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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

#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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Vermont's Jay Peak Talks Trash; To Divert 40 Tons Of Food Scraps

Jay Peak Trash To CompostThe big news at Vermont's Jay Peak this winter is trash. Specifically, the 40 tons of food scraps that instead of winding up in Vermont’s only landfill, will be diverted by the resort and turned into compost for the numerous gardens found around Jay Peak. It’s part of a statewide initiative that Jay Peak’s helping to show others how simple it is to “close the loop.”

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Six Resorts Still Skiing, Riding In Northeast

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Although Northeast resorts aren’t breaking records for total average snowfall, persistent storms and temperatures that held on to the snow throughout the season are making for expansive spring skiing and riding.

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Latest Storm Delivers 'Epic' Conditions To Northeast Resorts

Sunday RiverMad River Glen is calling it "Epic!" Sunday River claims "this is unbelievable!"

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SnoCountry’s Best 'Still Room At The Inn' Bets

Pine Lodge Beaver CreekAfter all the great early snowfall this season, right now is the time to plan your last-minute holiday getaway.  Although many lodging options may have been booked up months in advance, there’s still room at the inn for that perfect mountain winter retreat.

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Nor'easter Delivers Big Snow, Solid Base, More Weekend Terrain

KillingtonIt came down hard and wet, the perfect base-building snow, and more is on the way.

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