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Plan Your Weekend for New England Skiing

by Kirsten Dobroth | February 17, 2016

In honor of the Polartec Big Air event held at Fenway Park in Boston last week, I’ve decided to dedicate this post to the East Coast, which has been having a tough and tumultuous Winter. Although a late start to the snowy season pushed back countless resort openings, and a recent arctic like blast dropped temperatures low enough to force some resorts to stop spinning the lifts, the resilient people of New England always seem to find a way to slide down something snowy, or at least show up at Fenway to watch incredible acrobatic skiing and snowboarding displays. Keep your fingers crossed for this weekend, and head up North for what could be some perfect, bluebird groomer days to get your fix of New England skiing.
Recent temperature fluctuations have no doubt left East coast skiers and snowboarders scratching their heads and muttering, “Only in New England…” as the bone chilling cold of negative temperatures has given way to above freezing temps. However, according to Opensnow’s New England forecast, a few inches of accumulation should scatter the area, mostly in Northern Vermont and New Hampshire, and Western Maine, with temperatures dipping below freezing to keep things cold. In particular, early next week should see a storm leave a few inches across New England, with the tail end of it dropping more snow across Vermont and New York.
Plan Your Weekend
Resorts across the area have a a full weekend of activities planned for visitors looking to get the most out of a day on the slopes. Check out some of the itineraries for this weekend (February 20-21) from a couple of New England’s popular ski resorts.
On top of multiple music venues hosting different artists throughout the weekend, Killington Resort is hosting some exciting camps to keep guests’ skills in tip top shape. Explore the Beast Ski Camp with Dan Egan will push skiers and riders to test their abilities, and learn some tactics for attempting the next level of their skiing and riding progression. Olympian Chelsea Marshall will be on hand to host a kid’s race camp, and offer tips to the next generation of racers. As for the ladies, don’t miss legendary bump skier Donna Weinbrecht’s women’s only camp.
Point it at Mt. Sunapee’s TGIF Racing League, running every Friday evening through March 25th. Open to the public, the dual slalom recreation league is a fun team activity.
Keep that gog tan fresh, and head to GetSkiTickets for deals on lift tickets for New England skiing.

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