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

Vermont Resorts: Wear a Mask If You Want a Ski Season

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If Vermonters want to see a ski season this winter, they’ll need to stay the course when it comes to COVID-19 precautions, say voices in the industry.

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Closed For Downhill, Some U.S. Resorts Open Uphill Access

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As all but a handful of U.S. resorts either suspend operations or shut down for the season, a number of them still permit skiers and riders to climb their slopes and get a few turns.

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'Good Things Come to Those Who Wait': Vermont Ski Resorts Rejoice Over Storm

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With about a foot of snow expected in some parts of Vermont heading into the weekend, ski resorts and lodges are gearing up for some prime riding conditions. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Multiple Storms Finally Target The East

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Patience will pay off in the East when multiple shots of cold and snow bring a much-awaited weather pattern for area ski resorts.

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Deep Into The Spring: Still Skiing And Riding To Be Had

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The 2018-2019 ski and snowboard season isn't going out quietly, as healthy snowfall through April has prompted resorts across the SnoCountry map to extend operations into May – or beyond.

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Celebrate Easter, Take Final Spring Turns In The Mountains

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The arrival of Easter typically signals the departure of the ski and snowboard season, but this season's bonanza of snowfall has kept many resorts open over the April 21 Easter weekend.

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Get The Day Going: Tasty Bakeries Near Ski Resorts

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Few things fire up a day of skiing and riding more than fresh-baked goods and a hot cup of joe – and the high country full of spots to pick up a doughnut, croissant, scone or more.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Thankful For A Huge Western Snowfall

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Thanksgiving weekend will be especially tasty in the western United States and Canada with multiple helpings of snow storms.

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Great Conditions Lead Up To Thanksgiving Week

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As many ski areas make the final preps before a huge holiday week, weather conditions are shaping up great for both the East and the West.

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Rent Pico Mountain For Your Next Private Party

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Looking to have a sweet powder stash or all that fresh corduroy to yourself? Vermont’s Pico Mountain, home to big mountain terrain with small mountain charm, is now offering a private mountain rental option on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the 2018-19 season.

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Kids Getting Active At Summer Mountains

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Willy Booker, head of Burke Mountain Academy which hones some of America’s finest ski racers, bemoans that kids are less active and athletic today and don’t get outdoors enough. 

One way to remedy that is to have fun at a mountain resort this summer.

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Sales Are On: Time To Shop 'Till You Drop

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The Marmot Slingshot down jacket will keep you warm on the coldest day as will an Arc’teryx Sentinel shell with a down midlayer under it. (Karen Lorentz)

The fashions are colorful, the gear rocks, and both are more high-tech than ever — reasons they’ll make you more comfortable and happier on the slopes.

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Best Burgers In The High Country

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The Caprese burger. (California Burger Co./Facebook)

Calling all foodies: The burgers in ski and snowboard country are now worthy of your attention.

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Airbnb Option Hot Trend In Ski Country

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With both indoor and outdoor hot tubs, everyone can relax and unwind after a hard day on the slopes. (Airbnb) 

A perusal of Airbnb shows the concept of direct online rentals has caught on in ski towns nationwide. Airbnb rentals are popular for the savings and convenience they can afford and in some places supplement limited mountain or town accommodations.

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'Line of Descent' Latest Warren Miller Film To Inspire

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Kaylin Richardson charges toward the fjords in "Line of Descent." (Warren Miller Entertainment/Jay Dash)

Coming off the high of the recent Xfinity Killington Cup in Vermont, the stoke for skiing and ski racing is high in the Northeast and across the country. While we all aren’t destined for the World Cup, finding the joy of skiing and riding is attainable to anyone who puts boards on their feet.

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Early Resort Openings Abound In Northeast

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November cold allows Sugarloaf to open early. (Sugarloaf/Facebook)

In a flurry of openings, Northeast skiers and riders had their pick of 11 resorts to choose from this past weekend, thanks to a cold snap that set the snow guns blazing from Pennsylvania to Maine.

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Celebrate The Start Of Ski Season At Boston Expo

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Ski Vermont has all the info you need for a green mountain getaway. (Martha Wilson)

Some 50,000 New Englanders are expected to pass through the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo hall this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center- and for good reason - making winter ski and snowboard plans, finding deals on family vacation packages, lift tickets, travel and ski/snowboard gear – much at Expo-only specials.

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First Turns Of The Season Coming To The East

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Weather forecasts for Sunday River Resort look favorable for opening by Saturday. (Sunday River/Facebook)

We’ve been waiting for our snowmaking window here in the East, and it’s finally here. Skiers and riders can make plans now for first turns of the season at Sunday River, Wildcat, Mount Snow and Killington.

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Music In The Mountains At Vermont Ski Resorts

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A green mountain backdrop for Jay Peak's Jeezum Crow Festival. (Jay Peak)

The kids are out of school and it's time to grab your lawn chairs and blankets for some music in the mountains at Vermont ski resorts. Musical offerings range from free outdoor concerts and weekend music festivals to mid-week jams at local bars and restaurants.

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Bear Mountain Revitalization Project Planned For Killington

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The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge is a rite of spring for bumpers and tailgaters. (Killington)

Fans of Bear Mountain at Vermont’s Killington have a revitalized base lodge and housing, as well as a new South Ridge Lift and trail improvements to look forward to. The two-year development plan is estimated to cost $60-70 million, with a resulting retail value of $110 million once construction is complete.

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