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

Posted 11/26/21

Updated 11/26/21 While Killington has been open for some time, other Vermont ski resorts are now…

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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…

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SkiMaven’s 2021 list of Vermont ski swaps

Posted 9/7/21

Updated 11/17/2021 When there's a chill in the air and we start to reach for fleece layers, that's…

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…

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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…

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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 2021 SKI SWAP POST!>> Updated 11/12/2020 The coronavirus is throwing a…

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Killington, Pico, Magic Mountain and Mad River Glen and more ski areas also to close due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/15/20

Update on 3/16 at 5:30 p.m.: Smugglers' Notch is the last ski resort in the state to announce it…

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Stratton and Sugarbush join the list of Vermont ski resorts to close immediately due to coronavirus worries

Posted 3/14/20

On Saturday evening, after Vail Resorts' announcement, Alterra Mountain Company said it will stop…

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Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow will close for a week due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/14/20

All of Vail Resorts' North American ski resorts will close from March 15 - 22. This includes Stowe,…

Photo of Jay Peak Resort from a distance showing the tram

Jay Peak and Burke Mountain ski resorts to close for the season due to coronavirus threat

Posted 3/13/20

Update on 3/14/20: Middlebury Snow Bowl will close for the season on Sunday afternoon, as will Riker…

Photo of skier bashing through some powder

Lotsa snow in northern Vermont!

Posted 3/2/20

What a weekend in northern Vermont. Ski resorts got between 1 and 3 feet of snow over the past week…

Photo of trails and snowy trees on Lincoln Peak

One day, two mountains — A well-rounded tour of Sugarbush Ski Resort in Vermont

Posted 2/22/20

Today was all about sunny turns. It was a gorgeous day to be outside and we chose to spend it on the…

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On today's agenda: A ski tour at Camel's Hump Nordic in Huntington, Vermont

Posted 2/16/20

In the shadow of Vermont's third-highest peak (Camel's Hump) sits a low-key, nonprofit trail system…

Photo of a skier in the snowy woods

Below zero temps didn't keep us away from earning turns in northern Vermont today!

Posted 2/15/20

I'll admit it: I was a bit concerned when the Subaru's thermometer was still reading -7 degrees (F)…

Photo of a telemark skier turning in the powder

Day 2 of romping in the powder in the Vermont backcountry

Posted 2/9/20

It was so good on Saturday, we came back for a second helping on Sunday! It was below zero when we…

Photo of skier in deep powder that hides lower half of her body

Pow, pow and more pow in northern Vermont!

Posted 2/8/20

It was a super Saturday in the backcountry in northern Vermont! What fun it was to earn turns…

Photo of skier turning in snow with hobble brush sticking out

Fun day to try out new AT gear in the Vermont backcountry!

Posted 2/1/20

In the backcountry, I've been using telemark gear — the older lift-served variety. It's been…

Photo of the Skimeister making his way up the trail

A satisfying cross-country tour at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 1/25/20

We're getting some weird weather again this weekend in northern Vermont. We decided to get some…

A powder-filled Sunday at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont

Posted 1/19/20

Today I headed over to Smugglers' Notch Resort to check out 5" fresh atop about 12-18" from…

Winter returns to Bolton Valley and the rest of Vermont

Posted 1/18/20

Thursday's storm, and the one hitting tonight, are finally putting us back on track after the recent…

Photo of skier turning in fresh snow in the glades

Skiing in about four inches of new snow this morning in northern Vermont

Posted 1/5/20

Around northern Vermont, ski areas reported that about 4 - 6 inches of snow fell Saturday into…

Photo of a skier turning in front of a frozen waterfall

Skiing into the new year on new snow at Vermont’s Smugglers’ Notch Resort!

Posted 1/1/20

After hitting the snooze button a few times, we got ourselves up and out the door this morning for…

Photo of the summit of Mt. Mansfield and trails below it

Starting a holiday week the Vermont way — with a Sunday morning full of skiing

Posted 12/22/19

I got up with the sun on this first full day of winter. The sunrise was gorgeous! I drove on over to…

Photo of red skis on a snowy trail

A quiet, mellow ski tour on the first day of winter

Posted 12/21/19

Welcome, winter! After a week of work it felt great to get out into the quiet woods! I took my…

Photo of a skier making powder turns surrounded by hardwood trees

Well, hello powder! Nice to see you!

Posted 12/7/19

We explored snowy wooded trails today, and boy are we glad that we did! High in Bolton, Vermont, we…

Photo of skiers on snowmaking whales on the Upper Hayride expert run

Sunday morning runs at Stowe, Vermont — first time on a ski lift this season!

Posted 12/1/19

December 1st seemed like a good day to get on a ski lift! I headed to Stowe Mountain Resort as the…

Photo of a Nordic skier skiing away surrounded by frosty trees

Frosty trees and a thin crust layer at 1,800 feet

Posted 11/29/19

Today the Skimeister and I drove up to about 1,800 feet elevation here in northern Vermont to see…

Photo of classic ski tracks and the tips of skis

Some nice cross-country skiing for November

Posted 11/17/19

I took advantage of another sunny day today. I took my skinny skis and went to Catamount Outdoor…

Photo of skier and her tracks through the snow

November 16: Scenes from a sunny Saturday on snow

Posted 11/16/19

We went to our local ski hill here in northern Vermont, which isn't open yet, and we skinned up to…

Photo of base area of Sugarbush Resort with ski runs in the background

Sugarbush Resort is sold to Alterra Mountain Company

Posted 11/13/19

Another Vermont ski resort has been sold. This time, the buyer is not Vail Resorts. Alterra…

Photo of skier making turns at Smugglers' Notch in sunshine with mountain view

When do ski resorts open in Vermont for 2019 - 2020 season?

Posted 11/12/19

Updated 12/14/19 Please check our direct links to Vermont ski area snow reports before you make…

Photo of red skis in fluffy, white snow

Sliding on snow in November in Vermont

Posted 11/10/19

On Saturday morning I headed up to about 1800 feet in elevation here in northern Vermont. I found…

Photo of a skier on a snowy trail with a wintry view at Smugglers Notch, Vermont

Updated Vermont lift ticket deals post for this ski + ride season: 2019 - 2020

Posted 11/3/19

Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals, discount days, resident discounts and…

Snowy rocks, trees and cliff at the top of the gondola on Mt. Mansfield

October snow gets us psyched for the coming ski season!

Posted 10/20/19

On Thursday, October 17, it rained a lot in Vermont. But when the clouds later lifted, they revealed…

Photo of skis for sale at a Vermont ski swap

2019 Ski Swaps in Vermont – SkiMaven’s annual list!

Posted 8/29/19

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2021 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> Updated 10/8/2019 It’s time to plan for buying…

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