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

Saddleback, Rangeley Businesses See Success Since The Mountain's Reopening

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For the first winter in five years, skiers and snowboarders are once again hitting the slopes at Saddleback Ski Area. The mountain officially reopened in mid-December, and businesses in the area are already seeing a boost in revenue.

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These Ski Resorts Offer Superb Ski-In, Ski-Out Lodging

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Now more than ever, people will require a real sense of seclusion while on their ski vacations. Gone for the time being are the après ski parties, the socializing in the lodge during a quick break for lunch and eight-passenger gondola rides. These have been temporarily replaced with such wellness guidelines as chair lift rides consisting of family members only, food trucks as opposed to eating in the lodge and private ski instruction instead of group lessons.

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Indy Pass Adds New Hampshire's Waterville Valley, Maine's Saddleback

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Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, and Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine will join the Indy Pass through the end of the current 2020-21 season and for the 2021-22 season. Both resorts will provide two days of skiing and riding to all Indy Pass holders during both seasons and there are no blackout dates for the remainder of the current season. Waterville Valley visits will be no charge; and for the current season, Saddleback will be $10 per visit.

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SnoCast: All Eyes on a Weekend Nor'easter

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While the northeast watches the forecast closely for a weekend nor'easter, the West soaks in the sunshine and bluebird days. Watch and read this week's SnoCast as we highlight where to find the best conditions. 

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How One Maine Ski Resort Is Preparing for This Very Different Season

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Maine’s ski areas are getting ready for a winter managing both guests and a pandemic.

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Sunday River, Sugarloaf Debut ‘Maine Pass’ For Upcoming Ski Season

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Sunday River and Sugarloaf ski resorts are debuting a new pass for this upcoming ski season. Dubbed the “Maine Pass,” the pass offers varying levels of season-long access to the slopes, as well as Maine Four-Day ticket packs, which are available to all.

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Skiing Isn’t Getting Cancelled This Year, But It Will Feel A Lot Different

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It’s anybody’s guess what next week might bring in terms of COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, never mind what we should expect during the wintertime.

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Saddleback Prepares for First Ski Season Since Closing in 2015

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For the first time since 2014, Saddleback ski area is getting ready to welcome skiers this winter.

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Maine's Mt. Abram To Open Bike Trails

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Starting June 20, Mt. Abram will have four bike trails open for beginners and advanced riders.
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Despite Pandemic, Saddleback Resort Relaunch Remains on Track

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Significant upgrades to Saddleback Mountain, the ski resort in Rangeley, remain on track despite the pandemic.

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The 10 Best Ski Area Mascots, Ranked

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We’re not here to split hairs about chair placements and tap choices. The selection of a mascot is the single most important choice a ski area can make. Some say a good pick can make or break a resort. To that end, we’ve created a list of the very best ski area mascots and ranked them. If you didn’t make the cut, sorry—this list is extremely selective. Ivy League who?

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SnoCountry SnoCast: March Ends With Spring Snow

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Ski areas may be closed in these historic times, but the weather doesn’t stop! Here’s a look at the national snow conditions through April 1.

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The 11 Best Ski Town Burgers You’ll Ever Eat

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After a hard-fought day schussing the slopes, nothing replenishes the fuel tank like a good ol’ burger, with just the right blend of protein, carbs, and yes, grease. We combed America’s ski towns and adjacent mountain resorts for the tastiest—and weirdest—beef between two buns, bringing you our unequivocal list of where to hang your helmet for the best hamburgers worth your fully salivated après-ski time and attention.

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Sugarloaf Unveils Expansion Plans

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Sugarloaf ski resort has announced a 10-year plan that includes developing nearly 450 acres on the West Mountain area of the resort, with not only upgrades for skiing but real estate development, technology improvements and other changes to support year-round business on the mountain.

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Arctaris Impact Fund Buys Maine's Saddleback

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Boston investment firm Arctaris Impact Fund completed a reported $6.5 million acquisition of Saddleback Mountain ski area from the Berry family on Friday afternoon.

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Skibiking is Here

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Snow bikes have been offered at ski resorts out West for 20 years but have just reached Maine. The winter bikes are for rent at Sugarloaf and Sunday River.

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Buyers Postpone Saddleback Purchase While State Reviews Backing

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The purchase of Saddleback ski area will be delayed until early next year while a state finance agency reviews an application for debt insurance that the sale depends on.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Storms Finally Target The East

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Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.

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Sunday River Adding New Lifts For Learning Terrain, Competition Venues

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Sunday River Resort is installing four new surface lifts in preparation for winter 2019/20. These surface lifts will include three covered conveyor lifts to access the learning terrain on South Ridge, as well as a T-bar on Locke Mountain for alpine race and boardercross training and competitions. 

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Ending The East Season

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East coast skiers and riders find gratitude with every day on the slopes, even if the sunny ones have been fewer than we may like this spring. 

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