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  • Colorado's Big Snow

    Phew. Heavy sigh. The snow is back. There was a bit of a lull between storms and a few folks were nervous! But now the ground is again covered in white, with storm after storm in the forecast up until the holidays. Resorts are managing with the help of Mother Nature and snowmaking machines. Full Article

    12th December 2006

  • Angel Fire Beats Out Last Year

    "It looks great out there," said Angel Fire's Cody Fisher. "We're already better than last year." After last winter's snows failed to deliver until spring, many New Mexico resorts had skimpy ski seasons. But not so this year. Full Article

    12th December 2006

  • More Bowls Open at Vail

    Vail is enjoying some powder days. They've had so much snow that Sun Up and Sun Down Bowls are now open, along with China Bowl, Tea Cup Bowl, with the remaining Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin, all by Friday. That will bring Vail's available terrain to over 4000 acres with 26 lifts. Full Article

    5th December 2006

  • Ribbon-Cutting at Deer Valley

    Deer Valley's new chairlift is official. Actress Glenn Close took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony, while there to attend Deer Valley's annual Celebrity SkiFest. Full Article

    5th December 2006

  • Sharing the Love at Loveland

    Loveland's Love Park is open, with ten features, one of which is the Wall feature. You get to Love Park from Chair Six at the Loveland Basin. It's on the intermediate trail Roulette. Full Article

    5th December 2006

  • Colorado Snow Totals Crack the Century Mark

    Colorado resorts are delighting over recent snowfalls, which are pushing year-to-date totals up over the 100-inch mark. Wolf Creek leads the way after the most recent storm dumped three feet, letting them open the entire mountain. Aspen had two feet, and two snow days for the local kids. Full Article

    5th December 2006

  • Big Sky Picks Up Where Spring Left Off

    "It's like the day you bought books for classes in collegethere were lines, but there was also excitement," summed up Big Sky's Dax Schieffer about the resort's opening day. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • Jackson Opens; Targhee Opens More

    Last weekend, Jackson Hole launched its 40th ski season, while on the other side of the Teton Range, Grand Targhee opened up additional runs. On a combination of natural and machine-made snow, Jackson opened 2,170 vertical feet of terrain. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • Lookout Pass 100 Percent

    As the first ski hill in Montana to be 100 percent open, Lookout Pass ran all three of its lifts last weekend. Following in its wake, a pack of smaller Montana ski hills are opening as snows permit. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • First Lift on Big Mountain

    Local David Steele slept in Big Mountain's parking lot the night before opening day, just so he and his three friends could line up at six a.m. to ride the first chair of the year. Three and a half hours later, the foursome whooped it up as their chair took off. Full Article

    4th December 2006

  • Durango's Benefit Day

    Benefit Day this year at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort is Saturday, Dec. 2. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Temptation Hill at Telluride

    Precariously perched at 12,000 feet along Gold Hill in Telluride is the Tempter House. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Reel Teaser at Jackson Hole

    You can now see epic Jackson Hole ski and snowboard footage shot by Teton Gravity Research pulled into one flick - just in time for the resort's opening. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Buried at Big Mountain

    For a ski resort that looked more like Hawaii a week ago, Big Mountain is now buried in white. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Great Divide's Buck-a-Run

    When Montana's Great Divide opened one run this past weekend, they sold tickets on the deck for a buck. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Colorado's Gems Resorts

    The best deal in Colorado Ski Country is the Gems Card. That's because some think the Colorado Gems are the best deal in the state. They are the smaller, off-the-beaten-path resorts that are less expensive and a bit easier to navigate. They're perfect for families. Full Article

    28th November 2006

  • Big Sky, Big Mountain Delay Opening

    November's second half has not been kind to Montana, waltzing in with temperatures too warm to make snow and rains that erased snowmaking whales. Several resorts that traditionally run lifts at Thanksgiving have postponed their openings. Full Article

    21st November 2006

  • Aspen in Business Early

    Aspen Mountain is now open thanks to more than six feet of snow since September. Ajax opened almost a week early. "It would be criminal not to open this mountain," said Peter King, Mountain Manager, Aspen Mountain. Full Article

    21st November 2006

  • Red Lodge, Montana's First

    Unseasonably warm drippy weather squelched traditional Thanksgiving openings for several of Montana's resorts, but not Red Lodge Mountain. On the day after stuffing themselves with turkey, skiers and snowboarders will hit the slopes for a partial opening. Full Article

    21st November 2006

  • Crested Butte Open For Business

    Crested Butte skiers and riders, along with mascot Bubba the Bear, enjoyed Colorado's Best Corduroy on opening day for the season. Blue skies and excellent early season snow made for a perfect day. Full Article

    21st November 2006

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