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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…

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…

10 Vermont ski resorts to choose from + good news for Magic

Posted 12/1/16

With the addition of Burke Mountain to the list of open ski areas this weekend, and the re-opening of three other areas, you'll have the choice of 10 ski resorts in Vermont to choose from this…

Magic Mountain, Vermont ski resort improvements

Southern Vermont ski resort improvements for the 2016 - 2017 ski season

Posted 10/2/16

We're taking a look around the Green Mountain State to see who is doing what to their resorts for the coming winter. Let's get started by looking at the improvements at ski areas in southern Vermont. …

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,…

Dear Santa: All we want for Christmas is some cold weather and more snow!

Posted 12/22/15

It's been a rough start to the ski season. Abnormally high temperatures have made snowmaking difficult to sustain. Vermont's larger and higher-altitude resorts made snow early on and have worked…

Magic Mountain (Vermont) ski area has new owners

Magic Mountain ski area in southern Vermont has new owner

Posted 7/11/14

Powder Magazine reports today that Magic Mountain in southern Vermont is under new ownership. They write: “...Just prior to the 4th of July holiday, an email was sent out to pass holders and…

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…

Southern Vermont ski resort improvements for 2013 - 2014

Posted 10/26/13

Recently we recapped central and northern Vermont ski resort improvements for the 2013 - 2014 ski season. Now up: ski areas in southern Vermont. Here are some changes you can expect this winter.  Br…

A pastor skis downhill with his guitar.

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…

Skiing into the new year

Posted 12/31/12

We're going to be skiing into the New Year in style! The snow's great for all kinds of skiing and riding. Plus, there are torchlight parades and/or fireworks at resorts such as Burke Mountain, Jay…

Snowmaking resumes across the land

Posted 12/12/12

A cold front has allowed snowmaking to resume across the state. Thank goodness! And a little bit of fresh snow has fallen over the last two days at higher elevations. Inconsistent temperatures have…

Lift ticket discounts in Vermont

2012 – 2013 Vermont lift ticket discounts and ski ticket deals for Vermont residents and our friends everywhere!

Posted 10/23/12

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Updated 3/15/2013 Finding the best lift ticket values takes a little bit of poking around. We’re here to help as we’ve scoured the…

Making snow high atop Smugglers' Notch ski resort in Vermont

More snowmaking & more ski areas coming online as we reach the holidays

Posted 12/20/11

Boy there’s a lot of snowmaking going on lately! Seems like the ski resorts are opening new terrain every few days or — in some cases — every day! Stowe Mountain Resort reported that it set a new…

Lots of snow! Lots of wind!

Posted 12/27/10

Holy coastal blizzard, Batman! Southern Vermont got dumped on thanks to this storm that made its way up the East Coast. Resorts were reporting one to two feet of new snow. Nice! As you head north in…

New snow and skiing deals in Vermont

Posted 12/17/10

Have you seen our list of Vermont lift ticket deals? If you are heading to the slopes in the next few days (and you really should), you may want to check it out. You can find a deal as low as $15…

Snowmaking improvements on tap at Magic Mountain.

Mountain improvements at southern Vermont ski resorts Bromley, Magic and Stratton

Posted 9/27/10

This season it was challenging to get information on Vermont ski resort mountain improvements. You see, I like to write about the on-mountain, skiing-related improvements because those apply to all…

Think snow!!! Skiing the trees at Jay Peak.

2010 – 2011 Season pass discount deadlines for Vermont ski resorts

Posted 8/20/10

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2012-2012 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> Updated 9/1/2010 It’s inching closer to Labor Day, school time and the colors of fall — and it’s time to think about season…

Globe reports on Magic Mountain ski area trying to become a coop

Posted 2/8/10

Magic Mountain ski area in southern Vermont made the front page of today's Boston Globe. This small ski area is selling shares in an attempt to become a cooperatively owned ski area, much like Mad…

Sunshine ruled over northern Vermont this morning.

I think I ski better in the sunshine

Posted 12/19/09

We were on the lift at Smugglers' Notch this morning with some friends by about 8:30 a.m. An hour earlier the temperature had been a balmy 5 degrees at the top of Sterling Mountain. Luckily, the sun…

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