Stratton, Jiminy Peak, Smuggs now open

Smuggler's Notch in northern Vermont started its season today. This shot was taken at the summit on the Rumrunner's trail.

Now we’re on a roll!

More Eastern ski resorts are open today after cold weather allowed them to fire up the snow guns. Stratton in southern Vermont, Smuggler’s Notch in northern Vermont and Jiminy Peak in northwestern Massachusetts have their lifts turning today.

In New Hampshire, add Waterville Valley, Cranmore and Pat’s Peak to the Granite State areas back in business. Other New Hampshire areas that were already open include Cannon, Bretton Woods and Loon.

Over in the Great State of Maine, Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Big Rock are back in the game.

Stratton Mountain opened at 8:30 a.m. today with snow flurries falling, temperatures in the teens and winds are blowing from the SW at 20-35 mph. They are offering top-to-bottom skiing/riding on 12 trails via 4 lifts with some delayed openings for additional grooming.

Trails include Black Bear, Old #8, The Chute, Polar Bear, Upper Grizzly Bear, Bear Bottom, Grizzly Access, Overpass, Village Walk, Runaway, Yodeler Express, and Suntanner.  Surface conditions are machine groomed loose granular with a base depth of 24″.

There’s skiing and snowboarding on eight trails at Jiminy including West Way, North Glade and 360. Tickets cost $35 for adults, $25 juniors.

Smuggler’s has four trails open.

Cold weather has allowed areas like Killington in central Vermont to push trail counts up to 21.

Other Ski Vermont areas open include Mount Snow, Jay Peak, Okemo, Stowe and Sugarbush.

Jim Shay