21
Wed, Aug

Top Stories

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

Family-Run Resorts For Cross Country Skiers

Fischerfamily2

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.

Continue reading
  3059 Hits

'Line of Descent' Latest Warren Miller Film To Inspire

Norway_Credit-JayDash

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.

Continue reading
  3092 Hits

Killington, Shiffrin Wow Record-Breaking Crowds

slalom-podium

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.

Continue reading
  3985 Hits

SnoCountry SnoCast: Northern Pattern Shift

Whiteface

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.

Continue reading
  3260 Hits

Insider’s Guide To The Killington World Cup 2017

World-CupVenue-Credit-Killington-Resort

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.

Continue reading
  13314 Hits

Ski Hotels Offer Backcountry Adventure Experiences

Sunrise-on-Mt-Mansfield-from-Sterling-Pond-Sunrise-Mountain-Guides

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.

Continue reading
  4251 Hits

High-Country Distilling Nestles Up To Resorts

High-West-Whiskey

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.

Continue reading
  3193 Hits

Tips For Affordable Skiing Deals

Lookout-Pass-LessonsBeginner

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.

Continue reading
  3472 Hits

First Turns Of The Season Coming To The East

Sunday-River-snowmaking-Facebook

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.

Continue reading
  4707 Hits

Snowmaking Temps Make Northeast Appearance

Killington-snowmaking

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.

Continue reading
  3989 Hits

Killington And Pico Invest In Winter Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

Killington-K1-Faceboo_20171008-000407_1

The K-1 Gondola is just one of many lifts at Killington to get upgraded equipment. (Killington/Facebook)

Carrying the momentum of a commitment to host the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017 and 2018, Vermont’s Killington will offer a number of upgrades this coming season. Killington’s parent company, POWDR, has invested $5.7 million in capital improvements at Killington and Pico across the properties’ year-round attractions. 

Continue reading
  3932 Hits

Oktoberfest Comes To Northeast Resorts

Whiteface-Oktoberfest-Facebook

Whiteface Oktoberfest welcomes Bavaria to the Adirondacks. (Whiteface/Facebook)

It’s time to dust off our lederhosen, fire up the oompah band and enjoy a tall mug of German beer at Oktoberfests across Northeastern ski resorts.

Continue reading
  3887 Hits

Vermont Resorts Rally Support For The Killington World Cup

World-Cup-Killington-2016

Enthusiastic fans at the Killington World Cup 2016. (Ski Vermont)

Vermont resorts have joined together to support the hosting of the Women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Killington, a move characteristic of the supportive ski community in Vermont. This past spring the Vermont Ski Areas Association (VSAA) Board of Directors, comprised of leadership from nine Vermont resorts, agreed to sponsor the event with a $50,000 sponsorship contribution.

Continue reading
  3914 Hits

Magic Mountain Renovations Continue

Magic-rainbow

Magic Mountain making big strides since new owners took over last fall. (Magic Mountain/Facebook)

With the go-ahead from Vermont’s National Resource Board, Magic Mountain is now moving ahead with multiple facilities projects, adding to the significant progress they’ve made over the last year in bringing the southern Vermont resort back to life.

Continue reading
  3695 Hits

Mountain Bike Competitions Beget Bliss, Friendship, ‘A Way of life’

Winners-of-Clif-Enduro-East

Winners of Clif Enduro East on podium at Killington. (Karen Lorentz)

The building of mountain bike parks from Whistler Blackcomb to Killington to Sunday River and beyond attests to the sport’s growing popularity. 

Continue reading
  4081 Hits

Savoring Every Sip At Northeast Mountain Brewfests

Mount-Snow-Brewers-Festival

The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is back for its 23rd year. (Mount Snow)

Craft brews, music and fun are on tap as we transition into fall in the mountains of the Northeast. In addition to some tasty frosty beverages, resorts will be featuring local food treats and live music, along with special events.

Continue reading
  2484 Hits

Ace These Golf Deals At Northeast Resorts

Stowe_Golf_FamilyGolf

Family golf at Stowe. (Stowe)

The kids might be going back to school soon, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy some great deals at the greens and fairways of the golf courses across Northeast ski resorts.

Continue reading
  4096 Hits

Summer Thrills At Vermont Ski Resorts

Monkey-around-at-Sugarbush-this-summer

Monkeying around at Sugarbush. (Sugarbush) 

Adventure seekers can get their thrills in this summer when they visit one of Vermont’s resort adventure parks. Summer is calling and Vermont ski resorts have an adventure for everyone to embark on.

Continue reading
  3612 Hits

Cow Power And More: Killington’s Exemplary Sustainability Practices

Killington-gondola

Killington is one of the ski areas leading the way to reduce energy consumption. (Killington)

Ski areas in the U.S. continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental practices to reduce energy consumption and the effects of climate change. Killington Resort in Vermont strives and continues to exceed customer expectations as a steward in the battle against climate change.

Continue reading
  2217 Hits

Take It From The Top On Okemo’s New Mountain Bike Summit Trail

Okemo-downhiller

Okemo opens new lift-served mountain biking summit trail. (Okemo/Facebook)

Vermont’s Okemo has taken lift-served mountain biking to new heights this summer. An expansion of the Evolution Bike Park includes a new trail that starts at the summit and is accessible by the Sunburst Six chairlift.

Continue reading
  3463 Hits
 
lssm promoBAF Promo