Epic Early Snow And Where To Ski This Thanksgiving

It’s dumping here! These ski resorts are open now or plan to open this weekend.

With a week and a half of snowstorms and more snow and cold temperatures on the way, many Vermont ski areas have already started running their lifts. More plan to open this week.

Open Now

Killington, Okemo, Stratton, Mount Snow, Sugarbush, and Stowe are all open now, along with the following Nordic ski areas: Catamount Outdoor Center, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Rikert Nordic Center, Strafford Nordic Center, Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center and Woodstock Inn and Resort Nordic Center.

Sugarbush led the pack with a base of 42 inches as of Nov. 21. Stowe was close behind with a base depth of 31 inches; Stratton Mountain had 20 inches; Okemo had a base depth of 14 to 20 inches and Mount Snow had a base depth of 6-12 inches.

Projected Opening Dates: 

Alpine Ski Areas: 

Bromley Mountain Resort- 11/23

Burke Mountain Resort- 11/23

Jay Peak Resort- 11/23

Mad River Glen- 11/23

Smugglers’ Notch Resort- 11/23

Bolton Valley Resort- 11/24

Middlebury Ski Bowl- 11/24

Magic Mountain Ski Area- 12/01

Suicide Six- 12/15

Nordic Ski Areas: 

Blueberry Lake Cross Country Ski Center- (Expected) This Week

Bolton Valley Nordic Center- 12/08

Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center- (Expected) After Hunting season and Thanksgiving weekend.

Kingdom Trails- 12/10

For the latest information about conditions and opening days, see Ski Vermont’s portal, here.

Featured Photo Caption: Photo by Hubert Schriebl/Stratton 

Abagael Giles

Abagael Giles is the Assistant Editor at Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine. She loves free-heel skiing and exploring her home state of Vermont–one ridgetop at a time. Find her on Twitter at @AbagaelGiles.