Loon Mt. To Open Friday For Weekend; Ski/Ride Killington, Sunday River, Too

Loon snowmaking 11/5

Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, N.H. to open this Friday (Nov. 8) with more than 37 acres and two miles of top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Loon Peak. This will be one of the earliest opening days in the resort’s history. 

 

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Celebrate Fall With Columbus Day Weekend Events In East

Hunter Mountain's Oktoberfest

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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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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Sunday River Adds 75 Acres Of Double Black Glades, Terrain Park

Simon Dumont Sunday River

For all those who want to venture off the trail into double black diamond glades or into a new terrain park, Maine's Sunday River has added 75 acres of terrain just for you for the new season.

 

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$5.7 Million In Sunday River Upgrades Underway; Snowmaking, Hotel, More

Sunday River

As Sunday River Resort closed the books on a banner season, the Newry, Maine ski area has embarked on $5.7 million in upgrades prior to the 2013-2014 winter.

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School’s Out On East Coast; Let Mountain Summer Begin

Windham Mt. Street Race

It’s time to talk about summer fun now that high school graduations are behind us in the east. There’s no shortage of it in the mountains no matter where you are located, and with ample rain the past few weeks, the landscape is verdant everywhere you look.

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Sunday River Season Ends April 20-21; Improvement Plans Announced

Sunday River

The curtain drops on the 2012-2013 season April 20-21 at Sunday River in Newry, Maine, but not before announcing  $5.7 million in capital improvements for next season.

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Lincoln’s Missing, But Fun’s Not During Presidents Week

WinterFest Snowcano, Bethel, Maine

Despite the popularity of the recent movie “Lincoln,” U.S. presidents don't seem to be a big feature at ski and snowboard areas across the country for Presidents Week. But, fun tops the agenda everywhere.

 

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Eastern Resorts Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 21

Sunday River, Maine

Every third Monday in January is a federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. His “day” is usually part of a weekend celebration at many ski areas with special events, lodging, and ski/snowboard packages.  

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Northern New England, Quebec Resorts Piling On The Holiday Snow

Sugarloaf

If you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, you’ll find it in Northern New England and Quebec, where up to three feet of snow has fallen over the past few days.

 

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Between Semesters You Deserve A Winter Break, So Take A College Ski Week

College Week

That fall semester was tough. Then you scrambled home for Christmas. Bought presents as stores were closing on Christmas Eve. You graduate in May and your parents are on your case about starting a career. You need an escape. Enter college ski week. 

 

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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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Cold Temperatures, Snowmaking Return To NE Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Bromley

Cold temperatures have settled in as thousands of snowguns are processing millions of gallons of water across resorts in the Northeast in preparation for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

 

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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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A Taste of Winter In the Midwest, Northeast; The Real Deal In The Rockies

Arapahoe Basin

After a couple quick tastes of skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest and Northeast, the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season finally kicked off for good in the Colorado Rockies Wednesday at Arapahoe Basin.

 

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A Weighty Event At Sunday River

Sunday River Wife Carrying Championship

The 2012 North American Wife Carrying Championship event is Sat., Oct. 6 at Sunday River, Maine. Fifty couples compete on the slopes of the resort for the title and prizes. 

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Color Northeast Ski Resorts ‘Picture Perfect’ This Fall; Plan Getaways

Gore Mt. Gondola, fall foliage

That special time of year – fall – is beginning to pop its annual display of colors and a getaway to many of New England’s ski resorts will make family memories “picture perfect.”

 

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Fall Festivals Take Center Stage Across Country

OktoberWest Steamboat Springs

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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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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