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Vermont lift ticket discounts and deals for 2014 - 2015. More discounts = more skiing!

Updated December 10, 2014 Here’s the way we see it: The more lift ticket discounts you find, the more skiing you can do! We’re here to help with the search as we’ve scoured the Web to find some of the best lift ticket deals at Vermont ski resorts! With this blog post, we report on frequent skier cards, special discount skiing days, Vermont resident lift ticket deals, and the like. It does not cover season passes — so if you are going to ski for eight or more days at a...[Read more]

Friday, October 31, 2014 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Cochran's, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

Mad River Glen: Spring ski it while you can!

Bright sun and softening snow greeted us at Mad River Glen ski area in Fayston, Vermont, this morning. We did not rush out the door to get there when the lifts opened because we knew the snow would have to soften up a bit in order to be edgeable and enjoyable. We loaded the Single Chair for the first time at about 10:30 a.m. and on that first run we stuck to the groomed Catamount trail — enjoying gorgeous scenery along the way. From the top of the Single Chair (at 3,644...[Read more]

Sunday, April 6, 2014 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Spring skiing

Lots of friends—and their valentines—on a powder day at Mad River Glen

You know the saying—no friends on a powder day. Well, while the SkiMaven was in Colorado, the Skimeister and friends traveled through a classic Valentine's Day blizzard to share Mad River Glen on an epic Vermont powder day. Despite 30-minute lift lines for the single chair, we got in all the fresh turns that our quads and knees could handle! The big draw was of course all the fresh snow (16" - 20"), but a Valentine's Day "Kiss Your Honey" lift ticket...[Read more]

Saturday, February 15, 2014 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Ticket discounts

More ski areas opening this weekend, and sounds like snow!

Mount Snow, Vermont

We should reach a total of 14 open ski resorts in Vermont this weekend. Bolton Valley and Middlebury Snow Bowl open today (Friday) and Pico opens to passholders today. Pico's public opening is Saturday and they have a good ticket deal this weekend. (See our Vermont ticket deals list.) Burke Mountain opens Saturday, and Magic Mountain hopes to do the same if they can lay down enough snowmaking. As for the natural-snow-dependent Mad River Glen,...[Read more]

Friday, December 13, 2013 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Burke, Mad River Glen, Magic, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Pico

When do Vermont ski resorts open?

Snowmaking at Okemo, Vermont

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2014-2015 OPENING DATES!>> Updated 12/17/13 For the 2013-2014 ski season in Vermont, here's a list of opening dates. These may change according to weather patterns, of course! Visit our Vermont Ski Resorts page for direct links to snow reports. Photo of snow on November 11 at Sugarbush and its access road. Photo from Sugarbush. Opening Dates in Vermont  Killington Resort: Currently openOkemo Mountain Resort: Currently...[Read more]

Thursday, November 7, 2013 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Fall & Early season, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch

Springtime rituals include Easter sunrise services (and first tracks!) & egg hunts

A pastor skis downhill with his guitar.

Easter is hopping closer! This year it falls on Sunday, March 31. Vermont ski resorts often have Easter-themed events to get families out on the snow. Some ski areas also hold mountain-top sunrise services, where you can get some first tracks after the service. Call or visit the ski resort websites to confirm that the details haven't changed! Stowe Mountain Resort: Easter Sunrise Service & Easter Egg Hunt A non-denominational service atop Mt. Mansfield. Free...[Read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Magic, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch

Surprise snow!

