Okemo to open Thursday

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Owners of snow sports shops have to be really happy today. Why? The first arrival of fresh snow … the best advertisement you can ever hope for getting people excited about the upcoming ski and snowboarding season. See snow = Think skiing, snowboarding. It’s that simple. Yes I know, like you, about the problems of […] [Read More]

Let the snowmaking begin!

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With Superstorm Sandy, it’s been a wild week for weather in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and most of the Eastern Seaboard. Strong winds, huge waves and tidal surges, flooding and rain. But now here’s some good weather news for skiers and snowboarders: a stretch of cold temperatures that will allow ski resorts to fire […] [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Heavy snow falling up north

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Finally. Ski areas, especially those in northern New England, are getting some much needed natural snow with the heaviest amounts expected later today and tonight. In the last few days, areas like Jay, Smugglers and Stowe in northern Vermont have gotten up to 10 inches. And that’s not counting the new snow that will be falling […] [Read More]

Big snowstorm looming?

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This morning, WTNH New Channel 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons was talking about the possibility of a major winter storm that COULD affect the Northeast Sunday. At this stage, Gil said it’s a “tough call” to forecast whether the storm would actually develop or whether most of the precipition would be offshore. NBC Connecticut’s weather team […] [Read More]

Finally, a powder day!

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Finally. We’re skiing and snowboarding on “pow pow” today!!! And just when we were starting to think winter wasn’t going to return to New England. This weekend is probably the best one, condition wise, this season. But as we all know with skiing in New England, there’s always something. This time it’s bitter cold temperatures. […] [Read More]

More ski terrain open for the weekend

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Thanks to some fresh snow (and more still coming down), trail counts are increasing across Ski County. Video was shot Thursday at Sugarbush in Vermont. Up to 10 inches of snow fell across northern New England allowing most resorts to open up about half their trails. That’s a big improvement from a couple of weeks […] [Read More]

Big snow looming for MLK weekend

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Hopefully the Snow Gods, and the meteorologists, aren’t playing any games with us this time. But … there’s significant snow in the forecast for upper New England Thursday into Friday.  I’m trying not to get too excited, but it’s possible that more than a foot of snow could fall in the higher elevations, maybe more. […] [Read More]