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

How Killington Stays Open For Skiing At Least Half The Year

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The Beast of the East is here to stay for a little while longer. As per usual. 

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Resorts in the Alps Are Finally Opening in Time For Summer Glacier Skiing

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High-elevation ski areas in France and Austria, largely shuttered due to the pandemic, plan to reopen for a summer ski season.

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Staff Helps Titus Overcome challenges, Enjoy Successful Season

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Despite the obstacles and challenges of operating a ski mountain during the COVID-19 pandemic, Titus Mountain Family Ski Center’s staff worked hard to ensure skiers and snowboarders had a fun and safe season on the slopes.

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The Remote Work Revolution is Transforming, and Unsettling, Resort Areas Like Lake Tahoe

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For years, Ben Jarso couldn’t mix work and play. He worked at Facebook in Silicon Valley and on weekends drove almost four hours to Lake Tahoe to hit the ski slopes. When pandemic-related restrictions freed him to work remotely, he decided to merge his passions.

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Which Colorado Ski Areas Are Still Open?

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With Copper Mountain and Snowmass shutting down ski operations for the season on Sunday, four Colorado ski areas remain open, and two of them will be closed in two weeks.

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Is Vail Resorts Killing Whistler’s Spirit?

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When Vail bought Canada’s famed Whistler Blackcomb ski mountain, locals were nervous. Now, after a record season of visitors, they’re enraged.

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Who’s Winning The Battle Of The Cascade Ski Resorts?

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Three years after being acquired by big ski conglomerates, Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain faced their biggest test yet: COVID-19.

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Maine's Proposed Moosehead-Region Ski Resort Gets Approval For $135 Million In Bonds

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The Finance Authority of Maine has approved up to $135 million in bonds to construct a ski resort and conference center overlooking Moosehead Lake.

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Snowbound Festival Aims To Make Big Splash in Denver, Boston This Fall

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SIA’s Snowbound Festival, a reimagined version of the former BEWI Expos, is set to launch this fall. Show details and exhibitor pricing for the multi-day Boston and Denver events dropped back in March, and buzz has been positive, said festival director Brian Stephenson. “The market is hungry for a new type of consumer experience, and we are feeling very confident in what we are creating and where we are headed based on the response we have received,” he added. 

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Last Turns: Most California Ski Resorts Wrap Up Season This Weekend, Squaw Alpine Aims For End Of May

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Following a season of masks, spaced-out lift lines, and other restrictions, several of the area’s ski resorts are heading into the final weekend of the year.

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Wyoming Ski Area To Retire Well-Known Steep And High Lift

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Kristine Harris walked from her home to Snow King recently for a last dash up the Summit Lift. She and her husband, Adam, wanted to pay tribute to the lift one last time.

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Equipment, Pandemic Fuel Explosion In Popularity Of Backcountry Skiing

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The summer of 2020 was the warmest ever recorded in Burlington, but backcountry ski equipment was flying off the virtual shelves by August — months before ski shopping season usually begins. 

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This Quiet Ski Resort Might Be Utah's Best-kept Secret

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If you've skied this season, you're probably well aware of the virus' effect on the sport — social distancing made lift lines longer, reservation systems were a headache, and even with plenty of well-meaning policies in place, ski areas were busy. Really busy.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Is Not Going Downhill

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This winter, Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t win as often as she usually does, but the ski racer says she is exactly where she needs to be given the pandemic and the death of her father.

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Skiing Just Got Cheaper - At The World’s Best Ski Resorts

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Finally, some good post-vaccination news for skiers and snowboarders after two rough pandemic winters that greatly disrupted ski vacations, travel and the snow sports industry. Unlike just about everything else we enjoy in travel and recreation, the cost to go skiing has actually dropped in recent years, mainly do the prevalence of multi-resort unlimited ski passes. But as of today it is going down even more, at dozens of the most popular and desirable ski destinations in the world.

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Jessie Diggins Smashes Records In The Ski World

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Jessie Diggins is the fastest woman in the world. At least on cross-country skis.

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A Step Back In Time: Upscale Omni Mount Washington Hotel And Bretton Woods Ski Resort

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“Wow!” That’s the three-letter word that my family repeatedly said over and over again during our two-night stay at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods. Built in 1902, this hotel boasts not only history, but also luxury. And with a massive two-year expansion just completed, you truly will never want to leave.

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Amidst Unprecedented Uncertainty, Visitors Still Flocked to Colorado’s Independent Ski Areas

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In March 2020, Monarch Mountain near Salida was on the cusp of something big. It had just announced its ski season would extend deep into April and record visitation numbers were well within reach. Then, on March 14, Governor Jared Polis ordered all ski areas to close in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, effectively ending the season on the eve of spring break.

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Indoor Virginia Ski Resort One Step Closer To Reality

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved the next phase for the former Lorton landfill off of I-95 to become a 1,700-foot ski slope in northern Virginia.

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Skiers Hit Maine Slopes In 2020-2021 Season As Pandemic Pushed People To Get Outside

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"People really wanted to ski," Sugarloaf spokesman Ethan Austin said. "They didn't want this to be one of the things the pandemic took away from them."

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