I think the snow that fell in the last day and a half was a bit of a surprise for Vermont ski areas. A welcome surprise, of course! Ski resorts are reporting a couple of inches of new snow to nearly 10 inches atop a couple northern Vermont peaks. Nice. Nordic ski centers also picked up snow in places like Stowe, where they report 2 - 5 inches. Check out our links to Vermont resort snow conditions. While it's sunny this morning, look for snow to move in this afternoon and evening. The...[Read more]

Friday, March 15, 2013 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Cross-country skiing, Mad River Glen

Cool rime and fun runs at Mad River Glen today

I took to the slopes of Mad River Glen today after the mountains in the Mad River Valley—and in other high spots around the state—received up to 30 inches of new snow this week. (It just kept snowing!) Check out my photos from the day. The mountain was 100 percent open and it was stuck in a cloud with occasional light snow. I was amazed at what the dampness did to the trees — I saw some very cool rime formations on branches! The snow was not the light, fluffy...[Read more]

Friday, March 1, 2013 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen

Back on the trails & Single Chair at Mad River Glen!

“Ski it if you can?” Well, OK, I will! Especially since Mad River Glen has a bunch of snow right now! Today the groomers at Mad River Glen featured wonderful packed powder (yes, the ski area does groom some of its easier runs). The ungroomed trails were typically bumped up, and the glades and woods were quite snowy with some natural obstacles here a there to avoid. I'm pretty good at picking my way down while avoiding most rock and grass...[Read more]

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Mad River Glen

2012 – 2013 Vermont lift ticket discounts and ski ticket deals for Vermont residents and our friends everywhere!

Lift ticket discounts in Vermont

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2014 - 2015 VERMONT TICKET DEALS POST!>> Updated 3/15/2013 Finding the best lift ticket values takes a little bit of poking around. We’re here to help as we’ve scoured the Internet to find some of the best lift ticket deals at Vermont ski resorts! This list covers Vermont frequent skier cards, special discount skiing days, Vermont resident lift ticket deals, and the like. It does not cover season passes — so if you are going to ski for eight or...[Read more]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Filed in: Bromley, Killington, Mad River Glen, Magic, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

Early October snow atop Vermont's high peaks

October snow at Mad River Glen, Vermont

The National Weather Services is reporting up to 3.5 inches of snow on Vermont's high peaks! They say snow was confined to above 3,000 feet of elevation or so. Photos are coming in from Vermont's ski resorts — some showcasing a mix of colorful fall foliage and fresh snow. Here are links to a few shots around the Web.  Anyone else feeling like winter is really just around the corner now?!?! Photo courtesy of Mad River Glen ski area's Facebook page. Some...[Read more]

Monday, October 8, 2012 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Fall & Early season, Killington, Mad River Glen, Stratton, Sugarbush

Vermont 2012-2013 season pass deal deadlines are approaching

Skiing at Jay Peak Resort.

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 POST ABOUT SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINES!>> Updated 10/31/12 It’s mid-August and the summer in Vermont has been mighty fine, but many a skier and rider are already thinking about where they will ski this winter. Season passes are just one of the ways you can save some dough on the Vermont slopes. But, you have to estimate how many days you will ski at a resort to see if the math works out to your advantage. Frequent skier cards, Vermonter lift...[Read more]

Thursday, August 16, 2012 Filed in: Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Season pass, Smugglers' Notch, Stratton, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

With whacked-out, summer temperatures, the season is winding down

Vermont has experienced summer-like temperatures over the last week. We've been wearing shorts and t-shirts. The sun has shone brightly as well, and while this makes for lovely weather to recreate in, it hasn't been kind to the snow. Some ski resorts have thrown in the towel for the season, while some others will call it quits this weekend. Some mention that bare spots can be encountered any time and walking may be required at the top and bottom of trails. Others mention that...[Read more]

Friday, March 23, 2012 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Pico, Smugglers' Notch, Spring skiing

More snowy surprises for central and northern Vermont

Ski resorts in the northern and central parts of Vermont picked up another round of unexpectedly high snowfall yesterday. Depending on location, it was on the order of 6 to 12 inches of snow! (Check the snow reports on our Vermont Ski Resorts page for details.) Base areas first experienced some rain and then it changed to snow as the temperatures dropped through the day and, well, it just kept snowing! Today we have cold temperatures that are surely helping with snowmaking, as...[Read more]

Thursday, December 29, 2011 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Cross-country skiing, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Pico, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush

