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SnoCountry SnoCast: Beautiful Spring Conditions Take Us To Late April

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Here comes the warmer weather. We’re highlighting the best days to enjoy comfortable, spring skiing/riding plus where last-minute snow is going to fall!

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Begins Like A Cold Lion

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The first week of March will feel more like *January* for many! With the colder air, could we see better snow chances? Scroll down for the details!

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SnoCountry SnoCast: A Couple Of Powerful Storms To Watch

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Here comes a nice taste of cold weather for many of us!  Some resorts sit in just the right spot for heavy snow accumulations. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Season Wanes While Snow Showers Continue

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Snowy and still cold through April 20-21? Absolutely! This colder-than-average weather pattern for much of the East will stay through the weekend (21-22) with a gradual warm-up for the final week of April (24-27). That said, with cold air in place we’ll have a better chance at keeping and getting more snow. 

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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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SnoCountry SnoCast: Northern Pattern Shift

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Whiteface Mountain on Thanksgiving week. (Twitter/Whiteface)

A changing weather pattern across the West will alter storm tracks across Canada, while several cold shots hit the East.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Storm Finishes The SnoCast Season

SnoCountry SnoCast: Winter Storm Finishes The SnoCast Season

(Yes, this is really the end of April at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada with nearly 145cm this month. Similar scenes will overtake the Rockies as yet another snowstorm finishes the month of April. (Lake Louise Ski Resort/Twitter)

Believe it or not, we’ll be turning the calendar into May with a bonafide snow storm for part of the Rockies and upper Midwest.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Who's Open, Where To Find The Snow

SnoCountry SnoCast: Who's Open, Where To Find The Snow

Brighton enjoys the buttery corduroy of their last few days of the season. Brighton expects to close for the season on Sunday, April 23 after an impressive season total of over 600" of snowfall. (Brighton/Facebook)

And we press on. The ski season is definitely winding down, but that won’t stop you die-hards from seeking out the last turns. If you plan to shred what’s left at the slopes, here’s what to expect weather-wise in this week’s SnoCast.

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Sugarbush, Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

Sugarbush, Snowbasin Join The Mountain Collective

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Sugarbush, Vermont and Snowbasin, Utah have joined The Mountain Collective for the 2017-18 season, bringing the pass alliance count to 16 resorts worldwide, with more than 51,306 acres of terrain, 2,517 trails and 458 lifts.


A limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for $399.

Also new for the 2017-18 season, Alta and Snowbird in the Salt Lake City area, and Banff Sunshine and Lake Louise in the Banff National Park area will be considered as separate and distinct destinations, providing passholders with two days at each and unlimited 50 percent off days with no blackouts.

The dividing of the destinations along with the addition of Snowbasin and Sugarbush brings the total ski days available from full partners to 32 days at 16  destinations.

In addition, spring pass purchasers receive one bonus day at the destination of their choice and two additional days at Global Affiliate Resorts - Valle Nevado, Chile, Hakuba Valley, Japan and Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.

For a limited time, pricing for the kids pass (12 and under) is just $1 for the 2017-2018 season when purchased this spring with an Adult Pass, offering an incredible deal for families.

Sugarbush and Snowbasin join Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sun Valley, Taos, Telluride and Thredbo.

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“We are delighted to join the Mountain Collective, and feel that it is a great fit for Sugarbush,” says Win Smith, President and majority owner of Sugarbush. “The Collective brings together the best independently-owned ski resorts across the country—and some abroad—and offers a terrific pass product, as well as benefits for each mountain’s passholders and staff. We are honored to be in the company of these well-respected mountains and are excited to offer these additional benefits to our Sugarbush community. I have personally skied at many of the Mountain Collective resorts and consider them among my favorites.”

“Snowbasin Resort is honored to join the Mountain Collective family,” says John Loomis, Snowbasin resort general manager. “The Mountain Collective offers skiers and riders the opportunity to enjoy the finest mountain resorts in the world. Snowbasin Resort, home to the speed events in the 2002 Winter Games, is proud to add to the opportunities for passholders.”

