What’s New in 2017-2018 at your Pacific Northwest Ski Areas

Courtesy of the Pacific Northwest Ski Areas Association – On the heels of a fantastic 2016-2017 season in the Pacific ...
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Seniors Ski Free at 111 U.S. Resorts

Courtesy of SeniorsSkiing.com - Free skiing is available to people 65 and older this ski season at 111 resorts across ...
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What’s New at Utah Ski Resorts for the 2017-18 Season

Courtesy of Ski Utah – Much of what makes Utah's skiing so fantastic is the proximity of its 14 resorts ...
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The White Book of Ski Areas Selects Angry Gnome Media of Toronto and Envision Designs of Kansas City to Develop and Redesign WhiteBookSki.com

The White Book of Ski Areas has unveiled a completely redesigned website with a cutting edge look and more functionality ...
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Colorado Ski Country Member Resorts Announce New Investments and Events for 2017-18 Season

Courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA -  Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts will open for the 2017-18 ski ...
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Direct-to-Lift Access Ticketing and Other Major Capital Improvements Hit NH’s Slopes

Courtesy of Ski NH - When one thinks of the great outdoors, technology isn’t the first thing to come to ...
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Take a Run Down a World Pro Ski Tour Course with Racer Ryan Cochran-Siegle

By David Schissler - For many years my family was the importer of Head skis, Fischer skis, Raichle boots, and ...
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Beaver Creek, CO Replaces Original “Drink of Water” Fixed Grip Double with HSQ

https://www.facebook.com/beavercreek/videos/10159393027010635/ By David Schissler - Some of my favorite runs at Beaver Creek have been off of the Drink of ...
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Sugarloaf, ME Adds Cat Skiing for 2017-2018 Season

By David Schissler – This season Sugarloaf, Maine becomes one of only two mountains in the Northeast to offer cat ...
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Vermont Resorts Announce Improvements for 2017-2018 Season

By Chloe Elliott –Vermont’s resorts have been hard at work improving and expanding upon their resort offerings like season passes, ...
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Distraction or Augmentation? Adopting New Technologies on the Slopes

Story By Christian Cadera, illustration by Mike Roth - From its humble beginnings over 8,000 years ago when its inventor ...
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The White Book and Money Team Up Again

For the fourth consecutive year the White Book of Ski Areas is the official choice of Money magazine as the ...
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Skiing Magazine Ceases Print Publication. Good Bye Old Friend

By David Schissler – As a kid, I can remember the excitement I used to feel when the latest issue ...
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Summer Brings a Seismic Shift to the Ski Resort Landscape

By David Schissler – It seems as if every time I took my eyes off of the water this summer ...
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Cow Power And More: Killington’s Exemplary Sustainability Practices

By Roger Lohr - Ski areas in the U.S. continue to implement innovative energy conservation measures and environmental practices to ...
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The Time for Great Deals is Now. Get to Your Summer Ski Sale!

By David Schissler - In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to tell you I love Rodgers Ski & ...
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Nordic Walking – An Effective but Easy Exercise

By Roger Lohr - Nordic walking is a fitness activity that combines walking with specially designed poles to engage the ...
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The 2018 Ski Magazine Resort Survey is Out!

By David Schissler - Every few years I’m fortunate enough to receive the Ski Magazine Annual Resort Survey. The most ...
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The Mount Washington Auto Road is Open

By Roger Lohr - The Mt. Washington Auto Road began its 156th season on Saturday, April 29 for guests to ...
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Some Tips on How to Get Around Bretton Woods

By Roger Lohr – Bretton Woods is part of the Omni Mount Washington Resort at the southern base of the ...
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A Week to Get the Smile Off His Face

Story by Peter Hines, illustration by Mike Roth - I was one of the first people in the lift line at ...
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Lifts by the Numbers and Some Other Fun Facts

Ever wonder how many lifts there are in the US? How many gondolas? How many trams? Which are the longest? ...
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Wachusett Mountain, Where Family Management and Innovation Meet

The White Book was recently at Wachusett Mountain for its Annual Media Day. I always enjoy the visit to Wachusett ...
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Steamboat, Billy Kidd, Blue Skies, Powder. ‘Nough said.

