Vermont ski areas are mostly privately owned
and operated, meaning that Vermont
skiing is also a condominium business.
Here's my Vermont Ski Map showing all the state's ski areas.
developments surround many Vermont ski
areas, offering plenty of lodging opportunities,
but also a different experience than at
largely government-owned but privately-operated
ski areas of
Here's a photo
gallery of Vermont
and here are lists of ski areas in Southern, Central and Northern Vermont. Or browse the brief descriptions below of all Vermont's
ski resorts from south to north:
Dover VT 05356
Family resort great
if you have infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers and
up, 1700 ft (518 m) vertical drop, 145
downhill trails, 23 lifts, tubing, snowmobile
tours, snowshoeing and spas.
Mountain VT 05155-9406
Great skiing for all,
and championship snowboarding with
six terrain parks (best in eastern USA),
2003 ft (611 m) vertical drop, 90 downhill
trails, 16 lifts (some very fast), great
Center VT 05255
Family value resort with great snowboard park, 1334
ft (407 m) vertical drop, 43 downhill trails, 10
lifts, terrain park with half-pipe and lots of rails,
spines, hips, tabletops and big air jumps.
Well rounded family-owned, five-mountain resort with
something for everyone, 2200 ft (671 m) vertical
drop, 115 downhill trails, 18 lifts, six terrain
parks, nordic (x-c) ski center.
Ascutney is closed and may never re-open.
Small, classy ski club with
personal service, 1300 ft (396 mt) vertical
drop, 15 downhill trails, 1 lift.
Inn's own small ski area founded
in 1937, with 650 ft (198 m) vertical
drop, 23 downhill trails, 3 lifts, half-pipe.
Vermont's largest and tallest,
with 3050 ft (930 m) vertical drop, 200
downhill trails, 31 lifts (including
a gondola), extensive snowmaking, terrain
parks, and many off-slope dining and
Small, friendly college ski team
area with 1050 ft (320 m) vertical
drop, 15 trails, 3 lifts, and good affordable
Varied resort with six
interconnected 4000-ft peaks, 2600 ft
(792 m) vertical drop, 115 downhill trails,
16 lifts, two snowparks, half-pipe.
Waitsfield VT 05673
keeps this area traditional,
uncrowded, "free of snowboarding," with
2037 ft (621 m) vertical drop, 45 trails,
5 lifts, "where skiing is a sport,
not an industry."
The only non-profit ski area in the USA, tiny Cochran's is on a mission: all youth get to ski and snowboard, regardless of ability to pay.
Valley VT 05477
Family and learning-skier resort,
1625 ft (495 m) vertical drop, six lifts,
60 downhill and 100 km of cross-country
trails, 1500-ft terrain park and half-pipe,
indoor tennis and basketball, and child
Vermont's highest peak, a town with
a European spirit, vertical drop
of 2360 ft (719 m), 48 trails, 12 lifts, night skiing,
terrain parks, half-pipe, and recent expansion and
Notch VT 05464
Family resort with good
ski schools, 2610 ft (796 m) vertical
drop, 78 downhill trails, 8 lifts, snowboarding,
30 km of cross-country ski trails and
20 km of snowshoe trails, condo accommodations.
Burke VT 05832
Unpretentious old-time atmosphere in
lots of snow, 2000 ft (610 m) vertical drop, 4 lifts,
43 open, gladed, meandering and contour-tracking
trails, five-acre terrain park and junior park.
Big Northeast Kingdom
area with lots of natural
snow, 2153 ft (656 m) vertical drop,
8 lifts, 76 downhill trails, 60-person