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Jay Peak Resort Wraps Up Three Days Of Tram Inspection

Jay Peak Resort Wraps Up Three Days Of Tram Inspection

Come get a good look at all of Vermont (and a little bit of Canada) from the top of Jay Peak via the 60-passenger Aerial Tram. (Jay Peak)

Jay Peak recently completed a three-day inspection of its aerial tram. The resort, in cooperation with the state, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to examine the tram and its operating systems. The tram carries up to 60 people from the Tramside base to the 3,968-foot summit.

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Discussions Underway For Sale Of Vermont's Magic Mountain

Magic MountainSouthern Vermont’s Magic Mountain, owned by Magic Mountain Management LLC, announced Thursday it has entered again into formal negotiations with SKI MAGIC LLC for the purchase of the ski area.

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Jay Peak, Q Burke Resort EB-5 Projects Under SEC Investigation

Stateside LodgeVermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Thursday that the State of Vermont and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed similar civil actions alleging investor fraud dating back to 2008 at EB-5 development projects at Jay Peak and Q Burke in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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Mount Snow's Carinthia Base Redevelopment Includes New Lodge

Mount Snow Corinthia LodgeOn the heels of Mount Snow’s West Lake project that is creating a 120 million gallon snowmaking water reservoir, the southern Vermont resort will begin the next phase of upgrades in their master development plan.

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Sunday River Firing Guns Up Again; Hoping For May

Sunday River snowmakingMaine’s Sunday River was one of the first to open in the country last October, and they’re not throwing in the towel any time soon. With snowmaking temperatures forecast overnight for Friday, Saturday, and perhaps Sunday, they’ll be firing up the guns on Barker and White Cap this weekend.

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Jay Peak 'Cloud' In Full Effect; Two Feet Of Freshies

Jay PeakJay Peak and its Pump House waterpark may be known for its “weather-proof” vacation, but with the snow they’ve received in the last month, you don’t need to count on spending your whole time there launching yourself down La Chute.

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Northeast's Best Private Ski Clubs Offer Much For Your Money

Hermitage Club, VtLooking to ditch lugging your gear and long lift lines on the weekends? You invest a lot in making skiing a lifestyle, whether it’s with your buddies or the groms, so why not make the most of that time and money for a first class, no hassle experience?

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Only Superpipe In The East Now Open At Okemo

Okemo SuperposeConsistently cold overnight temperatures paired with the unwavering dedication of Okemo Mountain Resort’s experienced snowmaking team resulted in the opening of the only Superpipe in the East.

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Telemark Events, Clinics Bring Freeheelers To Bromley, Crotched

Bromley TelecastTelemark skiing may be considered old school, but racers coming to Vermont and New Hampshire this winter will be showing off a combination of the giant slalom turns of alpine racing, the distance jumps of ski jumping, and the endurance of Nordic skiing into one format which tests skill, stamina, power and grace. Proponents hope to one day make Telemark racing an Olympic sport.

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Ski The East Freeride Tour Rocks Out In February, March At Six Resorts

 

Ski The East Freeride Mad RiverSmugglers’ Notch has joined the six-stop flagship Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) series for the 2016 season, a competition that offers freeskiers a consistent platform for showing off the best in Northeast extreme skiing.

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Preparations Underway To Transform Fenway Park For Big Air

Construction of Big Air

Boston's iconic Fenway Park is being transformed into an unprecedented venue for the Polartec Big Air at Fenway, Feb. 11-12, the third stop on the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour and the second stop on the U.S. Grand Prix Tour.

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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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