Alterra To Acquire Vermont's Sugarbush Resort

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Alterra Mountain Company has entered into an agreement to purchase Sugarbush Resort in Vermont, bringing the company’s portfolio up to 15 resorts throughout North America.

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Opening Dates Announced for Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain, Hunter Mountain, Big Boulder

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Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain, Wildcat Mountain, and Big Boulder today announced their scheduled opening dates for the 2019/2020 winter season. After a great start to snowmaking, including a very productive window this past weekend, Mount Snow, Wildcat, Hunter Mountain, and Big Boulder are all looking forward to welcoming old friends and new Epic Pass holders, when lifts start to spin.

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Vail Resorts Scoops up More New England Mountains, and the Move Could be Epic for Local Skiers and Riders

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For the third-straight year, Vail Resorts is having a major impact on the East Coast ski industry.

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Brian Head Sold, Joins Power Pass Network

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The owners of Purgatory, Arizona Snowbowl and four day-trip resorts in the Southwest have purchased Brian Head Resort in southern Utah.

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'There's A Lot Of People To Hire': Vermont Ski Resorts Boost Benefits To Entice Seasonal Workers

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Vermont is gearing up for the next big influx of tourists: ski season. For resorts around the state, that means adding hundreds of seasonal employees, but Vermont's aging population and low unemployment rate are adding to the challenge. That's led some resorts to offer generous benefits — retirement plans, health insurance, ski passes, housing — for entry-level positions like lift operators and parking attendants.

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Combination Midwest Ski Passes Offer A Good Value

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A couple of ski areas near Detroit offer a popular combination season pass that benefits thousands of snowsports enthusiasts in the Motor City. Four popular Ohio ski areas grouped around the Cleveland/Akron metropolis also offer a similar season pass, again benefiting thousands.

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O'Brien Wins Emmy For SKI Magazine's The Snow Report Show

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Congratulations to Halley O'Brien for winning her first Emmy for SKI Magazine's The Snow Report Show!

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Colorado Posts Record Skier Visits For 2018-19 Season

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Total skier visits to the 23 member ski resorts of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) increased 13 percent over last year, finishing nearly 12 percent above the state’s five-year average. The numbers reflect the current makeup of the association, adjusted for the departure of Crested Butte Mountain Resort in 2018-19.

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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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