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

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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Spend Less Money Skiing The Holidays With Magic’s 'White Out' Pass

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The Christmas-New Year’s break, MLK weekend and President’s week holiday time periods are a tough time to find deals to ski and ride, as it’s typically the busiest times at ski resorts and pricing is at a premium. But,Vermont's Magic Mountain has created a pass just for those skiers who focus more on the holidays to get their skiing in, or who may have bought a discounted restricted pass somewhere else and are blacked out from skiing their regular resort during the holidays.

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Still Time To Save Big On Passes At Vermont Resorts

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Those in the market for 2018-19 season passes at Vermont resorts still have time to save big, thanks to fall deadlines on some of the best deals in the business. 

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Earning the View: Vermont’s Iconic Hiking Trails And Peaks

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It’s just as fun to go up the mountain as it is to go down thanks to Vermont resort’s well maintained and sprawling trail networks. Thousands of acres of wilderness offer both challenging and meandering trails with beautiful views and the ability to choose between half-day hikes complete with summit dining, to overnight hikes and the opportunity to connect with Vermont’s iconic Long Trail system and the longest hiking foot path in the world, the Appalachian Trail.

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New Fun At Vermont Resorts For Summer 2018

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Warm weather visitors to Vermont will find a plethora of activities at its mountain resorts to discover what the green mountain state is all about. From golf, mountain biking, and disc golf to expanded music, event and dining options make exploring Vermont the perfect summer getaway.

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Best Prices, Perks On Vermont 2018-19 Season Passes Now

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Cruising on Spruce Peak at Stowe. (Stowe/Facebook)

Vermont resorts are offering 2018-19 season passes at their lowest prices this spring, and some options include access for the rest of this season, too. Several Vermont areas are also included in multi-mountain pass offerings for great travel options.

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Magic Mountain Renovations Continue

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Magic Mountain making big strides since new owners took over last fall. (Magic Mountain/Facebook)

With the go-ahead from Vermont’s National Resource Board, Magic Mountain is now moving ahead with multiple facilities projects, adding to the significant progress they’ve made over the last year in bringing the southern Vermont resort back to life.

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Magic’s Black Lift Turns First Time In Three Years

Magic’s Black Lift Turns First Time In Three Years

First chair on Black belongs to the kids. (Magic/Facebook) 

Well over $100,000 in repairs and maintenance went into bringing the Black Lift at Vermont’s Magic Mountain back to life. The Black Lift began loading skiers and riders for the first time in three years last weekend, after being certified to operate as a double lift by the State of Vermont Passenger Tramway Board.

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SKI MAGIC LLC Completes Purchase Of Magic Mountain

SKI MAGIC LLC Completes Purchase Of Magic Mountain

Magic’s system of off-piste glades have become proving grounds for many of New England's finest free skiers. (Magic Mountain/Facebook)

Vermont’s Magic Mountain officially has new owners, SKI MAGIC LLC, marking a critical turning point in the future sustainability and prosperity of Magic, founded in 1960.

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SKI MAGIC LLC To Buy Vermont's Magic Mountain

SKI MAGIC LLC To Buy Vermont's Magic Mountain

The Black Chair will get needed updates this summer and fall for a return to use at Magic this winter. (Jeff Bankman/Magic Mountain/Facebook)

SKI MAGIC LLC announced Tuesday it had concluded a signed purchase and sale agreement with current title holder Magic Mountain Management, LLC to purchase all the property and assets of the 709-acre Magic Mountain Ski Area in Londonderry, Vermont for an undisclosed amount. 

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Discussions Underway For Sale Of Vermont's Magic Mountain

Magic MountainSouthern Vermont’s Magic Mountain, owned by Magic Mountain Management LLC, announced Thursday it has entered again into formal negotiations with SKI MAGIC LLC for the purchase of the ski area.

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Ski The East Freeride Tour Rocks Out In February, March At Six Resorts

 

Ski The East Freeride Mad RiverSmugglers’ Notch has joined the six-stop flagship Ski The East Freeride Tour (STEFT) series for the 2016 season, a competition that offers freeskiers a consistent platform for showing off the best in Northeast extreme skiing.

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Magic Mountain’s Only Operating Chair Breaks Down; Hope To Reopen Jan. 5

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When there is only one operating chairlift, no one wants to see it go down. Having that happen during the holiday week is even worse. But that’s exactly what did happen Sunday.

 

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Green Mountain Getdown Music Fest Has New Magic Aug. 17-18

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The "magic " used to be near Keene, N.H., but moves to the Green Mountains of Vermont – specifically Magic Mountain  Aug. 17-18. It’s now the Green Mountain Getdown Music Festival.

 

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Magical Londonderry: Vermont’s Magic Mountain Sells Out Ownership Shares

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Magic Mountain, in Londonderry, Vt., recently “sold” its 333th ownership share. That was the, well, “magic number” needed to begin a new skier-based ownership entity. 

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