Colorado’s Independent Ski Areas Thriving In Shadow Of dueling, Consolidating Resort Giants

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In the shadow of battling behemoths, smaller, independent ski areas are thriving.  Arapahoe Basin, Echo Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Granby, Silverton Mountain and Wolf Creek all report record visits, and revenues in the last two seasons.

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Amid Controversy, Dream Continues For Chairlift At Former Ski Area In Southern Colorado

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It was a contentious winter in the effort to return lift-served skiing to a southern Colorado mountain. But proponents are moving forward with their plans to put passengers on a chairlift at the base of what was decades ago Panadero Ski Area, now publicly owned Cuchara Mountain Park.

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New initiative From Ski Utah Aims To Increase Diversity In Winter Sports

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Hawa and Ahmed Dahir spent most of their lives in Salt Lake City, their parents moved from Somalia to the U.S. in 1998, when they were both toddlers.

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Lake Tahoe's Homewood To Become Semi-Private Resort

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JMA Ventures President Art Chapman remembers the days when Homewood Mountain Resort had six or eight ticket windows open with lines leading up to each window.

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Epic Pass Fine-Tunes Access, Pricing For 2022-2023 Season

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A modest price increase, more choice for multi-day passes, and a monthly no-interest payment plan are among the changes as the Epic Pass for the 2022-2023 winter season comes on the early-season market.

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Massanutten Mountain Expands With New Trails

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The expanse of east Rockingham County spread out below Massanutten Mountain — the quiet of the solitary ridge disturbed only by the churning and groaning of heaving machinery and the movement of earth.

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Is This The End Of The Trail Map?

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At ski resorts around the country, the familiar paper map is disappearing, as mountains push skiers to use apps and other digital resources. But some skiers are pushing back.

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America’s Chairlift Savant Finishes 22-Year Quest To Ride Every Lift In The U.S.

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Peter Landsman fell in love with chairlifts when he first started skiing as a toddler in Washington. 

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Plan To Develop Abandoned Colorado Ski Area Rejected

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Those hoping new life would be brought to the abandoned ski area in southern Colorado's Huerfano County will have to keep waiting.

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Ski Resorts Aim For More Efficient Snowmaking Amid Drought

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With decreasing snowpack due to drought and climate change, the ski industry has invested millions of dollars in more efficient snowmaking systems.

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Why Montana Is The Hottest Ski And Outdoor Vacation Spot This Winter

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For years the mantra of the ski industry has been “bigger is better.”

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Wachusett Mountain President Jeff Crowley: We Will Never Stop Improving

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The skiing gem of central Massachusetts, Wachusett Mountain has built an image that has lasted decades.

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A Whole New Way for Skiers to "Get Schooled" This Winter

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In an age of continued corporate consolidation in the ski industry, the number of independently owned mountains continues to shrink.  

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Europe‘s Largest Ski Resort Could Destroy Some Of The Last Glaciers In The Alps

Europe‘s Largest Ski Resort Could Destroy Some Of The Last Glaciers In The Alps

A project called "Europe‘s largest contiguous glacier ski resort" has the potential to destroy some of the last wild places in the continent - but people are committed to stopping the development.

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Vermont's Bromley Mountain Ski Resort Powers Up New Solar Array

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Encore Renewable Energy and Bromley Mountain Ski Resort announced the completion of a 615kWdc solar project on land owned by Bromley Mountain in Peru, Vermont. The new project, jointly developed by Encore and Tangent Energy Solutions, will generate clean, locally generated solar power and help Bromley reach their sustainability goals. The energized solar array will generate enough electricity to power 70 average households per year and offset the emissions of 120 passenger vehicles annually. 

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Minnesota's Lutsen Mountains In Final Stage Of Expansion Plan Approval

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Lutsen Mountains, the largest ski resort in the Midwest, is in the final stage of a seven-year application and review process seeking approval of a Special Use Permit with Superior National Forest to allow ski area expansion on adjacent Forest Service land. Designed to improve the overall skier experience at Lutsen Mountains, the project will significantly increase the amount of skiable terrain, expand the terrain variety available to skiers and snowboarders of all levels, and offer new and improved experiences for resort guests. 

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USA Today Readers Name Winter Park Resort As Best Ski Resort in North America…Again

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You could say Winter Park Resort’s excitement level is off the charts because for the third time USA Today readers named the ski resort the best in North America. Winter Park beat out 19 other nominated North American resorts for the coveted title.

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Montana Ski Areas Prep For Season With Fewer Coronavirus Restrictions

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Like other outdoor industries, Montana ski areas suffered through two challenging seasons due to the pandemic. Yet skiers and snowboarders were still anxious to be on the mountains and outdoors despite masking requirements and some limitations on service and ticket sales.

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Snow May Not Be Piling Up At Colorado Resorts, But Anxiety Sure Is

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Coronavirus is still a worry, but now ski hill operators must wrestle with too few workers and not enough places to house the ones they’ve hired.

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Austrian Ski Resorts Set For Another Covid Lockdown

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The whole country goes into lockdown on Monday. Some ski resorts remain open this past weekend for final turns and others are now changing their opening plans.

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