Ski Maine And Its Ski Museum Host Launch Party Nov. 20

Seth Wescot at SugarloafSki Maine and the Ski Museum of Maine will host their Annual Ski Season Launch Party Nov. 20 at the Morong Auto Dealership of Falmouth.

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Sugarloaf, Wildcat, Bretton Woods Add To Eastern Resorts 'Open' Column

wildcat Opening Day 2014In addition to Killington and Sunday River which opened last week, three more eastern resorts started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Nov. 9.

 

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Sugarbush Re-Opens May 3-4 For Skiing, Golf; Lifts Also Spin At Killington, Jay, Sugarloaf

Sugarbush springSugarbush Resort will re-open this weekend Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. The resort expects to have 18 trails to ski via the Super Bravo and Heaven’s Gate lifts. But, Sugarbush is not alone. Both Killington and Jay Peak in Vermont continue to spin lifts as does Sugarloaf in Maine.
 
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Crested Butte Joins More Than 35 Resorts Across North America Open This Weekend

Crested Butte reopens this weekend

It was a good season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. So good, that its not over yet!

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U.S. Nationals Head To Sugarloaf, Sun Valley 2015-18

US Alpine Nationals Squaw 2014The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association continues on its long-term plan to move its U.S. Alpine Championships to “top resorts” across the country. Sugarloaf, Maine and Sun Valley, Idaho will host the event on alternate years from 2015-2018, starting with Sugarloaf.

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Winter Pushes Spring Well Into April In The Northeast

Bristol Mt.

Nirvana continues for skiers and riders up and down the east coast as the seemingly never-ending winter forges on toward a supposed conclusion. The irony is that most resorts will have ample snow when they quiet their lifts for the season.

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Valentine’s Day In East Means Mountain Weddings, Parade, Music, More

Gunstock, N.H. Celebrates Valentine's Day (gunstock.com)

If you’ve circled Feb. 14 to “spend the day with your sweetie,” here’s a sampling of how East Coast resorts can help you make the most of it.

 

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Major Snowstorm Stokes Holiday Season For Northeast Resorts

Loon Mountain Powder Day

The first major snowstorm of the 2013-14 winter season rolled through the Northeast this past weekend, dropping up to two feet of snow on ski areas from Pennsylvania through Maine. 

 

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Pats Peaks Reaping Benefits Of Latest Winter Storms

Pats Peak

For resorts like Pats Peak in N.H., the hits keep coming in the form of a lineup producing one productive weather system after another.

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Several Midwest Season Passes Also Have Eastern, Western Connections

Boyne Resorts

Many season passes add extra value through discounted rentals, food, ski shop apparel, and other perks, but several Heartland season passes also include alliances with western and eastern ski resorts. Check them out. There are some good benefits if you’re planning a ski vacation outside the Midwest this winter.

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Don’t Hang ‘Em Up Yet: Spring Skiing Rolls On In New England

Sugarloaf Maine

Forget those golf clubs for a little while longer. Skiers and riders still have plenty of opportunities for raccoon eye tans in New England even into May. Here are a few options.

 

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Maine Classic To Benefit Ski Museum Feb. 16 At Sugarloaf

Sugarloaf

Now in its sixth year, the Maine Ski Heritage Classic will ring nostalgic on Saturday (Feb. 16) at Sugarloaf as attendees can learn about the past while enjoying the conditions of the present. 

 

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No Need For Smoke And Mirrors; Mother Nature Takes Over

Gore Mountain

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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Tragic Mishap Takes Life Of Camden Snow Bowl General Manager Jeff Kuller

Camden Ski Bowl Jeff Kuller

“Come up and ski.” Unfortunately, those words that Jeff Kuller used to end many interviews will no longer be heard.

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Winter, Ski Season, Return To The Northeast

Killington

Snow, cold temperatures and the hiss of snowmaking have returned to the Northeast this week as two of the largest resorts in New England have opened for the season.

 

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Season Pass Deals Still Available

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, W.Va.

Season pass deals at many resorts are still out there, but dates for discounted deals vary. Here are a few areas where you still can grab those special rates. 

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Snowmaking Returns As Some Northeast Resorts Plan To Remain Open Into April

Sunday River Snowmaking

A number of Northeast resorts have been able to fire up their snowguns to carry the season well into April, even as numerous others have either closed for the season or significantly reduced their amount of open terrain. All of this is the result of  last week’s unprecedented meltdown,

 

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Recent Storms Blanket Northeast Resorts; More On The Way

Jay

Northeast ski areas are finally rejoicing with upwards of four feet of new snow from a series of winter storms over the past few days. The best news is, another storm is knocking at the door!

 

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