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Special Events Run From MLK Weekend Through Super Bowl In East

Bromley

Martin Luther King weekend (Jan. 18-20) in Vermont will entice skiers and riders with diverse options. Then, on to the Super Bowl.

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Central Wisconsin Ski Resorts Hosting Family Weekends, Getaways

Devil's HeadCentral Wisconsin snowsports resorts, Granite PeakDevil’s Head and Cascade, offer lift and lodging packages that attract skiers and snowboarders from Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities.

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More Snow Belts East Assuring Many January Events

Song Mt. NY

The relentless lineup of eastern storms, that attacked the region in alphabetical order, will provide skiers and riders with conditions and length of season that could rival last winter. In a number of resorts, the additional snow cover will act as insurance for some key events that are on the January schedule.

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Hercules Flexes His Muscles As Storm Blasts Eastern Seaboard

Mount Snow

Winter Storm Hercules hit the east coast with all the strength of the mythological Greek figure, and eastern resorts are enjoying the wallop.

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SnowSquawk: Cheers to Mrs. Robinson – It’s Learn To Ski, Snowboard Month

Mrs. Robinson (Hawks blog)Her name wasn’t really Mrs. Robinson, it was Mrs. Ewert, and it was strictly platonic. Nevertheless, Mrs. Ewert (also known as my friend Jeff’s mom) was the person that led me to the crossroads of where downhill skiing and I collided. The devil wasn’t standing there, but Bullwinkle was.

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Lutsen Hosts College Week, Snowball Festival

Lutsen MountansThe Heartland’s largest ski resort, Lutsen Mountains, hosts College Week, with music, parties and activities for college students starting Sunday, Jan. 5. Next, the Snowball Festival, featuring 10 bands, is Jan. 8-11.
 
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Crystal Mountain Hosts Kids Free Weekend, Women’s Ski Clinic Early January

Crystal Mountain women's ski clinic

One of the Heartland’s most popular family ski resorts, Crystal Mountain, Mich. is hosting Kid’s Free Weekend, Jan. 10-12, and a Women’s Ski Clinic with highly touted instructor and former pro ski racer Lisa Densmore, Jan. 11-12.

 

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New York's Greek Peak, New Hampshire's Whaleback; Now Very Much Alive

Greek Peak

What a difference a few months have made to the futures of Greek Peak in N.Y. and Whaleback Mountain in N.H.

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Eastern Revelers Have Full Menu Heading Into New Year

Blue Mt.

Eastern skiers and riders, who are just a day’s drive from scores of resorts, will have lots to choose from this holiday season.

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Learn To Ski, Ride Across Eastern Seaboard In January

GET Program (Jiminy, etc.)

Resorts across the eastern seaboard settle in for the season with a variety of learning programs to entice newcomers to the sport. With aggressive packages that include equipment, lessons and, in some cases, lodging, this is the time to get off the fence and dive into the snow: It's National Learn To Ski/Snowboard Month

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Olympic Museum Reopens In Lausanne: New Russian Exhibit

New Olympic Museum (Olympic.org)

The Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland reopened its doors Dec. 21 after an extensive 23-month renovation.

 

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Olympians Louie Vito, Nick Goepper Visit Midwest Hometown Hills

Louie Vito

Olympian Louie Vito is heading to Ohio’s Mad River Mountain, Saturday, Dec. 28, for his annual rail jam, and Nick Goepper, who just made the first U. S. Olympic slopestyle skiing team, will be at Indiana’s Perfect North Slopes for a rail jam Thursday, Dec. 26.  

 

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New Jupiter Express Chair, Terrain Expansion Open At Stevens Pass

Jupiter Express
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
 opened its new high-speed Jupiter Express chairlift and the Mill Valley backside terrain on Saturday, Dec. 21. 

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January Is Learn To Ski/Snowboard Month Across Heartland

Apple Mt. Learn To Ski

January is National Ski and Snowboard Month, but the movement actually started years ago in the Heartland through the Midwest Ski Areas Association. Choose from many offers next month.

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New Hampshire's Cranmore, Pennsylvania's Camelback Announce Major Upgrades

Cramore Planned Upgrades

It’s been said that if you are standing still, you are actually losing ground. It is against that backdrop that Cranmore in New Hampshire and Camelback in Pennsylvania, will embark on significant capital projects that both can be termed transformational in nature.

 

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Big Sky, Whitefish Holiday Packages Still Available; Montana Deals Into New Year

Whitfish overlooking Flathead Valley

Montana’s two largest snowsports resorts have lift and lodging packages through the holidays and beyond, but some future bookings need to be made before Christmas. Check out holiday activities at Big Sky and Whitefish Mountain.

 

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Pats Peaks Reaping Benefits Of Latest Winter Storms

Pats Peak

For resorts like Pats Peak in N.H., the hits keep coming in the form of a lineup producing one productive weather system after another.

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So You Want To Go To Sochi For The Games? Come Follow Us

Olypic downhill course on Rosa Khutor (Doug Haney/U.S. Ski Team)

Unlike four years ago when hundreds of thousands of North American spectators could easily attend the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, the 2014 spectacle in Sochi, Russia represents a veritable trek.

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SnowSquawk: An Instructor’s Crusade For Sun Safety

Sun Safe logoDan Steffen, a ski instructor at Utah’s Deer Valley, has dedicated the past eight years to educating skiers and snowboarders of the critical importance of wearing sunscreen. For Steffen, the topic is literally a matter of life or death. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 melanoma In 2005.

 

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Northern U.S., Canada In For More Snow This Week

7-day snow outlook
I know it sounds like a broken record, but once again the best snow will fall in the northern parts of the U.S. and in Canada this week.

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