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New Five-Resort $349 Pass

Come Hither: Alta, Aspen, Jackson and Squaw/Alpine team up.

The new motto for resorts this season just might be All for One, One for All, as four of the biggest names in the sport have banded together to offer a unique, unified ski pass. The new Mountain Collective pass, working with Liftopia, offers eight days of skiing at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, and Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows for $349. 

The Extended Eastern Forecast? More Awesomeness.

Mad River Glen | Photo: Jeb Wallace Brodeur / Mad River Glen
Mad River Glen | Photo: Jeb Wallace Brodeur / Mad River Glen
Weather guy Mark Breen is loving this winter as much as the rest of us. And he sees more of the same in the longterm forecast. Sorry about that, Western resorts.

Mark Breen’s calm baritone is a familiar part of the soundtrack to life in Vermont, where his detailed daily forecasts air daily on Vermont Public Radio. He’s the senior meteorologist and planetarium director at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, where his Eye on the Sky weather forecasts are produced. Breen doesn’t spend a lot of time riding ski lifts, but says he likes to get out with friends on nordic skis or snowshoes. And he’s a big fan of winter.

Colorado's Biggest Secret: Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain Resort
Copper Mountain Resort
Colorado's Copper Mountain Resort is poised to win the hearts of a new generation of skiers by giving them what they really want: a kick-ass mountain.

It's a clear, blue day in early March. A few thready clouds stretch out thin on the horizon. We’ve hiked a quarter mile from where the snowcat dropped us and are catching our breath at the top of Tucker Mountain. The patrol “dumpster” is the only structure—an ugly rectangular box marring an otherwise lovely view of the pyramid peaks of the Ten Mile and Mosquito ranges. The steeps of Copper Bowl, Fremont Glades, and the gastronomically named Taco and Nacho splay out below—50-plus-degree pitches packed with cold, chalky snow.

An Olympic-Worthy Opening at Double H Ranch

Pro skier and two-time Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht skied with campers at Double H Ranch’s Adaptive Winter Sports Program.

Campers at Double H Ranch’s Adaptive Winter Sports Program got a special treat for opening day—a visit from Olympic skier Andrew Weibrecht.

Weibrecht, a two-time Olympic medalist and World Cup Skier, was on his way home to Lake Placid, New York, when he stopped at Paul Newman’s Double H Ranch in January.

U.S. Mogul Champ Hannah Kearney: Let's Not Talk About Retirement

Hannah Kearney | Moguls Freestyle Skiing | USA Ski Team
Hannah Kearney Talks Retirement
Is it surprising that the East produces so many great bump skiers? Not at all. Kearney looks forward to a new chapter, and offers a couple tips on how to rip in moguls.

Quaint, tiny Norwich, Vt., has put more than its share of athletes in the Olympics, but none more successful than Hannah Kearney. She won gold at the Vancouver Games, bronze at Sochi, and at times was unbeatable on the World Cup circuit. She won her first World Cup event in 2004 at the age of 17, then went on to collect eight World Cup season titles, including three overall freestyle globes. In 2011-12 she put together a record-setting streak of 16 straight wins.

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