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VT Ski Resort Opening & Closing Dates for the 2022 - '23 Ski Season

When does the first ski resort in Vermont open? Opening dates for the ’22-’23 season are now being updated below as they become available. This page was last updated 12-6-22. Ski resorts are beginning to open and the season has begun!

Resort

Target Opening for ’22 – ’23

Closing Date for ’22 – ’23

Ascutney


Bolton Valley

Bromley

Open

Burke

Open

Cochran’s Ski Area



Jay Peak

Open


Killington

Open


Mad River Glen

Dec. 10th

Magic Mountain

Dec. 15th


Middlebury


Mount Snow

Open


Northeast Slopes


Okemo

Open

Pico

Dec. 15th


Saskadena Six

Dec. 14th

Ski Quechee

Dec. 22nd


Smuggler’s Notch

Open

April 9th

Stowe

Open

Stratton

Open


Sugarbush

Open


All opening and closing dates depend on snow conditions. These resorts depend on cold weather in order to run the snowmaking machines and open early in the season.

Early Season Traveler FAQ

You can usually expect Killington to be the first ski resort in Vermont to open and the last to close each year. In 2015 Killington even beat out Arapahoe Basin in Colorado to become the first North American ski resort to open.

The following resorts are expected to be open for Thanksgiving 2021 depending on weather and snowmaking conditions: Bromley, Jay Peak, Killington, Mount Snow, Okemo, Smuggler’s Notch, Stowe, Sugarbush.

Virtually all of the large resorts that open early will offer discounted lift ticket rates for the early season. Notably, Jay Peak does not offer early season discounts on tickets. However, they also don’t increase prices for Holidays, so all is fair. Remember that Thanksgiving is usually considered to be a holiday period at the large resorts and lift ticket prices will generally increase during this time. Jay peak usually tries to open for Thanksgiving so this resort is fair game for travel planners during the early season.

The earliest that Killington has ever opened is October 1st and they have done this on 4 occasions: 1985, 1992, 1993, 1997. The latest that Killington has ever opened was November 23rd in 2006.

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