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

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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N.H Snowboarder Tours The Globe In 'Mr. Plant'

Mr. Plant filmMr. Plant, a Veeco Film production based on the travels of snowboarder and New Hampshire backwoodsman Pat Moore, follows Pat as he spends a season traveling around the world with the rest of the Volcom Snow family, friends and icons.

 

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Wildcat Mountain Tests New Snowmaking System Oct. 20; Lots Of Snow

Wildcat snowmaking test Oct. 20

Wildcat Mountain in N.H. tested it’s newly completed snowmaking upgrade — the largest in its history — Sunday night (Oct. 20). The ski area installed more than10 miles of new snowmaking water and air pipe, 227 new high output/high efficiency snow guns and completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art, mid-mountain, booster pump house. 

 

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N.H. Loaded With Zip Line Rides, Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Courses

N.H. Loaded With Zip Line Rides, Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Courses

New Hampshire thrill-seekers will find numerous opportunities to explore the mountains of the state from a bird's-eye view at its many resort zip lines, canopy tours, and aerial adventure courses.

 

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New Hampshire Summer Awaits Visitors From Metro Areas

Bretton Woods

New Hampshire has always been a popular place for city-dwellers to beat the summer heat, and the Granite State is ready to welcome travelers from the Boston and New York City areas, as well as metro regions farther south. 

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All Aboard! Learn How To Operate Loon Mountain’s Vintage Steam Locomotive

Loon Mountain Train

Skiing and trains go way back to the days of rope tows, wooden skis and leather boots, and this summer New Hampshire’s Loon Mountain brings the two back together again.

Loon Mountain Resort is excited to announce its summer Guest Engineer Program, a workshop that teaches train lovers how to operate a working steam engine.

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Spring Deals Run Alongside Maple Sugar At Okemo; Yukon Kornelius At FestEVOL

Okemo

Count on two things running freely in Northern New England in the spring: sap for the sugar makers who tap into making ample amounts of maple syrup, and skiers/ riders sprinting to the lifts to take advantage of deep snow, high sun and value pricing.

 

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Fall Events Have Clock Running On Start Of Ski/Ride Season

Grim Reaper Bretton Woods

With the countdown underway to the start of the new ski and ride season, at least several New Hampshire resorts are still in fall mode around the Northeast.    

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