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New York News
8:40 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

New York Ski Centers To Open

Whiteface Mountain Ski Area
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New York officials have announced that two state-owned ski centers will open on Sunday.

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New England News
6:10 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Gold Medal Skier Greets Fans In Pittsfield

Olympic gold medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin was in Pittsfield, Mass. meeting fans and signing autographs.
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Olympic gold medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin was in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Wednesday meeting fans and ski enthusiasts.

Matthew Shields was just one in the line of people twisted around the confines of Plaine’s Bike, Ski & Snowboard shop and out the door.

“Can you sign this, a postcard and my arm?” Shields asked Shiffrin, who obliged.  

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Ski Deaths Spike This Season In Northeast

Smugglers Notch, Stowe, VT
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There have been several deaths at ski areas across the region this season. But is it an unusual number?

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New England News
12:50 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Thunderbolt Ski Race Celebrates History Of Mountain's Trailblazers

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A unique ski race on Mount Greylock Saturday celebrates the history of those who braved the mountain’s trails years ago.

Art Bourdon grew up skiing the Thunderbolt Trail on Mount Greylock in Adams, Massachusetts.

“It’s a rough trail and when we were skiing it, the equipment we had was practically nothing, you know?” Bourdon said chuckling. “Just a strap around the ski.”

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Adirondack Senator Discusses Effort To Open Ski Museum In North Creek

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State Senator Betty Little is leading an effort to establish a museum showcasing the history of skiing in New York in the town of North Creek, home of Gore Mountain.

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Senator Little about the ongoing effort.

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New York News
5:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Record Number of Ski Areas Open Early

File photo: Vermont skiing
Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

A record number of ski areas in the region have opened before Thanksgiving this year. And it’s not just alpine areas. Nordic ski centers are among the resorts capitalizing on early winter conditions.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Resorts Begin Opening Slopes for Ski Season

Credit John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

It may be mid-October, but the ski season is beginning. Resorts in the Northeast are announcing that trails will be open this weekend.

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North Country News
8:45 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

New Hampshire Ski Resorts Report More Than 2.5M Visitors in 2012-2013

Waterville Valley, NH
Credit Ski NH

An association representing New Hampshire's ski resorts says they hosted more than 2.5 million skier, snowboarder and snowtubing visits last winter.

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New England News
9:00 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

NH Lawmakers to Vote on Ski Pass Bill

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are set to determine the fate of a bill that would grant themselves free ski passes.

WMUR-TV reports that the Legislative Administration Committee is leaning towards a decision to halt a bill that would provide lawmakers with ski passes to the Cannon Mountain ski area.

For adults, a one-day pass at Cannon runs $70.

Supporters of the bill say the free-pass for lawmakers would promote New Hampshire culture, parks, and business. Opponents are arguing that enough use of a free pass would eclipse lawmakers’ own salary.

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WAMC News
12:20 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Ski Areas Eagerly Anticipate Heavy Snow Fall

Snow
Credit WAMC

A forecasted heavy winter storm is good news for area ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts.

The winter storm that is expected to bring up to a foot and a half of snow to the region is coming during a key weekend for ski resorts.  The Christmas to New Year holiday week accounts for substantial revenues, and Mad River Glen Spokesman Eric Friedman says a deep natural snowfall will bring more skiiers to the slopes.

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