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

A Wave Of Openings: Preview In Northwest, Mt. Rose Debuts, Three More In Colorado

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With high-country temperatures prime for snowmaking help from Mother Nature, the West's ski and snowboard season is upon, as a quartet of ski and snowboard resorts are making noise about opening soon.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Colorado Snow Taking The Spotlight

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With at least three resorts open for skiing and riding this weekend, Colorado is poised for a foot of snow from multiple weather systems.

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Colorado's Early Openers Debut Eateries, Terrain

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A pair of Colorado mountains are open for the season – and another two will likely open by the end of the month – as the 2019-2020 ski and snowboard season begins in earnest.

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Early Snow Storms Blanket Slopes in Colorado, Montana, Idaho

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Mother Nature has begun to smile upon on the West, particularly the northern and central Rockies where significant amounts fell on resorts from Alberta to southern Colorado.

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Summer Fun On The Mountains Of Colorado

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Though the weather has been slow to cooperate, summer is indeed coming to the Colorado Rockies – and with it, tons of recreational diversions for all to enjoy.

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Study Shows Colorado's I-70 Congestion Leading To Fewer Ski Trips

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Some skiers and snowboarders are choosing to make fewer trips to the mountains due to congestion on Interstate 70, according to a new study from the I-70 Coalition.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: The West Celebrates End Of Season

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Pond skimming. Easter egg hunts. Crazy costume contests. Bands, BBQ and beer. And layers of sunscreen and lip balm.

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Deep Into The Spring: Still Skiing And Riding To Be Had

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The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season isn't going out quietly, as healthy snowfall through April has prompted resorts across the SnoCountry map to extend operations into May – or beyond.

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Celebrate Easter, Take Final Spring Turns In The Mountains

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The arrival of Easter typically signals the departure of the ski and snowboard season, but this season's bonanza of snowfall has kept many resorts open over the April 21 Easter weekend.

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Western Multi-Mountain Passes For 2019-2020 Already On Sale

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With a boffo snow year all across the nation, the multi-resort season passes earned their keep in 2018-2019 as skiers and riders hop-scotched around. Now, those same passes are up for sale for next season.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Cool, Dry St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

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Beautiful weather is in store for the St. Patrick’s Day weekend as a huge area of high pressure keeps much of the nation dry.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: West Powder, Powder Everywhere

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Since the beginning of January, storms have been rolling off the Pacific and feeding the mountains of the West. Selected areas have been getting pounded, like the five feet that fell on Utah's Wasatch Range in five days.

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Breckenridge Makes Season Extension Permanent

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As long as the snow stays on the hill, Breckenridge has announced it will stay open through Memorial Day this season – and all seasons going forward.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Great Conditions Lead Up To Thanksgiving Week

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As many ski areas make the final preps before a huge holiday week, weather conditions are shaping up great for both the East and the West.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Strong Coastal Storm Aims For The East

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Here we go! The season’s first, strong coastal storm will take aim at the East during the weekend bringing some wild weather. Meanwhile, we enjoy some mild skiing/riding in the West.

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Arapahoe Basin, Killington Open Friday; Loveland Opens Saturday

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While Wolf Creek took the First To Open title for the 2018-19 season last weekend, Arapahoe Basin and Loveland are following close behind and will be the first resorts to open for seven-day-a-week runs starting this Friday and Saturday. Killington will once again take the honors of first to open in the East this Friday.

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New Chairs Highlight Colorado’s Early Openers; More Snowmaking At Mount Rose

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The ropes were dropped on and the lifts were spinning Oct. 12 at Wolf Creek Ski Area, signaling the beginning of another ski and snowboard season across the West.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Where The Skiing And Riding Lasts Longest

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We have arrived at the beginning of May, but there are still plenty of areas you can take in some turns! We take a look at who will hang onto the snow the longest.

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Which Ski Area Was The First? Depends Upon Your Definition …

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National Ski Areas Association recently published a list of when ski areas opened. Nonetheless, the debate over which hill gets to claim the title continues.

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Opening Days Loom For Western Mountains

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It’s the time of year when the first snow hits the high ridges, the ski shows debut – and resorts begin to announce the day that the new ski and snowboard season will arrive.

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