Snowmaking opens up more trails

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Look for trail counts to grow at northern New England ski areas this weekend and the days ahead. Cold temperatures are allowing ski resorts to expand terrain in preparation for the upcoming Christmas/New Year’s week. Already Okemo in southern Vermont posted on its Facebook page today that it plans to have top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding […] [Read More]

Snow falls up north; cold temperatures arrive

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Finally … some good news from Ski County … snow. And to top it off cold temperatures for snowmaking! Sweet! No it wasn’t a large snowfall … between 4 and 8 inches across New England … but it was just enough for skiers and snowboarders to get excited that the early season seems to have […] [Read More]

Ups and downs of the weekend outlook

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This is not the best time to be a snowmaker. The skiers, snowboarders and resort owners are all itching to get their season off in full swing. But cold, then warm temperatures have thrown a big monkey wrench in their plans. That means many areas have put their openings on hold until they can make […] [Read More]

Snowmaking resumes at ski areas

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Things are looking up for the weekend now that ski areas have resumed snowmaking in northern New England. Video above is from Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. After days of above-freezing temperatures many resorts are taking advantage of cold temperatures to lay down a base. If cold temperatures continue, more areas could be open this […] [Read More]

Learn to ski, snowboard on the cheap

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Got a buddy, family member or significant other who wants to learn how to ski or snowboard? Well, here’s a few inexpensive … some free … ways to start sliding. Normally, these packages can cost more than $100! So if someone has been talking for years about learning to ski or snowboarding, turn them on […] [Read More]

Okemo, Sugarbush now open

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Happy Thanksgiving! And so it is … because you can now add ¬†Okemo and Sugarbush to the list of ski resorts open for the season. They join Killington (with 20 trails today) and Stowe (7 trails). The two Vermont areas kicked off the season at 9 a.m. with lots of sunshine and blue skies. Unfortunately, […] [Read More]

Ski areas shooting for Turkey Day opening

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Snowmaking has kicked into high gear at several resorts with the goal of opening some trails by Thanksgiving Day. That goal, of course, is temperature and weather dependent. The long-range forecast for the upper peaks of New England call for nighttime temps into the 20s. Unfortunately, it’s also going to be much warmer during the […] [Read More]

Killington, 2 other resorts start seasons

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Killington Resort opened its winter season today with skiing/snowboarding on two trails. Hey it’s not alot, but The Beast is the first to start the New England ski season. Or are they? Mount Snow in southern Vermont opened Launch Park, a small terrain park on its lower mountain. And in Maine, Sunday River started its […] [Read More]

The perfectly timed storm

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The East finally lucked out with a major snowstorm that dumped nearly four feet of snow on some New England ski resorts. And it could not have come at a better time for ski resorts – and the people who paid big bucks to go there this holiday week. In just one day, The Big […] [Read More]

Snowmaking to save the holiday week

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Worried about the quality of snow conditions for the upcoming holiday week even if there’s no snow in your backyard? Relax, it’s going to be fine … just a little crowded. After spending a few days skiing in Vermont, it was again proven that without snowmaking we’d be looking at brown ski trails. Sure there’s […] [Read More]