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Killington Opens Up the 2016/17 Ski Season in the Northeast:

October 27th, 2016

Killington allowed season passholders and express card holders to ski on its Rime and Reason trails on Tuesday, and opened to the general public on Wednesday the 26th. Sunday River in Maine also announced last Sunday morning it would begin making snow for the season, but did not yet say when they would open. Here... Read the full review »



AlpineZone Summit 7.0 at Sugarloaf Mountain Scheduled for January 29th – 31st, 2016:

November 30th, 2015

Members of popular ski and snowboard forum to gather at Sugarloaf for annual event in January CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – The northeast’s most popular online outdoor adventure forum, AlpineZone.com, will return to Sugarloaf for the seventh annual AlpineZone Summit this winter, January 29-31, 2016. AlpineZone.com members will enjoy discounted lodging packages, special après ski parties,... Read the full review »



Mont Sainte Anne Opens New Expert Trail:

January 28th, 2015

Beaupré, January 22, 2015 – On January 24, the Olympic mogul’s skier Pierre-Alexandre Rousseau and Mont-Sainte-Anne celebrated the official opening of the new expert slope named after the athlete. This new addition bumps up the trail count at Mont Saint Anne to 71 trails. Mont Sainte Anne states that this addition to the mountain’s infrastructures... Read the full review »



HKD Snowmakers Joins Snowmaking Efficiency Program to Support Ski Vermont’s Learn to Turn Initiative:

January 27th, 2015

When Vermont ski resorts swapped out old snow guns for efficiency upgrades this season in the Great Snow Gun Round Up in order to make more snow with less energy, they also elevated Vermont’s ski industry and created more opportunities for new skiers and riders to learn the sport. After Efficiency Vermont pledged the nearly... Read the full review »



Karl Strand replaces John Diller as Sugarloaf GM:

January 27th, 2015

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, ME  – Sugarloaf announced the appointment today of Karl Strand as the resort’s President and General Manager. He will succeed the resort’s current leader, John Diller, who will retire in April 2015. Strand will oversee all winter and summer operations of Sugarloaf, the largest ski resort east of the Rockies and the home... Read the full review »



Pats Peak Hosts Vertical Challenge on February 1st:

January 27th, 2015

Henniker, NH  – Pats Peak, New Hampshire’s premier family snowsports destination, announces its participation in the Vertical Challenge Race Series sponsored by Mountain Dew on Sunday, February 1, 2015. It’s a fun, all day event for the whole family with a slalom race, prizes, giveaways, awards party and more.  This fun race takes place on... Read the full review »



Sugarbush Revises Uphill Travel Policy – Free Pass Available:

January 26th, 2015

Warren, VT  – Sugarbush Resort has made significant changes to its uphill travel policy this season. This winter, skiers and riders are permitted to hike or skin before and after operating hours at both mountains on designated trails. Those interested will be required to pick up a free uphill travel pass from Guest Services prior... Read the full review »



New Hampshire Ice Castle Open through March 7th:

January 26th, 2015

WHAT: Acre-sized, all-ice castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire. One of four Ice Castles in America. WHERE: New location! 64 Railroad Street, Lincoln, New Hampshire, 03521 (Hobo and Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroads) WHEN: Open thereafter through March 7, 2015 (weather permitting): –Sunday-Thursday: 2-9 p.m. –Friday: 2-10 p.m. –Saturday: noon-10 p.m. VISUALS: — Amazing ice features including archways,... Read the full review »



Vermont Food Vendors Tour State’s Ski Resorts:

January 26th, 2015

From Vermont’s highly recognizable brands like Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont maple syrup to local goodies like Stir Chocolates and It’s Arthur’s Fault sauces; enjoy all the flavors of Vermont during the Ski Vermont 2015 Specialty Food Day tour. Ski Vermont and the Agency of Agriculture welcome skiers and riders to join us... Read the full review »



Ride a Fat Bike in the snow at Mont Sainte Anne:

