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Winter starts now! Vermont ski resorts start to open for 2022 - 2023 season.

Posted Thursday, November 17, 2022
— Alpine / downhill skiing, Fall & early season, Ski racing, Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke, Jay Peak, Killington, Okemo, Smugglers' Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush
Big cloud of snowmaking at Killington ski area

Killington ski area, November 17, 2022. Courtesy of Killington web cam.

Natural snow and snowmaking at base of Sugarbush ski area

Sugarbush ski area, November 16, 2022. Courtesy of Sugarbush social media.

UPDATE ON 11/23/2022: Give thanks! More Vermont ski areas are opening for Thanksgiving weekend! (We're looking at you Smuggs, Stratton, Jay, Burke, Bolton and Bromley!) We've had cold temperatures to allow for prolific snowmaking. We'll take a second serving of that, thank you!

Check our Vermont Snow Reports page for a look at conditions and weather around the state. For details on each ski area, go to our Vermont Ski Resorts page and click the links to your favorite resorts.

There won't be a lot of terrain open this early in the season! Also note that some ski areas close during the midweek at this time of year. Visit the website before you go so you know!


We got some of that lovely white stuff in Vermont! And the temperatures are now cold so snowmaking is going gangbusters.

Here's a shot from Thursday morning, November 17, of the snowmaking cloud at Killington Ski Resort. They are getting the Superstar hill ready for the Women's World Cup on Thanksgiving weekend. Yesterday FIS gave them a green light for the races. Phew!

Killington opens with very limited terrain today (November 17) for passholders. They open to the general public on Friday, November 18.

Other ski areas are moving up their opening dates because of the snow and cold. They include Sugarbush, Stowe and Okemo — all opening in the next couple of days. The photo of snow at the base of Sugarbush is from November 16.

Check our Vermont Snow Reports page for a look at conditions and weather around the state. For details on each ski area, go to our Vermont Ski Resorts page and click the links to your favorite resorts.

There won't be a lot of terrain open at this point, but ya' gotta start somewhere! Also note that some ski areas close during the midweek at this time of year. Visit the website before you go so you know!

Welcome to the 2022 - 2023 ski season, y'all! Woo-hoo!

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