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

Vermont’s Ski Season, on the Brink

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Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

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Vermont's Killington Resort Opens for the 2020-21 Season Friday

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Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2020-21 winter season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, becoming the first New England resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.

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Resorts Push Back Season Opening Dates

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A lack of early snowfall has forced multiple resorts to push back their opening dates for the 2020-21 ski season in the Rockies and throughout New England.

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Vermont Rolls Out Tight COVID Guidance for State’s Ski Resorts

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The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Department of Public Safety, and the Vermont Ski Areas Association released operating guidance for the state’s ski areas. 

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The Grooviest Groomer

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Good morning groovy people. Good morning, Sugar Poppppp,” Brian Hughes says into his camera phone, making a popping sound as he says, “Pop.”

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Vermont's Jay Peak Joins Indy Pass for 2020-21 Season

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Skier and riders in the Northeast have another reason to grab a 2020-21 Indy Pass as Vermont's Jay Peak has announced that it will join more than 50 resorts in North America, including 10 in New England, for the upcoming season.

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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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Vermont Ski Areas Vow To Provide An Outdoor Experience This Winter

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As summer draws to a close, Vermont ski areas are broadcasting high expectations for opening this winter. 

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Killington Cup, Birds of Prey Fall to COVID as World Cup Races to Remain in Europe This Season

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard, along with the Canadian Ski Association, Killington and Beaver Creek Resorts, and the International Ski Federation have announced that the North American FIS Audi World Cup Alpine Ski Races will not be held this season.

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Skiing Isn’t Getting Cancelled This Year, But It Will Feel A Lot Different

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It’s anybody’s guess what next week might bring in terms of COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, never mind what we should expect during the wintertime.

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20% Spike in Home Sales Just the Start of Ski Town’s Pandemic Boom

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When news of Covid-19 first reached this Mount Snow resort town, every sighting of an out-of-state license plate led to unsubstantiated talk of a wave of newcomers fleeing the virus.

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Vermont Resorts: Wear a Mask If You Want a Ski Season

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If Vermonters want to see a ski season this winter, they’ll need to stay the course when it comes to COVID-19 precautions, say voices in the industry.

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Mountain Bikers Hit the Slopes at Vermont Resorts

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The shutdown left many of us craving outdoor activities and something to do. At Killington, the summer fun season is in full swing.

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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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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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Former Members Acquire Bankrupt Vermont Ski Resort

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Former members of a bankrupt private ski resort in Vermont have officially bought the resort’s assets in Wilmington and West Dover and anticipate opening for the 2020-2021 winter season.

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Vail Resorts Sued for Millions Over Early End to 2019-2020 Ski Season

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vail Resorts following the early end of the 2019-2020 ski season. The Plaintiff, Brian Hunt, claims that Vail is in the wrong for keeping passholder fees after closing all of their resorts amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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