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Killington to open again; and 10 scary ski trails

Posted 11/12/09

Killington resumes its sporadic early-season skiing on Friday and Saturday, November 13 and 14. Sunday’s operational status is on hold pending weather and snow conditions. An interesting top-10 list…

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

Posted 10/14/09

<<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…

When do Vermont ski resorts open?

Posted 10/9/09

<<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…

First snow in mountains of Vermont!

Posted 10/1/09

The rumors are true; we've had our first snowflakes fall on Vermont mountaintops! Twitter and Facebook are all a-twitter with excited skiers commenting on photos from their favorite Vermont ski…

Make tracks to a Vermont ski swap.

Northern & Central Vermont ski swaps in 2009

Posted 8/31/09

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2018 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> Yes, it's getting cool outside. I'm getting antsy, too. Now's the time to plan your attack on Vermont ski swaps. What gear are you going to…

Vermont ski resorts offer variety of season pass deals

Vermont season pass deals: Seize best deals on ski passes and discount programs in early fall

Posted 8/13/09

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEAL DEADLINE POST!>> I’m sitting at my computer in a tank top and shorts, sipping a half-and-half (half lemonade and half iced tea). At the same time…

What’s new on the mountain at Bolton Valley and Smugglers’ Notch ski resorts?

Posted 8/8/09

Bolton Valley and Smugglers’ Notch ski resorts in Vermont are excellent choices for those who live in and around Burlington and Chittenden County. And for those who are visiting the area, they are…

Early Easter morning on the ski mountain

Posted 4/13/09

[For Easter 2010 sunrise service information, follow this link.] We did it. We were out the door on Easter Sunday by 5:15 a.m. The Skimeister and I wanted to attend our first-ever Easter Sunrise…

Mowing or skiing?

Posted 4/9/09

You know it's April in Vermont when on the way to skiing you stop in to look at a lawn mower. The Skimeister and I saw a used reel mower (you know, the human-powered kind that your grandparents may…

Heading for the final stretch

Posted 4/3/09

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…

Snow softens up at Smugglers' Notch for afternoon spring skiing

Posted 3/26/09

Our Wednesday afternoon ski at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, turned out to be terrific. It's that strange time of year when it remains cold at night—setting up the snow so it's very firm in the…

Skiing above the clouds in Vermont!

Posted 3/10/09

I enjoyed the rare treat of skiing above the clouds today. This doesn't happen too often in Vermont. It is very impressive! We arrived at Smugglers' Notch for a morning of some skiing and thought it…

Spring skiing conditions at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, on March 7

Posted 3/8/09

Ah, March. It can be an amazing snow month both here in Vermont and in the West. (I'm typically out for a western ski week at this time, but not this year, unfortunately. We're keeping to a budget!) …

Good skiing and bright sun at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont, today

Posted 3/5/09

Today was a gorgeous day to be on the slopes in Vermont. The Skimeister and I bought the Bash Badge Plus at Smugglers' Notch this season, which gives you free early- and late-season skiing (and $25…

Rain turns to snow in Vermont as cold temps move back in (yay!)

Posted 2/13/09

Thank goodness! Winter has returned to northern Vermont after several days of early springtime. Last night the rain turned over to snow as the temperatures dropped to be seasonal once again. Ski…

Big dump, mixed bag of conditions at Smugglers' Notch

Posted 1/30/09

Snowstorm totals as of Thursday: Ascutney - 14"Bolton - 17 - 19"Bromley - 10 - 12"Burke - 15"Jay Peak - 12 - 16"Killington - 21"Mad River Glen - 10 - 12"Magic - 12 - 16"Middlebury - 14"Mount Snow -…

A Snowflake Bentley flake

Cold temps, snow in Vermont got me thinking about Mr. Bentley and his snowflakes

Posted 12/31/08

This week the temperatures have been dropping, making for some great snowmaking weather and natural flakes falling from the sky. The temperature in Jericho, Vermont, has dropped to 10 degrees (F)…

More snow — and wind — on another powder day in Vermont

Posted 12/23/08

The Skimeister and I were on the road at 7 a.m. today. Our mission: to make some powder turns and to be at Smuggler's Notch when the lifts opened. We only had the morning to ski, and we were going to…

Utah powder in Vermont today

Posted 12/21/08

OK, we weren't choking on the powder like they do sometimes out west, but it was light and fluffy like you'd find in Utah or Colorado. The Skimeister and I awoke early to hit the lifts at Smuggler's…

Snow forecasted for northern Vermont

Bring on the snow! Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Vermont

Posted 12/19/08

Check out this weather forecast for Stowe, Vermont. It's a thing of beauty. Flakes, flakes and more flakes! Yes, snow is on its way again after a weird week where we lost a bunch of snow on one day…

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