Winter Resorts in the News (Jan. 26, 2017)

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What does 10 Feet of Snow look like?

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January has been a great month for numerous resorts out west. At Snowbasin, they received 10 feet in January alone and 68 inches in the past week. This is giving Snowbasin the best conditions it’s had in many years. Being in the East Coast, we get a little jealous. What does this amount of snow look like? Check out their webcams and see for yourself.

At Jackson Hole, they are up to 340 inches so far this year. Over 2 feet in the last few days alone. Check out their “DEEP” photos.


Taos Celebrates Opening on the Blake

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With the sale of Taos, a lot of new investments have been made into modernizing the mountain. On February 1st, Taos will be celebrating the opening of The Blake. This is a brand new slopeside designed to celebrate the natural beauty of the Taos Resort. It is appropriately named after the founders who wanted the mountain to maintain the independent, soulful tapestry of Taos. This is one project of the larger plan for Taos.


Loon celebrates its Golden Anniversary this Weekend

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On Jan. 28-29, Loon Mountain is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The weekend festivities include its infamous Briefcase Race, a scavenger hunt, First Tracks Executive Breakfast and the Golden Gala. The Gala will be the main event including a video retrospective, dinner, live auction, the gondola photo booth, pass holder recognition, a private fireworks display and more. All proceeds benefit the Loon Mountain Area Community Fund.


Suagrbush offers Introduction to Backcountry Touring

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Backcountry touring has taken off of late. If you’re interested in learning this exciting activity, you can get some excellent coaching with classes being offered at Sugarbush Resort. On Saturdays from Feb 4 – 25, this introduction to backcountry ski touring gives you the necessary coaching to help you as you venture off into the wilderness. The program is intended for black diamond level skiers. Price: $370


SkiForHeat Fundraiser at Bromley

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On January 29, Bromley will be holding a SkiForHeat event. SkiForHeat is an on-snow fundraiser that raises money to provide heating fuel assistance for Vermonters in need. Participants can alpine ski or snowboard, cross-country ski or snowshoe for the cause at participating Vermont areas. Bromley is offering $40 lift tickets to pre-registered participants, with 50% of proceeds going directly to Ski for Heat. They are also holding a Chicken Wing Challenge. It’s a great program. Make it if you can.


January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

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Most of us who love to ski or snowboard know people that have never tried our beloved sport. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month across the country and there is no better time to get those friends and family members on the slopes. Resorts everywhere are holding special discounts and/or events to promote the sport.

Examples of some saving, at Cranmore, you can learn to ski or ride for only $39. Many of the available deals include lift ticket and rental equipment. At Killington, packages are only $49. Regularly, a package like this costs $135. So, get those friends, co-workers, and family out there.


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