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ASCUTNEY MOUNTAIN RESORT
Address: Rte 44, Brownsville
Phone: 802.484.7000 or 800.243.0011 for lodging
Web: www.ascutney.com
Email: info@ascutney.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends 8:30 am to 4 pm

Includes an indoor sports center, ice skating, and tubing. The mountain also has nine Double Diamond slopes and the highest percent snow coverage in the state.

Vertical Drop:1800 feet
Number of Trails:57 total, 30 percent novice, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent expert
Snowboarding:terrain park and half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:95 percent
Lifts:one quad, three triple chairs, one double chair, one magic-carpet surface lift
Rates:weekends $62, juniors and seniors $45
midweek $60 and $44
Rentals:call for details
Instruction:call for details

BOLTON VALLEY
Address: 4302 Bolton Access Rd, Bolton Valley
Phone: 802.434.3444
Web: www.boltonvalley.com
Email: info@boltonvalley.com
Hours: Mon through Tues 9 am to 4 pm; Wed through Fri 9 am to 8 pm; Sat 8 am to 8 pm; Sun 8 am to 4 pm; subject to change

This full-service resort offers child care, dining, a sports center, and evening activities.

Vertical Drop:1704 feet
Number of Trails:64 total, 27 percent novice, 47 percent intermediate, 26 percent expert
Snowboarding:three terrain parks
Snowmaking Capacity:60 percent
Lifts:two quad lifts, three double chairs, one surface lift
Rates:call for details
Rentals:call for details
Instruction:call for details

BROMLEY MOUNTAIN
Address: Rte 11, six miles from Manchester Center
Phone: 802.824.5522, or 800.865.4786 for lodging
Web: www.bromley.com
Email: info@bromley.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends and holidays 8:30 am to 4 pm

A family friendly resort with varied terrain and lots of sunshine.

Vertical Drop:1334 feet, with a S exposure
Number of Trails:43 trails and glades, 12 novice, 16 intermediate, 11 expert, four glades
Snowboarding:three freestyle terrain parks and half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:84 percent
Lifts:two quad chairs, four double chairs, two Mitey-Mites, one T-bar
Rates:midweek $39
weekend adults $65, teens $55, juniors $39
Rentals:skis and snowboards $44, $34 for juniors
Instruction:group lessons $35, private lessons $85/hour

BURKE MOUNTAIN
Address: Rte 114 (Exit 23 off I-91), East Burke
Phone: 802.626.7300
Web: www.skiburke.com
Email: info@skiburke.com
Hours: daily 9 am to 4 pm

Offers dining, shopping, and entertainment. The mid-Burke lodge and the Willougby and Poma lifts are slated to open on Dec. 12. All other services will open on Dec. 19.

Vertical Drop:2011 feet, with a N exposure
Number of Trails:45 trails and glades on 250 skiable acres, 25 percent novice, 45 percent intermediate, 30 percent expert
Snowboarding:four terrain parks, all trails but one are snowboard-friendly
Snowmaking Capacity:80 percent
Lifts:one high-speed quad chair, one fixed-grip quad, one J-bar, one POMA surface lift
Rates:$59, seniors and students $45
holday periods $62 and $47
Rentals:adult ski package $30, juniors $23
snowboards $32, juniors $29
Instruction:private lessons $69
group lessons also available

JAY PEAK
Address: 4850 Rte 242, Jay
Phone: 802.988.2611 or 800.451.4449 for reservations
Web: www.jaypeakresort.com
Email: info@jaypeakresort.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends 8:30 am to 4 pm (subject to change)

Jay Peak boasts an average 351 inches of snow annually. Three touring centers are nearby for cross-country skiers, as well as 100 acres of backcountry skiing. Guided tours are available. The projected opening date in Nov 27.

