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On-mountain improvements at central & northern Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 season

Posted 10/17/14

Snowmaking. That's the most prevalent improvement at Vermont ski resorts for the 2014-2015 ski season. A big reason is a program with Efficiency Vermont that provided incentives to replace old,…

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…

May skiing at Killington

May Skiing: And then there was one...

Posted 5/12/14

Three Vermont ski resorts had chairlifts running in May 2014. They were Killington, Jay Peak and Sugarbush. Now, however, only one remains. Killington will run a lift on weekends as long as the soft…

April spring skiing in Vermont 2014

Which resorts are open for skiing in Vermont this last weekend in April?

Posted 4/24/14

Have you had enough skiing yet for this season? For those who still need some warm wind on their face and cold snow at their feet, you can hit up one of these ski resorts in Vermont. They will run…

Lifts are still spinning!

Posted 4/17/14

So we had some warm weather and rain and then it snowed again this week! The five open ski resorts in Vermont were reporting two inches of new snow (Killington) to eight inches new (Smugglers' Notch)…

Sugarbush powder day

Deep snow in the woods at Sugarbush

Posted 3/14/14

I'm exhausted, and I couldn't be happier about it. Today the Skimeister and I gathered a posse of friends and went out to take on this week's new snow at Sugarbush Resort. The day started sunny and…

Skiing on Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush

Good snow at the top of Sugarbush's Mt. Ellen on a cold winter's day

Posted 1/1/14

Today was all about elevation.  The Skimeister and I made our way over to ski at Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush on this first day of 2014. Mt. Ellen is the northern half of the ski resort. I wasn't…

Skiing at Sugarbush, Vermont

Warmer temps, wind and high-speed lifts at Sugarbush Resort today

Posted 12/19/13

As warmer temperatures moved into the region, so did the wind. We had a breezy, easy-going ski at Sugarbush today. The Skimeister and I made turns off the Super Bravo quad and the Gate House quad…

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…

SkiMaven's annual Vermont lift ticket discount post for 2013 - 2014. Bring on the skiing deals!

Posted 10/31/13

<<CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT VERMONT TICKET DISCOUNTS POST!>> Updated 3/16/14 Everyone wants to find a good deal once in a while and skiers and riders are no different. We've taken a look around the…

New base lodge at Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont

What’s New? Central and northern Vermont ski resort improvements for 2013 / 2014

Posted 10/14/13

As a skier or rider, it’s good to know about the changes you can expect at Vermont ski resorts this winter. Here’s a look at on-mountain improvements that have been announced at northern and central…

Fun under the spring sun

Posted 4/22/13

A couple more Vermont ski resorts closed this weekend, but not before skiers and riders hit the slopes for springtime fun under the sun. Here are a few shots from this weekend that we found on…

Which Vermont ski resorts are still open in mid-April 2013?

Posted 4/16/13

So this is what I've got on the topic of which Vermont ski resorts are still open now that it's mid-April... Many mountaintops were still looking white today. It's not too late to get some turns in!…

Spring skiing at Jay Peak

More springtime fun: Spring skiing at Jay Peak & pond skimming!

Posted 3/29/13

Had a great spring skiing day at Jay Peak today. The snow was soft and plentiful, and the weather turned out to be much better than predicted! We enjoyed a mix of sun, snowflakes and clouds. We…

A pastor skis downhill with his guitar.

Springtime rituals include Easter sunrise services (and first tracks!) & egg hunts

Posted 3/26/13

Easter is hopping closer! This year it falls on Sunday, March 31. Vermont ski resorts often have Easter-themed events to get families out on the snow. Some ski areas also hold mountain-top sunrise…

A couple short videos to cozy up with in this chilly weather

Posted 1/24/13

It’s been darn cold this week in Vermont. In fact, I’m scared to see my heating bill! During this cold snap, why not cozy up with hot chocolate and these short videos related to snow and skiing in…

Snow, sleet, rain and Catamount Trail coupons

Posted 12/18/12

Well, elevation means everything this week in Vermont. While many towns and villages and base lodge areas have seen rain and sleet, there's been a mix of snow, sleet and rain up higher on the…

First turns of the season!

Posted 11/28/12

After nursing a cold all of this holiday weekend (great timing, huh?) I made time on Tuesday to get in my first turns of the season! In the afternoon I hit up Sugarbush to get my legs and feet…

Which resorts are open for Thanksgiving weekend 2012?

Posted 11/20/12

A gaggle of Vermont ski resorts plan to open this long holiday weekend! They join the four ski resorts that are already spinning their lifts: Killington, Okemo, Stowe and Sugarbush. The new group…

More Vermont ski areas poised to open

Posted 11/14/12

November had brought some steady cold temperatures, until Monday hit with record highs! Luckily, that didn't last long and ski resorts are back at making snow and picking up some natural snow at…

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