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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 in pink makes a turn in knee-deep powder

Enjoying some fluffy new snow in northern Vermont

Posted 2/18/24

Thank goodness for new snow! At higher elevations in northern Vermont, we've seen quite a bit of fluffy new snow in the last couple of days. Above 1600 feet or so there's often a decent, frozen base,…

Late-afternoon Nordic ski in soft snow

Posted 2/9/24

With Saturday looking like it will hit 45 degrees at 2,000 feet with possible rain showers in northern Vermont, it was time to hit the cross-country trails today! We took a late-afternoon ski at…

Skier moves downhill at center of ski slope under bright sun

It’s February, but we had a springy afternoon of skiing

Posted 2/8/24

Pop quiz: When the sky in Vermont is bright blue and the temperatures are springy, what should you do? Our answer: Take the afternoon off and get some runs in at nearby Bolton Valley Resort! The sun…

Cross-country skis in foreground at top of snowy hill with snowy mountain range

Cross-country cruising on a sunny Sunday in Vermont

Posted 2/5/24

Wow! What a glorious Sunday for skiing! Sure we could use some more snow, but I had a great time on the cross-country trails at Rikert Outdoor Center in Ripton, Vermont. This Nordic center is…

Snowmaking on a ski slope at night

Snowmaking frenzy after pre-holiday meltdown

Posted 12/21/23

You may have heard that a lot of water hit Vermont in the last week. Oh, it had been such a good run until then! Some ski areas closed on Tuesday after multiple inches of rain fell on Monday,…

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Skier descends down a wide ski slope

The start of the 2023-2024 ski season has been strong!

Posted 12/8/23

The higher elevations in Vermont have been enjoying a snowy start to the ski season. Here are a few photos from Thursday, December 7, 2023. It was a cold morning with some very nice packed-powder…


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Mikaela Shiffrin ski racing and knocking a slalom gate out of the way

Watch this weekend's Killington World Cup in person or on TV

Posted 11/22/23

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Part of Vermont’s Thanksgiving weekend traditions now includes watching fast women fly down the Superstar trail at Killington Resort. The women’s World Cup stops in the…

Dozens of snowmaking fans blow snow on a trail at Killington

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2023 / 2024 ski season?

Posted 11/16/23

The 2023 - 2024 ski season is coming in hot! A number of ski resorts are opening before Thanksgiving. Are you ready?!? These dates are weather dependent. Check the websites of your favorite Vermont…

Photo of a Vermont ski swap with lots of skis, gear and people

2023 Ski swaps in Vermont — The SkiMaven list

Posted 9/13/23

Updated 11/16/2023 Anyone out there ready for ski season? Psychologically I am ready. But if you are like me, you may be thinking about the ski and snowboard gear you want or need. Ski swaps are one…

Spring skiing at Vail, Colorado, when it was still chilly

Wrapping up the 2022 - 2023 ski season in Colorado

Posted 5/25/23

I headed west recently — and of course I brought my skis! I skied during Vail's last five days of the ski season in late-April. Despite the calendar, it was winter. I bundled up and enjoyed some…

Skier is silhouetted in morning light in the woods

It's time for spring skiing!

Posted 4/2/23

Mother Nature is now into her familiar spring thaw - freeze - thaw cycle. Spring skiing means you now do not want to be the first on the lift in the morning. It's often best to wait for the sun and/or…


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