According to the readers of Ski magazine and the Annual Top Resorts Survey, Steamboat lands at number 7 in the ...
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A “Butter” Day at Loon Mountain, NH

New England is well known for its changeable weather. After the latest big dump, we decided to head to Loon ...
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A Glimpse of Pico, VT

Here’s a glimpse of Pico, VT brought to you by videographer Peter Hines. On paper, Pico is about 100th in ...
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After 17 Years the World Pro Ski Tour is Reborn at Sunday River

Primary event sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, hosted several parties and let the vodka flow over the two-days of racing. It ...
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Arapahoe Basin’s “Beavers and Steep Gullies” Expansion Gets Green Light

By David Schissler - After a four-year approval process, the White River National Forest Service has given its blessing to ...
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The White Book of Ski Areas is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Picabo Sweet to its Staff

After extensive negotiations and great expense, the White Book of Ski Areas is very pleased to announce the addition of ...
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Waterville Valley Celebrates its 50th. Opens Green Peak!

By David Schissler - As the story goes, 50 years ago this year Mt Tecumseh became a ski area. 135 ...
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An Interview with Wayne Wong – How “hot-dogging” became Slopestyle and Big Air

https://youtu.be/oqRqpweIjfE Hall of Famer and freestyle skiing pioneer Wayne Wong recently sat down with me at Nashoba Valley to provide ...
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Wong and Fletcher Show How It’s Done

https://youtu.be/bDIz1ny9ruw Hall of Famer Wayne Wong and Olympian Pam Fletcher carve it up at Nashoba Valley. Fortunately for all of ...
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You Owe Yourself a Visit To Mt Tremblant

By David Schissler - I just returned from a fabulous week at Mt Tremblant, Quebec. If you haven’t been to ...
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Learn to Ski for FREE: A New Model to Attract First Timers

by Roger Lohr - Ragged Mountain’s “Mission Affordable” is a program model which breaks the cost barrier for people interested ...
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Best Trail at Schweitzer-Big-Timbe

Resort GMs Across U.S. Name Favorite Trail

By Martha Wilson Courtesey: Snocountry.com - Ropes are dropping on trails from California to Maine as snowstorms and snowmaking weather offer ...
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Dad and Ann at BW

Bretton Woods, the “Snowmass” of the East

Bretton Woods is a bit of a contradiction. It’s the largest ski resort in New Hampshire with 464 skiable acres ...
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US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2016

Courtesy of the US Ski & Snowboard Hall Of Fame: The US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will be inducting ...
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Crested Butte Ice Bar

A Trip to Crested Butte and Purgatory, CO with Mike Roth

Last season, 2 of my fellow ski writers, Peter and Phil, and I decided we were in need of a ...
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See What’s New in Vermont for the 2016-17 Season

Vermont’s resorts have been busy improving lodging, restaurants, lifts, off-slope amenities and hosting an historic event. Killington Resort Killington Resort ...
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Colorado Ski Country USA ready for the season

When it comes to improving the customer experience, Colorado resorts never rest. As a resident of Evergreen throughout the ‘90s ...
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Some New Lifts, a Mountain Coaster, and $millions in Improved Snow Making Efficiency has New Hampshire Ready

We recently received an improvements update on areas in NH from Jessyca Keeler of Ski New Hampshire, the statewide association ...
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What’s New for the 2016-17 Winter Season at Utah’s 14 Ski Resorts

Courtesy of Ski Utah Last year Utah earned a record-breaking season of 4.5 million visitors, outdoing our previous record by ...
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Steamboat, CO Upgrades Elkhead Chair from Fixed-Grip to High Speed Quad

Steamboat, has replaced the Elkhead fixed-grip chair in Priest Creek with a new Doppelmayr high-speed, detachable quad. The new HSQ ...
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Vail Mountain Replaces Sun Up Bowl Fixed Grip Triple with its 16th High Speed Quad

Not many lifts have construction delayed due to the annual elk-calving season but that’s what happened in Vail last summer ...
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Powder Mountain Announces Largest Expansion in US History

Some weeks ago I received a phone call from Paul Marshall, Director of Communications at Ski Utah. He asked me ...
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Northeastern Ski and Race Clubs Parade at Killington World Cup

A thousand young alpine ski racers from ski clubs all over the Northeast converged on Killington November 26th for the ...
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Mikaela Shiffrin Wins Killington SL and Drives Crowd Wild!

