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]

Heavy snow in northern New England

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Thanks to some fresh snow … the real stuff, not machine made … Stowe in northern Vermont kicked off its season in style today. Up to 7 inches fell last night allowing it to open Upper Lord, Lord, Upper Ridgeview, Ridgeview, North Slope, Lower North Slope and Centerline for a total of 2.6 miles and […] [Read More]

The perfectly timed storm

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The East finally lucked out with a major snowstorm that dumped nearly four feet of snow on some New England ski resorts. And it could not have come at a better time for ski resorts – and the people who paid big bucks to go there this holiday week. In just one day, The Big […] [Read More]

Weekend outlook: Waiting for the snow

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While it’s still early to tell exactly how much – if any – snow we’ll get from a weekend nor’easter, anticipation is building. That’s because if we get a significant snowfall it will guarantee a White Christmas. If the storm does not go out to sea, ski areas that would benefit include Wachusett in eastern […] [Read More]

Weekend pick: Go Saturday

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This weekend brings additional ski areas opening, some fresh natural snow and, unfortunately some rain Sunday. So Saturday will be the pick of the weekend with sunny skies in southern New England. I don’t think crowds will be too bad since many people are in the midst of holiday shopping, etc. The biggest crowds are […] [Read More]

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]

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]

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]