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Best Views: Places To Pause And Take In The Sights

Best Views: Places To Pause And Take In The Sights

Mount Washington from top of Wildcat. (Wildcat/Facebook)

One of the true blessings that comes with skiing and snowboarding is the chance to no only get into the mountains but also to rise up to the high ground and soak in an eyeful of wild country that surrounds.


SnoCountry.com took a long look around the country and came up with some it our favorite mountains where, if we pause for a moment, will bring joy to our eyes and hearts. Here they are:

Wildcat. Skiers and snowboarders at New Hampshire resort are treated to a horizon-to-horizon view of Mt. Washington (highest in East) and the Presidential Range – plus sneak preview of springtime hiking fav Tuckerman’s Ravine. Best view: Top of Polecat trail.

N.H.'s largest lake from Gunstock

Gunstock. Mountain rises up next to Lake Winnipesaukee – largest in New Hampshire – with the Ossipee Range in the foreground and massif of White Mountains looming behind. Best view spot: Top of Panorama lift on Flintlock trail.

Only ski area with view of Atlantic Ocean.

Camden Snow Bowl. Only ski and snowboard mountain with view of the Atlantic Ocean off mid-coast of Maine. Best spot: Top of triple chair or top of aptly named Lookout run.

Lake Superior below Lutsen Mountains

Lutsen Mountains. Sitting on the north shore of Lake Superior, all four mountain rise 1,000 feet out of the world's largest freshwater lake that looks an inland sea, as no land can be seen across the lake. Best spots: At summit of each.

Vast Rocky Mountains atop Copper Mountain.

Copper Mountain. Colorado’s central Rockies spread all around Copper, including the Ten-Mile and Gore ranges and Vail Pass – plus a glimpse at Continental Divide off the backside. Best spot: Top of Storm King chair.

Lake Tahoe adjoins Homewood.

Homewood. With the Sierra Range as a backdrop, skiers and riders get to soak in view of iconic Lake Tahoe that (literally) laps up against the base area of Homewood. Best spot: Pretty much anywhere on the hill.

North Cascades from Mt. Baker Ski Area

Mt. Baker. Volcanic field in Washington produces long views of the North Cascades National Park and glacier-coated Mt. Baker itself. Best spot: Top of Experts lifts on appropriately labeled Panorama Dome.



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SnoCountry SnoCast: Active West; Warmth in the East

SnoCountry SnoCast: Active West; Warmth in the East

Stowe Mountain Resort boasts 5-6 inches of new snow in their most recent storm system. While the pattern doesn't favor "huge" storms in the East, there are still great conditions to be had. (Stowe Mountain Resort/Facebook)

In this week’s SnoCast, we dig into yet another active stretch for the western U.S. and continue to hope for a much colder change in pattern for the East.

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Find Finest Fall Foliage With Scenic Gondola Rides

Find Finest Fall Foliage With Scenic Gondola Rides

Upstate New York specializes in fall colors, and best place to see them is atop Whiteface (Whiteface/Facebook)

For skiers and snowboarders, the first sign of winter comes when the leaves start to color up as the days get shorter and the temps begin to drop.

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Looking For The Best Eastern Spring Trails? Try These

The JetEnjoy every last drop of this season by checking out our list of some of the best late spring eastern trails in the east.

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Peak Resorts To Acquire New York's Iconic Hunter Mountain For $36.8 Million

Hunter MountainPeak Resorts, Inc. announced Monday it has entered into an agreement to purchase Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains for $35 million plus the assumption of two capital leases estimated at approximately $1.8 million. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

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Peak Resorts' Midwest Passholders Get Perks Across The Peaks

Mount SnowMidwest 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.

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SnoCountry’s Best Bets For Early Season Skiing In The Northeast

Whiteface October Snowmaking is the name of the game in the East when it comes to getting us out on the slopes early. Killington and Sunday River have already taken the lead as the first resorts in the country to open. We’re now looking forward to snowmaking temperatures as we scrape off the summer wax and eagerly anticipate making early season runs at our favorite resorts.

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New Hampshire's White Mountain Resorts Plan For Fall Foliage Fun

Highland Games At LoonAs the kids make their way back to school, resorts in the White Mountains of New Hampshire are making preparations for the upcoming foliage season. Leaf peepers and thrill seekers still have plenty of time to enjoy the mountains as we wait for the snow to fly.

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SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Ski Town Brews And Breweries

Great Adirondack Brewing CompanyAfter a day of hiking the high peaks or kayaking a mountain river, a well-earned beverage is in order. Across the Northeast this summer you can find local ales worthy of a pilgrimage all of their own. Can you say road trip?

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Six Resorts Still Skiing, Riding In Northeast

Killington late April 2015

Although Northeast resorts aren’t breaking records for total average snowfall, persistent storms and temperatures that held on to the snow throughout the season are making for expansive spring skiing and riding.

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Lingering Snowfall Across East Assures Good Conditions For Weekend, Beyond; West Freshies By Tax Day

Mad River Glen April 2015Unseasonably cool temperatures and more precipitation in the Northeast will keep the ski and snowboard season open at least through the weekend.

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SnoCountry’s Best 'Still Room At The Inn' Bets

Pine Lodge Beaver CreekAfter all the great early snowfall this season, right now is the time to plan your last-minute holiday getaway.  Although many lodging options may have been booked up months in advance, there’s still room at the inn for that perfect mountain winter retreat.

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Nor'easter Delivers Big Snow, Solid Base, More Weekend Terrain

KillingtonIt came down hard and wet, the perfect base-building snow, and more is on the way.

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Sugarloaf, Wildcat, Bretton Woods Add To Eastern Resorts 'Open' Column

wildcat Opening Day 2014In addition to Killington and Sunday River which opened last week, three more eastern resorts started turning lifts for the 2014-2015 season Sunday, Nov. 9.

 

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Wildcat Mountain Tests New Snowmaking System Oct. 20; Lots Of Snow

Wildcat snowmaking test Oct. 20

Wildcat Mountain in N.H. tested it’s newly completed snowmaking upgrade — the largest in its history — Sunday night (Oct. 20). The ski area installed more than10 miles of new snowmaking water and air pipe, 227 new high output/high efficiency snow guns and completed construction of a new, state-of-the-art, mid-mountain, booster pump house. 

 

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Major Overhaul Set For Wildcat Snowmaking; Miles Of New Pipe, Guns

Wildcat snowmaking expansionMajor improvements to the snowmaking plant at New Hampshire's Wildcat Mountain are expected to “dramatically improve the snowmaking efficiency and output of New England’s only ski area entirely situated within National Forest Service land.”
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Crested Butte Joins More Than 35 Resorts Across North America Open This Weekend

Crested Butte reopens this weekend

It was a good season at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. So good, that its not over yet!

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Enjoy Father’s Day In The Mountains June 16

Father's Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. Let him know he’s appreciated by celebrating his day at a ski resort. Here’s a sampling of how resorts can make it fun and easy.

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‘Kids Free Fishing Day’ Scheduled At Wildcat Mountain June 1

Fishing Day at Wildcat Mountain, N.H.

Kids can learn all about fish and fishing at this year’s ‘Kids Free Fishing Day’ with representatives and volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service and Appalachian Mountain Club Sat., June 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine. 

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New England Will See Big-time Weekend Freshies

Storm coming 2/7-8

UPDATE 2/8: Guess it wasn’t all hype this time. The widespread blizzard (dubbed Nemo) that has been top of the news all week is here. Governors of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have already declared state of emergency conditions.

 

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