Thursday, July 07, 2016
Vermont Ski Resorts: Skiing, Snowboarding & Outdoor Fun
A northeastern state renown for its natural landscape, Vermont is one of the most popular winter
destinations in the US for snow sports. Did you know that there are over 6000 acres of alpine
terrain in Vermont? It’s a state rich in ski history that is home to the first alpine ski tow, the first
chairlift and the first Nordic ski center in the US. If you are a fan of Burton snowboards, then
you may already be privy to the fact that the Burlington headquarters are located in Vermont.
Since there are 19 alpine Vermont ski resorts, visitors of all ages and skill levels can easily find
accommodations around the state.
Here are some of the top Vermont ski resorts:
Jay Peak - Mother Nature seem to favor Jay Peak in the winter. Because of the mountain's unique
location and geographical features, Jay Peak gets more snow than anywhere else in New England
(twice as much as many resorts). Located in Northern Vermont, Jay Peak is just a short drive
from the Canadian border, attracting skiiers and snowboarders to its 76 trails from all over.
Killington - Unlike any other mountain resort in the northeast, Killington not only features the
largest mountain trail acreage in the east (1200+ acres), but also the largest vertical drop in New
England. There's more snow, ski, snowboard, and outdoor fun than you'll know what to do with.
Mount Snow - This locale offers 48 miles of snow-filled trails that will keep the novice and
expert entertained forever. The mountain boasts a two-mile- long novice trail from the summit,
100-yard- wide intermediate trails and an expert North Face that includes Ripcord, Mount Snow's
steepest trail and one of the steepest in New England. Mount Snow Resort has four mountain
areas (Main Mountain, North Face, Carinthia and Sunbrook), and offers a variety of terrain
suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Okemo Mountain - This destination features five mountain areas including the Jackson Gore
Peak, Solitude Peak, South Face, Glades Peak, and South Ridge area. Okemo Mountain is home
to Southern Vermont's highest vertical drop with a height of 2,200 feet. Okemo has many
accolades including ranked #8 for “Top 50 Resorts” in the October issue of SKI Magazine and
#7 in TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine for its terrain parks.
Smugglers' Notch - Ranked #1 for its Family Programs in North America and #1 for Customer
Service in the Eastern U.S., offers 78 fabulous snow-filled ski and snowboard trails. Smugglers'
Notch also is home to the East's only Triple Black Diamond trail.
Stowe Mountain - is home to the infamous Front Four (Starr, Goat, National and Lift Line)
which are arguably the most exciting runs in the East. For the novice skiers and snowboarders,
there's an entire mountain (Spruce Peak) criss-crossed with easygoing runs. And with the longest
average trail length in New England, be prepared to spend some time on the snowy mountains of
Sugarbush - This resort showcases 4,000 plus acres of snow-covered trails. Sugarbush Resort
will keep people of all ages coming back time and time again for skiing, snowboarding, and
outdoor fun. Sugarbush has just added 40 acres of wooded skiing for those of you that like a
challenge. You'll never be bored at Sugarbush Resort.
ToursDeSport Ski & Snowboard Vacation Specialists are available to help you book one of these
Vermont ski resorts today, Call Toll-Free, 877-4- SKI-EAST.