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]

More ski terrain open for the weekend

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Thanks to some fresh snow (and more still coming down), trail counts are increasing across Ski County. Video was shot Thursday at Sugarbush in Vermont. Up to 10 inches of snow fell across northern New England allowing most resorts to open up about half their trails. That’s a big improvement from a couple of weeks […] [Read More]

Big snow looming for MLK weekend

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Hopefully the Snow Gods, and the meteorologists, aren’t playing any games with us this time. But … there’s significant snow in the forecast for upper New England Thursday into Friday.  I’m trying not to get too excited, but it’s possible that more than a foot of snow could fall in the higher elevations, maybe more. […] [Read More]

Stupid things skiers and snowboarders do

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Next week is National Ski Safety Week, the time to remember the “Skier’s Responsibility Code.” You know that code that is often printed on napkins or cafeteria tray liners are ski resorts. It includes: Always stay in control …  People ahead of you have the right of way… Stop in a safe place for you and others … […] [Read More]

Good conditions, great deals

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We’ve finally hit the mark – the coldest day of the season so far. Ranging from -9.5 degrees on Mount Washington, to the single digit and teens in ski country. All we need now is some significant natural snow to get the winter in high gear. Temperatures are expected to moderate across the East the […] [Read More]

Powder day in northern Vermont

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Northern New England got a belated Christmas present Wednesday … some fresh snow … that makes it one of the season’s first powder days. Here’s a quick rundown from northern Vermont: Bolton Valley Resort: 5″-7″  …. Jay Peak Resort: 6″-8″….  Killington Resort: 10″ …. Pico Mountain: 10″…..Smugglers’ Notch Resort: 10″-12″….Stowe Mountain Resort: 4″-6″ …  Sugarbush Resort: 9″-12″. A post […] [Read More]

Top picks, deals for the weekend

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This is the weekend when you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to go skiing or snowboarding. Areas in southern New England, including our own state, will be open. Don’t let this dreary drizzle get you down, the weekend forecast calls for colder temperatures that should set up some good sliding conditions. Sunday is […] [Read More]

Ski/ride for $39 at Okemo Sunday

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Okemo in southern Vermont will be holding its annual Shares and Cares Food Drive on Sunday. That means if you bring five non-perishable food items, you can buy a lift ticket for $39. Today Okemo has 14 trails including  Buckhorn, Countdown, Double Dipper, Drop Off, Fairway, Jolly Green Giant, Link, Lower Arrow, Lower Mountain Road, […] [Read More]

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]