Sunday River Firing Guns Up Again; Hoping For May

Sunday River snowmakingMaine’s Sunday River was one of the first to open in the country last October, and they’re not throwing in the towel any time soon. With snowmaking temperatures forecast overnight for Friday, Saturday, and perhaps Sunday, they’ll be firing up the guns on Barker and White Cap this weekend.

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WinterKids To Bring Night Skiing To Sugarloaf For First Time In History March 11-12

Winter KidsFor one night only, skiers will have the opportunity to ski under the lights at Sugarloaf as part of the WinterKids Downhill 24. The 24-hour ski challenge fundraiser is March 11-12, 9 a.m. to 9 a.m. WinterKids will set up lights along the Whiffletree trail, allowing for night skiing for the first time in Sugarloaf’s storied history.

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Ski The East Freeride Tour Rocks Out In February, March At Six Resorts

 

Ski The East Freeride Mad RiverSmugglers’ Notch has joined the six-stop flagship Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) series for the 2016 season, a competition that offers freeskiers a consistent platform for showing off the best in Northeast extreme skiing.

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Sugarloaf To Debut New King Pine Lift Soon

New King Pine lift at SugarloafMaine’s Sugarloaf has worked throughout the summer and fall to replace the King Pine Lift bottom terminal. Assuming snow conditions cooperate, the resort expects the lift to be ready for operation in late December. A rollback incident took place on the lift last March.

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Maine's Sugarloaf Snowmaking Makes For Nov. 21 Opening

SugarloafSugarloaf, Maine will kick off its season Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m. The resort will open with 1,750 vertical feet of skiing on Kings Landing and Candyside, serviced by the SuperQuad chairlift.

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Maine's Saddleback Seeks $3M Funding For New Lift; Won't Open Without It

Saddleback's Rangeley Double ChairSaddleback Mountain in Maine says it won’t open this winter if it's not able to secure $3 milllion in financing by early August to replace a 51-year old double lift.

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Whistler Bans Tobacco On All Resort Properties; Others Watching Closely

Whistler scenicWhistler Blackcomb is going where many winter resorts have so far only touched upon: a completely smoke-free environment.

Officials at the British Columbia resort have decided that tobacco smoking conflicts with what skiing and snowboarding is all about, and have enacted a property-wide smoking ban. Signs are going up this summer, and visitors next season should expect the rules to be tightly enforced.

 

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Six Resorts Still Skiing, Riding In Northeast

Killington late April 2015

Although Northeast resorts aren’t breaking records for total average snowfall, persistent storms and temperatures that held on to the snow throughout the season are making for expansive spring skiing and riding.

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Lingering Snowfall Across East Assures Good Conditions For Weekend, Beyond; West Freshies By Tax Day

Mad River Glen April 2015Unseasonably cool temperatures and more precipitation in the Northeast will keep the ski and snowboard season open at least through the weekend.

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David Chodounsky Ends On High Note; Wins National Slalom, Combined Titles At Sugarloaf

Tim Kelley finishes third in National SlalomWith a come-from-behind second run, David Chodounsky (Crested Butte, CO) confirmed his status as a slalom star by winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships slalom. The win also gave him the combined victory—adding up both the slalom and the super G races. 

 

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Mikaela Shiffrin Wows Huge 'Home Crowd' At Sugarloaf; Wins U.S. Slalom Crown

Winners at NationalsMikaela Shiffrin (Vail, CO) cleaned up Saturday at Sugarloaf, winning the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Champs slalom by more than four seconds over Paula Moltzan (Lakeville, MN). Megan McJames (Park City, UT) was third.

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Tim Jitloff Wins Third National GS In A Row At U.S. Nationals

Tim Jitloff US NationalsGiant slalom specialist Tim Jitloff (Reno, NV) threw down on bumpy snow at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships to take his third national title in a row ahead of first run leader Tommy Ford (Bend, OR). Former University of Utah racer Nick Cohee (Gardnerville, NV) –  took third.

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USA's Young Guns Shine In Super G as Nationals Get Underway At Sugarloaf

Alice McKennis at NationalsTop athletes in North America competed at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf, Maine for the title of the nation’s best super G skier. The USA's young guns took center snow. Alice McKennis (Glenwood Springs, CO) triumphed in the women’s field with Jackie Wiles (Aurora, OR) taking third. On the men’s side, Drew Duffy (Warren, VT – Green Mountain Valley School) took the win over Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT) and Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA).

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Seven Injured In Sugarloaf Lift Rollback Incident

Sugarloaf lift rollbackSeven skiers were injured Saturday when the King Pine lift at Maine’s Sugarloaf Mountain Resort experienced a rollback, prompting some to jump off the lift.

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Here's Your Guide To U.S. Alpine Skiing Championships At Sugarloaf March 25-29

U.S. Alpine Championships logoThe big guns alpine ski racing are headed to Sugarloaf next week, and Easterners will be treated to a rare chance at seeing America’s top athletes on local snow as some of the biggest names in U.S. alpine racing set their sights on a national title at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships, March 25-29, 2015.

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New England Resorts Celebrate Patriots Victory

Patriots fans at SugarloafIt's be a free powder day at Waterville Valley Resort in New Hampshire today (Feb. 3). In celebration of the Patriots Super Bowl win, Waterville Valley is inviting all of New England to ski or ride for free as the finale of their Patriots Tuesday promotion run during the football season.

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SnoCountry Snapshot: Epic Powder Morning With Olympic Champion Seth Wescott

Halley O'Brien brings us this week's SnoCountry Snapshot from Sugarloaf Mountain, home to Olympic Champion Seth Wescott. Plus, the latest snow conditions from across the U.S.

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Naughty Or Nice, Treat Yourself To Christmas On New England Slopes

Hannah Kearney and kids at Waterville ValleyHopefully there’s going to be some new ski gear waiting for you under the tree this year, and if you are lucky enough to be able to celebrate Christmas on the slopes this year, you’ll find some great deals and fun activities as well a some quieter runs before the vacation week starts.

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Nor'easter Delivers Big Snow, Solid Base, More Weekend Terrain

KillingtonIt came down hard and wet, the perfect base-building snow, and more is on the way.

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Loon Mountain Opens With More Snowmaking; Get Free Skis With Three Lessons

Loon Mt. snowmakingLoon Mountain has opened for the season with the most open terrain in New Hampshire and tied with sister resort Sugarloaf for most open terrain (acreage) in New England.

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