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The Fall Line: Goliath Brings Winter Back, Learn to Turn in January, Events to Ring in the New Year

Rooster tails are back at Jay Peak Resort this week
Golaith Brings Winter Back
Vermont resorts welcomed Winter Storm Golaith this week, which brought up to 14” of fresh snow across the state plus temperatures cold enough to resume snowmaking. The combination of natural snow and high powered snowmaking means coverage on trails that have been open are being refreshed and the amount of terrain open is expanding. Bolton Valley opened today and four additional resorts will open their doors for the season this weekend.

Middlebury College Snow Bowl and Q Burke Mountain Resort plan to open Friday, January 1 and Pico Mountain and Suicide Six Ski Area plan to open Saturday, January 2.

Next week Quechee Ski Area plans to open Friday, January 8 and Magic Mountain is planning for Saturday, January 9.
Make sure to visit to stay current with up-to-the-minute conditions updates and open trail and lift counts as they continue to change this weekend.

January is the Best Month to Learn a New Snow Sport
Many beginner specific programs ramp up when the calendar flips, making January the best time to Learn to Turn.

World’s Largest Lesson – Beginners, mark your calendars for Friday, January 8th, because we’re making history! Beginner skiers and snowboarders are gathering across the country, and at ten Vermont resorts, to set the Guinness Book of World Records record for the most folks learning to ski and ride at the same time. Vermont resorts are offering discounted and free lessons to the first people to register for their World’s Largest Lesson so be sure to get the scoop at and register with the resort of your choice today.

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month – The month of January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month nationwide and Vermont resorts are offering $49 beginner packages including rental gear, a lift ticket to access beginner terrain, and a lesson with a professional instructor during non-holiday periods in January. Visit for details and to reserve your $49 beginner package before they sell out.

Take Three Pass – We’re getting ready to send out the first batch of Take Three passes. Take Three is a new program created to help beginner skiers and snowboarders develop the skills they need to learn – and stick with – a new sport this season. The pass can be redeemed at one, two or three different resorts throughout the remainder of the season. Each pass includes rental gear, a professional lesson and lift access to beginner terrain. This package deal is only $129 and quantities are limited, so make sure to buy your Take Three pass today. For a list of participating resorts, restrictions and order form

For even more ways to Learn to Turn, check out our other beginner programs
Happy New Year from Ski Vermont
Vermont resorts welcome you to ring in the New Year with a fresh new blanket of snow on the ground and lots of fun events on tap to bolster the celebration. Hit the slopes then stick around for a huge line up of entertainment lasting from après well into the night. for a full listing.

All of us at Ski Vermont wish you a very fun, safe and happy New Year.


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