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Winter Finally Arrives In The Midwest, Northeast; Snow Continues In The West

ForecastIt’s about time! That’s what skiers and riders throughout the Midwest and Northeast have to say about winter, now that is has finally arrived.

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Big Thanksgiving Week Storm Cooking For Rockies

Powder DayThis could be the big one. No, really, it could be the mother of all Thanksgiving snowstorms. So hold the turkey. Hold the cranberry sauce. Hold the stuffing, and leave early - especially if you’re driving I-70 or I-80 - get a room and don’t forget the fat skis!

 

 

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More Resorts, Terrain Open Across The West; Northeast Still High And Dry

Loveland Ski AreaWith up to two feet of new snow this past week, resorts across the west continue to open and expand terrain heading into the weekend.

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It’s Show Time In Boston: Ski & Snowboard Expo Rocks Out Through Sunday

Boston Ski Show SnoCountry BoothThe party starts now at the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. It’s the place to be if you love winter in the Northeast and are ready to celebrate all the fun we are going to have on the slopes this year. 

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Colorado's Loveland Ski Area Opens Thursday

LovelandLoveland Ski Area opens for the season Thursday, winning the race to be the first Colorado Resort to welcome skiers and snowboarders for the 2015-16 season.

 

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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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Killington, Sunday River, Mont Saint-Sauveur Kick Off 15-16 Season

Killington OpenKillington, Vermont, Sunday River, Maine and Mont Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, took advantage of unseasonably cold weather in the Northeast that brought snow squalls across the region and a window of snowmaking temperatures to jump start the 15-16 ski and ride season. 

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Killington Resort Plans Sunday Kickoff For 2015-16 Ski And Snowboard Season

KillingtonUPDATED: Oct. 18, 2015 - The Beast of the East is open!

Vermont's Killington Resort is opened for the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season for Season Pass and Express Card holders Sunday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m. Killington opened to the public for skiing and riding on Monday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. Sunday River in Maine is also open to the public Monday.

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FIS Women's Alpine World Cup Coming To Killington In 2016

Killington Race CampsUPDATED: Oct. 8, 2015 World Cup ski racing is coming back to New England in 2016. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, along with Powdr Corp., proposed an Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup at Killington, Vt. during fall meetings of the International Ski Federation (FIS) in Zurich, and the event was approved.

 

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SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Ski Town Brews And Breweries

Great Adirondack Brewing CompanyAfter a day of hiking the high peaks or kayaking a mountain river, a well-earned beverage is in order. Across the Northeast this summer you can find local ales worthy of a pilgrimage all of their own. Can you say road trip?

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New Snowshed Adventure Center Debuts At Killington; $3.5 Million Expansion

Killington Ropes CourseVermont’s Killington Resort has kicked off its 2015 summer season with a $3.5 million expansion of new summer attractions at the Snowshed Adventure Center. Summer fun is available to a wide range of tastes, from Segway tours to a four-story ropes course to mountainside disc golf.

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Head To Vermont's Hiking Trails This Summer; Visit Resort Destinations

Hiking at Trapp Family LodgeThere’s no better way to enjoy the outdoors than hiking on a trail alone or with your friends or family. Whether you are a first time hiker or a walking aficionado, hiking with the family provides quality time together, allows the family to grow closer, develops life-long memories, and introduces the next generation to the outdoors. 

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Six Resorts Still Skiing, Riding In Northeast

Killington late April 2015

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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SnoCountry's Best Mountain Top Restaurants

Yurt at killingtonLocally sourced ingredients and stunning views make for some of SnoCountry.com’s best mountain top dining destinations. Many offer unique modes of transportation to the restaurant, including sleigh or snowcat rides, making getting there part of the experience, and intimate gatherings that create the opportunity for guests to mingle with other diners and compare notes after a day on the slopes.

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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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Thanksgiving Feast! First Storm Of The Season Rolls Through Northeast

LoonSkiers and snowboarders are rejoicing as the first major snowstorm of the season rolled through the Northeast delivering a Thanksgiving feast.

 

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SnoCountry's Best Bets For Thanksgiving Turns

Bretton Woods snowmakingOn Thanksgiving Day, there are always plenty of things to be thankful for – including the opportunity to carve out a few arcs at a nearby ski and snowboard resort before carving up the turkey. Early-season snow conditions can be an iffy affair, dependent as they are on a stretch of below-freezing temperatures for snowmaking and a couple of late autumn snowstorms to lay down a solid base.

 

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Killington Founder Pres Smith Receives Spirit Of Skiing Award; Tells Meteorologists 'Stop Creating Wussies'

Pre Smith, Bo Adams Spirit of Skiing AwardPreston Leete Smith, 84, was honored with the Spirit of Skiing Award at aNew England Ski Museum banquet Nov. 1 at the Grand Hotel in Killington.

 

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Northeast Season Blasts Off -- Killington Plans To Stay Open; Sunday River To Re-Open Next Weekend

Sunday River opening daySunday River and Killington will have to share first in the Northeast for opening day for the 2014-2015 season. Although coastal Maine received over nine inches of snow over the weekend, it was cold temperatures and advanced snowmaking technology that made this early-November opening possible. Sunday River plans to re-open for next weekend. Vermont's Killington opened Monday (Nov. 3) for passholders and opens to the public Tuesday Nov. 4. Killington officials said they plan to remain open for the season.

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Fall Hikes At Mountain Resorts Offer Prelude To Ski Season

Fall hikes

Fall hikes at or near ski resorts are a terrific way to improve your agility and aerobic fitness. Hike up a ski trail or ride a lift and then enjoy a mountain trail at the summit. 

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