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It's Time for Vermont

With the change of each season, comes new beginnings. This couldn’t be truer during the winter, when the landscape undergoes the most dramatic visual change from vivid hues to a solace white blanket of snow.

This beautiful thing called life can move you in multiple directions at once. Family obligations. Work deadlines. News headlines. Social media scrolls. It can be exhausting. You deserve a moment to breathe – inhale deeply and take in the crisp mountain air that only arrives in the Green Mountains.

Welcome to winter; the season of snow days, snowmen making, first runs on fresh powder, icy beards, warm socks, comfy sweaters, ugly sweaters, hot cocoa, winter brews, and – most importantly – snuggling up with the ones you love.

There’s something about the cold that tends to bring people together, and perhaps that’s why Vermonters literally wait on the snow. This “giving” time of year reminds us all to take care of each other, whether that means letting someone grab the next chair up the mountain, inviting friends over for a big family dinner, or paying for a total stranger’s admission into a gallery or museum. This winter, it’s time for a change.

This winter, It’s Time for Vermont.

Cross country skiers on the Catamount Trail

Winter

The most snow in the east, the most resorts catering to your every ski and snowboard ambition, the winter wonderland you've dreamed about.

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

See what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East.

Musicians perform live music on a stage.

Performing Arts

Vermont's performance venues host a large array of acts all winter long. From storytelling to symphonies, there's ample opportunity to be entertained.


Snowmobilers riding on VAST trails.

Snowmobiling

Experience the magic of Vermont's winter highways. With well-marked trails, easy access to fuel stops, food and accommodations you'll never want to travel off path.

ice fishing

Ice Fishing

Whether you're fishing a Lake Champlain bay, or a smaller body of water that is found off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months.

things to do

Snowshoeing

Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland.

Cabot cracker cuts are the perfect cheese for the Holidays.

CRACKER CUTS

Our farm families have been making award-winning cheese for almost 100 years, and now it’s easier to love.

hiking

Winter Hiking

Our state parks never close, which gives an open invitation to anyone who is looking to walk through our winter wanderland.

camping

Winter Camping

Camping in the winter brings a sense of calmness, that can only be replicated by such quiet brought on by solitude in the wilderness.

Ice carving during Winterfest in Burlington, VT

WINTER FESTIVALS

Summer may be prime festival season, but the fun never ends in Vermont! We love to celebrate our winter wonder.

Galleries are a great place to get inspired while learning something new.

Galleries

At last count there were almost as many art galleries in Vermont as there are towns! This of course means that visitors encounter art and craft at every turn.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

All the information you would ever need to know for a fun and exciting ski trip to Vermont.

The Official Vermont Vacation 2018-2019 Winter Guide cover.

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR VERMONT WINTER VACATION

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Ski Vermont's Snow Report

Get up to date trail conditions for every resort in the state delivered daily. Daydream from the office or make your getaway.

Natasha Bogar at Bolton Cobrass, Bolton, VT.

ARTS AND ALPINE

In addition to the stunning vistas and exhilarating skiing and riding found on Vermont’s slopes, our state’s ski resorts and communities also offer a cultural immersion into the arts.

Family enjoys making a snowman on the mountain.

Statewide Events Calendar

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Many old prints are available for viewing at the Bennington museum.

MUSEUMS

Vermont's museums offer up unexpected delights and wonders.


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