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Snowboarding Proves a Boon for Taos

Snowboarding Proves a Boon for Taos
Far-away shots of snowboarders.
Since allowing boarders in 2008, the resort has seen visits climb. Who’s next?

 It was a risky move, one that soured many locals on their hometown hill. But when Taos opened its slopes to snowboarders four years ago this month, little did it know it would see skier—and boarder—visits climb to their highest numbers in a decade.

Ski Industry Recognizes Best Marketing, Guest Service Programs

National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) announced the winners of the 2008/09 Marketing and Guest Service Awards.

Photo: Mammoth Mountain

Lodging: Sugarbush, VT

With a long-overdue hotel at its base, a once-glam Vermont resort is looking up.

Who would have imagined that, five decades after its jetsetting vibe earned Sugarbush the sobriquet "Mascara Mountain" for all the A-list guests it attracted, this resort would seem a model of relative rusticity? Sugarbush, supplemented by doggedly independent Mad River Glen up the road, retains enough quirks to please retro-minded purists. But even stumpjumpers like a soft place to land, and what Sugarbush lacked was a full-service slopeside hotel. Cross that off the list.

Mount Snow VT is Open for the Season

News

It's been nearly ten years since Mount Snow has been able to say the following words so early in November: "We are open for skiing and riding.

Bread and Board

Features

Terrain trumps nightlife in the bucolic Mad River Valley, but the food and lodging hold their own.

Roamin' Holiday: A Pair to Remember

Travel East

Want to make a match? Start here.

Face Shot: Sandy Martin

Gear

Sandy Martin: possibly the world's smallest ski manufacturer.

Town and Country

Travel

A Boston couple, surprised with twins, trades city streets for a plot of trees above Sugarbush.

Fast Times at CVA: The Roster

Travel

Ski-intensive schools around the country

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