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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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Wildcat, Loon, Bretton Woods To Keep You Turning Longer In NH

Wildcat

Wildcat Mountain in N.H. is uttering the words every spring skier and rider wants to hear.

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Top 10 Reasons To Love The Stickney Cabin At Bretton Woods

Stickney Cabin

I keep getting drawn back to my love affair with the Stickney Cabin at Bretton Woods.  We made it over there for it's opening day for the season on New Year's Eve day,  and we've been back every ski day since. 

 

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Loon Mt. To Open Friday For Weekend; Ski/Ride Killington, Sunday River, Too

Loon snowmaking 11/5

Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, N.H. to open this Friday (Nov. 8) with more than 37 acres and two miles of top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Loon Peak. This will be one of the earliest opening days in the resort’s history. 

 

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NH Resorts Add Lifts, More Snowmaking, Year-Round Attractions

Mount Sunapee

“A lot of resorts in the Northeast have been investing capital in new snowmaking technology,” Mount Sunapee’s Bruce McCloy told SnoCountry.com.  “This is a win, win, win proposition.  

 

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New Hampshire Summer Awaits Visitors From Metro Areas

Bretton Woods

New Hampshire has always been a popular place for city-dwellers to beat the summer heat, and the Granite State is ready to welcome travelers from the Boston and New York City areas, as well as metro regions farther south. 

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Stickney Secret Stash

Bretton Woods Stickney Cabin

I'm writing this post a bit reluctantly because like a fisherman with a secret fishing hole, I feel like I have a secret skiing stash.  Only it's clearly marked on the trail map.

 

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Rockin' It On The Rock Wall at Bretton Woods

Bretton Woods Rock Climb

After two years of walking past the Bretton Woods Slopeside Climbing Wall on the third floor of the base lodge, my five-year-old daughter was finally big enough to try on a harness and rock shoes and give the climb a try. 

 

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