Oktoberfest Comes To Northeast Resorts

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Whiteface Oktoberfest welcomes Bavaria to the Adirondacks. (Whiteface/Facebook)

It’s time to dust off our lederhosen, fire up the oompah band and enjoy a tall mug of German beer at Oktoberfests across Northeastern ski resorts.

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Court Decision Hamstrings Wolf Creek Project

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Wolf Creek base will remain as is for the foreseeable future. (Wolf Creek)

A federal judge recently ruled against the development of a village around the base of Wolf Creek Ski Area, further dimming the prospects of the Colorado mountain becoming a destination resort.

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Vermont Resorts Rally Support For The Killington World Cup

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Enthusiastic fans at the Killington World Cup 2016. (Ski Vermont)

Vermont resorts have joined together to support the hosting of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington, a move characteristic of the supportive ski community in Vermont. This past spring the Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) Board of Directors, comprised of leadership from nine Vermont resorts, agreed to sponsor the event with a $50,000 sponsorship contribution.

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ResortBoards: Waterville Valley’s New Way To Hit The Trails

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ResortBoard Adventure Tours will take you off the beaten path. (Waterville Valley)

The newest summer activity at the Adventure Center at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire is the ResortBoard Adventure Tour, the first experience of its kind in New England.

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Cat Skiing Coming To Sugarloaf’s Burnt Mountain

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The new offering on Brackett Basin will be the only cat skiing operation in Maine, and one of few east of the Rockies. (Sugarloaf/JamieWalter)

After making the dream of skiing and riding on Burnt Mountain a reality in 2010, Sugarloaf will make that experience even more accessible this winter by offering guests snow-cat serviced skiing and riding in the Androscoggin Glade, Little Androscoggin, and a newly-cut glade to be named this fall.

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No Structures Damaged But Crystal Mountain Wary Of Wildfire

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Smoke darkens base area at Crystal Mountain (Crystal Mountain Resort)

A rapidly expanding forest fire has forced the evacuation and closure of Crystal Mountain facilities, and fire fighters remained in place Monday (Sept. 11) to protect any structures.

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Jiminy Peak Wind Turbine Turns 10; Resort Now Focuses On Reducing Carbon Footprint

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Cruising by the Zephyr on a winter day. (Jiminy Peak)

In 2007, when Massachusetts' Jiminy Peak installed a $4 million 1.5 megawatt (MW) wind turbine on the western flank of its mountain, many thought the 70-year-old resort was taking a huge financial risk.  

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Sunday River Holiday Pass Flash Sale

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Fresh pow turns taken Christmas week last year. (Sunday River)

In a bold step that should make your holiday planning easy, Maine's Sunday River will hold a flash sale on a new Holiday Pass. If you’re an adult who plans to ski and snowboard during the holidays, it is the equivalent of paying $30/day to ski every day from December 23, 2017 until January 1, 2018.

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Winter 17-18: White and Wintry? Or Warm and Dry?

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Just like throwing darts at a dartboard, predicting the weather three to six months out is a crapshoot, to say the least. But, as we head into the final stretch of summer, skiers and snowboarders are getting stoked for any tidbits of winter stoke they can dream of sinking an edge into.

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Bavaria Comes To Oktoberfests In The West

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Celebrations at Breck. (Breckenridge/Facebook)

As if to say auf wiedersehene to summer and willkommen to winter, Oktoberfest in the Western mountains is celebrated just as the seasons pivot away from fun-in-the-sun and toward the upcoming ski and snowboard season.

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Magic Mountain Renovations Continue

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Magic Mountain making big strides since new owners took over last fall. (Magic Mountain/Facebook)

With the go-ahead from Vermont’s National Resource Board, Magic Mountain is now moving ahead with multiple facilities projects, adding to the significant progress they’ve made over the last year in bringing the southern Vermont resort back to life.

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Silverton Expands Heli-Skiing, Links Passes To Partner Mountains

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Gettin' to the ridge is top priority at Silverton. (Silverton/Facebook)

You’d expect the offseason around Silverton Mountain to be more about tourist trains, wilderness backpacking and RV touring than on-the-snow news. But the summer of 2017 has been busy time for the powder-only ski and snowboard area tucked into a crease of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

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Mountain Bike Competitions Beget Bliss, Friendship, ‘A Way of life’

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Winners of Clif Enduro East on podium at Killington. (Karen Lorentz)

The building of mountain bike parks from Whistler Blackcomb to Killington to Sunday River and beyond attests to the sport’s growing popularity. 

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Mountain Creek Welcomes New Operators

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Hitting the rails at Mountain Creek. (Mountain Creek)

Mountain Creek has entered a long-term partnership with SNOW Operating in the resort’s winter ski, snowboard and snow tubing businesses as well as the mountain biking operation.

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Savoring Every Sip At Northeast Mountain Brewfests

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The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is back for its 23rd year. (Mount Snow)

Craft brews, music and fun are on tap as we transition into fall in the mountains of the Northeast. In addition to some tasty frosty beverages, resorts will be featuring local food treats and live music, along with special events.

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