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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Groomed To Perfection: Best Morning Corduroy


Happy boarders at Mount Sunapee. (Mount Sunapee)

One of the absolute best reasons to rise and shine early for your trip to the mountains is the sweet reward of laying down some tracks in freshly groomed corduroy. The zip of your edges into those fine lines makes the first turns of the day often the most satisfying. While finding a powder day is never guaranteed, these resorts are known for their grooming finesse. So grab your coffee, boots and boards and head out for first chair.

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Oh Say, Do You Après? Après Fun Then And Now


Apres-ski singing was popular with folk tunes joining ski songs in 1950s and 1960s. (Dick Smith/State of NH)

Early ski trips were largely couple- and singles-oriented affairs, with 1930s’ snow trains popularizing the social connections and good times that became associated with the sport. Many joined ski trips just for the fun of the après-ski life — skiing was optional if looking for a mate.

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Bretton Woods Plans New Gondola, On-Mountain Lodge


Presidential views at Bretton Woods. (Bretton Woods/Facebook)

Skiers and riders at New Hampshire’s largest ski area will be taking to the slopes in a new eight-passenger gondola at Bretton Woods, landing at a new mountainside restaurant.

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Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts


Santa delivered an early Christmas present of more than three feet of snow on slopes throughout New England over the past week. And as a stocking-stuffer, cold temperatures wrapped up with all that new snow, allowing for round-the-clock snowmaking.

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Fall Lines And Feasts On Christmas Day


It's a festive Christmas at Grand Targhee. (Grand Targhee)

If celebrating a white Christmas is on your wish list this year, planning to spend the day with loved ones on the slopes is just what Santa ordered. Finish the day with a festive meal where everyone can relax and enjoy each other’s company and you’ve got a family tradition in the making. Follow up an uncrowded day skiing and riding with a feast at one of these mountain resorts.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Strong Western Systems, Eastern Lake Effect


Crystal Mountain in Washington opened Wednesday. (Crystal Mountain/Facebook)

A powerful weather system delivers heavy snow across the West through Friday, then leads to lake effect snow during the weekend for the East.

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Early Resort Openings Abound In Northeast


November cold allows Sugarloaf to open early. (Sugarloaf/Facebook)

In a flurry of openings, Northeast skiers and riders had their pick of 11 resorts to choose from this past weekend, thanks to a cold snap that set the snow guns blazing from Pennsylvania to Maine.

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Ski Hotels Offer Backcountry Adventure Experiences


Sunrise on Mt. Mansfield from Sterling Pond. (Sunrise Mountain Guides)

Backcountry and sidecountry ski touring are all the rage now, but heading out of bounds without some experience can be at best a frustrating undertaking and at worst a dangerous one. SnoCountry.com has found the prefect combo of ski hotels that not only offer the comforts of a destination resort, but guide service to bring your adventure goals to reality.

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Ways to Play In New Hampshire’s Mountains For Labor Day


Guided family hikes take in Presidential Range views at Bretton Woods. (Bretton Woods)

New Hampshire’s mountainous playgrounds plan to celebrate with family-friendly events across the state Labor Day weekend.

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Ace These Golf Deals At Northeast Resorts


Family golf at Stowe. (Stowe)

The kids might be going back to school soon, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some great deals at the greens and fairways of the golf courses across Northeast ski resorts.

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