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

Bromley, Cranmore, Jiminy Peak, Whaleback Extend Ski Season

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Sunny spring tele turns at Cranmore. (Cranmore/Facebook)

Nothing like a consecutive string of nor'easters to put a smile on the faces of Northeast skiers and riders. Due to above average snowfall this season, resorts across the region have announced extended ski seasons.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Fourth Nor’easter Departs, Sierras Get Whacked

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Feet of snow is on the way for the Sierra Nevada range (Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows/Facebook)

Got that end-of-the-year spring skiing pass? Now is the time to use it! Epic March conditions continue for most of the East and parts of the West.

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Mount Sunapee, Okemo, Crested Butte Brings Epic Up To 64 Resorts

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Epic skiing and riding under the orange bubble chair at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)

Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, Okemo, Vermont and Crested Butte, Colorado have entered into a multi-year season pass partnership with Vail Resorts and the Epic Pass, bringing the total number of Epic Pass mountain resorts to 64 in eight countries.

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Nor’easter Delivers Outstanding March Conditions

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The second Nor’easter in less than a week has delivered the best conditions of the season to resorts through the northeast with some resorts reporting more than three feet of snow.

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Sunday River, Loon, Sugarloaf Launch 2018-19 Season Pass Sale

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Best prices for hitting Sunday River for one week. (Sunday River/Facebook)

Skiers and snowboarders eager to start planning for next winter at Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon Mountain—and score the absolute lowest price on their season pass—can do so by purchasing their 2018-19 New England Pass now through March 11, 2018 during the resorts’ one-week flash sale. 

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Cannon 80th Anniversary Season Pass Rollback

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Cannon's iconic tram in Franconia Notch. (Cannon/Facebook)

New Hampshire’s Cannon Mountain is celebrating their 80th anniversary by rolling back 2018-19 season pass prices to the 2010-11 season rates. These are the lowest prices on Cannon passes in the last eight years.

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Spring Passes Blooming In The Northeast

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Deals on spring turns at Sunday River. (Sunday River)

While there’s still a lot of days left for the 2017-2018 season, Northeastern resorts are rolling out their buy now/ski this spring deals, making this a great time to stretch your skiing and riding dollar for maximum time on the slopes.

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Groomed To Perfection: Best Morning Corduroy

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Happy boarders at Mount Sunapee. (Mount Sunapee)

One of the absolute best reasons to rise and shine early for your trip to the mountains is the sweet reward of laying down some tracks in freshly groomed corduroy. The zip of your edges into those fine lines makes the first turns of the day often the most satisfying. While finding a powder day is never guaranteed, these resorts are known for their grooming finesse. So grab your coffee, boots and boards and head out for first chair.

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Ten Reasons Families Choose Loon

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 Fun family times ahead at Loon. (Loon/Alyssa Greenberg)

With its close proximity to Boston, huge terrain variety, and fun lineup of activities and events, Loon Mountain is tailor-made for family skiing and riding.

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New Development Now Part Of Cranmore's Rich History

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Family time at Cranmore. (Cranmore)

As Cranmore celebrates its 80th anniversary in the historic ski town of North Conway, New Hampshire, skiers and riders can also enjoy the perks of the present day, including everything from new onsite lodging to a vibrant economy that embraces skiing as the state’s official sport.

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Pats Peak Fans Loving New Peak Triple Chair

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Loaded onto the Peak Triple and ready to hit the slopes at Pats Peak. (Pats Peak) 

The ol’ Peak Double Chair at southern New Hampshire’s Pats Peak was a good one. But with a new triple chair lift, Pats Peak has doubled the capacity of the lift from 800 to 1,600 people per hour. A conveyor carpet system makes loading easier and faster, cutting down on the ride time to the summit.

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King Pine’s Top Notch Snowmaking

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It's a prefect time to hit the trails at King Pine. (King PIne)

With fresh snow falling, the January thaw is a distant memory at New Hampshire’s King Pine. Joining the groomer’s work making for great snow surfaces, snowmakers fired up across the mountain this week.

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Bretton Woods Plans New Gondola, On-Mountain Lodge

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Presidential views at Bretton Woods. (Bretton Woods/Facebook)

Skiers and riders at New Hampshire’s largest ski area will be taking to the slopes in a new eight-passenger gondola at Bretton Woods, landing at a new mountainside restaurant.

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Ski Like A Girl: Top Women's Ski And Ride Camps

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Join in the fun at Sugarbush's Women’s Discovery Camps. (Sugarbush) 

The dynamic of skiing or riding for a few days with other like-minded women can be very different from skiing with the family or a mixed group of friends. Unlike skiing with the guys, we cheer each other on rather than talk trash. A women's clinic is a great opportunity to gain confidence and see what's possible in a supportive environment.

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Ski Hotels Offer Backcountry Adventure Experiences

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Sunrise on Mt. Mansfield from Sterling Pond. (Sunrise Mountain Guides)

Backcountry and sidecountry ski touring are all the rage now, but heading out of bounds without some experience can be at best a frustrating undertaking and at worst a dangerous one. SnoCountry.com has found the prefect combo of ski hotels that not only offer the comforts of a destination resort, but guide service to bring your adventure goals to reality.

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Tips For Affordable Skiing Deals

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Lookout Pass has popular Learn to Ski & Ride and Bring a Friend programs that run all season long. (Bob Legasa Freeride Media)

There’s never been a better time to find ski/snowboarding discounts, freebies, and deals.

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First Turns Of The Season Coming To The East

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Weather forecasts for Sunday River Resort look favorable for opening by Saturday. (Sunday River/Facebook)

We’ve been waiting for our snowmaking window here in the East, and it’s finally here. Skiers and riders can make plans now for first turns of the season at Sunday River, Wildcat, Mount Snow and Killington.

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Snowmaking Temps Make Northeast Appearance

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Killington snowmakers doing what they do best. (Killington)

A window of snowmaking temperatures appeared last week in the Northeast, allowing the snow guns to whiten the slopes at Vermont’s Killington and Maine’s Sunday River.

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Insider’s Guide To Pats Peak

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Snowmaking on every trail makes for reliable conditions at Pats Peak. (Pats Peak)

New Hampshire’s Pats Peak may not be the biggest mountain in the state, but trail count alone doesn’t define the character and reach of this family-owned New England ski area, home to 70 adult race teams and a ski and ride school that lures more than 8,000 school kids and each year. 

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Construction Begins On New High Country T-Bar At Waterville Valley

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Heading down from High Country at Waterville Valley. (Waterville Valley)

New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort has the go-ahead from the USDA Forest Service to begin construction of the new High Country T-Bar Lift, proposed in May. While the ski season is just around the corner, the approval has spurred construction to begin immediately.

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