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SnoCountry SnoCast: Still Some Snow Left In The Gas Tank

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Welcome to April! It’s the month to have a little more fun and perhaps get those last runs of the season in. Hurry though! As warmer weather approaches and ski resorts close, our time is limited. Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.

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Colleges Close To Skiing And Riding

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While you may not want to commit to the full ski bum lifestyle, plan your course schedule correctly and the student life can still accommodate plenty of slope time, especially if there’s a mountain resort nearby. While some just want to head to the mountains for spring break, living within easy reach of a resort means you can take full advantage of the many college-age season passes out there.

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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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BodeFest Returns to Cannon Mountain March 17

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Six-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller returns to New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain for BodeFest March 17.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Blizzard Strikes West, Becomes Major Eastern Storm

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A storm that may end up being the largest from coast-to-coast is already underway. From blizzard conditions in California to feet in the East, we’ve got the entire breakdown here for where to ski and ride in the coming week.

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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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Hit The Water And Cool Off In New Hampshire Mountains

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Summer is in full swing and that means it's time to cool off and chill out at your favorite Granite State mountain resort. Lakes, rivers, ponds and waterslides make it easy to float through fun summer days.

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Cannon 80th Anniversary Season Pass Rollback

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Cannon's iconic tram in Franconia Notch. (Cannon/Facebook)

New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain is celebrating their 80th anniversary by rolling back 2018-19 season pass prices to the 2010-11 season rates. These are the lowest prices on Cannon passes in the last eight years.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Turning The Calendar, We Find The Snow

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Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico plans to open December 8 and could get fresh snow just in time. (Angel Fire)

As December begins, some may have wondered, ‘Where is the snow?’ Well, there is some good news ahead for some fresh powder this week.

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Snowmaking Temps Make Northeast Appearance

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Killington snowmakers doing what they do best. (Killington)

A window of snowmaking temperatures appeared last week in the Northeast, allowing the snow guns to whiten the slopes at Vermont’s Killington and Maine’s Sunday River.

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It's April - Get Your Last New Hampshire Runs In

It's April - Get Your Last New Hampshire Runs In

New Hampshire ski areas wrapping up a successful season. (Ski NH)

There’s still time to ski or ride at New Hampshire’s ski areas, but you should head out soon. The state’s downhill and Nordic ski areas will wrap up the season in April and are offering spring ski deals and hosting events during these final days.

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Off-Snow Fun: Maple To Beer, Mineral Springs To Museums

Off-Snow Fun: Maple To Beer, Mineral Springs To Museums

Sugar makers throughout Vermont will open the doors of their sugarhouses, inviting visitors in to experience and enjoy this remarkable time of year when pure Vermont maple syrup is made. (VMSMA)

We all know about the great non-ski things we can do on snow at ski areas — snowshoe, tube, fat bike, snowmobile. But there are also wonderful off-the-snow experiences that showcase local flavor and history for a memorable trip or vacation in the mountains.


When visiting New Hampshire’s Cannon and Bretton Woods, we visited Peckett’s Hill where the first ski school was. Seeing the historic site marker and the gentle meadow made me appreciate ski history more.

1886 Longboards on display in museum in town of Crested Butte

Ditto for the visit to the historical museum in Crested Butte. Seeing the miners’ 14-foot “long boards” up close was mindboggling, fostering an appreciation for how rudimentary ski equipment once was.

Here are some suggestions for après action or a day off so you can make some special memories.

Maple Madness to Micro Brews

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Maple sugaring season is upon the Northeast so it’s a great time to visit a sugarhouse.

The entire state of Vermont features open houses March 25-26. See the process as well as sample sugar-on-snow and more — from candy-making to pancake breakfasts to the Whitingham Festival near Mount Snow, it’s educational and tasty fun.

The Woodstock Inn and Resort features a Sugar Season Escape through May 18. There’s a spa at the inn, sugarhouses nearby, shopping in historic Woodstock, and skiing at Suicide Six. Plus you can visit Gilbert’s Hill Historic Site where the first U.S. rope tow was installed and the Billings Farm and Museum.

The Maple Taste Around at Suicide Six April 2 (6-8p.m.) features chefs’ maple specialties.

