When Old Man Winter arrives in New England, the place to be is on the slopes during the ski season. Vermont offers a handful of legendary ski resorts all within a short distance of the New York and Massachusetts borders. Whether you're a first time skier or snowboarder, or a seasoned pro, Vermont ski resorts offer a variety of terrain for all abilities. Use this guide to find your way to some of the best sliding on snow the Green Mountains have to offer.
Mount Snow, West Dover, VT Getting there: Mount Snow is located just north of the town of Wilmington on Route 100.
What to expect: Extensive and constantly upgraded snowmaking, featuring the latest in fan gun technology. The only all terrain park mountain face on the east coast, Carinthia Parks and a high-speed six-person bubble chair lift -- one of only two in the country.
Stratton Mountain, Stratton, VTGetting there: The Stratton Mountain access road is located off of Route 30 in Bondville, VT.
What to expect: High-end amenities at a challenging mountain. Known for a long history in the snowboarding world, Stratton is home to the annual US Open Snowboarding Championship. Stratton Village has a variety of winter gear, food and craft shopping.
Magic Mountain, Londonderry, VT Getting there: Magic Mountain is settled just a few miles east of Londonderry proper on Route 11.
What to expect: A rugged little "no frills" mountain with a friendly vibe that's a throwback to the essence of skiing the east. Challenging terrain that can't be beaten on a powder day.
Bromley Mountain, Peru, VT Getting there: Head east out of Manchester, VT on Route 11/30. Continue straight on 11 and you can't miss it.
What to expect: Gorgeous southern exposure at Vermont's "sun" mountain. Smaller than nearby Stratton, which means less crowds and better conditions throughout "busy" days. Anyone up for Zip-lining?
Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, VT Getting there: Take exit 6 off I-91 and follow Route 103 North to the town of Ludlow, VT. The access road is in the center of the village.
What to expect: The most vertical drop in southern Vermont (2,200 ft.) and a great place to bring the family. Accessible terrain for all abilities with luxurious amenities and Vermont's only alpine roller coaster at Jackson Gore.
After a long day of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes, warm up in one of our many winter rental homes, located just a few miles from the base of Mount Snow.