Thursday, December 9, 2010

12/9/10-Boston Sailors Ski / Board Day Outing on Jan. 30th

Day of fun on the mountains with fellow sailors at Loon Mt on Jan 30th. Group adult lift ticket price of $61. See for more details and ticket purchase.

Facebook Invite:!/event.php?eid=109575519114458

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Name Game...Feel free to chime in & comment.

So the name of this skiing blog tanked. I have temporally renamed it to "New England Ski & Snow Boarding Conditions". I think the name is a snooooza. I was thinking about calling it "Bumps & Powda".

What do people think? I'd be happy to hear other suggestions. Gotta' luv the Internet. :) The good news is that the BA gear is actually selling.

Who is going to Sunday River for Facebook Friday? $25 Ticks

Sunday River is doing Facebook Friday and offering tickets for people who RSVP on their Facebook Friday event page. Details are on their Facebook event page at the link below.!/event.php?eid=178065005552257

Conditions look okay. 32 Trails, 4 lifts and they are talking about opening Aurora Peak this weekend. They claim to have the most open terrain in the East. Their site says they have been making snow for 31 days.

Are asses will be there with live reports, videos & photos. See you on the slopes.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Liftopia Announces Winter Sale - Save up to 60% on lift tickets.

Liftopia Announced a Winter Sale - Save up to 60% on lift tickets on New England Ski Areas such as Jay Peak, Waterville, Sunday River, Mad River Glen & Burke.

12/7/10- 8' of Powder @ Loon

From Loon Mountain 12/7/10

We received 8.5 inches of light, fluffy powder in the last 24 hours. Skiers and riders lucky enough to be here today are carving 22 trails and 2 parks of packed powder - that's 10 miles of white corduroy and elbow room to enjoy it.
The forecast is for seasonal temps and flurries/snow showers right through Friday. We're not leaving it all up to Mother Nature, either. Our new tower snowguns, which are making a big difference in the amount of early season terrain and snow quality we can provide, are blasting to pile up deep carpets and expand open terrain. Stay tuned to Loon's snow and trail reports, video and photos, and come join us.

Upcoming Events:

December 11-12: Ring in Winter - Don't forget to clean out your closets and bring your outgrown winter outwear to Loon's Octagon Lodge Winter Coats Collection to benefit the Salvation Army and local shelters.

December 18: Demo Day - Come test the latest equipment from Volkl, Salomon, Atomic, Nordica, Rossignol, Dynastar and more.

December 18-19: Santa on Skis - Santa will be here skiing. Catch up with him here and let him what you'd like for Christmas.

12/7/10- Sugarloaf get's 8-12" - 14 trails & 3 lifts open

From Sugarloaf 7:30 AM 12/7/10

Yesterday's snowstorm hit us harder than expected and this morning we're looking at roughly 8 inches of new snow here at the base and 12 inches up higher on the mountain. Snow continues to fall at this very moment, and we're expecting another inch or so throughout the day today.

Conditions on the hill today will certainly be the best we've seen so far this season, and we may see some ropes drop today as patrol gets up there and checks things out.

Three lifts are scheduled to operate for us today. Winds are a bit gusty which may affect lift operations.

Jay Peak gets 12-15" last night but still only 3 trails & 3 lifts open

From Jay Peak 6: 30 AM 12/7/10

Got to love being in the Northeast Kingdom. This latest storm came into northern Vermont through the "backdoor" from Maine, and has pounded us with 12"-15" of snow and it's still coming down. The storm is riding on the back of some strong winds so you will find 30" pockets of snow....and in some places you'll only find 10". Because the wind is sticking around, the Jet Triple may have a delayed opening. Stay tuned here for the latest.

TODAY'S PLAN: Spin the Triple, Queen's Highway T-bar, and Sun Kid carpet at 9:00 AM servicing the Haynes, Jet, Chalet Meadows, and the Learning Area.

The Metro Quad and Flyer will be opening up on Tramside this Friday. Trails such as Upper Goat Run, Lower Quai, Queen's Highway, Perry Merrill and the Interstate will be among the trails added for the weekend, connecting the two sides of the resort. Stay tuned because as natural snow increases more terrain will open.

Monday, December 6, 2010

12/6/10- Ski NH Announces Holiday 2-Packs (Save a few bucks)

Holiday 2-Packs are available only until December 22. These tickets are valid any day.

Buy early to ensure that you will be able to purchase tickets for your favorite areas. Here are the details: 
Simply create your package of 2 lift tickets or more by choosing the mountains you want with no more than 50% of your lift tickets to any one mountain. (In an order of two tickets, this means you must pick two different ski areas; in a three ticket order, two can be to one area and one to another; in a four ticket order, you can choose two to one area & two to another.)

