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NOV 21-24
America's Opening
Park City, UT
Beer, bands, and Bogner suits are part of the fun of this event, which opens America's annual World Cup ski racing season. Contact: Park City Chamber of Commerce (800-453-1360, www.parkcityinfo.com).

DEC 31
New Year's Eve Bash
Squaw Valley, CA
Take the High Camp Cable Car to Squaw's High Camp at 8,200 feet for a giddy night of skiing and champagne. ($28, food and spirits not included). Contact: Squaw Valley USA (800-403-0206, www.squaw.com).

JAN 30-FEB 2
Winter X Games
Aspen, CO
Freeriding's elite compete in rough events like UltraCross and the Superpipe. Contact: Aspen Skiing Company (800-525-6200, www.aspensnowmass.com). FEB 5-9
Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival
Steamboat Springs, CO
Recalling its Wild West roots, Steamboat's 90th annual Winter Carnival includes horse-drawn skijoring races on Lincoln Street. Contact: Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club (970-879-0695, www.sswsc.org).

MAR 12-16
The U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships
Stratton, VT
Riders of the world, unite! Join 10,000 of your kind and cheer on Ross Powers and Kelly Clark in the Superpipe. Contact: Stratton Mountain Resort (802-297-4000, www.stratton.com).

APR 11-20
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Whistler, BC
Check out the snow-focused photo and film contests and the hyped-up, invitation-only ski and snowboard competitions. Contact: Whistler/Blackcomb (800-766-0449, www.whistlerblackcomb.com).

APR 20
The Easter Sunrise Service
Stowe, VT
This nondenominational service convenes at the top of the gondola. Give thanks for the hour of free skiing (plus coffee and doughnuts!) before the rest of the mountain opens. Contact: Stowe Mountain Resort (802-253-3000, www.stowe.com).

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