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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.

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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 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.

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Winter Hiking

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

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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.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

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

Official Vermont Vacation Guide Summer 2020

Free Vermont Vacation Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Vacation Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction.

Ski Vermont Snow Report Sign-up.

Ski Vermont's Snow Report

Sign up to receive daily Ski Vermont powder alerts. Or, click through to get up to date trail conditions for every resort in the state. Daydream from the office and make your getaway. 

Stowe Vermont Church Overlook During Fall

What to Do

Vermont’s downtowns are home to businesses you'll love. Plan your trip with our directory.

A father and son pick apples.

Statewide Events Calendar

Search for events happening near you!

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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