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King Pine’s Cynthia’s Challenge Looks To Raise $45,000 For Wheelchair Van

Kevin at king PineThe money raised at this year’s Cynthia's Challenge 24-hour ski-a-thon at King Pine, March 18-19, 2016, will go towards helping 10-year-old Kevin Dall's family purchase a wheelchair accessible van.

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Gain Confidence On Slopes At Bretton Woods Women's Alpine Retreat

Bretton Woods women clinicsEven though the Bretton Woods Women’s Alpine Retreat is a unique chance to improve skiing and gain more confidence on the slopes, there’s an element of vulnerability in having someone examine your technique and provide feedback. It may be a leap of faith in joining a clinic like this and hoping that you don’t find out that you’re doing everything wrong.

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Pats Peak Brings Skiing/Riding To Thousands of Kids; Credit Bertie Holland

Lessons at Pats PeakOdds are good that no matter what mountain you are skiing or riding, you’ll probably come across someone who got their start at Pats Peak. Centrally located near New Hampshire’s metropolitan areas, Pats Peak is where a large population of the state’s kids learn to ski and ride.

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Vertical Express For Multiple Sclerosis Hits The Slopes

 

Vertical Express for MS (Can Do Multiple Sclerosis)Vertical Express for Can Do MS, the only national event series that combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with multiple sclerosis (MS), kicks off Feb. 6 with seven ski resort events across the country. This event supports lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. 

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Enjoy Winter Fun Beyond The Slopes In New Hampshire

Cranmore dog sledsAs we celebrate the long-awaited return of winter in New Hampshire, the flakes are falling on more than just the ski slopes. For the full mountain resort experience, savor a jaunt through the woods on a traditional horse drawn sleigh ride, get your adrenaline rush on a zipline, or control your own speed on a mountain coaster.

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The Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2015: Weather...Or Not


Soda Springs powderThe biggest rolling news story of 2015 across North America’s SnoCountry is, of course, the weather, including the return of that strong and totally unruly little boy — El Nino. Love him or hate him, and that depends on where you ski and ride, you are feeling the impact of this recurring atmospheric condition.

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Balsams Receives Wetlands Permit; Redevelopment Is On A Roll

Balsams ExpansionThe Balsams in northern New Hampshire has passed still another hurdle on its way to becoming what developers say will be the largest ski resort in the East.

 

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Sunapee Stats Tell Us Eastern Snows Will Come

Mt. SunapeeEastern skiers and riders are surely disappointed with the warm start to the season this year, but if you look at long-term trends and averages, there is hope on the horizon. 

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Omni Acquires Mount Washington Resort From CNL; Has Managed N.H. Property For Six Years

Bretton Woods XC Womens GroupOmni Hotels and Resorts has acquired the Omni Mount Washington Resort from CNL Lifestyle Properties. This is home to the Omni Mount Washington Hotel and Bretton Woods, New Hampshire's largest ski area and one of the biggest Nordic touring center in New England. Omni has managed the company for CNL, a Florida-based REIT with extensive ski resort and other “lifestyle” holdings,  for the past six years.

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'Tell It Like It Is' -- That's The Game Plan For Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak Condition Reporters

Bromley powderIt's a challenge being a snow reporter staffing the desks at New England's Bromley, Cranmore, and Jiminy Peak resorts. When winter storms pound New England, at 6:30 a.m. there are just so many ways to say, "corduroy," "powder" and that other snow report staple, "stoked."  

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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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Loon's Camp III Lodge Renovation Means Better Access, Seating

Loon Camp III Lodge deckNew Hampshire's Loon Mountain's most popular on-mountain dining spot, the rustic Camp III lodge at the base of North Peak, underwent a major renovation this summer. The newly-renovated lodge will feature seating for an additional 50 patrons, more efficient layout, and several new menu items.

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Plenty Of Incentives Offered For Older Cross Country Skiers

Senior at Bretton Woods XCAbout a quarter of the cross country (XC) skiing population is older than 50 years old and as the large segment of population known as Baby Boomers continues to age, they are remaining active - many of them are looking for softer or easier forms of recreation. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing fit that prescription. 

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Bretton Woods Opens For Season; First In Granite State

Mika at Bretton WoodsNew Hampshire’s Bretton Woods opened Wednesday, Nov.18 as the state’s first mountain to offer runs for the season. The snowmaking team worked around the clock after a long-awaited snap of cold weather this week  to prepare for a sneak preview of things to come this season at New Hampshire’s largest ski area.

 

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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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Zoning Changes Advance Balsams Development Plan; Could Become Largest In East

BalsamsNew Hampshire's Coos County Commission and Coos County Delegation have approved three zoning amendments that are essential to the Balsams Resort’s proposed redevelopment.

 

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All In The Family: 'Mueller Mantra' Thrives East And West

Mueller familyThere’s an uncanny ability to sense what visitors and vacationers are seeking. If it’s adventure, they supply it — mountain coasters, pipes, parks, canopy tours, fine dining. If childcare, they provide it. Music, got it. Basics? All covered.

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Ski NH Awards Three For Contributions To Skiing, Tourism

Ski NH AwardsSki NH presented awards to Tom Day, Rob Nadeau and Sen. Jeanie Forrester based on their contributions to skiing and the tourism industry in the state. The awards were given at the Ski NH annual meeting at the Mountain View Grand Hotel in Whitfield recently.

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USSA Designates Cannon Mountain As Official Training Site

Cannon Mt.U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) ski racers from across the east will benefit from a newly designated USSA Training Site with the Mittersill race and training venue at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia, N.H. 

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SnoCountry's Best Fall Northeast Outdoor Dining

Cliff House at StoweCrisp autumn air and moderate temperatures make for the perfect time to head to your favorite resort for some al fresco dining. Here are SnoCountry’s favorites for a fall trip to take in the colors and enjoy a cocktail or meal on the deck.

 

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