In Vermont, shredding, turning and tearing up the slopes is a way of life. Some of us compete to log the highest number of days on the mountain per season; others prefer to enjoy the season at their own pace, discovering new trails and more adventurous skinning and better backcountry skiing and riding than any other state (if we do say so ourselves.) This downhill thing is in our blood: The Green Mountains are 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. We'll see you out there.
Ski and Ride Guidance
Vermont’s ski areas have enacted new measures in accordance with State of Vermont guidance to help everyone stay healthy and reduce the risk of infection.
Find your next ski resort for your family, information about learning to ski and ride, and more ski/snowboard vacation planning information from Ski Vermont.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
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.
VERMONT'S SKI CULTURE
There is no better place than Vermont to find committed skiers, ready to take on any terrain a mountain can throw at them. Get to know four hardcore Vermont skiers in this video series.
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum
Skiing and riding have deep roots in Vermont. Explore the sports’ history and their culture, from the very beginning to today’s modern amenities and friendly, welcoming environment.
ADAPTIVE SNOW SPORTS
Vermont’s skiing and riding are accessible to everyone. Vermont Adaptive strives to help people with disabilities access Vermont’s slopes so everyone can get in on the fun. Right now, programs are suspended due to COVID-19.
FIND YOUR VERMONT
Our stories hub is here to help you keep up with what’s going on in Vermont. Read about hidden gems across the Green Mountains and keep thinking Vermont.
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.
WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY
Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.
SKI AND RIDE IN VERMONT
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.