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This mountain is for skiers and riders who believe there isn't any good skiing east of the Continental Divide. There is, and it's at Jay Peak. Jay receives an average annual snowfall of 376 inches, rivaling many Western ski resorts, and the reason for this is a phenomenon known as "orographic ...
West Dover, VT
Mount Snow was once the province of bizarre innovation and the nonstop partying weekend. Today, it sprawls over more than 630 acres and 135 trails, and remains one of the "happening" eastern resorts on weekends. These days the "with it" clientele is snowboarding teens and mogul mashing Gen-Xers. ...
Mad River Glen: Ski it if you can. While most ski resorts would view this intimidating tagline as a marketing disaster, the owners of Mad River Glen wear it like a badge of honor. Thats because Mad River Glen isnt like most Vermont ski resorts. For starters, its owned ...
Nestled in the dreamland environs of Vermonts Mad River Valley, a mere 45-minute drive from Burlington International, Sugarbush has long set the standard for New England big-mountain skiing and boarding. Its legendary terrain cascades across six interconnecting mountains, covering a total ...
Smugglers' Notch, VT
In a word-association test, if you said "family skiing," any Vermont skier would respond "Smugglers' Notch." Nobody accommodates families better. Period. For one thing, they've been doing it longer than most; the resort opened its first summer childrens camp in 1976. For another, all ...
East Burke, VT
Though less renowned than its big rivals, Stowe and Killington to the south, Burke has been in the downhill ski business for more than 40 years. The mountain is a throwback to simpler times. It has only six lifts to service 50 trails, but the point is, if you don't have crowds you don't need ...
Ever see a Norman Rockwell painting come to life? The base of Ascutney thrives after dark with a tubing hill and frozen pond where folks ice skate to music flowing from outdoor speakers. Ascutney claims to be the East's tallest monadnock (freestanding mountain) at 2,520 feet, with 1,800 feet of ...
Though it sounds impossible, Vermonters have been able to keep the 5,000-acre stretch of pristine wilderness that includes Bolton Valley largely to themselves. The resort is the kind of place that hosts local high school ski-team practices, league races composed of corporate types from ...
We used to call it Big Bromley. But now, moderately sized, Bromley presents a low-key alternative to Vermont's mega-resorts. It's also south-facing (the only one in New England), which can mean more sun in January and soft snow in late season.What's new: Sixty new energy-efficient ...