January 26th, 2015

Beaupré, January 14th, 2015 – Fat bike has been added to the Mont-Sainte-Anne’s Winter Activities roaster! 11 km of trails especially groomed for fat biking are open 7 days a week from 10:30am to 4pm at Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Skiing Centre, located 7 km east of the Alpine Ski Centre. THREE TRAILS Fat biking lovers can now... Read the full review »



Okemo Named Among Best Places to Work:

January 26th, 2015

LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort was recently named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Vermont. The annual list of the Best Places to Work in Vermont was created by Vermont Business Magazine, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, the Vermont Department of Economic Development, the Vermont Department of Labor, the Society for... Read the full review »



Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup Jan 29 – 31:

January 26th, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Speed, precision and courage are all on display when athletes from around the globe return to Lake Placid, N.Y. and Wilmington, N.Y. to compete in the FIS Putnam Investments Lake Placid Freestyle World Cup. The event, which has been returning to the two-time Olympic village and the Olympic mountain for almost... Read the full review »



Loon Mountain Partners with Oakley, K2 and Salomon on Training Programs:

January 26th, 2015

Lincoln, NH – Going from good to great just got easier, thanks to Loon Mountain’s groundbreaking new lineup of snowsports camps and clinics. Through partnerships with Oakley, the K2 Ski Alliance, and Salomon, participants will refine their skills through video analysis, demo next year’s Salomon skis months before the rest of the world, and learn... Read the full review »



Okemo Superpipe Makes Debut:

January 26th, 2015

  LUDLOW, Vt. – Okemo Mountain Resort’s Amp Energy Superpipe made its season debut on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Measuring 500 feet in overall length, the Amp Energy Superpipe has 18-foot high walls and a span of 54 feet between decks. The slope angle is 16 degrees –achieved with a depth of 14 feet of snow... Read the full review »



Lake Placid Announces Winter 2015 Event Schedule:

January 26th, 2015

Jan. 29-31 – FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup. The world’s best freestyle skiers return to Lake Placid and Wilmington to compete in the FIS freestyle World Cup. Action will take place at the Olympic Jumping Complex and Whiteface Mountain. The jumping complex will host the men and women’s aerials competitions, where athletes twist and soar... Read the full review »



Lindsey Vonn: The Climb Streams on January 28th:

January 26th, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Lindsey Vonn: The Climb, a one-hour documentary which chronicles the remarkable comeback of Olympic Downhill Champion Lindsey Vonn, will be available on demand starting Wednesday, January 28th on Red Bull TV, a digital video service available online, mobile and on select partner platforms including Apple TV and... Read the full review »



East Coast Preps for Blizzard:

January 26th, 2015

Well skiers, we all love snow and we are about to get dumped on. While it would be great if the track were a bit north, we can still look forward to some great incoming snow in the southern NH / Maine / and VT areas. Maybe the place to be will be Ski Sundown... Read the full review »



Watch Cody Townsend’s “Line of the Year” Through 4′ Wide Couloir [video]:

December 9th, 2014

Well, this is pretty intense. This snip of Cody Townsend skiing through a couloir that looks to be about 4′ wide (if we are being generous) is pretty nuts. This clip is from the movie Days of our Youth, a Red Bull Media House / MSP Films Production.



Bolton Valley Offers Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals:

November 23rd, 2014

BOLTON VALLEY, Vt. (Nov. 21, 2014) – With the holiday shopping season set to officially kick-off next week on Black Friday, Bolton Valley is jumping in on the action with four special deals for skiers and riders on Cyber Monday. The Sale begins promptly at 12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 1 and will close at... Read the full review »



Ski Vermont Outlines Thanksgiving Plans at Vermont Ski Resorts:

November 23rd, 2014

Snow covered pine trees, quaint villages decked out in lights, and the feeling of gliding down a mountain side, followed by hot cocoa by the fire. What could be a better way to spend a holiday? Vermont ski and snowboard resorts are a majestic destination during the holidays and offer many cheerful activities and packages... Read the full review »



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