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.
Learn to Ski and Ride Deals
Nearly all Vermont ski areas have packages to equip and teach newcomers to the sport – and that includes newcomer adults as well as kids, Green Mountain State slopes are the place to find expert and highly experienced teacher. At least one Vermont ski resort also gives equipment for free to its students.
5th Grade Passport
Fifth-grade kids: we love you! Experts have determined that fifth grade is a prime time to expose kids to a lifelong love of snow sports like skiing and snowboarding, hence the creation of the Fifth Grade Passport Open Doors to Exploring Vermont Resorts. Ease the strain on your pocketbook while you offer your fifth-grader the chance to develop a great skill and health outdoor habits for a lifetime.
Take 3 Beginner Package
Do you like to try something new by just dipping a toe into the water at the start? We understand! The Take 3 Beginner Package costs one low prices of $129 for three beginner ski or snowboard lessons at participating Vermont resorts. Redeem all three lessons at one resort or try out a different resort for each lesson. Makes a great wintertime gift of birthdays, Valentines Day.
Season Pass Savings
Season passes are the single best way to save money while you enjoy the slopes. Prices for multi- and single-resort passes vary, as do the deadlines to purchase. It is always better for buy early. Use the Ski Vermont Resort Finder to help choose which pass you want this year. Start skiing; start saving.
Vermont farmers and chef takes their craft very seriously, and that includes fueling people on the ski slopes, before, during and after at day of skiing or snowboarding. Dining at Vermont aki areas ranges from cafeterias and grab ‘n’ go counters to fine restaurants with elegant service and interesting menus, served next to a roaring fire in a giant stone fireplace.
December 28 2019 -- Okemo’s Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular pyrotechnics show in the Okemo clock tower base area as skiers and riders travel the trails by torchlight. As the parade concludes the winter sky is filled with fireworks. Okemo Mountain Resort, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT. 5:30-8 p.m.
January 22-26, 2019 – Winter Rendezvous at Stowe
The annual LGBTQ pride celebration in Stowe, Vermont, which coincides with Stowe’s Winter Carnival Festival, attracts hundreds of LGBTQ skiers, riders. Winter Rendezvous presents a lineup of activities and entertainment. Skiing and snowboarding happens on Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Trapp Family Lodge is the hub for cross-country skiing at Winter Rendezvous. Other activities include ice skating, horse drawn sleigh rides, snowmobiles, dog sledding, hot tubs and bonfires. Stowe Mountain Resort, 5781 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT.
March 7, 14, 21, 28 -- Okemo’s Sugar Days
Each weekend brings a different activity involving maple syrup. Activities may include live music, beer and wine tastings, seasonal foods. Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo, 111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 13-15 -- Vermont Open Snowboard and Music Festival
Watch snowboarders jump from rail jam to retro pipe. Riders from of all ages compete for $20,000 cash and prizes. Visit with vendors, meet legends, enjoy live music, fireworks, vintage snowboard displays, late-night parties. Stratton Mountain Resort, 5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain, VT. All day.
March 21-April 5 -- Smugglers’ Notch Maplefest
Visit local sugarhouses for tours and enjoy full days of maple activities: sugar-on-snow tasting, snowshoe and walking treks, food and beverage sampling, dining at area restaurants and more. Smugglers' Notch Resort, 4323 VT Route 108 South, Smugglers' Notch, VT.