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Vermont's Killington Resort Opens for the 2020-21 Season Friday

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Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2020-21 winter season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, becoming the first New England resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.

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Resorts Push Back Season Opening Dates

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A lack of early snowfall has forced multiple resorts to push back their opening dates for the 2020-21 ski season in the Rockies and throughout New England.

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NBC Sports to Televise Extensive 2020-21 Ski & Snowboard Coverage This Season

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes return to FIS World Cup competition this month, and the networks of NBC will broadcast more than 75 hours of live and same-day coverage in November and December on NBC, NBC Sports Network, and The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, from Levi and Ruka, Finland, Lillehammer, Norway, and Copper Mountain Colorado. Coverage begins with the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup women’s slalom from Levi on Saturday, Nov. 21.

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NBC's Peacock To Stream Winter Olympic Sports Competitions for 2020-21 Season

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NBC's Peacock Premium will live stream World Cup competitions in Winter Olympic sports this season, starting this month.

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Book a Flight on Alaska Airlines, Ski Free This Winter

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Alaska Airlines is relaunching its “Ski Free” promotion, giving free lift passes to skiers and snowboarders at resorts across the U.S. and Canada when they show their boarding pass. 

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Vermont Rolls Out Tight COVID Guidance for State’s Ski Resorts

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The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Department of Public Safety, and the Vermont Ski Areas Association released operating guidance for the state’s ski areas. 

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Alberta's Mount Norquay Banff Kicks Off 2020-21 Season

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Banff’s Mount Norquay in Alberta, Canada, kicked off the 2020-21 ski season on Oct. 24, the earliest the area has opened in its 95-year history.

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Vermont's Jay Peak Joins Indy Pass for 2020-21 Season

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Skier and riders in the Northeast have another reason to grab a 2020-21 Indy Pass as Vermont's Jay Peak has announced that it will join more than 50 resorts in North America, including 10 in New England, for the upcoming season.

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SnoCountry.com To Provide Skiers Comprehensive Resort COVID Information

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Pre-purchase requirements? Reservations? Social Distancing? The 2020-21 ski season is shaping up to be very unique as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues. As the industry's number one resource for snow conditions information, skiers will also be able to turn to SnoCountry.com for the industry’s most comprehensive COVID-19 mountain resort information for planning their on-snow adventures. 

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COVID-19 Derails Winter Park Ski Train

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The Winter Park ski train that takes skiers and snowboarders from downtown Denver's Union Station to Winter Park Resort won’t run this season because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Developer Lays Out Plans For Utah's Mayflower Mountain Resort

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Construction is underway as ski lifts serving the Mayflower Village are scheduled to open the winter of 2023 and the projected opening of the Conference Hotel is in 2024.

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Sunday River, Sugarloaf Debut ‘Maine Pass’ For Upcoming Ski Season

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Sunday River and Sugarloaf ski resorts are debuting a new pass for this upcoming ski season. Dubbed the “Maine Pass,” the pass offers varying levels of season-long access to the slopes, as well as Maine Four-Day ticket packs, which are available to all.

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Epic Passholders Will Be Required to Make Reservations This Season

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Vail Resorts will require Epic Pass holders to reserve their days at each of the company's resorts for the 2020-21 ski and snowboard season.

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Killington Cup, Birds of Prey Fall to COVID as World Cup Races to Remain in Europe This Season

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, along with the Canadian Ski Association, Killington and Beaver Creek Resorts, and the International Ski Federation have announced that the North American FIS Audi World Cup Alpine Ski Races will not be held this season.

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For the Sake of Winter, We Must Stay Vigilant

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Open Letter from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz to Communities, Guests and Employees

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Australia's Mt Buller To Remain Open as Pandemic Surges Down Under

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Mt Buller is pleased to confirm continued operations ensuring access to the ski area and lessons on an appropriate scale for as long as conditions permit.  

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The Business of Ski Resorts

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Why does a daily lift ticket cost more than $200? Chairlifts, snowmaking, grooming, labor, and affordable housing all add up to drive the cost of a daily lift ticket as explained in this video from Wendover Productions.

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Former Members Acquire Bankrupt Vermont Ski Resort

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Former members of a bankrupt private ski resort in Vermont have officially bought the resort’s assets in Wilmington and West Dover and anticipate opening for the 2020-2021 winter season.

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California's Mt. Baldy Reopens For Skiing

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California's Mt. Baldy has re-opened for skiing and snowboarding. 

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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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