Ski Season Opening Days Guide 2017-2018

When the sound of autumn leaves crunching underfoot changes to packed snow, you can’t help but imagine fresh tracks on your favorite mountain. Even if you’re in an area that won’t see storms for weeks (or months), there are reminders that opening days are dropping: sports shop tune-up clinics, local gear swaps, and sweet deals popping up. Whether you’re unpacking your ski sweaters or hustling for passes, it’s time to start planning for ski season 2017-18.

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5 Things Small Ski Areas Offer That Larger Ones Don’t

This winter, there is no better way to beat the winter blues and absorb some of that valuable–and rare–Vitamin D than on the slopes soaking up the sun and good times.  You’ll also be refining your balance and eating adrenaline while looking out over the majestic white scenery that only winter provides.

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Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

The trees budding all across the Front Range in Colorado and Utah, and water sprinklers feverishly spraying golf courses are signs that spring is on us and summer is near. To the dismay of skiers and riders alike, it’s time to say goodbye to the bittersweet 2016-2017 ski season.

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Feel Alive at These Freeskiing and Freeriding Hot Spots

We’ve all been there. It feels like more than just your bindings are strapping you in and the world, powdery though it is, is closing in around you. That’s life sometimes. We all need a little freedom. And here is a little cure: freeskiing and freeriding!

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8 Big Reasons to Ski Smaller Ski Resorts

The big resorts may have a corner on the skiing industry, but they’re by no means the only – or best – option. There are small and independently owned mountains all over the country that offer something a little different from those famous mega-resorts. And, they could be exactly what you’re looking for in a ski experience.

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Ski Slang You Should Know Before Hitting the Slopes

Once you’ve booked your dream ski trip, it’s time to brush up on your ski slang. After all, nobody wants to look like a gaper – or novice – out on the slopes, and nothing will give you away faster than not understanding the local ski-speak. So dust off your ski pants, break out the fresh goggles, and take a few minutes to brush up on the lingo you’re going to need to come off like a brah.

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Mt. Bachelor Opens 635 More Acres of Awesome

While skiers flocked the snowy slopes of Mt. Bachelor until closing day, groundbreaking plans were already underway for the off season. Along with the usual maintenance activities which go into keeping 3500+ acres in tip-top sending shape – such as shrub trimming, grading, and boulder tumbling – some major construction will be changing the face of the mountain forever. Officials at Powdr Corp have committed about $6M to the construction of a much-anticipated high-speed, detachable quad lift called Cloudchaser.

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