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Winter Finally Arrives In The Midwest, Northeast; Snow Continues In The West

ForecastIt’s about time! That’s what skiers and riders throughout the Midwest and Northeast have to say about winter, now that is has finally arrived.

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Vonn Hits Hat Trick At 'Lake Lindsey' With Super G Win; Ligety, U.S. Men Fizzle At Beaver Creek

Vonn wins super G at Lake LouiseLindsey Vonn triumphed at Lake Louise by bagging a hat-trick. After winning both legs of a downhill doubleheader, she totally dominated the first super-G race of the World Cup season Sunday. The seemingly unstoppable American didn't let anyone come close. 

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Good Day For Americans In World Cups North And South; Vonn Wins Again

Andrew WeibrechtLight snow fell on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course for the Audi FIS World Cup super G and that was just fine for Austrian Marcel Hirscher and a whole bunch of Americans. Way north at Lake Louise, what else is new? Lindsey Vonn on her 17th World Cup with her second straight downhill blast at the Alberta resort.

 

 

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Norwegians Dominate On Birds of Prey Downhill; Lindsey Vonn Still Owns Lake Louise

Beaver Creek World CupIt was the men’s turn for a U.S. set of Audi FIS World Cup races at Beaver Creek on the demanding Birds of Prey course. The big crowd watched Norwegians Aksel Lund Svindal hold off teammate Kjetil Jansrun for his third straight downhill win.

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Friday-Sunday: 'Birds of Prey' To Challenge World Cup Men At Beaver Creek While Women Head To Canada Friday

Bode Miller and son at Beaver CreekMomentum from the successful 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships will keep rolling into this year’s bigger, better, Audi Birds of Prey World Cup ski races at Beaver Creek, Colo.

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World Cup: Aspen Winternationals To Feature Mikaela Shiffrin Nov. 27-29; Men Blast Off At Lake Louise

Aspen Internationals fireworksThe fastest female ski racers in the world take to Aspen Mountain Friday through Sunday, Nov. 27-29 for the Audi FIS World Cups at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational. Star of the show? Certainly could be -- perhaps should be -- Colorado’s Mikaela Shiffrin in either the Giant Slalom or the two slaloms. Or all three. No pressure there.

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Banff Ski Areas To Debut Additions, Upgrades

Tee Pee Town Heated Quad (Sunshine Village)Canada’s Banff National Park is home to Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village. Their collective 2015-16 seasons feature a number of changes. Here are some:

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It's Lake Lindsey Again: Vonn Leads American Sweep In Canada

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Update Sunday, Dec. 7: Lindsey Vonn finished second in a World Cup super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, Sunday, completing her first weekend of races this year with two podium results. Vonn was .37 of a second slower than Swiss winner Lara Gut, one day after Vonn won her first race in nearly two years in a downhill. Slovenia’s Tina Maze finished third, increasing her World Cup overall lead. American Julia Mancuso was sixth. Vonn will race next Dec. at Val d’Isere, France.

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U.S. Men, Women Off To Strong World Cup Weekend Starts; Vonn Back On The Course

Birds of Prey Beaver Creek world CupU.S. Ski Team men and women speed racers got their respective North American World Cup weekends off to strong starts Friday (Dec. 5). 

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Glide Your Way To Romance – XC Valentine’s Day Getaways

Romantic XC GetawaysHere are the Top 10 favorite romantic cross country ski resorts across North America as chosen by XCSkiResorts.com. 

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It’s The Ted And Bode Show At Beaver Creek; Americans 1-2 In World Cup GS

World Cup racer at Beaver CreekIt was a day at Beaver Creek, Colo. that may well have set the stage for Olympic drama in February. American champion Ted Ligety won his fourth straight Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom pushed by the USA’s Bode Miller coming back from a year off recovering from injury.

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