Killington, as usual, was the first Vermont ski area to open for the season and has been operating for several weeks. Mount Snow, Okemo and Bromley followed, skiing last weekend. This weekend brings a big wave of openings with Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, Jay Peak, Sugarbush and Stratton kicking off their 2013-14 seasons on what is usually Thanksgiving weekend. Soon lifts will be running at Burke, Magic, Pico, Middlebury, Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley, Cochran’s, Suicide Six and Northeast Slopes.
Bromley: Winter thrills – snow time is here. For this the skiers have waited all year.
Stratton’s Famous North American Trail, photo by Hubert Schriebl
One of Okemo’s many families, who ski from their Chalets directly to the slope, decide on the day’s first run. Photography by Duncan A. Campbell
Last season 2.5 million Riders rode on 6 double Chair Lifts to the top of 3600 ft. Mt. Snow. The 16 trails to the Base of Mt. Snow are suitable for all types of skiers. Sauna, Swimming Pool, Heated Sun Terrace, and artificial indoor Ice Skating make Mt. Snow vacations a year around must.
Killington’s Ski School is staffed with U.S.E.A.S.A. certified instructors teaching the American Technique to skiers from beginners to experts. Photography – Bob Perry
Sugarbush Valley: View from Top of Gondola Lift Overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
Stowe: Ski Capital of the East, Alpine Lift and Spruce Peak Ski Area
Smuggler’s Notch: Madonna Ski Area, Skier in action as the shadows fall. Photo by Bob Paterson
Jay Peak Ski Area: Site of one of the world’s finest aerial tramways. View from the Skyhaus towards New York State. Elevation 3861 feet. Photo: Tom Emrich