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Possible Start Dates For The Vermont Ski Hills


Today saw some news about upcoming opening dates for some of the ski mountains around the state of Vermont, which is where Ski Rex Media is located. I put up a couple of written pieces about them earlier today, in fact. I wrote up a piece for Killington's opening date since it will be the first in the state, as well as the east as a whole, and it opens tomorrow, Nov. 20th. I also did a piece about the Vail Resorts properties in Vermont, as all three of them are looking to be open next Wednesday, Nov. 25th.

But, what about the other mountains around the state? Surely, some of those must be about ready to open, as well? Well, there are several that have a planned opening date coming up within the next few weeks, but not all of them. Some of them have yet to come up with a definitive date on which they will begin winter operations.

For now, though, I present to you some of the dates I was able to come up with. Remember, any of these dates can change at any time. Say we get another stretch of warm weather, for example. In a case like that, these dates will likely be pushed back again. Also, my research skills might not be what they once were, or my eyesight, for that matter. I could very well have missed something somewhere.

With all of that said, let's see what we can come up with.

November 20, 2020 November 25, 2020 November 26, 2020 November 27, 2020
Killington Resort Mount Snow
Okemo Mountain Resort
Stowe Mountain Resort
Stratton Mountain Resort Bromley Mountain Resort
Smuggler's Notch Resort
Jay Peak Resort
December 2, 2020 December 5, 2020 December 19, 2020 To Be Determined
Middlebury College Snow Bowl Magic Mountain Pico Mountain Bolton Valley
Burke Mountain Resort
Cochran's Ski Area
Lyndon Outing Club
Mad River Glen
Northeast Slopes
Ski Quechee
Sugarloaf Resort
Suicide Six

As I said, these dates could change at any time depending on the weather or COVID-19. Speaking of which, Vermont has some pretty strict travel restrictions, which I am pretty sure you all know. There has been a lot of shade thrown towards the state and the mountains here because of it. People from other states don't seem too pleased about it. I get why folks would be frustrated, but try to vent those frustrations constructively and towards the right people. The mountains are just following the rules.

With that said, no matter the opening dates of any of these mountains, try to play safe and by the rules. Each mountain has its own set of guidelines they are following that have to do with capacity, masks & gloves, reservations for both tickets and parking, and a whole list of other things to be mindful of. Please, before you head to your favorite mountain, head to that mountain's website to see exactly what one should do when visiting. If you're planning on coming to Vermont from another state, familiarize yourself with those travel restrictions and quarantine guidelines that I mentioned earlier, all of which are available at healthvermont.gov.

Photo: Trail sign at Killington Resort - Credit: NHRHS2010, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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