Peak Resorts' Midwest Passholders Get Perks Across The Peaks

Mount SnowMidwest skiers and riders get some nice perks when purchasing a season pass at any of the six Heartland ski areas. Pass holders from Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri and Paoli Peaks in Indiana receive half-off daily lift ticket rates at all of the Midwest locations, and eastern ski areas Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Crotched Mountain. All you have to do is present your season pass and photo ID.

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Mount Snow's West Lake Means More Snow Sooner

Mount Snow pipe install

Mount Snow is excavating a 120-million gallon snowmaking water reservoir called West Lake this summer, which will increase the resort’s water capacity by more than 500 percent. With this resource, Mount Snow will be able to move forward with the goal of eventually having 100 percent snowmaking coverage.

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Snow Is For Lovers: Northeast Valentine's Events And Deals

Nuptials on Mt. SnowIf your true love is skiing and riding and you’re lucky enough to have a partner whose passions align, some of the best conditions of the year are waiting for you and your loved one on the Valentine's Day slopes of the Northeast.

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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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Peak Resorts Files For Initial Public Offering; Could Raise $100 Million

Peak Resorts mapPeak Resorts has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering of its common stock that could raise $100 million. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. If approved, stock will be listed on the NASDAQ Global Market ("NASDAQ") under the symbol "SKIS".

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Vermont Resorts Increase Coverage, Efficiency: 'The Great Snow Gun Roundup'

Mount Snow-making

Vermont resorts will expand the efficiency, quality and coverage of their snowmaking systems for the 2014-15 season as part of a nearly $15 million upgrade in partnership with Efficiency Vermont's Great Snow Gun Roundup supports the purchase of approximately 2300 new low energy snow guns for the upcoming season, and in return the resorts will donate 1800 older model snow guns to scrap.

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Top Ways To Spend Labor Day Weekend In The Northeast

Jay Peak Trailfest

As much as we’re looking forward to ski season, one last getaway is in order to celebrate summer in the mountains. Before the season ends, make plans to hit the road and enjoy some fun at one of the festivals or events happening at your favorite resort.
 
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Unplug At Mount Snow Family Camp; Leave Electronics At Home

Mt. Snow Family Camp

Vermont’s Mount Snow has the antidote to fast-moving family life where everyone seems to be glued to his or her electronic devices. Mount Snow launches The Family Camp this summer for families looking to leave the iPad at home and focus on enjoying each other’s company.

 

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Intergenerational Fun Highlights Summer At America’s Mountain Resorts

Steamboat Mountain Biking

School’s out and the cool mountains present an even cooler line-up of summer activities that can make a hero out of parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles. Just take those active youngsters and teens on a mountain resort vacation and you’ll be amazed at the things you can do together to have fun.

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Mount Snow Prevails In Dew Tour Lawsuit, Awarded $2.1 Million

Dew Tour
A jury in Brattleboro, Vt., found May 13 that the promoter of the Winter Dew Tour breached a contract with Mount Snow and ordered a $2.1 million payment for damages.
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Summer’s Coming To Vermont Ski Resorts: Biking, Hiking, Adventure Courses

Okemo Challenge CourseVermont ski resorts are cranking down winter and cranking up summer. Most areas offer a variety of activities. Here is just a sampling of summer things to do at your favorite winter resort.
 
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Vermont Resorts To Host Spring Events As Winter Keeps A-Coming

Smugglers Notch

At a time when many resorts are usually thinking of their closing ceremonies and skiers and riders are starting to look toward warm weather vacations, the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic region in spring 2014 is changing the paradigm. Lots of snow, deep bases and more of both coming, will make those typical spring events look quite a bit different.

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Valentine’s Day In East Means Mountain Weddings, Parade, Music, More

Gunstock, N.H. Celebrates Valentine's Day (gunstock.com)

If you’ve circled Feb. 14 to “spend the day with your sweetie,” here’s a sampling of how East Coast resorts can help you make the most of it.

 

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Special Events Run From MLK Weekend Through Super Bowl In East

Bromley

Martin Luther King weekend (Jan. 18-20) in Vermont will entice skiers and riders with diverse options. Then, on to the Super Bowl.

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Hercules Flexes His Muscles As Storm Blasts Eastern Seaboard

Mount Snow

Winter Storm Hercules hit the east coast with all the strength of the mythological Greek figure, and eastern resorts are enjoying the wallop.

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Major Snowstorm Stokes Holiday Season For Northeast Resorts

Loon Mountain Powder Day

The first major snowstorm of the 2013-14 winter season rolled through the Northeast this past weekend, dropping up to two feet of snow on ski areas from Pennsylvania through Maine. 

 

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The Way We Were: Every Day’s A Bluebird Day At Mount Snow

Bluebird Lift Debut (Mount Snow)

The cliché was really unavoidable during a trip to Mount Snow in February 2012. It was a bluebird day for Mount Snow’s Bluebird Express.

 

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Park City Mountain Resort Names Matt Gebo Marketing Chief

Matt Gebo

Matt Gebo has been named Director of Marketing and Communications at Park City Mountain Resort, responsible for all brand-marketing efforts. Gebo heads west for a return trip after a stint as marketing director at Mount Snow, Vt.

 

“Matt’s breadth of experience within the ski industry and passion for the sport made him the perfect fit for this position,” said Jenni Smith, president and general manager. Gebo succeeds Krista Parry, who became senior vice president and innovation officer for Powdr Enterprises, a division of the resort’s parent company.

 

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Mount Snow Workers Get ‘Conflict Of Interest’ Memo; ‘Business Decision’

Mount Snow

A memo to Mount Snow, Vt., employees from Thorin Magbie, director of human relations, tells workers who also are employed or volunteering at nearby Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, they run the risk of not being re-hired. 

 

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Late Winter Storm Dumps Big Snow Throughout Northeast

Boot Deep at Cannon

What a difference a year makes! This time last year, the great warm-up of 2012 was underway as temperatures climbed into the 80s and resorts were closing left and right as the season’s meager snowpack melted away. 

 

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