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Women hit the slopes in the WOW program. (’s Pats Peak  will be offering clinics for adults and women beginning in Jan. 2015. 

Santa at SnowbasinLiftopia, an online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other mountain activities, is kicking off their annual Christmas and New Year’s Day Promotion featuring savings up to 72 percent off lift tickets when purchased in advance compared to walk-up window rates.

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Indianhead kidsIndianhead Resort and Blackjack Mountains have merged to create a double ski and snowboard experience in the Midwest. With the merger comes some value-based offers.

Choose from a variety of Deer Valley lodging packages. (Deer Valley Resort)Deer Valley Resort  is offering guests a variety of lodging packages this winter season. Here's a sampling:

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Filmmaker Warren MillerIn January of 1946, I was skiing at Badger Pass and staying at the Yosemite Lodge 12 miles away, down in the Valley. The accommodations were quite nice. They were 16- foot-wall tents with community showers down the way. It was there I got the motivation to travel the world with my skis and then later with skis and camera.

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Vintage On The Strand Park CityIn what has become a happily familiar refrain, aggregated lodging occupancy and revenue figures for the 2014-15 ski and snowboard season continue their upward trajectory at 19 mountain resorts in six western states. 

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Sun bowl Express Opens At SunapeeThe new Sunbowl Express High-Speed quad chair opens this weekend (Dec. 20-21) at Mount Sunapee Resort. This 4,224-foot lift, manufactured by Poma of America, replaces the Sunbowl fixed-grip quad chair. The lift has a vertical rise of over 1,000 feet and services 17 trails. Now, both lifts to Mount Sunapee’s 2,743 foot summit are Poma high-speed quads.

Avanti chair at Vail MountainContinuing an effort to upgrade its lift system, Vail Mountain has unveiled plans to replace the 25-year-old Avanti Express on the front of the mountain.

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Sun Peaks holidays

Sun Peaks is offering many holiday activities throughout the month of December. Here’s a sampling:

Learn to ski or snowboard with the Discover Michigan Skier Program. (Michigan Snowspnorts Industries Association)Michigan residents who have wanted to give winter sports a try may not find a better deal. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) and McDonald’s Restaurants have teamed up to offer an affordable lesson program for both adults and children to give snowsports a try this winter. 

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