How to Choose the Best Ski Pass This Season

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A flurry of new considerations makes the decision a lot more complicated this year. Here’s everything you need to know.

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How 4 Indy VT Resorts Will Operate This Winter

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It took less than a week after Vail Resorts announced its operating plans for Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow and all its North American resorts  (including a new skiing-by-reservation system) for more of Vermont’s independents to come out with statements about their operations.

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Mayhem Continues at Granby Ranch As New Owner Takes Over Ski and Golf Community

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Granby Prentice Granby Holdings sent a letter to the roughly 800 owners of the property at the 5,000-acre Grand County ski and golf resort explaining it is terminating a 15-year deal with them.

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Squaw Valley Commits to Name Change

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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has committed to removing “squaw” from its resort name. “Having our name be associated with pain and dehumanization is contrary to our goal of making the outdoors a welcoming space for all people,” said resort president and COO Ron Cohen in an email to patrons.

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Vermont Ski Areas Vow To Provide An Outdoor Experience This Winter

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As summer draws to a close, Vermont ski areas are broadcasting high expectations for opening this winter. 

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Vail Mountain Boss: Resort Plans To Open All Lifts, Terrain

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Vail Mountain will open on time, and with full terrain and lifts — conditions permitting, of course.

In a recent telephone interview, Vail Mountain Chief Operating Officer Beth Howard said operations this summer have given the company important insights in how to operate lifts, restaurants and other amenities safely as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Winter is the focus now, she said.

“Summer’s been great,” Howard said. “It’s terrific to be up and running … we’ve been pleased with how it’s going.”

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Fire Burns Through Heart of Idaho's Soldier Mountain Ski Area

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The Phillips Fire has now burned 2,121 acres north of Fairfield and passed through the heart of Soldier Mountain Ski Area in the process.

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Boston’s Ski Expo Will See New Life in Hanover This November

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After Boston’s Snowbound Festival was officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ray Stenson’s plan went into action.

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New York Ski Operators See Good Season Ahead, Despite Pandemic

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic raises questions about the upcoming ski season, Gore Mountain in Johnsburg is replacing two lifts to improve access to beginner and expert terrain.

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Australia's Hotham and Falls Creek Resorts Will Not Reopen for Skiing

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Vail Resorts (VR) will not reopen lift operations for skiing and snowboarding in 2020 at Falls Creek and Hotham in Australia following the Victorian government’s introduction of Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions for regional Victoria, which will be in place for six weeks.

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For the Sake of Winter, We Must Stay Vigilant

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Open Letter from Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz to Communities, Guests and Employees

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s CEO Gives Glimpse into the Ski Season Ahead

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Aspen Skiing Co.’s top official advised customers in a letter Tuesday to temper their expectations but not curb their enthusiasm for the 2020-21 ski season.

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Colorado Resort Towns See Flood of Second-Home Buyers

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Schools in Aspen, Vail, and Crested Butte are reporting record interest and enrollment as part-time residents relocate to their vacation homes and urban buyers flock to mountain retreats.

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Australia's Mt Buller To Remain Open as Pandemic Surges Down Under

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Mt Buller is pleased to confirm continued operations ensuring access to the ski area and lessons on an appropriate scale for as long as conditions permit.  

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'An Epithet and a Slur': Momentum Grows to Rename Tahoe Ski Resort

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Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley Ski Resort is considering changing its name to remove the word "squaw" — a derogatory term for Native American women — amid a national reckoning over racial injustice and inequality.

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Colorado Resorts Offer Big Discounts Amid COVID-19-Related Uncertainty

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Colorado's ski industry has used the summer to roll out its usual early-bird deals. But in a very new reality, seller and buyer cannot say what the purchase will grant them come winter, if anything.

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Planned Expansion Would Make Steamboat Second Largest Resort in Colorado

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Steamboat Resort is planning a multi-million dollar expansion that includes 650-acres of new terrain, snowmaking improvements, and the longest 8-person gondola to spin in North America. There's also talk of constructing a brand new restaurant at the top of the Sunshine and Sundown chairlifts.

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What Will Aprés Ski Look Like Next Season?

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If the example of some of the summer party hotspots in anything to go by then the answer is very different. Some may even not open.

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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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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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