Winter's Original State

Experience a Thrilling Winter Adventure

Nowhere does winter like Vermont. With 20 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers and 7,300 acres of alpine terrain, this is a skier’s paradise. Whether or not you ski or ride, there's no shortage of ways to seize the season. 

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and experience the magic and beauty of Vermont's winters. Find a Vermont State Park to explore on snowshoes or cross-country skis. If speed is more your thing, try snowmobiling - there's no better way to see Vermont's snowy forests, mountains and scenery. 

Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy Vermont's lakes when the snow flies – plus, you can bring home dinner. With many of Vermont's waters open for ice fishing season, the choices are abundant. 

After a long day enjoying Vermont's outdoors, head inside and cozy up with music, theater, and dance performances or treat yourself at one of Vermont’s award-winning spas.
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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 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.

ski and ride

Ski & Ride

See what makes Vermont the gold standard in Skiing and Riding the East. Find a resort, plan your ski trip and learn about health and safety guidelines as Vermont responds to COVID-19.

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.

Snowmobilers riding on VAST trails.


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.

Single chair at Mad River Glen in Waitsfield, Vermont.


Planning your skiing and riding adventure in Vermont? Check out these deals and offers from Ski Vermont to make the most of your trip – and keep on top of the latest news.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain


Vermont is home to some of the best alpine skiing, with paths suitable for all ability levels and more advanced trails with spectacular views. Find resorts and travel planning information here. 

Natasha Bogar at Bolton Cobrass, Bolton, VT.


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.

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.


Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.

Mountain Biking during Summer in Vermont

Free Vermont Inspiration Guide

Also available online, the Vermont Inspiration Guide is filled with insider info to steer your Vermont visit in the right direction. Start planning today and order your free package.


Explore the possibilities of winter in Vermont. Nobody does winter like we do; experience peak skiing, riding and the cozy magic of the season.