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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

A Foodie Mountain Resort Getaway At Okemo

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Lunch at Epic is a not-to-miss meal at Okemo. (Okemo)

While Okemo is a feast for the snow-lover in all of us, skiers and riders can also savor the many Vermont-inspired specialties found across the resort after working up a healthy appetite on the slopes. Mountain life is just that much sweeter when you add in a dozen dining options across the mountain, ranging from grab-and-go cafeterias to full-service, fine dining – and everything in between.

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Climbing The Walls At Jay Peak’s Clips And Reels

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No matter the weather, lots of apres ski options at Jay Peak. (Jay Peak/Facebook)

At the end of the day, it’s all about the snow at Jay Peak. If you’ve got a family that is climbing the walls for some fun this winter, Jay Peak has you covered both on and off the slopes.

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Powder and Presidents: February Fun At Vermont Resorts

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Just in time for Presidents' Week, Killington Resort received 16" of snow Monday, Feb. 5. (Ski Vermont)

Pair extensive snowmaking coverage at Vermont resorts with several significant storms from Mother Nature this week, and the slopes will be in top condition for one of the most popular vacation periods of the season. Off-slope activities will be equally exciting during Presidents week with plenty of free live music, great food, parades, games and family activities.

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Killington Resort Becomes Largest Car Charging Hub In New England

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Green initiatives continue at Killington and Pico with the addition of 45 electric vehicle car chargers. (Killington)

Vermont’s Killington is now New England’s largest electric car charging hub with a total of 45 electric vehicle chargers throughout the resort’s properties.

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#SnackSkiVT With Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour

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Visit Vermont during the tour to try some great Vermont products and enjoy Vermont's slopes. (Ski Vermont) 

Skiers and snowboarders will once again be able to snack, sip and ski their way through Vermont’s favorite local food and drink vendors this year with the return of Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour. This slope side tour will kick off Jan. 26 at Jay Peak, visiting fifteen resorts over the course of ten weeks.

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Trapp Family Lodge Celebrates 50 Years

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Snowshoeing at Trapp Family Lodge. (Trapp Family Lodge)

The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The family that inspired “The Sound of Music” will host a week of special events scheduled at the lodge January 19-26 on the trails and in the Bierhall to commemorate the occasion.

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Discounted Learn-To-Turn Packages From Ski Vermont

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Take a ski or snowboard lesson at Stratton Mountain Resort with many of Ski Vermont's learn-to-turn programs. (Ski Vermont) 

Friends don’t let friends sit inside all winter.

Introduce someone to skiing or snowboarding this season with the help of Ski Vermont’s discounted learn-to-turn programs. From the young to old, beginner lessons are for anyone looking to pick up a winter sport and enjoy time in the beautiful Green Mountains. 

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Stowe’s The Spot For Family Adventure

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Stowe's true alpine village at Spruce Peak. (Martha Wilson) 

Soaring spaces and massive wooden beams set the scene at the Stowe’s state-of-the-art Adventure Center, just opened for its first winter in 2017. For family fun and adventure, Spruce Peak Village has everything a family needs for a Vermont winter getaway.

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Diving Into The Forests For The Trees

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Never too far from the forest at Taos. (Taos Ski Valley/Facebook)

Few things bring skiers and riders closer to the mountain than getting off the piste and into the forest.

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Ski Like A Girl: Top Women's Ski And Ride Camps

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Join in the fun at Sugarbush's Women’s Discovery Camps. (Sugarbush) 

The dynamic of skiing or riding for a few days with other like-minded women can be very different from skiing with the family or a mixed group of friends. Unlike skiing with the guys, we cheer each other on rather than talk trash. A women's clinic is a great opportunity to gain confidence and see what's possible in a supportive environment.

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Family-Run Resorts For Cross Country Skiers

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Create family memories on a cross country ski weekend. (Fischer)

Resorts run by families are great for family winter vacations packed with something for every family member from fresh home cooked food to the atmosphere and fond memories.

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'Line of Descent' Latest Warren Miller Film To Inspire

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Kaylin Richardson charges toward the fjords in "Line of Descent." (Warren Miller Entertainment/Jay Dash)

Coming off the high of the recent Xfinity Killington Cup in Vermont, the stoke for skiing and ski racing is high in the Northeast and across the country. While we all aren’t destined for the World Cup, finding the joy of skiing and riding is attainable to anyone who puts boards on their feet.

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Killington, Shiffrin Wow Record-Breaking Crowds

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USA's Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova and Austria’s Bernadette Schild. (Killington)

Greeted by a roar of record-breaking crowds of more than 18,000 on Saturday and 16,000 on Sunday at Killington, Mikaela Shriffin finished second in the Giant Slalom and first in the Slalom at the Xfinity Killington Cup.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Northern Pattern Shift

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Whiteface Mountain on Thanksgiving week. (Twitter/Whiteface)

A changing weather pattern across the West will alter storm tracks across Canada, while several cold shots hit the East.

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Insider’s Guide To The Killington World Cup 2017

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The whole world will be watching Killington Thanksgiving weekend. (Killington Resort)

The East’s biggest ski party of the year is coming up this weekend, with a lineup of the world’s fastest female racers putting on a show for the Audi FIS World Cup and the Beast of the East welcoming thousands of fans to this not-to-miss festival.

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Ski Hotels Offer Backcountry Adventure Experiences

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Sunrise on Mt. Mansfield from Sterling Pond. (Sunrise Mountain Guides)

Backcountry and sidecountry ski touring are all the rage now, but heading out of bounds without some experience can be at best a frustrating undertaking and at worst a dangerous one. SnoCountry.com has found the prefect combo of ski hotels that not only offer the comforts of a destination resort, but guide service to bring your adventure goals to reality.

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High-Country Distilling Nestles Up To Resorts

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The whiskey is lined up in Park City. (High West/Facebook)

Catching a cocktail after a long day on the slopes has been a winter tradition since the beginning and, recently, the distillers are making the good stuff right at the resorts.

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Tips For Affordable Skiing Deals

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Lookout Pass has popular Learn to Ski & Ride and Bring a Friend programs that run all season long. (Bob Legasa Freeride Media)

There’s never been a better time to find ski/snowboarding discounts, freebies, and deals.

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First Turns Of The Season Coming To The East

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Weather forecasts for Sunday River Resort look favorable for opening by Saturday. (Sunday River/Facebook)

We’ve been waiting for our snowmaking window here in the East, and it’s finally here. Skiers and riders can make plans now for first turns of the season at Sunday River, Wildcat, Mount Snow and Killington.

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Snowmaking Temps Make Northeast Appearance

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Killington snowmakers doing what they do best. (Killington)

A window of snowmaking temperatures appeared last week in the Northeast, allowing the snow guns to whiten the slopes at Vermont’s Killington and Maine’s Sunday River.

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