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

Moguls Champion Hannah Kearney To Ski With Guests at Waterville Valley March 21

Hannah Kearney returns to WatervilleWaterville Valley Resort’s Hannah Kearney will be on the New Hampshire mountain to meet and ski with guests on March 21, 2015.

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Trip Report: Soaring Through The Wintry Forest On Bretton Woods Canopy Tour

Bretton woods Canopy TourWho says kids are the only ones who can have fun romping in the trees? Zip lines, sky bridges, rappels and a snow-covered forest made for an exhilarating day to play on the Bretton Woods Canopy Tour.

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SnoCountry's Best Silly Season Events; Duct Tape Derby To Flauschink Partying

Kayaking in spring at Crystal Mt.Looking for some spring fun on the slopes? Spring brings out “the silly season,” and for good reason according to Crystal Mountain’s Brian Lawson.  

 

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Balsams Developers Envision Largest Ski Area In The East; Construction Could Begin This Spring

The Balsams expansionDevelopers of The Balsams Resort went before the Coos County, N.H., Planning Board last week to give the board an update on their proposed $140 million project that would eventually make The Balsams the largest ski resort in the East.

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Powdery Northeast Winter On Track For Record-Breaking Snow Totals

Sunday River powderBoston has been breaking records left and right this winter for snowfall, but what about the mountain resorts in the Northeast? Many resorts across the region are looking at smashing year-end snow totals if they haven't already. Yes, it’s been cold, but that has meant super-fluffy powder days that New Englanders often have to head west to find.

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Small New Hampshire Community Revives Mt. Eustis Ski Hill; Dormant For 30 Years

Mt. Eustis Re-OpensOverlooking the town of Littleton, New Hampshire, Mt. Eustis Ski Hill held a Grand Opening this month, after being closed for more than 30  years.

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New England Resorts Celebrate Patriots Victory

Patriots fans at SugarloafIt's be a free powder day at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire today (Feb. 3). In celebration of the Patriots Super Bowl win, Waterville Valley is inviting all of New England to ski or ride for free as the finale of their Patriots Tuesday promotion run during the football season.

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Storm Juno Leaves Northeast Ready For Amazing Weekend

Storm Juno at Sunday RiverDespite all the media hype over Storm Juno, there are some very happy skiers and riders heading to the hills in the Northeast in its wake.

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Bern Freeride Series Returns To New Hampshire's Cannon; Rail Jam Jan. 31

Bern Freeride Series at Cannon Mt.The Bern Freeride Series begins Saturday, Jan. 31 at Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch State Park. The three-event series has categories for ages 12 and under, age 13+, skiers, snowboarders and ladies.

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Sunbowl Lift Dedicated At Mount Sunapee; Cuts Ride Time To Four Minutes

Mt. Sunapee lift ribbon cuttingNew Hampshire state and local officials, Mount Sunapee staff and skiers and snowboarders were on hand Saturday morning, Jan. 10 for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Sunbowl Express High-Speed Quad chairlift. 

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SnoCountry's Picks For Biggest News Stories Of 2014

Park City powderLet's start at the top. The biggest news story of 2014 rolled out of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. No other news story across the nation matched it for continuing drama. It began rumbling in the spring, resonated in the courts all summer, and didn't culminate until shortly before the snow flew. Here's how SnoCountry.com's West Editor Andy Dennison describes it:

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Naughty Or Nice, Treat Yourself To Christmas On New England Slopes

Hannah Kearney and kids at Waterville ValleyHopefully there’s going to be some new ski gear waiting for you under the tree this year, and if you are lucky enough to be able to celebrate Christmas on the slopes this year, you’ll find some great deals and fun activities as well a some quieter runs before the vacation week starts.

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New Sunbowl Express Quad Opens At Mt. Sunapee Dec. 20

 

Sun bowl Express Opens At SunapeeThe new Sunbowl Express High-Speed quad chair opens this weekend (Dec. 20-21) at Mount Sunapee Resort. This 4,224-foot lift, manufactured by Poma of America, replaces the Sunbowl fixed-grip quad chair. The lift has a vertical rise of over 1,000 feet and services 17 trails. Now, both lifts to Mount Sunapee’s 2,743 foot summit are Poma high-speed quads.

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Need For Speed? Join Adult Alpine Racing Leagues At Northeast Resorts

Wachusett racing leaguesFind yourself in the need for speed this winter? Adult race leagues can be found at resorts across the Northeast, and you don’t have to wear a race suit, unless you want to. In addition to some fun competition and potential bragging rights at your local mountain, race leagues offer camaraderie as well as affordable skiing, prizes, and some great après-ski parties.

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Largest Owner of U.S. Ski Areas Assesses Ownership Options; Resorts' Long-Term Leases Not Affected

Bretton WoodsCNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., owner of the largest number of ski resorts in the country, is currently assessing how best to liquefy its assets as the end of the real estate investment trust (REIT) term draws near. CNL is a non-traded REIT that invests in a diverse collection of lifestyle and other income‐producing assets, including ski and mountain lifestyle properties, attractions, senior housing and marinas.

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Ragged Mountain's $25 Lift Ticket Deal Friday Dec. 5 Benefits Children's Hospital At Dartmouth

Children's Hospital at DartmouthRagged Mountain Resort is offering $25 lift tickets for all skiers and riders Friday, Dec. 5. It;s Benefit Day and all proceeds go to Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, also known as CHaD.

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Thanksgiving Feast! First Storm Of The Season Rolls Through Northeast

LoonSkiers and snowboarders are rejoicing as the first major snowstorm of the season rolled through the Northeast delivering a Thanksgiving feast.

 

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Northeast Skiers Can Be Grateful For Thanksgiving Deals And Events

Okemo Turkey TrotCold weather and turning lifts are on the list of what skiers and riders are thankful for this time of year, and the Northeast’s resorts are showing their gratitude by offering deals and events that will make sliding on snow much more appealing than standing in line at the mall. 

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Loon Mountain Opens With More Snowmaking; Get Free Skis With Three Lessons

Loon Mt. snowmakingLoon Mountain has opened for the season with the most open terrain in New Hampshire and tied with sister resort Sugarloaf for most open terrain (acreage) in New England.

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Sugarloaf, Wildcat, Bretton Woods Add To Eastern Resorts 'Open' Column

wildcat Opening Day 2014In addition to Killington and Sunday River which opened last week, three more eastern resorts started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Nov. 9.

 

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