Wilmington is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,225 at the 2000 census. The town was chartered in 1751 by Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire. It was named in honor of Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington. Wilmington is the home of Haystack Mountain Ski Area, which operates as a private Club.
Vermont Snowfall Record:
Wilmington is in the heart of the Southern Vermont snowbelt. This snowbelt lies mainly within the southern Vermont portion of the Green Mountain National Forest and includes the high elevation Southern Vermont towns of Woodford, Searsburg, Wilmington and Marlboro. Between February 24 and February 27, 2010, Wilmington received a record 54 in (1.4 m) of snow. Over 4 ft (1.2 m) of snow fell during this February 2010 blizzard. Snowfall amounts of 54 in (1.4 m) up to 67 in (1.7 m) were reported for Wilmington, West Dover and the surrounding towns. The February 2010 blizzard in Wilmington and West Dover appears to be the single storm snowfall record for anywhere in the state of Vermont in Vermont weather record keeping history. The previous single storm snowfall record was 50 in (1.3 m) between March 2–5, 1947 in Readsboro, Vermont.