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Skiing and Riding: Stowe, Vermont

SkiMaven's posts about downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and backcountry skiing in Stowe, Vermont. And don’t forget the après ski, too!

Photo of chairlift ascending a snowy Vermont mountain with small, sunlit snowflakes

Vermont ski resorts open for 2021 - 2022 ski season with snow in forecast

Posted 11/26/21

Updated 11/30/21 While Killington has been open for some time, other Vermont ski resorts are now opening with the added benefit of late-November snow! When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2021 -…

Snowmaking guns at work at Sugarbush, VT

Snowmaking frenzy allows more ski areas to open for the 2020 - 2021 ski season in Vermont

Posted 12/9/20

Vermont has been enjoying cold temperatures recently and it's been a boon for snowmaking. When Mother Nature is slow to deliver, the snow guns come out! More ski areas will join the 5 resorts already…

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Killington, Pico, Magic Mountain and Mad River Glen and more ski areas also to close due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/15/20

Update on 3/16 at 5:30 p.m.: Smugglers' Notch is the last ski resort in the state to announce it will stop operating at end of day on March 17. Update on 3/15 at 2 p.m.: Bolton Valley Resort will…

Photo of a gondola at a ski resort

Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow will close for a week due to coronavirus concerns

Posted 3/14/20

All of Vail Resorts' North American ski resorts will close from March 15 - 22. This includes Stowe, Okemo and Mount Snow in Vermont. The announcement came on Saturday evening, March 14. The company…

Photo of skier turning in fresh snow in the glades

Skiing in about four inches of new snow this morning in northern Vermont

Posted 1/5/20

Around northern Vermont, ski areas reported that about 4 - 6 inches of snow fell Saturday into Sunday morning. It serves as a nice refresh for the conditions. We got up early and headed to the slopes…

Photo of the summit of Mt. Mansfield and trails below it

Starting a holiday week the Vermont way — with a Sunday morning full of skiing

Posted 12/22/19

I got up with the sun on this first full day of winter. The sunrise was gorgeous! I drove on over to Stowe Mountain Resort to get some turns in. It was a lovely morning. At first it was clear, then…

Photo of skiers on snowmaking whales on the Upper Hayride expert run

Sunday morning runs at Stowe, Vermont — first time on a ski lift this season!

Posted 12/1/19

December 1st seemed like a good day to get on a ski lift! I headed to Stowe Mountain Resort as the sun was rising and got some morning laps on the Fourrunner Quad.  The morning started out sunny and…

Photo of skier making turns at Smugglers' Notch in sunshine with mountain view

When do ski resorts open in Vermont for 2019 - 2020 season?

Posted 11/12/19

Updated 12/14/19 Please check our direct links to Vermont ski area snow reports before you make plans to go! In November and December, check for midweek closures. Sometimes ski areas are just open…

Photo of a skier on a snowy trail with a wintry view at Smugglers Notch, Vermont

Updated Vermont lift ticket deals post for this ski + ride season: 2019 - 2020

Posted 11/3/19

Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals, discount days, resident discounts and frequent skier deals in Vermont. We've posted the list of deals for the 2019-2020 ski season. Check…

Image of blue bubble chairlift with skiers on it at Mount Snow in Vermont.

Resistance is Futile: Vail Resorts to bring Mount Snow into the fold and other Peak Resorts

Posted 7/22/19

Vail Resorts announced today its plans to purchase Peak Resorts, a group of 17 ski areas that includes Mount Snow in southern Vermont. The acquisitions include Mount Snow, Hunter Mountain in New…

A spectacular Saturday on the snow

Posted 3/9/19

It was a stunning day on the snow today! Not a cloud in the sky, a deep snowpack and warm temperatures. So very nice indeed. The Skimeister and I headed to Stowe, Vt., to do a backcountry ski tour.…

A full-blown powder day at Stowe, Vermont

Posted 1/10/19

The first big storm of the new year has brought a welcome end to the roller-coaster temps we've been experiencing. Winter is back, and roaring like a lion! Around 15-18" of snow has fallen at Stowe…

Lots of terrain open and spring-ish conditions at Stowe Mountain Resort today

Posted 12/15/18

It felt like an early-spring skiing day today! I hit the lifts at Stowe Mountain Resort and enjoyed the trails on both Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Most of the trails and lifts are open due to the…

Cold, sunny, fluffy morning in the backcountry in Stowe, Vermont

Posted 12/8/18

We didn’t see many people on our ski tour this morning. Probably because it was darn cold! We started our ski tour in the bright sun but in temperatures around 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The new snow that…

Mount Snow to open

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2018 - 2019?

Posted 10/25/18

Updated 12/13/18   Mount Snow joined Killington in spinning lifts in October. Cold temperatures and aggressive snowmaking allowed these resorts to open very limited terrain this early. In November,…

The end is nigh: 2018 closing dates for Vermont ski resorts

Posted 4/14/18

We've had quite a run this ski season! Some Vermont ski resorts have stopped their lifts already, while others are still chugging along with quite a bit of terrain open. Vermont ski resorts closing…

A little April snow = nice cross-country skiing

Posted 4/7/18

The southern part of Vermont got several inches of new snow on Friday. Up in Stowe, it was more like two inches, but it was enough to make for some very nice groomed cross-country skiing today. The…

Pleasantly surprised on the slopes of Stowe, Vermont!

Posted 1/26/18

Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Yes, this weather rollercoaster is getting a bit old. We wanted to do some lift-served skiing today in the sunshine and we weren't expecting the conditions to be too…

It's beginning to look a lot like winter! Fun turns today at Stowe, Vermont.

Posted 12/10/17

Southern Vermont ski resorts made out the best with this coastal storm that moved through over the weekend. They enjoyed up to six inches of new snow. But we saw a bit of fresh snow even up north at…

First chair for 2017 - 2018 ski season at Mount Snow, Vermont

When do Vermont ski resorts open for 2017 - 2018?

Posted 11/12/17

<<GO TO THE 2018 - 2019 OPENING DATES POST>> Important: Check resort snow report pages for the very latest on their opening dates and conditions. Know before you go! These projected opening dates…

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