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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 8/7/09

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 1/29/09

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 12/22/08

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 12/20/08

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 12/18/08

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…

What a difference a day makes during early season skiing in Vermont

Posted 12/5/08

What a difference a day makes. Thursday's skiing reminded me of some of the spring skiing I enjoyed last season. After we waited out the morning rain (yes, rain!), we took to the Sterling lift at…

First turns at Smugglers' Notch ski resort on the final day of November

Posted 11/30/08

Phew! I just snuck in under the wire. I'm happy to report that I took my first turns for the season in November — just as I did last year — even if it was the very last day of the month. The…

College-aged skiers and riders take to the mountains of northern Vermont.

College season passes in Vermont make me want to hit the books again!

Posted 10/21/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO 2013-2014 SEASON PASS DEADLINE INFO>> Did you know Vermont has more colleges per capita than any other state? It's true. And all those students are now cramming for one of the…

Ski Vermont 3 Pass is a Vermont ski ticket discount to consider

Posted 10/9/08

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Ski Vermont, an advocate for the Green Mountain State's ski industry, is offering a limited number of Ski Vermont 3 Passes and Ski…

Northern and Central Vermont ski swaps and ski sales

Posted 9/29/08

<<CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE 2018 LIST OF SKI SWAPS!>> I don't know about you, but I'm looking for some ski gear before the snow flies this year. For one, I want to pick up some plastic telemark boots…

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