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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Killington And Pico Invest In Winter Infrastructure, Renewable Energy

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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. 

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Oktoberfest Comes To Northeast Resorts

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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.

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Magic Mountain Renovations Continue

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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.

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Savoring Every Sip At Northeast Mountain Brewfests

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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.

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Ace These Golf Deals At Northeast Resorts

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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.

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Summer Thrills At Vermont Ski Resorts

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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.

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

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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.

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Tee Up Disc Golf For Mountain Fun

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Going for the basket at Gore Mountain. (Gore Mountain)

Want to add a little friendly competition to your mountainside hike? Disc golf at your favorite Eastern resort is a great way to get outside with your buddies, perfect your throw and explore the mountain from a new perspective. Scoring is the same as golf - count the number of throws needed to get the disc in the basket.

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At Jiminy Peak, Cranmore and Bromley, Green Is The Color Of Savings

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Cooling off at Bromley. (Bromley/Facebook)

Over the next few months green is the color of travel savings at Jiminy Peak, Cranmore, and Bromley. Visitors can save some hard-earned green on summer package deals.

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Music In The Mountains At Vermont Ski Resorts

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A green mountain backdrop for Jay Peak's Jeezum Crow Festival. (Jay Peak)

The kids are out of school and it's time to grab your lawn chairs and blankets for some music in the mountains at Vermont ski resorts. Musical offerings range from free outdoor concerts and weekend music festivals to mid-week jams at local bars and restaurants.

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Mount Snow Breaks Ground On Carinthia Lodge

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Mount Snow takes the first shovels to the ground for the Carinthia Base Lodge. (Mount Snow)

Vermont's Mount Snow has broken ground on a new $22 million lodge at its Carinthia base area that will provide a full suite of modern skier services, replacing the original lodge from the early 1960s when Carinthia was its own ski area.

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Stowe Officially Epic For 2017-2018 Winter Season



The Epic Pass now offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe. (Stowe/Facebook)

The Epic Pass now offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe. (Stowe/Facebook)

Vail Resorts has officially closed on the acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort, adding the iconic Vermont slopes to Vail’s wide-reaching Epic Pass destinations.

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DesLauriers Family, Local Investors, Buy Bolton Valley

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Bolton Valley lifts run until 10:00 Tuesday-Saturday. (Bolton Valley)

Vermont’s Bolton Valley returns to its roots as a group of local investors led by founder Ralph DesLauriers and his son, Evan DesLauriers, closed Friday on the purchase of the resort.

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$150 Million Settlement Reached For Jay Peak And Burke

$150 Million Settlement Reached For Jay Peak And Burke

Investors in Tram Haus Lodge will receive a full repayment of their investment. (Jay Peak/Facebook)

Exactly one year after securities fraud charges were filed against Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Resort owner Ariel Quiros and resort President and CEO Bill Stenger, financial firm Raymond James Financial, Inc., has agreed to pay a $150 million settlement over its role in the alleged fraud relating to EB-5 projects in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

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Bear Mountain Revitalization Project Planned For Killington

Bear Mountain Revitalization Project Planned For Killington

The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is a rite of spring for bumpers and tailgaters. (Killington)

Fans of Bear Mountain at Vermont’s Killington have a revitalized base lodge and housing, as well as a new South Ridge Lift and trail improvements to look forward to. The two-year development plan is estimated to cost $60-70 million, with a resulting retail value of $110 million once construction is complete.

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