Spring Skiing in Vermont

With days getting a little longer and temperatures warming up, spring in Vermont offers skiers and snowboarders loads of opportunities to get some skiing in before summer arrives. Up to 80 percent of the ski areas in Vermont have snowmaking facilities to supplement the snowfall experienced this winter, and more snow is forecast, all of which is likely to extend the snow skiing season at least to the end of March, possibly into early April.

Smugglers’ Notch Resort is offering some great family packages, with the lowest rates of the season applying from March 14 through to April 5, 2014. Ski and stay packages includes condominium lodging, daily lift tickets, and access to the resort’s indoor pool and hot tubs. They also offer snow tubing and an indoor FunZone with games and gigantic inflatables for the younger family members.

It’s not too late to grab some fun time at Stratton Mountain Resort. Specials include a Kids Ski and Stay Free offer for children 17 years old and younger, on condition that two adults purchase lodging and lift packages. Also, don’t miss the action of the 24 Hours of Stratton skiathon on March 15.

Sugarbush Resort is running a “Show Us Yours, We’ll Show You Ours” initiative where skiers presenting passes for other mountains will be given a discount on lift tickets – offering the perfect opportunity to experience this popular resort in what many consider to be the best time of the year.

From March 17 to the closing day of the season, Okemo Mountain Resort’s Spring Skiesta Card allows cardholders unlimited snow skiing and snowboarding. Plus, if cardholders buy a 2014/15 season pass by April 30, 2014, the price they paid for the Spring Skiesta Card ($99) will be applied as a discount.

Killington Resort’s offer for March 15 through to the end of the 2013/2014, dubbed the 2014 Nor’Beaster, offers snow skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts unlimited skiing and riding, live music and discounted lodging. The Nor’Beaster kicks off with a Shamrock Scavenger Hunt in honor of St Patrick’s Day, followed by a host of fun events such as the Ski Bum Race Series, Life is Good Nor’Beaster Festival, a Woodward Mini Camp for 7-19 year-olds, and much, much more.

Other Vermont ski areas and resorts offering specials to wind down the season include, Magic Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl, Bromley Mountain, Jay Peak Resort and Bolton Valley.