Skiing in Vermont is as much a part of the state as scenic beauty and maple syrup. A haven for winter sports enthusiasts, Vermont is home to a variety of ski resorts with everything from vertical drops and gladed terrain to night skiing and terrain parks, as well as amenities like lodges, shopping, and ski schools. 

    Thinking about your next ski trip? Then check out the best ski resorts in Vermont to see which works best for you.

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    Okemo Mountain Resort

    Take on more than 120 trails

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    Okemo Mountain Resort is a popular ski resort in Ludlow that draws hundreds of thousands of skiers each year. It not only has over 120 trails on hundreds of acres of skiable terrain, but it also offers a variety of options for different skill levels and the largest vertical drop in southern Vermont. 

    One of the more unique aspects of Okemo Mountain Resort is the themed mountain regions, which follow ideas like Native American themes and astronomy themes. You'll find several lodges on-site for dining, equipment rentals, ski shopping, and evenings out.

    Location: 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149, USA

    Phone: +1 802-228-1600

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    Stowe Mountain Resort

    Find endless fun with just about every imaginable winter sport

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    Stowe Mountain Resort is a ski resort near Stowe in southern Vermont. It has 2 mountains and a vertical drop, Mount Mansfield. The ski area in Stowe Mountain Resort comprises over a hundred trails and 40 miles of skiable terrain. Along with skiing and snowboarding, Stowe Mountain Resort also offers dog sledding, sleigh riding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice-skating. 

    It’s also a premier cross-country ski destination, thanks to its many backcountry trails through the mountains. In warm months, Stowe Mountain Resort becomes a haven for hiking and biking.

    Location: 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 7.30 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 802-253-3000

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    Jay Peak

    Explore 385 acres of skiable terrain

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    Located on Jay Peak, Jay Peak Resort is a ski resort with one of the largest vertical drops in New England and an abundance of terrain and slopes for winter fun. The area receives significant natural snowfalls and boasts 78 trails that span 385 acres of skiable terrain. 

    There’s also off-piste tree-skiing areas and “Face Chutes,” or steep, marked lines with cliff drops. Other amenities of the resort include base lodges, ski-in/ski-out rentals, a league-sized hockey rink, and an indoor water park.

    Location: 830 Jay Peak Rd., Jay, VT 05859, USA

    Phone: +1 802-988-2611

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    Stratton Mountain

    Find mountain fun all year long

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    Stratton Mountain Ski Resort is a destination for all seasons. One of the first resorts to allow snowboarding, Stratton Mountain offers over a hundred trails and several terrain parks for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The resort has 670 acres of varied, skiable terrain, 160 acres of which is designed for gladed skiing. 

    In the nearby Stratton Village, you can find restaurants, lodging, and shopping for everything from fashion and souvenirs to ski and snowboard equipment and rentals. The village has numerous events throughout the year, including live music performances and races.

    Location: 5 Village Lodge Rd., Stratton Mountain, VT 05155, USA

    Phone: +1 802-297-4000

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    Killington

    Take on the largest vertical drop in New England

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    The Killington Mountain Resort & Ski Area is located near Killington and boasts one of the eastern United States' largest ski areas, as well as New England's largest vertical drop. Known as the “Beast of the East,” Killington Mountain Resort & Ski Area has 155 trails over 1,509 acres that span 6 mountain peaks. 

    You can find trails for all skill levels, terrain parks, snowboard parks, and alpine parks, so there’s something for every type of winter sports enthusiast. In the alpine town, you’ll find ski rental shops and facilities for lessons and instruction.

    Location: 3861 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751, USA

    Open: Monday–Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 800-621-6867

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    Mount Snow

    Explore 4 separate mountain areas

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    Located in the Green Mountains, Mount Snow is a popular mountain resort and ski area within the Green Mountain National Forest. Mount Snow boasts many appealing amenities, such as the all-terrain park mountain face, Carinthia, which has natural and man-made obstacles and a superpipe. 

    The resort has 4 separate mountain areas with sub-areas for different skill levels. Other resort amenities include dining and retail shops, an exclusive spa, downhill mountain biking, golf, and hiking in summer, and an Outdoor Exploration Camp and Family Camp for kids.

    Location: 39 Mount Snow Rd., West Dover, VT 05356, USA

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    Sugarbush

    Enjoy ski slopes with options for all skill levels

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    The Sugarbush Resort is a ski resort in the Mad River valley. It’s one of the largest resorts in New England and boasts thousands of acres, 484 acres of which are skiable. There are also miles of trails for downhill, off-piste, and cross-country skiing. The resort has 2 mountain areas with both large and small peaks, perfect for all skill levels. 

    Other resort amenities include several lodges, a health and recreation center, indoor tennis courts, outdoor hard courts, a weight room, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, steam rooms, a rock gym, and more.

    Location: 102 Forest Dr., Warren, VT 05674, USA

    Phone: +1 802-583-6300

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    Smugglers' Notch

    Try the only triple-black-diamond run in Vermont

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    Named for the narrow mountain pass in Sterling Mountain, Smugglers’ Notch Resort is a famed ski resort with multiple mountains, a massive vertical drop that’s among the highest in New England, and plenty of fun in all seasons. 

    Smugglers’ Notch Resort has 78 runs of varying difficulty to suit skiers and snowboarders of all levels, as well as the only triple-black-diamond run in the state. You’ll also find gladed skiing terrain, cross-country trails, and resort amenities like heated pools, hiking, zip-lining, and organized children’s camps.

    Location: 4323 VT-108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

    Phone: +1 802-370-3186

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    Bromley Mountain Resort

    Enjoy this family-friendly ski resort

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    Bromley Mountain Resort is one of the state’s most popular resorts. The resort has 47 trails, including gladed trails and terrain parks, which range in difficulty to suit different ages and skill levels. You’ll find several lodges on the property for ski shops, equipment rentals, dining, and daycare. A Kid’s Cabin, which is specially designed for children, makes the resort one of the most family-friendly ski resorts around. 

    In summer, Bromley Mountain Resort has an alpine slide, a fun park, miniature golf, a climbing wall, a waterslide, and other fun attractions.

    Location: 3984 VT-11, Peru, VT 05152, USA

    Phone: +1 802-824-5522

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    Bolton Valley

    Take on trails and terrain parks

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    Bolton Valley is a premier ski area that’s known for its family-friendly environment. It features 71 trails and 165 skiable acres for all skill levels, as well as ski and snowboard lessons from the lodge for beginners or young children. 

    It’s also one of the only resorts to offer night skiing and Nordic skiing, as well as one of the few westward-facing ski areas in the state. The resort has 3 terrain parks for freestyle skiing and snowboarding as well.

    Location: 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd., Richmond, VT 05477, USA

    Phone: +1 802-434-3444

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