A Hollywood script couldn't improve on what happened at the  Audi FIS Women's World Cup Slalom in Killington. After a ...
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Mikaela Shiffrin Gives Back

Mikaela is a winner on and off the hill. She just won her 13th consecutive slalom and 21st win overall ...
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A Run Down Frenchman with Me at Keystone, CO

Last January, after the SIA show, I shot this video of Frenchman at Keystone on my GoPro . We had ...
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From Loveland to A-basin over Loveland Pass

Take a ride over Loveland Pass with the White Book of Ski Areas . If you've made this ride you'll ...
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Boston Ski Show 2017

Boston Ski Show Tramps

Couldn’t make it to the ski show this year? Check out this action and whet your appetite for carving, shredding, ...
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A Symphony of turns on Mozart at Keystone CO

While in Keystone last season I put my GoPro to work on Mozart, one of my favorite runs. Just make ...
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Big Air at Fenway Park

Last winter the USSA and the Boston Red Sox teamed up to host an official FIS Big Air event. They ...
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Vail Resorts Buys Whistler/Blackcomb!

When Vail Resorts bought Park City and connected it with The Canyons a couple of seasons ago they created the ...
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Grand Targhee Replaced the Blackfoot Chair

The Blackfoot double chairlift has been an iconic piece of Grand Targhee’s history since it was installed in 1974. It’s ...
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MT. Abram, ME Opens New Terrain, Adds Airless Snowmaking

This winter will bring the addition of 6 new trails to Mt. Abram in western Maine. The expansion adds two ...
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Getting ready for the slopes; downhill enthusiasts looking forward to the Denver & Boston Ski shows

Nothing gets me more motivated for another winter than the ski show. My good friends at BEWI Productions produce the ...
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The White Book of Ski Areas and Money Magazine Team Up Again for the Annual Best Places to Live Feature

For the third consecutive year the White Book of Ski Areas is the official choice of Money magazine as the ...
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NASJA selects 2016 Don A Metivier Golden Ski Award Winners

By Jim Gregory Photo: Ben Rithie and Cecily Decker, 2016 Golden Ski winners. Photo by Kathe Dillman (June 2016) Each season, ...
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I Love Going on a Cruise…at Keystone, CO

Photo: A peak at the top of Wild Irishman I always have a happy problem when I head to Denver ...
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Ski Industry Association Show Floor 2016

A Trip to the World’s Biggest “Ski Shop”

By David Schissler (February 2016) I hate trade shows. For years I’ve endured them as a necessary evil. The time, ...
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Some Tips on Where to Ski When Traveling in New York State

By Mike Roth (February 2016) I live in the Capital District of New York State, where I have the best ...
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Big Air Brings Big Fun To Fenway

Imagine a 14-story, 140-foot tower rising above the lights at Fenway Park with a ski slope and jump leading right ...
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Seniors, See Where You Can Ski For Free!

By David Schissler (Jan. 2016) Each season the National Ski Areas Association compiles data based on a survey of US ...
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Big Air Comes to Fenway in a Big Way

By David Schissler (Jan.2016) Imagine a 14-story, 140-foot tower rising above the lights at Fenway Park with a ski slope ...
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Boston Ski Show Duck Boat Parade Reaches Olympic Heights

By David Schissler (December 2015) Pam Fletcher recently invited Ann and me to ride in a duck boat  parade kicking ...
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There’s Fun and Value Waiting for You at a Ski Show

By David Schissler (November 2015) As I sit here looking out my window on Bass River, Cape Cod, I can ...
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Discover the Meccas of Cross Country Skiing

By Roger Lohr (November 2015) Ask the general public to name an alpine skiing “Mecca” — described as a location ...
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Some Very Cool Tech Advances Will Be On the Hill This Season

By David Schissler (October 2015) Alfred Boyadgis, founder of a Sydney, Australia based company called Forcite, is bringing the first ...
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The White Book of Ski Areas and Money Magazine Team Up Again for the 2015 Best Places to Live Feature

(October 2015) For the second consecutive year Moneymagazine has selected the White Book of Ski Areas (www.whitebookski.com) to provide ski ...
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It’s Been a Busy Summer Throughout North America. Here’s an “Executive Summary” for You

By David Schissler (August 2015) A recent article in the Aspen Times about the new Park City Mountain Resort, UT ...
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Snowboards in the Gondola

by Roger Lohr (September 2015) Hey riders, have you ever given much thought to whether or not you bring your ...
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The “Ski-Circus” Comes to the U.S.

