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Lake Placid, winter and summer playground

Lake Placid, winter and summer playground

Jim Shea paused for more than a moment, almost unable to imagine the thought of Lake Placid without the legacy of hosting two Winter Olympic games, in 1932 and 1980. “We’d just be a sleepy little Adirondack town, just a small little Adirondack resort,” said Shea, an Olympic skier whose father helped bring the games [...]

Olympic ski destinations: Squaw Valley, California

Olympic ski destinations: Squaw Valley, California

November 30, 2009 · , , , ,

Cut into a Sierra Nevada canyon defined by steep granite cliffs and tree-dotted peaks, Squaw Valley USA is one of the Lake Tahoe area’s premier ski resorts, attracting more than a half-million to a million visitors each ski season. But 55 years ago, when former Wall Street lawyer Alexander Cushing campaigned to bring one of [...]

Ski resorts fight global warming

Ski resorts fight global warming

November 30, 2009 · ,

Ski resorts across the country used the Thanksgiving weekend to jump start their winter seasons, but with every passing year comes a frightening realization: If global temperatures continue to rise, fewer and fewer resorts will be able to open for the traditional beginning of ski season. Warmer temperatures at night are making it more difficult [...]

3 more Tahoe ski resorts to open for season

3 more Tahoe ski resorts to open for season

November 20, 2009 · ,

Three more Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts plan to open for the season this week. Heavenly on Tahoe’s south shore will open Friday, while Squaw Valley USA and Northstar-at-Tahoe just north of Tahoe will open Saturday. Boreal atop Donner Summit kicked off the season Oct. 9, and Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe southwest of Reno opened Oct. 30. [...]

Canada’s secret slopes

Canada’s secret slopes

November 11, 2009 · , , ,

All Olympic eyes will be on Whistler Blackcomb next year as it hosts the 2010 Winter Games’ alpine skiing events. But those in the know will be heading to British Columbia’s vast, snowy interior for its cool old-school mountain towns and the best powder and terrain in North America. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Serious skiers [...]

Ski Utah predicts 3 percent growth in skier visits

Ski Utah predicts 3 percent growth in skier visits

November 10, 2009 · , ,

The number of skier visits in the state will increase by an estimated 3 percent in the 2009-10 season to about 4.1 million, the president of industry group Ski Utah said Tuesday. That would provide a boost to a struggling state economy increasingly dependent on tourism, and mark a turnaround from last year when the [...]

Outside magazine’s best ski resorts

Outside magazine’s best ski resorts

November 9, 2009 · , ,

Outside magazine’s November issue scopes out the best ski resorts in North America, from Alaska to Vermont. For the deepest snows, Outside lists Alta/Snowbird in Utah, Jackson Hole, Wyo., Alyeska Resort in Alaska and Silverton Mountain in Colorado. For the apres-ski party scene, the magazine recommends Breckenridge in Colorado, Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia, Park City, [...]

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