How to buy half-price ski lift tickets

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The preliminary list of dates for ski areas offering discounted lift tickets is out. And again, it’s absolutely the BEST DEAL going! We’re talking about more than 50 percent off  tickets at such prime Vermont areas as Stratton, Okemo, Sugarbush and Killington, many of them on weekends. How cheap? How about $34 ticket for Mount […] [Read More]

Killington to use cow manure to power ski lift

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Riding Killington’s K1 gondola this winter will be a mooving experience. Sorry for the pun, but I  couldn’t resist it when I read the Vermont’s ski resort’s announcement today that it plans to power the K1 by using cow manure. Yes cow manure. Here’s how Killington describes the process: “Farms collect cow manure throughout the […] [Read More]

Discounted Killington tickets on sale

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Here’s a deal I’ve been waiting for all summer: discounted lift tickets for Killington in Vermont next winter. The K58 tickets allow skiers/snowboarders to save up to $30 off the price of lift tickets if they are purchased by Oct. 11, or if they sell out. Based on that offer, it looks like a Saturday […] [Read More]
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Killington, Jay calling it quits Sunday

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Killington and Jay Peak in Vermont are planning to end its season  Sunday. They will be be the last resorts to close in the East for winter sports this season. That will bring Killington to 177 operating days, well below average, but extraordinary considering last’s winter’s miserable snowfall. Last year Killington closed on May 1. […] [Read More]
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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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