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Mount Snow opens with a mini-park in beginner area for skiers and riders

Mount Snow is open this weekend with some rails and boxes in its Launch Pad beginner area. The mini-park is served by the novice triple chair. Even with very limited terrain, about 400 skiers and riders came out on Saturday to start their season of sliding on the snow. Unseasonably cold temperatures this month have allowed Vermont ski resorts to take the snowmaking guns and fans out of storage and make snow. Mount Snow is not expected to remain open during the week. We'll see if they open...[Read more]

Sunday, October 18, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Fall & Early season, Mount Snow

Vermont lift ticket discounts, skiing deals in 2009 & 2010 for Vermont residents and everyone!

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2014 - 2015 POST ABOUT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> I've been scouring the Internet, Facebook, Twitter and more for you (you can thank me later) in search of the best Vermont ski ticket discounts. These are some of the best skiing deals for my fellow Vermonters and our out-of-state friends, too. Double check on the details before you drive to the ski resort! And don't forget your ID if you want to cash in on a Vermonter ski discount. When I...[Read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Filed in: Bolton Valley, Killington, Mad River Glen, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

When do Vermont ski resorts open?

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2018-2019 OPENING DATES!>> I received a list of Vermont ski resort opening dates in my email, as reported by Ski Vermont. Of course, these may change, depending on the weather. As you may know, Colorado's Loveland Ski Area was the first to open in the country. They loaded their lifts with skiers for the first time on Wednesday, October 7. (Can you believe it?) It was their earliest opening in 40 years. We're closing in on the 2009/2010 ski season,...[Read more]

Friday, October 9, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Bromley, Fall & Early season, Jay Peak, Killington, Magic, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch

On-mountain improvements at Sugarbush, Mount Snow & Magic resorts include glades

Sugarbush's Castle Rock chairlift

OK folks, ski resort crews are making snow in Colorado and they have had some natural snowfall at higher elevations, too. Later this week, Vermont mountaintops may actually see some early snowflakes. Ski season is creeping closer!As part of our update on on-mountain improvements being made at Vermont ski resorts, here's a quick recap of what's been happening at Sugarbush, Mount Snow and Magic Mountain ski resorts that will impact your enjoyment of the snow during the 2009 - 2010 ski...[Read more]

Monday, September 28, 2009 Filed in: Magic, Mount Snow, Resort improvements, Sugarbush

Vermont ski resorts test energy efficiency of snowmaking systems

Efficient snowmaking fan guns

Have I told you how much I love Efficiency Vermont? I personally have benefited from their energy efficiency programs and rebates (yes, rebates!). Now Vermont ski resorts can get into the act by testing the efficiency of their snowmaking systems.  Efficiency Vermont offers free testing so resort managers can see which snowmaking technologies are the biggest energy hogs. Then, hopefully, they will upgrade to systems that use less energy and still churn out the snow. George Lawrence of...[Read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Mount Snow

Heading for the final stretch

Believe it or not, many Vermont resorts picked up a few inches of snow early this week. I skied in it a bit late Thursday afternoon in the Bolton Valley backcountry trails. With the warm temperatures and sunshine we have been having it was like skiing through sticky mashed potatoes. But there continues to be a lot of snow in the woods at this higher elevation and we had fun making the most of it. Although, we had to cross a stream to finish our descent on Gardner's Lane. There's a lot of...[Read more]

Friday, April 3, 2009 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Ascutney, Backcountry skiing, Bolton Valley, Jay Peak, Killington, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Spring skiing

Ski ticket discounts for Vermonters (and Vermont-resident-wanna-be's)

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DISCOUNTS!>> Updated 3/13/2009 2008-2009 Season Deals I've compiled a list of Vermont ski ticket discounts. That's right, these are some of the best skiing deals for you Vermonters and flatlanders. Here in Vermont, we have to get something for suffering through lower-than-average paychecks and higher-than-average housing prices! Some of these deals require that you show proof of Vermont residency, while most ticket...[Read more]

Monday, November 17, 2008 Filed in: Ascutney, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Mad River Glen, Magic, Mount Snow, Okemo, Pico, Stowe, Ticket discounts

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

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 to say he had a decent answer.  "The biggest mistake people make is the head right to the 'biggest' mountains with the biggest names—especially Killington, Sugarbush, and Mount Snow. While those mountains have earned their reputation for some of the most exciting and difficult terrain in the...[Read more]

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Ascutney, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington, Mount Snow, Smugglers' Notch, Sugarbush

Can't get enough?

Spring skiing at Jay Peak earlier this month

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, 4/26 - 4/27 for intermediate and advanced skiers • Mount Snow - Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 4/25 - 4/27 • Sugarbush - Open through Sunday, 4/27 Check for links to their springy snow reports and driving directions on the Vermont Ski Resorts and Snow Conditions page. In my inbox this morning,...[Read more]

Friday, April 25, 2008 Filed in: Alpine / downhill skiing, Jay Peak, Mount Snow, Spring skiing, Sugarbush, Ticket discounts

'Twas the day before Thanksgiving

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

'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 even my balaklava. But where the heck is my ski jacket and ski pants? I'm going to need these things pronto! There are at least seven ski resorts open in Vermont this weekend for early-season runs. And we've received natural snow in the mountains and even a bit down in the Banana Belt of...[Read more]

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Filed in: Fall & Early season, Jay Peak, Killington, Mount Snow, Okemo, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush

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