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Still Time To Save Big On Passes At Vermont Resorts

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Those in the market for 2018-19 season passes at Vermont resorts still have time to save big, thanks to fall deadlines on some of the best deals in the business. 

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Earning the View: Vermont’s Iconic Hiking Trails And Peaks

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It’s just as fun to go up the mountain as it is to go down thanks to Vermont resort’s well maintained and sprawling trail networks. Thousands of acres of wilderness offer both challenging and meandering trails with beautiful views and the ability to choose between half-day hikes complete with summit dining, to overnight hikes and the opportunity to connect with Vermont’s iconic Long Trail system and the longest hiking foot path in the world, the Appalachian Trail.

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Resilient Burke Mountain Looks To The Future

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Northern Vermont's Burke Mountain Resort might have been through some tumultuous times lately, but the thriving ski and riding, the new lift-served Burke Bike Park, and the opening of the 116-room Burke Hotel are victories for many in the Burke community who have worked hard to create a vibrant four-season resort at a mountain that is still recovering from April 2016 news that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged investor fraud at EB-5 projects at Jay Peak and Burke.

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Best Prices, Perks On Vermont 2018-19 Season Passes Now

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Cruising on Spruce Peak at Stowe. (Stowe/Facebook)

Vermont resorts are offering 2018-19 season passes at their lowest prices this spring, and some options include access for the rest of this season, too. Several Vermont areas are also included in multi-mountain pass offerings for great travel options.

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Climbing The Walls At Jay Peak’s Clips And Reels

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No matter the weather, lots of apres ski options at Jay Peak. (Jay Peak/Facebook)

At the end of the day, it’s all about the snow at Jay Peak. If you’ve got a family that is climbing the walls for some fun this winter, Jay Peak has you covered both on and off the slopes.

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#SnackSkiVT With Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour

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Visit Vermont during the tour to try some great Vermont products and enjoy Vermont's slopes. (Ski Vermont) 

Skiers and snowboarders will once again be able to snack, sip and ski their way through Vermont’s favorite local food and drink vendors this year with the return of Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour. This slope side tour will kick off Jan. 26 at Jay Peak, visiting fifteen resorts over the course of ten weeks.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Bitter Cold Plunge And The Effects

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Midwest resorts are in prime location to pick up several inches of snow and keep it around. (Boyne Highlands/Facebook)

Cold air dominates most of the United States and Canada through Christmas, leading to favorable conditions for snowfall in many areas.

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Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts

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Santa delivered an early Christmas present of more than three feet of snow on slopes throughout New England over the past week. And as a stocking-stuffer, cold temperatures wrapped up with all that new snow, allowing for round-the-clock snowmaking.

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Northeast Keep Lifts Turning In To May

Northeast Keep Lifts Turning In To May

 Sunny spring days ahead at Sugarloaf. (Sugarloaf)

Soft spring bumps and goggle tans are still calling many to the mountains in the Northeast, and a stormy March has left a handful of resorts in great shape to make it to May for those who aren’t ready to trade the skis for bikes and boats.

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$150 Million Settlement Reached For Jay Peak And Burke

$150 Million Settlement Reached For Jay Peak And Burke

Investors in Tram Haus Lodge will receive a full repayment of their investment. (Jay Peak/Facebook)

Exactly one year after securities fraud charges were filed against Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resort owner Ariel Quiros and resort President and CEO Bill Stenger, financial firm Raymond James Financial, Inc., has agreed to pay a $150 million settlement over its role in the alleged fraud relating to EB-5 projects in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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Vermont Season Passes: Epic, M.A.X. And Beyond

Vermont Season Passes: Epic, M.A.X. And Beyond

Sunny riding ahead for Stowe. (Stowe/Facebook)

On the heels of the news that Vail Resorts will be buying Stowe, buyers of the Epic Pass can now count Vermont as one of their destinations next winter. Vermont and the Northeast will be watching how this new pass offering will play out amidst the many other options for skiers and riders looking to maximize their time on the snow.

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The Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2016

The Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2016

North America's largest resort Whistler Blackcomb is now owned by Vail. (Whistler Blackcomb/Facebook)

Consolidation of ownership, ticketing and even between mountains highlighted the winter resort news of 2016 – all giving skiers and riders more bang for their buck.

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Vermont Community Welcomes Opening Of Burke Mountain Hotel

Vermont Community Welcomes Opening Of Burke Mountain Hotel

The new ski-in/ski-out, bike-in/bike-out Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center is now open.

After several months of uncertainly, Burke Mountain Resort has officially opened the Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center, the first hotel to ever open on its slopes.

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Jay Peak Resort Wraps Up Three Days Of Tram Inspection

Jay Peak Resort Wraps Up Three Days Of Tram Inspection

Come get a good look at all of Vermont (and a little bit of Canada) from the top of Jay Peak via the 60-passenger Aerial Tram. (Jay Peak)

Jay Peak recently completed a three-day inspection of its aerial tram. The resort, in cooperation with the state, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to examine the tram and its operating systems. The tram carries up to 60 people from the Tramside base to the 3,968-foot summit.

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Spring Skiing This Weekend In California, Colorado and New England

SwuawSpring may be taking hold where you live, but numerous resorts will continue to spin the lift this weekend … and well into May.

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Jay Peak, Q Burke Resort EB-5 Projects Under SEC Investigation

Stateside LodgeVermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Thursday that the State of Vermont and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed similar civil actions alleging investor fraud dating back to 2008 at EB-5 development projects at Jay Peak and Q Burke in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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Looking For The Best Eastern Spring Trails? Try These

The JetEnjoy every last drop of this season by checking out our list of some of the best late spring eastern trails in the east.

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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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Jay Peak 'Cloud' In Full Effect; Two Feet Of Freshies

Jay PeakJay Peak and its Pump House waterpark may be known for its “weather-proof” vacation, but with the snow they’ve received in the last month, you don’t need to count on spending your whole time there launching yourself down La Chute.

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Ski The East Freeride Tour Rocks Out In February, March At Six Resorts

 

Ski The East Freeride Mad RiverSmugglers’ Notch has joined the six-stop flagship Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) series for the 2016 season, a competition that offers freeskiers a consistent platform for showing off the best in Northeast extreme skiing.

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