By David Schissler (June 2015) Anyone who knows me understands that I’ve never been to a ski area I didn’t ...
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Gunstock is the Hub of Winter Activity in New Hampshire’s Lake Region

By David Schissler (April 2015)  New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee Region truly has it going on any time of year. In summer, ...
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It Is Still Winter At Killington

By Mike Roth (April 2015)  On Friday March 27th we took a trip to Killington for a ski day. The prospect ...
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Take a Vacation for a Day at Wachusett, MA

By David Schissler (March 2015)  Tom Meyers, Marketing Director at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA, is on a mission. No matter ...
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Are You Big Mountain Biased?

By David Schissler (March 2015) The marketing executive of a mid-sized ski area recently said to me “People are big mountain ...
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Sunapee’s New High Speed Sunbowl Quad Is Just The Beginning

By David Schissler (March 2015)  It was a long time coming this season but I finally made it to Mount Sunapee, ...
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Yawgoo Valley

By Dave Mongillo (March 2015)  And then there was only one. Until the mid- 80’s there were five ski areas in ...
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Stoneham, Le Massif & Mont Sainte-Anne…
Tres Bien


By David Schissler (February 2015)  While staying in Quebec City for Winter Carnival I skied its three most popular mountains: Stoneham, ...
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Powder Ridge Reborn

By Dave Mongillo (February 2015)  Almost three years ago I asked General Manager, Sean Hayes about the future of the venerable, ...
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A Lifetime of Achievement and a Day of Fun

By David Schissler (February 2015)  While at the NASJA Annual Meeting in Quebec, Al Fletcher, New England ski pioneer and founder ...
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Quebec City is the Jewel of Eastern Canada (Sorry Montreal)

By David Schissler (February 2015) There are plenty of hotels in Quebec but there’s only one Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. I ...
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Protect Our Winters (POW) Takes on Climate Change

By David Schissler (January 2015) If you have any doubt climate change is real, check out this video from NASA. It’s ...
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Making the Most of Holiday Skiing at Mount Snow, VT

By Mike Roth (January 2015)  In the past, I have avoided skiing during the holidays. The main reasons were long lift ...
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Snow Job


By David Schissler ( January 2015)  When I ride a lift, little makes me happier than looking down at acres and ...
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Lifts and Shuttles For Fun on Cross Country Skis

By Roger Lohr (December 2014)  When it comes to cross country (XC) skiing, the theory of what goes up must come ...
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The Skiing Weatherman and Glen Plake Make the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo

By David Schissler (December 2014)  While at the Boston Ski & Snowboard Expo I made the acquaintance of skiing weatherman Tim ...
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Beginners Ski and Board FREE On Select Days at Bromley, VT

By Mike Roth (December 2014)  If you are thinking of trying to ski or snowboard you can try it with no ...
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What a beginning to the 14-15 Season!

By David Schissler (November 2014)  It would appear a record-breaking summer for western mountain resorts is already having a positive effect ...
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Judge Rules in Favor of Alta, UT in Snowboarder Suit

By David Schissler (October 2014) Here’s a sign from firsttracksonline.com  that you won’t be seeing any time soon!  Last February the ...
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The White Book is Sole Provider of Ski Data for Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live Issue

(October 2014) Last Spring Money magazine selected The White Book of Ski Areas to be its sole source of ski related geographical data ...
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So-Long Summer. The Ski Show is Here!

By David Schissler (October 2014)  Every year, just when I begin to miss the beaches of Cape Cod and the zaniness ...
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Ski Magazine’s 2015 Resort Rankings Are Out

By David Schissler (September 2014) Being a resort guy, I love the annual rankings report. Each year I check to ...
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Beaver Creek, CO Replaces Centennial Lift With Combo Gondola/Chairlift

By David Schissler Photo By Austin Day (September 2014) I’ll never forget my first ride up the Centennial Express lift ...
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Sunapee, NH Announces New High-Speed Quad. Is Expansion Far Behind?

