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

Ready, Set, Go: Ski Academies For Competitive Spirits

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Kids with a competitive spirit regularly join ski-area competition programs. Those with extraordinary drive and dreams go on to attend ski academies for secondary educations. Student athletes committed to succeed in academics and winter sports are best suited to the rigorous schedule of a ski academy.

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Doubles Anyone? Romantic Double Chair Lifts

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Valentine’s Day is approaching, and luckily for us skiers and riders, it’s a holiday you can spend on the slopes. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with your favorite person than a traditional double chair, the original love seat built for two. It’s probably too cold to keep your phone out, so enjoy some conversation, sitting close and dreaming of all the runs you’ll take together.

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SnoCountry SnoShots: Eastern Freshies

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After a short blip in the weather last week, snowmaking temperatures and some quick-hitting storms have left the slopes of the Northeast covered in fun, fluffy powder. 

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Boyne Mountain Turns 70 This Winter

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Boyne Mountain, credited with many industry firsts for lift innovations and snowmaking, first opened in January 1949. They had the first chairlift in the Midwest, and can also lay claim to pioneering the four season resort concept now popular throughout the country when they started adding golf to the activity list.

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POWDR, Danny Davis Partner To Launch Woodward Peace Park

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The parent company of Vermont’s Killington and California’s Boreal, POWDR, has partnered with Danny Davis, X Games Gold Medalist, Grand Prix Winner, Dew Tour Champion and U.S. Snowboard Olympian, to launch Woodward Peace Park

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Town Ski Area Series Part 1: Why Your Local Ski Hill Matters

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It may seem the only movers and shakers in the ski resort industry these days are the mega resorts, with hundreds of ski trails, multi-million dollar base lodges and well-connected regional season pass partnership deals. With the bright optics of these flashy resorts, it's easy to forget the “mom and pop” style ski areas are just as critical for the ski industry’s future.

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Go Green: What Resorts Do To Reduce Environmental Footprint

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From efficient snowmaking to recycle stations to wind and solar generation, ski and snowboard resorts know that their survival depends upon reducing the effects of climate change.

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Free Skiing, Riding At Angel Fire, Hood Meadows And Others For Furloughed Workers

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If you've been furloughed by the federal government and looking for a place to ski or ride on a suddenly tightened budget, try Angel Fire or Mt. Hood Meadows.

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Deals On A Vermont Winter Vacation

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Mother Nature has brought fresh snow to the mountains for Vermont, which means it's time to start planning your winter getaway. Check out  this sampling of deals that Vermont resorts have put together and book a trip that will make your family and your wallet smile. 

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Exclusive Quaffin': Personal Mugs, Limited Membership, Cheaper Brews At Resort Mug Clubs

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A cold beer after a day on the slopes has been a tradition for a long, long time at ski and snowboard resorts. Now, with brewers brewing near most resorts, the connection has strengthened and produced a plethora of personalized “mug clubs” at resort bars.

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Special Celebration Jan. 11 During Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month

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The 11th annual Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, going on now, has a new twist. Resorts across the U.S. are gearing up for a special celebration Friday, Jan. 11 – the first National Learn to Ski or Snowboard Day. 

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What's new in 2019 for Ski areas: New owners, new deals, new lifts and much more

This year's ski season started early with cold temperatures allowing snowmakers to begin covering trails in October. November followed with several snowstorms that blanketed the northeast.

 

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Biggest SnoCountry News Of 2018

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As we bid a fond farewell to 2018, the editors at SnoCountry take a look at the news that shaped skiing and riding at mountain resorts across North America over the year.

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Northeast Ski Hotels Your Family Will Love

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A family trip to the mountains is an investment in time together, where many of us treasure memories of racing each other down the hill, hot chocolate breaks, and taking a dip in the pool at the end off the day. SnoCountry found some of the best destinations for the whole gang to rest their heads after a fun day on the slopes. 

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Snowshoeing With The Kids

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Wondering how to make a snowshoeing outing with the kids fun for everyone? Here's a primer on going snowshoeing with the kids.

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Tips For Safe Winter Driving

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While we love to see the snow fall at our favorite resorts, some drivers might be intimidated when winter weather creates challenging driving conditions. But by taking a few simple precautions and being aware, you can make it to the mountains safely.

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Mount Snow Opens New Carinthia Lodge

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Mount Snow’s highly anticipated new Carinthia Base Lodge will host an official kickoff party Dec. 22, celebrating the new offering of a range of guest amenities at the Carinthia base area.

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70+ Ski Club Promotes Affordable Fun, Staying Young

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“Wow, that’s inspiring but I don’t think my knees will last that long!” exclaimed a thirty-something dude on the chairlift.

I had shared that I had just photographed members of the 70+ Ski Club racing, including some in their eighties and nineties.

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Get Up Early: Laying Down The First Tracks On The Mountain

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At many U.S. resorts, you can have the mountain to yourself before the first chair.

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Snowdon Six Debuts As Killington Improves Flow, Lifts

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Bubbly champagne and blowing bubbles for the kids were all part of the fun as Killington cut the ribbon on the new Snowdon Six Express bubble chair Dec. 8. The new ride is part of a $25 million investment improving flow and experience across the largest resort in the East.

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