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

SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Mountain Treats

Sunday River sticky bunsThe kid in all of us loves a treat after a day on the slopes, and SnoCountry.com has taken on the difficult task of discovering the best signature treats at resorts across the Northeast. Our dedicated research has come up with these goodies – what would you add to the list?

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Show Off Your Helmet Head At Okemo, Elsewhere -- It's National Safety Awareness Month

Okemo Helmet HeadsOkemo is one of many resorts across Vermont that participate every year in the National Ski Areas Association’s (NSAA) sponsored National Safety Awareness Month to educate skiers and snowboarders about being safe, and to use common sense on the slopes.

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The Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2015: Weather...Or Not


Soda Springs powderThe biggest rolling news story of 2015 across North America’s SnoCountry is, of course, the weather, including the return of that strong and totally unruly little boy — El Nino. Love him or hate him, and that depends on where you ski and ride, you are feeling the impact of this recurring atmospheric condition.

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Smugglers’ Women’s Clinics Offer Strong Female Role Models

Suggs women clinicsSmuggler’s Notch has expanded its women's programs for all levels of skiers and riders. A new three-day getaway will be held twice this season In addition to increasing the one-day program to three times each week.

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Stratton Base Lodge Expansion Brings More Seating, Top Bands

Grizzly at Stratton Mt.Vermont’s Stratton Mountain has completed an $8.5 million project that literally raised the roof on their base lodge, adding a second floor to the east and west wings, bringing another 350 seats and approximately 4,000 more square feet.

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Town of West Windsor Acquires Mount Ascutney; Free Rope Tow Installed

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5814/23666820612_0d9bbd2d35_z.jpgThe town of West Windsor, Vt. has officially acquired Mount Ascutney. Outdoor enthusiasts will now permanently enjoy a 30-mile network of non-motorized, recreational trails on more than 1,500 acres of Mount Ascutney.

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Okemo Snowmaking Crews Taking Advantage Of Every Opportunity

Okemo snowmakingOwners Tim and Diane Meuller have been at Okemo since 1982. “Even in year one, when we didn't get a storm until January, we still had six trails open when other mountains had one or two,” Diane Mueller told SnoCountry.com.

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El Niño To Be Nice In West, Naughty In Northeast For Christmas

Holiday snow forecastSki resorts throughout the Northeast are wondering just what did they do to get onto the naughty list? Was it all that snow last season? The cold temperatures too? Maybe we should just blame it on El Niño?

 

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It's Holiday Time at Vermont Resorts; Lots Of Vacation Week Fun

Calvin The Catamount OkemoOnce all the presents are opened, it’s time to hit the slopes and put all those new cozy sweaters and fleeces to good use. Vermont resorts have fun in the mountains planned for the Christmas vacation week.

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More Snow In West, Springlike In East This Weekend

Forecast 12-9-15El Nino continues to play the same tune across North America with abundant snow in the west and spring-like temperatures throughout the lower midwest and Northeast, and the forecast shows little signs of change.

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Hunter Mountain Legacy Handed To New Owners; Resort Impact Has Been Enormous

Orville and Izzy SlutskyThe “Snow Making Capital of the World,” Hunter Mountain in the Catskils of New York, has announced its sale to Peak Resorts, owners of a dozen resorts in the Northeast and Midwest. Hunter's impact has been enormous on the nation's skiing development.

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Ski Vermont’s 'Check in to Win' Expands To Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing; Trace Your Ski Days

SugarbushThere are certainly some die hard skiers and riders out there who are dedicated to their one favorite mountain, but if you are looking to expand your tracks and find out what you’ve been missing, check out Ski Vermont’s Check In To Win this winter, now with options for Nordic skiers and snowshoers.

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New York's West Mountain To Unveil New Triple At Dec. 4 Ceremony

West Mountain new chair

West Mountain, at the foot of the Adirondack State Park in Queensbury, New York, will unveil its new West Express triple chairlift with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m.

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Peak Resorts' Midwest Passholders Get Perks Across The Peaks

Mount SnowMidwest skiers and riders get some nice perks when purchasing a season pass at any of the six Heartland ski areas. Pass holders from Hidden Valley and Snow Creek in Missouri and Paoli Peaks in Indiana receive half-off daily lift ticket rates at all of the Midwest locations, and eastern ski areas Jack Frost/Big Boulder and Crotched Mountain. All you have to do is present your season pass and photo ID.

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It’s Show Time In Boston: Ski & Snowboard Expo Rocks Out Through Sunday

Boston Ski Show SnoCountry BoothThe party starts now at the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo. It’s the place to be if you love winter in the Northeast and are ready to celebrate all the fun we are going to have on the slopes this year. 

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All In The Family: 'Mueller Mantra' Thrives East And West

Mueller familyThere’s an uncanny ability to sense what visitors and vacationers are seeking. If it’s adventure, they supply it — mountain coasters, pipes, parks, canopy tours, fine dining. If childcare, they provide it. Music, got it. Basics? All covered.

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Killington, Sunday River, Mont Saint-Sauveur Kick Off 15-16 Season

Killington OpenKillington, 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. 

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Stratton Jitney To Offer Premium Motorcoach From New York City; Begins In January

Stratton JitneySkiers and riders can travel to Stratton Mountain  on the Stratton Jitney beginning in January without having to get behind the wheel.. The premium Ambassador Coach departs from New York City each Friday and returns Sunday evening, allowing guests to enjoy a weekend in Vermont's Green Mountains without the hassle of driving. 

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Vermont's Jay Peak Talks Trash; To Divert 40 Tons Of Food Scraps

Jay Peak Trash To CompostThe big news at Vermont's Jay Peak this winter is trash. Specifically, the 40 tons of food scraps that instead of winding up in Vermont’s only landfill, will be diverted by the resort and turned into compost for the numerous gardens found around Jay Peak. It’s part of a statewide initiative that Jay Peak’s helping to show others how simple it is to “close the loop.”

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SnoCountry's Best Fall Northeast Outdoor Dining

Cliff House at StoweCrisp autumn air and moderate temperatures make for the perfect time to head to your favorite resort for some al fresco dining. Here are SnoCountry’s favorites for a fall trip to take in the colors and enjoy a cocktail or meal on the deck.

 

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