Category Archive: Ski Area News

Feb 22

2013 Mad River Glen to Sugarbush Randonee Race

Now in its seventh year, the Mad River Glen to Sugarbush randonee race, sanctioned by the US Ski Mountaineering Association, returns to Vermont’s Mad River Valley this coming Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 to challenge adventurous skiers of all abilities on a beautiful course connecting the two ski areas, via the Long Trail and Slidebrook areas. …

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Oct 16

Photo of the Week: Ultra-Thin Cover

Another round of fresh snowfall blanketed the higher elevations of the Northeast this past weekend. And while it didn’t amount to more than an inch or two – aka ultra-thin cover – the combination of the ground being more frosted and the snow being denser than last week made for even smoother skiing. Word on …

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Apr 30

FREE Skiing At Sugarbush on May 1

That’s right, Sugarbush is celebrating skiing in May this year by offering F R E E lift-served skiing on the mountain on Sunday, May 1. French fries, however, may still require that you break out a $20 bill… If you haven’t hung up your boards just yet, and feel like enjoying some really fun top …

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Nov 03

Pray for Snow

Although there is some very fun skiing to be had across the northeast right now, including but by no means limited to a few lift-served spots at Sunday River, ME and Killington, VT, it’s exciting to think the approaching storm system could leave us with another round of snow for the weekend. Until then, a …

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Sep 14

Maine’s Sugarloaf Expands Off-Piste Terrain

Maine’s Sugarloaf resort recently announced plans to begin thinning the heavily forested terrain on adjacent Burnt Mountain, thereby turning a relatively under-utilized backcountry skiing zone into marked and patrolled sidecountry. Sugarloaf plans to open some of this terrain this coming 2010-11 season, and phase two of the expansion calls for the addition of a snow-cat …

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Dec 23

Bolton Valley Gets A Wind Turbine

Bolton Valley is now the first Vermont ski area to install its own wind turbine for generating electricity. The turbine, built and installed by the Barre, VT-based Northern Power Systems, is estimated to generate nearly ten percent of the ski area’s electricity needs, while reducing annual carbon emissions by nearly 300 tons. Here’s a brief …

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