Hold Off On 2022 Olympic Vacation; USOC Won’t Bid

Olympic Rings

Just in case you’d penciled in a vacation to the 2022 Winter Olympics in the USA, grab the eraser. But, maybe 2026?

 

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Wild Mountain, Afton Alps Stay Busy Throughout Summer

Wild Mountain

Winter sports aren't the only games in town for a couple of the Twin Cities' most popular ski areas.

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Town – Not Ski Resort – Of Mammoth Lakes Files For Bankruptcy

Mammoth Lakes

Another California city – Mammoth Lakes – has filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason: The town can’t pay a $43 million breach of contract judgment. Note this is the adjacent town – not Mammoth, the famed ski resort.

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Angel Fire Zippin’; New Mexico’s Mountains Boast Summertime Specialties

Angel Fire

Just as the summer heat gets serious down below, the four northern New Mexico resorts have fired up some cool action. 

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Pennsylvania’s Snö Mountain On Auction Block July 17

Sno Mountain

Financially troubled Snö Mountain (formerly Montage) http://www.snomtn.com in Scranton goes on the auction block July 17, 2012 in what’s called a “Sheriff’s Sale” as National Penn Bank of Boyertown has reportedly foreclosed on the ski area.

 

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Nordic Industry Innovator John Frado Dies From Accident Trauma

John Frado

John J. Frado Jr., 67, a pioneer innovator in the cross country ski industry, died last week from complications of a brain injury suffered in a December accident. 

 

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Homestead, Crystal Mountain Gateways To Top Ranked Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes

What’s the “Most Beautiful Place In America?” More than 100,000 viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America voted for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

 

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Independence In The Mountain West; A Cool Way To Celebrate

Steamboat Springs' Pro Rodeo

It’s a hot summer. We already know that. So what better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than a trip your favorite ski resort in the mountains of the West? Here are some suggestions. 

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McKinney, Mosely Join Reno-Lake Tahoe Olympics Pursuit

Tahoe Olympics

Olympic skiing superstars Tamara McKinney and Jonny Mosely have jumped on the bandwagon to bring the Winter Games back to Lake Tahoe. No need to mark your calendar yet, as the first available date is 2022.

 

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Getaway For Independence Day; Head For Your Favorite Eastern Ski Resort

Vermont's Billings Farm & Museum

There’s nothing like that familiar heat and humidity to dampen your holiday spirits. So, cool off at your favorite ski resort in the mountains of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic regions. Here are some suggestions.

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Adventure Parks In Northeast Gain Momentum

Seqway Offroad

Adventure is the name of the game in several Northeast ski resorts this summer. The options are many; the results are adrenalin-induced fun for the whole family. Here’s where new and expanded parks are springing up at a mountain resort near you.  

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Hot In The Cities, Cooler In The Mountains; Bookings Up

Resort at Squaw Creek

There just may be a solid connection between the summer forecast for western cities and bookings at mountain resorts: Both are hot.

 

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Cool Your City Heels Up At Bear Mountain, Snow Summit

Bear Mt. biking

The mountains near Los Angeles can turn a hot time summer in the city into a cool adventure in the forest.

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Utah’s Deer Valley To See $8 Million In Improvements; Uphill Capacity Jumps

Deer Valley

A new quad chair, dubbed the Mountaineer Express will increase the capacity on Little Baldy Mountain at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, by 1,200 skiers per hour next winter.

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Lake Placid’s Mirror Lake Inn AAA Four Diamond Streak Continues

Mirror Lake Inn

The Lake Placid, N.Y. Mirror Lake Inn and Spa kept its streak alive as management was presented with the AAA Four Diamond Award of Excellence for 28 consecutive years. 

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June Mountain Closed Indefinitely; Owners Look To 'Sustainable Future'

June Mt.

Last season, June Mountain entered its second 50 years of operation, but it appears that Year 52 won’t happen for the Sierra Nevada resort – at least for the near future.

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Ski Apache Suspends Summer Operations; Assessing Lift Damage After Fire

Ruidoso fire

You won’t reach anyone at Ski Apache, high above Ruidoso, N.M., by phone and you can't drive up the long, winding access road to see for yourself. But, you will get a cryptic message that begs for more details that are not forthcoming.

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Traverse City's Cherry Festival Among Tops In Country Says NatGeo

Traverse City

Traverse City, Mich., known for its downhill and cross country skiing during winter, is also a top summer destination. National Geographic lists it as one of the Top 10 Summer Trips for 2012.  

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What’s In A Disclaimer? Park City Mountain Resort Pass Buyers Hope ‘Nothing’

Park City Mountain Resort

A troubling dispute between Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC, owners of Canyons, has resulted in a disclaimer on PCMR season pass purchases.

 

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Crankworx Mountain Bike Freeride Fest Rolls Into Les Deux Alpes July 9-15

Crankworx France

Crankworx, one of the biggest mountain biking competitions in the world rolls into Les Deux Alpes, France July 9-15, 2012. 

 

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