Opening Days And Snow Totals

Photo courtesy of Okemo

It’s official, winter is here! Well, not really—but right now in Vermont, it sure looks like autumn has come and gone. Get the most out of the snow at these resorts, soon-to-be open for business.  



Stowe was graced with 8-14 inches of natural snow in the past 48 hours, and snowmakers are still at it. The Over Easy Transfer Gondola will open at 7:30 a.m., and the FourRunner Quad will be open at 9 a.m. Skiers will have their choice of trails: Upper Lord, Lord, Ridgeview, Lower Ridgeview, Centerline, Fifth Avenue, North Slope and Lower North Slope will all be open. On Fifth Avenue, freestyle features will be assembled.


Sugarbush has received more than 14 inches of natural snow in the last 48 hours, and the snow guns are still blowing. Tomorrow, they Upper Jester, Downspout and Upper Organgrinder will be available to advanced skiers from the Heaven’s Gate lift.


Okemo will offer top-to-bottom skiing on six slopes starting tomorrow morning. Don’t miss the kick-off first chair event at 8:45 with food, music, coffee and an appearance by Calvin the Catamount. Open lifts F10 Carpet, Sachem Quad and Sunburst Six will begin turning at 9 a.m. servicing Upper World Cup, Lower World Cup, Nor’easter, Link, Fairway and Countdown.

Mount Snow

Mount Snow’s 163 guns are firing in preparation for a 11/23 opening date. At 9 a.m., staff will give out prizes and giveaways to the first 50 people in line. The Bluebird Express, Heavy Metal, Discovery Shuttle and Apollo will be open until 3:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, servicing Long John, Cascade, Canyon, Deer Run, The Gulch and Launch Pad.


Smuggler’s Notch

Smuggs plans to have five trails open for top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Sterling mountain starting Friday. Check the weather report later this week for details.

Bromley Mountain

Snow guns spew as Bromley prepares to open on Friday. Lifts will start turning at 9 a.m. Check the weather report on Friday for more details on open trails.


Stratton has seen nine inches of fresh snow this weekend, and has over 300 snow guns on full blast. On Friday, they plan to open top-to-bottom skiing on slopes like Black Bear, Polar Bear and Franks Fall Line. See a complete list of details at

Jay Peak

Jay has gotten between 12 and 16 inches of natural snow in the last two days, and the mountain will open this Friday to advanced skiers. See details at


Burke Mountain

Burke will be ready for season pass holders starting Dec. 2, and the mountain will open to the public on Dec. 3.