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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.

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Planning a ski trip? Browse our collection of skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews for ski resorts to see which mountains claimed the top spot in each category. reviews rank ski areas on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how your favorite ski area stacks up among the top rated in terms of skiing and après.

Vermont Ski Resorts FAQ

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.

Which Vermont Ski Resorts Are Best for Beginners and/or Families?

There are many resorts in Vermont that have something for families or beginners. Some of the best include the following:

  • Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Suicide Six Ski Area
  • Sugarbush Resort
  • Smuggler’s Notch Resort
  • Mount Snow
  • Jay Peak
  • Burke Mountain
  • Stratton Mountain Resort
  • Bolton Valley
  • What is the Best Vermont Ski Resort for Singles/Partying?

    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.

    What Vermont Ski Resort Has the Most Vertical Drop?

    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.

    Click on any resort below to find out ski and snow reports for Vermont resorts, or click on the other tabs for information on Vermont resort stats, chairlifts or user reviews of Vermont ski areas.

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