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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Alterra To Acquire Vermont's Sugarbush Resort

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Alterra Mountain Company has entered into an agreement to purchase Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, bringing the company’s portfolio up to 15 resorts throughout North America.

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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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Alterra Announces $181 Million For 2019-20

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Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.

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Alterra Puts 2019-2020 Ikon Pass On Sale

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The first mega-pass for skiing and snowboarding across North America and abroad goes on sale March 5, courtesy of Colorado-based Alterra Mountain Co.

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New Snow Bowl Lift Headlines Stratton Improvements

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Now part of the Alterra Mountain Company and the Ikon Pass, the quaint slopeside village and trails of southern Vermont’s Stratton will soon offer a new lift and restructured trails that benefit every level of skier and rider at the mountain.

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Ikon Passholders Add Crystal Mountain To Winter Destinations

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Alterra Mountain Co. has announced it has an agreement to purchase Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington – the first Pacific Northwest holding for the Denver-based resort conglomerate and its Ikon Pass.

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Ikon Pass Partners With Australia’s Thredbo

Ikon Pass valid for 2018 winter season at Thredbo. (Thredbo)

Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia is the newest partner of the Ikon Pass, now offering access to more than 64,000 acres at 27 mountain destinations around the world. 

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Alterra Mountain Company To Buy Utah’s Solitude

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After buying 11 ski and snowboard resorts in 2017 -- its first year of business -- Alterra Mountain Co. brought its portfolio to an even dozen by announcing the purchase of Solitude Mountain Resort.

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Mountain Munchies: Steamboat To Put Taco ‘Cat On The Hill

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On-mountain eating welcomes Taco Beast mobile taco truck. (Steamboat/Facebook)

Ever got a sudden hunger pang while skiing or riding, but the snow was too good to waste time in the cafeteria line? Or you are far from the nearest on-mountain eatery?

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Tremblant Boasting $17M In Upgrades For 2018-19

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A detachable quad for quick access to Tremblant North Side skiing and riding. (Mont Tremblant)

Replacement of the Lowell Thomas chairlift, renovating and expanding summit chalet Le Grand Manitou, creating new glades and renovating La Fourchette du Diable on the North Side base are all part of Alterra Mountain Company’s latest plans for Mont Tremblant.

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Season Pass Face-Off Begins: Epic Vs. Ikon

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Epic Pass expands your horizons. (Epic Pass/Facebook)

The initial price of $899 is the same, but there’s plenty to choose from as the major multi-resort players put their best face forward in the season pass wars.

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New Gondola At Winter Park To Reduce Crowding

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More carving at Winter Park with new gondola. (Winter Park/Facebook)

Winter Park Resort has announced that it will replace the mountain’s workhorse Zephyr Express chairlift with a gondola – a move aimed to upgrade the mountain’s infrastructure and to shorten weekend and holiday lines.

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Stratton To See New Snow Bowl Lift, Mountain Bike Park

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Improvements coming to Stratton. (Stratton)

$10 million in enhancements for the 2018-19 season at Stratton include a new high-speed Snow Bowl lift and phase one of a mountain bike center.

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Ikon Goes On Sale Starting At $599; SkiBig3, Revelstoke, Sugarbush Join In

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Add Revelstoke and Banff Sunshine Village to your bucket list next winter. (Sunshine/Alterra Mountain Co.)

The newest player in the multi-resort pass game has announced pricing for 2018-2019 and has added SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada, Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, Canada and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, as its newest partners, for a total of over 63,000 skiable acres of unique terrain at 26 mountain destinations in North America.

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Telluride Joins Epic As Pass Wars Escalate

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Steeps can be had with Epic Pass. (Telluride/Facebook)

Telluride has become the latest ski and snowboard resort to enter the season pass fray with the recent announcement that the southwest Colorado mountain will be part of the Epic Pass program.

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Colorado-Based Consortium Now Named Alterra Mountain Company

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Deer Valley is Alterra Mountain Company's Utah destination. (Alterra Mountain Company)

The joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company that brought together Intrawest Resorts holdings, Mammoth Mountain, Deer Valley and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, now has a name: Alterra Mountain Company.

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