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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, he de...signed 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. More

Plans Announced For New Resort Adjacent To Deer Valley

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Skiers and snowboarders who live in or visit Utah each winter may soon have another choice in destinations: Mayflower Mountain Resort.

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Ridin' The Waves In Rocky Mountain Waters This Summer

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In the Rockies, a bountiful season of snowfall this winter meant many powder days, extended skiing and riding into June and even July. Add in a cooler-than-normal spring in much of the West, so much so that you can still see snowfields off the high ridges as we finished up the month of July.

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Squaw-Alpine Meadows Gondola Connect Getting Closer

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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have been linked by ownership for a while, but soon they may be connected by a gondola.

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Epic, Ikon Cuts Costs Of Summer Mountain Fun

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Both the Epic Pass and Ikon Pass streamline skiing and riding costs during the winter. Now that summer's here, they switch gears to make warm-weather times in the mountains more affordable, too.

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Utah Olympic Park Cranks Up Summertime Thrills

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Summer “adventure parks” can be found at ski and snowboard resorts all over the West, crammed full of rides, challenges and just plain fun. And the granddaddy of them all may well by the Utah Olympic Park just down the road from Park City Mountain Resort.

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Biking, Hiking And More At Idaho Resorts In The Summer

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Summer in Idaho mountains has always been popular for folks who seek the remote and the cool of the western massif of the Rocky Mountains – and the 13 major ski and snowboard resorts that are up and running for the summer.

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Fun In The Sun: Tahoe Resorts In Summer Mode

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Once summer settles in, the winter resorts around Lake Tahoe become magnets for city-dwellers aiming to beat the heat – and to have a bunch of fun doing it.

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SoCal Mountains: Where The Summer Action Is Close To Home

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The L.A. Basin warms up this time of year, and one of the best ways to beat that heat is to head to the mountains.

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Find Fun, Pleasure In The Utah Mountains This Summer

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Making plans for a trip to Utah this summer? Be sure to set aside time to check out all the warm-weather offerings from the state's ski and snowboard resorts.

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Summer Fun On The Mountains Of Colorado

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Though the weather has been slow to cooperate, summer is indeed coming to the Colorado Rockies – and with it, tons of recreational diversions for all to enjoy.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Celebrates End Of Season

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Pond skimming. Easter egg hunts. Crazy costume contests. Bands, BBQ and beer. And layers of sunscreen and lip balm.

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Silver Mountain, 49 Degrees North Join Forces In Inland Northwest

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Skiers and snowboarders in the Spokane area and North Idaho will be able to double up on season passes as an affiliate of Silver Mountain is buying 49 Degrees North.

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Deep Into The Spring: Still Skiing And Riding To Be Had

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The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season isn't going out quietly, as healthy snowfall through April has prompted resorts across the SnoCountry map to extend operations into May – or beyond.

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What Vail Resorts Will Be Up To This Summer

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The largest ski and snowboard resort owner in the world enters its second decade of its expansion with a modest slate of on-mountain upgrades and a couple of portfolio-wide improvements.

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April Snows Cap Snow Season; Rafting, Hiking, Wildflowers Await

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For most Western resorts, the season is over, but lots of snow in the mountains -- even late into April -- means plenty of water in the rivers for rafting and blankets of colorful wild flowers covering the high alpine meadow for hikers and bikers.

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Busy Construction Season Ahead At Alterra Resorts

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It looks to be a busy summer at resorts owned by Denver-based Alterra Mountain Co. as the firm begins to catch up on much-needed improvements both on and off the mountain.

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Celebrate Easter, Take Final Spring Turns In The Mountains

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The arrival of Easter typically signals the departure of the ski and snowboard season, but this season's bonanza of snowfall has kept many resorts open over the April 21 Easter weekend.

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Get The Day Going: Tasty Bakeries Near Ski Resorts

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Few things fire up a day of skiing and riding more than fresh-baked goods and a hot cup of joe – and the high country full of spots to pick up a doughnut, croissant, scone or more.

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Skinning Inside The Ropes With No Lift Needed

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Heading up the mountain on skis has gained popularity around the nation. Most resort have designated trails, access times and a set of rules (check website) – but it's free to travel uphill.

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Spring Is Here! Let The Tailgating Begin In The West

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There's nothing quite like a tailgate party in the mountains. Sunburned faces, thin-clad celebrants and endless supplies of grilled meats and beer set the scene for the closing weeks of the ski and snowboard season.

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