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Ski, Snowboard Ambassadors Of The Year Named

Ski Ambassador of YearAri Gutman, a physician from Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, has been named the Ski Ambassador of the Year for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard (Month)/Bring a Friend initiative. Dr. Gutman took his two sons, Jonathan (14) and Matthew (13) to Spring Mountain, Pennsylvania for lessons and entered the Bring a Friend Challenge.

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Luxury Condo Hotel Planned For At Pa.’s Blue Mountain

Vista Lodge Residence Club (Obryazka/Blue Mountain; The Morning Call)Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pa., announced plans to build a slopeside, four-star condominium hotel adjoining the Summit Lodge. The Vista Lodge Residence Club will offer panoramic views of the Pocono Mountains. Condos will be available for purchase or rent.

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'Groundbreaking' Signals PA's Laurel Mountain Will Open For Next Season

Laurel Mountain Resort Trails Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn joined Seven Springs Mountain Resort Chairman Robert Nutting and Bureau of State Parks officials in a celebratory groundbreaking marking progress on major renovations underway at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort. 

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Mid-Atlantic Resorts Welcome Winter Storm Jonas For Weekend

SnowshoeAfter a December in the mid-Atlantic that many would like to pretend didn’t happen, Winter Storm Jonas is looking to bring smiles to skiers in the region Friday and Saturday.

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Seven Springs, Hidden Valley Make On/Off Mountain Improvements

Seven Springs Resort (Facebook/Seven Springs)Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort have made a variety of improvements for the upcoming season, including snowmaking upgrades, mountain improvements, and the Mountain Adventure Camp for kids.

 

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Whitetail Readies For Season With Improvements

Whitetail Resort (Facebook/Whitetail)Pennsylvania’s Whitetail Resort is wrapping up several capital improvements for the upcoming season. Over $2.5 million has been spent in upgrades that include a major design project for resort expansion, upgrades to the existing snowmaking system, additional rental and lease skis and boots, and the completion of several paving projects.

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Survey Finds Pennsylvania Skiing Is A Hit With Millennials

Camelback WaterparkPennsylvania may well be on its way to establishing itself as a formidable "ski state" particularly among Millennials, according to a new research study conducted for SkiPA by RRC Associates. A contributing factor is Pennsylvania's close proximity to several major metropolitan areas including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York City, Washington DC, Baltimore and even the Harrisburg-York-Lancaster corridor.

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Snowmaking Upgrades, Resort Expansion Design On Tap For Whitetail

Whitetail Resort (Whitetail Resort/Facebook)Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa., has begun to implement over $2.5 million in capital improvements in preparation for the 2015-2016 season.

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Peak Resorts Focuses On Marketing, Technology In Northeast; Promotes Two

Greg Fisher Peak ResortsPeak Resorts, headquartered in Missouri announced two promotions in the Northeast region.  Greg Fisher, General Manager of Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, Ohio will become Northeast Director of Marketing, while Mike Chase,Director of Marketing Technology, at Mount Snow Resort in Vermont will become Director of Marketing Technology in the region.

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Pennsylvania's Blue Mt. Opened Before Thanksgiving For First Time In 38 Years

Blue Mt. PAThe Philadelphia Inquirer, a week before Thanksgiving Day, devoted two pages to a comprehensive story on where to ski in western U.S. and Canada. It merited a “Wish I had said that” note to Bob Ecker, of California and a fellow member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

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Ski Denton Won't Open For 2014-15 Season

Ski Denton Closes For Season (skidenton.com)Ski Denton, in Coudersport, Pa., will not be opening for the 2014-15 season. The announcement was made by concessionaires Steve and Laura Haskins.

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Skiing ‘Pennsylvania Powder’ – Yes, You Can

Elk Mt powYes. There is some great skiing east of the Rockies and south of New England. Home to 32 ski areas (fourth among all states) Pennsylvania offers skiers and boarders a virtual smorgasbord of downhill options.

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