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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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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…

Skis stand on a rack in a school gym

Ski swaps in Vermont in 2022. The SkiMaven list.

Posted 9/5/22

Updated 11/2/2022 Welcome to fall — and our annual round-up of ski swaps in Vermont! We’ll update this list as more information comes in. You may want to bookmark this page for future reference. Just…

Photo of a rather snowy Mt. Mansfield as seen from the dry Stowe Recreation Path

Winding down to the end of the 2021 - 2022 ski season

Posted 4/25/22

It's Monday, April 25, 2022. Let's take a look at which ski resorts are still open in Vermont! Killington Jay Peak — closed for the midweek — will open for April 30 and May 1 and possibly the…

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Photo of poles and skis with 3-pin bindings in shallow spring snow

Springy snow and the end of the ski season for some ski areas

Posted 3/31/22

Update on 4/6/2022 Closed ski areas in Vermont now include: Bolton Valley (they may try to re-open for one more weekend) Bromley Mountain Cochran's Ski Area Mad River Glen Magic Mountain Midd…


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Photo of a wide, empty ski trail with fresh snow and birch trees

Hitting the slopes for another shot of winter!

Posted 3/28/22

It was getting depressing to see our lovely snow melt away. But then winter came back for a visit! Higher elevations in the Green Mountains got snow this weekend, so I had to go and investigate. I…

Photo taken while riding quad chairlift and looking down at skiers below

Spring skiing is here!

Posted 3/19/22

With warm temperatures this past week and rain in the forecast, I made a point to get out for an afternoon of spring skiing. In Wednesday's bright sunshine, the snow was very soft at Bolton Valley,…

Skier makes S turns in the powdery snow

March snowstorm delivers some pow!

Posted 3/13/22

Winter made another appearance on Saturday! The higher elevations in northern Vermont got around a foot of snow. So you can bet your ski boots we got out to play in it on Sunday. I don't know if…

Skier makes a turn through powder in the woods

Playing in the soft snow before the rain comes

Posted 3/5/22

We were fortunate to see fresh snow over the last week, so we took advantage while we could! We enjoyed the light snow in the nearby woods in northern Vermont. The higher we skied up, the deeper the…

Skier in a cross-country ski track moving along in woods

Friday’s fluffy snow makes for a fun weekend

Posted 2/27/22

We loved seeing the snow fall all day on Friday! I’d take breaks from work to peek outside and grin. That night while shoveling, I discovered how light the snow was. Utah light. It wasn't what we…


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