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

Five Bucket List Ski Runs In The West

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For any skier or rider, their bucket list includes not only visits to renowned resorts but also taking a run down a trail they've heard about for a long time. Here's SnoCountry's shot at those trails.

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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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SnoCountry SnoCast: Quieter Weather Pattern…Great Conditions!

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In this week’s SnoCast, the weather calms down… briefly. After a hyper-active 1-2 weeks behind us, some light shots of snow will continue to add to an already outstanding season. 

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Your Very Own Ski Day With An Olympian

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We watch Olympians on TV every four years, but you don’t have to wait that long to rub elbows with skiing stardom. Several mountain resorts around the country offer opportunities to ski with their most prominent athlete ambassadors, and learn the slopes from a pro perspective.

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More Terrain, Tubing, and Up To 40-percent off at Hunter Mountain

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Hunter Mountain is the closest major ski resort to New York City, and thanks to a $9 million expansion for the 2018-2019 season, skiers and riders have another great reason to take exit 20 on the New York State Thruway.

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Lawsuits, lenders and irked homeowners creating chaos around the sale of Granby Ranch ski resort

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As an unnamed buyer circles Grand County’s privately owned Granby Ranch ski area, a roiling circus of family, lenders, and homeowners are assailing resort owner Marise Cipriani.

It’s not a pretty scene at the picturesque 5,000-acre ski and golf resort along the Fraser River, which Brazilian developer Cipriani has owned since 1995 and, put on the market for an undisclosed price a year ago.

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Top Five Family Runs In Midwest

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The Heartland is known for its family skiing and time together on the slopes, but, as often the case, family members take off in different directions. It’s not always easy to find slopes that can accommodate all members, but SnoCountry has found five resorts with runs that can keep all members interested and together.

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Burton Training Parks Getting Kids On Snowboards

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Industry statistics say that one quarter of parents who head to the hills in the winter do so with snowboards – and they want their children to learn to ride so they can enjoy the slopes in similar fashion.

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Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month And Discover Michigan Skiing

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January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Throughout the Midwest ski areas are offering discounted lesson programs. Michigan offers one of the best programs for cost and simplicity, and it’s available at ski areas throughout the Wolverine State.

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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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The world’s most dominant athlete at the moment is 23 years old, and getting better

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At a certain point, the manner in which the best in any field evaluate themselves can’t be against other practitioners of that same pursuit. LeBron isn’t measured against his contemporaries; he’s measured against Jordan. Tiger in his prime was chasing not just Nicklaus but the limits of golf itself.

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Mountain for Rent: $4,500 a Day

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Plattekill Mountain, a family-owned ski resort in Roxbury, N.Y., has 38 runs and two rustic chairlifts.

Nicknamed Platty by locals, the mountain has a three-level utilitarian lodge with a wraparound porch and wood-burning stoves from the 1970s. Little about the building has changed, except the floor is now made of wood instead of hay, and the bar serves seasonal craft beer. Vintage sleds and skis decorate the walls.

 

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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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Cranmore Offers Free “Snow Strudel” With Every Six-Inch Snowfall

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New Hampshire’s Cranmore is celebrating the snowy start to winter by offering skiers and boarders what it calls “Snow Strudels” – homemade baked Austrian pastry dusted in powdered sugar and wrapped around bits of apple – if it snows six inches or more during the previous 24 hours.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Powder In New Areas Kicks Off 2019

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Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast. 

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Winter Park Ski Train Expands Schedule, Adds Lounge Car

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The Denver-to-Winter Park ski train has become more than just a nod to the past: It's now a viable transportation option for Denverites headed to the hills.

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College Weeks Highlight Jack Frost/Big Boulder SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week

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Pensylvania's Jack Frost/Big Boulder takes center stage this week at the first SnoCountry/Pepsi Resort of the Week. Founded in 1942 with the building of the Split Rock Club on the shores of Lake Harmony, Big Boulder was the first commercial ski resort in Pennsylvania.

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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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Windham’s Westside Six Officially Open

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Westside Six, the brand new, high speed, detachable six passenger chairlift at Windham Mountain Resort is now open. The resort celebrated a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony Dec. 29.

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