season Of Lodging Deals

Grand Lodge, Deer Valley

Making plans for a winter vacation can get complicated, so Deer Valley Resort has a number of packages that make things easier – and cut costs, too.

 

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Burton Qualifying Rounds Now Stand-Alone Events; Starts At Seven Springs

U.S. OpenBurton Snowboards is breaking out the qualifying rounds from the 2013 Burton U.S. Open competition making them stand-alone events.

 

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Veteran Patroller, Snowboarder Killed By Two California Slides

Alpine Meadows

Avalanches at two Lake Tahoe, Calif. area ski resorts killed a veteran ski patroller and a 49-year-old snowboarder just before Christmas.

 

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It’s New Year’s Eve For Kids At Nation’s Ski Resorts

Beaver Creek, Colo.

It’s almost 2013. Time to bring out the party favors and noisemakers to welcome in the new and usher out the old. Ski resorts nationwide are celebrating and inviting you and your family to join in. 

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Learn To Ski/Snowboard Spreads Across The West

Mt. Bachelor

Since its inception in 2008, the concept of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month during January has grown exponentially across the country – and Western resorts have contributed mightily.

 

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Eastern Resorts Ready To Welcome New Skiers And Riders In January; Plenty Of Deals

Mountain Creek

January is the time for Eastern resorts to join the national push to “grow the games.” In this case, the games are skiing and snowboarding, with the goal of bringing new audiences to the hill. You, your friends and families are the beneficiaries.

 

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Midwest Is Ideal For Learning To Ski And Ride In January

Apple Mt.

The Midwest Ski Areas Association was a forerunner in the January National Ski & Snowboard Month before it became national. Our region of the country is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard. Here are some samples.

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