By David Schissler (August 2014) One of my favorite areas just made me and many of its’ devotees very happy ...
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Okemo, VT Installing First-in-North America Heated Six-Pack Bubble Chair

By David Schissler (August 2014) This December, visitors to Okemo can ride North America’s first and only high-speed, heated, six-person, ...
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Annual Golden Ski Award Presented at the New England Ski Museum

By David Schissler (June2014) Every year at the end of May the New England Ski Museum hosts a cocktail party ...
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Take a Trip Back through Time at the New England Ski Museum

By David Schissler (June 2014) Sitting just a stone’s throw from the base terminal of the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tram ...
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The White Book and Money Magazine Team Up for Annual Best Places to Live Feature

(May 2014) We’re very pleased to announce Money magazine has selected The White Book of Ski Areas to provide ski ...
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Killing it at Killington, VT

By David Schissler (April 2014) After a long absence, I recently returned to my skiing roots. When I was a ...
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Skiers with “Heart” and “Hip” Skiers

By David Schissler (April 2014) I’ve been an advocate of continuing to ski after joint replacement procedures since 2002. That’s ...
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Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing At Sundance Resort in Utah

By Roger Lohr (March 2014) Sundance Resort (800-892-1600, xc center is 801-223-4170) owned by Robert Redford and located in Sundance, ...
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Will Utah Become the Most “Connected” State in North America?

By Ann Schissler (March 2014) For many years dreamers have dreamt of being able to move from mountain to mountain ...
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“Managed” Avalanche Takes Out Chair at Crystal Mountain, WA

By David Schissler (March 2014) The High Campbell chairlift (chair 6) at Crystal Mountain is no more. Around 4:45 on ...
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Ski Sundown, CT

By Dave Mongillo (March 2014) After not having visited the mountain for at least four years, I met with some ...
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Powder Ridge, CT Lives Again!

By Dave Mongillo (February 2014) Like a Phoenix rising out of the ash, Powder Ridge has exploded back to life ...
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“Shark Tank” Meets Chair Lift at Mount Wachusett, MA

By David Schissler (February 2014) A rather unique event recently took place at Mount Wachusett. The third annual Mountain Meetup, ...
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Great Snow, Big Air, and a Quality Experience Await You at Mount Sunapee, NH

By David Schissler (February 2014) People love Mount Sunapee. You will, too. The area consistently provides a top quality experience ...
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Snowboarders Sue Alta for Access

By David Schissler (February 2014) To the best of my knowledge, Alta, Utah, Mad River Glen, Vermont, and Deer Valley, ...
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Pam Fletcher, Donna Weinbrecht, Dan Egan On Top US Prospects At the Winter Olympics

(January 2014) The White Book of Ski Areas is extremely proud to be teaming up with our good friend and ...
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Hurricane Sandy and the “Fiscal Cliff” Create Rough Start for Retailers

By George Schissler (December 2012) SnowSports Industries America (SIA) and Leisure TrendsGroup have released SIA Retail TRAK numbers for August ...
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The Canyons, Utah Hosts The Ultimate Mountain Experience – Private Days with a World Class Pro –

By David Schissler (December 2012) All right, so this isn't for everybody, but The Canyons has put together an impressive ...
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Mount Sunapee, NH Launches “Start Here” Learning Program

By David Schissler and Bruce McCloy, Mount Sunapee, NH (December 2012) Being a novice skier or snowboarder is not easy ...
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Powderhorn, Colorado Adds New Terrain

By David Schissler (December 2012) When Powderhorn Mountain Resort opens December 15th visitors will find three new trails: Sven’s Bend, ...
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Wachusett Mountain, MA Celebrates 50 Years of Operation

By David Schissler (December 2012) When skiing began at Wachusett back in the '30s, it was a long hike to ...
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Skier-Boarder Visits Up 11% Nationally for 2012/2013

By David Schissler (November 2013) According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), U.S. ski areas racked up 56.6 million ...
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Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo Rocked

By David Schissler (November 2013) I love the ski show. In two days I meet dozens of people, see dozens ...
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Waterville Valley, NH Gets “Green Light” for Green Peak Expansion

By David Schissler (November 2013) Last January we reported Waterville Valley Resort was pursuing its first ski trail expansion in ...
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Ski Magazine Announces 2014 Resort Rankings

By David Schissler (November 2013) I've always enjoyed the Annual Ski Magazine Resort Rankings. It's been sort of a "bucket ...
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New Study Tells Resort Operators More about You!

By David Schissler (November 2013) The Mountain Travel Symposium recently commissioned PhoCusWright, a New York based travel industry research group, ...
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Winter’s Breaking-Out All Over

By David Schissler (November 2013) No matter where you are, there are lifts turning near you. This is shaping up ...
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Loveland, CO Ski Area Opens For The 2013/2014 Season

By David Schissler (October 2013)  When I lived in Evergreen, CO some years ago, Loveland was my home mountain. It ...
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Want to Jump-start Your Excitement for the Coming Season?

