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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 opening with the added benefit of late-November snow in the forecast! When do Vermont ski resorts…

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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 Rikert Nordic Center. They said Middlebury College is taking measures “in response to current health…

The end is nigh: 2018 closing dates for Vermont ski resorts

Posted 4/14/18

We've had quite a run this ski season! Some Vermont ski resorts have stopped their lifts already, while others are still chugging along with quite a bit of terrain open. Vermont ski resorts closing…

Mountain biking in Vermont. Rolling through summer.

Posted 8/4/17

Summertime means mountain biking for many skiers in Vermont. I got a new-to-me full-suspension bike this spring and I'm really enjoying it. Last weekend we hit up Kingdom Trails in East Burke,…

10 Vermont ski resorts to choose from + good news for Magic

Posted 12/1/16

With the addition of Burke Mountain to the list of open ski areas this weekend, and the re-opening of three other areas, you'll have the choice of 10 ski resorts in Vermont to choose from this…

Ski area improvements in Vermont 2016 - 2017

New in 2016 - 2017: Enhancements at central and northern Vermont ski areas

Posted 10/14/16

Vermont’s ski resorts are getting prepared for a new — and hopefully MUCH snowier — ski season. Here’s a recap of ski area improvements and investments in the central and northern portions of Vermont.…

Major allegations of fraud against developers of two Vermont ski resorts

Posted 4/15/16

Wow, what a week. News outlets are full of ski resort news after a press conference in Montpelier on Thursday. Here are a few of the headlines:

Dear Santa: All we want for Christmas is some cold weather and more snow!

Posted 12/22/15

It's been a rough start to the ski season. Abnormally high temperatures have made snowmaking difficult to sustain. Vermont's larger and higher-altitude resorts made snow early on and have worked…

Our first turns of the season come with spring conditions

Posted 12/11/15

The Skimeister and I made our first turns of the season today and boy did it feel like spring! The weather was warm and the snow was soft. We got our legs reacquainted with turning left and right on…

Blue skies, bumps and birches at Burke Mountain

Posted 3/2/15

We have not been to Burke Mountain for about seven years. That's a long enough time to test our memory, for sure, but we did recall liking the mountain. We rustled up some friends to ski in the…

Snowmaking improvements in Vermont

On-mountain improvements at central & northern Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 season

Posted 10/17/14

Snowmaking. That's the most prevalent improvement at Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 ski season. A big reason is a program with Efficiency Vermont that provided incentives to replace old,…

Vermont snowstorm powder Vulcan

Lotsa snow in northern and central Vermont!

Posted 3/13/14

Northern and central Vermont won out on this storm. Up to two feet of snow is being reported in the mountains! And it was still snowing this morning. Unfortunately southern Vermont didn't fare as…

Mount Snow, Vermont

More ski areas opening this weekend, and sounds like snow!

Posted 12/13/13

We should reach a total of 14 open ski resorts in Vermont this weekend. Bolton Valley and Middlebury Snow Bowl open today (Friday) and Pico opens to passholders today. Pico's public opening is…

When do Vermont ski resorts open in 2013?

Posted 11/7/13

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2018-2019 OPENING DATES!>> Updated 12/17/13 For the 2013-2014 ski season in Vermont, here's a list of opening dates. These may change according to weather patterns, of…

Spring skiing at Jay Peak

More springtime fun: Spring skiing at Jay Peak & pond skimming!

Posted 3/29/13

Had a great spring skiing day at Jay Peak today. The snow was soft and plentiful, and the weather turned out to be much better than predicted! We enjoyed a mix of sun, snowflakes and clouds. We…

A pastor skis downhill with his guitar.

Springtime rituals include Easter sunrise services (and first tracks!) & egg hunts

Posted 3/26/13

Easter is hopping closer! This year it falls on Sunday, March 31. Vermont ski resorts often have Easter-themed events to get families out on the snow. Some ski areas also hold mountain-top sunrise…

Snow, sleet, rain and Catamount Trail coupons

Posted 12/18/12

Well, elevation means everything this week in Vermont. While many towns and villages and base lodge areas have seen rain and sleet, there's been a mix of snow, sleet and rain up higher on the…

Fresh snow to close out November

Posted 11/30/12

I think the Burlington weather bureau was caught a bit by surprise. Yesterday and last night, northern Vermont received more snow than expected in many places. Don't you love it when that happens?! …

Improvements in snowmaking, trails & facilities at Vermont ski resorts

Posted 11/18/12

Last season featured new chairlifts at three Vermont ski resorts (at Burke, Mount Snow and Stowe — read about it here), while this year only Jay Peak has a new lift. Investments were mostly steered…

Tentative opening dates for 2012 - 2013 at Vermont ski resorts

Posted 11/1/12

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE 2013-2014 POST ABOUT OPENINGS>> Updated 12/22/2012 PM When are Vermont ski resorts opening? Ski Vermont has released a list of the tentative opening dates for Vermont ski…

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