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

Overcrowding At Washington's Crystal Mountain Prompts Limited Ticket Sales

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Turning skiers and riders away from a resort on a powder day is not what resorts want to do but, in the case of Crystal Mountain, there was not a choice.

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Heli-Skiing In U.S.: Heading Deep Into Pow' Territory

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Taking a helicopter to find untouched powder isn't only for skiers and riders in Alaska or Canada: Plenty of runs can be had in the Lower 48, too.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: A New Year Begins With New Powder

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Happy New Year! You’ll have plenty to celebrate in certain parts of the U.S. and Canada regarding this week’s weather forecast.

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Powder Stashes Abound In Northwest, But Heavier Than Most

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In most seasons, the Pacific Northwest can claim the most snow in the country -- and the heaviest powder. So, skiers and riders who head up to the Cascades know they have to work a bit harder to carve up the freshies.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Recent Pattern Sets Up Nice December

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Thanks to a stormy and snowy Thanksgiving week, we are in prime position for a great start to December!

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Pacific Northwest Resorts Bring Upgrades To New Season

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Pacific storms have begun to swing northward on the West Coast, prompting ski and snowboard resorts in the Northwest to spring life for the season.

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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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Soakin' In The Mountains: Hot Springs Across The West

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After hiking in the mountains, the chance to soak sore muscles in a warm or hot springs pool beckons us all -- especially as the weather cools.

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New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

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With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

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Silver Mountain, 49 Degrees North Join Forces In Inland Northwest

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Skiers and snowboarders in the Spokane area and North Idaho will be able to double up on season passes as an affiliate of Silver Mountain is buying 49 Degrees North.

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Pacific Storms On A Tear; Be Careful What You Ask For

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The latest round of storms off the Pacific Ocean have rivaled any in recent years, so much so that a number of resorts closed temporarily and others had to cut back on skiable terrain.

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Doubles Anyone? Romantic Double Chair Lifts

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Valentine’s Day is approaching, and luckily for us skiers and riders, it’s a holiday you can spend on the slopes. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your favorite person than a traditional double chair, the original love seat built for two. It’s probably too cold to keep your phone out, so enjoy some conversation, sitting close and dreaming of all the runs you’ll take together.

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Boyne Mountain Turns 70 This Winter

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Boyne Mountain, credited with many industry firsts for lift innovations and snowmaking, first opened in January 1949. They had the first chairlift in the Midwest, and can also lay claim to pioneering the four season resort concept now popular throughout the country when they started adding golf to the activity list.

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Ski Shuttles: Hitchin' A Ride Up Onto The Slopes

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Taking a flight to a major airport in the West is just the first step to getting onto the ski and snowboard mountain.

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Free Skiing, Riding At Angel Fire, Hood Meadows And Others For Furloughed Workers

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If you've been furloughed by the federal government and looking for a place to ski or ride on a suddenly tightened budget, try Angel Fire or Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Five Bucket List Ski Runs In The West

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For any skier or rider, their bucket list includes not only visits to renowned resorts but also taking a run down a trail they've heard about for a long time. Here's SnoCountry's shot at those trails.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Powder In New Areas Kicks Off 2019

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Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast. 

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Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2018

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As we bid a fond farewell to 2018, the editors at SnoCountry take a look at the news that shaped skiing and riding at mountain resorts across North America over the year.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Where Snow And Cold Will Finish 2018

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With 2018 quickly coming to a close, several areas across the U.S. and Canada will get final bursts of snow and cold for the year. Here’s the breakdown…

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Pacific Northwest Getting The Goods

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Early on, above-freezing temps kept snowfall down in the Pacific Northwest. But lately, the temps have dropped and the depths have risen. Pacific storms have stayed north, pummeling the Cascades and intermountain region with snowfall measured in feet.

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