The best deals during Presidents Week

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Ski resorts are busy this week with many schools off (again) for Presidents Week. Lucky for them because its peak snow conditions across New England and New York. And there’s an increasing chance that northern ski resorts could be hit with a major winter storm this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Unfortunately, it’s also the […] [Read More]

‘Bombogenesis’ to pound ski areas with snow

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Skiers, snowboarders and lovers of a true New England winter are keeping their fingers crossed. They’re hoping, almost praying, that the media hype of the impending “Storm of the Century IV” finally delivers us lots of snow. Almost two feet of snow almost makes us giddy as the Weather Channel named storm Nemo swirls toward […] [Read More]

Too cold for skiing and snowboarding?

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Sometimes it’s too cold to go skiing or snowboarding. That’s what the operators of the Wildcat ski area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire thought when they decided not to open Wednesday and Thursday because temperatures were in the negative double digits. Strong winds made it worse; a wind chill of 48 degrees below […] [Read More]

Being safe and smart on the slopes

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It’s National Safety Awareness Week (from Saturday to Jan. 26), a time when ski resorts remind us that skiing and snowboarding can be dangerous if we don’t follow the rules and play safe. Whether it’s skiing too fast and out of control or heading into the woods out of the ski area’s boundaries, there are […] [Read More]

What’s the buzz at Killington?

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Spent a few days at Killington. Vermont earlier this week. Awesome conditions! Deep snow with nearly every trail open. From the summit to mid-mountain the trees were caked with snow; something I haven’t seen in a couple of years. Here are a few things I observed at The Beast: Old and young There seems to […] [Read More]

Kids pay their age at Mount Snow Sunday

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C’mon, the kids have been bugging you for weeks to take them skiing or snowboarding. So why not do it on Sunday at Mount Snow in southern Vermont with this great deal: Anybody 18 and under can get a full day lift ticket for the price of their age! If they’re 13, their ticket costs […] [Read More]

Peak conditions and special deals

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Happy New Year! The holidays are over and the crowds are gone at ski resorts. That means resorts will be rolling out some price breaks and special deals to get you back on the slopes. Add peak snow conditions with nearly every trail open and you got a wonderful situation. How do you find those […] [Read More]

Biggest snow of season falls at ski resorts

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Our snow prayers have been answered. Now the real skiing and snowboarding season has began. It’s all because of that  wonderful nor’easter that  dropped more than two feet of snow across northern New England and New York. Many ski resorts now have 100 percent of their trails open, there’s deep powder stashes in the woods […] [Read More]