Top 5 Eastern Resorts To Take A Beginner 

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So you’ve got a friend – or perhaps a significant other –that you’d love to share your passion for the mountains with. You know that if that friend can have as great a time skiing or riding as you do, he or she will be hooked. Having a fun and successful first outing is key to making sure new skiers and riders will keep coming back for more, so SnoCountry.com picked some great destinations for making those learning days just the beginning of many wonderful days on snow.

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Kick The Tires Of The Latest At Ski and Snowboard Shows

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A sure sign that ski and snowboard season is just around the corner comes when resort promoters, equipment reps and retailers head to big cities across the country for preseason ski and snowboard shows.

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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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Stratton To See New Snow Bowl Lift, Mountain Bike Park

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Improvements coming to Stratton. (Stratton)

$10 million in enhancements for the 2018-19 season at Stratton include a new high-speed Snow Bowl lift and phase one of a mountain bike center.

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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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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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SnoCountry SnoCast: Much Colder and Snowier in the East

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Snowshoe in West Virginia is in a prime location for wintry weather this week. (Snowshoe) 

The weather pattern change we have been waiting for in the East is finally here bringing cold temperatures and snow, while the West continues to be sunny and dry.

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Savoring Every Sip At Northeast Mountain Brewfests

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The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is back for its 23rd year. (Mount Snow)

Craft brews, music and fun are on tap as we transition into fall in the mountains of the Northeast. In addition to some tasty frosty beverages, resorts will be featuring local food treats and live music, along with special events.

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Ace These Golf Deals At Northeast Resorts

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Family golf at Stowe. (Stowe)

The kids might be going back to school soon, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some great deals at the greens and fairways of the golf courses across Northeast ski resorts.

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Don't Miss March Deals At Vermont Resorts

Don't Miss March Deals At Vermont Resorts

Plenty of great skiing at Stratton. (Stratton)

Known as the snowiest month of the season, March brings heaps of snow and warmer temperatures for skiers and riders in Vermont. Add to that a mix of great deals and events at Vermont’s mountains and March is sure to be a month that you don’t want to miss. 

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Take A Hike To Discover The Trails At Your Favorite Mountain

Take A Hike To Discover The Trails At Your Favorite Mountain

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen trails offer stunning vistas. (Wintergreen)

We all know the mountains are the place for stunning beauty in the summer. The best way to discover this beauty is to get out and hike the miles of trails to be found at your favorite resort. Grab your pack and explore one of SnoCountry’s favorite hiking trails.

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Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Find waterfalls and maybe some wildlife on your way to Shirley Lake at Squaw Valley. (Squaw Valley)

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means it’s time to find some relief from the heat in the cool, clear water of a mountain swimming hole. There’s something about that first jump in to a natural stream or lake that makes you feel like a kid again.  

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Northeast's Best Private Ski Clubs Offer Much For Your Money

Hermitage Club, VtLooking to ditch lugging your gear and long lift lines on the weekends? You invest a lot in making skiing a lifestyle, whether it’s with your buddies or the groms, so why not make the most of that time and money for a first class, no hassle experience?

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Stratton Base Lodge Expansion Brings More Seating, Top Bands

Grizzly at Stratton Mt.Vermont’s Stratton Mountain has completed an $8.5 million project that literally raised the roof on their base lodge, adding a second floor to the east and west wings, bringing another 350 seats and approximately 4,000 more square feet.

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Stratton Jitney To Offer Premium Motorcoach From New York City; Begins In January

Stratton JitneySkiers and riders can travel to Stratton Mountain  on the Stratton Jitney beginning in January without having to get behind the wheel.. The premium Ambassador Coach departs from New York City each Friday and returns Sunday evening, allowing guests to enjoy a weekend in Vermont's Green Mountains without the hassle of driving. 

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Big Labor Day Weekend Sales Coming

Ski Bonkers Sale (Facebook/Ski Bonkers)Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4 -7) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a number of mountain and city ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

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New Hampshire's Joe Cushing, Resort Planning Pioneer, Inducted Into Ski Hall Of Fame

Kristina Koznick and Joe Cushing HOFAlong with a class of nine others, New Hampshire resident Joe Cushing was inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Steamboat April 11.

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Snow Is For Lovers: Northeast Valentine's Events And Deals

Nuptials on Mt. SnowIf your true love is skiing and riding and you’re lucky enough to have a partner whose passions align, some of the best conditions of the year are waiting for you and your loved one on the Valentine's Day slopes of the Northeast.

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