Ski & Ride


Vermont is a historic leader in U.S. snow sports.

It is home to America's first alpine ski tow, built on a Woodstock farm in 1934. It also had the first chairlift in the nation on Mt. Mansfield in 1940, plus the first Nordic ski center at Trapp Family Lodge, and the first ski academy at Burke Mountain. Not to mention, Burlington is headquarters to the groundbreaking Burton snowboards.

Today, Vermont is a true winter destination. This is a serious skiing state, boasting 20 alpine ski resorts, 30 cross-country touring centers and 7,300 acres of alpine terrain. There are 1,269 trails, 176 lifts, and 1,900 km of Nordic trails. Vermont skiing and riding accommodates every level, from the advanced downhiller to the training toddler.

The Vermont Ski Areas Association has resort information, trail stats, lodging info, conditions, plus deals and events for beginners to experts.

Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month Ski Vermont program.

Learn to Turn

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month nationwide, and we know that there is no better place to experience the thrill of learning to ski or ride than in its original state.

Vermont ski resort finder map.

Looking For That Perfect Resort?

Need help finding the perfect Vermont resort for you and your family? The Ski Vermont Resort finder is a great resource to help plan your winter ski or snowboard vacation.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

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

Greg Maino / Catamount Trail Association. http://catamounttrail.org/

XC Ski Vermont

Calling all adventure seekers: The Catamount Trail is a cross-country skiing trail that runs the entire length of the state.

Two women stop to rest during a snowshoe hike.

What to Do During a Vermont Winter

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.

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.


In Vermont, winter is a lifestyle, and Vermonters' passion for skiing and riding is a reflection of the foothold the sports have in Vermont's history. Vermont is home to the nation's first rope tow, and has been home to many skiing and riding legends. Beginner? Vermont's mountains will have you embracing the sports in no time.