Biggest snow of season falls at ski resorts

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Our snow prayers have been answered. Now the real skiing and snowboarding season has began. It’s all because of that  wonderful nor’easter that  dropped more than two feet of snow across northern New England and New York. Many ski resorts now have 100 percent of their trails open, there’s deep powder stashes in the woods […] [Read More]

Getting ready for the big snow

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Lots of good news for skiers, snowboarders and lovers of snow. First, Ski Sundown in New Hartford opens today with six trails. It’s one of the latest openings for the Connecticut ski area that’s run by Stratford native Bob Switzgable. And it comes at a make or break time for state ski areas that depend […] [Read More]

Will there be a White Christmas?

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With rain falling and temperatures in the 50s, it’s hard to think about a White Christmas in Connecticut. But … some forecasts say there’s an increasing chance that even Connecticut could see some snow on Christmas morning. Maybe not in Bridgeport or Stamford, but possible for Danbury and the Northwest Hills. At this point The […] [Read More]
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Finally, the first big snow falls up north

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So where’s winter? If the world doesn’t end tomorrow, winter will officially arrive at 6:12 a.m. on Friday. Friday marks the end of the ancient Mayan calendar, the time when some believe the world will end. That would mean the end of everything …  including skiing and snowboarding. But there’s bigger question some are asking: […] [Read More]

Learn to ski or snowboard for free

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Want to ski or snowboard like those seen in the video above from Park City, Utah? Well … you get get a start by taking advantage of an offer that doesn’t come around often: a free, learn to ski or snowboard lesson! Yup.. Free. Gratis. Complimentary. And, the offer also includes equipment and a ticket […] [Read More]

Connecticut ski areas ready to open

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Thankfully, it’s cold again. And that means ski areas can again crank upthe snowmaking guns. That’s especially good news for Connecticut ski areas that have had to postpone their openings because of warm temperatures and high humidity. That’s about to end for Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall that plans to start its season on Saturday. And […] [Read More]

This weekend head north for best conditions

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The weekend outlook for skiing and snowboarding looks good, but you have drive a few hours to find the best conditions. That’s because warm temperatures earlier this week have prevented southern New England areas from making snow. Mohawk Mountain and Ski Sundown in Connecticut have pushed back their openings at least a week. That’s the […] [Read More]
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Finally, some natural snow

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Things are getting a lot sweeter in the North County: some good, old-fashion natural snow! Andthat has set he stage for some good skiing and snowboarding this weekend. Stowe in northern Vermont got nearly a foot in the last 24 bringing with it with powder and packed powder conditions. And with temperatures in the single […] [Read More]
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Mount Snow selling $12 limited tickets

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Here’s a deal worth  jumping on: $12 lift tickets for Mount Snow on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The southern Vermont area has a 1,000 limit on the heavily-discounted tickets. The regular price of a midweek ticket is $75. But tickets need to be purchased in advance. A check this evening showed the cheap tickets are still […] [Read More]

Feast on Thanksgiving skiing/snowboarding

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Looking to get in some skiing and snowboarding this Thanksgiving weekend? Well, you’re in luck because this is one of the strongest early seasons in years. That’s because after nearly two weeks of snowmaking, many major ski areas have their lifts turning. Unlike previous years, this Thanksgiving weekend will have some serious top-to-bottom runs that […] [Read More]