The best New Hampshire and Vermont Ski Mountains

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Are you going skiing in Vermont or in New Hampshire 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 in New Hampshire and rediscover your favourite mountains located in these two very picturesque places.


We have assembled the best New Hampshire and 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 78 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.


Here are the best New Hampshire ski mountains

Do you prefer exploring New Hampshire? Here are two of our favourite mountains that happen to be in the breathtaking White Mountains.



The Attitash ski mountain in New Hampshire is in the heart of the White Mountains, a phenomenal ski atmosphere in the Adirondacks that you can find nowhere else. This station offers 68 runs and 11 ski lifts from two summits, with glade trails, and trails for beginners (29%) as well as for experts (27%). Attitash is the epitome of the New England way of life. It is a true place of happiness for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Did you know that Attitash means ‘blueberry’ in the Abnaki language? Unfortunately, you won’t find any blueberries in the wintertime!



Wildcat is also situated in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you are planning a long weekend teeming with skiing, go out and discover Attitash, a neighbouring mountain that is located 20 minutes from Wildcat. The views from the top of the mountain are incredible. You can spot Mount Washington, the Tuckerman Ravine and the Presidential Range. It’s not surprising that Wildcat was named #1 for its spectacular views by Ski magazine. All types of skiers will be happy: there are glade trails, vertiginous pitches, and the mountain counts the longest novice ski run in all of New Hampshire! Polecat goes around the whole mountain, and offers spectacular views. Even if you are an expert skier, you will appreciate this run, we guarantee it!


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 New Hampshire and Vermont ski mountains!


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