Vertical Drop:2153 feet
Number of Trails:76 trails, glades, and chutes, 20 percent novice, 40 percent intermediate, 40 percent expert
Snowboarding:four terrain parks and a half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:80 percent
Lifts:one 60-passenger tram, three quad chairs, one triple chair, one double chair, one T-bar, one moving carpet for beginners
Rates:adults $67, juniors $47, seniors $25
Rentals:ski or snowboard packages $40 for adults, $30 for juniors
Instruction:private lessons $69 per hour
call for details about group lessons

KILLINGTON
Address: 4763 Killington Rd, Killington
Phone: 800.621.6867
Web: www.killington.com
Email: info@killington.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends 8 am to 4 pm (subject to change)

Killington, the largest ski resort in the East, consists of seven mountains, and lift tickets are also valid at Pico Mountain. It’s usually the first mountain open in the fall and the last one to close in the spring. It will open this year in early November. Call 802.422.3261 for snow conditions.

Vertical Drop:3050 feet
Number of Trails:141 total, 28 percent novice, 33 percent intermediate, 39 percent expert
Snowboarding:three terrain parks and a 430-foot superpipe
Snowmaking Capacity:70 percent
Lifts:nine quads (five are high-speed), two gondolas, five surface lifts, four triple chairs, two double chairs
Rates:adults $82 on peak days, $77 otherwise
juniors/seniors $65, $61
Rentals:skis, poles or board $39, juniors/seniors $26
$41, $27 during peak times
Instruction:private lessons $109/hour
group lessons $59 Mon through Fri, $65 on Sat and Sun

MAD RIVER GLEN
Address: 1089, Rte 17, Waitsfield, VT
Phone: 802.496.3551
Web: www.madriverglen.com
Email: ski@madriverglen.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends 8:30 am to 4 pm

This ski area at General Stark Mountain offers varied terrain and the country's last surviving single chairlift.

Vertical Drop:2037 feet
Number of Trails:45 total, 10 novice, 16 intermediate, 21 percent expert
Snowboarding:no snowboarders allowed
Snowmaking Capacity:15 percent, but the area gets plenty of natural snow
Lifts:three double chairs, one single chair, one handle tow
Rates:midweek $39
weekends adults $62, juniors and seniors $46
Rentals:ski packages $30, juniors $25
Instruction:private lessons $65, semi-private lessons (four people) $160 for two hours

MAGIC MOUNTAIN
Address: Rte 11, Londonderry
Phone: 802.824.5645
Web: www.magicmtn.com
Email: info@magicmtn.com
Hours: Fri and Mon 9 am to 4 pm, Sat and Sun 8 am to 4 pm, holidays 8 am to 4 pm, days of six-plus inches of snow 9 am to 4 pm

This area is known for its steep and challenging terrain, but beginners will find easier slopes on the mountain's east side. Scheduled to open on Dec 19.

Vertical Drop:1700 feet
Number of Trails:40 total, 33 percent beginner, 30 percent intermediate, 37 percent expert
Snowboarding:terrain park
Snowmaking Capacity:70 percent
Lifts:two double chair, two surface lifts
Rates:weekday lifts, $39 adults, $35 teens, $25 juniors/seniors
weekends and holidays, $56 adults, $51 teens, $39 juniors/seniors
Rentals:ski or snowboard package $35, $25 for kids
Instruction:private lesson $85/hour

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SNOW BOWL
Address: Middlebury
Phone: 802.388.4356 or 802.388.7951 for lodging
Web: www.middlebury.edu/campuslife/facilities/snowbowl
Email: snowbowl@middlebury.edu
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends 8:30 am to 4 pm

The country's first carbon-neutral ski area.

Vertical Drop:1050 feet
Number of Trails:17 trails and four glade areas. Five novice trails, six intermediate, and six advanced
Snowboarding:terrain park
Snowmaking Capacity:42 percent
Lifts:one double chairs, two triple chair
Rates:weekdays adults $30
seniors, Middlebury students, alums$26
weekends $44, $32
Rentals:adults $35, juniors $25, children under 10 $17
Instruction:private lessons $55

MOUNT SNOW
Address: 12 Pisgah Rd, W Dover
Phone: 802.464.3333, or 800.245.7669 for reservations and information
Web: www.mountsnow.com
Email: info@mountsnow.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, weekends 8 am to 4 pm

Call 802.464.2151 for conditions. Mount Snow includes four mountain areas: Main Mountain, North Face, Carinthia, and Sunbrook.

