A Few Resorts Charge Nothing For Scenic Summer Lift Rides

A Few Resorts Charge Nothing For Scenic Summer Lift Rides

Free rides all the time at Bretton Woods (Bretton Woods/Facebook)

A ride up a ski lift in the offseason both gives a different perspective on a favorite mountain and gets the juices flowing for the upcoming skiing and snowboarding season.

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Climb On: Rock Climbing Mountain Adventures

Climb On: Rock Climbing Mountain Adventures

The Stowe Rocks climbing center is fun for every age. (Stowe Mountain Resort)

In the snow covered months, some of us may have the inclination to huck a few cliffs along the edges our favorite mountains. Come summer, it's time to approach those mountains from a different angle, with climbing ropes and harnesses. Whether it's with guide up the rock face of a local route or auto-belayed on a man-made wall, climbing offers adventure and summer fun in the mountains.   

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Take To The Trails: Resorts By Horseback

Take To The Trails: Resorts By Horseback

Spend a day horseback riding through some of the most beautiful landscapes Wyoming has to offer.(Jackson Hole Central Reservations)

Our wheels often take us on adrenaline-fueled trips through the forests, but sometimes it’s worth it to explore new terrain on a different mode of transportation, one that allows us to slow down and appreciate mountain wildflowers and stunning vistas. Let an experienced guide at a mountain resort share with you the opportunity to see a favorite mountain resort by horseback.

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Summer Camps Offer Growth Through Outdoor Activities

Summer Camps Offer Growth Through Outdoor Activities

Campers hone their culinary skills at Sugarbush's Farm-to-Plate summer camp, one of the many weekly themed summer camps. Photo courtesy Sugarbush Resort.

If you are heading to a mountain resort to enjoy golf or tennis and want the kids to have a great time in the outdoors, summer camps for kids and teens are just the ticket.

The camps focus on educational fun and outdoor activities that challenge as part of facilitating growth. They offer a huge variety to activities that kids love and some even offer camps for families.

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Last-Minute Independence Day Mountain Resort Getaways

Last-Minute Independence Day Mountain Resort Getaways

Red, white and blue cowboy at the Fourth of July parade. (Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association/Facebook) 

If you're looking for more than your average backyard barbecue, head to the mountains this Independence Day weekend to combine stunning vistas and summer activities with a celebration worthy of the nation's birthday.

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Bretton Woods Skiing Strong Into Spring: Warm, Deep Base

Bretton Woods springOne thing we won’t complain about this spring in the Northeast: it’s not too cold. Bretton Woods' snowmaking team has ensured there will be plenty of good spring skiing still to come.

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Northeast's Best Private Ski Clubs Offer Much For Your Money

Hermitage Club, VtLooking to ditch lugging your gear and long lift lines on the weekends? You invest a lot in making skiing a lifestyle, whether it’s with your buddies or the groms, so why not make the most of that time and money for a first class, no hassle experience?

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Gain Confidence On Slopes At Bretton Woods Women's Alpine Retreat

Bretton Woods women clinicsEven though the Bretton Woods Women’s Alpine Retreat is a unique chance to improve skiing and gain more confidence on the slopes, there’s an element of vulnerability in having someone examine your technique and provide feedback. It may be a leap of faith in joining a clinic like this and hoping that you don’t find out that you’re doing everything wrong.

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Enjoy Winter Fun Beyond The Slopes In New Hampshire

Cranmore dog sledsAs we celebrate the long-awaited return of winter in New Hampshire, the flakes are falling on more than just the ski slopes. For the full mountain resort experience, savor a jaunt through the woods on a traditional horse drawn sleigh ride, get your adrenaline rush on a zipline, or control your own speed on a mountain coaster.

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Bretton Woods Opens For Season; First In Granite State

Mika at Bretton WoodsNew Hampshire’s Bretton Woods opened Wednesday, Nov.18 as the state’s first mountain to offer runs for the season. The snowmaking team worked around the clock after a long-awaited snap of cold weather this week  to prepare for a sneak preview of things to come this season at New Hampshire’s largest ski area.

 

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SnoCountry’s Best Bets For Early Season Skiing In The Northeast

Whiteface October Snowmaking is the name of the game in the East when it comes to getting us out on the slopes early. Killington and Sunday River have already taken the lead as the first resorts in the country to open. We’re now looking forward to snowmaking temperatures as we scrape off the summer wax and eagerly anticipate making early season runs at our favorite resorts.

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SnoCountry's Best Fall Northeast Outdoor Dining

Cliff House at StoweCrisp autumn air and moderate temperatures make for the perfect time to head to your favorite resort for some al fresco dining. Here are SnoCountry’s favorites for a fall trip to take in the colors and enjoy a cocktail or meal on the deck.

 

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New Hampshire's Joe Cushing, Resort Planning Pioneer, Inducted Into Ski Hall Of Fame

Kristina Koznick and Joe Cushing HOFAlong with a class of nine others, New Hampshire resident Joe Cushing was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Steamboat April 11.

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Trip Report: Soaring Through The Wintry Forest On Bretton Woods Canopy Tour

Bretton woods Canopy TourWho says kids are the only ones who can have fun romping in the trees? Zip lines, sky bridges, rappels and a snow-covered forest made for an exhilarating day to play on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour.

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Save On Next Year's Season Passes At Eastern Resorts; Start Skiing Now

Bretton Woods powderMany eastern resorts are now offering their best prices on next year’s season passes. Buy now, and many come with free skiing for the rest of the the current season. The snowpack is deep and many ski areas could still be open for another two months.

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Naughty Or Nice, Treat Yourself To Christmas On New England Slopes

Hannah Kearney and kids at Waterville ValleyHopefully there’s going to be some new ski gear waiting for you under the tree this year, and if you are lucky enough to be able to celebrate Christmas on the slopes this year, you’ll find some great deals and fun activities as well a some quieter runs before the vacation week starts.

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Sugarloaf, Wildcat, Bretton Woods Add To Eastern Resorts 'Open' Column

wildcat Opening Day 2014In addition to Killington and Sunday River which opened last week, three more eastern resorts started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Nov. 9.

 

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Top Ways To Spend Labor Day Weekend In The Northeast

Jay Peak Trailfest

As much as we’re looking forward to ski season, one last getaway is in order to celebrate summer in the mountains. Before the season ends, make plans to hit the road and enjoy some fun at one of the festivals or events happening at your favorite resort.
 
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N.H. Loaded With Zip Line Rides, Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Courses

N.H. Loaded With Zip Line Rides, Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Courses

New Hampshire thrill-seekers will find numerous opportunities to explore the mountains of the state from a bird's-eye view at its many resort zip lines, canopy tours, and aerial adventure courses.

 

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Obstacle Course Racing Fever Hits Northeast Resorts

Sunday River Tough Mountain Challenge

Adventure obstacle course racing has found a fitting venue at ski areas across the Northeast this summer and fall. A resort’s natural terrain and unique features have made for an increasingly popular sport for veteran obstacle course racers and beginners alike.

 

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