Ski Areas

Vermont has numerous alpine and Nordic ski areas scattered throughout the Green Mountains, and you can find links and information for all of them at Ski Vermont, the official site of the Vermont Ski Areas Association.  Snowfall varies widely among Vermont’s Green Mountains as one heads from north to south, with over 350 inches of annual snowfall at the northern end of the state gradually tapering to less than half that at the southern end.  Below, Vermont’s major alpine ski areas are listed from north to south with their annual snowfall, and clicking on any area will bring you to the area’s home page.

Jay Peak (355″)
Burke (217″)
Smuggler’s Notch (320″)
Stowe (333″)
Bolton Valley (312″)
Mad River Glen (228″)
Sugarbush (250″)
Middlebury (200″)
Pico (250″)
Killington (250″)
Okemo (200″)
Bromley (145″)
Magic Mountain (145″)
Stratton (180″)
Mount Snow (158″)

Vermont is home to a number of smaller ski areas as well, and a north to south list is provided below with approximate snowfall and links to their websites.  Some of these smaller areas offer only limited operation during the winter season, but if you’d like to learn more about their current operation and storied past, the Vermont section of the New England Lost Ski Areas Project is a simply incredible resource.

Hard’ack (82″)
Pete’s Tow (99″)
Lyndon Outing Club (103″)
Chapman Hill (79″)
Cochran’s (88”)
Cosmic Hill (104″)
Northeast Slopes (91″)
Pine Mountain (65″)
Harrington Hill (87″)
Twin Farms (82″)
Suicide Six (80″)
Ski Quechee (90″)
Bear Creek (150″)
Ascutney Outdoors (175″)
Timber Ridge (145″)
Bellows Falls (56″)
Hermitage (150″)
Living Memorial (56″)

4 Replies to “Ski Areas”

  1. Just curious, this list of ski areas is a bit out of date and/or inaccurate, right? The reason i’m asking is i’m in the process of planning a week long visit in Vermont, with the attempt to hit every ski area in the state in a week. It’s been the nice chore of mapping just right. Anyway, I see little areas such as Hard’ack and Living Memorial not included and an area called Ascutney which is included. If my research is right, Ascutney is still closed, right? I just want to make sure i cover all bases before i come. Thanks!!!

    1. Hi Nate, sorry for delay in my response, but with the rapid pace of ski trip reports and winter weather updates (especially this past season with 64 winter storms), I typically don’t have time to make major page updates until the summer. For the main ski areas list, there were just a couple of updates to make:

      Ascutney: Ascutney Mountain Resort closed down in 2010, but there has been a revitalization of the mountain through the Ascutney Outdoors organization. They’ve been promoting a lot of human-powered use of the mountain, including backcountry skiing, but they actually do offer lift-served skiing via their rope tow for community events. They’re going to be adding a T-Bar for the coming season, so I’ve updated their link and added Ascutney Outdoors to a section of smaller ski areas on the page

      Bear Creek: The Bear Creek link was out of date, so I’ve updated that and included it in the list of smaller ski areas.

      Anyway, all links should be up to date as of this message posting, and with the various smaller operations added there are over 30 Vermont ski areas to visit. It would probably be a challenge to visit them all in one week because some don’t operate every day, but in any event it would be a neat trip!

    1. Hi Harvey, good question. One thought is that there is a bit less elevation there at the top of General Stark (~3,600′) vs ~4,000′ or even ~4,200′ for the summit areas of Sugarbush and Killington. Also, due to running almost entirely on natural snow, MRG has a shorter operating season with a later start and earlier finish compared to the other two. If MRG doesn’t record seasonal snow accumulation outside of their operating season, then that would be another factor that would decrease their reported snowfall compared to the others.

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