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Finally, the first big snow falls up north

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

Connecticut ski areas ready to open

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

Feast on Thanksgiving skiing/snowboarding

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

Early ski season off to strong start

There’s good news to report from the Land of Skiing and Snowboarding: Conditions are steadily improving with more ski areas planning to open this weekend. And there’s a good chance (I’m keeping my

Okemo to open Thursday

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

Let the snowmaking begin!

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

How to buy half-price ski lift tickets

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

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

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

Heavy snow falling up north

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