Sliding to the end of the season

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There’s still plenty of good skiing and snowboarding in the Northeast, but the number of people visiting ski areas is decreasing. With temperatures rising, flowers starting to bloom and grass growing greener, people’s thoughts are now turning to spring. With fewer people showing up, ski areas making the decision on whether to stay open or […] [Read More]

Springing back to peak conditions

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When it comes to spring skiing and snowboarding, conditions don’t get better than this in the East. Ski areas were already in great shape before a late winter snowstorm dumped up nearly 3 feet across northern New England. Yes … three feet in the last week! Take that Global Warming! The snow not only created […] [Read More]

Deep snow and deep discounts

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Looks like ski areas in New Hampshire and Maine are going to get lots of snow this weekend from the nor’easter starting to take shape. While Connecticut will likely get just dreaded rain, N.H. and Maine could get more than a foot of snow. Most areas  in Vermont should get a few inches. It’s been […] [Read More]

The best deals during Presidents Week

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Ski resorts are busy this week with many schools off (again) for Presidents Week. Lucky for them because its peak snow conditions across New England and New York. And there’s an increasing chance that northern ski resorts could be hit with a major winter storm this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed. Unfortunately, it’s also the […] [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]

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]