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Eastern Sierra's Mammoth ski season won't make it to August

Jul. 16, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. (AP) — The Mammoth Mountain resort in the Eastern Sierra had hoped a winter of epic snowfall would allow skiing into August, but instead will end its season this month. The resort says weather has been heating up and the remaining snow is melting fast. The last day for skiing and...

A-Basin opens terrain park to skiers, snowboarders

Jul. 13, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area has opened its terrain park to skiers and snowboarders for another summer weekend. The Summit Daily reports that the ski area along the Continental Divide will open the terrain park from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It can be accessed via a ride...

Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Ski Area wraps ski season

Jul. 4, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Officials with the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in central Colorado say it has ended the ski season with an Independence Day celebration. Ski area spokeswoman Katherine Fuller says the final day drew thousands of skiers and snowboarders to the resort on Thursday, officially ending at 2:30...

Ski resorts not just for winter anymore

Jul. 3, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

Ski resorts are not just for winter anymore. In an effort to expand revenue opportunities in shortening ski seasons, mountain resorts have started offering more activities for the warmer months. Ski resorts have always drawn people to the mountain for summer hiking, biking and horseback riding. Now you can ride a...

Colorado's Arapahoe Basin Ski Area will be open on July 4

Jun. 28, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Officials with the Araphoe Basin Ski Area in central Colorado say it will be open for skiing on July 4 for the first time since 2011. The resort received nearly 7 feet (2 meters) of snow since March. Lower-than-average temperatures since then allowed enough snow to remain. Ski area...

Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter paid for affairs with campaign cash

Jun. 25, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California illegally used campaign money to finance romantic flings with lobbyists and congressional aides, spending thousands of dollars on meals, cocktails and vacations, federal prosecutors say. A government court filing late Monday detailed allegations...

San Diego lifeguards find missing man on personal watercraft

Jun. 17, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says lifeguards have found a missing man on a personal watercraft near Fiesta Island. At 10:40 p.m. Sunday, city of San Diego lifeguards found the missing man with his disabled personal watercraft. The Coast Guard said he had no medical concerns. The Coast Guard says...

Utah ski resort wants out of lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow

Jun. 10, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A Utah ski resort where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of crashing into and injuring a skier asked Monday to be dismissed from a lawsuit, contending the dispute should be settled between the Oscar-winning actress and the alleged victim. Deer Valley Resort is shielded from...

Plenty of snow translated into strong New England ski season

Jun. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For those running ski resorts in New England, there was plenty to celebrate this past season thanks to abundant snow and frigid temperatures. New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont all saw an increase in the numbers of skiers from the previous season. As many as 100,000 more people hit the...

Colorado skier numbers up after extended snow season

Jun. 7, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A ski resort trade association expects visits to Colorado ski resorts to be up 13% from last year following a snowy winter and spring that extended the ski season. The Denver Post reports Colorado Ski Country USA released its projections Thursday, showing a nearly 12% increase in visits from...