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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.…

Photo of light colored beer at von Trapp brewery

Breweries near Vermont ski resorts — beer lovers rejoice!

Posted 9/5/16

Updated April 2022 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…

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,…

Which Vermont ski areas are still open for spring skiing?

Posted 3/15/16

Springtime often brings soft snow, fickle weather and traditions such as pond skimming, but it also means that ski areas begin to wrap up operations. Here's a look at which Vermont ski areas are…

2015 Opening day at Stowe, Vermont

The question everyone is asking: When will Vermont ski resorts open?

Posted 11/19/15

<< FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR 2016 OPENING DATES >> -Updated 1/8/2016 AM- When will ski resorts in Vermont open for the 2015-2016 season? This question has been hard to answer. We've seen a…

Vermont lift ticket discounts and deals 2015 – 2016. Come & get your skiing deals!

Posted 10/30/15

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> -Updated 3/21/2016- We all want value when we make a purchase. Buying a ski ticket is no different. We've searched for the best lift…

Cold temps and snowflakes in forecast this weekend -- and a ski area will open, too!

Posted 10/15/15

Things are awfully colorful around here these days, but don't let that fool you. Snowflakes are part of this weekend's chilly October forecast. (Yes!) Plus, with the colder temperatures nipping at our…

And the last resort standing is...

Posted 5/6/15

We moved rather rapidly from winter to early summer here in lower elevations of Vermont. Green stuff is growing like crazy and flowers are blooming. I may have to mow soon. With the warm weather, Jay…

Lifts will still be spinning this first weekend in May

Posted 4/30/15

Here's the scoop on which Vermont alpine ski resorts are still open and which resorts have closed for the season.

Skiing at Bolton Valley on April 1, 2015

Which Vermont ski resorts remain open in April 2015?

Posted 4/7/15

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2015 If you haven't noticed, Old Man Winter didn't seem to want to let go of his hold on the Green Mountain State. We've been doing a whole bunch of skiing in Vermont. As of APRI…

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…

Snowmaking improvements in Vermont

On-mountain improvements at central & northern Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 season

Posted 10/17/14

Snowmaking. That's the most prevalent improvement at Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 ski season. A big reason is a program with Efficiency Vermont that provided incentives to replace old,…

New chairlift at Okemo, Vermont

Vermont ski resorts with lift improvements this year

Posted 10/7/14

Among the on-mountain investments and improvements happening at Vermont ski resorts each year (we'll soon recap all that is new at each ski area for 2014-15), some of the most exciting changes are…

May skiing at Killington

May Skiing: And then there was one...

Posted 5/12/14

Three Vermont ski resorts had chairlifts running in May 2014. They were Killington, Jay Peak and Sugarbush. Now, however, only one remains. Killington will run a lift on weekends as long as the soft…

April spring skiing in Vermont 2014

Which resorts are open for skiing in Vermont this last weekend in April?

Posted 4/24/14

Have you had enough skiing yet for this season? For those who still need some warm wind on their face and cold snow at their feet, you can hit up one of these ski resorts in Vermont. They will run…

Lifts are still spinning!

Posted 4/17/14

So we had some warm weather and rain and then it snowed again this week! The five open ski resorts in Vermont were reporting two inches of new snow (Killington) to eight inches new (Smugglers' Notch)…

Gondolas and Groomers: Skiing this week at Killington Resort, Vermont

Posted 2/1/14

At Killington Resort this week, I gained a greater appreciation for gondolas. It's been cold in Vermont recently and Wednesday and Thursday of this week followed suit. We bundled up to hit the…

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…

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