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

Ski Hotels Offer Backcountry Adventure Experiences

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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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High-Country Distilling Nestles Up To Resorts

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The whiskey is lined up in Park City. (High West/Facebook)

Catching a cocktail after a long day on the slopes has been a winter tradition since the beginning and, recently, the distillers are making the good stuff right at the resorts.

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Tips For Affordable Skiing Deals

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Lookout Pass has popular Learn to Ski & Ride and Bring a Friend programs that run all season long. (Bob Legasa Freeride Media)

There’s never been a better time to find ski/snowboarding discounts, freebies, and deals.

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First Turns Of The Season Coming To The East

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Weather forecasts for Sunday River Resort look favorable for opening by Saturday. (Sunday River/Facebook)

We’ve been waiting for our snowmaking window here in the East, and it’s finally here. Skiers and riders can make plans now for first turns of the season at Sunday River, Wildcat, Mount Snow and Killington.

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Snowmaking Temps Make Northeast Appearance

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Killington snowmakers doing what they do best. (Killington)

A window of snowmaking temperatures appeared last week in the Northeast, allowing the snow guns to whiten the slopes at Vermont’s Killington and Maine’s Sunday River.

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Killington And Pico Invest In Winter Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

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The K-1 Gondola is just one of many lifts at Killington to get upgraded equipment. (Killington/Facebook)

Carrying the momentum of a commitment to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018, Vermont’s Killington will offer a number of upgrades this coming season. Killington’s parent company, POWDR, has invested $5.7 million in capital improvements at Killington and Pico across the properties’ year-round attractions. 

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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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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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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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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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