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First turns of the season!

Posted 11/28/12

After nursing a cold all of this holiday weekend (great timing, huh?) I made time on Tuesday to get in my first turns of the season! In the afternoon I hit up Sugarbush to get my legs and feet…

Which resorts are open for Thanksgiving weekend 2012?

Posted 11/20/12

A gaggle of Vermont ski resorts plan to open this long holiday weekend! They join the four ski resorts that are already spinning their lifts: Killington, Okemo, Stowe and Sugarbush. The new group…

More Vermont ski areas poised to open

Posted 11/14/12

November had brought some steady cold temperatures, until Monday hit with record highs! Luckily, that didn't last long and ski resorts are back at making snow and picking up some natural snow at…

Clearing skies afford views of new natural snow and manmade, too

Posted 11/6/12

The peaks in Vermont have been collecting some natural snow over the last few days, making them a beautiful white. (The National Weather Service is reporting 10 inches of snow at the stake atop Mt.…

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…

Killington opens one run for passholders; Ski swaps continue

Posted 10/13/12

Killington is opening one run today (Rime) for passholders only! No grooming, just newly manmade snow for expert skiers. Other resorts are firing up snowmaking guns during this cold spell when we've…

October snow at Mad River Glen, Vermont

Early October snow atop Vermont's high peaks

Posted 10/8/12

The National Weather Services is reporting up to 3.5 inches of snow on Vermont's high peaks! They say snow was confined to above 3,000 feet of elevation or so. Photos are coming in from Vermont's ski…

Sunny, high-mountain runs at Sugarbush today

Posted 12/12/11

I knew the forecast called for a gloriously sunny Monday, so I rearranged my work schedule to get some runs in this morning instead of over the busy weekend. And I was rewarded with an uncrowded…

Snowy view of Okemo ski resort, Vermont

A few inches of fresh snow, and three more ski resorts are slated to open

Posted 12/9/11

One to seven inches of snow fell around the state on Wednesday night to help make things look a bit more wintry in Vermont. Today and tonight some areas will see snow showers. Dipping temperatures…

First turns of the season today!

Posted 12/4/11

What a nice, sunny weekend. And it featured some first-of-the-season happenings today: Stratton opened for the season  Smugglers’ Notch opened for the season  I got my first turns of the season…

Snowmaking at Killington ski resort, Vermont

Snowmaking resumes and ski lifts will turn this weekend

Posted 12/2/11

This time of year can really try a skier's patience. Temperatures rise and fall. Rain can sneek in, rather than snow. And sometimes we can get a blizzard. You just never know. As we turned our…

Warm temperatures early this week will keep some lifts closed

Posted 11/28/11

Mother Nature helped fuel the excitement for a snowy start to the 2011 - 2012 ski season, and five Vermont ski resorts ran lifts this Thanksgiving weekend. But today two of the ski areas have closed…

More Vermont ski resorts to open

Posted 11/23/11

This Thanksgiving we're thankful for some fresh snow falling in Vermont! Some higher elevations and ski areas are reporting 6 to 10 inches of new snow so far this morning. The amount depends on…

Snow may be on its way in time for more Vermont ski resorts to open for Thanksgiving weekend

Posted 11/22/11

I flew in over a frosty-topped Camel's Hump yesterday afternoon after a trip out of town. I soon heard that the forecast calls for a winter storm tonight into Wednesday! Could be a few to several…

Riding last year at Bolton Valley

When do Vermont ski resorts plan to open for 2011 - 2012?

Posted 11/5/11

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE 2018-2019 POST ABOUT OPENINGS>> With that crazy October snowstorm, Mother Nature allowed Killington to get a jump-start to the ski season. The resort continues to offer…

The 2011 - 2012 ski season begins in Vermont

Posted 10/30/11

Yes, we haven't yet hit November — the time when several Vermont ski resorts target their opening dates — but we've got lifts spinning just the same! Mount Snow opened a small jib park with lift…

Pre-Halloween snow and ski areas open!

Posted 10/27/11

—UPDATE ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: Killington and Mount Snow ski resorts in Vermont will both open for skiing this weekend with very, very limited terrain. Check their snow report links on our Vermont ski…

Hello winter! A recap of my first runs of the season today at Smuggs

Posted 12/6/10

I caught myself grinning underneath my balaclava today. I was riding the Sterling Summit chair at Smugglers' Notch for my first runs of the season, looking left, right, up and down when I realized I…

Nine Vermont ski resorts are open December 4; some snow in forecast

Posted 12/3/10

Add Bromley Mountain to the list of Vermont ski resorts that plan to be open this weekend. They plan to start spinning their lifts on Saturday. Here are your choices for Vermont ski areas open this…

When do Vermont ski resorts open for the 2010 – 2011 season?

Posted 11/14/10

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE 2018-2019 POST ABOUT OPENINGS>> Updated 12/3/10 AM It's that time of year: Vermont ski resorts are planning their opening days and making snow to make those opening…

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