Resorts To Loosen Covid Restrictions

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Last season, Covid gave a jolt to the time-honored habits of skiers and riders, but the 2021-2022 season promises to be a bit less restrictive -- with exceptions.

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Vail's Eastern Resorts To See New Lifts Next Season

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Vail Resorts' portfolio includes five New England and Middle Atlantic resorts that will see new lifts going up in the next summer's construction season.

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Vail-Owned Resorts In West To Get Major Lift Upgrades

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Having paused lift construction in the 2020-2021 season, Vail Resorts unleashed its financial wherewithal to make it easier to move around a half-dozen of the 19 of its ski and snowboard mountains in the Rockies and the Sierra.

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When Are Colorado Ski Resorts Opening This Winter?

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The 2021-20 Colorado ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. See a full list below of when you can hit the slopes.

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Is Vail Resorts Killing Whistler’s Spirit?

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When Vail bought Canada’s famed Whistler Blackcomb ski mountain, locals were nervous. Now, after a record season of visitors, they’re enraged.

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Who’s Winning The Battle Of The Cascade Ski Resorts?

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Three years after being acquired by big ski conglomerates, Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain faced their biggest test yet: COVID-19.

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Vail's Midwest Ski Areas Lower Season Pass Rates

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Vail Resorts has announced a 20% decrease in their Epic season passes for the 2021-22 ski season, and that also includes their Epic local passes at all their Midwest ski areas. A little bit of good news for those skiers that like to mainly ski local.

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Epic Pass Price Slashed By 20%, Reservation System Shelved

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Following a tough 2020-2021 season that forced all U.S. resorts to adjust on the fly, skiers and riders who purchase an Epic Pass for next season will get a 20% price break.

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About 7% Of Ski Resort Customers Are Black; 'Exclusive Sport' Now Working Toward Inclusion

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Skiing, despite the cold, the travel and the high cost, offers an attraction few sports can rival. In a word: "Freedom," said Henri Rivers, of West Babylon.

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Ski Resorts Invest In Upgrades Even While Facing A Season Of Losses In 2020-21

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After the majority of the 470 ski areas in the United States closed in mid-March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Ski Areas Association reported skier visitor numbers dropped 14% compared to the 2018-19 season. It was a blow to the resorts, the towns they call home and a multitude of businesses that serve the industry with everything from gear and accessories to hotels, shuttle companies and more.

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Vail Of The East: Everything You Need To Know About Skiing At Stowe Mountain

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It used to be you’d have to go out west for a top-notch upscale ski vacation, but fortunately, that is no longer true. With a major transformation over the past 10 years, Stowe Mountain and the Spruce Peak Village will truly give you everything you are looking for in a ski vacation.

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What It's Really Like To Ski During A Pandemic

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Cold feet: This was my biggest concern.

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Sales Are Up For The Ski Industry Despite COVID Lockdowns

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Millions of Americans would love to bust out of pandemic isolation and go skiing.

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What Breckenridge Is Doing Differently Than Other Popular Ski Towns Amid the Pandemic

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In the spring, during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Colorado’s Summit County — home to the sought-after mountain destination of Breckenridge — enacted one of the strictest stay-at-home lockdowns in the country.

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As Pandemic Hammers Its Finances, Vail Resorts Pulls Out Of State Cloud Seeding Program

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Vail Resorts Inc., one of the largest financial contributors to Colorado’s cloud seeding program, has dropped out this year, leaving a major hole in the program’s budget.

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Vermont Ski Areas To Open Amid COVID-19 Challenges

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The good news is that Vermont’s ski resorts plan to be open this winter. Offering the fun of skiing and snowboarding is still the focus, but the mountain experience will look different due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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What To Expect From This Winter’s Ski Season

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With snowflakes already falling at high elevations and lifts scheduled to open just weeks from now, many of us are dreaming of mountain escapes, imagining that first run of the season.

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Vermont Resorts To Skiers: Be Flexible, Be Patient, And Maybe Bring A Sandwich

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Vermont's ski resorts employ about 13,000 people, a quarter of them year-round, and the $1.6 billion industry typically brings in $925 million in direct spending, plus the $675 million resorts spend on vendors according to Ski Vermont. The current pandemic, however, has been anything but typical, and across Vermont, ski resorts are taking different approaches for how to open for the upcoming season.

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How 4 Indy VT Resorts Will Operate This Winter

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It took less than a week after Vail Resorts announced its operating plans for Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow and all its North American resorts  (including a new skiing-by-reservation system) for more of Vermont’s independents to come out with statements about their operations.

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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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