More snowmaking & more ski areas coming online as we reach the holidays

Making snow high atop Smugglers' Notch ski resort in Vermont

Boy there’s a lot of snowmaking going on lately! Seems like the ski resorts are opening new terrain every few days or — in some cases — every day! Stowe Mountain Resort reported that it set a new record: “We had over 130 snowguns running continuously this past weekend.” And I saw the snowguns in action on the petite Cochran’s ski area this weekend. All the ski resorts are talking up their snowmaking “firepower” and respect for their hard-working snowmaking teams. (A...[Read more]

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Cochran's, Craftsbury, Cross-country skiing, Mad River Glen, Magic, Northeast Slopes, Stowe, Suicide Six, Trapp Family Lodge

Vermont ski ticket deals, discount lift tickets for 2011 - 2012 for Vermont residents and all skiers & riders!

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2014 - 2015 POST ABOUT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Updated 3/5/2012 When it comes to the 2011 - 2012 ski season, are you wondering what’s new for lift ticket discounts in Vermont? We’ve been compiling our annual list of what we think are some of the better lift ticket deals and promotions so that you can start shopping around. As usual, we’ll update this blog post as new ticket discounts are announced throughout the fall...[Read more]

Friday, October 21, 2011 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

Deadlines, deadlines … Early bird often gets best Vermont season pass deals

Burke Mountain in Vermont.

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> Hello skiers, in case you haven’t noticed: It’s nearly fall! It’s time for county fairs, back-to-school sales, and now season pass deal deadlines! Some Vermont ski resorts have early-bird deals on season passes and often the deadlines roll through the fall – with the best deals for those willing to make their investment early on. Nowadays, online purchasing allows you to get the pass you want without driving to...[Read more]

Sunday, August 28, 2011 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Season pass, Smugglers' Notch, Stratton, Ticket discounts

Big March snowstorm in northern Vermont

The snowstorm that is currently hitting Vermont has been most ferocious in the northern part of the Green Mountains. (It's about time! Several of the storms this season favored southern Vermont!) Here's what Vermont ski resorts are reporting for snowfalls via social media as of 7 and 8 am Monday morning. And it's still snowing in northern Vermont. Note: Check with the resort before you drive there. Some are indicating late openings or ice (southern Vermont) and weather-affected lift...[Read more]

Monday, March 7, 2011 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Backcountry skiing, Bolton Valley, Cross-country skiing, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch, Sugarbush

Catamount Trail skiing & a stay at a farmhouse inn in Waitsfield, Vermont

The end point: the snowy Lincoln Gap Road.

The sprawling farmhouse that is the Inn at Lareau Farm.

Located in Waitsfield, Vermont, it's handy to Sugarbush & Mad River Glen.

It's also close to Ole's and Blueberry Lake nordic centers.

The fun and funky American Flatbread restaurant.

Flatbread baked in a woodfired oven.

Breakfast time at the Inn at Lareau Farm.

Our room.

Yankee Magazine calls the inn a "Best Bargain for Low-Cost Comfort."

Catamount Trail Light snow fell most of the weekend in Vermont's Mad River Valley and on the other side of the Green Mountains, where I was skiing section 17 of the Catamount Trail. As our group skied the 10-mile section of this backcountry trail on Saturday, the fluffy snow created a featherbed effect along the trail. This section starts on the Natural Turnpike in Ripton, Vermont, and snakes its way to Lincoln Gap in Lincoln. We skied north, following the western edge of the Green Mountains....[Read more]

Monday, January 31, 2011 Filed in: Backcountry skiing, Blueberry Lake, Catamount Trail, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Ole's, Sugarbush

Single chair rides and powder turns at Vermont's Mad River Glen

Mad River Glen skiers were happy campers today. The ski area was able to reopen the Single Chair due to the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow yesterday. I skied MRG for half a day today and had fun in the powder! Because Mad River does not really do snowmaking, the trails do not currently have a real base of snow/ice—and they make this clear in their snow report. This means that in some areas of a trail, I could see that the wind had scoured away the light powder of the last two...[Read more]

