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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 —…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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,…

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…

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! Ki…

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…

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! …

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Skier looks at view of wetlands and distant mountains

Frustrating February weather continues to be fickle

Posted 2/21/22

Today the Skimeister and I went for a ski tour in the Nordic trails at Bolton Valley, Vt. We went up…

Skier follows ski tracks in the woods

Spring skiing, then a freeze, and repeat?

Posted 2/13/22

This last week featured some above-normal temperatures. It got downright springy! Saturday we took…

Telemark skier charges through some powder

Grateful for a powder-filled weekend

Posted 2/6/22

It was a lovely, powder-filled weekend in much of Vermont! So great to make some turns in the fresh…

Skier plows through powder snow

Nice, long-duration snowstorm delivers some powdah!

Posted 2/4/22

Much of Vermont got a blanket of snow from the Thursday-Friday storm. Woo-hoo! Boy, we needed it! S…

Skier descends a ski trail through the woods in the sunshine

Sunny Sunday ski tour + early-February snow on its way?

Posted 1/30/22

Saturday's cold tempertures kept us inside doing chores and making Linzer Schnitten cookies (so…

A snowy sledding hill with a big mountain in background

Recent snow gives skiers more options — at the resort and elsewhere!

Posted 1/23/22

The MLK Day snowstorm brought much-needed snow to ski resorts. Vermont ski areas opened more lifts…

Ski tracks through fresh snow in the woods

Powdery turns in the mountains today in Vermont!

Posted 1/18/22

It was touch and go for a while with the shapeshifting snow forecast, but the MLK Day snowstorm…

National Weather Service color-coded map calling for 6 or more inches across Vermont

MLK Day winter storm heading our way! But how much snow?

Posted 1/16/22

I think I have a problem. I keep hitting refresh on the Burlington, Vermont National Weather Service…

Photo of ski poles, backpack and Nordic ski tracks in the bright sun

Sunny Nordic cruisin' followed by bone-chilling temperatures early this week

Posted 1/10/22

Did you get out to enjoy the sun and snow this weekend? I did some mellow country club gliding in…

Farm and mountain view with a snowmaking cloud

Skiing — and making snow — into the new year

Posted 1/3/22

Happy New Year to y'all! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. Now it's time to get serious about our snow…

Photo of chairlift ascending a snowy Vermont mountain with small, sunlit snowflakes

Vermont ski resorts open for 2021 - 2022 ski season with snow in forecast

Posted 11/26/21

Updated 11/30/21 While Killington has been open for some time, other Vermont ski resorts are now…

Photo of a red double chairlift on a snowy day

Smaller, independent ski areas rock!

Posted 10/30/21

A new short film focuses on the country’s small, independent ski areas. TGR recently created “In…

Photo of a ski swap with people looking at lots of skis

SkiMaven’s 2021 list of Vermont ski swaps

Posted 9/7/21

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2022 SKI SWAP POST!>> Updated 11/17/2021 When there's a chill in the air…

Photo of a skier moving through the woods with blue sky

Spring has sprung! Gotta make the most of the snow!

Posted 3/20/21

We're looking at a stretch of sunny (yay!) and warm (not so yay!) weather in Vermont. Better get out…

Photo of mountain view while Nordic skiing on February 8

Bring on the snowstorms, March! We know you can do it!

Posted 3/3/21

Recently we've been enjoying the snow any way we can — from powdery goodness to challenging crust.  …

Photo of thick rime ice on branches in the woods

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for snow!

Posted 2/5/21

We’ve been clicking into our skis a few times a week lately. We especially like getting out on the…

A skier moves through a snowy meadow

Mother Nature comes through with snow!

Posted 1/18/21

We were so happy to see the forecast for this past weekend change for the better! Forecasters had…

Photo of skier in woods with sticks sticking up out of snow

Exploring the woods on skis & praying for more snow

Posted 1/9/21

Over the last month, the Skimeister and I have worked to counteract cabin fever by heading out into…

Snowmaking guns at work at Sugarbush, VT

Snowmaking frenzy allows more ski areas to open for the 2020 - 2021 ski season in Vermont

Posted 12/9/20

Vermont has been enjoying cold temperatures recently and it's been a boon for snowmaking. When…

Photo of top of a chairlift

Roaming the hills and getting excited for the snowy season in Vermont!

Posted 10/19/20

Did you hear our highest peaks got snow last weekend? That's always cool to see in October. It gets…

Photo of a ski swap with people looking at lots of skis

SkiMaven’s annual ski swap post — the 2020 COVID edition

Posted 9/5/20

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2022 SKI SWAP POST!>> Updated 11/12/2020 The coronavirus is throwing a…

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