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6 Ski Trends to Watch in 2017

Cutting-edge technology, eco-friendly practices and more on the slopes via USNews.com

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Snowmaking control room Blue Mountain PA
Photo credit: Blue Mountain Resort

Ski resorts use to pride themselves on accumulating record amounts of snow as a way to prove they didn’t need to bring out snow machines to afford powder hounds the chance to cut first tracks. But as times (and the climate) have changed, new thinking about snowmaking, environmental conservation and technology are changing the ski industry and the snow sports vacation experience as you know it. Here are six ways skiing is getting a shake-up in 2017.

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