Vertical Drop:1700 feet
Number of Trails:107 total, including tree terrain, 14 percent novice, 73 percent intermediate, 13 percent expert
Snowboarding:five parks, one competition superpipe
Snowmaking Capacity:80 percent
Lifts:20 total, including three high-speed quad chairs, one fixed quad chair, seven triple chairs, four double chairs, one rope tow, four magic carpets
Rates:weekends adults $75, young adults (13 through 18) $64, seniors and juniors $52
weekdays $69, $56, $45
Rentals:adults $38, juniors and seniors $28
high-performance skis $46
Instruction:group lessons $45, private lessons $98

OKEMO
Address: Rte 103, Ludlow
Phone: 802.228.4041, or 800.786.5366 for reservations
Web: www.okemo.com
Email: info@okemo.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends 8 am to 4 pm

Call 802.228.5222 for snow conditions. Family ski area with day care and extensive children's ski programs. Season begins in mid November.

Vertical Drop:2200 feet
Number of Trails:119 total, 32 percent novice, 36 percent intermediate, 32 percent advanced
Snowboarding:six terrain parks, one super-pipe, and one mini-half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:96 percent
Lifts:nine quad chairs (five high-speed detachables), three triple chairs, seven surface lifts
Rates:weekdays adults $72, teens $61, juniors and seniors $47
weekends $79, $69, $53
Rentals:ski or board package $38 for adults, $26 for children
Instruction:group lessons $52, private lessons $100

PICO MOUNTAIN
Address: Rte 4, Sherburne Pass, Rutland
Phone: 802.422.6200, or 866.667.7426 for reservations
Web: www.picomountain.com
Email: info@picomountain.com
Hours: weekdays 8:30 am to 5 pm, and weekends 7:30 am to 5 pm

Call 802.422.1200 for snow conditions. Also offers explorer and mountaineer programs.

Vertical Drop:1967 feet
Number of Trails:50 total, 20 percent novice, 48 percent intermediate, 32 percent expert
Snowboarding:half-pipe and alpine park
Snowmaking Capacity:75 percent
Lifts:two quads, two triple chairs, two double chairs, one surface lift
Rates:midweek adults $45, juniors and seniors $39
weekends $57, $39
Rentals:adults $39, juniors and seniors $26
Instruction:two-hour group lesson $55
one-hour private lesson $105

QUECHEE SKI HILL
Address: 3268 Quechee Main St, Quechee
Phone: 802.295.9356
Web: www.quecheeclub.com
Email: info@quecheeclub.com
Hours: daily 9 am to 4 pm

Set to open on Dec 18, weather permitting.

Vertical Drop:650 feet
Number of Trails:12 trails, 40 percent novice, 50 percent intermediate, 10 percent expert
Snowboarding:none, but snowboarders are welcome to use downhill trails and terrain park
Snowmaking Capacity:100 percent
Lifts:one chair, one T-bar, one handle tow, one double chair
Rates:adults $40, children $34
Sun mornings, $34, $28
Rentals:adult $32.95, children $22.95, snowboards $32.95
Instruction:group lessons $67, private lessons $92

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH
Address: Rte 108, Smugglers’ Notch
Phone: 802.644.8851 or 800.451.8752
Web: www.smuggs.com
Email: smuggs@smuggs.com
Hours: weekdays 8:30 am to 4 pm, weekends 8 am to 4 pm

Call 802.644.1111 for snow conditions. The trail system extends over Morse, Madonna, and Sterling Mountains.

