Warm weather visitors to Vermont will find a plethora of activities at its mountain resorts to discover what the green mountain state is all about. From golf, mountain biking, and disc golf to expanded music, event and dining options make exploring Vermont the perfect summer getaway.
Vail Resorts launched another salvo in the battle to own the winter destination market and a larger slice of the ski marketplace with the purchase of Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort, Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire, Crested Butte in Colorado and Steven Pass in Washington Monday.
Vermont’s Killington Resort will spin the Superstar Express lift on Saturday, May 26 for one final day of skiing and snowboarding to close out the 2017-18 season. Plus, the Snowshed Express will be open for downhill mountain bike access all weekend.
Northern Vermont's Burke Mountain Resort might have been through some tumultuous times lately, but the thriving ski and riding, the new lift-served Burke Bike Park, and the opening of the 116-room Burke Hotel are victories for many in the Burke community who have worked hard to create a vibrant four-season resort at a mountain that is still recovering from April 2016 news that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission alleged investor fraud at EB-5 projects at Jay Peak and Burke.
Sunny spring tele turns at Cranmore. (Cranmore/Facebook)
Nothing like a consecutive string of nor'easters to put a smile on the faces of Northeast skiers and riders. Due to above average snowfall this season, resorts across the region have announced extended ski seasons.
The Marmot Slingshot down jacket will keep you warm on the coldest day as will an Arc’teryx Sentinel shell with a down midlayer under it. (Karen Lorentz)
The fashions are colorful, the gear rocks, and both are more high-tech than ever — reasons they’ll make you more comfortable and happier on the slopes.
You can now add summer activities to your pass for the longest ski and ride season in the East. (Killington)
The Beast of the East is now making the venerable season pass a plural adventure, with possibly the first mountain resort four-season access pass to their year-round mountain playground for $99 a month.
Summertime favorites can be enjoyed on your bike all winter long. (Kingdom Trails/Facebook)
Fat bikes, dubbed the "Hummers of the two-wheelers' world" are proliferating with more than 150 cross country (XC) ski areas in North America that welcome fat bikes on their snow-covered trails.
Epic skiing and riding under the orange bubble chair at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)
Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, Okemo, Vermont and Crested Butte, Colorado have entered into a multi-year season pass partnership with Vail Resorts and the Epic Pass, bringing the total number of Epic Pass mountain resorts to 64 in eight countries.
The second Nor’easter in less than a week has delivered the best conditions of the season to resorts through the northeast with some resorts reporting more than three feet of snow.
The South Ridge Quad chair will return access to more blue and green terrain. (Karen Lorentz/Killington)
Killington has announced $16 million in resort upgrades that will vastly improve the ski experience while providing creature comforts that make riding and skiing easier for families. It’s the largest investment in upgrades at the resort in 20 years.
Family fun on and off the slopes at Smuggs'. (Smugglers' Notch)
Smugglers’ Notch Resort in Jeffersonville, Vermont opened a 26,000 square-foot one-of-a-kind Family Fun Complex facility that appeals to all ages. This new 4.4 million dollar facility is known as FunZone 2.0.
Lunch at Epic is a not-to-miss meal at Okemo. (Okemo)
While Okemo is a feast for the snow-lover in all of us, skiers and riders can also savor the many Vermont-inspired specialties found across the resort after working up a healthy appetite on the slopes. Mountain life is just that much sweeter when you add in a dozen dining options across the mountain, ranging from grab-and-go cafeterias to full-service, fine dining – and everything in between.
No matter the weather, lots of apres ski options at Jay Peak. (Jay Peak/Facebook)
At the end of the day, it’s all about the snow at Jay Peak. If you’ve got a family that is climbing the walls for some fun this winter, Jay Peak has you covered both on and off the slopes.
Just in time for Presidents' Week, Killington Resort received 16" of snow Monday, Feb. 5. (Ski Vermont)
Pair extensive snowmaking coverage at Vermont resorts with several significant storms from Mother Nature this week, and the slopes will be in top condition for one of the most popular vacation periods of the season. Off-slope activities will be equally exciting during Presidents week with plenty of free live music, great food, parades, games and family activities.
Green initiatives continue at Killington and Pico with the addition of 45 electric vehicle car chargers. (Killington)
Vermont’s Killington is now New England’s largest electric car charging hub with a total of 45 electric vehicle chargers throughout the resort’s properties.
Visit Vermont during the tour to try some great Vermont products and enjoy Vermont's slopes. (Ski Vermont)
Skiers and snowboarders will once again be able to snack, sip and ski their way through Vermont’s favorite local food and drink vendors this year with the return of Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Days Tour. This slope side tour will kick off Jan. 26 at Jay Peak, visiting fifteen resorts over the course of ten weeks.
Snowshoeing at Trapp Family Lodge. (Trapp Family Lodge)
The Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. The family that inspired “The Sound of Music” will host a week of special events scheduled at the lodge January 19-26 on the trails and in the Bierhall to commemorate the occasion.
Friends don’t let friends sit inside all winter.
Introduce someone to skiing or snowboarding this season with the help of Ski Vermont’s discounted learn-to-turn programs. From the young to old, beginner lessons are for anyone looking to pick up a winter sport and enjoy time in the beautiful Green Mountains.
Stowe's true alpine village at Spruce Peak. (Martha Wilson)
Soaring spaces and massive wooden beams set the scene at the Stowe’s state-of-the-art Adventure Center, just opened for its first winter in 2017. For family fun and adventure, Spruce Peak Village has everything a family needs for a Vermont winter getaway.