A ski resort with terrain for all levels and closeby lodging, lots of apres ski activities and a good ski school make for great vacations on snow.
Vermont, home to the Green Mountains, is an iconic state for New England skiers and snowboarders, and is perhaps the Ski Capital of the Eastern United States with all its ski mountains.
Mount Snow, in West Dover, is known for their impeccably designed and built terrain parks, and families flock to Stratton Mountain Resort for their world-class amenities and luxury base village. Killington, known as the Beast of the East, boasts the most skiable terrain in Vermont and one of the best nightlife scenes in New England.
Farther north, areas like Mad River Glen, Smugglers' Notch and Jay Peak Resort offer challenging terrain in a very low-key, local’s atmosphere. Resorts such as Stowe Mountain Resort and Sugarbush provide the same great terrain along with first-class amenities and luxuries.
There are many resorts in Vermont that have something for families or beginners. Some of the best include the following:
Killington Ski Resort has a lot of bars, and the Wobbly Barn is a favorite for visitors and locals. The Pickle Barrel right down the street is a nightclub that has multiple bars on site as well as a thriving live music scene.
Killington has the most vertical drop at 3,050 feet, followed by Sugarbush at 2,650 feet and Smuggler’s Notch at 2,610 feet.
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