Consistently 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.
Telemark 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.
Smugglers’ 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.
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.
The 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?
Okemo 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.
The 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.
Smuggler’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.
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.
The 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.
Owners 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.
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.