With winter on its way, many of us Vermonters are eagerly awaiting the chance to take advantage of the snowfall. Below are all the places to ski downhill in the area, and their estimated opening dates, so get excited!

SUGARBUSH

This ski resort in Warren is quite a staple in the valley, and their estimated opening is around November 17th! They offer plenty of deals and hold a number of events throughout the year, including a weeklong celebration during Christmas week.

MAD RIVER

Located In Waitsfield and one of the few “skiers only” resorts (sorry, snowboard lovers), they’re another staple of the Mad River Valley and are celebrating their 70th anniversary with Sugarbush (their 60th anniversary) in November! Mad River Glen has an estimated opening date of December 14th.

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT

Stowe Mountain is a perfect place for family and friends to bond. Enjoy the fun in the snow as well as ice skating and rock climbing. There’s something for everyone in the family, whether you’re skiers or not! Opening date is scheduled for November 16th.

BOLTON VALLEY

Located in Bolton, this resort is estimated to open on the 8th of December. Much like Sugarbush, they have plenty of exciting events to keep you occupied all season long. Check their online calendar once the season starts.

COCHRAN’S

Cochran’s is the only ski area on this list that doesn’t make their own snow, and with that, you’re going to have to wait a little longer to get the announcement as to when they open. Don’t let this deter you, this Richmond based ski area is a great place to get in some time on the slopes and has been the training place for many Vermont Winter Olympians!