You can choose from any or all tiers of mountains.

-- $65 per lift ticket for Bretton Woods and/or Loon Mountain 

-- $55 per lift ticket for Attitash, Mount Sunapee and/or Waterville Valley

-- $ 53 per lift ticket for Cannon Mountain, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Ragged Mountain and/or Wildcat Mountain

-- $43 per lift ticket for Cranmore, Crotched Mountain and/or Pats Peak
 (Pats Peak tickets not valid for Saturday Night POP program.)

-- $30 per lift ticket for The Balsams Wilderness, Black Mountain, Dartmouth Skiway, Granite Gorge Ski Area, and/or King Pine

-- $20 per lift ticket for McIntyre Ski Area

(If ordering 5 tickets or less, you must order via phone or fax.)

Phone: 800-887-5464 
Fax: 603-745-3002


If ordering 6 or more tickets you can order online.

*Tickets are valid any day, including weekends and all holidays.

*Redeem at the ski area for an all day lift ticket, a twilight lift ticket or a night lift ticket. 

*Quantities are limited, so once we sell out of a specific ski area, those tickets will no longer be available. 

12/6/10 - Loon claims to have the most open terrain in New Hampshire

Trails open:
Lifts open:
Acres open:
Miles open:
Parks Open:

From the Loon web site 12/6/10: You'll find the most open terrain in New Hampshire here at Loon with TOP TO BOTTOM terrain for all abilities, plus we have two parks open! So come check them out! We received 2" of snow overnight! This week's forecast looks great for snowmaking around the clock and we'll continue to both resurface open trails and open additional terrain. Our snowmakers are doing an awesome job - and our new tower snow guns are making a huge difference! For today we have 120 acres, 21 trails and over 9 miles open for your skiing and riding pleasure. Early-season ticket rates are in effect: $56 adult (19-64); $46 teen (13-18); $36 junior (6-12); 5 and under and 80+ ski free.

Waterville Valley - New Online $35 Learn to Ski and Ride Special

Learn to Ski/Ride Programs

Learn to Ski/Ride Anytime Package

Get good your first time! For ages 7 and up, Learn to Ski & Ride inclusive beginner's package includes a 2 hour beginner lesson, quality rental equipment and a learning area lift ticket.. Also, check out our Beginner's Guide to Waterville Valley - everything you need to know for new skiers/riders!

Take 2 and 3 Plan to Learn to Ski or Ride

Your Best Deal! Includes a lower mountain lift ticket, lesson and rental. Valid any day throughout the 2010-2011 season.
Take 2 Plan $130 ($65 / day)
Take 3 Plan $150 ($50 / day)

New Online $35 Learn to Ski and Ride Special

Available for ages 7 and up and requires a purchase made 24 hours in advance online in our e-store (coming soon). It's good Sunday-Friday, non-holidays and that's all the fine print. Holiday dates are: 12/26/10 through 1/2/11, 1/15 through 1/17/2011, 2/19 through 2/26/2011.

Sunday River - Facebook Friday - 12/10/10 $25

RSVP for Facebook Friday and ski or ridge for just $25!

The most popular ski deal on Facebook is back. Friday, December 10 is Facebook Friday - any Fans who RSVP can purchase a lift ticket for just $25.

How does it work?
1) RSVP to Facebook Friday here. *Required*
2) Purchase your ticket at the Facebook window in the Welcome Center of South Ridge Lodge on Friday. You'll be on the RSVP list.
3) Ski or ride all day.
4) Hit the Foggy Goggle (optional)

Remember, putting your name on the event wall or commenting on a post does not register you - you must click "I'm Attending" above.

12-6-11 Jay Peak Snow Report -3 Lifts & 3 Trails

Jay picked up 3-4" of new snow overnight, and it is currently still snowing. Forecaster's expect 1-3" to fall during the day today, with an additional 2-4" overnight into Tuesday.

The Jet Triple Chair, Sunkid Moving Carpet and Queen's Highway T-Bar all start spinning at 9:00 AM with last chair at 4 PM. Surface conditions will be Packed Powder/Loose Granular on our open trails, which consist of The Jet, Haynes, Chalet Meadows and Learning Area.

The Metro Quad and Flyer will be opening up on Tramside this Friday, as we will have both sides of the resort connected and a extensive trail network taking form. Trails such as, Upper Goat Run, Lower Quai, Queen's Highway, Perry Merrill and the Interstate will be among the trails added for the weekend. Stay tuned, because as natural snow increases, terrain will be opening at a rapid rate, and with every flake we get one step closer to glade skiing.

Early-season lift tickets right now are $39 for Adults and $29 for Juniors, plus a one time $5 fee for your very own J CARD (which allows you to reload tickets online and bypass ticket lines forevermore.)