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Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between,...
Andy started skiing at about three years old. His father Jim held him between his legs and off they went down New England trails. Soon, Andy joined the Fourth Estate and moved to Colorado, thereupon finding work as a staff writer or editor for newspapers – including a stint as Ski Editor for the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. In between, he designed and wrote public school curriculum, edited Concrete Pumping & Placing Magazine, and got a master’s degree in English. All the while, he skied. So, the marriage of snowsports and journalism has only been waiting for Andy to catch on. He’s glad he finally did.
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Off-Season Projects At Half-Dozen Colorado Resorts Ready For Season

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Believe it or not, there are actually some "what's new" news emanating from Colorado ski and snowboard resorts that aren't related to precautions and adjustments for Covid.

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New Mexico First State To Delay Resort Openings Due To COVID

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Several New Mexico ski and snowboard resorts will delay openings, as the governor brought her state back to early-Covid restrictions this week by issuing a stay-at-home lockdown.

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Forest Service OKs Expansion Plans For Keystone, Sunlight, Snow King

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Though a "normal" future appears distant these days, three Western ski and snowboard resorts have gotten a clearer look down the road with U.S. Forest Service go-ahead for expansion projects.

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Power Pass Resorts Seek To Give 'Freedom To Change Your Mind'

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The seven-mountain Power Pass consortium is streamlining what it takes to get on the hill with a new reloadable card and pick-a-day midweek season pass.

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Tahoe Resorts Ready To Open with Ticketing Restrictions

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The baker's dozen of ski and snowboard resorts in the Lake Tahoe region will start opening for the season in late November, and all will have policies in place to combat the spread of Covid-19.

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How To Make Ticket Reservations To Ski, Ride This Winter

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For this COVID-19 winter, various forms of advanced reservations will be required resorts in the West so management can maintain distancing requirements while guaranteeing spots on the hill during the pandemic.

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Tahoe Resorts Let Skiers And Riders What To Expect This Season

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Like all U.S. resorts, the list of COVID-related changes at Tahoe-area mountains reads familiar: Cashless transactions, masking up, self-grouping for lifts, state regulating size of gatherings, more weekday season pass options, rental shop spacing, group lesson capping,  gearing up in the parking lot, and grab 'n' go food.

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Northern New Mexico Resorts Ready For Season Of Limits

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Snow guns are ready, chairlift inspected, and snowcats ready to go as the New Mexico 2020-2021 ski and snowboard season begins to open in late November.

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No 'Race To Open' As Colorado Resorts Focus On Safety

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For years, there's been a friendly competition among a trio of high-elevation Colorado resorts to see which Northern American resort opens first. But Covid-19 has cancelled that "race" for this season -- pushing opening dates back.

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Idaho Resorts Unfurl Plans For Covid-19 Winter

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The standard Covid-19 precautions are in place for this ski and snowboard season in the Gem State. Regional and local conditions may change, prompting changes in restrictions, but here's a look at some of the resorts' plans.

 

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Oregon Resorts Lay Out Covid-19 Mixed Bag For 2020-2021 Season

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Oregon's ski and snowboard resorts have unveiled how they plan to deal with COVID-related concerns this winter, and the options are all over the lot -- depending upon seasonal variables and local habits.

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Reservations, Parking Limits, Grab 'n' Go New Normal at Utah Resorts

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A ski and snowboard season like no other is coming to us all, including locals and visitors to the major Utah resorts.

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Covid-Related Innovation Reigns As Colorado Resorts Roll Out Plans

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Colorado resort officials acknowledge that brainstorming for the 2020-21 season has stretched their minds more than ever. With Epic and Ikon pass protocols in place, the more independent mountains are rolling out their plans.

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Back To School: Ski Area Management Programs Offer Lifetime Ski Bum Opportunities

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Many of us love the mountain lifestyle but doubt we can stay in the high country year-round and make a living beyond ski-bum subsistence. The answer? Go back to college.

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Colorado Front Range Resorts Sort Out Parking, Ticketing

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Most Colorado Front Range skiers and riders typically don't think much about hopping in the car and heading west. However, this season is different and will require a bit more prep before the ride up I-70, U.S. 24 or Highway 119.

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Sugar Bowl 'Pauses' Season Pass Sales

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After a "brisk" preseason for season pass sales at Sugar Bowl, the northern California resort has hit the pause button to assure safe distancing this season.

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Inland Northwest Resorts Set Out Polices For Season

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The half-dozen ski and snowboard resorts that sit east of the Cascade divide and on the western edge of the Rockies have begun to announce ticket policies for the upcoming season to comply with local and state Covid-related capacity caps in place.

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Indy Pass Adds 11, Expands Options For Passholder

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In its second year, the Indy Pass aims to corral more skiers and riders who don't go enough times to warrant a major multi-resort pass -- and prefer the ambiance of smaller, independent resorts.

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SnoCountry Report: What Will 2020-2021 Season Look Like?

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As the first snowflakes of the season dust the Rocky Mountains, resorts across the U.S. wholeheartedly believe there will be a 2020-2021 season and they will try to make it feel like as normal as possible despite the pandemic.

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Nordic Valley Putting In First High-Speed Chairlift

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The ownership Nordic Valley has decided to go ahead with plans to install a new chairlift on the northern Utah mountain -- the first phase of an expansion to triple skiing and riding terrain.

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