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

SnoCountry SnoCast: Low Track Coast-To-Coast Storm

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After an incredible November, more wintry conditions take us into December. We’ll kick it off with a cross-country storm system tracking low across the U.S.

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Welcome Fall With Northeast Oktoberfests

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While we’re waiting anxiously for the snow to fly, resorts across the Northeast are celebrating fall foliage season with fun, food, music and stunning views of the mountains. Here are SnoCountry.com’s top picks for Oktoberfests this year.

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Check Out Summer’s Solar Eclipse At Winter Resorts

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Mountaintop views of the total solar eclipse. (NASA)

On Aug. 21, the first solar eclipse to cross North America in 38 years will hit the Oregon coast about 9 a.m. PDT, then course over the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming before hitting the Midwest and finishing up across the North Carolina high country.

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Six-Seater Summit Express To Debut At N.C.’s Sugar Mountain

Summit Express (Sugar Mountain Resort)North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort unveils its Summit Express, a Doppelmayr six-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift, Sat., Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend the rain or shine event beginning at 10 a.m.

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High-Speed Lift Makes Debut At Sugar Mountain This Winter

Skiing (Sugar Mountain Resort)The installation of a new Doppelmayr high-speed, detachable, six-passenger chairlift is currently underway at North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort. It opens in time for the 2015-16 winter season, and enables guests to reach the 5,300-foot peak in five minutes. 

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Celebrate Fall With Columbus Day Weekend Events In East

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Many mountain resorts and towns throughout the east will be hosting a variety of events and activities Columbus Day Weekend Oct. 12-14. Here is a sampling.

 

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Summer Fun At Southern Ski Areas Means BBQ, Bikes, Brews, Chili

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Barbecue in the south is serious business and an inherent part of its culture. Sugar Mountain in North Carolina has bought into that concept and will offer its first barbecue boot camp, courtesy of the North Carolina BBQ Society, July 19-20.

 

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Southern Skiers Get Solid Conditions, New Discounts

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It’s not exactly the same March Madness found each spring on Tobacco Road. But some North Carolina ski and ride resorts on the other side of the state aren’t playing any games with the discounts offered in March.

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No Need For Smoke And Mirrors; Mother Nature Takes Over

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November and December is the time when ski area marketing and public relations types work overtime. The reason: Inconsistent fall weather, coupled with the start of the new season, brings out the most creativity. But, Mother Nature is taking over.

 

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Sandy Brings Ample Snow To NC, WV; Sugar, Cataloochee Open For Halloween

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New employees at Sugar Mountain never expected to get ramped up so quickly for their new jobs. On Saturday, they were recruited at the resort’s job fair; snowmaking began on Sunday; the lifts will churn for the first day Wednesday (Oct. 31). 

 

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Book Early And Get Sugar Mountain Thanksgiving Skiing, Riding Deal

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Thanksgiving and the new ski and ride season is just a matter of weeks away. Sugar Mountain, N.C. is offering a “Thanksgiving Turkey Treat” of skiing at riding for less than $24 per day. But, you’ll need to act by Oct. 17 to get it.

 

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Fall Festivals Take Center Stage Across Country

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Fall festivals at America’s ski resorts long have been the harbinger of the ski and snowboard season and vary widely in terms of offerings. Here’s a sampling.  

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SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4 In North Carolina

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Love beer? Love wine? Love music? Put them all together at the Sugar Mountain, N.C. SugarBrew Summer Festival Aug. 4. General admission and parking are free.

 

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