No joke: Heavy snow falls in Vermont

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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 trails. That’s quite a difference from the three trails it had open off the Superstar lift just […] [Read More]
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Death in Tuckerman Ravine

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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 steep headwall and climbed up its pitched slope. Once they’ve gone as far as they could, they carefully put the […] [Read More]
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Ski season ending with a whimper

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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 Country. But for most of us the season is over. The end came earlier than normal when the snow stopped falling and […] [Read More]

Ski Sundown, Butternut, Catamount closing

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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 eight-hour ticket. The eight hours begins when you purchase it. I’d suggest to get there early for the better […] [Read More]
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Connecticut ski season melting away

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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 today. Earlier this morning they were hoping to reopen in Friday and stay open to Sunday. But mid-morning there was a […] [Read More]
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Sliding and smiling through March

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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 pushed their way out of the ground. Soon the robins will return. Yes, the signs are everywhere: days are […] [Read More]
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Avalanche wipes out chairlift

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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 skiers were left stranded on the lift. A helicopter was used to rescue them. [Read More]
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Weekend outlook for skiing, snowboarding

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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 Connecticut, expect mostly rain. It should end before the afternoon. It won’t be a washout, just an annoyance for those who […] [Read More]
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Deep snow and deep discounts

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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 much better with more snow expected in interior New England. The National Weather Service has posted […] [Read More]

More snow on the way

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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 inches fell. Base depths are starting to rival Utah resorts. Stowe is averaging between 36 and 54 inches on snowmaking trails; […] [Read More]
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