Summer At West Ski Resorts With Covid-19 In Mind

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Many of the usual summer activities -- mountain biking, ziplines, hiking, scenic lift rides -- will be in place in the West during the warm months. But the Covid-19 pandemic has forced resorts to tone down or fully eliminate offerings for the time being.

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Vail Resorts Offers Preview of a Socially Distanced Ski Season

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Vail Resorts has offered a preview of what is anticipated to be the first-ever ski season in the era of social distancing, providing an early look at how the experience could change for skiers and snowboarders as the industry takes steps to guard against the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Credits Toward Next Season, Opt-out Options For Season Pass Holders

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The first deadline for savings on season pass prices for the 2020-2021 season is coming, and skiers and snowboarders will have to decide whether the low cost or the uncertainty of COVID-19 virus carries more weight.

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Winter Park Resort To Open For Summer Season June 27

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Following state and county guidelines, Winter Park Resort plans to open its summer access including the Trestle Bike Park on June 27.

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Italian Ski Areas Re-opening This Weekend

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Italy’s Dovesciare.it ski website reports that the country’s Stelvio glacier summer ski area is set to re-open to all skiers and boarders from this weekend, earlier than expected.

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Killington Resort Creating COVID Fund for Local Businesses

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Killington Resort is launching a program to feed the local community as well as offer grants to local businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How COVID-19 Will Change the Future of Backcountry Skiing

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Resort restrictions may unleash a flood of new users into the backcountry next winter.

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Jay Peak Sale Process ‘Ground to a Halt’ Due to Covid-19

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The coronavirus pandemic is delaying the sale of the Jay Peak ski resort, with the man in charge of overseeing that process not sure when it will move forward again. 

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Lake Louise World Cup Plans 'Moving Forward' Until Further Notice

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Planning for this year's Lake Louise Audi FIS Ski World Cup is moving forward amid a recent meeting that tabled multiple scenarios for the 2020-21 season including scrapping the local event.

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Australian Ski Areas to Open Soon

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Local tourists will soon be able to enjoy the New South Wales ski fields, with the state's alpine region to open from June 22 after a coronavirus-affected start to the snow season.

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An Emotional Day at Arapahoe Basin as Ski Area Reopens

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Sarah May got a little teary-eyed on her first trip up the Black Mountain Express chairlift Wednesday as skiers and riders attended reopening day at Arapahoe Basin following a 10-week shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area to Open Wednesday

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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s request for a partial reopening has been approved and will be effective on Wednesday. This was the only variance request from Summit County that was approved by the state. The requests to reopen short-term rentals and dine-in services at local restaurants were denied. 

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A-Basin Makes Plans to Reopen, Breckenridge Will Remain Closed for the Season

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Vail Resorts has announced Breckenridge Ski Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and Whistler Blackcomb will not reopen for spring skiing. 

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Snow King, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Attractions Reopen Saturday

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Summertime plans are beginning to take shape at Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with attractions beginning to roll out for the season.

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Chairlift To A Diploma? New Hampshire High School To Hold Graduation Atop Cranmore Resort

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Despite restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kennett High School’s Class of 2020 will still get their diplomas in-person — they’ll just have to climb a mountain to do it.

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Resorts Reopen Amid Easing Restrictions

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Across the country, government officials are easing restrictions enacted to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, allowing many mountain resorts to resume operations. Some resorts are reopening with snow, while others are looking toward.summer. Almost everyone is restarting with modified schedules and special social distancing guidelines in place.

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As A Ski Town Emerges From Lockdown, What Comes Next?

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It’s quiet here. Granted, on most days, it’s quieter here than in cities, but this is different. Like closing your eyes in a dark room and finding that what you would have called darkness a moment earlier was a cheap imitation. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, I’ve found myself absorbed in frequent waves of an emotion that is not quite guilt, but something very much like it.

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COVID Powder: Isolation In Montana Mountain Town Offers Solitary Snowboarding

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Social isolation that began in March has been a blessing for Jessica Jane Hart and Reed Youngbar.

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Arapahoe Basin Is Not Giving Up On Reopening

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Gov. Jared Polis offered some hope to skiers with Monday’s announcement that camping can resume in the state, saying he would have a decision regarding skiing on May 25.

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Big White Prepares for Big Summer, Still Set to Open Amid Pandemic

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Big White is ready to open for its summer season, full of physically distant biking and hiking.

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