American Meccas Of Cross Country Skiing

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Ask the general public to name an alpine skiing “Mecca” — described as a location where people, who share a common interest, yearn to go — even those who don’t ski can come up with at least Aspen or Vail, if not Killington and Sun Valley.

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From The Catskills To Vermont: Steam Things Up In A Cozy Local Resort

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Mid-winter in the Northeast doesn’t have to be all shivery gloom.

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SnoCast: A Fickle Finish to February

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Following big snow in the Southwest and Four Corners, a storm will work across the country and deliver fresh snow to many Northeast ski areas to finish the week. With new powder all around, let’s dig into this week’s SnoCast forecast.

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Loon Mountain Offers A Peek At Innovations Coming To Maine Resorts

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I was about halfway up Loon Mountain, hanging from a cable 50 feet in the air, when I realized I was locked in.

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A Whole New Way for Skiers to "Get Schooled" This Winter

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In an age of continued corporate consolidation in the ski industry, the number of independently owned mountains continues to shrink.  

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13 Of The Best Family Ski Resorts For All Ages And Skill Levels

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Getting kids on skis;as early as possible can be rewarding for a lifetime of skiing. But planning a ski trip — especially with kids in tow — isn’t as easy as just picking up and going. Instead of just “following the snow,” you’ll want to pick a ski mountain that truly caters to kids — one that offers top-notch ski lessons, kid-friendly trails and many off-the-snow activities as well.

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Four New England Cross Country Ski Towns For Your Bucket List

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The top New England ski towns are the topic of annual debate, but which are the top towns for cross country skiing? Some of the favorite New England towns and areas to go on a cross country (XC) ski vacation include Stowe and Woodstock in Vermont, the Mt. Washington Valley in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Bethel in Maine. Here are more details from XCSkiResorts.com about XC skiing at these fabulous New England ski towns:

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New England’s Family-Owned Ski Resorts Add Local Flavor To Winter Sports

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Not to detract from the bigger chain-owned ski resorts that populate New England’s winter playgrounds now. Indeed, without that big money input, the snow sports industry here couldn’t survive the enticement to visit snowy terrain to the west and north of us.

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SnoCast: Excellent Conditions and Snow for the Christmas Holiday

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Weather is ideal leading into the Christmas holiday stretch with seasonably chilly temps and bursts of snow for the East, and a widespread mountain snow for the West. Let’s dig into the details in this week’s SnoCast.

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Balsams Resort Picks Up Crucial Investor: Could the Ski Resort Finally Reopen?

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Due to its bankruptcy and closure in 2011, the Balsams Resort and the Balsams Wilderness Ski Area have sat dormant for a decade. But could the long-closed resort finally reopen?

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The Five Best New England Ski Towns

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No matter how much you hate the snow, you’ve got to admit that New England knows a thing or two about picturesque ski towns. Whether you’re planning on shredding some pow, cruising the bunny slopes, or just sipping hot drinks in a lodge, here are some of New England’s best ski towns.

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Kancamagus 8, The Most Modern Chairlift In The World Opens At Loon

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The Kancamagus 8, the most technologically advanced chairlift in the eastern United States has debuted at Loon Mountain Resort.

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New Hampshire's Gunstock Eyes Major Expansion

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New Hampshire's Gunstock Resort could be one of the largest ski areas in the state under an expansion and development plan which the county-owned facility is getting ready to unveil in full later this year.

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Summer Winds Down With Traditional Oktoberfest, Brew Fest Events

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At many ski and snowboard resorts, October comes in September -- in the form of the lederhosen, dirndl, clogs, knee socks, and, of course, beer.

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New Hampshire's Gunstock Mountain kicks Off Summer Season Memorial Day Weekend

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Gunstock Mountain Resort will open its award-winning Adventure Park on May 29 for Memorial Day Weekend. The weekend marks the annual opening for Gunstock’s summer adventures, a favorite tourist attraction in the Lakes Region. Brand new this summer is The Patio @ Gunstock offering “brews and views”; a full-service outdoor dining experience at the base area.

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New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Installing New Six-Pack Bubble Lift

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New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort will replace the 1988 White Peaks Express Quad with a new six-person detachable bubble lift in partnership with MND Ropeways.

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Spring Nor'Easter Delivers Up To 20 Inches For New England Resorts

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For the handful of resorts throughout the Northeast that are still open, this weekend's Nor'Easter delivered mid-winter conditions with up to 20 inches of snow in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

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A Step Back In Time: Upscale Omni Mount Washington Hotel And Bretton Woods Ski Resort

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“Wow!” That’s the three-letter word that my family repeatedly said over and over again during our two-night stay at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods. Built in 1902, this hotel boasts not only history, but also luxury. And with a massive two-year expansion just completed, you truly will never want to leave.

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Even As Spring Arrives, Powder Days Can Be Found

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Spring break is upon us which, sadly, means the end is near. But it's still snowing and, with the right conditions, there should be plenty of powder to track up.

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Indy Pass Adds New Hampshire's Waterville Valley, Maine's Saddleback

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Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, and Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine will join the Indy Pass through the end of the current 2020-21 season and for the 2021-22 season. Both resorts will provide two days of skiing and riding to all Indy Pass holders during both seasons and there are no blackout dates for the remainder of the current season. Waterville Valley visits will be no charge; and for the current season, Saddleback will be $10 per visit.

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