Top 10 Places For Snowboarding In Vermont, The USA

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Tucked away in the northeastern region of USA is the stunningly beautiful state of Vermont. Well-known for its lushly forested mountains, picturesque countryside, colonial history, maple syrup and dairy farms, the state attracts thousands of visitors each year. Farms, museums, historic homes and homesteads, quaint stores, and boutique shops selling everything from chocolates through ice cream to maple syrup can be found here. And forming the backbone of this beautiful state are its majestic mountains that transform into a paradise for snow sports enthusiasts in the winter. Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports here, especially with a large number of mountain resorts dotting the state. Terrains and trails suited to all levels of riders can be found at snowboarding spots like Sugarbush Resort, Killington Ski Area, Suicide Six, etc. For an amazing snowboarding experience, take a look at our recommendations of the top places for snowboarding in Vermont, the USA.

1. Stratton Mountain Resort

Posted by Stratton Mountain Resort on Monday, 3 February 2020

Said to be the birthplace of snowboarding, Stratton Mountain is the highest peak in southern Vermont that rises to an elevation of 3,875 feet (1,181 metres). Blanketed in pristine white deep snow in the winter, Stratton Mountain Resort offers unparalleled snowboarding terrain to riders. There are 11 lifts, 99 trails, and 4 terrain parks to explore, suitable for a range of skill levels - from novice to expert. Equipped with boxes, rails, and jumps, these terrains offer thrilling rides. Stratton Mountain Resort also hosts the annual snowboarding event, Vermont Open.

Stratton Mountain Resort

Address: 5 Village Lodge Rd, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155, United States

Website: Stratton Mountain Resort

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4pm

Price: 65 USD onwards

2. Pico Mountain Ski Resort

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Posted by Pico Mountain on Thursday, 30 January 2020

Located on the sides of Pico Peak in Vermont is Pico Mountain Ski Resort. It has 7 lifts and 57 trails to explore on 19 miles (30.5 kilometres) of magnificent terrain that is sure to delight even the most seasoned riders. With a vertical drop of 1,967 feet (600 metres) and 189 hectares (468 acres) of snow-covered land suitable for snowboarding, there are a variety of runs to choose from, like the Bonanza Learning area, the mile-long trail, Pike, Giant Killer for experienced riders and Gold Rush Terrain Park for freestyle snowboarders. Lessons for first-timers are also available here.

Pico Mountain Ski Resort

Address: 73 Alpine Dr, Mendon, VT 05701, United States

Website: Pico Mountain Ski Resort

Opening hours: Mon: 9am - 4pm; Thu - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4pm (closed on Tue & Wed)

Price: 85 USD onwards

3. Killington Ski Area

Ride more, worry less.

Posted by Killington Resort on Thursday, 23 January 2020

With seven different mountain areas like Skye, Ramshed, Snowdon, Bear Mountain, Sunrise Mountain, Pico Mountain, and Killington peaks, Killington Ski Area has been nicknamed ‘The Beast’. It features 212 trails and a vertical drop of 3,050 feet (930 metres) and the summit at 4,241 feet (1293 metres). Riders have access to 22 lifts and acres and acres of trails, from easy to extremely difficult. There is everything from base area learning zones to large freestyle zones here, along with lessons for all skill levels.

Killington Ski Area

Address: 3861 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751, United States

Website: Killington Ski Area

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm

Price: 90 USD onwards

4. Suicide Six

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Posted by Suicide Six Recreation Area on Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Known as the most family-friendly resort in Vermont, Suicide Six is situated in the Green Mountains and is one of the oldest ski areas in the USA. It offers world-class winter sports facilities where you can ski or snowboard in comfort and safety. It has three lifts and diverse terrain with 24 trails of varying difficulty levels, making it suitable for everyone - from beginners through families to advanced riders. Plus, private or group snowboarding lessons are available too.

Suicide Six

Address: 247 Stage Rd, South Pomfret, VT 05067, United States

Website: Suicide Six

Opening hours: 9am - 4pm (daily)

Price: 25 USD onwards

5. Magic Mountain Ski Area

Posted by Magic Mountain Ski Area on Saturday, 11 January 2020

Perched on the Glebe Mountain in Londonderry, Vermont is the Magic Mountain Ski Area. Featuring a 1,500 feet (457 metres) vertical drop and a summit elevation of 2,850 feet (868 metres), it provides a magnificent terrain for snowboarding. Riders can explore 39 trails that are easily accessed by six lifts. Trails suitable for all skill levels–beginner, intermediate, advanced, and expert–can be enjoyed here.