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Mad River Glen

A truly white Christmas

We've had snow in Vermont — and some ski areas are reporting up to eight inches over last night alone. It's going to be a white Christmas. Mad River Glen opens tomorrow with the help of the snowfall this week. MRG skiers will be chomping at the bit to get on the single chair. Check out our Vermont Ski Resorts page to link directly to the resort snow reports around the state. I'm hitting the slopes somewhere on Friday. In northern Vermont we're expecting partly sunny/partly cloudy...[Read more]

Thursday, December 23, 2010 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Mad River Glen

A variety of yummy skiing news this week

Oh, you lucky, lucky Mount Snow skiers! You get to fuel up on my favorite coffee any day of the week — slopeside! Mount Snow and Vermont Coffee Company announced they have opened a café at the ski resort. Vermont Coffee is roasted in Middlebury, Vermont, and the Skimaven ski blog is basically powered by their yummy Dark Roast. Not only does the coffee taste delicious, but it's fair trade and organic. I know — almost too good to be true! Other tasty news this week is that Mad River Glen is...[Read more]

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Ticket discounts

New snow and skiing deals in Vermont

Have you seen our list of Vermont lift ticket deals? If you are heading to the slopes in the next few days (and you really should), you may want to check it out. You can find a deal as low as $15 during the midweek days leading up to Christmas! We can now welcome Burke Mountain, Cochran's, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Pico Mountain, Suicide Six and Magic Mountain to the list of Vermont's ski areas that are open for business. So many choices. Mad River Glen is still looking for a bit more of a base on...[Read more]

Friday, December 17, 2010 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Burke, Cochran's, Mad River Glen, Magic, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Pico, Suicide Six, Ticket discounts

Vermont's mountains to get first snow this weekend?

Are you ready for this? The National Weather Service reports that the higher peaks in Vermont may receive a few inches of snow, which may start falling on Friday! Check out the mountain forecast here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/btv/mountain/ The mountain forecast page is valid for peaks over 3,000 feet. On that site you'll also see a map with what they are calling a "mountain point" forecast. It's still in test mode, but seems to work pretty well. You can click to keep track of what's happening...[Read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2010 Filed in: Ascutney, Fall & Early season, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mt. Mansfield, Sugarbush

2010 – 2011 Season pass discount deadlines for Vermont ski resorts

Think snow!!! Skiing the trees at Jay Peak.

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2012-2012 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> Updated 9/1/2010 It’s inching closer to Labor Day, school time and the colors of fall — and it’s time to think about season pass discounts! Here are important deadlines to keep in mind while you decide what Vermont ski resorts you might ski this winter, and whether a season pass is a good deal for you. (Do the math!) The earliest discount deadlines are between August 30 and Labor Day! Some resorts are...[Read more]

Friday, August 20, 2010 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Cochran's, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Magic

Bumped up and singled out at Mad River Glen

Bumps were the order of the day at Mad River Glen today. Soft bumps and smushed snow in between them. It was a fun day to play in the moguls. There was great coverage at Mad River today after the big storm this week. But it wasn't light Utah snow — more like Sierra cement. You really had to ski where others had skied. In order to ski the crud on the sides of the trail you had to do jumping turns. So I was not skiing in the woods today, that's for sure. The sun was out when my friends and I...[Read more]

Friday, February 26, 2010 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen

Surprise snowfall in northern Vermont mountains

New snow in northern Vermont, including Jay Peak

Well surprise, surprise! Northern Vermont ski resorts are reporting up to 12 inches of snow has fallen on their slopes in the last 24 hours. Yippee! We knew there was going to be light snow this week, but this is much more than expected. Thank you, Mother Nature, for exceeding our expectations on this one! Check out Vermont ski resort conditions here. Photo courtesy of Jay Peak Resort.[Read more]

