Killington kicks off season

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Now it’s really starting to feel like the ski/snowboarding season. Killington in central Vermont began its season today with four trails under the North Ridge chair. The first runs of 2010-11 season began shortly after 10 a.m. The upper elevation trails can be accessed by taking the K1 gondola to the summit and riding down […] [Read More]

Snowmaking begins at ski resorts

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It looks like we’re days away from the opening of the ski and snowboard season in New England. Both Killington in Vermont and Sunday River are ahead of the pack by blowing snow on its higher elevation trails. Killington is concentrating on the North Ridge area making snow on Rime and Great Northern. Unlike the […] [Read More]

It’s a start … ski areas pick up some snow

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Several New England ski resorts picked up a few inches of snow from Friday’s nor’easter, although it’s not enough to get the 2010-11 season going. Wait at least a couple of weeks. But the good news is we’re starting to see  cold nighttime temperatures that may allow some areas to start their snowmaking operations. Any […] [Read More]

Discounted Killington tickets end today; it’s snowing too

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Today is the last day you can buy discounted $55 lift tickets for Killington in Vermont. The price  is up to $29 lower than the cost of a one-day window ticket price. This season, Killington’s ticket prices will be $79 midweek and $84 on weekends. The K55 tickets are valid everyday of the season except the following […] [Read More]

Snow is in the air!

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While it’s still too early to pull out the boards, anticipation is building evey day as a new ski season nears. Already, Sunday River in Maine started blowing snow last weekend. Sure, it was more of a “test” of its snowmaking system (and to blow out a few mice). But it was also a good motivator […] [Read More]

Ski areas raising age for ‘senior’ discounts

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Don’t be surprised if you’re standing at a ski ticket window when an older skier tells the cashier:  ”Don’t forget my senior discount.” No this isn’t a coffee shop or a WalMart, but a ski area where seniors expect to see a few dollars knocked off the price of their lift ticket. But things are […] [Read More]

Sugarloaf ski resort to become East’s largest

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An expansion at Sugarloaf in Maine will make it the largest ski area east of the Rockies. Once the tree thinning is completed in three years, it will eclipse Killington in central Vermont, as having the most acreage for skiing and snowboarding. The key word here is acreage, not more trails and more lifts. Sugarloaf’s expansion is […] [Read More]

Getting a jump on the ski season

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Yes, it’s still summer, but not too early to start planning for the 2010-11 ski season. Why? By getting a head start before most skiers and snowboarders, you can snare the best deals, find the best equipment/rentals and book lodging on the dates you want … at substancial savings. BOOKING A ROOM FOR A SKI VACATION:You can […] [Read More]

Skier visits down in NE, except VT

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The numbers are now in for skier visits during the 2009-10 season. And with the exception of Vermont and other regions of the country, they’re  not pretty. Overall, skier visits in the Northeast declined 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to the National Ski Areas Association. The most likely reason? Below average snowfall in northern […] [Read More]

2010-11 season pass deals ending soon

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  If you’ve been thinking about buying a season pass for next ski/snowboard season, now’s the time to act quickly if you want to same money. Why? Because the end of April is the time ski resorts end their discounted season pass rates. Waiting will mean paying hundreds of dollars more if you decide to […] [Read More]