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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.

Winter

Thick blankets of snow open up Vermont’s mountains to skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers throughout the winter months. The crackling fire and smores in the lodge bring friends and family together.

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Ski & Ride

Dive right into what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East. Find a resort, plan your ski trip and learn about all the Green Mountains have to offer in winter.

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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 off the beaten path, ice fishing is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors during the cold winter months.

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Snowshoeing

Even if you don’t ski, there are ways the whole family can get out into Vermont’s snowy wonderland. Enjoy the calm, quiet and scenic beauty of the season.

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.

Family skinning up Mt Mansfield

Winter Hiking

Our state parks never close, which gives an open invitation to anyone who is looking to walk through our winter wanderland. Experience the views of a lifetime in Vermont.

Friends taking a break from skiing

Winter Camping

Camping in the winter offers a sense of calm and a unique way to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the season. See a new side of Vermont's great outdoors.

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.

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.

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Ski Vermont

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

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Free Vermont Inspiration Guide

Vermont’s annual Inspiration Guide contains trip planning resources including itineraries, regional attractions, and a comprehensive directory. Order your free package and start planning today.

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Ski Vermont's Snow Report

Ski Vermont’s comprehensive snow report provides daily updates on all of Vermont’s alpine ski resorts and Nordic trails, including recent snowfall totals, trail and lift status, and quick links for more information and booking.

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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.

Statewide Events Calendar

Concerts, festivals, theatre, and many more large and small events are happening all over the state. See upcoming events and start planning.

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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