> To commemorate its 50th anniversary, Sugarloaf USA has begun giving away 50 Sugarloaf Golden Tickets. Each winning ticket leads to a prize ranging from free skis to a season pass to a surprise grand prize being given away with Golden Ticket number 50. You must register at www.sugarloaf.com to be eligible to win.
> How to beat the high cost of daily lift tickets: Mount Snow's Midweek Madness Card, $99 through the end of the season, allows the bearer to purchase $27.50 daily nonholiday midweek tickets.
> A bit of Eastern trivia... Which Eastern ski area was the first to permit snowboarding? Ready for this? Cannon Mountain.