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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 snow kept falling through the day and I found some fun, rather deep snow. The ski area reported…

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 skied in fresh snow for a while or something! Thank goodness for some snow on Thursday night and…

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 — especially in southern and eastern Vermont. It's been tough waiting on cold temperatures and…

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 areas got a few inches or more of snow at the back end of the storm. Many ski areas are saying they…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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 into the mountains because at home in the valley the snow was melting down to “fast grass.” Up at…

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 a ski tour in heavy spring snow at about 1,000 feet in elevation. It was the kind of soft snow where…

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 snow that fell February 3rd and 4th. Here are a couple more shots from the fluffy weekend. Good…

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! Some parts of the state got over a foot of snow. That made for some happy skiers on Friday playing in…

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 and trails, and skiers and riders rejoiced! At Smugglers' Notch Resort, for example, the snowstorm…

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 delivered! The higher mountains along the spine of Vermont's Green Mountains made out well with more…

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 winter weather page. I think I'm addicted to it! There is a reason for this, of course. We want to…

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