New Zealand Plans 2013 Winter Olympic Preview; Includes Five World Cups

Winter Games NZ

The Winter Games NZ 2013 will be the largest international snow sports event ever held in in the Down Under nation. The Games are set for Aug. 12-25, 2013.

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Lift Rides Among Favorites For Utah Summer Visitors

Snowbasin hiking

There are plenty of new bells and whistles at Utah resorts this summer, but the old standby is still a ride up the lift.

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Michigan's Boynes Offer Full Slate Of Summer Activities

Boyne Zip Line

These two Boyne locations, located near Lake Michigan resort towns Petoskey and Harbor Springs, offer a variety of activities that would take care of a very large family with multiple choices. 

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SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4 In North Carolina


Love beer? Love wine? Love music? Put them all together at the Sugar Mountain, N.C. SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4. General admission and parking are free.


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Utah's Eagle Point Resort To Offer Californians Free Skiing

Eagle Point

Next time you plan a ski road trip from California to Salt Lake, factor in a day at Eagle Point Resort

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Ski Michigan Gold Card Is Now On Sale

Ski Michigan Card

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $500? That’s not just one area, but at 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State’s both peninsulas. 


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People And Pets Ride Together In Crystal Mountain Gondola

Crystal Mountain, Wash.

This summer, Crystal Mountain Resort has officially gone to the dogs.


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Season Pass Deals Still Available

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.

Season pass deals at many resorts are still out there, but dates for discounted deals vary. Here are a few areas where you still can grab those special rates. 

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Greek Peak Needs Fast FDIC Action To Survive; Sen. Schumer Makes Appeal

Greek Peak

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, visited Greek Peak, the Cortland, NY resort last week, appealing for fast approval of a $1.4 million loan from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. 


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United Airlines Begins Direct Service To Sun Peaks in BC

Sun Peaks

United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and BC’s Kelowna International Airport, the largest airport in the region in time for the new ski season. Service starts Dec. 19, 2012. 


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Celebrate ‘The Blues’ At Pennsylvania’s Blue Mountain


Combine the Pennsylvania Blues Festival and Blue Mountain July 27-29 and you get 21 years of celebrating the blues in the Poconos.   

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Vermont Military Families Get Free Access To Stowe’s Summer Fun


All Vermont members of the military and their families, including Guard and Reserves, have been offered complimentary access to Stowe Resort’s summer attractions July 29 and Aug. 26.


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White, Anderson Earn ESPY Awards

Jamie Anderson

Shaun White, the two-time Olympic gold medalist from Carlsbad, Calif., and Jamie Anderson, 3-time X Games gold medalist from South Lake Tahoe, Calif., took home ESPN’s 2012 Espy Awards this week. 


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Killington Rebuilding Peak Lodge, Cites $20 Million In Recent Upgrades

Killington Peak Lodge

A new $5 million multi-story facility at the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak will become the highest gondola-served restaurant and meeting space in the eastern United States as Vermont’s Killington Resort adds to its upgrades.


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Try Island Hopping On The Great Lakes

Mackinac Island

It was immortalized by the wonderful period movie "Somewhere In Time" with Christopher Reeves. Mackinac Island has long been one of the Great Lakes most recognized vacation destinations. Conde Nest Traveler calls it “One of the top 10 islands in the world.” 

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Cool It This Summer With Sun Valley Ice Shows


Sun Valley On Ice

The next Olympic Winter Games are a year and a half away, but you might get a glimpse of the next ice skating world champion at Sun Valley this summer.

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Race Camps, Clinics Plentiful At Ski Portillo

Ski Portillo, Chile

Chile’s 2012 Ski Portillo season is underway through Oct. 6, and crammed with a variety of ski clinics and camps  

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Free Summer Concert Series Begins At Stratton

Stratton concerts

It’s “Saturdays Under The Stars” at Vermont’s Stratton Mountain this summer as a series of family-friendly weekly concerts are underway.


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Park City Mountain Resort Will Open But Land Lease Dispute Continues

Park City Mountain Resort

The good news is that Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) will operate for the 2012-13 ski season. That cloud has lifted. But, the storm over the resort’s renewable land lease with Talisker Corp., owners of Canyons Resort, continues unresolved.

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Newly Aligned Jay Peak, Burke Mt. To Offer Joint Passes, Improvements

Burke Mountain

Combination season passes valid at Vermont’s Jay Peak and Burke Mountain are available for purchase July 9. Jay Peak acquired its Northeast Kingdom neighbor last month.


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