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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Coronavirus Closures of Colorado Public Land Needed for Safety

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More resorts are banning uphill traffic as skiers flock. And as a second snowy weekend approaches with the entire state now under stay-at-home orders, more health departments and sheriffs are following that lead with both orders and requests to limit outdoor activity by visitors from afar. 

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Colorado Front Range Ski Areas, Forest Service Issue Plea for Uphill Skiers to Stay Home

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Five Front Range ski areas and the U.S. Forest Service have collaborated to produce a video message imploring uphill skiers to stay away from their resorts.

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Ski Blandford Will Not Open Next Season

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Ski Blandford in western Massachusetts will not operate next season. The ski area was purchased in 2017 by the owners of nearby Butternut, and they made a variety of improvements to lifts and snowmaking. However, the area has continued to lose money, and coupled with the current economic uncertainties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners made the difficult decision now to close the ski area.

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Wisconsin's Telemark Resort Under Consideration For Reopening

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The old Telemark Resort, near Cable, Wisconsin, hasn’t been open for winter activities for 20 years, and the lodge since 2013. A Florida based hospitality group had planned to reopen the shuttered resort, but the plans fell through.

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Powder Alliance Set For 2020-2021 Season

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From this year's truncated season, on we go to the hopes and slopes of 2020-2021, where one of the most enduring multi-resort programs awaits -- with some streamlining.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Ends With Spring Snow

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Ski areas may be closed in these historic times, but the weather doesn’t stop! Here’s a look at the national snow conditions through April 1.

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Early Closure of Ski Resorts Triggers 'Feeding Frenzy' for Touring and Backcountry Equipment

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Sean Glackin’s phone exploded within minutes of the news that Vail ski area was closing. The outdoor retailer’s entire rental fleet of alpine-touring skis was quickly rented by a flood of uphill skiers the following day.

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Closed For Downhill, Some U.S. Resorts Open Uphill Access

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As all but a handful of U.S. resorts either suspend operations or shut down for the season, a number of them still permit skiers and riders to climb their slopes and get a few turns.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Snow Kicks Off the First Days of Spring

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A fast-moving coast-to-coast storm system will impact California to Maine with varying types of precipitation. And while many ski areas remain closed throughout these challenging times, we still want to keep you updated on the weather. Here’s the forecast around North America for the first days of Spring, March 19-24.

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Coronavirus Closes Ski Resorts Across North America - Latest Updates

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UPDATED 3-19-20 - The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in closures of many ski resorts across North America and Europe. SnoCountry is actively tracking all closures and will continue to update resort status on the snow report listing page of SnoCountry.com. However, please double-check the website or social media feeds of your favorite mountains before heading out to the slopes.

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Vail Resorts, Alterra To Shutter all North American Resorts, Others Follow

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UPDATED Sunday, March 15, 2020 - All North American ski mountains operated by Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company will close Sunday for at least a week as the coronavirus spreads through North America.

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Whitefish Mountain Hellroaring Basin Project Couple Months Away

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Whitefish Mountain Resort will begin a two-phase operation geared towards improving access to Hellroaring Basin terrain for all ability levels and moving Chair 8 to allow for earlier seasonal access to the Basin trails.

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Mountain Collective Remains Option In Multi-Resort Pass Arena

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Amidst the hoopla of Epic and Ikon pass marketing battles, the Mountain Collective -- the original multi-resort pass -- is still alive and thriving for skiers and snowboarders who can be on the move.

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How Resorts are Communicating COVID-19 Updates, Changes, and Information

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As more resorts start to speak to their audiences about COVID-19, I’ll be gathering these tweets and posts so we can learn from others’ messages and communicate thoughtfully and effectively during the following days and weeks.

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Missed winter? Vermont Resorts Offer Lots of Snow-Filled Fun

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Living in beautiful New England is about embracing every season. Snowy days and snowscaped scenes are part of who we are, and getting out into them really boosts the soul.

But snow has been sparse around these parts this winter. Great for those who hate to shovel, not so much for those who want to have outdoor fun.

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A Day For Jake

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Join us for a global day of snowboarding to celebrate the legacy of Jake Burton Carpenter.

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Shedding Some Light on Night Skiing, Utah Resorts’ Best-Kept Secret

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Strange things happen after dark in Utah’s mountains.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Final Days Of Winter? Not Done Yet!

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In these final days of winter (Spring Equinox is March 19) we wish you the luck of the Irish to receive the new snowfall coming.

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Alterra Announces Spending Spree For Next Season

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The creator of the Ikon Pass will invest more than $200 million this summer to further upgrade some of the 15 resorts it owns for skiers and riders in the 2020-21 season.

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Three Colorado Ski Resort Pioneers Talk About the Industry’s Roots, Pass Wars and How to Deal with Crowds

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Andy Daly, Bill Kane and John Norton have more than 130 years of combined experience leading, planning and marketing skiing and resort communities in Colorado. 

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