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Mt. Mansfield, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush

Killington to open again; and 10 scary ski trails

Killington resumes its sporadic early-season skiing on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14. Sunday’s operational status is on hold pending weather and snow conditions. An interesting top-10 list was released recently: the World's Scariest Ski Slopes. Vermont actually made the list three times with Goat at Stowe; Black Hole at Smugglers' Notch; and Paradise at Mad River Glen. I've skied two out of the three. How 'bout you? Here's a link to the list with pictures and video.[Read more]

Thursday, November 12, 2009 Filed in: Fall & Early season, Killington, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe

Vermont lift ticket discounts, skiing deals in 2009 & 2010 for Vermont residents and everyone!

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2014 - 2015 POST ABOUT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> I've been scouring the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and more for you (you can thank me later) in search of the best Vermont ski ticket discounts. These are some of the best skiing deals for my fellow Vermonters and our out-of-state friends, too. Double check on the details before you drive to the ski resort! And don't forget your ID if you want to cash in on a Vermonter ski discount. When I...[Read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

More early snow on Vermont's mountains and ski resorts

More early snow on Vermont's mountains and resorts

Vermont ski resorts reported a couple of inches of fresh snow on their peaks this morning. When I went to check out the Mad River Glen Web cam at 9:15, I spotted this lone skier climbing to earn some very early turns! What timing! Killington is also reporting that they started snowmaking for the season. In some areas, the snow is making an artsy statement as it covers some very bright foliage of orange, red and yellow. I'm so glad I hiked Camel's Hump yesterday before the snow came down....[Read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Filed in: Fall & Early season, Killington, Mad River Glen

First snow in mountains of Vermont!

The rumors are true; we've had our first snowflakes fall on Vermont mountaintops! Twitter and Facebook are all a-twitter with excited skiers commenting on photos from their favorite Vermont ski resorts. Here are links to a few photos to get you psyched up, too. Smugglers' Notch first snowJay PeakMad River GlenStowe snowKillington (video) Remember, there are more ski swaps this weekend. See my Vermont ski swap post for the schedule. Photo courtesy of Jay Peak Ski Resort.[Read more]

Thursday, October 1, 2009 Filed in: Fall & Early season, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch

Vermont season pass deals: Seize best deals on ski passes and discount programs in early fall

Vermont ski resorts offer variety of season pass deals

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> I’m sitting at my computer in a tank top and shorts, sipping a half-and-half (half lemonade and half iced tea). At the same time I’m fretting over the upcoming deadlines for season pass discounts and frequent skier programs at Vermont ski resorts. This summer has zoomed by much too fast, and now we’re already planning our ski season. It’s a darn good thing that I love winter! Many Vermont ski resorts...[Read more]

Thursday, August 13, 2009 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Season pass, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

St. Patrick's Day ski deals and Smugglers' Notch in winter

On Sunday I went to see if there was any snow at the Smugglers' Notch cross-country center. Nope. None. Nada. The sun had melted many areas and what little was left was all ice. For some reason the attendant at the nordic center didn't realize that there wasn't enough snow to cross-country ski on. They were renting snowshoes, which weren't really needed either; you could just walk the trails in some decent boots. The Smuggs Web site also made it seem like there was plenty of skiing there. I...[Read more]

Monday, March 16, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Cross-country skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Spring skiing, Stowe, Ticket discounts

Good skiing and bright sun at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, today

Today was a gorgeous day to be on the slopes in Vermont. The Skimeister and I bought the Bash Badge Plus at Smugglers' Notch this season, which gives you free early- and late-season skiing (and $25 tickets in between), so we rearranged our work to hit the mountain for part of the day—sans credit card. There is still a lot of snow up there. The snowfall from a couple of days ago still clung to the shady side of trees, and the snow was still rather soft to ski through in glades that do not get...[Read more]

Thursday, March 5, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch, Ticket discounts

