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Ski season starts in Vermont as Killington opens today

Posted 11/2/10

Happy Election Day! After you vote, you can head over to Killington to get some runs in the North Ridge area of the upper mountain. The K-1 Gondola provides uploading and downloading, while access…

October 2010 brings all-time snow record for Mt. Mansfield

Posted 11/1/10

Weather Underground is reporting that October 2010 was the wettest and snowiest October on record atop Mount Mansfield. They wrote in an email alert that "a total of 14.71 inches of liquid…

Vermont's mountains to get first snow this weekend?

Posted 10/14/10

Are you ready for this? The National Weather Service reports that the higher peaks in Vermont may receive a few inches of snow, which may start falling on Friday! Check out the mountain forecast…

My first turns of the season at Smugglers' Notch today

Posted 12/8/09

I had a snowy drive to Smugglers' Notch this morning to be among the first to ski there on opening day. It's been a long time coming, eh? It was snowing this morning and the snowmaking crew seemed to…

We're off and skiing in Vermont; and women's nordic event approaches

Posted 12/7/09

We're off and skiing in Vermont! Have you hit the slopes yet? I plan to go on Tuesday; I'll be sure to let you know how it is. It's nice to see that occasional snow is in Vermont's forecast this…

Skiing in Vermont this weekend?

Posted 12/4/09

This has been a nerve-racking time for New England skiers. The weather has been like a yo-yo since the first snow fell on Vermont ski resorts on October 1. Yes, back in October! Then again on October…

Snow comes to Vermont—especially in the higher peaks!

Posted 11/28/09

Now this is more like it. I'd like to welcome winter to Vermont. Oh, how we've missed you! This morning Vermont ski resorts are celebrating new snow and the return of seasonably cold temperatures on…

Will they open? Or will they not?

Posted 11/25/09

Have you got a coin nearby? Pick it up and toss it in the air. Heads = some Vermont ski resorts will open on Saturday or Sunday. Tails = they won't. At this point, it's really up to Mother Nature to…

Snowmaking at Jay Peak

Darn those warm temperatures! Ski resorts push back opening dates

Posted 11/17/09

Stowe, Okemo and Sugarbush ski resorts are all pushing back their opening dates. The resorts had planned to open November 21, but Mother Nature let them know that was not in the cards. While we had…

Killington to open again; and 10 scary ski trails

Posted 11/12/09

Killington resumes its sporadic early-season skiing on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14. Sunday’s operational status is on hold pending weather and snow conditions. An interesting top-10 list…

Ski on Veteran's Day; maybe this weekend

Posted 11/10/09

Killington will be running its lifts again on Wednesday. If temperatures move out of Indian Summer and back into early winter in a timely manner, they hope to open again for the weekend. Several…

Killington will open this weekend

Posted 11/6/09

I just heard that Killington Resort will open for Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Good thing it's 3:30, any later and it would be night skiing! They will be running the Northridge and…

Vermont stick season ski movies, swaps, bashes and jams

Posted 11/3/09

Good news: Some Vermont ski resorts are firing up their snowmaking systems as temperatures drop again. On Jay Peak, for example, the weather service says it will get down to around 20 degrees (F) each…

Mount Snow opens with a mini-park in beginner area for skiers and riders

Posted 10/18/09

Mount Snow is open this weekend with some rails and boxes in its Launch Pad beginner area. The mini-park is served by the novice triple chair. Even with very limited terrain, about 400 skiers and…

More early snow on Vermont's mountains and resorts

More early snow on Vermont's mountains and ski resorts

Posted 10/13/09

Vermont ski resorts reported a couple of inches of fresh snow on their peaks this morning. When I went to check out the Mad River Glen Web cam at 9:15, I spotted this lone skier climbing to earn…

When do Vermont ski resorts open?

Posted 10/9/09

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2018-2019 OPENING DATES!>> I received a list of Vermont ski resort opening dates in my email, as reported by Ski Vermont. Of course, these may change, depending on the…

Snow on Vermont's Mt. Mansfield

A snowy Mount Mansfield

Posted 10/2/09

The National Weather Service reported three inches of snow fell at the top of Mt. Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. Here's a look at the mountain from the west this afternoon. It's got a nice white…

First snow in mountains of Vermont!

Posted 10/1/09

The rumors are true; we've had our first snowflakes fall on Vermont mountaintops! Twitter and Facebook are all a-twitter with excited skiers commenting on photos from their favorite Vermont ski…

A nearly buried trail marker on Vermont's Catamount Trail.

Meet fellow backcountry skiers and prepare Vermont's Catamount Trail for ski season

Posted 9/15/09

In Vermont, fall brings cool mornings, apple picking, colorful foliage and trail work! Over the next couple of months, skiers will meet up in small work crews to prepare Vermont's cross-country and…

2009 Ski film season starts in Burlington, Vermont

Posted 9/3/09

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE 2012 LIST OF SKI MOVIES IN VERMONT!>> It’s nice to see some smaller ski film producers sharing their wares in Vermont along with the likes of Warren Miller and TGR. Here’s…

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