Inland Northwest Resorts Add Lifts, Amenities For New Season

Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho

Visitors and locals to inland Pacific Northwest resorts will find improvements – big, small and in between -- when they buckle up for the new season.

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Color Northeast Ski Resorts ‘Picture Perfect’ This Fall; Plan Getaways

Gore Mt. Gondola, fall foliage

That special time of year – fall – is beginning to pop its annual display of colors and a getaway to many of New England’s ski resorts will make family memories “picture perfect.”

 

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Mountain High Premieres ‘Los Angeles’ Flick Sept. 28; Free Lift Ticket

Los Angeles movie, Mountain High

The first feature-length snowboard movie – titled “Los Angeles” – to be produced by Mountain High Resort in Southern California will be shown Sept. 18 at the Downtown Independent Theater. Each moviegoer will receive a free Mountain High lift ticket.

 

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Snowboard Superstar Shaun White Arrested For Vandalism, Public Intoxication

Shaun White Mug Shot

It wasn’t a pretty picture in Nashville, Tenn. at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when police were called to the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel. Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White, 26, was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication.

 

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Boyne, Boston Mills, Mad River Mountain Hosting Early Fall Events

Boyne Mt. Fall Golf

Three Heartland ski areas are hosting early October open houses, festivals, rail jams and a chance to preview new gear for the coming season. 

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Mad River Glen On Register Of Historic Places; Dedication Ceremony Oct. 6

Opening Day, Mad River Glen, 1949

Dedication of the Mad River Glen Historic District will be the highlight of the Cooperative’s annual informational meeting Oct. 6 at the Basebox Lodge. A plaque placing the classic Vermont ski area on the National Register of Historic Places will be unveiled.

 

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Book Early And Get Sugar Mountain Thanksgiving Skiing, Riding Deal

Sugar Mt.

Thanksgiving and the new ski and ride season is just a matter of weeks away. Sugar Mountain, N.C. is offering a “Thanksgiving Turkey Treat” of skiing at riding for less than $24 per day. But, you’ll need to act by Oct. 17 to get it.

 

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Nation’s Ski Areas Continue To Unite On Addressing Climate Change

Canyons Resort

A report just released by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) details more progress on implementing the principles of its Environmental Charter during the 2011-12 season. 

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Ski Swaps Let You Buy, Sell Used Equipment; Here's SnoCountry's Nationwide Sampling

SkiFever & Snowboard Show, Portland, Ore.

Many ski swaps across the nation begin in September and peak in November. Ski swaps can offer a convenient and inexpensive way to fill in your current ski and snowboarding equipment or accessories. 

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Two-Year Passes Highlight Pre-Season Sales At Angel Fire, A-Basin

Angel Fire, NM/Isaiah Trujillo

If you have a crystal ball and it says the next two seasons will be outstanding snow years, Angel Fire, N.M. and Arapahoe Basin, Colo. have a deal for you.

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Shanty Creek Resort Offers Colorful Fall Golf; Big Air Park Coming For Winter

Legends Golf Course, Shanty Creek

One of the best reasons to visit Shanty Creek Resort this time of year is the spectacular fall color. Known for its variety of winter slopes, the resort’s 4,500 wooded acres turn brilliant shades of red, gold and yellow.

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UPDATED 9/16: Two Wildfires Blazing In Wyoming; Close To Snow King, Hogadon

Horsethief Canyon Fire Jackson Hole

UPDATE: 9/16: The Horsethief Canyon Fire by Snow King and the town of Jackson, Wyo. is still being fought while fuel conditions are extremely dry, but it is reported to be 42 percent contained as of Sunday morning. Total burned acreage is now at 3,353, a slight jump over the weekend.

 

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Fall Festivals Take Center Stage Across Country

OktoberWest Steamboat Springs

Fall festivals at America’s ski resorts long have been the harbinger of the ski and snowboard season and vary widely in terms of offerings. Here’s a sampling.  

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Jay Peak To Offer Free Season Passes For Deployed Military Again

Jay Peak

Vermonters who are immediate family members of deployed or about to be deployed overseas military will once again be able to receive free season passes at Jay Peak. The northern Vermont resort has been continually offering the program in 2007.

 

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Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Events Set At Park City, Canyons, Copper

Sprint Grand Prix, Park City

A top international snowboarding and freeskiing field is set to compete this winter during the 17th season of the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix. The dual FIS World Cup status events include halfpipe snowboarding, slopestyle skiing and snowboarding, and halfpipe skiing.

 

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Maine’s Mt. Abram To Become ‘Mountain Playground’

Matt Hancock, owner, Mt. Abram

A joint effort “to promote a cooperative business model” has been announced by Mt. Abram, near Bethel, Maine, and the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA). Goal for the model project is to boost regional visitation and increase sustainability awareness.

 

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Sierra-At-Tahoe, Stevens Pass Add Pizazz To Mountain High Freedom Pass

Mountain High

They say, “Free is good.” Maybe that’s why the new offer Southern California’s Mountain High is making on its Freedom Pass is eye-catching: Free skiing at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Stevens Pass plus all of Mountain High.

 

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Windham Mountain Inks Sponsor Deal With Yankees

Windham

The New York Catskills resort of Windham Mountain becomes the latest ski resort to look to Major League Baseball as a marketing partner. Windham has announced a multi-year partnership with the New York Yankees.

 

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Ski Apache Will Open Thanksgiving; New Gondola, Two Lifts Added After Fire

Ski Apache, Little Bear Fire

The Little Bear Fire surrounding Ruidoso, N.M., took out nearly 250 homes and structures in June. But, it certainly scared, if largely spared, Ski Apache . The ski area, extremely popular in the West Texas market, still plans its regular Thanksgiving opening and will debut three new lifts and $15 million in improvements.

 

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Two New High-Speed Lifts Being Installed In Midwest

Terry Peak

The Heartland’s newest high-speed lifts are being installed at Wisconsin’s Granite Peak Ski Area and Terry Peak Ski Area in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

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