Snowmaking starts at Stowe and Okemo resorts as opening days approach

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STOWE — A combination of world-class snowmaking and favorable temperatures have allowed both Stowe and Okemo to start making snow at higher elevations during the first weekend of November.

Stowe and Okemo are targeting November 22 as the start of winter operations.

All three resorts will commemorate their opening days with “First Chair” celebrations.

Last year, Stowe and Okemo opened for the season in mid-November with a top-to-bottom terrain, with efforts being made to repeat the accomplishment again this year.

Because of the extensive snowmaking operations taking place, all uphill traffic is prohibited on Mount Mansfield.

The use of heavy equipment and active high-pressure air and water systems around the mountain create a hazardous environment for anyone other than our snowmaking professionals.

Uphill access on Mansfield will begin when the designated uphill routes become available.
In the interim, uphill travel is only permitted on the Sterling trail at Spruce Peak.