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]

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]

Getting ready for the big snow

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Lots of good news for skiers, snowboarders and lovers of snow. First, Ski Sundown in New Hartford opens today with six trails. It’s one of the latest openings for the Connecticut ski area that’s run by Stratford native Bob Switzgable. And it comes at a make or break time for state ski areas that depend […] [Read More]

Finally, the first big snow falls up north

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So where’s winter? If the world doesn’t end tomorrow, winter will officially arrive at 6:12 a.m. on Friday. Friday marks the end of the ancient Mayan calendar, the time when some believe the world will end. That would mean the end of everything …  including skiing and snowboarding. But there’s bigger question some are asking: […] [Read More]

Learn to ski or snowboard for free

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Want to ski or snowboard like those seen in the video above from Park City, Utah? Well … you get get a start by taking advantage of an offer that doesn’t come around often: a free, learn to ski or snowboard lesson! Yup.. Free. Gratis. Complimentary. And, the offer also includes equipment and a ticket […] [Read More]

Connecticut ski areas ready to open

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Thankfully, it’s cold again. And that means ski areas can again crank upthe snowmaking guns. That’s especially good news for Connecticut ski areas that have had to postpone their openings because of warm temperatures and high humidity. That’s about to end for Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall that plans to start its season on Saturday. And […] [Read More]

Mount Snow selling $12 limited tickets

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Here’s a deal worth  jumping on: $12 lift tickets for Mount Snow on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The southern Vermont area has a 1,000 limit on the heavily-discounted tickets. The regular price of a midweek ticket is $75. But tickets need to be purchased in advance. A check this evening showed the cheap tickets are still […] [Read More]

Feast on Thanksgiving skiing/snowboarding

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Looking to get in some skiing and snowboarding this Thanksgiving weekend? Well, you’re in luck because this is one of the strongest early seasons in years. That’s because after nearly two weeks of snowmaking, many major ski areas have their lifts turning. Unlike previous years, this Thanksgiving weekend will have some serious top-to-bottom runs that […] [Read More]