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Spring skiing with kidsWe didn’t have to wait all ski season long for those 30 degree days to warm to 40 and 50 but there’s just a different vibe when it’s April versus February. “Spring is in the air!” 

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US NationalsAnother day, another young, rising star at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs. In Thursday’s giant slalom, USSA National Training Group (NTG) skier Nina O’Brien (Edwards, CO – NTG; Burke Mountain Academy) threw down the fastest time of the day to take the win. World Cup skiers Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN – U.S. Ski Team) and Megan McJames (Park City, UT – Park City Ski Ed Foundation) were second and third, respectively.

Alice McKennis at NationalsTop athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, Maine for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. The USA's young guns took center snow. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) triumphed in the women’s field with Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) taking third. On the men’s side, Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School) took the win over Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA).

Season wraps up (Head Skis)As the 2014/15 season winds to a close, so does the window in which we test next year’s crop of new skis, affording us a long view of the year just past and a short glimpse into what the immediate future holds for the alpine ski market. 

Lutsen Mountains (Facebook/Lutsen Mountains)Lutsen Mountains is offering several discounted  lift and lodging packages through the end of the season. 

Sugarbush ResortSugarbush Resort is offering the All Mountain Spring Pass, good for skiing and riding through April 5 at Mt. Ellen and the end of the season at Lincoln Peak. Lincoln Peak typically stays open into May, weather conditions permitting. 

Springtime Park City (Facebook/Park City Mountain Resort)Park City Mountain Resort's annual spring festival, Snowasis, begins March 28 with a family-friendly carnival in the resort plaza and culminates April 5 with the resort’s traditional all-mountain Easter Egg Hunt. 

Top of Lutsen MountainsThe Heartland’s largest ski resort, Lutsen Mountains, has had a good winter and plans on staying open until mid-April, which they’ve done for the last 23 years. A couple of fun events are taking place over the next couple of weeks.

2014 Dumont CupTop professional and amateur freeskiers will compete side-by-side in the annual Dumont Cup at Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine, March 27-28. The two-day slopestyle competition draws freeskiers from the United States, Canada, and Europe. Cash and prizes valued at $20,000 are up for grabs.

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Resort at Squaw CreekResort at Squaw Creek is offering two lodging deals in celebration of its 25th anniversary this year: The Silver Anniversary and the 25th Anniversary packages. The hotel opened in 1990 at the base of Squaw Valley.