In addition to their sugaring operation, the Adams Farm near Mount Snow offers a fantastic way to entertain and educate the kids — don’t miss all the new baby animals.

You can tour craft breweries from Maine to Utah for another chance to learn, taste and have fun. Would you believe a Shot Ski 404 skis, 1942 feet and 1086 humans long?! The Wasatch Brewery in Park City set the Shot-Ski World’s Record

For micro brew lessons, check out the Woodstock Inn and Brewery near New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain. You can ski one day and learn to brew another April 7-8 or 14-15.

Beer festivals abound in summer but Okemo offers Hops on the Snow April 1, showcasing seasonal Vermont craft brews.

Mineral Springs to Museums

Hot water is great for achy limbs and tired bodies so soaking in the world’s largest hot springs pool makes the Glenwood Hot Springs Resort a great day or overnight destination. Located between Vail and Aspen/Snowmass and near Sunlight, you can also stay at the 107-room lodge with numerous amenities.

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Check out Idaho’s hot springs as well. You can take a snowmobile excursion to the Burgdorf Hot Springs, soak, and return to Brundage for a truly unique day.

Thrill seekers can enjoy a history lesson as they sit in a quad chair that gives a life-like ride and sail over Mount Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon at Park City’s Alf Engen Museum. It’s just one of the museum’s four virtual rides on the quad chair Executive Director Connie Nelson said, referring to another virtual thrill of ski jumping.

Origin of snowboards on display at Colorado Snowsports Museum, Vail.

Exhibits at the Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail include a history of snowboards, 10th Mountain Division, Vail Dream, competitors, bindings, timeline, etcetetera.

Other major U.S. ski museums include: U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum in Ishpeming, Michigan; New England Ski Museum at Cannon. N.H.: Lake Placid Olympic Museum, N.Y.; Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, Stowe; and the Western Skisport Museum, California.

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Sarah Hendricksen To Fly Off Historic Nansen Ski Jump

Sarah Hendricksen To Fly Off Historic Nansen Ski Jump

‘Leaning in’ and ‘grit’ mark the flight of ski jumper Sarah Hendricksen.  (Sarah Hendricksen/Facebook)

If you’ve never stood at the top of a ski jump and looked down its long steep ramp — as it’s possible to do at the Lake Placid Ski Jump — you might not fully appreciate the enormity of the courage it takes to speed straight down and soar into space.

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Hit The Slopes With Presidents Week Deals Across Northeast

Hit The Slopes With Presidents Week Deals Across Northeast

Smart Stowe kids know where to find the deals. (Stowe) 

If you haven’t already, now is the time to plan your Presidents week getaway to the mountains. Many families have the week off from school, and resorts are ready with many kid-friendly deals and activities to keep everyone smiling.

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New Snowmaking, Trails Redefine Legendary Cannon

New Snowmaking, Trails Redefine Legendary Cannon

Cannon kicks it up a notch with new snowmaking and trails. (Cannon Mountain)

New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain kicked off the season Nov. 25 with a blanket of white that’s going to change the way the state-run mountain is defined. A $5 million snowmaking, energy efficiency and infrastructure project has landed the mountain over 400 new, high-efficiency tower guns and over 40 new land guns at Cannon and Mittersill, and a new booster pumphouse at mid-mountain.

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Northeast Openings Coming Fast And Furious

Northeast Openings Coming Fast And Furious

Thanks to a mix of natural and man-made snow, Sunday opens Nov. 23. (Sunday River)

A mild fall kept many Northeast skiers and riders fearing we might face another winter like last year, but the temps have dropped, snow has arrived and opening days are happening across the region.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: West Had A Snowy Turn, Now Colder In The East

SnoCountry SnoCast: West Had A Snowy Turn, Now Colder In The East

After a nice shot of snow to the higher mountain tops out west over the past week, a change in weather pattern will bring colder air and (some) snow to the northeast in this week’s SnoCast. 

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Tramways To The Top Highlight Summertime In The Mountains

Tramways To The Top Highlight Summertime In The Mountains

Snowbird tram glides above the Utah resort. (Snowbird/Facebook)

At U.S. ski and snowboard resorts, nearly a dozen aerial tramways keep running during the summer, ascending to high-mountain perches where the views are unparalleled.

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