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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…

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Smaller, independent ski areas rock!

Posted 10/30/21

A new short film focuses on the country’s small, independent ski areas. TGR recently created “In Pursuit of Soul” and among the ski areas featured are a pair of gems from Vermont. Check out the…

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…

A Spring Skiing Spectacular at Mad River Glen!

Posted 4/13/19

These are the days you might dream about in the winter when it's zero degrees and you're planning to hit the mountain. It reached about 60 degrees at the base of Mad River Glen on Saturday. The sun…

April showers us with dense powder!

Posted 4/1/17

Yay for powder skiing in April! No, it wasn't the lightest powder, but what do you expect so late in the season? It was a blast to hit about 12 inches of new snow at Mad River Glen today. We were in…

A classic powder day at Mad River Glen (thanks, Stella!)

Posted 3/15/17

You know it's going to be a good powder day when you've just finished shoveling the driveway and you're worried the big town plow will come by again before you leave for the ski hill! Today, with a…

More Vermont ski resorts open

Vermont ski resort count for this weekend: 13

Posted 12/8/16

UPDATE: Make that 14 resorts. Mad River Glen announced it will fire up a lift this weekend, as well. ---------- We're having a great December so far in Vermont, thanks to Mother Nature. This weekend…

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…

Corn snow, bumps and more bumps at Mad River Glen today

Posted 4/13/15

Wow we skied lots of big, soft bumps this afternoon at Mad River Glen! The Single Chair and Sunnyside Double lifts carried happy skiers up the hill to swish their way down through the corn snow. The…

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…

Mogul runs, powdery stashes & smooth groomers at Mad River Glen

Posted 2/6/15

We rustled up some friends, waxed our skis and drove up to Mad River Glen today. Vermont has been piling up a lot of snow lately and it was a good day to enjoy a deep base of snow at this unique ski…

Soft, natural snow on the trails of Mad River Glen today

Posted 1/14/15

Midweek skiing is the way to go when you can make it happen! We enjoyed a half day of broken powder, bumps, powder, and groomed packed powder at Mad River Glen today. There were no lines at all and…

Vermont lift ticket discounts and deals for 2014 - 2015. More discounts = more skiing!

Posted 10/31/14

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Updated April 7, 2015 Here’s the way we see it: The more lift ticket discounts you find, the more skiing you can do! We’re here to help…

Mad River Glen: Spring ski it while you can!

Posted 4/6/14

Bright sun and softening snow greeted us at Mad River Glen ski area in Fayston, Vermont, this morning. We did not rush out the door to get there when the lifts opened because we knew the snow would…

Lots of friends—and their valentines—on a powder day at Mad River Glen

Posted 2/15/14

You know the saying—no friends on a powder day. Well, while the SkiMaven was in Colorado, the Skimeister and friends traveled through a classic Valentine's Day blizzard to share Mad River Glen on an…

Mount Snow, Vermont

More ski areas opening this weekend, and sounds like snow!

Posted 12/13/13

We should reach a total of 14 open ski resorts in Vermont this weekend. Bolton Valley and Middlebury Snow Bowl open today (Friday) and Pico opens to passholders today. Pico's public opening is…

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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Springtime rituals include Easter sunrise services (and first tracks!) & egg hunts

Posted 3/26/13

Easter is hopping closer! This year it falls on Sunday, March 31. Vermont ski resorts often have Easter-themed events to get families out on the snow. Some ski areas also hold mountain-top sunrise…

Surprise snow!

Posted 3/15/13

I think the snow that fell in the last day and a half was a bit of a surprise for Vermont ski areas. A welcome surprise, of course! Ski resorts are reporting a couple of inches of new snow to nearly…

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