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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. 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.
things to do

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 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.

skiing in powder

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.

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.

Indoor shopping in Vermont's downtown local businesses

Make the Most of the Season

For non-skiers or –riders, Vermont offers the chance to enjoy a classic New England winter. Here are a few suggestions about where to stay and what to do.

Single chair at Mad River Glen in Waitsfield, Vermont.

SKI 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.

Rikert Nordic Center

FIND YOUR DECEMBER

As December brings sparkly snow, chilly temperatures and new views of the Vermont you love, find your winter joy with this month's Staytripper from Vermont's Seven Days, including holiday shopping and new ways to get outside.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Vermont’s alpine skiing offers spectacular views for all skill levels.. Find resorts and travel planning information here.

Cross country skiing in Vermont

Heading Outside in January

Snow is here to stay for another few months, so it’s time to get outside and make the most of it. Vermont weekly Seven Days explores ways to dive head-first into January in Vermont.

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.

Woman running on a snow covered road in vermont

Dive into February

Cross-country skiing, inspirational virtual events and new ways to look at the beauty of our surroundings in nature await in the midst of February. Explore ways to find your groove.

Staytripper Series - Springtime in Vermont

MARCH FORWARD

March in Vermont is a month of shifts, from cold weather to warm, from snow to the first rains that signal spring. Check out Seven Days' March guide and get excited.

WINTER IN VERMONT

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