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All Systems Go At Maine’s Sunday River Resort

All Systems Go At Maine’s Sunday River Resort

Sunday River cranked up 10 snow guns on Saturday, Sept. 24 to run a system check. Sunday River Photo.

The first wave of cold, Canadian air of the season swung into New England Friday afternoon and temperatures fell at Sunday River Resort overnight, allowing the snowmaking team to fired up 10 snow guns at 4 a.m. Saturday for their initial systems test.

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Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Jump In: Not-So Secret Mountain Swimming Holes

Find waterfalls and maybe some wildlife on your way to Shirley Lake at Squaw Valley. (Squaw Valley)

The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means it’s time to find some relief from the heat in the cool, clear water of a mountain swimming hole. There’s something about that first jump in to a natural stream or lake that makes you feel like a kid again.  

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East Coast Skiing: Six States, Six Great Places To Hit The Slopes

East Coast Skiing: Six States, Six Great Places To Hit The Slopes

Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort is one of the premier ski destinations in the region. (Stowe Photo)

 

From coast to coast, skiers have access to almost unlimited options throughout the United States for indulging their snowy ambitions. While the states of the mountainous West often grab the winter tourism headlines, the East Coast offers a unique skiing experience of its own.

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Resort Mountain Bike Parks Feature Miles Of Sweet Trails, Jumps, Berms And Bridges

Resort Mountain Bike Parks Feature Miles Of Sweet Trails, Jumps, Berms And Bridges

Summer 2016 brings new trails and a third lift to the Ramshead mountain area at Killington, scheduled to open by late July. (Chandler Burgess/Killington Resort)

At nearly 100 ski and snowboard resorts across America, the ski lifts provide access for a burgeoning number of mountain bikers who seek the same thrills as downhill skiers and riders: turbo-charged straightaways, high-speed turns and plenty of air.

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Spring Skiing This Weekend In California, Colorado and New England

SwuawSpring may be taking hold where you live, but numerous resorts will continue to spin the lift this weekend … and well into May.

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Sugarloaf, Sunday River Make Snow In April; Prolong Season

Sunday River snowmakersSugarloaf and Sunday River have brought out the big guns once more. Just when we thought winter had made its last stand, cold temperatures have returned and snowmakers are taking advantage.

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Looking For The Best Eastern Spring Trails? Try These

The JetEnjoy every last drop of this season by checking out our list of some of the best late spring eastern trails in the east.

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Sunday River Firing Guns Up Again; Hoping For May

Sunday River snowmakingMaine’s Sunday River was one of the first to open in the country last October, and they’re not throwing in the towel any time soon. With snowmaking temperatures forecast overnight for Friday, Saturday, and perhaps Sunday, they’ll be firing up the guns on Barker and White Cap this weekend.

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SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Mountain Treats

Sunday River sticky bunsThe kid in all of us loves a treat after a day on the slopes, and SnoCountry.com has taken on the difficult task of discovering the best signature treats at resorts across the Northeast. Our dedicated research has come up with these goodies – what would you add to the list?

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Winter Finally Arrives In The Midwest, Northeast; Snow Continues In The West

ForecastIt’s about time! That’s what skiers and riders throughout the Midwest and Northeast have to say about winter, now that is has finally arrived.

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Big Thanksgiving Week Storm Cooking For Rockies

Powder DayThis could be the big one. No, really, it could be the mother of all Thanksgiving snowstorms. So hold the turkey. Hold the cranberry sauce. Hold the stuffing, and leave early - especially if you’re driving I-70 or I-80 - get a room and don’t forget the fat skis!

 

 

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Thanksgiving To Be Bountiful In Rockies, Table Scraps For Northeast, Midwest

Sunday RiverThe Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend marks the traditional start to the ski and snowboard season, and thanks to bountiful snowfall, some resorts are rejoicing, while others would be happy with some cold table scraps.

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More Resorts, Terrain Open Across The West; Northeast Still High And Dry

Loveland Ski AreaWith up to two feet of new snow this past week, resorts across the west continue to open and expand terrain heading into the weekend.

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Colorado's Loveland Ski Area Opens Thursday

LovelandLoveland Ski Area opens for the season Thursday, winning the race to be the first Colorado Resort to welcome skiers and snowboarders for the 2015-16 season.

 

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SnoCountry’s Best Bets For Early Season Skiing In The Northeast

Whiteface October Snowmaking is the name of the game in the East when it comes to getting us out on the slopes early. Killington and Sunday River have already taken the lead as the first resorts in the country to open. We’re now looking forward to snowmaking temperatures as we scrape off the summer wax and eagerly anticipate making early season runs at our favorite resorts.

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Killington, Sunday River, Mont Saint-Sauveur Kick Off 15-16 Season

Killington OpenKillington, Vermont, Sunday River, Maine and Mont Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, took advantage of unseasonably cold weather in the Northeast that brought snow squalls across the region and a window of snowmaking temperatures to jump start the 15-16 ski and ride season. 

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Maine's Sunday River To Jump Start New Season Monday, Oct. 19

Sunday RiverThe forecast is calling for temperatures in the 20s, so Sunday River's Mountain Operations Team is pulling out the big guns with plans to bury the resort's T2 Trail and kick off the 2015-16 ski and snowboard season on Monday, October, 19. With one exception, this will be the earliest the resort has opened in almost 20 years

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Wife Carrying Championships, Crafts Fair, More Highlight Sunday River Fall Festival Oct. 10-11

SR Wife-CarryingSunday River’s annual Fall Festival Oct. 9-11 welcomes the cooler weather and ushers in another winter season with their annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, the New England Cornhole Championship, an arts fair, live music, a kids’ pumpkin pie eating contest, plenty of beer and bloody mary and wine tents.

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SnoCountry’s Best Northeast Ski Town Brews And Breweries

Great Adirondack Brewing CompanyAfter a day of hiking the high peaks or kayaking a mountain river, a well-earned beverage is in order. Across the Northeast this summer you can find local ales worthy of a pilgrimage all of their own. Can you say road trip?

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Maine's Saddleback Seeks $3M Funding For New Lift; Won't Open Without It

Saddleback's Rangeley Double ChairSaddleback Mountain in Maine says it won’t open this winter if it's not able to secure $3 milllion in financing by early August to replace a 51-year old double lift.

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