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  • Mild Weather Mucks With the Midwest

    Unfortunately, as the National Weather Service predicted in early October, an El Nino underway in the Pacific Ocean, has contributed to a mild start to winter across much of the nation and the Heartland in particular. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Holidays Bring Snow to Silverton

    Santa's sleigh hit the high peaks of Silverton (see upper left corner of picture) and came in for a landing and a few turns on the mountain over the holidays. He brought plenty of snow with him as the southern Colorado resort was pounded with over four feet. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Mount Southington Rail Jam Rallies

    Mount Southington, like much of the Northeast and New England, is running on snow fumes, but riders are still bangin' it out, despite the dearth of decent snow storms. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Mild Weather Mucks with Midwest

    Unfortunately, as the National Weather Service predicted in early October, an El Nino underway in the Pacific Ocean, has contributed to a mild start to winter across much of the nation and the Heartland in particular. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • 'Teech' Skis Paoli Free on Friday

    Now teachers have a reason to play hooky on Friday, at least in southern Indiana where teachers ski and ride free on Fridays at Paoli Peaks. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • More Parking at Mt. Rose

    In response to its ever-growing popularity, Mt. Rose expanded its parking area by more than 400 spaces to complement the Main and Slide Lodge facilities and boost capacity in time for the 2006/07 season. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Spirit Hosts Ski Races at Winterfest

    Duluth, northern Minnesota's Queen City, hosts a six-week long Winterfest, which begins in early January; including cross-country ski races and downhill events at Spirit Mountain. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Deer Valley Snowmobiling

    A high-speed option to a day on the slopes is snowmobiling. In Utah, Deer Valley helps operate Summit Meadow Adventures snowmobile tours at Garff Ranch, just ten minutes away from downtown Park City. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Huge Storm Blankets Colorado

    Denver and the Front Range had to shut down for what some have called the Storm of the Year. It put a halt to holiday travel, especially at Denver International Airport, where travelers could only look at the snow, rather than get to play on it. Full Article

    26th December 2006

  • Mount Washington at Capacity

    No wonder there isn't any room at the any of the inns on Mount Washington this Christmas. The Vancouver Island resort was at capacity for the holiday after getting blasted by snow between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Stocking Stuffers at Taos

    What do you want for Christmas in New Mexico? Snow, of course. And that's exactly what Taos got in its stockings. Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Fishy Fun at Big Mountain

    As Santa brought new flakes to Big Mountain, terrain park lovers got an additional treat with their Fishbowl Terrain Park doubling in size. And the resort's plans include much, much more. Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Snowboarder Jailed in Jackson

    An 18-year-old snowboarder who killed a skier in an accident at a Jackson Hole Mountain Resort two winters ago received his sentence this past week and headed into the Teton County Jail for the holidays. Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Arizona Snowbowl Woes

    "After a disastrous 15-day ski season last year, this is the worst case scenario," lamented Arizona Snowbowl's general manager J.R. Murray. "We are basically at ground zero with snow pack." Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Keystone's Chocolate City

    Look but don't eat! Keystone's Chocolate Village is on display in the lobby of the Keystone Lodge & Spa. It's the 13th year for the miniature alpine village, designed by Keystone chef Ned Archibald. Full Article

    25th December 2006

  • Try Something New in NorCal

    Winter Trails promotion gets newcomers into snowshoeing and cross-country skiing Full Article

    24th December 2006

  • Whiteface Doing the White Thing

    Sixteen trails with more on the way doesn't sound like much, but we're snow starved here in New York state and we'll take anything we can get. Whiteface has been taking advantage of high altitudes and cold(ish) nights to make snow whenever possible and, like a few other resorts in the Empire State, has managed to stay open. Full Article

    24th December 2006

  • Mountain Creek Alumni Making Waves

    Two big names in riding -behind the scene and in front of the scene - are veterans of the New Jersey slopes now known as Mountain Creek. Full Article

    24th December 2006

  • Appalachian Ski Mountain Spinning

    Appalachian Ski Mountain puts its best face forward in light of the current warm spell, making snow when possible and keeping a respectable percentage of the area open for guests. With nighttime temps in the mid-40s, it has been a tough row to hoe. Full Article

    20th December 2006

  • Bryce Makes Its Own, Goes Tubing

    Less than favorable weather has made it slow going for much of the Mid-Atlantic resorts so far this winter. Bryce Resort has made up for it with some aggressive snowmaking and alternative activities. Full Article

    20th December 2006

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