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

Alterra Announces $181 Million For 2019-20

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Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.

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Stratton Increasing Female Participation In Snow Sports

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When it comes to action sports, images in magazines, narratives being told and events being shown have largely focused on male competitors. Stratton Mountain was one of the first in the country to offer a female-focused approach to skiing and riding. Now, women like Stratton’s Jessie Diggins and Lindsey Jacobellis are beginning to change the narrative on female participation on an international level.

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Savoring Northeast On-Mountain Lunch

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An on-mountain lunch break is a treat you’ll want to savor on your next ski trip, with easy access from the slopes, mountain views, and maybe even a deck for some springtime goggle-tanning. SnoCountry takes a look at some of the best bets for on-mountain lunch.

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Mountain Life Lessons: Ski Resorts For College Spring Break

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Whether you’re in it for first chair or last call, the best way to spend college spring break is on the sunny slopes of your favorite resort. SnoCountry took a look at some of our favorite college spring break destinations. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Janu-BURIED Comes To A Close

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It’s been an incredible January for so many ski areas across North America. January will be one to remember with snow-packed storms, keeping soft turn after soft turn.

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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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Tips For Safe Winter Driving

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While we love to see the snow fall at our favorite resorts, some drivers might be intimidated when winter weather creates challenging driving conditions. But by taking a few simple precautions and being aware, you can make it to the mountains safely.

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New Snow Bowl Lift Headlines Stratton Improvements

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Now part of the Alterra Mountain Company and the Ikon Pass, the quaint slopeside village and trails of southern Vermont’s Stratton will soon offer a new lift and restructured trails that benefit every level of skier and rider at the mountain.

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Northeast Skiers And Riders Getting Free Snovember Refills

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That’s right, it’s only November and the Northeast is having one of the best starts to the season in recent memory. If you haven’t already headed for the hills, get your sick day excuses ready and make your way to your nearest mountain.

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Iconic New England Road Trip With The Ikon Pass

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New England boasts six resorts for Ikon Pass holders, all within five hours of each other. With an easy flight into Boston, you can hit them all in six days. Here’s an inside look at the Northeast’s Ikon adventures.

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Top 5 Eastern Resorts To Take A Beginner 

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So you’ve got a friend – or perhaps a significant other –that you’d love to share your passion for the mountains with. You know that if that friend can have as great a time skiing or riding as you do, he or she will be hooked. Having a fun and successful first outing is key to making sure new skiers and riders will keep coming back for more, so SnoCountry.com picked some great destinations for making those learning days just the beginning of many wonderful days on snow.

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Kick The Tires Of The Latest At Ski and Snowboard Shows

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A sure sign that ski and snowboard season is just around the corner comes when resort promoters, equipment reps and retailers head to big cities across the country for preseason ski and snowboard shows.

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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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Summer Dining And Libations At Vermont Resorts

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Imagine eating a farm-to-table burger with local cheese and an artisan bread bun atop one of Vermont’s iconic Green Mountains, or a refreshing cocktail or craft brew on a deck overlooking the rolling fairways of Vermont’s many golf courses. Vermont’s resorts understand the important role that the culinary experience plays during a summer vacation, and offer visitors delectable and healthy meals sourced from local ingredients, served up with the atmosphere only Vermont can offer.

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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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Stratton To See New Snow Bowl Lift, Mountain Bike Park

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Improvements coming to Stratton. (Stratton)

$10 million in enhancements for the 2018-19 season at Stratton include a new high-speed Snow Bowl lift and phase one of a mountain bike center.

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Powder and Presidents: February Fun At Vermont Resorts

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Just in time for Presidents' Week, Killington Resort received 16" of snow Monday, Feb. 5. (Ski Vermont)

Pair extensive snowmaking coverage at Vermont resorts with several significant storms from Mother Nature this week, and the slopes will be in top condition for one of the most popular vacation periods of the season. Off-slope activities will be equally exciting during Presidents week with plenty of free live music, great food, parades, games and family activities.

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Discounted Learn-To-Turn Packages From Ski Vermont

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Take a ski or snowboard lesson at Stratton Mountain Resort with many of Ski Vermont's learn-to-turn programs. (Ski Vermont) 

Friends don’t let friends sit inside all winter.

Introduce someone to skiing or snowboarding this season with the help of Ski Vermont’s discounted learn-to-turn programs. From the young to old, beginner lessons are for anyone looking to pick up a winter sport and enjoy time in the beautiful Green Mountains. 

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SnoCountry SnoCast: Much Colder and Snowier in the East

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Snowshoe in West Virginia is in a prime location for wintry weather this week. (Snowshoe) 

The weather pattern change we have been waiting for in the East is finally here bringing cold temperatures and snow, while the West continues to be sunny and dry.

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Savoring Every Sip At Northeast Mountain Brewfests

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The Mount Snow Brewers Festival is back for its 23rd year. (Mount Snow)

Craft brews, music and fun are on tap as we transition into fall in the mountains of the Northeast. In addition to some tasty frosty beverages, resorts will be featuring local food treats and live music, along with special events.

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