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

Posted 11/26/21

Updated 11/26/21 While Killington has been open for some time, other Vermont ski resorts are now opening with the added benefit of late-November snow in the forecast! When do Vermont ski resorts…

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…

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Stratton and Sugarbush join the list of Vermont ski resorts to close immediately due to coronavirus worries

Posted 3/14/20

On Saturday evening, after Vail Resorts' announcement, Alterra Mountain Company said it will stop spinning the lifts at their many properties. Starting immediately, Stratton and Sugarbush ski resorts…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

New lift at Sugarbush, Vermont in 2017 - 2018

What's new on the mountain at your favorite Vermont ski resorts for 2017 - 2018?

Posted 10/22/17

Snowmaking, lifts, grooming machines and more. Here's a look at on-mountain improvements at Vermont ski resorts for this winter. Bolton Valley Bolton Valley is upgrading its snowmaking system. The…

2016 Vermont ski resort opening dates

2016 Opening dates for Vermont ski resorts. Are you ready?

Posted 11/7/16

Updated 12/21/2016 AM If Mother Nature cooperates and delivers cold weather, several Vermont ski resorts hope to make enough snow to open some limited terrain in November. Others plan on December…

Vermont skiing deals

Vermont lift ticket deals and skiing discounts: SkiMaven's list for 2016 - 2017

Posted 10/28/16

<<CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CURRENT VERMONT LIFT TICKET DEALS>> Updated 2/13/2017 Deals, steals and discounts — we're all looking for them. Each year we compile a list of some of the best skiing deals,…

Magic Mountain, Vermont ski resort improvements

Southern Vermont ski resort improvements for the 2016 - 2017 ski season

Posted 10/2/16

We're taking a look around the Green Mountain State to see who is doing what to their resorts for the coming winter. Let's get started by looking at the improvements at ski areas in southern Vermont. …

Which Vermont ski areas are still open for spring skiing?

Posted 3/15/16

Springtime often brings soft snow, fickle weather and traditions such as pond skimming, but it also means that ski areas begin to wrap up operations. Here's a look at which Vermont ski areas are…

Vermont skiing December 29, 2015

New snow and snowmaking temperatures allow a couple more Vermont ski areas to open this week

Posted 12/29/15

--UPDATE ON MORNING OF 12/31: A couple more Vermont ski resorts are reporting they will open New Year's Day and weekend. Check this post for more details, here.-- Old Man Winter made a visit this…

2015 Opening day at Stowe, Vermont

The question everyone is asking: When will Vermont ski resorts open?

Posted 11/19/15

<< FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR 2016 OPENING DATES >> -Updated 1/8/2016 AM- When will ski resorts in Vermont open for the 2015-2016 season? This question has been hard to answer. We've seen a…

Vermont lift ticket discounts and deals 2015 – 2016. Come & get your skiing deals!

Posted 10/30/15

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> -Updated 3/21/2016- We all want value when we make a purchase. Buying a ski ticket is no different. We've searched for the best lift…

Skiing at Bolton Valley on April 1, 2015

Which Vermont ski resorts remain open in April 2015?

Posted 4/7/15

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2015 If you haven't noticed, Old Man Winter didn't seem to want to let go of his hold on the Green Mountain State. We've been doing a whole bunch of skiing in Vermont. As of APRI…

Vermont ski resort opening dates 2014-2015

Posted 11/12/14

<<FOLLOW THIS LINK TO SEE 2015-2016 OPENING DATES!>> Here's how Vermont ski resort opening dates are looking as of 12/18/2014. Opening dates are always difficult to pin down. Mother Nature has to…

New chairlift at Okemo, Vermont

Vermont ski resorts with lift improvements this year

Posted 10/7/14

Among the on-mountain investments and improvements happening at Vermont ski resorts each year (we'll soon recap all that is new at each ski area for 2014-15), some of the most exciting changes are…

Mount Snow opens in Vermont

Nine Vermont ski areas will be open this weekend

Posted 11/21/13

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…

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