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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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Super Bowl Sunday: Super Day To Ski, Ride The East

Cannon Mt.

One of the best kept secrets in skiing and riding is the relative emptiness of the slopes on Super Bowl Sunday. What are you waiting for?

 

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Sliding On Bacon

Preparing for Bretton Woods' 40th Annual Geschmossel Classic Ski Race seemed to take a lot longer than the actual racing itself.  As any ski mom or

Bretton Woods Geschmossel

 dad knows, whether downhill or cross-country skiing, getting the gang ready for a ski day can be quite a production.  There are lunches to pack, mittens to find, and skis to load into the car.  And if you're headed to a Nordic race, you've got to wax your skis as well.

 

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The Little League Of Cross Country Skiing

Bretton Woods Nordic

For a family that loves outdoor activities, Nordic skiing is an essential part of our quiver of winter fun choices.  Introductory cross-country ski programs for kids provide a fun way to get outside and enjoy playing in the snow.

 

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Calling In the Experts

Bretton Woods Lesson

What a relief to be getting in to the groove of winter!  After a month of relying on our trusted snowmakers for our white fix, we got the one thing we really wanted for Christmas: a big fat snowstorm, followed by several days of the beloved Bretton Woods flurries.  Now that more and more terrain was opening and the winter habits of gathering our gear and heading to the hill were becoming routine, we decided it was time to try to bust out of one habit: it was time to get Bridget into a lesson and work on getting her out of the wedge and into some parallel turns.

 

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Not-So-Secret Tips For A Happy Ski Vacation

On the Lift

As any parent knows, expectations run high this time of year for young and old alike. With so many tasks to juggle, I'm hoping this list of tips will help make your ski vacation be just that: a true vacation from the everyday, with time to truly cherish some family moments.

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The Power Of The Kid Posse

Do you ever feel like you need a little inspiration to get the kids motivated to ski?

 

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Fall Events Have Clock Running On Start Of Ski/Ride Season

Grim Reaper Bretton Woods

With the countdown underway to the start of the new ski and ride season, at least several New Hampshire resorts are still in fall mode around the Northeast.    

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