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Warm and wet weather pushes back openings at Vermont ski resorts

Posted Saturday, November 15, 2008
— Fall & early season, Alpine / downhill skiing

It's raining here in northern Vermont and it's in the 50s. Yeah, it isn't a pretty picture.

But, hey, it's still early in November and we have some time for the weather to turn cold and for snowmaking to do its thing before Thanksgiving. And wouldn't it be wonderful if we had a dump of snow in the mountains that weekend like we did last year? (See last year's <link post first-freshies external-link-new-window freshies in november>First Freshies post.)

The three ski areas that were going to run the lifts this weekend are not open.

Mt. Snow's Web site reports: "Snowmaking resumes Sunday night and it's official kids... Saturday the 22nd, we are OPENING. "

Killington will re-open on Thursday, Nov. 20. They say, "Snowmaking will resume Sunday night as we continue to build deep base depths on up to eight trails that we plan on opening Thursday."

And Okemo in southern Vermont now plans to power up their lifts on November 22, joining resorts such as Sugarbush, Stowe and Jay Peak, who had scheduled their openings for that day.

Of course, this is all dependent on Mother Nature. We'll see what happens!

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