Skiing & Snowboarding -- Way up near the Vermont/Canada border (or “just a bit south” if you’re reading this in Quebec) is Jay Peak, a big, vast beauty of a ski area with fantastic slopes and trails, excellent glades (not only for advanced skiers), and lots of natural snowfall. Jay has an aerial tramway and seven more lifts to 76 trails. This ski area has the most beginning and intermediate skiing in tree-lined glades in the East. The Zone learning area features 80 acres of wide terrain and glades for newcomers. Affordable.
Everything Else -- Fantastic, big, and modern Pump House Indoor Water Park open year-round; also child care; spa; ice skating; sleigh rides
Skiing & Snowboarding -- This is a high-luxury ski area, with plenty of trails, glades, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing for people of all abilities. Among its other lifts, a gondola transports guests between Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak, creating lots of interchange between these ski areas. This standing gondola spans Route 108. Stowe Mountain Lodge is a luxury hotel and spa, with all the finest amenities. Expensive
Everything Else -- Luxury lodgings; child care; lots of dining on the mountain and in town; shops; ski rentals and lessons; sleigh rides; dog sledding; ice and rock climbing. Live entertainment at the Performing Arts Center at Spruce Peak.