How to buy lift tickets at half price

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Do you really want to pay $89 for a lift ticket this season? You will if you blindly walk up to the ticket window at Stowe, Vermont on a Saturday. And you’ll have to fork over $79 if you do the same thing at Mount Snow in southern Vermont. Today I’m going to give you […] [Read More]

Learn to ski or snowboard for free

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What a difference a week makes. Cold temperatures, days of snowmaking and the best yet- some fresh power!!! Northern New England ski areas have received  nearly two feet of snow in the past two days. The tallies in Vermont:  Stowe, 19″;  Smugglers, 18; Jay, 15″; and Killington  14. As you would expect, trail counts have […] [Read More]

The weekend’s looking good

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After this week’s heavy rain soaked the Northeast, things are definately looking up for improved snow conditions this weekend. You can thank the cold temperatures that have allowed ski areas to lay down a fresh layer of machine made snow. And there’s a good chance that northern New England areas could pick up a few […] [Read More]

Let the snow cannons roar!

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Wednesday’s miserable rainy and windy weather is now a memory. It looks like we’ve finally turned a corner for a long stretch of cold temperatures that will allow ski resorts to bounce back and more to open. Bromley in Vermont plans to open this Saturday. They will be charging midweek rates this weekend: $44 for […] [Read More]

Snow report: Don’t bother

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Let’s be honest. Today is a dreadful day to go skiing or snowboarding. And at this moment, there’s very little sliding going on in the East except for some lower elevation trails. Why? It’s not the rain, but strong winds. In fact the National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont issued this warning Wednesday afternoon: “Strong […] [Read More]

Stratton, Jiminy Peak, Smuggs now open

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Now we’re on a roll! More Eastern ski resorts are open today after cold weather allowed them to fire up the snow guns. Stratton in southern Vermont, Smuggler’s Notch in northern Vermont and Jiminy Peak in northwestern Massachusetts have their lifts turning today. In New Hampshire, add Waterville Valley, Cranmore and Pat’s Peak to the […] [Read More]

Weekend looks good for skiing/snowboarding

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There’s some snow – and ice – in ski country today as northern New England makes the quick transition to winter. The National Weather Service has posted winter weather advisories until noon today throughout most of northern New England with periods of snow and freezing rain. It’s not a big storm; just a few inches […] [Read More]

Mount Snow opens on Thanksgiving

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Thankfully, cold weather has returned. And that means  ski resorts can again fire up their snowmaking arsenals and open trails … just in time for Thanksgiving. Mount Snow in southern Vermont is the latest area to announce its opening on Thanksgiving Day. The Grand Summit Express, Canyon Express, Nitro Express and Discovery Shuttle will all […] [Read More]