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Heavy snow falls on Vermont — good for base-building

Posted 12/10/14

As of Wednesday morning, we're part way through a major winter storm in Vermont. It has brought wet, heavy snow that will help with building a base on which to ski — whether you ski at resorts, in the…

Fresh edges, fast turns and sun at Smugglers’ Notch on Sunday

Posted 12/7/14

I took my freshly tuned skis to Smugglers’ Notch Resort today and enjoyed fast turns under blue skies! We got our first alpine runs of the season off the Sterling Mountain double chair, which ascends…

Third ski outing of the season in fluffy snow

Posted 11/29/14

What a treat to have it look like winter over Thanksgiving weekend! We snuck in a short cross-country tour in fresh snow before eating turkey on Thursday, and this morning we skied up the CCC Road at…

Skiing the Smugglers' Notch road

Our first ski today — on the road that goes through Smugglers’ Notch!

Posted 11/22/14

Woot-woot! We got out on the snow for the first time this season! There's been quite a bit of natural snow falling in the higher elevations of northern Vermont (13 inches now at the stake atop Mt.…

Vermont ski resort opening dates 2014-2015

Posted 11/12/14

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2015-2016 OPENING DATES!>> Here's how Vermont ski resort opening dates are looking as of 12/18/2014. Opening dates are always difficult to pin down. Mother Nature has to…

Sugarbush snow

A little fresh snow, a little fake snow, and one resort to open this week

Posted 11/2/14

November has made a nice and chilly entrance here in Vermont so a few resorts fired up snowmaking this weekend (Stowe, Okemo, Sugarbush, Killington...). Mother Nature did her part by bringing some…

Ski films shown in Vermont

Ski film showings in Vermont in 2014. Getting stoked for ski season!

Posted 9/15/14

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR FALL 2015 SKI FILMS IN VERMONT>> Updated 11/17/14 This list will be updated as more details become available. Know of another ski film showing in Vermont? Drop us a note! Sep…

Vermont ski swaps in 2014

Vermont ski swaps in 2014!

Posted 9/10/14

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2020 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> Updated 11/7/14 It’s that time of year again. Leaves are starting to turn to splendid colors. Skiing magazines are crowding our mailboxes.…

Foggy on cross-country skiing trails at Trapp Family Lodge

My lunchtime cross-country ski: Good snow, lots of fog!

Posted 12/3/13

The temperatures got into the 30s today in Stowe and that made for soft snow and — apparently — lots of fog! As I drove from Burlington to Stowe I went from sunshine to overcast skies. As the Subaru…

Fluffy snow and lots of water to avoid on backcountry trails

Posted 11/29/13

Thanks to very recent cold temperatures, there are several inches of light, fluffy powder up high in the hills above Bolton, Vt. It’s very pretty. The Skimeister and I explored a couple of the…

Mount Snow opens in Vermont

Nine Vermont ski areas will be open this weekend

Posted 11/21/13

Thank goodness for good snowmaking weather! Hats off to snowmakers who will allow skiers and riders to enjoy a choice of nine Vermont ski resorts this weekend. Here’s who will be open: Okemo…

Warm weekend includes a walk up less snowy Smugglers' Notch road

Posted 11/17/13

We’re so glad that we took advantage of the fresh snow and cold temperatures earlier this week to go cross-country skiing on the road through Smugglers’ Notch. We went up there again today — this time…

Smugglers' Notch skiing, Vermont

First ski of the year — on the Notch road in Stowe!

Posted 11/13/13

The Skimeister and I got in our first ski of the year by cross-country skiing on the road that goes through Smugglers' Notch! This section of Route 108 is closed now because they don't plow it, and to…

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…

A few October snowflakes, dropping temps, and Killington will open this weekend!

Posted 10/23/13

It didn't take long for Killington to jump on the cold temperatures that have just arrived in Vermont this week. After making some snow last night, Killington announced today it will offer some very…

Blue-sky Saturday skiing. Nice!

Posted 12/15/12

Today was a day to get out into the sunshine! Clear blue skies beckoned to me and I decided to head over to opening day at Bolton Valley Resort. Bolton had its Vista Quad and Mid-Mountain…

Snowmaking resumes across the land

Posted 12/12/12

A cold front has allowed snowmaking to resume across the state. Thank goodness! And a little bit of fresh snow has fallen over the last two days at higher elevations. Inconsistent temperatures have…

Snowmaking resumes

Ups and downs of early season weather

Posted 12/5/12

After a stretch of good, cold snowmaking weather, and then some end-of-November snow, things were looking good for early season. Then, Mother Nature said, "Not so fast!" and threw in a few warm days…

Cross-country striding in five inches of snow

Posted 12/1/12

Today the SkiMeister and I were looking to get on our skinny skis for the first time this season. We decided there might be enough fresh snow to ski on if we found some flat terrain. We headed for…

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?! …

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