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5 Vermont Ski Resorts to Explore During Your Vermont Winter Vacation

Vermont is a Ski Bum Paradise

Powder chasers are never disappointed with Vermont’s Green Mountain backbone. Home to Olympians and Burton Snowboards, Vermont knows how to winter.  Once the first big snowfall hits, locals swap out their bike racks for ski racks and flock to the mountains.

Visit the Lake Champlain region, and you have ski and snowboard options.  There is not just one resort with your name on it but several. Here are a few Vermont ski resorts we recommend:

Stowe Mountain Resort gondolas

1. Stowe Mountain Resort

Surrounded by Vermont’s highest peak–Mount Mansfield–and the historic Stowe village, Stowe Mountain Resort is ideal for those seeking a quintessential New England getaway.

2. sugarbush resort

With 111 trails across two mountains, Sugarbush offers something for everyone. Its Mad River Valley hub brings western skiing charm to the East, and is home to legendary skiiers like John Egan.

Jay Peak Resort in snowstorm

3. jay peak ski & summer resort

Spunky and loaded with activites, Jay Peak is everything you want and more from a resort.  Not only can you ski or board its 79 trails, but après ski at its elaborate indoor waterpark.

bottom of lift at Bolton Valley Resort

4. Bolton valley resort

Bolton Valley has the highest base elevation of any Vermont ski resort which could only mean one thing…SNOW.  Lots of fresh powder, family fun and night skiing in Bolton Valley’s 5,000 acre backyard.

chair lifts at Smugglers Notch Resort

5. smugglers' notch resort

Ski, snowboard or tubing anyone? Smugglers’ Notch keeps its menu offerings diverse. Three big mountains surround the resort village and its unique offerings like laser tag, rock climbing and ice skating.

sunset and snowboards

Experience Winter Beyond the Mountains

Not much of a ski or snowboarder, or looking to do a bit more exploring in Vermont? Check out our events calendar or winter itinerary to plan your ultimate non-ski or board getaway.

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