Yearly Archive for 2012

: 2012

No joke: Heavy snow falls in Vermont

This is not a late April Fools Day joke: the ski season has bounced back with Killington in Vermont getting up to 18 inches of snow! Yup. Eighteen inches that has allowed The Beast to open up 31

Death in Tuckerman Ravine

Of all the places in New England, Tuckerman Ravine in New Hampshire is hallowed ground for skiers. For generations, skiers have hiked the 2.4-mile trail to the the base of the ravine, stared at its

Ski season ending with a whimper

Who’s still skiing and snowboarding in New England? Mostly those with season passes, locals, college kids looking for some fun on spring break or strong-legged baby boomers who have second homes in

Ski Sundown, Butternut, Catamount closing

Ski Sundown in New Hartford, Conn. will finish its season Saturday with skiing and snowboarding from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. And it won’t cost you many greenbacks on St. Patrick’s Day; just $30 for an

Connecticut ski season melting away

The ski and snowboard season is coming to a quick end in Connecticut. No surprise with temperatures pushing into the late 60s and 70s. Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall decided today to end its season

Sliding and smiling through March

Today is the first day that it looked and smelled like spring. The air, heavy with a morning dew, caused the ground to exhale an earthy smell. Brown grass is turning green and crocuses have already

Avalanche wipes out chairlift

Can you imagine this? Riding a chairlift when an avalanche comes rumbling down. It happened a few days ago at a French ski resort near Grenoble. Amazingly, no one was killed or injured but a several

Weekend outlook for skiing, snowboarding

Should be a good weekend for skiing and snowboarding. But (and there’s usually a but here in the East) there is some rain and mixed precipitation in the forecast for tonight and Saturday. In

Deep snow and deep discounts

Now that New England areas have finally picked up some deep, natural snow, what on earth are you waiting for? March is shaping up to be the best month of the entire ski season. And it looks to get

More snow on the way

Unbelievable. Jay Peak got another 5 inches last night pushing its new snowfall totals past 53 inches! Stowe in northern Vermont picked up 44 inches from the snow storm. And last night another 7