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Baby, its cold outside...

Posted by Heather Burke  January 16, 2012 09:24 AM

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So those snow dances finally worked. New England ski resorts saw significant snow in the past several days, and winter has arrived with more seasonal temperatures. Can you say brrrr?

The combo of cold temps and real snow has allowed ski resorts to make snow and drop ropes on more trails. Mad River Glen, Sugarbush, Stowe, Smugglers and Jay Peak got over a foot of snow over the weekend. Sunday River and Killington are both skiing on over 400 acres on all peaks. Stowe has 95% of their terrain open, and Loon has 82%, a significant increase since just last week. Even smaller ski areas like King Pine and Pat’s Peak in New Hampshire have managed to open 100% of their terrain.

Yes, it’s cold and blustery, so bundle up, wear lots of layers, and be sure to protect that face from frostbite. But go ski while winter is here.

Photo of Sugarbush skiing by Greg Burke

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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.

Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at and


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