Magic Mountain Ski Area

Address: 495 Magic Mountain Acc, Londonderry, VT 05148, United States

Website: Magic Mountain Ski Area

Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

Price: 50 USD onwards

6. Sugarbush Resort

Posted by Sugarbush Resort on Saturday, 8 February 2020

One of the best ski and snowboarding areas in Vermont, Sugarbush Resort is home to two majestic mountains and six peaks. There are 28 snow-covered forested areas and 3 terrain parks plus the 2,000-acre (809 hectares) Slide Brook Basin in this resort offering plenty of snowboarding opportunities. Explore 111 trails that can be easily accessed by 16 lifts and are sure to provide a thrilling snowboarding experience to riders of all skill levels. Terrain for freestyle riding is available here as well.

Sugarbush Resort

Address: 102 Forest Dr, Warren, VT 05674, United States

Website: Sugarbush Resort

Price: 30 USD onwards

7. Bolton Valley

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Posted by Bolton Valley on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Bolton Valley in Vermont is a high mountain alpine ski village that provides ample opportunities to indulge in recreational winter activities, including snowboarding. It is surrounded by more than 5,000 acres (2,023 hectares) of pristine lands that are blanketed in snow each winter. A variety of backcountry trails, with varying degrees of difficulty, multiple lifts to take you to the peak and a vertical drop of 1,704 feet (519 metres) will ensure that you have an awesome time snowboarding here. Additionally, night snowboarding is also available at Bolton Valley.

Bolton Valley

Address: 4302 Bolton Valley Access Rd, Richmond, VT 05477, United States

Website: Bolton Valley

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 9am - 10pm; Sun - Mon: 9am - 4pm

Price: 70 USD onwards

8. Stowe Mountain Resort

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Posted by Stowe Mountain Resort on Wednesday, 29 January 2020

With access two mountains, including the highest peak in Vermont, Mount Mansfield, Stowe Mountain Resort is a popular snowboarding spot for locals. There are 116 trails on 485 acres (196 hectares) of snow-covered area and several lifts and gondola services are available to take you to the trails. The terrain at this resort covers all grades of difficulty - beginner, intermediate, and expert. Lessons for all rider levels can be taken at Stowe Mountain Resort.

Stowe Mountain Resort

Address: 5781 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672, United States

Website: Stowe Mountain Resort

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 7:30am - 4pm

Price: 123 USD onwards

9. Smugglers' Notch

Posted by Smugglers' Notch Resort on Friday, 31 January 2020

Comprising three interconnected mountains, Madonna, Sterling and Morse, Smugglers’ Notch offers 1,000 acres (404 hectares) of amazing terrain suitable for snowboarding. Interconnected by lifts, all the three mountains have terrain consisting of wooded glades, racecourses, 78 fabulous trails, and six terrain parks. Experience everything from gentle slopes to thrilling steeps and bump runs that will keep you on the edge at all times! Learning terrain, intermediate trails, and expert runs are available on mountains of Smugglers’ Notch.

Smugglers' Notch

Address: 4323 VT-108, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, United States

Website: Smugglers’ Notch

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm

Price: 43 USD onwards

10. Bromley Mountain

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Posted by Bromley Mountain on Friday, 31 January 2020

As New England’s only southward facing slope, Bromley Mountain offers softer snow and sun-drenched snowboarding experiences to riders. Equipped with nine different lifts designed to take you to any of the 47 trails suited for snowboarding, Bromley Mountain is an awesome spot to practice your riding skills. A variety of terrain adapted to all levels of ability is available here and covers about 178 acres (72 hectares) of snowboarding-friendly lands.

Bromley Mountain

Address: 3984 Vermont Rt. 11, Peru, VT 05152

Website: Bromley Mountain

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 8:30am - 4pm

Price: 74 USD onwards

Fun in the snow in Vermont

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There is more to Vermont than maple syrup, dairy farms, apples and beautiful countryside. Its snow-covered mountains are a playground for snowboarding enthusiasts. For an amazing snowboarding experience here, ensure that you consult our list of the top places for snowboarding in Vermont, the USA.

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