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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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Save On Next Year's Season Passes At Eastern Resorts; Start Skiing Now

Bretton Woods powderMany 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.

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Powdery Northeast Winter On Track For Record-Breaking Snow Totals

Sunday River powderBoston 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.

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Latest Storm Delivers 'Epic' Conditions To Northeast Resorts

Sunday RiverMad River Glen is calling it "Epic!" Sunday River claims "this is unbelievable!"

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Snow Is For Lovers: Northeast Valentine's Events And Deals

Nuptials on Mt. SnowIf 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.

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Storm Juno Leaves Northeast Ready For Amazing Weekend

Storm Juno at Sunday RiverDespite 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.

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Sunday River Names Jake Treadwell VP For Mountain Operations

Jake Treadwell Sunday RiverJake 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.

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Snow, Snowmaking Blanket Slopes From Coast To Coast

LovelandIt'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.

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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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SnoCountry's Best Bets For Thanksgiving Turns

Bretton Woods snowmakingOn Thanksgiving Day, there are always plenty of things to be thankful for – including the opportunity to carve out a few arcs at a nearby ski and snowboard resort before carving up the turkey. Early-season snow conditions can be an iffy affair, dependent as they are on a stretch of below-freezing temperatures for snowmaking and a couple of late autumn snowstorms to lay down a solid base.

 

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Northeast Season Blasts Off -- Killington Plans To Stay Open; Sunday River To Re-Open Next Weekend

Sunday River opening daySunday River and Killington will have to share first in the Northeast for opening day for the 2014-2015 season. Although coastal Maine received over nine inches of snow over the weekend, it was cold temperatures and advanced snowmaking technology that made this early-November opening possible. Sunday River plans to re-open for next weekend. Vermont's Killington opened Monday (Nov. 3) for passholders and opens to the public Tuesday Nov. 4. Killington officials said they plan to remain open for the season.

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Sunday River Tabs Sarah Devlin For Communications Chief

Sarah Devlin Sunday River

Sunday River Resort has appointed Sarah Devlin as its new Director of Communications. 

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Cold Temps Allow Sunday River To Test Snowmaking System

Sunday River SnowmakingThe temperature bottomed out at 29-degrees Friday morning (Sept. 19) at Sunday River Resort in Maine, so they did what most ski areas usually do when it gets cold - turn on the snowmaking system.

 

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Sunday River Improvements Include Chair Upgrade, More Snowmaking, New Glade

Sunday River

Sunday River Resort skiers and riders will benefit from $5 million in capital improvements for the 2014-15 winter. Parent company Boyne Resorts will have invested more than $40 million in the Newry, Maine resort since 2007. Here’s what’s on tap:

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Obstacle Course Racing Fever Hits Northeast Resorts

Sunday River Tough Mountain Challenge

Adventure obstacle course racing has found a fitting venue at ski areas across the Northeast this summer and fall. A resort’s natural terrain and unique features have made for an increasingly popular sport for veteran obstacle course racers and beginners alike.

 

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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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Presidents’ Week Shapes Up In East; Events, Deals

SnowshoeIt all begins Valentine’s Day, but consider spending your entire Presidents’ Week at ski resorts throughout the East. Better act right away as its one the busiest times of the year. Here’s a sampling of offers:

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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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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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