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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Telemark skier makes a turn toward camera in snowy woods

Pretty spring ski tour in a bit of fresh snow

Posted 3/27/23

Woods covered in 2 inches of new, spring snow. Waxless skis and three-pin bindings. Light fleece…

View of birch trees and ski slopes of Mt. Mansfield

Zoomin' on the groomin' at Trapp Family Lodge cross-country center

Posted 3/20/23

I like to keep my eye on the weather — especially this time of year. We had that wonderful dump of…

A snowboarder plows through some snow

Big snowfall this past week! Then some rain on Friday.

Posted 3/17/23

Wow — we've seen some crazy snow totals of up to three feet from this week's snowstorm! We got out…

Fresh snow and blue sky seen from a quad chairlift

Morning March skiing for the win!

Posted 3/13/23

This last week has been so fun! We've been enjoying the best skiing of the season. And now the…

Telemark skier makes a tele turn in some fresh snow

Fun skiing in the woods of northern Vermont

Posted 3/6/23

Hallelujah, we have some snow! A look at the graph of the snow at the stake atop Mt. Mansfield has…

Fluffy powder over a slick base today at Stowe

Posted 2/28/23

Lotsa fun today skiing in light, fluffy powder at Stowe Mountain Resort! We were in line at the…

A tele skier leaves a track in fresh snow

So glad to see snow!

Posted 2/24/23

It looks like we may be in a nice little snow pattern. That is very welcome news as we are about to…

Springy snow and blue sky seen from chairlift

Spring skiing in February?

Posted 2/16/23

On Wednesday I got out into the afternoon sun for a bit of spring skiing. Yes, as in…

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 1/31/23

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 1/27/23

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 12/27/22

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 12/25/22

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

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2023 SKI SWAP POST!>> Updated 11/2/2022 Welcome to fall — and our annual…

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 3/29/22

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 3/6/22

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 2/28/22

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 2/14/22

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

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