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  • Vermont Ski Areas Set Best Year since 2001 with 4.5mm Visits

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    Stowe, VT (June 4, 2013) – At the Vermont Ski Areas Association annual meeting at Stowe Mountain Resort, the state’s resorts celebrated the best season since 2001 with 4,513,041 skier & rider visits, up 16% over last year. This year also marks the second best season on record since VSAA began collecting resort data in 1992. Nationally, skier & rider visits had the biggest one-year leap in 30 yea...

  • Sugarloaf Announces $2.9mm in Capital Improvements

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    Upgrades include 200 new low-energy snowguns, expanded terrain, and new 30-person outdoor hot tub CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – After a record-breaking winter that set all-time records for skier-visits and revenue, Sugarloaf announced nearly $3 million in capital investment today, including new snowmaking technology, continued terrain expansion, and a new 30-person outdoor hot tub at the Sugarloa...

  • Pennsylvania State Parks Celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ Activities

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    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State parks across Pennsylvania will be hosting special events and activities during June as part of the nationwide observance of "Great Outdoors Month.'' "This celebration gives us a chance to showcase our vast natural resources available to the people of Pennsylvania all across our state," Department of Conservation and Natural Resources S...

  • Peace Pipe Jam at Mount Snow Attracts Over 200 Skiers and Snowboarders

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    West Dover, Vt. (May 28, 2013) - The conversation goes, "What did you do on Memorial Day?" "I pulled my first 360 off a jump at Mount Snow during Peace Pipe Jam." "On your bike?" "No dude, on my skis." Even after torrential rain and other inclement weather postponed Mount Snow's Peace Pipe Jam from Saturday to Monday, there was still ample snow leftover for the park crew to build a rail garden nea...

  • Vail Resorts Closes on Sale of Land at Breckenridge Peak 8 Base for Timeshare Development

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    BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) finalized the sale of approximately 2.1 acres of land at the base of Breckenridge Ski Resort's Peak 8 to an affiliate of Breckenridge Grand Vacations Inc. The sale price was $11.1 million in cash. Breckenridge Grand Vacations is the developer of several premier timeshare properties in Breckenridge, including t...

  • Loon Mountain Announces New Obstacles for July 13th Mud Run

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    Lincoln, NH – When the 3rd Annual Monster Mud Run takes place at Loon Mountain Resort on July 13, racers will encounter a revamped course studded with challenging new obstacles. Unlike other adventure races that stretch on for a dozen or more miles, the Monster Mud Run is a fast and filthy 5k course up hills, across ski trails, and over numerous manmade obstacles. This year’s course promises t...

  • NEMBAfest Returns to Burke Mountain and Kingdom Trails June 21-23

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    East Burke, Vermont  - Registration is open for New England’s largest mountain bike festival, NEMBAfest @ Kingdom Trails. The festival will build upon last year’s success at which 1231 mountain bikers gathered in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont for the inauguralNEMBAfest at Kingdom Trails. The New England Mountain Bike Association, Kingdom Trails Association and Burke Mountain Resort partnered to prod...

  • Loon Mountain Opens for the Summer May 25th

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    SCENIC GONDOLA RIDES, ZIPLINES, AERIAL FOREST ADVENTURE PARK & MORE LINCOLN, NH (May 20, 2013) – Spring has sprung in the mountains, and Loon Mountain Resort is already gearing up for an exciting summer. The resort will open for the summer season on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday - Monday) and will be open on weekends through mid-June, with d...

  • Lift Served Mountain Biking Opens at Mount Snow This Weekend

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    West Dover, Vt. (May 20, 2013) - For the twenty seventh year Mount Snow will open for lift served downhill mountain biking starting this Friday, May 24 with nine different trails offering 1,200 feet of vertical excitement for bikers of all ability levels, not just experts. Newcomers to the sport can take advantage of the resort's new First Lift learn-to downhill mountain bike program which utilizes Trail 7 ...

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