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A few inches of fresh snow, and three more ski resorts are slated to open

Snowy view of Okemo ski resort, Vermont

One to seven inches of snow fell around the state on Wednesday night to help make things look a bit more wintry in Vermont. Today and tonight some areas will see snow showers.Snowy view of Okemo ski resort in Vermont

Dipping temperatures have helped with plans for three more ski resorts to spin their lifts for the first time this weekend. Bolton Valley Resort plans to open Saturday, as does Mount Snow. Bromley Mountain plans to open on Sunday.

Mount Snow will celebrate the "first flight" of the Bluebird Express, its new six-passenger bubble lift. (<link http: www.skimaven.com post new-chairlifts-at-three-vermont-ski-resorts-for-2011-2012 external-link-new-window chairlifts in>See this post for details.) Visit the links on our <link internal-link>Vermont Ski Resort page to check on what lifts and trails are open at your favorite resorts. In some cases the open terrain is only appropriate for intermediate and expert skiers and riders.

We need some more natural snow to help out those nordic ski areas! Right now, only Craftsbury is open with very limited terrain, and they were helped by snowmaking. Last night they reported, "24 degrees and the snow guns are cranking."

In other news, American ski racers have been tearing up the ski slopes, cross-country trails and jumping hills. Check our <link internal-link>SkiMaven Facebook posts and Twitter feed for those tidbits. It's a fun year to be following the US skiers!

I'm going to get some more turns this weekend. Have you skied yet? 


Photo: A pretty snowy morning view of Okemo, taken on Thursday morning. Courtesty of Okemo Mountain.

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