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Skiing in Southern Vermont

by Linda Cassella

Mother Nature might not be cooperating with giving us some major natural snow so far this season, but that is no reason not to strap on your skis and head on up to Vermont for a day of hitting the slopes. The southern ski areas are busy making snow and grooming the trails so you (hopefully) don’t have to miss out on a day of skiing. Before you go check out the latest snow and ski conditions.

mt snowMt Snow is located Dover, VT. They currently have 22 trails open and have received 2″ of natural snow in the past few days. Their average base is a 10” min with a max of 18″. The Gulch Half Pipe is also up and running.

If you are looking for a place to have a nice dinner afterwards, The Inn at Sawmill Farm has the newly renovated Nonna’s Restaurant serving up a wonderful Italian cuisine

For more information or to make dinner reservations contact: Inn at Saw Mill Farm,
West Dover, VT, 802-464-8131

The Hermitage Club in Dover, VT is the largest private ski club on the east coast.  They do have hermitage-club-vta number of fine properties that are open to the public.  In Dover you’ll find: The Hermitage Inn, The Inn at Sawmill Farm and The Snow Goose Inn.  In Wilmington you’ll find: The White House Inn, The Vermont House and the Brook Bound Inn.  If  you stay at any of these locations you are allowed to ski at the resort.  As of today Haystack Mountain has 11 trails open with a min base of 12″ and a max of 24″.  This weekends weather looks iffy , so please check out their snow report for current conditions.

bromleyBromley Mountain in Peru, VT has 13 trails open. Their average base is 10″ min with a max of 24″. Although they have not had any recent snowfall, the snow guns are hard at work to keep the trails up and running.

The perfect place to stay while skiing at Bromley is The Lodge at Bromley where you can access the mountain right from your hotel room.  After a day of being out on the slopes you ski right to their door where you can store your skis and warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

For more information or to make reservations contact: The Lodge at Bromley
Peru, VT 05152, 802-824-6961

Just a few miles away is Stratton Mountain Resort, in Stratton, VT. They have 32 trails open Stratton Mountain Resort, VTand have received 4″ of natural snow in the past several days. Their average base is 10″ min with a max of 20″. The stage 1 and Lower Standard Half Pipe are both open.

When skiing Stratton take advantage of their X2 Discount Card with Bonus Day. Ski, ride and save all season.

For more information contact: Stratton Mountain Resort,
Stratton, VT 05155, 800-STRATTON

After a day of skiing head down to Manchester for a nice meal at one of the many area restaurants.

If you want to head a little further north, there are 3 ski areas you don’t want to miss.

killingtonKillington Resort located in Killington, VT has 44 trails open and has received 4″ of natural snow in the last several days. Their minimum base right now is 6″ with a maximum of 18″. The Reason Half Pipe is open for all of the snowboarders out there.

Just a short drive away is Pico Mountain also located in Killington, VT. They currently have 3 picotrails open and received 4″ of natural snow since January 2nd. Their average base is 6″ min with a max of 12″

Want to come for more than just the day? Take advantage of The North Star Lodge’s 30th Anniversary Special. Stay two nights at the regular price and get the third night free.

For more information or to make reservations contact: The North Star Lodge
Killington, VT 05759, 802-422-4274

Lastly, we have Okemo Mountain Resort located in Ludlow, VT. They have 48 trails open right Okemo-Mountainnow which is the most out of all of the Southern ski areas. Their average base is a minimum of 6″ with a maximum of 12″. All of their half pipe parks are currently open also.

Looking for place to stay while skiing Okemo? The Echo Lake Inn is offering a mid-week Stay and Ski Package which includes a lift ticket to Okemo Mountain.

For more information or to make reservations contact: Echo Lake Inn 
Ludlow, VT 05149, 802-228-8602

So what are you waiting for? Head up to Vermont for a day or even a weekend of what is sure to be some great skiing.

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