Big snow looming for MLK weekend

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Hopefully the Snow Gods, and the meteorologists, aren’t playing any games with us this time. But … there’s significant snow in the forecast for upper New England Thursday into Friday.  I’m trying not to get too excited, but it’s possible that more than a foot of snow could fall in the higher elevations, maybe more. […] [Read More]

Stupid things skiers and snowboarders do

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Next week is National Ski Safety Week, the time to remember the “Skier’s Responsibility Code.” You know that code that is often printed on napkins or cafeteria tray liners are ski resorts. It includes: Always stay in control …  People ahead of you have the right of way… Stop in a safe place for you and others … […] [Read More]

Enjoying a snow-stingy winter

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The other day I read a tweet by Thomas Cooke on the Ski Utah blog about the “6-inch rule.” It read in part: “Seth Godin, a best-selling author, a well-known and admired guru to marketers, and an entrepreneurial visionary once said not to underestimate the value of positive cashflow when starting up your own new […] [Read More]

Good conditions, great deals

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We’ve finally hit the mark – the coldest day of the season so far. Ranging from -9.5 degrees on Mount Washington, to the single digit and teens in ski country. All we need now is some significant natural snow to get the winter in high gear. Temperatures are expected to moderate across the East the […] [Read More]

Powder day in northern Vermont

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Northern New England got a belated Christmas present Wednesday … some fresh snow … that makes it one of the season’s first powder days. Here’s a quick rundown from northern Vermont: Bolton Valley Resort: 5″-7″  …. Jay Peak Resort: 6″-8″….  Killington Resort: 10″ …. Pico Mountain: 10″…..Smugglers’ Notch Resort: 10″-12″….Stowe Mountain Resort: 4″-6″ …  Sugarbush Resort: 9″-12″. A post […] [Read More]

Top picks, deals for the weekend

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This is the weekend when you don’t have to travel hundreds of miles to go skiing or snowboarding. Areas in southern New England, including our own state, will be open. Don’t let this dreary drizzle get you down, the weekend forecast calls for colder temperatures that should set up some good sliding conditions. Sunday is […] [Read More]

Snow falls up north; cold temperatures arrive

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Finally … some good news from Ski County … snow. And to top it off cold temperatures for snowmaking! Sweet! No it wasn’t a large snowfall … between 4 and 8 inches across New England … but it was just enough for skiers and snowboarders to get excited that the early season seems to have […] [Read More]

Ups and downs of the weekend outlook

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This is not the best time to be a snowmaker. The skiers, snowboarders and resort owners are all itching to get their season off in full swing. But cold, then warm temperatures have thrown a big monkey wrench in their plans. That means many areas have put their openings on hold until they can make […] [Read More]

Snowmaking resumes at ski areas

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Things are looking up for the weekend now that ski areas have resumed snowmaking in northern New England. Video above is from Stratton Mountain in southern Vermont. After days of above-freezing temperatures many resorts are taking advantage of cold temperatures to lay down a base. If cold temperatures continue, more areas could be open this […] [Read More]

Learn to ski, snowboard on the cheap

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Got a buddy, family member or significant other who wants to learn how to ski or snowboard? Well, here’s a few inexpensive … some free … ways to start sliding. Normally, these packages can cost more than $100! So if someone has been talking for years about learning to ski or snowboarding, turn them on […] [Read More]