By David Schissler (October 2013)  Loveland and A-Basin are open in Colorado. Killington is open in Vermont. Sunday River is open ...
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Killington, VT First in the East to Open, Again

By David Schissler (October 2013)  In itself, that's not news. Killington is almost always the first to open in the Northeast ...
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Snowbird, UT Installs New High Speed Quad, Adds Snowcat Area

By David Schissler (October 2013)  At a recent Ski Utah luncheon in Boston, I spoke at length with Emily Moench, Communications ...
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Utah to Host Multiple Olympic Qualifying Events Leading Up to 2014 Sochi Olympic Games

By David Schissler (October 2013)  Olympic aficionados will want to book a flight to Utah soon. The state will be hosting ...
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Sunday River, Maine Opens for Weekends

By David Schissler (October 2013)  Recent cold temps have made it possible for Sunday River to assemble an arsenal of snow ...
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Ragged Mt, NH Announces $1.8 Million for Expanded Learning Terrain, Tubing Park

By Stacey Lopes and David Schissler (October 2013)  Beginning skiers and boarders visiting Ragged Mountain this season will be treated to ...
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Red Mtn. and Rossland, BC Have Breakout Season

By David Schissler (September 2013) Last fall we reported that Red Mtn. added 1,000 acres of new terrain for the ...
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Vail, CO Replaces the Mountain Top Express Lift With a New High-Speed Six Pack

By David Schissler (September 2013) If you've ever been to Mid-Vail you're probably familiar with the Mountaintop Express quad, also ...
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Ski New Hampshire Areas Announce Improvements for ’13/’14 Season

By David Schissler (August 2013) As mentioned elsewhere, last season was the 5th best in New Hampshire's history. Thanks to ...
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Vail Resorts Invests $10 Million In Improvements at Mt. Brighton, MI

By David Schissler (August 2013) It's quite possible this is the biggest make-over in North America this year. It's certainly ...
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What are Winter Resort Operators Thinking this Summer?

By David Schissler (August 2013) Ski Area Management Magazine - www.saminfo.com, conducts surveys on its home page. They're not particularly ...
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Alpine Mountain, PA for Sale

By David Schissler (August 2013) According to the Pocono Record, Alpine Mountain in Analomink, Pennsylvania, in the Poconos, will be ...
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Black Mtn., ME and Mt. Sima, AK Face Closure

By David Schissler (August 2013) When I was a kid growing up in central Connecticut, skiing smaller local areas was ...
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New Hampshire Ski Areas Enjoy Fifth Best Ski Season on Record

By David Schissler (July 2013) New Hampshire's alpine ski areas recorded a total of 2,276,370 alpine skier and snowboarder visits ...
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Some of North America’s Best Known Resort Villages on the Block

By David Schissler (July 2013) According to a report in the Denver Post, CNL Lifestyle Co., a Florida real-estate investment ...
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Top Resorts Around The Globe

By David Schissler (July 2013) Can you name the most popular resort in the world? How about in North America? ...
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Breckenridge, CO Expanding on to Peak 6 for 2013/2014 Season

By David Schissler (July 2013) Vail Resorts has begun construction on 543 acres of new terrain in the Peak 6 ...
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White Book Publisher Elected to Eastern Ski Writers Assoc. Board of Directors

By David Schissler (March 2013) I'm pleased to announce that at its recent annual meeting at Windham Mountain, NY, the ...
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US Ski Team Legends Rock Windham, NY

By David Schissler (March 2013) During a recent visit to Windham Mountain, NY I was stoked to learn they were ...
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No, No Nanook!

By David Schissler (March 2013) I confess. When I was a student I and many of my friends would buy ...
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Traditional Camber Skis vs. Rockers – Conclusion

By David Schissler (March 2013) Followers of The White Blog know that all season long I've been on a mission ...
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Crested Butte, CO Produces New Master Plan

By George Schissler (February 2013) Colorado's Crested Butte Mountain Resort has submitted a new Master Development Plan to the U.S ...
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When Wong is Right! (That’s no typo!)

