PCSkiGal: Outside In Aspen Jumpstarts Her Summer

Aspen river rafting

Foggy head. It's either my allergies, lack of sleep, too many hours in a car or the stress of knowing it's time to get my butt in gear and get active outdoors. 

 

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Ski Industry Legend Herbert Schneider Dies At 92

Herbert Schneider

Herbert Schneider arrived with his family at Cranmore Ski Area in North Conway, N.H., in 1939 when he was 15 years old. The skiing and community legend has died of natural causes at the age of 92.

 

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Fast Exploding Wildfire Threatens Ski Apache, Ruidoso, N.M.

Ski Apache fire

UPDATE JUNE 12: Lots of progress yesterday and last night as weather (high winds) cooperated. The fire went from 0 to 30 percent contained, but firefighters warned it is still a very active dangerous fire. A direct line now surrounds Ski Apache.

What began as a small wildfire in rugged terrain just north of Ski Apache in southern New Mexico, mushroomed over the weekend into a wind-propelled blaze that threatened not only the ski area, but the popular resort community of Ruidoso.

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Colorado’s Echo Mountain On Auction Block Despite ‘Record-Breaking Season’

Echo Mt.

The story all winter out of Colorado’s Echo Mountain was about record-breaking revenues and plenty of snowfall. Now, the ski area is up for auction Aug. 2. Go figure.

 

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U.S. Will Host 33 World Cup Events Next Winner; Plan Ahead

Deer Valley Freestyle

The winter of 2012-13 brings an unprecedented number of International Ski Federation World Cup events the United States. Make your plans now to be on hand to see the top international snow sports competitors in the world.

 

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Bromley’s New Aerial Adventure Park To Open In July

Bromley Aerial Adventure Park

Construction is well underway on a new Aerial Adventure Park at southern Vermont’s venerable Bromley Mountain in Peru. Plans are for an early July opening.

 

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Peak Resorts Expands And Upgrades Two Midwest Ski Areas

Hidden Valley

Peak Resorts, which owns and operates six Midwest ski areas in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, is spending several million dollars this summer expanding and remodeling two of the sites.  New jobs will be created with the expansion.

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PCSkiGal: Outside In Aspen Breathes Late Spring Life June 8-10

Outside in Apen

It's late spring in the mountains as I write this blog. A time traditionally referred to as Mudseason. 

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Busy Summer Ahead At Snowbird With New Lift, Recreation

Snowbird summer

There’ll be plenty of activity at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Utah during the off-season, highlighted by erection of a high-speed quad to replace the venerable Little Cloud chair.

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Be Careful In That Hot Tub: Bear Whacks Man At Whistler

Black bear

Isn’t anything safe? A man was literally whacked upside the head while soaking in a hot tub last weekend at Whistler Resort in British Columbia, according to local police.

 

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Jay Peak Momentum Continues: $30 Million In Upgrades Announced

Jay Peak Tram

The ink had hardly dried on a deal for Jay Peak, Vermont owners to acquire Burke Mountain than Jay’s President Bill Stenger announced a $30 million improvement project at Jay for next winter.

 

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Views, Deals, Championship Courses Ready For Canadian Golf Season

Banff Springs Golf Club

Canada’s provinces, including Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, all have reasons to brag about the golf courses located at mountain resorts that host skiers and boarders in the winter.  

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Kitz Summer Nights Mean Music, Art, Fun In The Alps

Kitz summer

Visitors to the Alps during the summer inevitably make their way to Kitzbühel with its popular Kitz Summer Nights series running throughout July and August 2012.

 

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Montana Ski Resorts Also Gateways To Popular National Parks

Whitefish Glacier Chaser

Summer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a couple of Montana’s more popular resorts.

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PCSkiGal: Park City Summer Underway

PC summer music

The snow has long melted but, finally, the Park City resorts are open for summer play. If you can't wait for Deer Valley's June 15 opening for lift-served mountain biking and hiking you can always park up at Silver Lake and ride around on your own. 

 

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Colorado Resorts Kick Into Full Family Summer Mode

The respite from winter is over at most Colorado mountain resorts, and it’s time to fire up the zip-lines, mountain bikes, and barbecues.

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Heavy Early Snows Set Up Down Under Season At Perisher Blue

Perisher Blue

The Australian resort of Perisher Blue, in the Kosciuszko National Park, opens its 2012 season Saturday, June 2. Heavy early snowfall, low temperatures, and continued snowmaking have enabled the ski resort to open a week early. 

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Gas Prices Dip Making Summer Escapes To The Mountains A Great Choice

Canopy Tour Seven Springs

Gas prices have dipped significantly in most of the country as Memorial Weekend came to a close. That means, for many people, an escape to a favorite mountain resort is literally a “staycation” – a tank of gas away. 

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Jay Peak Owners Acquire Burke Mountain In Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Burke Mountain

Ariel Quiros, a significant landowner in Vermont’s quiet, scenic Northeast Kingdom, and Bill Stenger, Jay Peak Resort President and co-owner, have acquired Burke Mountain Resort. Jay is about an hour’s drive from East Burke.

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Vermont’s Hills Are Alive With Festival Sounds

Fireworks At Stowe

The Friday night Jackson Gore Outdoor Music Series at Okemo kicks off the concert season with The Adam Ezra Group June 15. The series runs through Aug. 31. 

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