This is the view from the top of Gunbarrel, the steepest trail in Connecticut at Ski Sundown in New Hartford. Sundown has 100 percent of its trails open.

A super weekend to go skiing and snowboarding

Just after Connecticut ski areas took a hit from a warm, soaking rain, a fresh layer of snow followed just in time for a super weekend. Several inches of snow fell from a surprise snowstorm that many
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Thanks to its snowmakiers, Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont has 74 percent of its terrain open.

Salvation of snow-making got its start in Connecticut

The reality: Without snow making, we wouldn’t have any skiing or snowboard making this season. Even traditional snowy areas like Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine has seen very little natural snow this
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It was a powder week at Bolton Valley after the northern Vermont area picked up more than two feet of snow.

Snow bringing more people to ski areas

At long last, it looks like we’re finally going to see some accumulating snow in our backyards. Not a huge amount, but just enough to make it look and feel like winter. That’s good news for ski areas
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This is why Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Conn. has 100 percent of its trails open for Martin Luther King weekend. Without snowmaking, there would be very little skiing or snowboarding in the East this winter.

A great MLK weekend for skiing/snowboarding

Ski areas are ready for the Martin Luther King holiday weekend with more trails and greately improved conditions across the East. If you’ve been holding off skiing and snowboarding why are you still
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Stowe, Vermont has packed power conditions on 65 percent of its terrain. In the last 10 days, it's received about 18 inches of natural snow.

Trail counts increasing at ski areas across the East

What a difference a week makes. After days of good snow-making temperatures – and some natural snow for some northern New England areas – ski areas have opened more trails and expanded terrain. While
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First Connecticut ski area opens for season

It took a while, but the first Connecticut ski areas to open this season has some lifts turning. Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall opened its Nutmeg slope, a novice beginner area on Saturday morning. Hey,
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Cold temperatures have allowed Okemo in Vermont and other Northeast ski areas to open more trails.

With cold and snow, finally, a good ski weekend

The bad dream is finally coming to an end. After weeks of record warm temperatures and very little natural snow, the snow sports season had one of its worst starts in years. Many ski areas that
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Okemo in Vermont had top-to-bottom skiing on the Green Giant trail in Vermont this week with good edge-to-edge coverage.

Ski areas struggling to get ready for holiday crowds

With the busy – and highly lucrative – Christmas/New Year’s not too far away, ski areas are working to open up more terrain before temperatures rise again. There’s no way to sugarcoat this: it’s been
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