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Light, fluffy powder at Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont this morning!

Posted 2/6/14

The Skimeister and I woke up early today so that we could get some morning powder runs! We went to Smugglers’ Notch Resort, which was reporting 11 inches of snow in the previous 24 hours. The…

Snowflakes and snowboarding at Smugglers' Notch

Skiing on Madonna Mountain at Smugglers' Notch today

Posted 12/28/13

The Skimeister and I got up early today to get some morning runs in at Smugglers' Notch. We skied exclusively off the Madonna I chair, which ascends to the highest point of the ski resort: 3,640 feet.…

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First lift rides and fast turns at Smugglers' Notch today

Posted 12/8/13

On the eve of some expected precipitation (we may end up with about six inches of snow in the mountains by Monday night), the Skimeister and I hit Smugglers' Notch Resort for some lift-served skiing.…

Mount Snow opens in Vermont

Nine Vermont ski areas will be open this weekend

Posted 11/22/13

Thank goodness for good snowmaking weather! Hats off to snowmakers who will allow skiers and riders to enjoy a choice of nine Vermont ski resorts this weekend. Here’s who will be open: Okemo…

Warm weekend includes a walk up less snowy Smugglers' Notch road

Posted 11/17/13

We’re so glad that we took advantage of the fresh snow and cold temperatures earlier this week to go cross-country skiing on the road through Smugglers’ Notch. We went up there again today — this time…

Smugglers' Notch skiing, Vermont

First ski of the year — on the Notch road in Stowe!

Posted 11/14/13

The Skimeister and I got in our first ski of the year by cross-country skiing on the road that goes through Smugglers' Notch! This section of Route 108 is closed now because they don't plow it, and to…

When do Vermont ski resorts open in 2013?

Posted 11/7/13

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2018-2019 OPENING DATES!>> Updated 12/17/13 For the 2013-2014 ski season in Vermont, here's a list of opening dates. These may change according to weather patterns, of…

SkiMaven's annual Vermont lift ticket discount post for 2013 - 2014. Bring on the skiing deals!

Posted 10/31/13

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Updated 3/16/14 Everyone wants to find a good deal once in a while and skiers and riders are no different. We've taken a look around the…

New base lodge at Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont

What’s New? Central and northern Vermont ski resort improvements for 2013 / 2014

Posted 10/14/13

As a skier or rider, it’s good to know about the changes you can expect at Vermont ski resorts this winter. Here’s a look at on-mountain improvements that have been announced at northern and central…

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…

Pretty March afternoon on slopes of Smugglers’ Notch

Posted 3/16/13

Occasional midday flurries made way for clearing skies this afternoon at Smugglers’ Notch, Vermont. My friend and I skied off all three main lifts and enjoyed fast groomers and challenging moguls…

Reflecting on a springy cross-country ski at Smugglers' Notch this weekend

Posted 3/13/13

Did you know Smugglers’ Notch has a Nordic trail network? Well they do, and it’s quite nice. On Sunday afternoon, after finishing some house chores, I took off for a warm, spring ski. I wanted a…

Deal alert: January learn-to-ski-and-snowboard deals & free XC skiing

Posted 1/3/13

The snow continues to be great thanks to Mother Nature serving up frequent “refresher” snows overnight. Today was a cold one (a good day to get work done), but the temperatures will warm up for…

Busy Friday on the snowy slopes

Posted 12/29/12

With about 18 inches of snow falling around the Green Mountains in Vermont in the last two days, it was clear that I had to do everything in my power to get some runs in today. I was able to take off…

Which resorts are open for Thanksgiving weekend 2012?

Posted 11/20/12

A gaggle of Vermont ski resorts plan to open this long holiday weekend! They join the four ski resorts that are already spinning their lifts: Killington, Okemo, Stowe and Sugarbush. The new group…

Improvements in snowmaking, trails & facilities at Vermont ski resorts

Posted 11/18/12

Last season featured new chairlifts at three Vermont ski resorts (at Burke, Mount Snow and Stowe — read about it here), while this year only Jay Peak has a new lift. Investments were mostly steered…

Tentative opening dates for 2012 - 2013 at Vermont ski resorts

Posted 11/1/12

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE 2013-2014 POST ABOUT OPENINGS>> Updated 12/22/2012 PM When are Vermont ski resorts opening? Ski Vermont has released a list of the tentative opening dates for Vermont ski…

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…

Skiing at Jay Peak Resort.

Vermont 2012-2013 season pass deal deadlines are approaching

Posted 8/16/12

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 POST ABOUT SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINES!>> Updated 10/31/12 It’s mid-August and the summer in Vermont has been mighty fine, but many a skier and rider are already…

Farmers' market in Stowe, Vermont

Farmers’ markets in Vermont's ski towns

Posted 7/16/12

It’s veggie time in the mountains of Vermont! Vermont's ski towns are among those that have weekly farmers' markets when the snow is not flying. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture produces a handy web…

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