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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.
Two skiers enjoy favorable conditions at Smugglers' Notch - Ski Vermont.

WHEN THE SLOPES OPEN

Find out when first chair is at Vermont's resorts and plan a skiing and riding escape this powder season.

Ski Vermont

Ski Vermont

Start planning your ski and ride vacation, including information about lessons and family resorts, here.

Cross Country Skiing on Prospect Mountain

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

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

Corinne Prevot

VERMONT'S SKI CULTURE

Committed and determined skiers thrive in Vermont’s terrain. Meet four hardcore Vermont skiers in this video series.

Snowboarder Launching Tail-grab

Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum

Skiing and riding have deep roots in Vermont. Explore the sports’ history and their culture from the very beginning.

A skier and a snowboarder enjoy a gladed trail on a sunny day.

ADAPTIVE SNOW SPORTS

Vermont Adaptive strives to help people with disabilities access Vermont’s slopes so everyone can get in on the fun.

Morning hike during sunset

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.

Vermont 2021 Annaul | Inspiration for your next adventure

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.

Snowboarder within a round sun ray

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.