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The days of U.S. slopes serving as winter havens for a few well-to-do skiiers seem to be lost in snowdrifts, as today's snow sports are more adventurous, more physically challenging and come in greater variety than ever before. While skiing still holds its own, snowboarding has skyrocketed in popularity and heli-skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and other activities keep cold-weather buffs entertained all season.
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