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  • Northeast Ski Areas Aim for Early Openings

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    WATERTOWN, CT ??” Despite a lack of sustained cold weather in the Northeastern United States so far this fall, many ski areas are still aiming to open in November and early December.

    Obviously, projected opening dates are weather-dependent. In fact, Killington, perhaps the most well-known player in the early season game indicates "early November" for their opening.

    Alex Kaufman of the Killington News Bureau said, "we are tryi...

  • Blandford Ski Area Hosts Blood Drive

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    BLANDFORD, MA ??” Westfield Boy Scout Evan Belisle wanted to give something to the community for his Eagle Scout Project. Blood. But not just his own. And with the recent report by the Red Cross of a shortage of blood in the area, timing couldn't be better. Evan has organized a local Red Cross Blood Drive to be held at the Blandford Ski Area just 15 minutes from downtown Westfield.

    The American Red Cross will be at the Blandford Ski Area...

  • Mount Snow Announces 50th Anniversary Calendar or Events

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    MOUNT SNOW, VT ??” Mount Snow first opened its doors to skiing on December 12, 1954. Now, almost fifty years later, Mount Snow is pleased to announce details surrounding its 50th anniversary celebration - voted one of Vermont's Top Ten Events by The Vermont Chamber Of Commerce.

    "We have chosen one weekend each month to pair up with a particular decade," explained Mike Murphy, Mount Snow Communications Manager. "An entire season of celebra...

  • 25th Anniversary Lake Placid Olympic Games Pass On Sale

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    LAKE PLACID, NY ??” The New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announced Monday that its 25th Anniversary Miracle Club passes are now on sale.

    Celebrate the legacy of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games by purchasing this special $25 pass. The Miracle Club pass allows the user access to four world-class events as well as special discounts at Whiteface and the ORDA Store this anniversary season. General admission to USA Hockey wo...

  • Putting the "New" Back in "New England"

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    ALBANY, NY ??” As the 2004-2005 season approaches, ski resorts across the six New England states are putting the final touches on upgrades and improvements to serve their guests this winter. In some cases, upgrades such as those taking place at Maine's Black Mountain are sufficiently significant that they change the ski area's entire complexion. Here's an update on what you'll find new this year at your favorite New England ski and snowboard mountain....

  • Ski Sundown Hosts Ski and Snowboard Film Festival

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    NEW HARTFORD, CT ??” On Friday, November 12, 2004 Ski Sundown will open its lodge doors welcoming skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts alike to the premier showing of the following films:

    ???Unspoken??? by Right Side Productions was filmed mostly on the East Coast at places such as Sugarbush, Ski Sundown, and Loon Mountain. ???Unspoken??? will provide a half hour of crazy aerials, bone wrenching crashes, and pure fun. If the skiing and s...

  • Ski Sundown Ski Patroller Shares Mount Everest Experiences

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    NEW HARTFORD, CT ??” On Sunday, November 14 at 7pm Connecticut climbers Chuck Boyd and Dave Watson will present a multimedia experience at Ski Sundown??™s Lodge. The Connecticut climbers returned last June from a successful expedition to the world??™s highest peak, Mt. Everest. Join the team as they journey through Thailand, Nepal, and Tibet moving from base camp, up the icy slopes, to the roof of the world. There will be a hands-on dis...

  • Camden Snow Bowl Ski Scholarship Deadline Approaching

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    CAMDEN, ME ??” The Camden Parks & Recreation Committee is accepting applications for the Marcel LaCasse Scholarships that are granted each year to area youth. The scholarship fund, established in 1985, is an endowment fund from which interest is used to fund skiing activities at the Camden Snow Bowl for underprivileged children in the mid-coast Maine area. Deadline for completed applications is Friday, October 29, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

    To ...

  • Grants for Competitive New Hampshire Skiers and Snowboarders

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    NORTH WOODSTOCK, NH ??” The Friends of New Hampshire Skiing grant program helps New Hampshire's young competitive skiers and snowboarders become Olympians and international champions. Operated by Ski NH member resorts, the program offers financial assistance to individual skiers and snowboarders to help offset the costs of race training and traveling. College athletes, and post-graduate athletes training for international competition are eligible. Int...

  • Sunday River offers special package week for 50+ skiers

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    NEWRY, MAINE ??” Sunday River has teamed with Global Over 50 Ski Club (GO50) to offer a theme week for skiers ages 50 and over Jan. 23-28. The week long activities include apr??s ski socials, organized group skiing, snowmaking tours, dinner specials, clinics and a sock hop. Packages begin at $239 per person for five nights lodging, five days skiing and a Perfect Turn clinic, or a one-night package starts at $55 for one-night lodging, one-day lift ti...