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THE BEST WINTER ADVENTURES IN THE EAST

In Vermont, shredding, turning and tearing up the slopes is a way of life.  
 

This downhill thing is in our blood: The Green Mountains are home to America's first alpine ski tow, built on a Woodstock farm in 1934. It also had the first chairlift in the nation on Mt. Mansfield in 1940, plus the first Nordic ski center at Trapp Family Lodge, and the first ski academy at Burke Mountain. Not to mention Burlington is headquarters to the groundbreaking Burton snowboards.

Today, Vermont is a true winter destination. This is a serious skiing state, boasting 20 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers and 7,300 acres of alpine terrain. There are 1,269 trails, 176 lifts, and 1,900 km of Nordic trails. Vermont skiing and riding accommodates every level, from the advanced downhiller to the training toddler. We'll see you out there.

Two skiers enjoy favorable conditions at Smugglers' Notch - Ski Vermont.

SKI RESORT GUIDANCE

Skiers and riders can expect relative normalcy this recreation season in Vermont. Prepare for your winter vacation with these tips.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

Start planning your ski and ride vacation, including information about lessons and family resorts, here.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Vermont’s Nordic skiing offers spectacular views for all skill levels, from groomed trails to backcountry quests. Find resorts and travel planning information here.

Corinne Prevot

VERMONT'S SKI CULTURE

Committed and determined skiers thrive in Vermont’s terrain. Get to know hardcore skiers who ski the East and plan to be part of Vermont's ski culture this winter.

Danny Davis snowboarding Stowe Forest

SKI THE BACKCOUNTRY

Exploring Vermont's backcountry can be one of the most rewarding ways to ski. Find backcountry zones and information about navigating the backcountry on skis from the Catamount Trail Association.

A ski lift at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, VT.

A Guide to Skiing in Vermont

Regardless of your experience level, there is a mountain calling your name.

A skier and a snowboarder enjoy a gladed trail on a sunny day.

ADAPTIVE SNOW SPORTS

Vermont Adaptive strives to help people with disabilities access Vermont’s slopes so everyone can get in on the fun.

Snowboarder Launching Tail-grab

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

Skiing and riding have deep roots in Vermont. Explore the sports’ history and their culture from the very beginning.

Hiking Camels Hump

TRAVEL PLANNING DIRECTORY

Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.