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Amtrak Winter Park Express Sets Records in 2019 Season

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The Amtrak Winter Park Express trains set records for the service, including the most riders ever, in the 2019 season. Amtrak and Winter Park Resort leaders thank guests for choosing Amtrak to avoid traffic and to enjoy new features both aboard the train and at the resort named last year “Best in North America".

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Mt. Abram Ski Resort Plans to Build Maine’s Largest Mountain Bike Park

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Over the next six years, Mt. Abram is building the largest mountain bike park in Maine from scratch, up to 16 trails accessible by chairlift.

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Alaska's Hatcher Pass Could See Snowcat, Heliskiing Next Winter

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A company that wants to shuttle skiers by snowcat and helicopter to distant peaks in the increasingly popular Hatcher Pass area has sparked objections from some outdoor enthusiasts worried about increased avalanche danger, pollution and noise.

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Huge Ski Area Near Whistler Targeting 2025 Opening

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A giant $3.5-billion ski resort project on the West Coast of Canada hopes to be open from 2025, its developers have said.

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U.S. Ski And Snowboard Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of 2018 

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Olympians Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht were among the star-studded group of eight noted skiing and snowboarding pioneers, athletes and sport builders inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame at an April 6, 2019, ceremony in Park City.

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With Enough Snow to Last Until May, Ski Resorts Consider Extending Season

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Last week’s snow and continued cold temperatures in the North Country seems like good news for skiers looking to take a few more turns this spring.

Yet only a few resorts have extended the season, with most areas still planning to shut down at their normal closing dates, some as soon as this weekend, representatives said.

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New Prospective Buyer Takes Another Run At Getting Saddleback Ski Area Back In Business

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A Boston investment firm has made an offer to buy Saddleback Mountain, pledging to invest $25 million to $30 million after the sale to help restart the Rangeley ski resort, which has been closed for four years.

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USFS Backs Mt. Rose Ski Resort Expansion, Bridge Over Highway 431

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The U.S. Forest Service has tentatively approved a plan for Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe to build two chairlifts and a snow bridge across Highway 431 to access 11 new trails proposed farther down the resort located between Incline Village and Reno.

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One Pass to Ski Them All

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Alterra and Vail Resorts are going head to head snapping up resorts. Can they save skiing and make selling lift tickets a viable business?

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Over-Hyped Weather Forecasts Are Bad for Skiing

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Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero ideas how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside.

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Are You a Lapsed Skier or Snowboarder?

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The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) aims to grow skiing and snowboarding in North America. We want to hear more about your experiences as a skier or snowboarder, especially if you haven’t been active on the slopes lately.

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Crested Butte May Be The Gem In Vail Resorts’ Portfolio, But Its Lifts Must Be Fixed Before It Can Shine

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The wind is blowing snow across the mountaintop. Temps are well below zero. Visibility is bad.

“This is an adventure,” said Chris Jarnot, sidestepping in his K2 skis up a narrow ridge, heading toward Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s precipitous, powdery Teocalli Bowl.

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Receiver Rejects Plan To Reopen Foreclosed Ski Resort

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A court-appointed receiver has rejected a plan to reopen a foreclosed ski resort in Vermont.

Alan Tantleff was appointed to oversee the Hermitage Club, which includes the private ski resort, golf courses and homes under construction, in June after the company failed to make mortgage payments.

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For Sale: Soldier Mountain Ski Resort

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Ever dream about waking up seeing sunlight cresting over a mountain ridge? Or skiing whenever you feel like it? Or helping people live their own adventures out in the forest and powder?

Owning a ski resort would be a fantasy, right? Well, now there’s a place in Idaho where that dream could become reality.

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Things I Never Knew About Skiing Until I Was a Private Instructor in Aspen

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In the late 1800s, as gold miners moved through the Colorado Rockies, they came upon the would-be ski resort of Aspen, with Mount Sopris as its crown jewel. The land was rich, but also sacred to the indigenous Ute tribe, who cursed their visitors out of despair. Anyone who slept in the shadow of Mount Sopris would be doomed never to leave.

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Lawsuits, lenders and irked homeowners creating chaos around the sale of Granby Ranch ski resort

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As an unnamed buyer circles Grand County’s privately owned Granby Ranch ski area, a roiling circus of family, lenders, and homeowners are assailing resort owner Marise Cipriani.

It’s not a pretty scene at the picturesque 5,000-acre ski and golf resort along the Fraser River, which Brazilian developer Cipriani has owned since 1995 and, put on the market for an undisclosed price a year ago.

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A declining number of avalanche deaths in Colorado, the West in the past four seasons buoys hope

They tried to kick blocks of snow from the cornice, hoping a tumbling chunk might trigger an avalanche. “All we were getting were crumbles. We just couldn’t get a big enough block to go,” said Bryan Wickenhauser, a champion ski mountaineering racer from Gunnison. “So yeah, there was some hesitancy. But we were all committed. No one was going the other way.”

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New book to feature Colorado artist’s 200 hand-painted ski resort maps

James Niehues knows North America’s ski resorts better than most people – not because he’s skied them all, but because he’s painted many of them.

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Alyeska Resort To Be Sold To Western Canada Hotel Chain

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The owners of Alyeska Resort have announced that they have sold all the assets of the resort, including 300-room Hotel Alyeska at the base of Alaska’s largest mountain.

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SnoCountry Celebrates 50 years

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Fifty years ago, a bunch of ski areas in New England had the idea to provide a consistent platform to serve up snow conditions information so that you, the skier and snowboarder, would know exactly what the conditions were at the mountain. 

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