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

Over-Hyped Weather Forecasts Are Bad for Skiing

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Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero ideas how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside.

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#SnackSkiVT With Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour

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Visit Vermont during the tour to try some great Vermont products and enjoy Vermont's slopes. (Ski Vermont) 

Skiers and snowboarders will once again be able to snack, sip and ski their way through Vermont’s favorite local food and drink vendors this year with the return of Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour. This slope side tour will kick off Jan. 26 at Jay Peak, visiting fifteen resorts over the course of ten weeks.

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Discounted Learn-To-Turn Packages From Ski Vermont

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Take a ski or snowboard lesson at Stratton Mountain Resort with many of Ski Vermont's learn-to-turn programs. (Ski Vermont) 

Friends don’t let friends sit inside all winter.

Introduce someone to skiing or snowboarding this season with the help of Ski Vermont’s discounted learn-to-turn programs. From the young to old, beginner lessons are for anyone looking to pick up a winter sport and enjoy time in the beautiful Green Mountains. 

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Killington, Shiffrin Wow Record-Breaking Crowds

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USA's Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova and Austria’s Bernadette Schild. (Killington)

Greeted by a roar of record-breaking crowds of more than 18,000 on Saturday and 16,000 on Sunday at Killington, Mikaela Shriffin finished second in the Giant Slalom and first in the Slalom at the Xfinity Killington Cup.

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Celebrate The Start Of Ski Season At Boston Expo

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Ski Vermont has all the info you need for a green mountain getaway. (Martha Wilson)

Some 50,000 New Englanders are expected to pass through the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo hall this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center- and for good reason - making winter ski and snowboard plans, finding deals on family vacation packages, lift tickets, travel and ski/snowboard gear – much at Expo-only specials.

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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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Winter Starts Now With Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo

Winter Starts Now With Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo

Ski Vermont brings cold Long Trail and maple syrup to Boston. (Ski Vermont)

Some in the Northeast might feel like we didn’t get our fair share of winter last year, so now’s the time to start filling up, with the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. It’s the place to be if you love winter in the Northeast and are ready to celebrate all the fun we are going to have on the slopes this year.

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Vermont's Snowmaking Saves The Season

Vermont's Snowmaking Saves The Season

Okemo's snowmaking covers 98 percent of its trails. (Okemo)

The Vermont Ski Areas Association, along with alpine and Nordic members, associate members and marketing partners gathered at Sugarbush Resort for the 47th Annual Meeting. The group paid tribute to Vermont’s statewide snowmaking firepower that made all the difference for terrain coverage in the face of a challenging winter season, bringing the final skier visit tally to 3,221,187.

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Ski Vermont’s 'Check in to Win' Expands To Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing; Trace Your Ski Days

SugarbushThere are certainly some die hard skiers and riders out there who are dedicated to their one favorite mountain, but if you are looking to expand your tracks and find out what you’ve been missing, check out Ski Vermont’s Check In To Win this winter, now with options for Nordic skiers and snowshoers.

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Ski Vermont Raises $16K For Dairy Farmers With Fifth Grade Passport Program

Ski Vermont Farm FundSki Vermont presented a contribution check of a record-breaking $16,365 to the Keep Local Farms Fund at Fairmont Farm in East Montpelier, VT. The donation comes from the proceeds of Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program that enabled nearly 2,500 children to ski and snowboard for free in Vermont during the 2014-15 season.

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Vermont Ski Industry Celebrates Record Season At Annual Meeting; Nearly 4.7 Million Visits

Ski VermontGathering at Jay Peak Resort for the Vermont Ski Areas Association’s 46th Annual Meeting, some 300 members of the Vermont ski industry celebrated a record breaking 2014-15 season with 4,670,903 skier and rider visits. 

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Sugarbush Offers Programs For First-Timers Through Life-Timers

Sugarbush instructionThe First-Timer-to-Life-Timer program at Sugarbush, Vt. is part of the resort’s continuum of programs that allows them to custom tailor each guest’s learning experiences to meet their needs and goals.

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Governor's Council Sponsors $10 Beginner Ski/Snowboard Packages For Vermont Kids

Learn To Ski VermontWhat can $10 get you these days? How about a beginner ski or snowboard lesson for a Vermont child, including rentals and a lift ticket?

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Learn To Ski, Ride At Eastern Mountain Resorts Throughout January

Learn to snowboardSki and snowboard areas across the Northeast are gearing up with special deals for those who want to learn this winter. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January is a time when the snow sports industry offers attractive and affordable beginner programs for children and adults who can learn from a pro.

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Latest Vermont Promo Says ‘Check In And Win’

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Pick up rewards and incentives just for skiing or riding around the Green Mountain State’s ski resorts and other locations. You can also win big by just playing at your favorite.

 

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Ski Area Marketers Tread Lightly Matching 'Right Message' While Helping Super Storm Victims

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The immediate need for New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy is to return to normalcy. The process figures to be protracted. But, what are the implications for mountain travel?

 

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