When the winter months hit, savvy ski enthusiasts from around the world know where to head. Vermont boasts some of the best powder combined with some truly amazing terrain. But fewer know all of all the great skiing South of Killington. Below is a list of some of the best skiing in southern Vermont.
With the highest vertical in the entire state, Killington boasts a 3,050 vertical drop and jaw dropping 141 trails and 21 lifts. Among the first peaks to ever witness the advent of snowboarding back in the early 80’s, the resort prides itself on the signature terrain park. This world famous park caters to all skill levels.
With a whopping 2200 foot vertical, 119 trails and 19 lifts, Okemo Mountain boasts some of the best snow quality in the entire state of Vermont. Though it has the highest vertical in region, trail difficulty is pretty evenly divided between levels of difficulty.
Stratton reaches for the skies with a 2003 foot vertical. It offers 94 trails and five terrain parks. In fact, the resort has such good freestyle options it frequently hosts the U.S. Open Snowboard Championships.
Magic Mountain is great to challenge the most talented of skier or snowboarder. With great powder most of the winter, Magic is a smaller resort and provides trails with a more rugged experience. It has 1700 feet of vertical and 40 trails. But be prepared to push; it only has 4 lifts.
Looking for something more centrally located without having to sacrifice size? Mount Snow boasts 1700 feet of vertical and four mountain faces with 80 trails and 20 lifts. What’s more is it is very convenient and centrally located to Boston, New York City and Albany, NY.
Bromley Mountain has a vertical of 1334 ft, 45 trails and 10 lifts and is known as the among the oldest continuous running ski areas in the entire country! And for you freestyle skiers and boarders they have four terrain parks.
Whether a beginner or expert skier or snowboarder, southern Vermont is a world class ski vacation destination without question. And with an endless list of lodging throughout the region, there is no shortage of charming bed and breakfasts and hotels to stay.