Vertical Drop:2610 feet
Number of Trails:78 total, 19 percent novice, 50 percent intermediate, 31 percent expert
Snowboarding:four terrain parks, for skiers too
Snowmaking Capacity:62 percent
Lifts:six double chairs, two surface lifts
Rates:adults $62, juniors and seniors $46
Rentals:adults $46, juniors $37
Instruction:group lessons $45 for afternoons and $65 for mornings, private lessons $95 for peak times, $75 for off-peak times

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Address: 5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe
Phone: 802.253.3000 or 800.253.4154 for reservations
Web: www.stowe.com
Email: info@stowe.com
Hours: daily 8 am to 4 pm

Call 802.253.3600 for ski conditions. The resort boasts 485 skiable acres and 39 total miles of skiing, as well as resort vacation packages and dog-sledding tours.

Vertical Drop:2360 feet
Number of Trails:48 total, 16 percent novice, 59 percent intermediate, 25 percent expert
Snowboarding:beginner park, mini-park, advanced-terrain park, and super-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:80 percent
Lifts:13 total: one 10-person high-speed gondola, one eight-passenger gondola, three high-speed quad chairs, two triple chairs, four double chairs, and two surface lifts
Rates:during prime season adults $84, seniors $70, juniors $61
during peak season $89, $74, $64
Rentals:adults $42, children $34
Instruction:group lessons $44 for weekdays, $60 for weekends and holidays, private lessons $100 weekdays, $135 weekends and holidays

STRATTON SKI AND SUMMER RESORT
Address: Rte 30, Bondville
Phone: 800.787.2886
Web: www.stratton.com
Email: info@stratton.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends 8:30 am to 4 pm

Call 802.297.4211 for snow conditions. This family-friendly resort boasts nearly 600 acres of skiing and riding with a sports center, spa, and slopeside village. Information subject to change.

Vertical Drop:2003 feet
Number of Trails:92 total, 42 percent novice, 31 percent intermediate, 27 percent expert
Snowboarding:four terrain parks (with four new jib features) and a half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:90 percent
Lifts:one gondola, four high-speed six-passenger lifts, three quad chairs, one triple chair, one double chair, two surface lifts, four magic carpets
Rates:call for details
Rentals:midweek $29
weekends adults $33, and $22, $19 for juniors. Snowboard packages $43, $37 for adults and $37, $32 for juniors
Instruction:group lessons $45, private lessons $89 to $105 per hour, depending on day

SUGARBUSH RESORT
Address: 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd, Warren
Phone: 802.583.6300, or 800.537.8427 for lodging reservations
Web: www.sugarbush.com
Email: info@sugarbush.com
Hours: weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends 8 am to 4 pm

Call 802.583.7669 for snow conditions. Skiing on six mountain peaks, all within Sugarbush North and South.

Vertical Drop:2600 feet
Number of Trails:111 total, 24 novice, 51 intermediate, 36 expert
Snowboarding:three terrain parks and a regulation half-pipe
Snowmaking Capacity:70 percent
Lifts:seven quad chairs, two triple chairs, four double chairs, three surface lifts
Rates:adults $77, young adults seven through 18 $60, seniors $51
Sat and holidays $82, $66, $57
Rentals:adults $39, juniors $28
Instruction:rates vary by day, number of lessons and age

SUICIDE SIX
Address: 14 The Green, Woodstock
Phone: 802.457.6661, or 800.448.7900 for lodging
Web: woodstockinn.com
Email: email@woodstockinn.com
Hours: daily 9 am to 4 pm

Call 802.457.6666 for snow conditions. Includes a cross-country ski area and sports center with pool, indoor tennis, squash courts, and Swedish massage. Suicide Six and the Woodstock Ski Touring Center are both part of the Woodstock Inn and Resort.

Vertical Drop:650 feet
Number of Trails:23 total, 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced
Snowboarding:terrain park
Snowmaking Capacity:50 percent
Lifts:two double chairs, one J-bar
Rates:weekdays adults $40, children/seniors $34
weekends $59, $45
Rentals:skis and snowboards $34 adults, $29 juniors/seniors
Instruction:private lessons $75, semi-private lessons $60