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Ski jumpers to soar over CT this weekend

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You can get a taste of the Winter Olympics in Connecticut this weekend with the annual Jumpfest Winter Festival in the Litchfield Hills. This event celebrates its 88th year this weekend at Satre Hill in Salisbury. Directions here. The highlight happens Sunday:, the Eastern U.S. Ski Jumping Championships begins with practice at 11 am, the […] [Read More]
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Ski areas pick up some fresh powder

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It’s peak snow conditions across the East thanks to a snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow at ski resorts. Even Connecticut’s five areas got some much needed snow, picking up to 10 inches. Massachusetts areas like Butternut, Catamount, Berkshire East and Jiminy are sitting pretty with up to 14 inches of fresh […] [Read More]
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Joys of ‘backyard’ skiing at Mohawk Mountain

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Sometimes, you don’t appreciate what’s in your backyard. Take Mohawk Mountain ski area in Cornwall, for example. It doesn’t have a huge vertical drop (650 feet),¬† the longest trail is just over a mile and its trail count is only 24. No high speed lifts, summit lodge or ski in, ski out condos. Just a […] [Read More]
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State ski areas get welcome snow

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It’s a rare powder day at Connecticut ski areas today. Not a huge snowfall, about 6 inches on average, but it’s beautiful dry, Utah-like powder. Think the “Greatest Snow on Earth” in Connecticut. Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall crows on its web site: “SNOWDAY! Yesterday’s storm topped us off, leaving you with spectacular conditions. Lifts start […] [Read More]
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Killington’s new summit lodge rises to the top

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A new summit lodge at Killington, Vermont has given The Beast an edge over other ski resorts: the best room with a view in the East. The $7 million Peak Lodge that opened shortly after Christmas, offers striking vistas of the Green, White and Adirondack mountains. White-lined trails at distant ski areas like Mount Sunapee […] [Read More]
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Good and bad news with skiing this weekend

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  If you got plans to go skiing or snowboarding this weekend, be prepared because … unfortunately … it’s going to be wet. Very wet. Even the North Country is going to get a soaking Saturday into Sunday. Check out the ugly Mountain Point Forecast. If there’s any good news it’s next week when cold […] [Read More]
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Groovy … Mount Southington to celebrate 50th birthday

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  Mount Southington, one of Connecticut’s five ski areas, hits the Big 5-0 this year. The small area with 14 trails and five lifts, opened in December 1964 when songs¬† like The Supremes “Come See About Me” and the Beatles “I Feel Fine” were playing on AM radio. A gallon of gas was 25 cents […] [Read More]
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It’s a powder day at state ski areas

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Don’t get to say this often … it’s a powder day at Connecticut ski areas. I’m talking about the kind of snow found in Utah, the dry puffy kind that you can blow away. The state’s five areas received between 5 and 8 inches of snow. Not a huge dump, but we’ll take it. Mohawk […] [Read More]
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