Australia, N.Z. Resorts Pile On The Snowfall As Season Rolls Toward Spring

Mt Hutt, New Zealand

The snow keeps piling on – higher and higher in Australia and New Zealand. Australia’s Mt Perisher recently received about 20 inches in just two days, while Mt. Hutt, NZ picked up two feet this week. 

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Plenty Of Season Pass Deals Still On Sale In Midwest

Boyne Mountain

It may be the middle of August during one of the hottest Heartland summers on record, but several of the region’s ski areas are currently offering their best season pass deals for the 2012/13 season.

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PCSkiGal: Jill Does The Math With New Collective Pass

Jackson Hole Gondola

I’ve got another option for you in the lift ticket department if you’re not sure whether to plunk down a grand (or more) for a season pass this year or just purchase individual passes from say, Costco.(see SnoCountry news story).

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Deer Valley-To-Main Street Link In Park City Enters Public Spotlight

Wasatch Brew Pub

Once a pipe dream, the idea of a gondola linking downtown Park City with the slopes of Deer Valley Resort may soon be a reality.

 

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New ‘Mountain Collective’ In West Means Savings At Ticket Wicket

Mountain Collective

Four of the nation’s major western independent ski resorts – AltaAspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows – have joined together in a new cooperative that means plenty of dollar savings in passes and lift tickets.

 

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New Hampshire Resort Snowmaking Enhanced For New Season

Cannon Mt.

Summer means much more to ski resorts and skiers and snowboarders than warm weather and blue skies. It means that lots of enhancements at New Hampshire’s ski resorts underway as winter looms. Take a run through the state with us…

 

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It’s Family Vacation Time At Northern Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch

Smugglers' Notch summer

Northern Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch has long been a favorite vacation spot for families because of its activity-inclusive packages, variety of condos, convenient village, and so much for the kids to do. 

 

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Peak 8 Timeshare Close To Approval At Breckenridge: Goodbye ‘Bergie’

Bergenhof at Breckenridge

There appears to be widespread support among Breckenridge town council members as they near a final vote on approving an 80-unit timeshare development at Peak 8. The site is the now defunct Bergenhof Restaurant, known to locals as the “Bergie.”

 

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Beat The Heat And Head To Big Sky: Frequent Sky Card On Sale

Big Sky Summit Hotel

Record heat is scorching much of the Heartland this summer, so you might consider a quick trip to Big Sky Resort in the Montana mountains, with Yellowstone National Park just down the road.

 

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Keystone Lodging Deals Extend Into Autumn

Inn at Keystone

Colorado’s Summit County bristles with activity this time of year, and Keystone has overnight bargains to entice folks to join in the fun.

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AccuWeather Fall Forecast Spells Good News For Rockies, Slow Start For Northeast

Accu-Weather Fall Forecast

A just-released fall forecast by AccuWeather.com says the Rockies may be the place to be for early and mid-season as temperatures are expected to average 1-2 degrees below normal this fall.

 

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Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour At Lake Placid Aug. 27-31

Whiteface Club and Resort

The second annual Adirondack Senior Open will return to the Whiteface Club and Resort at Lake Placid, N.Y. Aug. 27-31. It’s part of the Sunbelt Senior Golf Tour. Senior means age 45 and older in this case. Admission is free.

 

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Green Mountain Getdown Music Fest Has New Magic Aug. 17-18

Magic Mt. Summer

The "magic " used to be near Keene, N.H., but moves to the Green Mountains of Vermont – specifically Magic Mountain  Aug. 17-18. It’s now the Green Mountain Getdown Music Festival.

 

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Greek Peak Files For Protection; Plans To ‘Emerge Stronger’

Greek Peak“We’ll emerge from this process a stronger and more vibrant resort,” says Greek Peak Resort President Al Kryger after filing for U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection saying it owes $26 million in debts.

 

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BC’s Silver Star Mountain Introduces ‘my1Pass’

Silver Star

British Columbia's Silver Star Mountain Resort is making sure you get your money’s worth out of their 2012/13 season pass, dubbed “my1Pass.” The pass celebrates Silver Star’s ten millionth skier visit.

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Maybe Add China To Your Skiing/Riding Bucket List?

Changbaishan Ski Resort

You just might be day dreaming these summer days about an exotic ski vacation. Here’s one for you: Changbaishan Resort in Northeast China.

 

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Colorado's Eldora Plans New Lift, More Terrain

Eldora Mountain Resort

An environmental impact statement process is underway that could pave the way for improvements at Eldora Mountain Resort, 21 miles west of Boulder, Colo.

 

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Devils Head Resort Gateway To Popular Wisconsin Dells

Tommy Bartlett

Central Wisconsin offers mountain-like scenery at Devils Lake State Park, the popular Wisconsin Dells and the long running Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show. Devils Head Resort, just down the road, is a great place to stay. 

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Burton’s Iconic U.S. Open Snowboarding Event Leaves Stratton For Vail

Stratton U.S. Open

Notwithstanding the fact snowboarding, as we know it today, got its start at Stratton Mountain, Vt., the iconic U.S. Snowboarding Championship is moving from the southern Vermont resort to Vail, Colo.

 

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Telluride Offers $500 Reward For Stolen Trail Signs

Telluride Trail Sign

There have been a number of thefts of ski trail signs from Telluride Resort this summer that are presumably about to hang in dorm rooms, bars or other nefarious spots. Here’s a tip: Get caught and you’ll probably do time for a felony.

 

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