(photo: Killington Resort)

Vermont Readies the White Carpet

Montpelier, VT – Over the past few weeks, Vermont ski and snowboard resorts have been visited by an old friend who brought over a foot of snow to the state’s highest peaks. This early season snowfall fired up avid skiers and snowboarders, including those who attended Killington Resort’s opening day on October 25. Cold temperatures have also allowed resorts to fire up snowmaking in October in preparation for future opening dates.

(photo: Killington Resort)
(photo: Killington Resort)

“Thanks to an early boost of snow and Vermont’s snowmaking capabilities, we’re starting our winter season about seven weeks ahead of Mother Nature’s schedule,” says Parker Riehle, President of the Vermont Ski Areas Association. “This is a great way to start the 2016-17 season.”

Tentative Opening Dates:

Killington Resort: Opened Tuesday, October 25, 2016, for season pass holders and Wednesday, October 26, 2016, for the public. Four trails are presently open.

Stowe Mountain Resort: Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sugarbush Resort: Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Okemo Mountain Resort: Mid-November

Stratton Mountain Resort:  Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mount Snow Resort: Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bromley Mountain Resort: Friday, November 25, 2016

Jay Peak Resort: Friday, November 25, 2016

Mad River Glen: Friday, November 25, 2016

Smugglers’ Notch Resort: Friday, November 25, 2016

Burke Mountain: Friday, November 28, 2016

Bolton Valley: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Stowe was ready for winter last week. (photo: Stowe Mountain Resort)
Stowe was ready for winter last week. (photo: Stowe Mountain Resort)

Middlebury College Snow Bowl: Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Hermitage Club: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Pico Mountain: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Magic Mountain: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Quechee Ski Area: Saturday, December 19

Suicide Six Ski Area: Mid-December

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