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

Snowshoeing With The Kids

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Wondering how to make a snowshoeing outing with the kids fun for everyone? Here's a primer on going snowshoeing with the kids.

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Still Time To Save Big On Passes At Vermont Resorts

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Those in the market for 2018-19 season passes at Vermont resorts still have time to save big, thanks to fall deadlines on some of the best deals in the business. 

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Summer Dining And Libations At Vermont Resorts

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Imagine eating a farm-to-table burger with local cheese and an artisan bread bun atop one of Vermont’s iconic Green Mountains, or a refreshing cocktail or craft brew on a deck overlooking the rolling fairways of Vermont’s many golf courses. Vermont’s resorts understand the important role that the culinary experience plays during a summer vacation, and offer visitors delectable and healthy meals sourced from local ingredients, served up with the atmosphere only Vermont can offer.

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Earning the View: Vermont’s Iconic Hiking Trails And Peaks

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It’s just as fun to go up the mountain as it is to go down thanks to Vermont resort’s well maintained and sprawling trail networks. Thousands of acres of wilderness offer both challenging and meandering trails with beautiful views and the ability to choose between half-day hikes complete with summit dining, to overnight hikes and the opportunity to connect with Vermont’s iconic Long Trail system and the longest hiking foot path in the world, the Appalachian Trail.

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New Fun At Vermont Resorts For Summer 2018

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Warm weather visitors to Vermont will find a plethora of activities at its mountain resorts to discover what the green mountain state is all about. From golf, mountain biking, and disc golf to expanded music, event and dining options make exploring Vermont the perfect summer getaway.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: April To Begin Colder For Many Mountain Resorts

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The cold may push back closing dates. (Squaw|Alpine/Twitter)

Winter weather will be hanging on for the first week of April in many areas, especially to the north.

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Smuggs’ Takes Its FunZone To 2.0

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Family fun on and off the slopes at Smuggs'. (Smugglers' Notch)

Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont opened a 26,000 square-foot one-of-a-kind Family Fun Complex facility that appeals to all ages. This new 4.4 million dollar facility is known as FunZone 2.0.

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Oh Say, Do You Après? Après Fun Then And Now

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Apres-ski singing was popular with folk tunes joining ski songs in 1950s and 1960s. (Dick Smith/State of NH)

Early ski trips were largely couple- and singles-oriented affairs, with 1930s’ snow trains popularizing the social connections and good times that became associated with the sport. Many joined ski trips just for the fun of the après-ski life — skiing was optional if looking for a mate.

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Powder and Presidents: February Fun At Vermont Resorts

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Just in time for Presidents' Week, Killington Resort received 16" of snow Monday, Feb. 5. (Ski Vermont)

Pair extensive snowmaking coverage at Vermont resorts with several significant storms from Mother Nature this week, and the slopes will be in top condition for one of the most popular vacation periods of the season. Off-slope activities will be equally exciting during Presidents week with plenty of free live music, great food, parades, games and family activities.

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Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts

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Santa delivered an early Christmas present of more than three feet of snow on slopes throughout New England over the past week. And as a stocking-stuffer, cold temperatures wrapped up with all that new snow, allowing for round-the-clock snowmaking.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Turning The Calendar, We Find The Snow

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Angel Fire Resort in New Mexico plans to open December 8 and could get fresh snow just in time. (Angel Fire)

As December begins, some may have wondered, ‘Where is the snow?’ Well, there is some good news ahead for some fresh powder this week.

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Summer Thrills At Vermont Ski Resorts

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Monkeying around at Sugarbush. (Sugarbush) 

Adventure seekers can get their thrills in this summer when they visit one of Vermont’s resort adventure parks. Summer is calling and Vermont ski resorts have an adventure for everyone to embark on.

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Tee Up Disc Golf For Mountain Fun

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Going for the basket at Gore Mountain. (Gore Mountain)

Want to add a little friendly competition to your mountainside hike? Disc golf at your favorite Eastern resort is a great way to get outside with your buddies, perfect your throw and explore the mountain from a new perspective. Scoring is the same as golf - count the number of throws needed to get the disc in the basket.

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Kids Winter Programs

Kids Winter Programs

Kids hitting the trails. (Fischer Skis)

Kids on cross country skis or snowshoes? It is not only about child obesity, nature deficit disorder, and better brain function – it's about fun.

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Smuggs: Not Just Kids’ Play

Smuggs: Not Just Kids’ Play

So many great choices from the top of Madonna Mountain at Smugglers' Notch. (Smugglers' Notch) 

With a slew of awards for family programming in its pocket, Smugglers' Notch Resort is known as a mecca for groms and their parents who are eager to find fun on the snow. But if you only recognize Smuggs as the place to learn to ski, you’re missing out on some of Vermont’s most challenging and interesting terrain.

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Early Winter Storms Bring Strong Start To Vermont Ski Season

Early Winter Storms Bring Strong Start To Vermont Ski Season

Jay Peak skiers are ready for Mother Nature to bring it on. (Jay Peak)

Thanks to Winter Storm Caly and the many weeks of early season snowfall, Vermont’s resorts have welcomed over 8 feet of natural snowfall to their slopes this season, and with it, have expanded their terrain offerings and snowmaking coverage as the conditions have continued to play in favor of an awesome 2016-17 ski and snowboard season. 

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Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Plan Your Holiday Getaway

Find terrain for everyone in the family at Jackson Hole. (JHMR)

With winter about to start in earnest, now is the time to check the SnoCountry snow reports and book a mountain retreat. With so many great options out there, here’s a few of SnoCountry.com’s favorite holiday getaways:

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Ski Resorts Start To Embrace Snowshoe Programs

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Not everyone who visits a ski resort wants to or is able to ski or snowboard, so resorts offer other activities. Among those options, guests can explore and enjoy the outdoors on snowshoes.

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Bretton Woods Skiing Strong Into Spring: Warm, Deep Base

Bretton Woods springOne thing we won’t complain about this spring in the Northeast: it’s not too cold. Bretton Woods' snowmaking team has ensured there will be plenty of good spring skiing still to come.

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Grand Prize Winners For 2013 Bring A Friend Challenge Announced

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Three of the nearly 175 Bring a Friend Challenge (BAF) participants won Grand Prize trips to resorts around the country to be redeemed in the 2013-14 season. 

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