Ski 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?
Once 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.
El 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.
The “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.
There 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.
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.
Midwest 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.
The 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.
There’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.
Killington, 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.
Skiers 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.
The 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.”
Crisp 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.
Mount Snow is excavating a 120-million gallon snowmaking water reservoir called West Lake this summer, which will increase the resort’s water capacity by more than 500 percent. With this resource, Mount Snow will be able to move forward with the goal of eventually having 100 percent snowmaking coverage.
Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4 -7) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a number of mountain and city ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.
Vermont’s Bromley Mountain is looking to make getting on the snow even easier for kids this winter. New for 2015-16 is a learn to ski or ride package called the Super Duper 6-Pack that comes with free skis or a snowboard.
The Town of West Windsor, Vt., Selectboard has approved the creation of a steering committee that will establish Mt. Ascutney Outdoors, a non-profit group that will manage and maintain the assets and recreation opportunities of the West Windsor Town Forest.
Vermont’s Killington Resort has kicked off its 2015 summer season with a $3.5 million expansion of new summer attractions at the Snowshed Adventure Center. Summer fun is available to a wide range of tastes, from Segway tours to a four-story ropes course to mountainside disc golf.
Okemo Mountain Resort has added lift-serviced mountain biking to its lineup of summer and fall amenities. The South Ridge Quad A will provide access to more than three miles of trails in the resort’s Clock Tower base area as the first phase in the development of the Evolution Bike Park at Okemo. The Evolution Bike Park at Okemo will be open for the July Fourth weekend.