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Skiing and snowboarding stories shared from various sources around the world to our SnoCountry readers.

Skiing and snowboarding stories shared from various sources around the world to our SnoCountry readers.

Alterra Eyes Jay Peak As Vail Takes A Pass

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Vail Resorts, a ski industry behemoth that has been gobbling up local resorts in recent years, is not interested in Jay Peak. Other companies, however, have visited the Northeast Kingdom resort, a company official told a local town board during a recent meeting.

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Not Sure Which Season Ski Pass to Buy?

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It’s the time of year to ponder passes.  

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New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

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With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

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After Months On The Market, Soldier Mountain Owners Turn To Craigslist

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Diane and Matt McFerran co-own Soldier Mountain in Fairfield. After purchasing the resort in 2015, they put it up for sale late last year for $800,000 dollars, and they’ve had some interest, but no offers.

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Loon Mountain Bike Park Aims For Fall Opening

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With guidance and hands-on help from an industry giant, the state’s newest mountain-bike park is rapidly taking shape at Loon Mountain.

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Mt. Bachelor Plans To Open Zip Line Next Spring

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Mt. Bachelor will add a zip line to its roster of summer activities, the latest in a series of plans the ski resort has set up for the mountain area.

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Magic Mountain Making Major Snowmaking Expansion

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Vermont's Magic Mountain recently received Act 250 approval for a snowmaking project that will double the size of its existing pond. It adds to the growing number of improvements new owners are making at the Londonderry ski area.

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City, Steamboat Resort Consider Partnering In Running Howelsen Hill

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The city has released a skeleton of a developing agreement that could see Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. operating Howelsen Hill.

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Snowbird Opened For Skiing On The Fourth of July For Only The Fifth Time In 48 Years

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For Paul Fejte, getting to ski on Independence Day captures the holiday’s meaning: a celebration of freedom.

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Guide To The 2019 Australia And New Zealand Ski Season

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Once again, the snow has come early across the Tasman, with falls of up to 45 centimetres across the Australian mountains in the last week of May.

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Italy Wins Vote To Host 2026 Olympic Winter Games

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Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.

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A Look At The 2026 Winter Olympic Bids In Monday’s Vote

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While the Winter Olympics still has issues attracting bidders, two candidates have stayed on Monday’s ballot to pick the 2026 host.

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At This California Mountain, You Can Ski on the 4th of July Before Watching the Highest Fireworks Display in the U.S. 

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Most Americans will spend the 4th of July weekend with friends and family, maybe watching a parade or oohing and aahing over fireworks, hot dog in hand. Those looking to take the celebration up a notch should look to California's Mammoth Mountain.

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Arapahoe Basin Extends Ski Season Again Thanks To Lingering Snow

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It’s the ski season that never ends.

With a late-June snowstorm in the mountains predicted, Summit County resort Arapahoe Basin said Thursday it would be open through the end of June.

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Colorado Posts Record Skier Visits For 2018-19 Season

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Total skier visits to the 23 member ski resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) increased 13 percent over last year, finishing nearly 12 percent above the state’s five-year average. The numbers reflect the current makeup of the association, adjusted for the departure of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2018-19.

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Vail Resorts Promises Opening Dates For Vail, Beaver Creek

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Despite humanity’s best efforts, certainty is hard to come by when it comes to nature. Vail Resorts is bringing a bit of certainty to Vail Mountain’s opening day.

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Study Shows Colorado's I-70 Congestion Leading To Fewer Ski Trips

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Some skiers and snowboarders are choosing to make fewer trips to the mountains due to congestion on Interstate 70, according to a new study from the I-70 Coalition.

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JetBlue To Offer Ft. Lauderdale/Boston-Steamboat Flights Again in 2020 Season

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The last ski resort still operating for the season in New England just wrapped up their winter season this week, but JetBlue's already looking toward the 2020 ski season, offering seasonal nonstop flights from Boston to one of the Rocky Mountains' world-renowned ski destinations next season.

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Where To Ski or Snowboard in June 2019

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For those who, like us, love their snowsports year round, the good news is that spring 2019 has ended snowy in the northern hemisphere, and autumn 2019 has ended snowy in the southern hemisphere.

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Mount Snow Fire Takes Out Carpentry Shop, Snowmaking Controls

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A fire ripped through a mountain operations building at Mount Snow on Tuesday night.

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