Want to ski? The Valley has two different options. Sugarbush, the larger of the two. It encompasses two mountains - Lincoln Peak and Mt Ellen - and offers a shuttle between the two. Lincoln Peak offers the most trails of the two mountains and has more green trails. It is the location of the children’s ski and ride program, daycare, restaurants, and pubs. While Mt Ellen offers the highest elevation known as the V.E.R.T.I.C.A.L, the best in the East. Lifts at Mt Ellen open at 8 am and 9 am at Lincoln Peak. More information can be found at sugarbush.com The other ski area is Mad River Glen. It offers a unique skiing experience, often referred to as “ski it if you can”. It is co-op owned. There are trails that contour the mountain offering an expert terrain. It offers areas of blue and green too. It is one of the last areas with natural snow skiing in New England. Get more information at madriverglen.com
Known as the Beast of the East, Killington boasts some of the best skiing on the east coast. With over 3000 feet of vertical drop, Killington is also one of the largest ski resorts in the eastern United States.
At 485 skiable acres, Stowe is the 5th largest ski resort in New England. It boasts two mountains and a total vertical drop of over 2000 feet. With 12 total lifts and over 300 inches of snow per year, Stowe has something to offer to every level of skier.
Sugarbush is the second largest Ski Area in Vermont. It has a vertical drop of 2,600 feet and 484 arcres of skiable terrain. It also boasts 16 chair lifts and 111 trails.
Mad River Glen is a cooperative ski resort in Fayston, Vermont. It has an emphasis on natural skiing and boasts many narrow trails. Sorry, no snowboarding allowed