Ski Areas

John Atkinson/Ski Vermont

A record number of ski areas in the region have opened before Thanksgiving this year. And it’s not just alpine areas. Nordic ski centers are among the resorts capitalizing on early winter conditions.


A forecasted heavy winter storm is good news for area ski resorts and winter sports enthusiasts.

The winter storm that is expected to bring up to a foot and a half of snow to the region is coming during a key weekend for ski resorts.  The Christmas to New Year holiday week accounts for substantial revenues, and Mad River Glen Spokesman Eric Friedman says a deep natural snowfall will bring more skiiers to the slopes.