Vermont Ski Resorts and Ski Area Weather

Updated Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

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Commentary

Tough new COVID restrictions for the Vermont ski industry

Vermont ski areas are open. BUT, If you want to ski in Vermont this season and you are from out-of-state you will have to meet a whole string of tough requirements. A 14-day quarantine is required.. Weekend ski patrollers from out-of state are not included in the restrictions because they've been deemed essential workers, but the ski areas have been asked to reduce the number of essential service personel from out of state and socializing by such workers is banned.

Another difficulty for the ski industry is that they've been unable to recruit students from South America this season due to immigration restrictions announced by President Trump earlier this year.

Ski areas are required to collect detailed contact information on all visitors on a daily basis and to require visitors from out of state to sign an affidavit declaring that , they have quarantined for 14 days prior to their visit. This measure is to facilitate contact tracing if there is an outbreak. If you lie on the affidavit and are caught, you will likely lose your money, ticket or season pass. Don't expect to boot up in a cafeteria. You need to do it in your car.

Major cutbacks in ski area services

Ski areas have been ordered to reduce their services by 50%. This means fewer people will be allowed on the lifts and gondolas. Six feet distancing arew required in lift lines and you cannot ride a quad/triple,or double with anyone else unless you are part of a family group. Everyone at the resorts ia required to wear masks.

No more than 75 people are allowed at any one time in ski area cafeteria or ski lodges.

The full guidelines for ski area operation are published on the state's websites:

Expect on going changes in the restrictions.

VERMONT SKI RESORT COVID-19 WINTER OPERATIONS

Six major rules now govern ski areas:

PDF icon Vermont Ski Resort COVID-19 Winter Operations Guidance - 2020-11-03.pdf

 

https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel

 

Weather

View the McGill radar here to see the progress of snow storms

View the NWS radar out of Burlinton

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See it from a contestant here:
Wendy’s Fantastic Stowe Derby from the 2012

 

Individual reports from these ski areas

 


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