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Powdery, sunny skiing at Bolton Valley Resort — with extra layers

Posted 1/12/19

Thank goodness for a week of snow! I was away at a conference this week while the snow was falling in Vermont (of course). But I made up for it by skiing in the deep snow at Bolton Valley Ski Resort…

A full-blown powder day at Stowe, Vermont

Posted 1/10/19

The first big storm of the new year has brought a welcome end to the roller-coaster temps we've been experiencing. Winter is back, and roaring like a lion! Around 15-18" of snow has fallen at Stowe…

Today’s ski in the woods: Sun, snow + moose poop

Posted 1/5/19

Hooray for this week’s snow! The Skimeister and I went backcountry skiing this morning and the recent snow made a BIG difference. We found 4 to 6 inches of snow over a crusted base between 2,700 and…

A tricky cross-country ski tour today

Posted 12/29/18

I'm going to reiterate the request that I shared at the end of our last blog post: Pray for snow, people! This week's rain did more damage to the snowpack. We took our metal-edged Nordic skis out for…

Keep calm, and ski on

Posted 12/23/18

After rain fell at the end of the week, you had to wonder how things were holding up in the mountains. I took advantage of a sunny Sunday to find out. On my drive to the mountain, the Winooski River…

Lots of terrain open and spring-ish conditions at Stowe Mountain Resort today

Posted 12/15/18

It felt like an early-spring skiing day today! I hit the lifts at Stowe Mountain Resort and enjoyed the trails on both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Most of the trails and lifts are open due to the…

Exhausted — but happy — after another day of exploring the backcountry

Posted 12/9/18

Sunday brought day two of sunshine and day two of skiing in the backcountry in northern Vermont. We had discussed exploring the forest on the flanks of Camel's Hump. So off we went this morning. …

Cold, sunny, fluffy morning in the backcountry in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 12/8/18

We didn’t see many people on our ski tour this morning. Probably because it was darn cold! We started our ski tour in the bright sun but in temperatures around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The new snow that…

Venturing into the deep snow in the backcountry

Posted 12/1/18

Bolton Valley Resort opened for the weekend today. While folks flocked to the chairlifts, we skinned into the backcountry to the north of the ski area.  We found a deep snowpack, some open water…

Latest storm really puts the “snow” in Snowvember

Posted 11/28/18

The latest low-pressure system to slowly spin its way over the Northeast has dropped even more snow across Vermont. This morning I skinned up the well-packed track on Bolton Valley’s Wilderness Peak…

A whole lotta snow falling in Vermont to close out November!

Posted 11/27/18

The 24-hour snow totals at most Vermont ski resorts are being reported in the teens. You know, like 13 inches or more! Some southern Vermont ski areas are reporting about 20 inches. There was so much…

Making the most of the November snow

Posted 11/24/18

Another day, another ski tour! The forecast calls for warmer temperatures and foul weather, so we made a point of getting out to ski this afternoon. If Friday felt like February, I'd have to say that…

Backcountry bliss — in November!

Posted 11/23/18

We re-confirmed this fact today: There is a lot of snow at higher elevations in northern Vermont! The Skimeister and I enjoyed a ski tour in the Bolton Valley backcountry trail network. The scene was…

It’s November 17 and there are great turns to be had in Vermont!

Posted 11/17/18

Midday on Saturday offered up snowflakes, deep snow and sunshine!  I skinned up trails at Bolton Valley. The ski area won't open until early December, but they are already making snow on the main…

It’s beginning to look a lot like winter in Vermont!

Posted 11/11/18

I heard that our higher mountains in Vermont had received some snow so this morning I went to check it out. The bottom of the Bolton Valley Access Road was bare, but by the time you got up to the…

Mount Snow to open

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2018 - 2019?

Posted 10/25/18

Updated 12/13/18   Mount Snow joined Killington in spinning lifts in October. Cold temperatures and aggressive snowmaking allowed these resorts to open very limited terrain this early. In November,…

SkiMavenʼs list of Vermont lift ticket deals for 2018 - 2019

Posted 10/7/18

We’ve been compiling some of the best ski ticket deals in Vermont. Come and see what weʼve found! More will be added as we hear about new skiing discounts.

Fall is ski swap time! Here’s “the list” of Vermont ski swaps for 2018!

Posted 8/29/18

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2020 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> Updated 11/6/18 It starts with the changing leaves. The color shows itself slowly at first. And then, before you know it, the leaves are gone and…

Biking in the Champlain Valley, Vermont

Summer in Vermont: Skiers find thrills in the mountains and on the water

Posted 7/23/18

Despite our love for winter and all things cold and frosty, there are some benefits to the "off-season" here in Vermont. We like to make the most of summer in our scenic state whether we're on two…

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…

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