Thanksgiving has come and gone and skiing has begun in earnest. Can winter be far behind? With these Snow Reports, we hope to give you not only some idea of where there is snow (for all those outdoor activities like skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and so much more), but also highlight some of the wonderful events taking place throughout Vermont.
Check with us every week and see what our local Snow Spotters have to report.
It’s not surprising that one of the first areas to report natural snow is Sterling Ridge Resort in Jeffersonville in the Stowe-Smugglers’ Notch Region. Jessica submitted this photo photo (credit to Laura G) taken November 26. She also states, “Unfortunately, we are down to green grass again. However, it’s still a great time to visit, especially since our low mid-week rates are available until December 7.”
Bill Vines from the Birch Ridge Inn at Killington reports daily snow amounts with a snow stake located in a forest clearing behind the inn. Here is his photo from November 28, 2017.
The higher elevations are receiving some snow. Add snowmaking and the skiing is getting off to a great start.
Stratton’s snow update for November 30 reports , “Temperatures fell last night, giving our snowmaking team another opportunity to add fresh snow for the weekend.” Stratton also wants to remind visitors that “if you’re in need of a quick bite or warm-up Saturday or Sunday, Mid-Mountain Lodge will be open this weekend. See Brian Fallon, JD McPherson, Banners, Wild Adriatic, and 5 other bands at the first ever Ski-QX Winter Music Festival happening Dec. 8-9.”
Paul from Bromley Mountain, in Peru, VT, reports, “Just because you’re not here skiing doesn’t mean we’re taking a break! This week’s forecast is predicting a couple windows of snowmaking temps, so you can be sure that Team Snowmaggeddon will be out there adding to our existing base and possibly even expanding terrain.” Bromley opened for Thanksgiving weekend and will re-open this weekend December 2-3.
Mike Chait of Smugglers’ Notch Resort reports, “Smugglers’ has received 34 inches of natural snow in the past week, which has allowed us to open some fun natural terrain! Additionally, the cold has allowed us to hammer out plenty of snowmaking to prepare for the busy weeks ahead. Crews will continue to make snow as long as the weather allows. We are looking forward to our annual Winter Solstice Celebration on the evening of December 21, featuring Cirque De Fuego fire performers, Burlington Taiko drum crew, fireworks, Torchlight Parade, bonfire and more!”
For snow conditions at all the Vermont Ski Resorts, consult Vermont.com’s Ski and Snow Report. And check back here next week for more reports from our Vermont snow Spotters.