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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

Ski And Snowboard Swaps: Save On Gear In New Hampshire

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The arrival of ski swaps each fall reminds winter enthusiasts that snow is on the way and that the ski season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get the best deals on ski and snowboard equipment, and ski swaps are a great way to purchase gently used or even new gear for short money. Swaps are not just for buying gear; you can also turn in your used gear that still has life left in it and earn back some of your investment. 

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Top 5 Eastern Resorts To Take A Beginner 

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So you’ve got a friend – or perhaps a significant other –that you’d love to share you passion for the mountains with. You know that if that friend can have as great a time skiing or riding as you do, he or she will be hooked. Having a fun and successful first outing is key to making sure new skiers and riders will keep coming back for more, so SnoCountry.com picked some great destinations for making those learning days just the beginning of many wonderful days on snow.

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Autumn Hikes With The Kids

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With temperatures moderating and the colors beginning to burst across mountain country, fall is a perfect time to get the family out for a hike. Depending on the age and stamina of the kids, suitable hikes abound for everything from an easy stroll to rock scrambles, many with mountain views for mom and dad and the hook of possible nature sightings for the kids.

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New Jay Peak Athletic Fields Continue Diversified Offerings

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Jay Peak’s new synthetic-turf fields, ready for play this week, represent the final phase of the resort’s revitalization initiative that began a decade ago.

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Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak Focus On Affordability, New Experiences

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As baby boomers were building families in the 1970s and 1980s, ski resorts were putting steel and concrete in the ground, expanding both lifts and terrain. The skiers and riders of today are benefiting from those infrastructure improvements. Lifts are faster, ticket-checking is RFID-enabled to speed up lines, and snowmaking and grooming have never been better or more energy-efficient.              

Now the focus is on affordability and on-hill experiences.   

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Vail Lease Of Mount Sunapee Approved

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The State of New Hampshire has approved the transfer of the lease of Mount Sunapee Resort to Vail Resorts.

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Peak Resorts To Buy Liberty, Whitetail and Roundtop Resorts

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Peak Resorts announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Snow Time, Inc. for $76 million.

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Spend Less Money Skiing The Holidays With Magic’s 'White Out' Pass

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The Christmas-New Year’s break, MLK weekend and President’s week holiday time periods are a tough time to find deals to ski and ride, as it’s typically the busiest times at ski resorts and pricing is at a premium. But,Vermont's Magic Mountain has created a pass just for those skiers who focus more on the holidays to get their skiing in, or who may have bought a discounted restricted pass somewhere else and are blacked out from skiing their regular resort during the holidays.

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Welcome Fall With Northeast Oktoberfests

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While we’re waiting anxiously for the snow to fly, resorts across the Northeast are celebrating fall foliage season with fun, food, music and stunning views of the mountains. Here are SnoCountry.com’s top picks for Oktoberfests this year.

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Rent Plattekill All To Yourself

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Picture this: having an entire ski mountain all to yourself. No lift lines, no huge crowds, fresh tracks, and familiar faces all around. That's just what skiers and riders get when they rent New York’s Plattekill Mountain for the day—exclusive mountain use for a range of purposes, from corporate events to birthday parties, or even a "sick day" from work to enjoy the snow with friends.

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