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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…

Snowmaking guns at work at Sugarbush, VT

Snowmaking frenzy allows more ski areas to open for the 2020 - 2021 ski season in Vermont

Posted 12/9/20

Vermont has been enjoying cold temperatures recently and it's been a boon for snowmaking. When Mother Nature is slow to deliver, the snow guns come out! More ski areas will join the 5 resorts already…

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Killington, Pico, Magic Mountain and Mad River Glen and more ski areas also to close due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/15/20

Update on 3/16 at 5:30 p.m.: Smugglers' Notch is the last ski resort in the state to announce it will stop operating at end of day on March 17. Update on 3/15 at 2 p.m.: Bolton Valley Resort will…

Photo of skier making turns at Smugglers' Notch in sunshine with mountain view

When do ski resorts open in Vermont for 2019 - 2020 season?

Posted 11/12/19

Updated 12/14/19 Please check our direct links to Vermont ski area snow reports before you make plans to go! In November and December, check for midweek closures. Sometimes ski areas are just open…

Photo of a skier on a snowy trail with a wintry view at Smugglers Notch, Vermont

Updated Vermont lift ticket deals post for this ski + ride season: 2019 - 2020

Posted 11/3/19

Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals, discount days, resident discounts and frequent skier deals in Vermont. We've posted the list of deals for the 2019-2020 ski season. Check…

Mount Snow to open

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2018 - 2019?

Posted 10/25/18

Updated 12/13/18   Mount Snow joined Killington in spinning lifts in October. Cold temperatures and aggressive snowmaking allowed these resorts to open very limited terrain this early. In November,…

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…

Women's World Cup comes to Vermont this weekend

Posted 11/20/17

The Women's World Cup is coming to Vermont this weekend. The best slalom and giant slalom skiers in the world will hit the Superstar trail at Killington, Vermont.  Friday night kicks things off with…

First chair for 2017 - 2018 ski season at Mount Snow, Vermont

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2017 - 2018?

Posted 11/12/17

<<GO TO THE 2018 - 2019 OPENING DATES POST>> Important: Check resort snow report pages for the very latest on their opening dates and conditions. Know before you go! These projected opening dates…

Lifts will turn at a couple of Vermont ski resorts this week

Posted 11/7/17

Updated 11/8/17 Thanks to cold weather moving in to the area, snowmakers have been busy and will be working hard through the week. Killington has announced it will start spinning its lifts on…

New lift at Sugarbush, Vermont in 2017 - 2018

What's new on the mountain at your favorite Vermont ski resorts for 2017 - 2018?

Posted 10/22/17

Snowmaking, lifts, grooming machines and more. Here's a look at on-mountain improvements at Vermont ski resorts for this winter. Bolton Valley Bolton Valley is upgrading its snowmaking system. The…

Mikaela Shiffrin at Killington, Vt., World Cup

Mikaela Shiffrin is super-charged in Killington, Vt., World Cup races

Posted 11/27/16

Hats off to ski racing phenom Mikaela Shiffrin for her wonderful performances this weekend in Killington, Vermont! This Burke Mountain Academy grad scored a strong fifth in the giant slalom, and she…

Snowmaking in Vermont 2016 - 2017

More ski resorts poised to open + World Cup racing in Vermont

Posted 11/20/16

With the help of colder temperatures and natural snow moving into our area today, several Vermont ski resorts are poised to open during Thanksgiving week and weekend. We had a warm spell for a while…

2016 Vermont ski resort opening dates

2016 Opening dates for Vermont ski resorts. Are you ready?

Posted 11/7/16

Updated 12/21/2016 AM If Mother Nature cooperates and delivers cold weather, several Vermont ski resorts hope to make enough snow to open some limited terrain in November. Others plan on December…

Vermont skiing deals

Vermont lift ticket deals and skiing discounts: SkiMaven's list for 2016 - 2017

Posted 10/28/16

<<CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DEALS>> Updated 2/13/2017 Deals, steals and discounts — we're all looking for them. Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals,…

First snow in the mountains of Vermont on October 22

Posted 10/23/16

Here are a few shots of the early-season snowfall in Vermont this weekend! Snow fell at higher elevations on Saturday night, October 22. Extra-eager skiers and riders went out to hike for some turns…

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.…

Vermont breweries near ski areas

Breweries near Vermont ski resorts — beer lovers rejoice!

Posted 9/5/16

Anyone who reads this blog understands by now that we like to do “après.” Après-ski snacks and beverages are extra tasty after a cold day on the snow. Plus, you can do après and still get to bed at a…

Skiing in Vermont, May 1, 2016

One Vermont ski resort left for skiing in May

Posted 5/2/16

Two more Vermont ski resorts had their final day of operation. On Sunday, May 1, 2016, Jay Peak and Sugarbush ran their lifts for the last time this ski season. Only one resort will run its lifts…

You can still get some turns in until May 1 — maybe longer?

Posted 4/25/16

If you want to get a few last turns in for the season, there's one Vermont ski resort open this midweek, and two more plan to reopen for the coming weekend — April 30 and May 1. The terrain is very,…

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