Cold temps, snow in Vermont got me thinking about Mr. Bentley and his snowflakes

A Snowflake Bentley flake

This week the temperatures have been dropping, making for some great snowmaking weather and natural flakes falling from the sky. The temperature in Jericho, Vermont, has dropped to 10 degrees (F) today from a high of 56 degrees three days ago! The northern mountains here in Vermont received varying amounts of new snow. Jay Peak Resort reports they have received 9 inches in the last 48 hours while further south, Bolton Valley is reporting 3 inches of new snow. Mad River Glen is waiting for a...[Read more]

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch

Ski ticket discounts for Vermonters (and Vermont-resident-wanna-be's)

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2012 - 2013 POST ABOUT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Updated 3/13/2009 2008-2009 Season Deals I've compiled a list of Vermont ski ticket discounts. That's right, these are some of the best skiing deals for you Vermonters and flatlanders. Here in Vermont, we have to get something for suffering through lower-than-average paychecks and higher-than-average housing prices! Some of these deals require that you show proof of Vermont residency, while most...[Read more]

Monday, November 17, 2008 Filed in: Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Mad River Glen, Magic, Mount Snow, Okemo, Pico, Stowe, Ticket discounts

College season passes in Vermont make me want to hit the books again!

College-aged skiers and riders take to the mountains of northern Vermont.

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEADLINE INFO>> Did you know Vermont has more colleges per capita than any other state? It's true. And all those students are now cramming for one of the most important assignments they will have this year: selecting a season pass from a range of college ski pass deals. Here in northern Vermont, St. Michael's College students actually receive season passes to Smugglers' Notch as part of their tuition packages. Regularly Smuggs sells...[Read more]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Season pass, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe

Ski Vermont 3 Pass is a Vermont ski ticket discount to consider

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2014 - 2015 POST ABOUT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Ski Vermont, an advocate for the Green Mountain State's ski industry, is offering a limited number of Ski Vermont 3 Passes and Ski Vermont 5 Passes for the coming ski season. I've never bought one, but here's the scoop: You can purchase this pass now and ski at three different Vermont resorts during non-peak days this winter. The participating ski resorts are: Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke,...[Read more]

Thursday, October 9, 2008 Filed in: Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Killington, Mad River Glen, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

Late summer/early fall deals on Vermont ski discount cards and season passes

Ah, nearly Labor Day. It's about time to lock in to the best deals available on season passes and skiing discount cards in Vermont. The Skimeister and I are planning to ski around Vermont resorts and the backcountry a lot this winter, but we also want to ski Smugglers' Notch at least eight times or so, so we looked into the the Bash Badge Plus. The best price is had when you bag the badge before Labor Day. This discount card allows the holder to buy $25 ski tickets during the season. The...[Read more]

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Burke, Cochran's, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Season pass, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush

Hey all you skiers and riders, the snow is back!

There's snow in them hills!

Don't you love it when the National Weather Service reports:   ...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONAL HEAVY SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH COUNTRY... It's been snowing this week and things are looking white and beautiful again in the Burlington, Vermont, area. The mountains have received several inches of snow over the last few days. Yee-hah! Burke Mountain Resort sent out a Powder Alert on Wednesday, encouraging people to play hooky from work. Would have loved to, but...[Read more]

Thursday, February 7, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Burke, Catamount Nordic, Cross-country skiing, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Ticket discounts

Snow envy

Snorkeling at the Beav'

If those twits at Heavenly, Vail and Beaver Creek send me one more e-mail ... Their multimillion-dollar marketing machine keeps sending me mouth-watering photos of the three to 10 feet (that is not a typo) of snow that has piled up on their totally fabulous resorts in the last week. A photo in a Beaver Creek, Colo., e-mail even showed a skier (or what you could see of him) with a snorkel. Please don't laugh, it just encourages them. Normally, this would not phase me, but we've been...[Read more]

Friday, January 11, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bolton Valley, Burke, Catamount Nordic, Craftsbury, Cross-country skiing, Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Stowe, Western skiing

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