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Ski The Sea At Camden Snow Bowl; Expansion Underway

Camden Snow Bowl toboggansYou might not expect to find a challenging little ski area nestled into the rocky coast of Maine, but the Camden Snow Bowl offers the best of both worlds for those who can’t decide between a seaside and mountain getaway. Camden is the only ski area in the country that features views of the Atlantic from its lifts and trails.

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WinterKids To Bring Night Skiing To Sugarloaf For First Time In History March 11-12

Winter KidsFor one night only, skiers will have the opportunity to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf as part of the WinterKids Downhill 24. The 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser is March 11-12, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. WinterKids will set up lights along the Whiffletree trail, allowing for night skiing for the first time in Sugarloaf’s storied history.

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SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Mountain Treats

Sunday River sticky bunsThe kid in all of us loves a treat after a day on the slopes, and SnoCountry.com has taken on the difficult task of discovering the best signature treats at resorts across the Northeast. Our dedicated research has come up with these goodies – what would you add to the list?

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Maine's Saddleback Now Hopes To Open Late January With New Owner

SaddlebackIn the latest update from Maine’s Saddleback, the resort has posted on their website that “prospective new owner and the Berry Family feel confident that we will complete a transaction - opening by late January.”

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Sugarloaf To Debut New King Pine Lift Soon

New King Pine lift at SugarloafMaine’s Sugarloaf has worked throughout the summer and fall to replace the King Pine Lift bottom terminal. Assuming snow conditions cooperate, the resort expects the lift to be ready for operation in late December. A rollback incident took place on the lift last March.

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Enjoy Women's Getaways For Nordic Skiing, Snowshoeing Across Country

New England Womens Group at Jackson XCThe "Women's Getaway" weekend or program has become an annual tradition among some women. Small or extended groups of women, ladies, girls, mothers, daughters, or friends organize a get together unaccompanied by (one might even say unburdened by) or exclusive of men, boys, brothers, and fathers. The motivation and/or common denominator is about connecting.

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Maine's Sugarloaf Snowmaking Makes For Nov. 21 Opening

SugarloafSugarloaf, Maine will kick off its season Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m. The resort will open with 1,750 vertical feet of skiing on Kings Landing and Candyside, serviced by the SuperQuad chairlift.

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Tramway Inspector Buys Maine's Lost Valley; Improvements Underway

Lost ValleyAfter several years of financial uncertainly, Lost Valley has been purchased by a New Hamsphire tramway inspector with hopes to bring the full ski experience back to life.

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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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Maine's Sunday River To Jump Start New Season Monday, Oct. 19

Sunday RiverThe forecast is calling for temperatures in the 20s, so Sunday River's Mountain Operations Team is pulling out the big guns with plans to bury the resort's T2 Trail and kick off the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season on Monday, October, 19. With one exception, this will be the earliest the resort has opened in almost 20 years

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Wife Carrying Championships, Crafts Fair, More Highlight Sunday River Fall Festival Oct. 10-11

SR Wife-CarryingSunday River’s annual Fall Festival Oct. 9-11 welcomes the cooler weather and ushers in another winter season with their annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, the New England Cornhole Championship, an arts fair, live music, a kids’ pumpkin pie eating contest, plenty of beer and bloody mary and wine tents.

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Maine's Mt Abram $150,000 Trail Expansion Almost Ready To Launch

Mt AbramMt Abram in western Maine is beginning its largest trail expansion project since the 1970s. The $150,000 construction of six new trails will offer 25 additional acres of skiing and riding. Following final permitting approval within the next two weeks, construction begins immediately for use this winter.

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Saddleback Unable to Finance New Lift, May Or Not Open; Looking For Buyers

Saddleback familyMaine’s Saddleback has been unable to secure $3 million in financing for a new lift they deemed necessary to open this coming season.

 

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Maine Ski Hall Of Fame To Induct Eight Oct. 24

fine Ski Museum logoIt's time for skiers to make their reservations to attend the 13th annual Induction Banquet for the Maine Ski Hall of Fame, set for Oct. 24 fat Sunday River Resort. The Maine Ski Hall of Fame was formed in 2003 to honor those who have made their mark in skiing, either in competition, coaching, building ski areas, and making other significant contributions to the sport. 

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Maine's Saddleback Seeks $3M Funding For New Lift; Won't Open Without It

Saddleback's Rangeley Double ChairSaddleback Mountain in Maine says it won’t open this winter if it's not able to secure $3 milllion in financing by early August to replace a 51-year old double lift.

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Wende Gray Is New President Of Maine's Ski Museum

Wendy Gray Ski Museum of MaineThe Ski Museum of Maine has announced the election of officers to its Board of Directors. Leading the 15 member board are president, Wende Gray of Bethel, a long-time marketing professional; vice president, Gerry Thompson of Falmouth; Secretary, Russ Murley of Pownal; and treasurer, Vito Courtney of Freeport.  

 

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Lingering Snowfall Across East Assures Good Conditions For Weekend, Beyond; West Freshies By Tax Day

Mad River Glen April 2015Unseasonably cool temperatures and more precipitation in the Northeast will keep the ski and snowboard season open at least through the weekend.

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Better-Late-Than-Never Snows In Far West While Northern New England Keeps On Going

Wildcat spring skiingBits and pieces of winter will sprinkle across the country for the next week, with Front Range Colorado getting the bulk of new stuff while New England’s winter weather gods just don’t seem to want to let go.

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David Chodounsky Ends On High Note; Wins National Slalom, Combined Titles At Sugarloaf

Tim Kelley finishes third in National SlalomWith a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races. 

 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wows Huge 'Home Crowd' At Sugarloaf; Wins U.S. Slalom Crown

Winners at NationalsMikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) cleaned up Saturday at Sugarloaf, winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs slalom by more than four seconds over Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN). Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was third.

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