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

Powdery Northeast Winter On Track For Record-Breaking Snow Totals

Sunday River powderBoston has been breaking records left and right this winter for snowfall, but what about the mountain resorts in the Northeast? Many resorts across the region are looking at smashing year-end snow totals if they haven't already. Yes, it’s been cold, but that has meant super-fluffy powder days that New Englanders often have to head west to find.

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New England Resorts Celebrate Patriots Victory

Patriots fans at SugarloafIt's be a free powder day at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire today (Feb. 3). In celebration of the Patriots Super Bowl win, Waterville Valley is inviting all of New England to ski or ride for free as the finale of their Patriots Tuesday promotion run during the football season.

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Storm Juno Leaves Northeast Ready For Amazing Weekend

Storm Juno at Sunday RiverDespite all the media hype over Storm Juno, there are some very happy skiers and riders heading to the hills in the Northeast in its wake.

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Maine's Saddleback Makes Big Mountain Skiing, Riding Affordable

Saddleback powderSaddleback, Maine is certainly a big mountain, with a 2,000-foot vertical drop and a top lift elevation over 4,000 feet, one of only seven ski mountains in New England that high. But it's prices are comparable to those of a small mountain.  

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Sunday River Names Jake Treadwell VP For Mountain Operations

Jake Treadwell Sunday RiverJake Treadwell has been named new Vice President of Mountain Operations at Sunday River Resort, effective April 1, 2015. Treadwell will replace current V.P. Karl Strand, who is transitioning to become Sugarloaf’s new President and General Manager, also effective in April. Both Sunday River and Sugarloaf are members of the Boyne group of resorts.

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Largest Owner of U.S. Ski Areas Assesses Ownership Options; Resorts' Long-Term Leases Not Affected

Bretton WoodsCNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., owner of the largest number of ski resorts in the country, is currently assessing how best to liquefy its assets as the end of the real estate investment trust (REIT) term draws near. CNL is a non-traded REIT that invests in a diverse collection of lifestyle and other income‐producing assets, including ski and mountain lifestyle properties, attractions, senior housing and marinas.

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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 Season-Long Kids' Programs

Mad River Glen kids programLooking to share a passion for the mountains with your kids? The country’s next generation of rippers can probably be found in one of many season-long kids’ programs. Whether they’ve got Olympic dreams or just want to become a confident all-mountain skier, these programs provide a solid base for wherever the mountains take them.

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Northeast Skiers Can Be Grateful For Thanksgiving Deals And Events

Okemo Turkey TrotCold weather and turning lifts are on the list of what skiers and riders are thankful for this time of year, and the Northeast’s resorts are showing their gratitude by offering deals and events that will make sliding on snow much more appealing than standing in line at the mall. 

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Loon Mountain Opens With More Snowmaking; Get Free Skis With Three Lessons

Loon Mt. snowmakingLoon Mountain has opened for the season with the most open terrain in New Hampshire and tied with sister resort Sugarloaf for most open terrain (acreage) in New England.

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Ski Maine And Its Ski Museum Host Launch Party Nov. 20

Seth Wescot at SugarloafSki Maine and the Ski Museum of Maine will host their Annual Ski Season Launch Party Nov. 20 at the Morong Auto Dealership of Falmouth.

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Sugarloaf, Wildcat, Bretton Woods Add To Eastern Resorts 'Open' Column

wildcat Opening Day 2014In addition to Killington and Sunday River which opened last week, three more eastern resorts started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Nov. 9.

 

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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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Sunday River Tabs Sarah Devlin For Communications Chief

Sarah Devlin Sunday River

Sunday River Resort has appointed Sarah Devlin as its new Director of Communications. 

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Maine's Mt Abram Installs Solar Array; 'Social Responsibility Expected'

Mt. Abram solar array

Maine's Mt Abram has begun construction on a photovoltaic solar project. The array is expected to produce in excess of 280,000 kWh annually, offsetting approximately 70 percent of the ski area’s annual electricity consumption.

 

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$5.7 Million In Sunday River Upgrades Underway; Snowmaking, Hotel, More

Sunday River

As Sunday River Resort closed the books on a banner season, the Newry, Maine ski area has embarked on $5.7 million in upgrades prior to the 2013-2014 winter.

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Season Pass Deals Still Available

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.

Season pass deals at many resorts are still out there, but dates for discounted deals vary. Here are a few areas where you still can grab those special rates. 

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