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 songsĀ  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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A first time snowbaorder makes her way down Mohawk's gentle Nutmeg Slope.

Saturday: Learn to ski/snowboard for free at Mohawk

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Here’s a deal that does not come around often: a FREE first-timer learn to ski or snowboard package at Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall this Saturday. Mohawk just asks that you bring bring a donation of canned or non-perishable food items, to be donated to people in need in Northwestern Connecticut. Donations will be accepted at […] [Read More]
Skiing down Heaven's Gate at Sugarbush in Vermont.

Get ready for a snowy weekend at ski areas

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Our snow dreams are about to be answered! A pre-winter storm is expected to drop up to a foot or snow across New England this weekend. Ski areas from Connecticut to Maine will get a much needed dump of snow that will help expand terrain. Looks like it will be a sweet “pow pow” weekend, […] [Read More]
You can buy a lift ticket for $39 at Okemo in Vermont this Saturday if you donate five non-perishible food.

Where to ski/snowboard this weekend

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Let’s get the best deal of the weekend right at the top of this post: This Saturday at Okemo in Vermont, when you bring at least five non-perishable food items, a new clothing item, or a new child’s toy to Okemo, you will be rewarded with a voucher for a $39 lift ticket valid that […] [Read More]
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Cyber Monday brings lift ticket bargains

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It’s been a great season, so far, with highly discounted lift tickets. There’s more options and lower prices this season. Today, Cyber Monday, is one of the best times to snare some great lift ticket deals. Not every ski area has Cyber Monday deals, but what the following links demonstrate is that you should never […] [Read More]