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The Best Skiing and Riding in the East

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.
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.

Find the Perfect Resort

Find the perfect winter resort for your next Vermont vacation. Whether you ski, ride or prefer the fireside, we can help you find your way.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

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.

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.

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.

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 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.