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With a background as an English teacher, Martha Wilson has sought out opportunities to combine her passion for reading and writing with her love of outdoor pursuits. She has served the ski industry experience in public relations at Bretton Woods, N.H. After realizing what a different game getting on to the snow would be after having kids, she start...ed blogging about winter adventures with growing rippers as the Outdoor Mom. Those blog posts have appeared in SnoCountry.com. She is currently SnoCountry.com Editorial Director. More

New K-1 Lodge, North Ridge Chair For Killington

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A reimagined K-1 base lodge with an expanded footprint is in store for skiers and riders at Vermont’s Killington Resort for the 2020-21 season. The Beast of the East also has plans in the works for a new four-person, fixed grip chairlift for the 2019-20 season to replace the existing North Ridge Triple. And once again, Killington is pumping more resources into their snowmaking systems. All upgrades are pending permit approval.

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U.S. Alpine National Championships Come To Waterville Valley, Home Of Rich Racing History

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Waterville Valley will host their first elite level race since the 1991 World Cup, bringing the nation’s top ski racers to New Hampshire with the U.S. Alpine National Championships March 23-26. Directly following, the U.S. Junior National Championships happen March 27-29.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Northeast Springtime Vibes

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It’s all about the springtime vibes at Northeast mountain resorts right now, with parties galore to celebrate bluebird skies, long afternoons, soft corn snow, pond skims and beers on the deck.

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Multi-Mountain Northeast Passes Offer More Resorts

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Northeast skiers and riders don't have to hop a plane to reach some of the best terrain in the country, and they don't have to limit themselves to just one mountain. Multi-Mountain 2019-20 season passes are now on sale, and early birds get the best prices.

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Save, Ski Now With Next Year's Pass In New Hampshire

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If you're looking for the best deal on New Hampshire season passes, now is the time to buy. Many ski areas are offering additional incentives when you purchase before this season ends.

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Wachusett Mountain And Jay Peak Team Up To Reward First Time Skier

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Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts and Jay Peak in Vermont have collaborated this spring in a unique learn to ski promotion to encourage new skiers.

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Snowmaking Upgrades At Pico Double Capacity For 2019-20 Season

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Although the Beast of the East is known for its snowmaking muscle, the little sister of legendary Killington Resort, Vermont’s Pico Mountain, will see major upgrades to its snowmaking system next season.

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Alterra Announces $181 Million For 2019-20

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Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.

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Vail Resorts Adds Day Pass Options To Epic Season Pass Offerings

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For skiers and riders who’d like to sample some of Vail’s 14 resorts, but aren’t ready to commit to a full $939 season pass, Vail Resorts is now offering “Epic for Everyone,” a day-ticket option that puts lift access as low as $106 for a day of skiing. 

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Downhill Biking, Four-Season Access, More Snowmaking At Loon

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As an amazing winter at Loon is in full swing, the New Hampshire resort is already looking ahead to the coming months with plans to break ground on a network of lift-accessed downhill mountain biking trails. Starting April 1, four seasons of White Mountain adventure can be yours with the new Access Pass. And summertime work will also include significant snowmaking efficiency improvements. 

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Nitro And Go: Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Kick Off Season Pass Flash Sale 

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It’s never too early to start making plans for next winter. Starting March 4 Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine, and Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire will offer the lowest prices on their signature New England Pass during a week-long flash sale. 

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Stratton Increasing Female Participation In Snow Sports

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When it comes to action sports, images in magazines, narratives being told and events being shown have largely focused on male competitors. Stratton Mountain was one of the first in the country to offer a female-focused approach to skiing and riding. Now, women like Stratton’s Jessie Diggins and Lindsey Jacobellis are beginning to change the narrative on female participation on an international level.

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Savoring Northeast On-Mountain Lunch

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An on-mountain lunch break is a treat you’ll want to savor on your next ski trip, with easy access from the slopes, mountain views, and maybe even a deck for some springtime goggle-tanning. SnoCountry takes a look at some of the best bets for on-mountain lunch.

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Mountain Life Lessons: Ski Resorts For College Spring Break

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Whether you’re in it for first chair or last call, the best way to spend college spring break is on the sunny slopes of your favorite resort. SnoCountry took a look at some of our favorite college spring break destinations. 

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Waterville Valley Introduces Kids Ski Free Pass

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Getting the whole family skiing and riding just got more economical as Waterville Valley Resort announces the Kids Ski Free Pass for the 2019-20 winter season. With every Adult Plus Pass purchased, receive a voucher for a free Junior Pass for kids ages 6-12 years old. 

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Find Quality Of Life At Vermont's Stay to Stay Ski Weekends

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If you make the drive to Vermont every weekend, or several weekends during the winter, you may have thought that just staying in Vermont might have a lot of advantages. The state is now helping to make that decision a lot easier with their Stay to Stay Weekends, including three weekends specifically for skiers and riders.

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Grom Terrain Parks

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Kid’s terrain parks offer a gentle and unintimidating environment for beginners to feel comfortable and to build a solid freestyle foundation. Kids can see if freestyle skiing and riding is for them, and it’s a great place for anyone, not just the little ones, to build confidence.

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Northeast Ski Areas You Should Try

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The heart of skiing and riding is alive and well at numerous smaller ski areas across the Northeast, where you’ll find shorter lift lines, lower lift ticket prices, and a chance to explore the character of the local’s favorite hill.

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Sunday River Launches New Learn To Ski Or Snowboard Weekends For Beginners

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It’s never too late to learn a new sport, and embrace all that Maine has to offer in winter. New for 2019, Sunday River will host Learn to Ski or Snowboard Weekends March 1-3 and March 15-17 for ages 13 and up.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Family Ski Vacation

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Unless you’ve got a personal assistant, herding the kids and gear for a family ski vacation is no simple task, but the rewards for putting in some planning time are numerous. Once you’ve reached your mountain resort destination, there are often a slew of activities and amenities that will make slope time with the kids an adventure you’ll want to go on again and again.

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