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Snowmaking frenzy after pre-holiday meltdown

Posted Thursday, December 21, 2023
— Alpine / downhill skiing, Mad River Glen, Magic, Okemo
Making snow on a ski slope under a blue sky

Magic Mountain, Vermont, making snow under a cold, blue sky. Photo: Magic Mountain social media

Two snowmakers with Okemo jackets walk uphill toward snowguns

Snowmakers at Okemo Ski Resort in Vermont. Photo: Okemo social media

Snowmaking on a ski slope at night

Mad River Glen, Vt., has been making snow since the storm passed. Photo: Mad River Glen social media

You may have heard that a lot of water hit Vermont in the last week.

Oh, it had been such a good run until then!

Some ski areas closed on Tuesday after multiple inches of rain fell on Monday, December 18. But then the temps dropped and Vermont ski resorts started cranking out snow to fill in the damage.

Here's a photo of Magic Mountain making snow after the deluge ate a bunch of the snow on the hill. They remained closed as of Thursday. Mad River Glen was also making snow after the storm passed. All the ski areas are trying to make the most of every possible cold temperature span to keep the snowguns roaring. At Okemo, the GM said, "We are making snow absolutely any time we can."

As you plan your next ski outings, check on what terrain is open at your favorite Vermont ski resorts.

Happy holidays to you all! Pray for peace — and for snow!

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