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

Head To Montana For Early 2019 Lift And Lodging Packages

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Early winter has been good to Montana skiers and riders, and four of the Treasure State’s top resorts are offering some attractive January lift and lodging packages. It’s an easy drive for many Heartlanders on the western side of the Midwest. Take advantage and enjoy some great snow conditions.

 

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Capital Region Nordic Alliance Partners With Windham

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New York’s Windham Mountain Resort and the Adaptive Sports Foundation have joined forces with the Capital Region Nordic Alliance, Inc. (CRNA) to offer Nordic and ParaNordic activities at Windham Country Club this winter, including cross country skiing, snowshoeing, orienteering, and biathlon (light-based and paintball). 

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70+ Ski Club Promotes Affordable Fun, Staying Young

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“Wow, that’s inspiring but I don’t think my knees will last that long!” exclaimed a thirty-something dude on the chairlift.

I had shared that I had just photographed members of the 70+ Ski Club racing, including some in their eighties and nineties.

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Get Up Early: Laying Down The First Tracks On The Mountain

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At many U.S. resorts, you can have the mountain to yourself before the first chair.

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Park City’s Upper Bowls Closed In Lease Dispute

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Some of the prime powder steeps on Park City Mountain will be closed until further notice because a private landowner and Vail Resorts have not reached a new lease agreement.

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How Skiers And Riders Dress For Winter Weather

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Everyone loves a day on the slopes when the sun is shining and temperatures are moderate. But finding just the right clothes, regardless of the weather, is key to making the most of any skiing and riding adventure.

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With Alterra Funds, Steamboat Commits To New Gondola

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The Steamboat Gondola has been the main transport onto the northern Colorado mountain since 1986, prompting new owner Alterra Mountain Co. to install a new gondola to get skiers and riders up and on the slopes more quickly.

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Holiday Celebrations Around Midwest

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Winter is off to a great start across the Heartland, and several Midwest resorts have plans to celebrate the season. Santa may also take advantage of the good conditions.

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Wins Cross Country Ski Resort Poll

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Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is number one in the public’s eye, according to The USA Today 2018-19 10Best Poll for cross country ski resorts.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Feet Of Snow For The Northwest

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Multiple storm systems and a steady plume of moisture will stream into the Pacific Northwest, bringing big totals into the weekend.

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Snowdon Six Debuts As Killington Improves Flow, Lifts

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Bubbly champagne and blowing bubbles for the kids were all part of the fun as Killington cut the ribbon on the new Snowdon Six Express bubble chair Dec. 8. The new ride is part of a $25 million investment improving flow and experience across the largest resort in the East.

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Keepin’ The Groove Goin’: Apres Ski Music Scenes In The West

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Everyone knows what a rush it is to have a full day of skiing and riding, but often you still have the rhythm in your bones even after the lifts close. Enter the apres-ski music scene at mountain resorts.

SnoCountry scanned the West and came up with a sampling of apres-ski spots where the rockin’ goes on long past the final run of the day.

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More Snowmaking, Access To Lifts Highlight New Season At Mt. Hood Resorts

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The options for skiing and riding in Oregon range from the one-lift town hill to the only year-round mountain in the United States – with all kinds of variety in between.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Midwest Ski/Ride Season Off To Great Start

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The 2018-19 winter is off to a great start all across the Midwest. Most ski areas across the upper tier of the Heartland and around the Great Lakes opened in November, and the rest across the Lower Midwest, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri, opened this past weekend or scheduled to open next weekend.

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Ski Or Snowboard Lesson

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Loon Mountain’s Rob Bevier, whose experience includes over 20 years as a PSIA examiner, says going in to your lesson with clear and realistic goals is key to making the most of your investment in a lesson with a pro. 

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New Snow Bowl Lift Headlines Stratton Improvements

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Now part of the Alterra Mountain Company and the Ikon Pass, the quaint slopeside village and trails of southern Vermont’s Stratton will soon offer a new lift and restructured trails that benefit every level of skier and rider at the mountain.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Low Track Coast-To-Coast Storm

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After an incredible November, more wintry conditions take us into December. We’ll kick it off with a cross-country storm system tracking low across the U.S.

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There’s New Stuff At Colorado’s Off-Beaten-Track Mountains

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Sprinkled in among the big-name resorts of Colorado are a collection of distinct ski and snowboard mountains that have the terrain, variety and unique experiences like the big boys – but without the high price tag.

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Michigan, Wisconsin Associations Offer Ways To Reduce Lift Ticket Costs

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The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is offering a White Gold Card that allows you to ski or snowboard a full day at 33 Michigan ski areas, and Skiing Wisconsin offers a coupon book allowing you a day at 17 participating Badger State ski areas. It keeps your lift ticket cost for the day to around $8.

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For Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Speed Is The Essence Of Success

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If caught in an avalanche, it’s likely that “man’s (and woman’s) best friend” will be the hero of the search-and-rescue operation that saves lives. Although the cuteness factor of Instagram puppies gets likes, these dogs have serious jobs.

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