This could be the big one. No, really, it could be the mother of all Thanksgiving snowstorms. So hold the turkey. Hold the cranberry sauce. Hold the stuffing, and leave early - especially if you’re driving I-70 or I-80 - get a room and don’t forget the fat skis!
The Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend marks the traditional start to the ski and snowboard season, and thanks to bountiful snowfall, some resorts are rejoicing, while others would be happy with some cold table scraps.
With up to two feet of new snow this past week, resorts across the west continue to open and expand terrain heading into the weekend.
Loveland Ski Area opens for the season Thursday, winning the race to be the first Colorado Resort to welcome skiers and snowboarders for the 2015-16 season.
Snowmaking is the name of the game in the East when it comes to getting us out on the slopes early. Killington and Sunday River have already taken the lead as the first resorts in the country to open. We’re now looking forward to snowmaking temperatures as we scrape off the summer wax and eagerly anticipate making early season runs at our favorite resorts.
Killington, Vermont, Sunday River, Maine and Mont Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, took advantage of unseasonably cold weather in the Northeast that brought snow squalls across the region and a window of snowmaking temperatures to jump start the 15-16 ski and ride season.
The forecast is calling for temperatures in the 20s, so Sunday River's Mountain Operations Team is pulling out the big guns with plans to bury the resort's T2 Trail and kick off the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season on Monday, October, 19. With one exception, this will be the earliest the resort has opened in almost 20 years
Sunday River’s annual Fall Festival Oct. 9-11 welcomes the cooler weather and ushers in another winter season with their annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, the New England Cornhole Championship, an arts fair, live music, a kids’ pumpkin pie eating contest, plenty of beer and bloody mary and wine tents.
After a day of hiking the high peaks or kayaking a mountain river, a well-earned beverage is in order. Across the Northeast this summer you can find local ales worthy of a pilgrimage all of their own. Can you say road trip?
Saddleback 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.
Whistler 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.
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.
Many eastern resorts are now offering their best prices on next year’s season passes. Buy now, and many come with free skiing for the rest of the the current season. The snowpack is deep and many ski areas could still be open for another two months.
Boston has been breaking records left and right this winter for snowfall, but what about the mountain resorts in the Northeast? Many resorts across the region are looking at smashing year-end snow totals if they haven't already. Yes, it’s been cold, but that has meant super-fluffy powder days that New Englanders often have to head west to find.
If 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.
Despite all the media hype over Storm Juno, there are some very happy skiers and riders heading to the hills in the Northeast in its wake.
Jake Treadwell has been named new Vice President of Mountain Operations at Sunday River Resort, effective April 1, 2015. Treadwell will replace current V.P. Karl Strand, who is transitioning to become Sugarloaf’s new President and General Manager, also effective in April. Both Sunday River and Sugarloaf are members of the Boyne group of resorts.
It's not the Polar Vortex, it's winter! And it has arrived across North America as ski resorts from coast-to-coast are turning on snowmaking and spinning the lifts.