Industry News 1/4/2016

B$Z: Vermont Ski Resorts Expand Open Terrain with Help from Goliath and Snowmaking

Winter storm Goliath brought up to eleven inches of much needed snow to Vermont’s ski and snowboard resorts this week and cold weather has increased snowmaking operations. Moving into the New Year, skiers and riders can expect more open resorts and terrain in Vermont as resorts embrace the winter weather.

“Goliath not only brought snow to the mountains, but skiers and snowboarders as well, excited about the winter weather,” said Ski Vermont’s Sarah Wojcik. “There was certainly some pent up demand for winter in the ski community, as you could see from smiles of the enthusiastic skiers and riders that charged the mountains after the snow.”

Vermont currently has ten alpine resorts open and six Nordic resorts. The state’s 80% snowmaking coverage capabilities guarantee expansion of terrain moving into the weekend. Keep up-to-date with conditions and trail and lift opening at

Natural snow and snowmaking are also allowing for several resorts in Vermont to open for the first time over the holiday. Here are the scheduled openings for those resorts:

Bolton Valley opens Thursday, December 31, 2015
Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Q Burke Mountain open Friday, January 1, 2016
Pico Mountain and Suicide Six Ski Area open Saturday, January 2, 2016
Quechee Ski Area will open Friday, January 8, 2016
Magic Mountain will open Saturday, January 9, 2016
Cochran’s Ski Area, Mad River Glen and Northeast Slopes opening dates are TBD