The best Vermont Ski Mountains

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Are you going skiing in Vermont for a long weekend or for your week off but you don’t know which mountain to ski at since there are so many to choose from in that area? Are you looking for a smaller, welcoming and intimate mountain or do you prefer a big mountain with lots of trails to practise your new tricks as a future Olympian? Discover new, lesser-known mountains in Vermont and rediscover your favourite mountains located in these two very picturesque places.


We have assembled the best Vermont ski mountains to help you realize the ski week or weekend of your dreams. The good news? When you are a member of PowSki, you benefit from reduced priced tickets! A beautiful mountain plus ski lift discounts equals a fantastic ski trip.


Here are the best Vermont ski mountains

Vermont is a perfect place to ski: it is not very far from Montreal and you have lots of incredible mountains to choose from. Get acquainted with four Vermont ski resorts that will get you excited for your next ski outing.



Burke, in Vermont, is a small mountain but it is as exciting as the other towering neighbouring mountains. It offers 50 trails and 6 ski lifts and since the acquisition of the mountain by the owners of the Jay Peak resort in 2012, their snow-making capacity has greatly improved in the past few years. The hardest trails are in the classic ‘old New England style’: long, narrow and winding trails.


Jay Peak

Vermont’s Jay Peak ski resort is one of the most beautiful mountains in the Northern Eastern part of North America. It is a huge mountain with 81 trails and 9 ski lifts. The mountain has numerous glade trails, it also has a great snow park and a teaching zone for those who want to learn how to ski. It is also one of the best mountains for Quebecers, since it is close to the Quebec-Vermont border not far from Sutton and Magog. If you only have the time for a quick getaway, this mountain is perfect for you!



Do you want to stay at the same ski resort all weekend but you easily get bored if there aren’t that many trails at the mountain? Killington, in Vermont, is the ideal mountain for you. This ski resort offers 155 runs for all types of skiers, 28% of the runs are for novices, 33% are for intermediate skiers, and 39% are for expert skiers. With 21 ski lifts, you will never lose time waiting to get up the mountain. Killington is also a paradise for skiers and snowboarders that like freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The mountain has an 18-foot half-pipe, a 13-foot half-pipe, a ski rail park and more. Also, the their snow grooming is excellent and Killington makes approximately 600 acres of snow for their station.


Smuggler’s Notch

Smuggler’s Notch, in Vermont, is the lesser-known cousin of Jay Peak. It is a bit further away from Montreal, but charms every single person who skis there! This mountain is perfect for families. It was named the best ski mountain for families by Ski magazine and it was also named the best ski mountain in general by the same magazine for the 2018 ski year. Choose from 78 runs that start from these three summits: Sterling, Morse and Madonna. Besides skiing, Smuggler’s Notch offers tons of winter activities for the whole family: sledding, zip lining, snowmobile rides, and more.


After reading more on these outstanding mountains, all you need to do is choose when you want to leave and which mountain you want to try first. PowSki offers you numerous discounts on these selected mountains for a stress free ski trip. If you are planning a longer ski trip, why not create a customizable package to make your trip even more special?


We wish you a wonderful outing in the Vermont ski mountains!


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