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

Plenty Still To Enjoy For Summer At California Resorts

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Californians love the out-of-doors but COVID has put some reins on that. However, the mountains still beckon as one place that can be safe to go -- and give the sun-and-fun fix they crave.

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Woodward Copper Summer Camps Not Slowing Down Because of Virus

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Even with the difficulties of the novel coronavirus, and despite this year’s decrease in snow from winter 2018-19, Woodward Copper at Copper Mountain Resort is offering a summertime on-mountain terrain park that rivals last year’s.

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How Ski Resorts Hope to Operate Under COVID-19 This Winter

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It’s only July, but in a normal year, this would already be past time for avid skiers and snowboarders to have bought their passes for the upcoming season.

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Norway’s Stunning Mountain Road Trip

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What was once a critical north-south link over the Norwegian mountains is today the gateway to some of Norway’s best outdoor experiences. At one end, the mountain ski resort of Beitostølen. At the other, Norway’s tallest mountains in Jotunheimen National Park. But soaring to 1,389 meters (4,557 feet) above sea level, the 49km (30 miles) long Valdresflye road is also a tourist attraction in itself.

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Taking Risks in the Backcountry Makes These Women Better Moms

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How these mothers move through the mountains can teach us all about risk assessment.

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Mountain Bikers Hit the Slopes at Vermont Resorts

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The shutdown left many of us craving outdoor activities and something to do. At Killington, the summer fun season is in full swing.

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Some Western Resorts Go Ahead With Lift Construction; Others Put Them On Hold

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The COVID-19 pandemic's impact has spread across the ski and snowboard industry in the West, and one of its victims has been plans for new lifts. But a quintet of resorts are pushing ahead with plans, while others take a pause.

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Aspen Skiing Co. Employees Head COVID-19 Relief Effort

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Aspen Skiing Co. employees are making a special push through their Caring for Community Fund to collect donations for COVID-19 relief in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Colorado's Powderhorn Opens to Biking, Works on Snowmaking

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After ski and snowboard season was cut short due to COVID-19, Powderhorn Mountain Resort became one of the first ski resorts in the state to reopen for summer activities on June 12, and now biking and hiking trails are busier than ever.

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North Korea Registers Trade Mark for Ski Resort with UN

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North Korea has registered the trademark for “Masikryong Hotel” inside a luxury ski resort with a UN agency on intellectual property rights, as the reclusive regime seeks to develop its nascent tourism industry to garner more revenue amid international sanctions.

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The Business of Ski Resorts

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Why does a daily lift ticket cost more than $200? Chairlifts, snowmaking, grooming, labor, and affordable housing all add up to drive the cost of a daily lift ticket as explained in this video from Wendover Productions.

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Flyin' High: Ziplines Open Up In The Rockies

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Skiers and snowboarders craving speed, views, and adventure -- and social distancing -- can find gratification this summer with ziplines right at the resorts in the Rockies.

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Downhill Adventure: Mountain Biking's Fresh Tracks at Cranmore

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Rolling-downhill adventure seekers looking for an adrenaline high have another outlet with the opening today of a new lift-serviced bike park in North Conway.

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New Lifts Under Construction in the Alps

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With the main peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe behind us, several resorts are busy building new lifts and improving others ready for winter.

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Let it Snow: White Gold Arrives Just in Time for Whakapapa's Opening

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Mt Ruapehu's dry brown mountain has transformed to a white winter wonderland in the past few days and not a minute too soon as the first of its skifields gets ready to open its doors tomorrow.

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Snowshoe To Begin Delayed Summer Season This Week

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A summer season delayed in the coronavirus pandemic begins officially on Thursday, July 2 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County when the village, lake and bike park officially open with measures in place to limit virus spread.

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With Caution And Caveats, Colorado Resorts Open Up For Mountain Biking

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Over the years, mountain biking has become the most popular activity at Colorado ski and snowboard resorts during the summertime -- and most resorts have upped their game with "bike parks" and networks of trails.

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'Snow-farming': Italian Resort Hoarding Glacier Snow to Prepare Next Winter

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The mountains in Europe are open for business. As countries reopen their borders, visitors are being welcomed back to the great outdoors and some have even been able to return to the slopes for skiing and snowboarding in the sunshine.

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10 Must-Visit Ski Resorts From Around The World

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Guaranteed snow, check. Reliable lifts, check. A variety of natural terrain, check. Accommodation and entertainment, check. These playgrounds for snowsport aficionados have everything you need for a fun ski vacation. Most of them have a variety of natural terrains perfect for both novice and experienced skiers. Hobby skiers and those who just picked up the sport can take level-specific lessons and have a fun family vacation with their top-notch accommodations, restaurants, and other amenities.

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Utah Resorts Gear Up For Summer Season With New Rules To Deal With COVID-19

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For 40 years, Stephen and Gayle Halversen of Paragoonah have spent a week with their kids, and later their grandchildren, at their timeshare in Snowbird’s Iron Blosam Lodge. This year, they expected to have to scuttle their plans after receiving a letter telling them the coronavirus would keep the resort closed for the foreseeable future.

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