By David Schissler (February 2013) I recently had the pleasure and honor of spending a day at Nashoba Valley, MA ...
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Rocker vs. Traditional Cambered Skis

By David Schissler (February 2013) Ever ski a on pair of the new "rocker" skis? This latest ski design was ...
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Stevens Pass, WA Announces Capital Plans

By George Schissler (February 2013) Another Western ski resort has submitted a Master Development Plan for the consideration of the ...
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Saddleback Mountain, ME on the Block

By David Schissler (January 2013) Here's your chance to own a ski area in Maine. Just before Christmas the Berry ...
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Vail Resorts Acquires Afton Alps, MN and Mount Brighton, MI

By David Schissler (January 2013) Vail Resorts recently purchased two urban, family owned ski areas for a reported combined cost ...
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Granite Gorge, NH Facing Foreclosure

By David Schissler (January 2013) The details are scant, but Granite Gorge, outside of Keene, NH is facing a foreclosure ...
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Bridger Bowl, Montana Plans Major Lift Additions

By George Schissler (January 2013) Although it has put a total of $11 million into improvements during the past 17 ...
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Brian Head, UT Has New Ownership

By David Schissler (January 2013) On December 20th Brian Head Resort in southern Utah was purchased by a group called ...
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Waterville Valley, NH Proposes Expansion to Green Peak

By David Schissler (January 2013) After first tracks in fresh powder one of the things that excites me the most ...
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Whistler Blackcomb, BC Plans $18 Million Lift Upgrade

By George Schissler (January 2013) The latest announcement from our friends at Ski Area Management (SAM) informs us that the ...
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Bear Valley, CA Development Plan Passes Key Test

By George Schissler (January 2013) Persistence and patience have finally paid off for Bear Valley Resort in California with the ...
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Snowboarding in Decline

By George Schissler (November 2012)  A report by Nate Fristoe, Director RRC Associates begins "Today there is every indication the ...
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Sugarloaf Soon to be Largest Ski Resort East of the Rockies

By David Schissler with Ethan Austin, Sugarloaf, ME (November 2012) As I recently learned at the Boston Ski and Snowboard Expo; ...
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Snowbird Replaces Little Cloud Double with New High-Speed Quad

By David Schissler (November 2012) Another one of North America's perennial top 50 resorts has become even better. Last Summer ...
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Gondola Replaces Vista Bahn Express Quad in Vail Village

By David Schissler (November 2012)  If you've ever been to Vail you know the Vista Bahn high-speed quad has been ...
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Mad River Glen, VT Earns Unique Distinction

By David Schissler and Eric Friedman, Mad River Glen, VT (November 2012)  Not many ski areas can claim the longevity, or ...
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Cannon Mt, NH Tramway Marks 75th Year for First Passenger Tram in North America

By David Schissler (September 2012) As a skier growing up in New England I've always had a deep respect for ...
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SIA Snow Sports Participation Report Calories Burned & New England Drinking …

By George Schissler (August 2012) For many of us it may be a bit too early to seriously think about ...
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Powder Ridge Ski Area Has New Owners 2012-2013 Season Uncertain

By David Schissler (September 2012) Skiers and boarders in Middlefield Connecticut are pleased to learn that after a 6 year ...
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Jackson Hole Broadens Experience for Intermediates with New High Speed Quad and Expanded Blue Terrain

By David Schissler (September 2012) Long known as one of the most challenging mountains in North America Jackson Hole was ...
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National Ski Area Association Promoting Safety on All Fronts

By David Schissler (September 2012) In a recent conversation with Troy Hawks of the NSAA I learned of four things ...
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Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort Replaces 30-Year Old Double with New Quad, Adds Seven New Trails

By David Schissler (September 2012) Get off the strip and onto your boards! Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, yes ...
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Crotched Mountain, NH Adds It’s First High Speed Quad

By David Schissler (September 2012) As a long time resident of Peterborough, NH I was a season pass holder at ...
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Jay Peak Buys Burke Mountain Resorts Announce Capital Improvements New Combination Season Passes for 2012-2013 Season

(September 2012) Jay Peak President Bill Stenger, who along with business partner Ari Quiros purchased Burke Mountain in May, said ...
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Ski Industry Heavyweight Bernie Weichsel to be Honored

By George Schissler (September 2012) Bernie Weichsel, of Wayland, Massachusetts, founder of BEWI Productions, longtime corporate member of the North ...
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Okemo Adds Three New Glades for Intermediates

By David Schissler (September 2012) Okemo has always had some of the best blue cruisers in the Northeast. This season, ...
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Deer Valley Determined to Stay #1 in North America with $8 Million in Improvements for 2012/13 Season

By David Schissler (September, 2012) In its early years, Deer Valley was sometimes called "a real estate development with skiing" ...
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