Winter arrives in Vermont: Fresh snow blankets Stratton, Bolton Valley ski areas

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 15, 2010 11:31 am

With the season’s first Nor’easter currently making its way across New England, several Vermont ski areas saw their first snowfall of the season on Friday. The same down-pour that’s been dumping inches of rain on the coast blessed the mountains with the first signs of winter to come.

Photo: Bolton Valley, one of only two ski resorts in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source, saw the resort’s first snow of the year.

Bolton Valley Resort, located 30 minutes from Burlington, Vermont saw the first snow of the season blanket trees and trails across the resort’s three interconnected mountain peaks. The resort anticipates opening for the 2010-2011 ski and snowboard season in early December.

Photo: Stratton also received snow during the Nor’easter.

While most of Vermont received flood-like rains, Stratton Mountain welcomed the first few inches of Winter 2010-11.

If you’ve been putting off purchasing any new equipment or scraping that summer wax job, now would be the time to mobilize. If these wintry trends continue, opening day will be here before you know it!