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Well, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find information and views about Vermont skiing and riding, powder dumps, Vermont ski resort reviews, first-person snow reports and photos, ski travel and all-around snow culture tidbits from a couple of skiing enthusiasts. We don't work in the ski industry, so what you read in this ski blog is from people who just love to get out on the snow! This skiing blog covers alpine, backcountry and cross-country skiing in Vermont and beyond!

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Skier makes a turn through the trees

Back on snow after emerging from the deep freeze

Posted 2/6/23

We stayed in and worked while the wind whipped up scary wind chill numbers on Friday and Saturday. By Sunday morning, we were chomping at the bit to be back on snow. We enjoyed a nice ski tour in the…

Skier moves through the snowy woods

Thankful for playing in the snow!

Posted 1/30/23

Hasn't it been great to have winter again? We've been enjoying getting out into the snowy woods for ski tours. It's so pretty! Hope you've been getting on the snow, too!

Quad chairlift ascends during a snowy day

A snowy afternoon of soft turns!

Posted 1/26/23

Just a few photos of an afternoon riding the quad at Bolton Valley Resort in northern Vermont. The snow kept falling through the day and I found some fun, rather deep snow. The ski area reported…

Ski racing on a ski slope

With new snow, Vermont ski areas have a busy Saturday

Posted 1/21/23

Busy, busy, busy! It was so busy at Vermont ski areas today that you might think people hadn't skied in fresh snow for a while or something! Thank goodness for some snow on Thursday night and…

Snowy trees and a snowy ski trail

“Early season” conditions on the Nordic trails and temps are staying cold

Posted 1/16/23

Here are a few shots from my Monday morning Nordic ski up at Bolton Valley's cross-country trail network. It looked more and more wintry as I drove up to the 1,800-foot base area. I enjoyed skiing…

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Intricate snowflake photo by Snowflake Bentley

A few new snowflakes on Vermont slopes, and Snowflake Bentley snowflakes online

Posted 1/7/23

It's Saturday morning and I'm encouraged to see that some ski areas got a couple of inches of snow — especially in southern and eastern Vermont. It's been tough waiting on cold temperatures and…


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Looking down at a pair of red skis crossing a partially frozen stream

Snow, water, mice and moose tracks

Posted 12/26/22

The Skimeister and I took advantage of the long holiday weekend to explore the snow conditions in the woods in Bolton, Vermont. Between 1,400 and 1,800 feet in elevation, we came across about five to…

Skiers on a rather wide, snowy slope

Wild weather and some holiday magic

Posted 12/24/22

We had some wild weather on the Friday before Christmas (December 23). Luckily, most Vermont ski areas got a few inches or more of snow at the back end of the storm. Many ski areas are saying they…

Big cloud of snowmaking at Killington ski area

Winter starts now! Vermont ski resorts start to open for 2022 - 2023 season.

Posted 11/17/22

UPDATE ON 11/23/2022: Give thanks! More Vermont ski areas are opening for Thanksgiving weekend! (We're looking at you Smuggs, Stratton, Jay, Burke, Bolton and Bromley!) We've had cold temperatures to…

Snowmaking guns blow snow on a ski trail

After warm start to November 2022, snowmaking gets underway in Vermont

Posted 11/10/22

Thankfully after a warm start to November, we are heading into colder weather! Some Vermont ski areas have fired up their snowmaking either for testing or to lay down a white carpet on some trails. …

Snow atop Mt. Mansfield with a lake and sailboat in foreground

Fall foliage and “snowliage” in Vermont

Posted 10/10/22

We have been enjoying the most colorful time of the year in Vermont. We are hiking amongst reds, oranges and yellows. Good stuff! And this weekend our highest peaks got a taste of winter. We had…


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