Main content

"It's not quite over yet"

Even with the mercury rising, you can still ski in Vermont

"It's not quite over yet." So says Sugarbush ski resort, which will open up on Saturday so they can say that they skied into May. The same goes for Jay Peak resort. Both Vermont ski areas are running a lift and a couple of trails for a spring-skiing ticket price of $25.

Sugarbush will run the Super Bravo lift for skiing on the Valley House Traverse, Stein's Run and Coffee Run. They say that skiers may need to walk a bit at the end of Coffee Run to get back to the lift. They'll be serving up a BBQ so you can get a burger to go along with that corn snow. Resort officials will decide on Saturday whether they will open on Sunday.

At Jay Peak, the $25 gets you a two-day ticket, BBQ and music at the base of the Jet Triple. Sounds fun. Jay is reporting that they got two inches of snow in the last week and that brings their season total to 419 inches. Yes, sir, that's why we are still skiing on May 3 in Vermont!

I'll be picking up trash for <link http: www.greenupvermont.org external-link-new-window external link in new>Vermont's annual Green Up Day on Saturday. Many towns are participating by providing bags and hauling away the trash that always shows itself after a long winter. The state will be spiffed up again in no time!

Share This Blog Post

Latest posts

Photo of a ski swap with people looking at lots of skis

SkiMaven’s 2021 list of Vermont ski swaps

Posted 9/7/21

Updated 10/15/2021 When there's a chill in the air and we start to reach for fleece layers, that's a sure sign that ski swaps will soon take place in Vermont! Here's our annual round-up of ski swaps…

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…

Photo of mountain view while Nordic skiing on February 8

Bring on the snowstorms, March! We know you can do it!

Posted 3/3/21

Recently we've been enjoying the snow any way we can — from powdery goodness to challenging crust.  This morning after a thaw-and-freeze cycle, it was nice to cross-country ski on groomed trails with…

Photo of thick rime ice on branches in the woods

Now more than ever, we’re so grateful for snow!

Posted 2/5/21

We’ve been clicking into our skis a few times a week lately. We especially like getting out on the snow before we work from home. It's such a great way to start the day. Here in northern Vermont the…