Ski resorts in Vermont


Dominated by the Green Mountain Range, Vermont ski resorts are popular with visitors from Europe. Although the mountains cannot match the altitude or powder of some western states, the ski resorts in Vermont benefit from reliable snowfall and a good selection of slopes and terrain.

Ski holidays in Vermont offer the chance to experience rural life in New England. You will discover quaint, friendly villages, beautiful scenery and traditional American hospitality.

Visiting Vermont

When you want a break from skiing and snowboarding, there are plenty of other activities to keep you amused, such as ice-skating, hiking and sleigh rides. The après-ski in Vermont ski resorts tends to be fairly low-key, although there are plenty of bars and restaurants. Some resorts do have nightclubs, but you are more likely to find yourself having a beer and watching a local pub band.

Ski holidays in Vermont offer something for everyone, from beginners to experts. One of the most popular resorts is Stowe, a classic New England village with a laidback attitude. This has everything, from long, gentle meadows to challenging drops.

Families will enjoy resorts such as Smugglers Notch and Stratton, which have good facilities for children. If you are looking for adventure head to Killington or Sugarbush, where you will find a younger and livelier crowd. Jay Peak, situated near the Canadian border, has some fantastic back-country terrain and is ideal for anyone wanting to see Vermont at its best.

Vermont has more than 20 ski resorts, which range in style. The state is also criss-crossed with well-maintained cross-country trails for all levels of skier.

Accommodation is provided mainly in hotels, motels, apartments and lodges. If you fancy stepping back in time, you can stay in Stowe village where the first hotel opened in 1848. In other resorts you will find accommodation fairly near the slopes.

Resort NameLow AltitudeHigh AltitudeVertical DropLongest RunEasyIntermediateAdvancedExpert/ExtremeSkiingBoardingAprèsFamiliesOverall
Jay Peak553 m1209 m656 m5.0 km1531030Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingUS Burlington (1h 26m)CA Montreal (2h 22m)US Boston (3h 59m)
Killington355 m1285 m930 m10.0 km3946055Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingUS Burlington (1h 35m)US Boston (2h 52m)CA Montreal (3h 54m)
Smuggler's Notch315 m1110 m795 m4.0 km1539195Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating
Stowe620 m1200 m580 m6.0 km1968029Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingUS Burlington (0h 51m)CA Montreal (2h 28m)US Boston (3h 30m)