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The Politics of Skiing

The new snow-country strategy: Ski locally; act nationally.

In the noisy approach to November’s presidential election, politics has elbowed its way to the front of seemingly every discussion. In fact, politics has always played a key role, if quiet one, in the ski industry, especially for those 136 ski areas sitting at least partly on U.S. Forest Service land. With the U.S. government as a landlord, those resorts routinely work closely with the Forest Service on a range of concerns. Of course, the politics of skiing doesn’t end there.

Battle of the Build: June Tram Progress

With just 6 months to go, Jackson Hole is making good progress on their new tram. Get the update for June 2008, including the scoop on a glass wall through which guests can see the inner workings of the tram.

Aspen Snowmass announces new lift for next season

$7 million Sheer Bliss Lift and $9 million restaurant top list of improvements at Snowmass for next winter

Vail's 45th Season Underway Nov. 21, 2007

News

Vail will begin its 45th season on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, complete with fresh trails, faster lifts, new luxury digs, and more.

Attitash Announces $2.5 Million in Snowmaking Enhancements

News

Attitash incorporates some of the latest technology, fan guns, into their powerful snowmaking system.

Largest

News

"Ever Vail" will be the largest LEED-certified project for resort use in North America and one of the first projects being proposed as a "LEED's Neighborhood."

No Additional World Cup Races for U.S. as Financing Scuttles FIS, USSA and Organizers Plans

News

Following almost one week of speculation and negotiations, a lack of financing finally scuttled attempts to stage additional World Cup men's and women's races in the United States.

Breckenridge

Travel Rockies

Cutting the ribbon on new terrain and lifts, a Colorado titan with nothing to prove goes the extra mile.

Ironman Skier Turns 80

Features

Paul Schipper has skied through rain, ice and blizzards. He has skied through sickness, pain and injury. Whatever the cost, he has skied every single day that Sugarloaf USA has been open since 1981.

Berthoud Powder Guides Open Early

Features

The Berthoud Powder Guides' snowcat ski and ride service will begin their season on Nov. 30, due to early season snowfalls that have been above average for this time of year. The opening comes two weeks earlier than scheduled.

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