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It's snowing in Vermont

Posted 12/12/08

The world is looking pretty white today. Ain't it grand? Jay Peak ski resort is reporting 24 inches of snow in the last two days. Exaggeration? Not sure. I plan on hitting the snow tomorrow, when it…

October 22 snow at Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont

October snow in Vermont

Posted 10/22/08

Ah, the little white flakes are making their first appearance here in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. It is just flurrying here, but the snow is sticking a bit in the higher elevations. Vermont…

College-aged skiers and riders take to the mountains of northern Vermont.

College season passes in Vermont make me want to hit the books again!

Posted 10/21/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEADLINE INFO>> Did you know Vermont has more colleges per capita than any other state? It's true. And all those students are now cramming for one of the…

Ski Vermont 3 Pass is a Vermont ski ticket discount to consider

Posted 10/9/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Ski Vermont, an advocate for the Green Mountain State's ski industry, is offering a limited number of Ski Vermont 3 Passes and Ski…

Guidebook author's advice for Vermont ski vacations: Branch out away from mega resorts

Posted 9/9/08

What's the most common mistake out-of-state visitors make when planning ski trips to Vermont? This is the question that Budget Travel magazine put to a Vermont guidebook author this month, and I have…

Late summer/early fall deals on Vermont ski discount cards and season passes

Posted 8/27/08

Ah, nearly Labor Day. It's about time to lock in to the best deals available on season passes and skiing discount cards in Vermont. The Skimeister and I are planning to ski around Vermont resorts…

US investors buy Jay Peak from longtime Canadian owners

Sold! Canadians sell Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort

Posted 7/3/08

Interesting news, eh? The Canadian owners of Jay Peak ski resort in northern Vermont have sold the four-season resort to a group of American investors. The investors include longtime Jay Peak…

Even with the mercury rising, you can still ski in Vermont

"It's not quite over yet"

Posted 5/2/08

"It's not quite over yet." So says Sugarbush ski resort, which will open up on Saturday so they can say that they skied into May. The same goes for Jay Peak resort. Both Vermont ski areas are running…

Spring skiing at Jay Peak earlier this month

Can't get enough?

Posted 4/25/08

If you still haven't got your fill of skiing this season, this is your last weekend to hit the slopes in Vermont. Ski Vermont reports that these areas remain open: • Jay Peak - Open Sat & Sunday,…

Scrumptious spring skiing at Jay Peak on April 16

Posted 4/17/08

Corn snow and creamees in one day—now that's what I call heaven. The Skimeister and I and three friends hit the slopes of Jay Peak in the northern reaches of Vermont for a fabulous day of spring…

Obscene amounts of snow fell on northern Vermont ski areas!

Posted 4/14/08

A short list of things that are 30 feet tall or long: 1. A 30-foot-tall scale model of the Sears Tower built with Jenga blocks at Northern Michigan University: …

Of moose and moguls

Posted 4/10/08

This morning I saw a moose! At first I thought it was a horse, but quickly I realized it was a large moose and he or she was on the move. Now you might ask why this is so exciting. Well I didn't see…

There's snow in them hills!

Hey all you skiers and riders, the snow is back!

Posted 2/7/08

Don't you love it when the National Weather Service reports:   ...PERIODS OF MODERATE TO OCCASIONAL HEAVY SNOW EARLY THIS MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE NORTH COUNTRY... It's been snowing this week and…

Nice ice at Stowe Winter Carnival

New snow in time for Stowe Winter Carnival

Posted 1/25/08

When you live in the north country, winter is something you embrace. This weekend in Stowe, Vt., they're doing just that with the Stowe Winter Carnival. Some of the country’s best amateur and…

Snorkeling at the Beav'

Snow envy

Posted 1/11/08

If those twits at Heavenly, Vail and Beaver Creek send me one more e-mail ... Their multimillion-dollar marketing machine keeps sending me mouth-watering photos of the three to 10 feet (that is not a…

"I smell stuffing!" says this Stowe skier on Nov. 20

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving

Posted 11/21/07

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving, and all through the house, people were looking for their winter gear, and starting to grouse. OK, I've found my boot bag, long johns, hats and mittens, helmet, and…

Look now for ski pass deals and ticket discount programs

Where are the ticket discounts?

By Skimaven

Posted 10/25/07

One of the conundrums you face as a skier in northern Vermont is deciding where you purchase a season pass or discount card—or whether you do that at all. We have a bunch of ski resorts within an hour…

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