Finally, the first big snow falls up north

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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 will end. That would mean the end of everything …  including skiing and snowboarding. But there’s bigger question some are asking: […] [Read More]

Connecticut ski areas ready to open

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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 warm temperatures and high humidity. That’s about to end for Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall that plans to start its season on Saturday. And […] [Read More]

Feast on Thanksgiving skiing/snowboarding

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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 snowmaking, many major ski areas have their lifts turning. Unlike previous years, this Thanksgiving weekend will have some serious top-to-bottom runs that […] [Read More]

Early ski season off to strong start

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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 fingers crossed) that Thanksgiving weekend could bring some of the best skiing and snowboarding  in years. Cold temperatures will return tonight, allowing […] [Read More]

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]