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]

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]

Stratton starts season Wednesday

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Here’s another Vermont ski area in the starting gate: Stratton will kick off its season at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Here’s the official announcement: “We anticipate opening intermediate to advanced trails on the Upper Mountain, including Black Bear, Grizzly Bear, North American and Polar Bear. It’s too soon to tell if the Lower Mountain will be […] [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]

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]

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]