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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,…

Ski area improvements in Vermont 2016 - 2017

New in 2016 - 2017: Enhancements at central and northern Vermont ski areas

Posted 10/14/16

Vermont’s ski resorts are getting prepared for a new — and hopefully MUCH snowier — ski season. Here’s a recap of ski area improvements and investments in the central and northern portions of Vermont.…

Spending Easter on the slopes at Smugglers’ Notch

Posted 3/28/16

Another sunny, warm day in northern Vermont. It was nearly a requirement to hit the snow again! The Skimeister and I spent part of Easter Day on the slopes at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. There weren't…

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…

Shaking up our Friday with some turns at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Posted 3/4/16

After a week full of work and success at kicking a nagging cold, the Skimeister and I headed over to Smugglers’ Notch Resort for part of the day today. We weren't alone; quite a few families and…

Pow! A great morning of skiing powder at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Posted 1/20/16

This week’s snow was followed by wind yesterday — and lots of it. So there were a number of closed lifts yesterday due to the wind. And what did that mean? It meant that we might find some untracked…

Our first turns of the season come with spring conditions

Posted 12/11/15

The Skimeister and I made our first turns of the season today and boy did it feel like spring! The weather was warm and the snow was soft. We got our legs reacquainted with turning left and right on…

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…

Scrumptious spring skiing on Tuesday afternoon

Posted 4/8/15

On Tuesday afternoon, the sun and snow beckoned. The Skimeister and I headed for Smugglers’ Notch Resort to get in some spring turns. It has been snowing over the last few days so there was some newer…

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…

Cold, dry snow and powderhounds at Smugglers' Notch today

Posted 2/3/15

It’s been snowing lately so we just had to rearrange our work schedule to ski Smugglers’ Notch this morning! (Haven’t I mentioned that I’m spoiled rotten?!?) Monday’s snowstorm dropped between five…

Smugglers’ Notch skiing today — and an ode to a favorite piece of ski gear

Posted 1/3/15

In celebration of the humble balaclava. Oh, how I love you, my balaclava, on a cold day of skiing. Simple, yet thoughtfully designed, you keep my neck, face and ears warm, and you fend off…

Fresh edges, fast turns and sun at Smugglers’ Notch on Sunday

Posted 12/7/14

I took my freshly tuned skis to Smugglers’ Notch Resort today and enjoyed fast turns under blue skies! We got our first alpine runs of the season off the Sterling Mountain double chair, which ascends…

Skiing the Smugglers' Notch road

Our first ski today — on the road that goes through Smugglers’ Notch!

Posted 11/22/14

Woot-woot! We got out on the snow for the first time this season! There's been quite a bit of natural snow falling in the higher elevations of northern Vermont (13 inches now at the stake atop Mt.…

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…

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…

Snowmaking improvements in Vermont

On-mountain improvements at central & northern Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 season

Posted 10/17/14

Snowmaking. That's the most prevalent improvement at Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 ski season. A big reason is a program with Efficiency Vermont that provided incentives to replace old,…

Lifts are still spinning!

Posted 4/17/14

So we had some warm weather and rain and then it snowed again this week! The five open ski resorts in Vermont were reporting two inches of new snow (Killington) to eight inches new (Smugglers' Notch)…

April skiing that amazed us today at Smuggs!

Posted 4/12/14

Wow — what a fun time on the hill today! The Skimeister and I teamed up with two other skiing-afflicted friends and had a blast in the corn snow at Smugglers’ Notch. Clearly most people have been…

Sunny Sunday skiing at Smuggs

Posted 3/9/14

It was much too nice of a day to pass up the chance of taking runs at Smugglers' Notch Resort today. I slathered on sunscreen, bundled up, and hit the slopes. The warmth of the sun was great but it…

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