Vermont ski areas released their anticipated opening dates today:
Nov. 19: Mount Snow, Okemo Mountain Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort
Nov. 23: Stratton Mountain Resort
Nov. 25: Bromley Mountain Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Smugglers' Notch Resort
Dec. 10: Bolton Valley Resort, Burke Mountain Resort
Dec. 16: Pico Mountain, Suicide Six Ski Area
Dec. 17: Magic Mountain
*Killington Resort: As early as snowmaking operations permit.
* Mad River Glen: As soon as available after Thanksgiving.
In addition, Mount Snow will blow snow later this week and plans to open this weekend with one lift and a jib park. Tickets are $10.
Of course, Killington could start snowmaking procedures as well should temperatures continue to decline. The mountain also saw a dusting of snow on its trails this morning.
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