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]

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]

Killington to use cow manure to power ski lift

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Riding Killington’s K1 gondola this winter will be a mooving experience. Sorry for the pun, but I  couldn’t resist it when I read the Vermont’s ski resort’s announcement today that it plans to power the K1 by using cow manure. Yes cow manure. Here’s how Killington describes the process: “Farms collect cow manure throughout the […] [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]

Mt. Snow deals; $29 next Wednesday

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Here’s a lift ticket deal worth taking a day off next week. To celebrate Leap Day – Feb. 29 – NEXT WEDNESDAY … Mount Snow in southern Vermont will be selling lift tickets for $29. That’s a great deal when you consider the regular price of a weekday ticket is $75 for adults and $58 […] [Read More]

Big snowstorm looming?

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This morning, WTNH New Channel 8 Meteorologist Gil Simmons was talking about the possibility of a major winter storm that COULD affect the Northeast Sunday. At this stage, Gil said it’s a “tough call” to forecast whether the storm would actually develop or whether most of the precipition would be offshore. NBC Connecticut’s weather team […] [Read More]

Check out these classic rock skis

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Looking for a new pair of skis to Get Yer Ya Yas Out? Then check out these classic rock skis…. Rolling Stones K2 Side Show Skis. The cost? $875 … probably the price of a VIP ticket for a likely Stones tour later this year.  And that cost does not include bindings. Here are the […] [Read More]

Finally, a powder day!

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Finally. We’re skiing and snowboarding on “pow pow” today!!! And just when we were starting to think winter wasn’t going to return to New England. This weekend is probably the best one, condition wise, this season. But as we all know with skiing in New England, there’s always something. This time it’s bitter cold temperatures. […] [Read More]