Aspen's Pandora Expansion Given Final OK

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Pitkin County Commissioners gave Aspen Mountain the go-ahead to add 150 acres of upper-mountain glade skiing and riding to its trail map.

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California Epic Pass Resorts Poised To Open

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A trio of Lake Tahoe-area resorts on the Epic Pass system have done all they can to get ready for the 2021-2022 season, and now it's up to Mother Nature.

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SnoCast: Gobbling Up This Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast

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Happy Thanksgiving! We're eating up the forecast with plentiful helpings of snow and chill for the East, and warm, buttery turns in the West. Here's what to expect in the forecast in this week's SnoCast.

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Northern Michigan Ski Resorts Planning On More Normal Winter

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After a winter with mask mandates, restrictions of people on lifts, and having to reserve your place on the slopes ahead of time, northern Michigan ski resorts expect this season to be a more normal experience. Last season COVID interrupted the normal patterns and habits of snowsports enthusiasts at all northern Michigan ski resorts.

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Snow May Not Be Piling Up At Colorado Resorts, But Anxiety Sure Is

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Coronavirus is still a worry, but now ski hill operators must wrestle with too few workers and not enough places to house the ones they’ve hired.

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Austrian Ski Resorts Set For Another Covid Lockdown

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The whole country goes into lockdown on Monday. Some ski resorts remain open this past weekend for final turns and others are now changing their opening plans.

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Bring The Kids And Save Some Bucks This Season

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A burgeoning trend in the ski and snowboard industry is for resorts and states all across the country to expand ski-free programs for youngsters and teens in hopes they stick with the sport -- and also save families a bit on ski vacations.

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Former Telemark Lodge Property Getting Closer To Redevelopment

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The former Telemark Resort, established by Tony Wise in 1973, is finally getting close to being redeveloped into a year-round outdoor venue.

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So, You Want To Be A Backcountry Skier?

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Even before the pandemic, skiers and snowboarders were flocking to the country’s backcountry mountain areas. Their reasons varied. Some hoped to avoid crowds, others to avoid paying for lift tickets. Others were thrill-seekers following in the steps of their favorite action-movie stars. Whatever the reason, they were willing to climb uphill under their own steam in return for the chance to ski downhill on untracked snow.

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SnoCast: Forecast Features Snow Heading into Thanksgiving Week

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We’re approaching a huge week for ski country—Thanksgiving is upon us, often marking opening days from coast to coast. This week’s SnoCast has a delicious menu of powder, sun, and chill leading up to the big holiday week. Let's dig in!

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Waiting For The Snow: Weather Expected To Turn Favorable For Resort Openings

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The 2021-22 ski and snowboard season has gotten off to a rocky start, with only the highest-elevation slopes open and all others waiting impatiently for more snowfall and colder temps.

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California's Trio Of Ikon Pass Resorts Rarin' To Go

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Things are expected to get closer to "normal" at California ski and snowboard resorts this season, as do the four mountain resorts in the Golden Bear State that honor the Ikon Pass.

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Brundage Mountain Maps Out 10 Years of Resort Upgrades

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Brundage Mountain Resort is excited to share early details of a cohesive new plan for future improvements at the independently owned McCall, Idaho ski resort.

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Think You Can’t Ride A Bike In The Snow? Fat Biking Is Here To Prove You Wrong

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In first grade at St. Pius X School, Sister Thomas gave my class a free period each week to reflect upon our sins. Inspired by a library book about sea animals, I sometimes spent it daydreaming about riding a walrus, which I admired for its immensity and the fact it could swim faster than cars were allowed to drive in my neighborhood. It conjured a feeling that was equal parts ponderous and agile; atop a walrus, I would be nimble among obstacles, yet able to plow through anything unavoidable.

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Three More Upper Midwest Ski Areas To Open

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A trio of upper Midwest ski areas is planning to open the third weekend of the month joining Lutsen Mountains, which opens November 13, in getting the Heartland ski season underway.

 

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Sierra At Tahoe Will Postpones Opening Due To Wildfire Damage

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After several dry seasons, many Lake Tahoe ski resorts rejoiced when they were hit with early snow that kicked off the ski season in October.

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New Hampshire's Gunstock Eyes Major Expansion

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New Hampshire's Gunstock Resort could be one of the largest ski areas in the state under an expansion and development plan which the county-owned facility is getting ready to unveil in full later this year.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Season's First Blizzard Blasts Midwest

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An early-season blizzard will unleash winds up to 55 miles per hour and several inches of snowfall for portions of the High Plains and Upper Midwest, leading to a cooler pattern in the East with a (likely) chance of scattered snow showers.

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Colorado Epic Resorts Geared Up For This Season

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A quartet of Colorado resorts in the Epic Pass system is set to show off improvements as the 2021-2022 ski and snowboard season gains momentum.

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2021 HomeLight Killington Cup Entertainment Lineup to Feature O.A.R., DJ Z-Trip, G Love

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Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and part of POWDR, announced the entertainment lineup for the 2021 HomeLight Killington Cup. Taking place November 27 and November 28, the return of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup will bring the fastest women’s technical alpine skiers in the world ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics together with music, events, camaraderie and more. Tickets to the HomeLight Killington Cup are available at www.killington.com/worldcup.  

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