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Vail Resorts to Invest $13M in Wilmot

After acquiring the mountain in January, Vail Resorts plans major renovations for the Midwest ski area.

Vail Resorts announced, this week, that it will invest $13 million in its newest Midwest ski area: Wilmot Mountain, which Vail Resorts acquired in January. Wilmot, 65 miles north of Chicago, was the 13th ski area added to Vail Resorts’ empire.

Knee Injury Ends Vonn's Season

After crashing during Saturday’s super-G, the Olympic medalist sustained multiple knee fractures provoking her to end her season.

Lindsey Vonn announced, Wednesday, that she’s ending her ski season early after injuring her left knee in a crash during a super-G race in Andorra, Europe, on Saturday.

Initial x-rays showed that Vonn had a hairline fracture on the tibial plateau. Not posing a significant threat, she competed in the super combined the next day. She then had further x-rays revealed two additional fractures along her knee, so she decided to hang up her race skis for the season.

SKI Test 2016: Behind the Scenes

We caught up with our SKI test director to find out what goes into the most trusted ski test in the industry.

Starting Monday our editors and more than a dozen rippers will tear up Deer Valley Resort for our annual ski test. For five days, testers will ski a combined (roughly) 150 skis with the final results being posted online and in SKI’s Buyers Guide.

Cannon: Tram Fix Won't Be Quick and Easy

Forty-eight passengers stranded, then roped to safety, after historic Tram breaks down. No injuries reported. Reopening expected by weekend.

Officials at state-owned Cannon Mountain, N.H., said late Sunday that a problem with the drive motor on the historic Tramway caused it to break down on Valentine's Day, stranding 48 people for between 90 minutes and three hours in subzero temperatures.

Head Recalling Ski Helmets

Company recalling 440 helmets that may not meet safety requirements.

Head recently recalled 440 ski helmets across North America saying, “the helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety requirements for helmets, posing a risk of head injury.”

New England Classics Poised to Reopen

There's still no word on a Saddleback buyer, but Tenney and Ascutney have bright futures under new management.

 “Gotta love rumors,” says Les Otten in an email last week. He is not, he says, the buyer for Saddleback resort—and as of this writing there is still no word on who that mysterious party is.

Vail Resorts Buys Wisconsin's Wilmot Mountain

The small ski area gives Vail more access to skiers and riders in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas.

Vail Resorts announced that it swallowed up another Midwestern ski area, acquiring Wilmot Mountain, 65 miles north of Chicago.

”We plan to offer our Chicago and Milwaukee guests new season pass offerings that will provide the chance to experience the best skiing and snowboarding locally and in the West and will use our best-in-class technology to create more sophisticated channels of communication with everyone who skis at Wilmot,” Rob Katz, Vail Resorts’ chairman, says in a statement.

Legal Weed in Vermont? Governor Announces Qualified Support

As skiers wait for snow, Legislature tackles burning issue.

The après beer is so much a part of skiing. But which resort will be the first to feature a slopeside marijuana lounge?

That might still be hard to imagine, but another ski state, Vermont, may soon join Colorado and Washington in making the sale of pot legal.

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced his qualified support for legalization in his State of the State address last week. And the state’s Legislature will take up the issue as it embarks on a new session.

Worst Winter Ever? Don't Despair. East Forecast Calls for Snow.

Vermont's pre-eminent weather guy expects cold temperatures and above-average snowfall from here on out. Get ready to ski.

Just as denial, anger, bargaining, and depression are giving way to acceptance among Eastern skiers that this season is going to be hugest stinker ever, there’s reason for hope, possibly even joy, in the weather forecast.

“I would be optimistic heading into the end of this month and early February and March,” says Mark Breen, the senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

That’s right, Eastern skiers: Step away from the ledge.

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This is your chance to win free Dynastar skis, Look bindings, Snowbird lift tickets, lodging, and a ton of other goodies. You know you want to.

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