Indy Pass Road Trip: Southern New England

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Much is different for the 2020-2021 season, and one of them is the preference for driving to a ski and snowboard mountain rather than hitting the airways. To fit with that tendency, SnoCountry will embark upon a series of Road Trips this winter. Each will be linked to a multi-area season pass or resort partnerships.

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Skiers Want To Ski, And Ski Resorts Are Obliging

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Prior to the start of this year’s ski season, which began for many resorts in early December, questions lingered throughout the ski industry concerning just how many people would come to the slopes considering the current environment. From all reports, those questions have been answered emphatically. People want to ski, and they have been packing the resorts while at the same time adhering to strict social distancing guidelines.

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Hidden Gems for Nordic Skiers

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With a torrent of people hitting the trails and the outdoors across the country, XCSkiResorts.com wanted to give a shout out to hidden gem destinations for cross country (XC) skiing this winter. There may very well be an overflow of skiers at the most popular XC ski trails, so this guide will share some of the lesser-known but excellent destinations.

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Vail Of The East: Everything You Need To Know About Skiing At Stowe Mountain

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It used to be you’d have to go out west for a top-notch upscale ski vacation, but fortunately, that is no longer true. With a major transformation over the past 10 years, Stowe Mountain and the Spruce Peak Village will truly give you everything you are looking for in a ski vacation.

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Jessie Diggins Leads Historic U.S. 1-2 Finish In World Cup Tour de Ski

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Jessie Diggins and Rosie Brennan powered to the top of the overall FIS Tour de Ski standings, finishing a historic 1-2 in Sunday’s 10k freestyle pursuit in Val Müstair, Switzerland. 

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What Has Changed in Cross Country Skiing This Season?

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Cross country (XC) skiing dates back 6,000 years depicted in cave drawings and recently there have been some significant transformations in XC skiing to the benefit of everyone who does it.

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Sugarbush Offering Private, Socially Distanced Base Lodges

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Some ski resorts are operating at limited capacity inside their base lodges or asking guests to gear up in their car as a response to COVID-19.

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What It's Really Like To Ski During A Pandemic

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Cold feet: This was my biggest concern.

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Nor'Easter Delivers Up to 40 Inches in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont

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And the winner is... Ragged Mountain, New Hampshire with 40" of snow from Thursday's Nor'easter.

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SnoCast: All Eyes on a Weekend Nor'easter

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While the northeast watches the forecast closely for a weekend nor'easter, the West soaks in the sunshine and bluebird days. Watch and read this week's SnoCast as we highlight where to find the best conditions. 

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Vermont’s Ski Season, on the Brink

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Just as winter was about to start, the state instituted a stricter quarantine and test requirement for visitors, and the snow-sports economy is bracing for the impact.

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Vermont's Killington Resort Opens for the 2020-21 Season Friday

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Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, and part of POWDR, will kick off the 2020-21 winter season at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020, becoming the first New England resort to open for skiing and snowboarding.

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Resorts Push Back Season Opening Dates

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A lack of early snowfall has forced multiple resorts to push back their opening dates for the 2020-21 ski season in the Rockies and throughout New England.

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Vermont Rolls Out Tight COVID Guidance for State’s Ski Resorts

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The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Department of Public Safety, and the Vermont Ski Areas Association released operating guidance for the state’s ski areas. 

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The Grooviest Groomer

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Good morning groovy people. Good morning, Sugar Poppppp,” Brian Hughes says into his camera phone, making a popping sound as he says, “Pop.”

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Vermont's Jay Peak Joins Indy Pass for 2020-21 Season

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Skier and riders in the Northeast have another reason to grab a 2020-21 Indy Pass as Vermont's Jay Peak has announced that it will join more than 50 resorts in North America, including 10 in New England, for the upcoming season.

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Vermont Ski Areas To Open Amid COVID-19 Challenges

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The good news is that Vermont’s ski resorts plan to be open this winter. Offering the fun of skiing and snowboarding is still the focus, but the mountain experience will look different due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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What To Expect From This Winter’s Ski Season

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With snowflakes already falling at high elevations and lifts scheduled to open just weeks from now, many of us are dreaming of mountain escapes, imagining that first run of the season.

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Vermont Resorts To Skiers: Be Flexible, Be Patient, And Maybe Bring A Sandwich

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Vermont's ski resorts employ about 13,000 people, a quarter of them year-round, and the $1.6 billion industry typically brings in $925 million in direct spending, plus the $675 million resorts spend on vendors according to Ski Vermont. The current pandemic, however, has been anything but typical, and across Vermont, ski resorts are taking different approaches for how to open for the upcoming season.

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How 4 Indy VT Resorts Will Operate This Winter

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It took less than a week after Vail Resorts announced its operating plans for Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow and all its North American resorts  (including a new skiing-by-reservation system) for more of Vermont’s independents to come out with statements about their operations.

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