A skier carves some first turns of the season on one of four trails open at Killington in Vermont.

First New England ski resorts open

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It’s the first weekend of skiing and snowboarding in New England! Killington in Vermont and Sunday River in Maine has kicked off their season limited terrain open. How limited? Just one trail for Sunday River; four for The Beast (Rime, Reason, Upper Great Northern and Upper East Fall). Killington’s open terrain is in its North […] [Read More]
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Best preseason discounts on ski lift tickets

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One of the biggest gripes about skiing or snowboarding is the high price of lift tickets. With single day tickets at the top resorts well in the $80 to $90 range, it’s easy to see why people complain about the cost. But honestly, you’d be crazy to spend that much money because there are so […] [Read More]
Owner Rod taylor and master ski racer,adjusts his snowblowing machine at the Woodbury Ski and Raquet area on their opening day, Nov 8 1999.Rod says he was up most of the night and returned early Monday morning toready his slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Taylor died Saturday at age 70.

Rod Taylor, owner of Woodbury ski area, dies

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Rod Taylor, a passionate and somewhat crazy disciple of snow sports, has died. Taylor, who owned the small Woodbury ski area since 1972, passed away Saturday, just two days before his 71st birthday. I’ve known Taylor for decades and have seen his passion in turning the small ski area into a year-long recreational area. Through […] [Read More]
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Mohawk offers FREE skiing this Sunday

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Here’s something hard to pass up: FREE skiing and snowboarding at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall on Sunday. That’s right FREE. All you have to do is show up, go to lift ticket window and get a free pass. The free offer is just for FREE lift tickets, not rental equipment. It’s Mohawk’s way of thanking […] [Read More]
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Mount Snow got about a half-foot on the first day of spring on Thursday,

Sweetest lift ticket deals this weekend

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Winter may be officially over, but it’s not time to pack away the skis and snowboards just yet. From Connecticut to northern New England, there’s still great snow conditions. In fact, most areas (including those in Connecticut) are reporting nearly ALL their trails are open. with the best conditions of the entire season. Check out […] [Read More]
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Big snow brings epic conditions

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It took a while, but the Big Snow has finally arrived. Northern New England ski resorts were smacked this week with more than two feet of snow. The Big Snow was just the thing needed to extend the ski season a few more weeks with great conditions. It boosted trail counts and created powder and […] [Read More]
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Playing on the corduroy under bluebird skies at Okemo in Vermont.

Spring lift ticket bargains popping up

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It’s going to be another great weekend to go skiing or snowboarding. Most ski areas have nearly all their trails open, including Connecticut’s five ski areas. You know it’s getting close to spring when ski resorts start rolling out heavily discounted passes. If you’re planning to ski or snowboard for a few days at a […] [Read More]
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Catamount going upscale with new hotel

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Catamount, one of the East’s oldest ski areas, is getting ready to go upscale. The 75-year-old ski area on the border of Massachusetts and New York State, plans to build a four-story posh hotel steps away from the slopes. It’s the beginning of a new base area development plan that will transform Catamount from ski […] [Read More]