Main content

More ski resorts poised to open + World Cup racing in Vermont

Posted Sunday, November 20, 2016
— Alpine / downhill skiing, Fall & early season, Ski racing, Killington
Snowmaking in Vermont 2016 - 2017

With the help of colder temperatures and natural snow moving into our area today, several Vermont ski resorts are poised to open during Thanksgiving week and weekend. We had a warm spell for a while but snowmakers have been getting back to work and Mother Nature has helped out with the real stuff.

See our post about <link https: www.skimaven.com post _top external-link-new-window vermont ski resorts>2016 Vermont ski resort opening dates, which we update. Those tentatively planning to open in the coming week include Bromley, Burke, Jay Peak, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton and Sugarbush.

Thankfully Killington has been making a bumper crop of snow on the Superstar trail which will host a two-day stop on the women's World Cup circuit. (The men's speed races were canceled in Beaver Creek, Colo., because of lack of snow.) The likes of Mikaela Shiffrin and Lara Gut will compete in giant slalom on Saturday, November 26, and slalom on Sunday, November 27, at Killington.

Shiffrin, 21, has ties to Vermont so her runs are sure to bring the loudest cheers. She attended Burke Mountain Academy.

World Cup racing at Killington, Vermont

These are the first World Cup races held in the eastern United States in 25 years. It's about time, eh?!?

Photos: Natural snow and snowmaking mix at Bromley Mountain, Vt., on November 20, 2016. Courtesy of Bromley's Facebook page.
Phenom Mikaela Shiffrin racing recently in Solden, Austria. Photo courtesy of US Ski Team.

Share This Blog Post

 

Post a Comment

No Account Needed! To post a comment without any kind of account, you can type in a name, nickname or trail name and an email (which we do not collect or use) then select "I'd rather post as guest." We'd love to hear from you!

Link to get a Protect Our Winters membership

 


Skier makes a turn through the trees

Back on snow after emerging from the deep freeze

Posted 2/6/23

We stayed in and worked while the wind whipped up scary wind chill numbers on Friday and Saturday. By Sunday morning, we were chomping at the bit to be back on snow. We enjoyed a nice ski tour in the…

Skier moves through the snowy woods

Thankful for playing in the snow!

Posted 1/30/23

Hasn't it been great to have winter again? We've been enjoying getting out into the snowy woods for ski tours. It's so pretty! Hope you've been getting on the snow, too!

Quad chairlift ascends during a snowy day

A snowy afternoon of soft turns!

Posted 1/26/23

Just a few photos of an afternoon riding the quad at Bolton Valley Resort in northern Vermont. The snow kept falling through the day and I found some fun, rather deep snow. The ski area reported…