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

Your Car Is Going to be Your Lockerroom Now

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Car booting. Trunk slamming. There are many names for those who boot up in the parking lot and never set foot in a ski lodge or club. But this year, we'll all be trunk slammers and car booters!

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Downhill Adventure: Mountain Biking's Fresh Tracks at Cranmore

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Rolling-downhill adventure seekers looking for an adrenaline high have another outlet with the opening today of a new lift-serviced bike park in North Conway.

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Chairlift To A Diploma? New Hampshire High School To Hold Graduation Atop Cranmore Resort

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Despite restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kennett High School’s Class of 2020 will still get their diplomas in-person — they’ll just have to climb a mountain to do it.

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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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Vail Resorts, Alterra To Shutter all North American Resorts, Others Follow

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UPDATED Sunday, March 15, 2020 - All North American ski mountains operated by Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company will close Sunday for at least a week as the coronavirus spreads through North America.

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Swinging Through the Gates in the Saloon Series

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They preach the gospel of NASTAR.

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Loon Mountain Resort to Install First Eight-Place Chairlift in East

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Loon Mountain Resort today announced the installation of an eight-place, high-speed bubble chairlift—the first anywhere in the eastern United States and only the second in North America, for the 2020/21 ski season. The Doppelmayr lift will showcase the manufacturer’s new D-Line technology, making it the most technologically advanced lift ever installed in the East and one that will provide unrivaled speed and comfort for skiers.

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Eat Your Way to Fitness at these Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Food Events

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Want a guilt-free way to indulge yourself with food while exercising? Cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing are some of the best forms of aerobic exercise, but if you go on a "Gourmet Ski Tour" on your XC skis or snowshoes, you may very well eat your way to fitness at a number of trailside food stops. What a grand time so go ahead, eat, ski, and be merry - appetizers, wine, champagne, fondue, entrees, desserts, and more.

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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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Bretton Woods 8-Person Gondola is a Room With a View

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Depending on the weather, the first eight-person gondola in New Hampshire could begin operating within a month at the Bretton Woods Ski Area.

For the most part, “it’s all glass,” longtime Director of Ski Operations Chris Ellms said of the gondola being built by the Austrian-Swiss Doppelmayr Garaventa Group. 

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New Multi-Resort Ski Pass - The Indy Pass

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With season pass sale price deadlines fast approaching, skiers across the country are googling multi-resort season pass benefits, building pass comparison matrixes in Excel, and crunching day and dollar amounts to see which pass makes the most sense for the coming ski season: the Epic PassIkon Pass, or Mountain Collective.

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Loon, Stratton Mountain Bike Park Grand Openings

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Two of New England’s premier mountain resorts are ready to open for the season – mountain bike season that is!

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Loon Mountain Bike Park Aims For Fall Opening

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With guidance and hands-on help from an industry giant, the state’s newest mountain-bike park is rapidly taking shape at Loon Mountain.

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Bucket List Summer Events In The Mountains

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Luckily for mountain town lovers, activities and events aren’t just for the winter. Whether you’re looking to go full-in on biking, music, beer or food (or perhaps them all), mountain resorts across the country are your destination for summer fun. Keep that adventure bucket full with this list from SnoCountry on not-to-miss summer events.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Beautiful Spring Conditions Take Us To Late April

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Here comes the warmer weather. We’re highlighting the best days to enjoy comfortable, spring skiing/riding plus where last-minute snow is going to fall!

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Cranmore Records Longest Season In 81 Years

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A series of winter storms totaling 107 inches of snowfall, and consistent cold temperatures allowing near nonstop snowmaking, helped New Hampshire’s Cranmore register the longest ski season in its 81-year history.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Still Some Snow Left In The Gas Tank

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Welcome to April! It’s the month to have a little more fun and perhaps get those last runs of the season in. Hurry though! As warmer weather approaches and ski resorts close, our time is limited. Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.

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Colleges Close To Skiing And Riding

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While you may not want to commit to the full ski bum lifestyle, plan your course schedule correctly and the student life can still accommodate plenty of slope time, especially if there’s a mountain resort nearby. While some just want to head to the mountains for spring break, living within easy reach of a resort means you can take full advantage of the many college-age season passes out there.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: No Fooling Around, April Begins With Excellent Spring Conditions

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It's time to enjoy spring weather in the mountains, and the outlook is great across SnoCountry.

 

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U.S. Alpine National Championships Come To Waterville Valley, Home Of Rich Racing History

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Waterville Valley will host their first elite level race since the 1991 World Cup, bringing the nation’s top ski racers to New Hampshire with the U.S. Alpine National Championships March 23-26. Directly following, the U.S. Junior National Championships happen March 27-29.

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