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

SnoCountry SnoShots: Northeast Springtime Vibes

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It’s all about the springtime vibes at Northeast mountain resorts right now, with parties galore to celebrate bluebird skies, long afternoons, soft corn snow, pond skims and beers on the deck.

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Wachusett Mountain And Jay Peak Team Up To Reward First Time Skier

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Wachusett Mountain in Massachusetts and Jay Peak in Vermont have collaborated this spring in a unique learn to ski promotion to encourage new skiers.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Eastern Freshies

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After a short blip in the weather last week, snowmaking temperatures and some quick-hitting storms have left the slopes of the Northeast covered in fun, fluffy powder. 

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6,200 Beginners Took Lessons On National Learn to Ski Or Snowboard Day

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Friday January 11, 2019 was the snow sports industry’s first National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day at resorts throughout the U.S. Many resorts offered special deals for newcomers to take beginner lessons from professional instructors as a way to celebrate the sports. 

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Top Skaters Punch Their Ticket At Loon To Compete In Red Bull Crashed Ice Fenway

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There was no problem creating ice for the Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search at Loon Mountain Jan. 12, where temperatures were cold  but competition was hot for a wildcard spot in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship at Fenway Feb. 8 - 9.

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Northeast Twilight Skiing and Riding Deals 

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Whether you’re working during the day or just looking for a way to get out with the family, twilight skiing and riding offers a chance to hit the slopes, often with great deals and special offerings. Enjoy the newly groomed corduroy in the late afternoon, and don’t forget your clear lenses for your goggles to enjoy an evening under the stars.          

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Go Green: What Resorts Do To Reduce Environmental Footprint

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From efficient snowmaking to recycle stations to wind and solar generation, ski and snowboard resorts know that their survival depends upon reducing the effects of climate change.

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Special Celebration Jan. 11 During Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

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The 11th annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, going on now, has a new twist. Resorts across the U.S. are gearing up for a special celebration Friday, Jan. 11 – the first National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day. 

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70+ Ski Club Promotes Affordable Fun, Staying Young

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“Wow, that’s inspiring but I don’t think my knees will last that long!” exclaimed a thirty-something dude on the chairlift.

I had shared that I had just photographed members of the 70+ Ski Club racing, including some in their eighties and nineties.

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Wachusett Ski Deck Season Ends, Wachusett Ski Area Season Begins

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As Wachusett Mountain welcomed its first snow skiers and ‘boarders of the season this weekend, the central Massachusetts ski area closed out a successful summer and fall season introducing thousands of kids to the sport on its customized portable ski deck.

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Winter Season Debuts Across Several Northeast Resorts

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It’s a snow lover’s dream this week across the Northeast as several resorts will start turning lifts for the season, thanks to the combined forces of Mother Nature’s snowmaking temperatures and natural snowfall.

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Expo Time: Boston Plans For A Big Winter

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The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo is happening now, and it’s a great chance to find show-only deals on tickets, lodging and winter gear. SnoCountry.com is here at the Expo at the Seaport World Trade Center Nov. 8-11, and the palpable excitement for the season is in the air as we look forward to a winter on snow.

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Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo Welcomes Winter

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The Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo returns to the Boston Seaport World Trade Center Nov. 8-11, showcasing New England’s coolest winter scenes. The annual winter sports extravaganza is the best way to prepare to hit the slopes fully armed with the latest information and the best pre-season pricing and Expo-only savings on lift tickets and season passes, vacation specials ski and snowboard gear. 

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Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak Focus On Affordability, New Experiences

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As baby boomers were building families in the 1970s and 1980s, ski resorts were putting steel and concrete in the ground, expanding both lifts and terrain. The skiers and riders of today are benefiting from those infrastructure improvements. Lifts are faster, ticket-checking is RFID-enabled to speed up lines, and snowmaking and grooming have never been better or more energy-efficient.              

Now the focus is on affordability and on-hill experiences.   

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Welcome Fall With Northeast Oktoberfests

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While we’re waiting anxiously for the snow to fly, resorts across the Northeast are celebrating fall foliage season with fun, food, music and stunning views of the mountains. Here are SnoCountry.com’s top picks for Oktoberfests this year.

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Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak, Whaleback Extend Ski Season

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Sunny spring tele turns at Cranmore. (Cranmore/Facebook)

Nothing like a consecutive string of nor'easters to put a smile on the faces of Northeast skiers and riders. Due to above average snowfall this season, resorts across the region have announced extended ski seasons.

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Nor’easter Delivers Outstanding March Conditions

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The second Nor’easter in less than a week has delivered the best conditions of the season to resorts through the northeast with some resorts reporting more than three feet of snow.

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Getting To Wachusett Mountain Just Got Even Easier

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Plenty of room for gear on the ski train coach, now running Wednesday nights, too. (Wachusett)

Massachusett’s Wachusett is even more accessible than ever this winter thanks to expanded cooperative programs this season with travel partners the MBTA Commuter Rail, ZIPCar and Uber.

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‘Thunder’ And ‘Bolt’ Add To Berkshire East Trail Count And Views

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New trail Thunder cruises under the mountain coaster. (Berkshire East/Facebook)

Now with the most terrain in Massachusetts, Berkshire East cut two new trails last summer that bring sweeping views of the Berkshires, accessible for even the resort’s newest skiers and riders.

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Wachusett Nearing 100 Percent Open Thanks To Recent Cold Temps

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Wachusett's guns are blazing. (Wachusett)

With ideal snowmaking temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, Wachusett Mountain has jumped to more than 70 percent of its terrain now open and plans to be close to 100 percent by Monday.

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