The mountains of Vermont are home to dozens of Alpine (downhill skiing and snowboarding) and Nordic (cross-country) ski area. Green Mountain state ski areas have a wide range of personalities, from smaller, family-run, mellow areas to giant resorts with many trails, international visitors, extensive lodgings, and special events. Many resorts offer opportunities for ice skating, snow tubing, snowshoeing, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Book a room at a mountain resort and stay awhile.
For additional information please contact Ski Vermont, the state’s ski marketing group.
Cross-country skiing is a somewhat quieter and calmer way to enjoy the outdoors in winter, but also a terrific workout for the body and heart. Vermont has many Nordic ski resorts; Below is a sampling. Find more information on our Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing page.
Trapp Family Lodge -- Nordic Ski School offers daily lessons, equipment rentals and terrain for all abilities.
Topnotch Resort & Spa -- The Nordic Barn Recreational Center rents out gear and clothing for both downhill and cross country skiing.
Rikert Nordic Center -- Programs at Rikert allow parents of young kids to do cross-country skiing and to take the children along on Mom’s Monday and Toddler Tuesday.
Woodstock Inn and Resort -- The inn’s Nordic Center has two mapped trail systems of 37 miles around Woodstock for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing. Weekday inn guests receive passes to the Nordic Center.
Mountain Top Inn & Resort -- Trail grooming at the Nordic Center at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort offers ski trails that satisfy both first-timers and competitive skiers.
Alpine resorts with Nordic options include Bolton Valley, Burke Mountain Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Mad River Glen, Okemo Mountain Resort, Quechee Ski Area, Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Stowe Mountain Resort, and Stratton Mountain Resort.