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Photo of a rather snowy Mt. Mansfield as seen from the dry Stowe Recreation Path

Winding down to the end of the 2021 - 2022 ski season

Posted 4/25/22

It's Monday, April 25, 2022. Let's take a look at which ski resorts are still open in Vermont! Killington Jay Peak — closed for the midweek — will open for April 30 and May 1 and possibly the…

Photo of poles and skis with 3-pin bindings in shallow spring snow

Springy snow and the end of the ski season for some ski areas

Posted 3/31/22

Update on 4/6/2022 Closed ski areas in Vermont now include: Bolton Valley (they may try to re-open for one more weekend) Bromley Mountain Cochran's Ski Area Mad River Glen Magic Mountain Midd…

Photo of a wide, empty ski trail with fresh snow and birch trees

Hitting the slopes for another shot of winter!

Posted 3/28/22

It was getting depressing to see our lovely snow melt away. But then winter came back for a visit! Higher elevations in the Green Mountains got snow this weekend, so I had to go and investigate. I…

Photo taken while riding quad chairlift and looking down at skiers below

Spring skiing is here!

Posted 3/19/22

With warm temperatures this past week and rain in the forecast, I made a point to get out for an afternoon of spring skiing. In Wednesday's bright sunshine, the snow was very soft at Bolton Valley,…

Photo of a skier moving through the woods with blue sky

Spring has sprung! Gotta make the most of the snow!

Posted 3/20/21

We're looking at a stretch of sunny (yay!) and warm (not so yay!) weather in Vermont. Better get out on the snow while we have it! Forty-six inches of snow at the stake atop Mt. Mansfield. That's…

A Spring Skiing Spectacular at Mad River Glen!

Posted 4/13/19

These are the days you might dream about in the winter when it's zero degrees and you're planning to hit the mountain. It reached about 60 degrees at the base of Mad River Glen on Saturday. The sun…

A group of skiers and riders comes down the hill under the Vista quad lift

Last lift rides for this season at our closest ski area :(

Posted 4/7/19

While there is beaucoup snow in the Green Mountains, some ski areas are stopping their lifts for the season. It's a matter of economics really. Ski areas closing on Sunday afternoon included Pico,…

Backcountry skiing surrounded by snowy branches

It's April 6 and there's still a lot of snow in the mountains in Vermont!

Posted 4/6/19

We skied in two inches of fresh cream cheese today. We went in the backcountry trail network at Bolton Valley. The fresh snow clung to tree branches, which started to drip while we were skiing.  The…

Snowboarder admires mountain views from Grouse Mountain at Beaver Creek, Colorado

Lovely spring skiing at Colorado’s sunny Beaver Creek Resort

Posted 3/31/19

The SkiMaven took a road trip to Colorado this week! I enjoyed bright blue skies, some fresh snow and some spring skiing conditions. I spent some time skiing at Beaver Creek Resort, which is in…

It’s the end of April and we’re still skiing in Vermont

Posted 4/29/18

Three ski resorts in Vermont continue to spin their lifts. (See our post about closing dates.) This week we've been enjoying sliding around in the woods on waxless skis. The snow is corned up and…

Honest-to-goodness SPRING skiing today at Sugarbush, Vermont. So tasty on April 22!

Posted 4/22/18

Corn snow, sunscreen and blue skies. This is the recipe for an amazing spring skiing day. On Sunday, we enjoyed honest-to-goodness spring skiing at Sugarbush Resort, Vermont. The trails were well…

Winter in late April? What’s a skier to do?

Posted 4/21/18

Winter hasn’t been letting up here in Vermont. Several inches of snow have fallen in the mountains over the last couple of days. And, well, the sun came out this morning. What’s a skier to do??? We…

Earning a few turns after work

Posted 4/2/18

The sun today cried out for an after-work ski outing. We headed for a sunny slope at Bolton Valley -- under the Timberline lift. This is one of the areas designated for uphill access at the resort. …

Striding into springtime at Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center

Posted 3/31/18

We skied in the sunshine today to close out March. There's still quite a bit of snow at the Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center in Stowe, Vermont! The sun and shade made the snow conditions…

Smooth midday groomers at Bolton Valley Resort, Vermont

Posted 3/27/18

With visions of warmer temps and creamy corn snow turns, I made a PB&J and headed up to Bolton Valley today for some midday runs. What I found was closer to midwinter—lots of snow, packed-powder…

Sleepy Hollow Cross-Country Ski Center delivered great conditions on Sunday

Posted 3/25/18

On Sunday, the sun was shining again and the snow hadn't melted. We grabbed our cross-country skis and headed to Huntington, Vermont, to ski at Sleepy Hollow. They had groomed most of their trails in…

Earning our turns: Backcountry skiing on a sunny day in northern Vermont

Posted 3/25/18

Saturday was such a pretty day. Blue sky, rather warm temperatures and still lots of snow to play in! The Skimeister and I earned our turns in the backcountry. We skinned up into the Bolton Valley…

Spring skiing in Vermont - April 2017

Posted 4/16/17

We get people sending us questions through social media and our blog. Sometimes they ask whether they should book a ski vacation in Vermont in April. "Will there be snow?" they ask. We usually…

It felt like winter on Saturday; spring on Sunday. A fun, snow-filled April weekend!

Posted 4/9/17

I had to double check the date that was appearing on my phone on Saturday. We went out for a backcountry ski and it felt and looked like February rather than April 8! Saturday in the Backcountry We…

Lots of springy snow for cross-country skiing on April 2

Posted 4/2/17

Today's weather beat out our expectations today. It turned out to be gloriously sunny while we were on the trails at Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Center! There is still so much snow on the trails…

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