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]

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]

Okemo opens season

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Today is opening day at Okemo in Vermont! Okemo will have two lifts, Northstar Express and the Glades Peak Quad, servicing four trails on the upper mountain; Buckhorn, Drop Off, Countdown, and Upper World Cup. This terrain will be open for advanced skiers and riders only. There will be shuttle service from the bottom of the […] [Read More]

Ski resorts set opening dates

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Several ski resorts are on the verge of throwing out the first snowball of the ski/snowboard season! Killington in Vermont and Sunday River in Maine remain the only ski areas now open. But that will change next weekend with the projected opening of several more. Many more are shooting for a Thanksgiving weekend opening. While […] [Read More]

What’s new at Vermont ski resorts

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With the Vermont skiing and snowboarding season underway (Killington opened earlier this week), now’s a good time to take a look at  some of the changes at Green Mountain ski resorts. First, you won’t see Ascutney Mountain on this list because it’s doubtful it will be open as a ski area this season. The resort […] [Read More]

Sliding through Indian Summer

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As we bask in the warmth of an Indian Summer, eastern skiing and snowboarding is on hold. Sunday River, the first and only area to open, temporarily suspended skiing on Sunday. The good news: we’re starting to see our first snowstorms of the season. Granted they’re out west, but it’s a good indication of what’s […] [Read More]

Getting a jump on the ski season

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Yes, it’s still summer, but not too early to start planning for the 2010-11 ski season. Why? By getting a head start before most skiers and snowboarders, you can snare the best deals, find the best equipment/rentals and book lodging on the dates you want … at substancial savings. BOOKING A ROOM FOR A SKI VACATION:You can […] [Read More]

Skier visits down in NE, except VT

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The numbers are now in for skier visits during the 2009-10 season. And with the exception of Vermont and other regions of the country, they’re  not pretty. Overall, skier visits in the Northeast declined 2.7 percent from the previous year, according to the National Ski Areas Association. The most likely reason? Below average snowfall in northern […] [Read More]