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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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Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow will close for a week due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/14/20

All of Vail Resorts' North American ski resorts will close from March 15 - 22. This includes Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow in Vermont. The announcement came on Saturday evening, March 14. The company…

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…

Image of blue bubble chairlift with skiers on it at Mount Snow in Vermont.

Resistance is Futile: Vail Resorts to bring Mount Snow into the fold and other Peak Resorts

Posted 7/22/19

Vail Resorts announced today its plans to purchase Peak Resorts, a group of 17 ski areas that includes Mount Snow in southern Vermont. The acquisitions include Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain in New…

Vail swoops in to grab two more New England ski resorts

Posted 6/4/18

Vail Resorts, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Triple Peaks, LLC, the parent company of Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and…

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…

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…

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,…

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. …

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…

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…

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…

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